Co-op and Community; Your Pathway to Success

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‘Success’ means something different to every individual. So whatever it means to you, Cornerstone is dedicated to getting you there. That is what ‘success’ means to us.

We work closely with our students on an individual level, to encourage them to reach their full potential.

Some of our students will progress to study an MBA, or perhaps continue to find work and a professional career in Canada.

But all will definitely make great friends, have unforgettable experiences and most importantly; gain industry knowledge in a new culture.

There are many pathways that you could take here in Canada to gain skills, experience, qualifications and a job with a good salary.

It may feel a little overwhelming and you might not know where to start.


So what are the advantages of choosing an international community college like Cornerstone? How can we help you?

Cost, quality, and opportunities for progression are probably the first things that you think about. But here are a few more ideas that could point you in the right direction:

It is a fast-track route to working in Canada

Our co-op diplomas will see you in paid, full-time employment from as early as 4 or 6 months on our Hospitality Management or International Business Management diploma, or 12 months for other courses such as Web and Mobile App Development.

During your studies, you could even find a part-time work to support yourself and integrate in to working life here in Vancouver, Canada.

Cornerstone is an International Career College that welcomes over 35 different nationalities

Don’t worry. Cornerstone can offer an ESL course before you start your diploma.

The team of experienced ESL teachers understands that every student has different personal goals and they will teach and support you to develop all the language skills you need to reach those goals.

You will feel confident and prepared to take the next step in your studies and working life.

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It’s affordable

Diploma programs here is at CICCC are much cheaper than public college and universities.

The quality of teaching and support is high and the price is competitive.

We do not compromise when it comes it supporting our students – in fact, the level of support is our priority and our staff offer experienced advice and direction.

Personalized support from our staff

Our class sizes are small enough that you will have a lot of attention from your instructor in class, to give you the best learning experience.

Our friendly and approachable Student Advisors will also work with you on a one-to-one level to guide and support you, right from the moment you contact us.

Our hard-working Student Advisors speak Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Cantonese, French and Turkish. They have specialist experience and knowledge about the options available to you as an international student.

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However, our most special and unique member of staff is Milo. He will invite you to play with him the moment you walk through the door and make you smile with his adorable tricks.

Find out more about Milo HERE

Achieve a university degree

After completing your diploma at Cornerstone, you may have the option to transfer your credits to one of our partner institutions.

Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC), Vancouver Community College (Vancouver, BC), Les Roches International School of Hotel Management (Canton of Valais, Switzerland), and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (Leura, Australia and Sydney, Australia).

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Apply your knowledge and skills directly

When you start full-time work in your co-op placement, you will use the skills that you have developed at Cornerstone directly in a Canadian work environment.

Our instructors come directly from their own professions.

They are excited to share real-life experience and develop your skills, to prepare yours for great job opportunities.

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Try something new

Maybe you have always dreamt of traveling to a different country; to immerse yourself in the culture and language.

Maybe you want to try a career change and jump out of your comfort zone.

Whether you want to challenge yourself with a technology-based diploma or take it to the next level with a management qualification, we can find something to suit you.

By joining an international community college, you will have the best support network of like-minded people.

Your success really is our priority and we are excited to be a part of every student’s journey, whatever that may be.

If you would like to know how you can join Cornerstone, contact us at, or find us on Facebook.

We want to hear from you!

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