Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) West

CanIL West is hosted at Trinity Western University (Langley, British Columbia, Canada) and CanIL East is hosted at Tyndale University College (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

CanIL offers a full range of SIL courses year round for undergraduate and graduate credit. These can be transferred into many degree programs across North America or taken as part of the programs offered at CanIL. B.A. degrees in Linguistics are offered through Trinity Western University (TWU) and Tyndale University College. The M.A. in Linguistics is also offered through Trinity Western University. A Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation is offered through ACTS Seminaries on the campus of TWU. CanIL provides linguistics courses for TWU, Tyndale and ACTS. The CanIL faculty have excellent qualifications and field experience. 

Students may attend subsequent summer terms at CanIL to complete SIL pre-field training for some roles and a variety of short training tracks are available.

The summer and degree programs at CanIL focus on strong community, mentorship and training trainers. Teaching assistant positions are available to those qualified. Generous financial aid is also available.


The primary language of instruction for this program is English.

Courses in this program can be taken apart from the degree.

This program prepares students to begin functioning in the following role(s) in language work:

Degrees offered


Phone Number:
1-888-513-2129, ext. 3945 (Admissions)
1-604-513-2128 (fax)
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