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Welcome to the School of Global Access

We provide leadership in the integration and advancement of immigrants into Canadian society through English language learning, career advancement, intercultural awareness, and global citizenship. The foundation for success has been built and the motivation to innovate is stronger than ever.

Every year, the School of Global Access at Bow Valley College successfully introduces over 3700 learners to language and workplace skills training programs. From this extensive work, we have conducted research, developed curricula and delivered training to assist practitioners, employers, and learners within our community and around the globe. We are a leader in the development of award-winning programs and learning resources that assist in the delivery of workplace, language, and intercultural competency training.

We are a national leader in social innovation. We support immigrants in achieving their aspirations, we celebrate the advantage of diversity, and we maximize immigrant contributions to Canada's social and economic vibrancy.

Click below to explore an online version of the 2018 School of Global Access viewbook. 

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What's New

ELL instructors can use this resource to assist newcomers to Canada in finding and retaining entry-level positions in the food services industry. This resource focuses on workplace communication, with an emphasis on speaking and listening. This project is funded by the Alberta Government.

This resource identifies strategies and skills among successful immigrants. It includes a series of audio conversations with immigrants who are flourishing in Canada. This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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Stories from the BlogView Centre blog

English Language Learning

Here to Help: Workplace communication skills for food services

June 22, 2018

I like that it's specifically designed to address needs of the job market. The starting point was talking to employers and finding out what they need from our students. - Instructor

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Online LINC
English Language Learning

Online LINC

June 18, 2018

To meet the ever-changing needs of our learners, the School of Global Access began a project to develop LINC training online through Bow Valley College’s official learning management system, Brightspace by D2L.

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Post-TESL Certificate Program
English Language Learning

Post-TESL Certificate Program

June 14, 2018

The School of Global Access is undertaking a pilot project to create post-TESL courses for ELL practitioners.

All Alberta ELL practitioners are invited to participate in these upcoming professional development courses:

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CRTP Career Tips for Internationally Trained Professionals
Career Advancement

CRTP Career Tips for Internationally Trained Professionals

June 11, 2018

The following blog was written by Laurel Madro, Program Coordinator of the Corporate Readiness Training Program.

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Immigration Practitioner Celebration Event
Career Advancement

Immigration Practitioner Celebration Event

June 7, 2018

The following blog was written by Christine Burke, Business Development Officer at the School of Global Access.

On April 19th, 2018 the Immigration Practitioner Certificate Program hosted the Celebration of Achievement and program completion of the two 2017 classes.

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Upcoming Events View all

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Diversity Games 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday June 28, 2018

Diversity Games 2018

9:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday July 11, 2018

Stampede Line Dancing

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday July 25, 2018

ICan Crew: Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

7:30am to 4:00pm

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