Halifax Language Institute of Canada is a dynamic English school located in Halifax, the capital city of Canada’s easternmost province, Nova Scotia, and in Mi’Kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

We provide authentic and experiential language learning opportunities that will improve students proficiency, confidence, fluency, and accuracy, so that they may better reach their goals in a personal, academic, and/or professional capacity. Community outreach, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice are at the core of our values, and practiced within our curriculum.

Our professional, caring and highly qualified teachers will go the extra mile to help you reach your language goals. Beyond the classroom, you’ll experience the rich culture, long history and breathtaking nature of our province through exciting field trips and activities


Our mission is to provide students with unique communication programs that improve their confidence, fluency and accuracy in English. We strive to equip our students with the skills to thrive personally, academically and professionally.

Our students learn in a student-centered classroom environment where each student’s unique strengths, preferences and learning style are recognized and valued. Students are also taught through a task-based learning approach which allows them to practice their language skills in real-life situations, visiting sites in the city and engaging with the local community. We prioritize collaborating with various nonprofits throughout the province through volunteerism and fundraising, ensuring our students feel a sense of connectedness with their new home, beyond the school setting. The combination of these methodologies help students feel empowered about their education, living abroad, and positive about the language learning process.


HLIC is accredited by Languages Canada, a governing body that is recognised throughout the country and internationally. HLIC is dedicated to upholding the high education standards Languages Canada puts forth.

HLIC is licensed by the Province of Nova Scotia and is a designated learning institution on the Canadian Government CIC website. As such, we maintain the standard of education and follow the the rules and regulations established.

  1. Language Schools Act
  2. Language Schools General Regulations
  3. Language School Accreditation and Accountability Regulations

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Halifax Language Institute Of Canada