LaSalle College

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Coordinates: 45°29′29.68″N 73°35′2.46″W / 45.4915778°N 73.5840167°W / 45.4915778; -73.5840167

To be distinguished from La Salle College.
LaSalle College/Montreal
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Motto The heart of our international network of 23 schools
Established 1959
Type College
Religious affiliation Non-Denominational
Students International & Local
Undergraduates Pre-university, Technical
Postgraduates Not available
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Campus Urban
Colours blue      & orange
Affiliations ACCC, CCAA, CBIE

LaSalle College is a Canadian private college offering both vocational and pre-university programs.

LaSalle College also offers a dual college diploma in Social Sciences and Creative Arts where students complete one trimester in China and examine global issues through Western and Asian paradigms.

Also known for their high-caliber programs in fashion, LaSalle College boasts an impressive roster of successful fashion graduates.


LaSalle College was founded in 1959 by Jean-Paul Morin. His goal was to give the Quebec population at the time new career opportunities by receiving education directly from experts. For this Canadian entrepreneur, quality education meant offering programs that met industry demands. The very first program offered was a secretarial course. The highest form of success was when his graduates were able to directly apply their acquired skill set in the workplace.


  • 1959: Founder, Jean-Paul Morin opens LaSalle Commercial College in Ville LaSalle and offers secretarial training.
  • 1963: Jean-Paul Morin sets a trend by taking initiative: his college is the very first to hold an “open house”.
  • 1966: Designed by professors of the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York, LaSalle College launches their very own Fashion Marketing program.

In collaboration with Delta Airlines, LaSalle College launches its very own Airline Services program.

  • 1970: A placement service is put in place for graduates of LaSalle College.

LaSalle College paves their path as the first educational establishment to offer training in fashion technologies.

  • 1971: In collaboration with the Hotel Sheraton, LaSalle College launches its very own Hotel Management program.
  • 1973: LaSalle College receives the status of “collegial establishment” from the ministère de l’Éducation du Québec.

L’Ecole de mode du LaSalle College is born. The three-year Fashion Design program is launched whereby graduates receive a diploma of collegial studies (DEC)

  • 1977: The ministere de l’ Éducation du Québec recognizes LaSalle College as the “Centre specialisé de la mode”
  • 1984: College Inter-Dec opens, offering programs in aesthetics and computer science.
  • 1988: Jean-Paul Morin retires.
  • 1989: The first LaSalle College International opens in Casablanca, Morocco.
  • 1990: The Foundation de la Mode de Montréal was created to support training and research in the fashion industry.
  • 1995: l’École supérieure de mode de Montréal (ÉSMM) is created in partnership with l’Université de Québec à Montréal offering a bachelor’s degree in fashion design and management
  • 1996: The resto-bar Le Fuchsia opens and acts as a laboratory for the International School of Hotel Management and Tourism.

The Montréal International Language Centre (MILC) is created providing courses in English and French as a second language as long with seven other foreign languages 1998: LaSalle College International opens in Vancouver, BC.

  • 2000: LaSalle College opens an e-learning school and invests in developing online learning solutions.
  • 2010: UXIBUS is launched, a website designed for graduates to showcase their work, search for jobs and where employers can browse through profiles to find potential candidates.


LaSalle College has five schools under its banner, each specializing in their respective industries:

  • International School of Fashion, Arts and Design
  • International School of Hotel Management and Tourism
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International School of Business and Technologies
  • School of Online Learning


LaSalle College offers over 60 programs to choose from, taught mostly by teachers who are professionals in their respective field.

All programs are designed by field experts and a strong emphasis is placed on gaining professional experience before graduating. Most programs have an integrated internship that is required to graduate. Students can also take part in work/study programs that allows them to experience a paid internship during the summer months.

The College is part of the Quebec educational system and grants 3 types of diplomas:

  • Pre-university and technical programs – DEC: A diploma of college studies (DEC) can either give a student access to university or the job market.
  • Continuing education and technical programs – AEC: An attestation of college studies (AEC) serves to reorient one’s career or quickly acquire a skill set applicable in the job market.
  • Vocational training – DVS: A diploma of vocational studies (DVS or DEP in French) is a diploma that prepares students for direct employment.

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