Canada Institute of Linguistics

Canada Institute of Linguistics

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You have the most powerful words in the world. Share them! Learn to translate God’s Word for languages without the Bible.

Why Canada Institute of Linguistics?

For over thirty years, CanIL has been training mission-minded students with a heart to end Bible poverty for the millions of minority language speakers around the world. Our team of field- experienced faculty teach students linguistic tools that will help them make a lasting impact for people around the world.


CanIL is not just a school, it’s a family made up of mission-minded students, teachers and staff. In addition to our regular weekly extracurricular activities, each month we enjoy sharing a meal together while listening to stories told by visiting alumni from all over the world. Students and staff also have opportunities to share their latest research during academic colloquiums.

Internships in Bible Translation

Apply what you have learned and further explore serving in Bible translation – intern in a field project with Wycliffe or another Bible translation organization. Earn credits toward your degree at the same time. Financial awards available.

Visit, then contact our admissions team now to start a conversation. We will walk with you through the process.

“CanIL linguistics training offers an incredible program in a close-knit community. I’m so glad I came, and I feel well prepared for linguistic analysis and Bible translation!”  — Kylie W, MA Linguistics Program

School Overview

Student Population: 120
Student-Faculty Ratio: 15-20
Degrees Offered: Bachelors, Masters, Training Tracks
Affiliation: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Type of School: University/Graduate School
Founding Date: 1985


Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition (per 3 credit hours amount): Program Dependent
Scholarships Available: Yes

Campus Life

Student Jobs: Yes
Varsity Sports: Yes
Campus Library: Yes

Additional Info

Online Courses: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes

Contact Info

Location: Langley, BC
Phone: 1-800-513-2129