ICS Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of our students through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and credentials that can help them work toward their goals of advancing in their chosen field, starting a new career, or pursuing lifelong learning.
The mission is supported by an admissions policy that allows students with appropriate prior education to enroll in programs without regard to race, religion, gender, age, color, national origin, or physical disability.
The school regularly assesses fulfillment of its mission and achievement of its institutional goals through ongoing studies of student learning, measurement of student satisfaction, and evaluation of career outcomes of graduates.
In 1890, a newspaperman named Thomas J. Foster was one of the first to recognize that working adults with ambition needed a convenient way to learn advanced skills. He developed a distance-learning method in order to help anthracite coal miners become mine superintendents and foremen.
By 1894, in addition to the U.S. and Canada, the International Correspondence School was enrolling students in Mexico, British America, and Australia. The school became a stunning success virtually overnight, enrolling more than a quarter of a million students in its first decade. By 1920, ICS opened its Canadian division, known today as ICS Canada.
As the world's leader in at-home education, ICS has maintained a tradition of excellence for more than 100 years. We're proud of our history and excited about our future. We look forward to helping you become a successful part of our next century of learning and accomplishment.