Find application information for your program below!

Which Program Interests You Most?

Canada Institute of Linguistics partners with Trinity Western University and ACTS Seminaries in Langley, BC, and with  Tyndale University in Toronto, ON. Through these partnerships, CanIL serves as the Linguistics Department for each university. Read on to determine how to apply for the program that interests you!

 Non-Degree Programs:

  • Summer@CanIL: You’re in the right place for the application – just scroll down!
  • Training Tracks or Casual Studies: If you’re interested in a Training Track or just a few specific courses, email for more information OR fill out the Tell Me More! web form. There are many ways to do casual studies, so we’d like to help you pick the one that works best for you.

Undergraduate Programs:

Graduate Programs:

*Before beginning a Master’s degree at CanIL, students must have four (4) specific prerequisite courses in Linguistics.  Regardless of whether your undergraduate degree was in Linguistics or another discipline, it’s likely you will need to complete some (or all) of these four courses before beginning a Master’s program at CanIL. It is very important that you check to see if you need to complete these prerequisites. Please email us at to ask about which prerequisites you need before starting a graduate program. Our Summer@CanIL program is designed to help you take these courses! Most of our students take their prerequisites simultaneously during the Summer and then start their Master’s degrees in the Fall.

Apply for Summer@CanIL 2021

Summer is the optimal time to join the CanIL family! The Summer@CanIL program is when most students begin at CanIL, either with individual courses for interest, or courses for transfer back to their educational institution. These may be elective credits, the start of a non-degree Training Track, or prerequisites for graduate studies at CanIL and its partner organizations. Summer@CanIL is usually hosted by Canada Institute of Linguistics at Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, BC. In light of COVID-19, Summer 2020 was held fully online, and we currently expect Summer 2021 will be fully online as well.

In 2021, the Summer@CanIL program will run from June 14, 2021 through  August 13, 2021. There will be a mandatory (virtual) New Student Orientation the weekend before classes begin.

Apply for Summer 2021  

You may review the Summer admissions requirements and application steps here.

CanIL reviews applications and supporting documents as they are received. Due to the high number of anticipated applications, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, particularly if you are an international applicant.

PROGRAM DELIVERY: All courses will be offered online and will be accessible to students regardless of their time zone. If the COVID and Immigration context is such that students are able to come to CanIL and experience in-person community-building (following health protocols), accepted students will be welcome to join us on our CanIL West campus. If you are not  able to come in person, CanIL will still be providing excellent online courses, and will do all that we can to support community-building with our online students.

Want to take classes at CanIL, but can’t come in the Summer?

Send us an email at to tell us about your circumstances. If you are interested in a Master’s program or Training Track, Summer is always the ideal entrance semester. Doing prerequisites for an MA, or starting a Training Track, in the Fall instead of the Summer will disrupt the structured course sequence. We recognize that this is sometimes necessary.

Fill out the Fall/Spring application IF:

  • You need MA prerequisites, but the Summer is not an option for you
  • You want to start a Training Track, but the Summer is not an option for you
  • You want to take courses for interest or transfer credit, and the course is not available in the Summer semester OR Summer is not an option for you
  • You are resuming casual (non-degree) studies at CanIL after a time away

Please note that all Spring 2021 courses will be held online. See Latest CanIL COVID-19 Response Information for more information.

To apply for Spring 2021 classes at CanIL, click here: Fall/Spring Application.

We look forward to receiving your application and working with you in the Admissions process.