The centre is a former ELS school in downtown Vancouver, with managing director of ELS Canada, John Becker, joining Bayswater to take on the role of managing director for three schools in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary.
“We are delighted to add Vancouver to our list of destinations,” Stephan Roussounis, MD of Bayswater Education.
“Many of our partners have historically sent to Eurocentres Vancouver and we are excited to be able to add this destination to our portfolio again. We will now transition the school to Bayswater Vancouver and further extend our portfolio of destinations and courses to our partners.”
The acquisition of the school in British Columbia’s most populous city comes after ELS and ILSC consolidated most ELS students and staff in Canada into ILSC schools, following a merger in early 2022.
ELS Vancouver will be rebranded to Bayswater Vancouver, and no previous ELS students or agents will transfer as part of the latest agreement.
“Canada goes from strength to strength as a desirable international study destination”
“Canada goes from strength to strength as a desirable international study destination and I’m thrilled to join Bayswater at an exciting time in their journey,” added John Becker, MD of Bayswater Canada.
With acquisitions of Eurocentres in 2020 and three Stafford House schools in 2021, Bayswater now offers 10 destinations in five countries for language courses, professional certificates and diplomas.
Minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, Sean Fraser, lauded the importance of languages providers in Canada at the recently Languages Canada conference in March.
“The opportunity to bring in young people and provide them with the language training they need will help solve this demographic problem in Canada,” he told delegates from the country’s language education sector.
Before the pandemic in 2019, the sector generated $6.7 billion in export revenues and created 75,000 jobs, calculations from Languages Canada have shown.