"Brand is more important than profit"
Jonathan Kolber has an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science at the University of Toronto. He is the co-founder and President of Canada’s largest English language School: ILAC – (International Language Academy of Canada) and ILAC International College. With locations in both Toronto and Vancouver, ILAC has recruited over 150,000 international students. ILAC has the largest Pathways Program in Canada. They place 1500 students in Canadian Universities and Colleges each year. ILAC brings diversity to the Canadian university sector by recruiting students Russia, Ukraine, South America, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Taiwan, Japan, Kazakhstan and many other countries.
“Women are the greatest untapped source of talent in the world”, said Jonathan Kolber, ILAC’s Founder and Co-President, as he accepted the Mentor of the Year and Enlightened Employer Awards at the Women in International Education Awards 2017 by Lead5050.
ILAC DONATES $2,500 TO THE 2016 TOY MOUNTAIN DRIVE
“Giving feels better than receiving,” said Alexa Kolber, Jonathan Kolber’s 8-year-old daughter after handing a plush Unicorn to
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
ILAC RECEIVES HIGHER EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA
The International Language Academy of Canada was honoured to receive the Higher Education Achievement Award by the Right Honourable John N. Turner.
The award was bestowed at the Aging-In Conference “Emerging trends in Higher Education”, where the challenges and opportunities of the ageing population and new education models were discussed among other topics.
Jonathan Kolber, Founder and Co-President of ILAC, and Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Founder of the Daughters for Life Foundation, talk live on CP24 Toronto's Breaking News about recent initiatives to help Syrian women continue their education in Canada and expand their horizons.
CANADA PARTNERSHIP FORUM | VANCOUVER 2019
ILAC has always been a pioneer in university and college pathways by sending students to higher education programs after the language program with ILAC. We thought it was a natural extension to create the Canada Partnership Forum and provide our agents with an opportunity to create meaningful interactions and partnerships of their own
ILAC WINS STUDYTRAVEL LEADING STAR AWARD 2018
“We want to thank everybody for making the industry so much fun to work in,” said Jonathan Kolber, ILAC Co-Founder. “It was a really big surprise because of the diversity of the competitors.”
HOW STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE RESPONDING TO ZERO-TECH IN THE CLASSROOM
Teachers have been the most enthusiastic advocates of the pilot project and immediately noticed how removing cell phones in the class had a direct increase in English usage, attention and communication with other students.
THE ELEPHANT IN THE CLASSROOM
This is the elephant in the “classroom”: Technology is distracting students from learning. That same elephant is preventing students from gaining essential communication skills that they need in order to succeed in the world.
That’s why classrooms should be a place where students make human connections and build soft skills such as communication, empathy and leadership. Soft skills affect interpersonal interactions and enable students to succeed in the workplace and in life in general. It’s going to take a long time before machines will have the emotional intelligence or cross-cultural competency. Regardless of the profession, communication and interpersonal skills will always be an essential skill.
JONATHAN KOLBER TALKS ABOUT CANADA, THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY, AT CBIE 2014
It’s a great honour to address this group,” said Jonathan Kolber. “As most of you know, at ILAC we are great supporters of Canadian higher education and we recruit university students from over 70 countries.
This year we hope to pass the target of recruiting 1000 students to your fine institutions. We couldn’t do it without our academic pathway team, and more importantly, without the quality of the education Canadian institutions offer.
ILAC WINS TOP CHOICE AWARD 8 YEARS IN A ROW
The award is presented by an international marketing research company that collects customer satisfaction surveys and honours the top choices in various fields.
As our academic pathway students consistently accumulate extraordinary academic achievements at ILAC’s 60+ partner universities and colleges throughout Canada, Top Choice has recognized the ILAC program as the best university and college preparation program in Canada.
“We are very happy to have won this award,” says Jonathan Kolber
JOHN TORY HOLDS SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH ILAC STUDENTS AND GRADUATES
“We are very pleased to introduce the mayoral candidates to our students, graduates and staff,” said ILAC Executive Director Jonathan Kolber. “We care deeply about Toronto and we want our community know them in person. These are thousands of teachers, Canadian homestay families, and ILAC graduates who have become new immigrants.”
It started as a dream by ILAC founders Jonathan Kolber and Ilan Cohen: to create an international student village in Toronto that would provide an outstanding and authentic community experience.
“Students come to Canada to experience the language and culture – not to sit on their cell phones,” says Jonathan Kolber, co-founder of ILAC. “ILAC is all about creating an authentic human connection by providing immersive learning opportunities for international students in and outside the classroom.”
CANADIAN SCHOOL ILAC ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TURKISH WOMEN
“This initiative supports our agents and students in Turkey who have helped put ILAC on the map,” says Kolber. “It is a privilege to give back to one of our biggest and most dynamic markets.”