Ashton College

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Founded in 1998, Ashton College is a private, post-secondary educational institution, with campuses located in the cities of Vancouver and Abbotsford in British Columbia, Canada. The institution caters to both domestic and international students, with a focus on adult learners and continuing education programs.


Ashton College opens in March 1998.

Full-time programs are launched.

Ashton is granted permission to enroll students who qualify for Canadian and BC student loans.

The School of Part Time Studies opens and allows working adult students to qualify for professional designations. An internship program is developed and implemented.

Ashton moves to a new building to accommodate the 80% student enrollment increase.

An advisory board is appointed. The advisory board keeps the College up to date on current business trends, curriculum, and represents the college at certain functions.

Human Resources Management Diploma launches in both full-time and part-time formats.

The Immigration Consultant Diploma program launches. Ashton is one of five institutions and colleges in Canada who can deliver this program. Ashton programs expand across British Columbia (Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops) and also to Toronto and Halifax.

Red Deer, Alberta becomes the newest city to host an Ashton College part-time studies program.

Ashton now offers CGA levels 1, 2, and 3. Ashton College becomes a test centre site including hosting the University of Cambridge and Immigration Consulting National Examination. Ashton introduces a Career Services Office to help transition students into the job force.

Ashton College is praised by the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) for graduating the highest percentage of Immigration Consultant students in Canada. Four new programs are launched – the Certificate in International Legal English, the Certificate in Home Inspection, the Certificate in Accounting, and the Certificate in Human Resources. The School of Continuing Education opens and begins offering Continuing Professional Development courses.

Ashton launches designations in Registered Critical Insurance, the Credit Institute of Canada, and Canadian Payroll Association.

Ashton Alumni Association is formed.

Ashton College revolutionizes online learning by offering a variety of licensing, designation, preparatory and general programs live online, in an interactive classroom environment.

Ashton breaks ground on the new Prometric Test Centre.

The Prometric Test Centre opens and is awarded “silver” status. Ashton expands its own test centre. The number of online programs and courses are expanded.

Ashton launches additional preparation courses for licensing examinations in a variety of professions. Ashton launches additional online programs and introduces a new Online Learning Management System.

Ashton Abbotsford opens in June 2016. Launch of International Business Certificate & Diploma programs. Bookkeeping Certificate also becomes available for online learning.


Ashton College offers a full range of programs in a variety of different areas. The programs are offered as full-time and part-time formats, and offer both in class and online learning platforms to accommodate working professionals and distance learners.

Immigration Consulting[edit]

Ashton College's Immigration Consultant Diploma Program has gained national renown as the leading program in the field of immigration consulting. The program is offered to meet the education requirements for practising immigration consultants, and has a longstanding accreditation by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)

Other Programs[edit]

  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Dental
  • Home Inspection
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Sales & Marketing

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