History, Affiliations and Rankings
LaSalle College was founded in 1959 in the LaSalle borough of Montreal, Quebec by the fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin. The first LaSalle College International opened in Casablanca, Morocco, and the second one opened in Vancouver in 1998. LaSalle College is Canada’s largest fashion school and is a truly "creative ecosystem." It is also the largest bilingual College of North America. The College is academically affiliated with Colleges and Institutes, Canada (ACCC) and the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). LaSalle College is also a member of the LCI Education network, which has a presence on 5 continents and trains more than 17,000 students from around the world each year. The College is known to promote international mobility and exposure through its International partner institutions across 5 continents.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
LaSalle College has two campuses in Montreal and Laval, both of which are modern infrastructures equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Innovative technology such as, VFX Games, Clothing Technology laboratory, Techno Espace, allow students of all courses to innovate and experiment as part of their curriculums. The College offers over 60 pre-university, technical and professional programs and is the largest bilingual College in North America. At LaSalle, you can study in English, French or in both languages. The college is structured into 5 Schools, which are - Fashion, Arts & Design, Hotel Management & Tourism, Business & Technologies, Social Sciences & Education and VFX & Game Design. The College is part of the Quebec Educational System and grants three types of diplomas: Pre-university and Technical programs (DEC), Continuing Education and Technical programs – (AEC) and Vocational Training (DVS or DEP in French).
Accomplishments and Alumni
LaSalle College is Canada’s largest Fashion School, and the largest bilingual school in North America. In 2013, New York-based fashion blog Fashionista.com ranked LaSalle College #33 in the Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World. In 2014, LaSalle College students earned 4 out of the 5 prizes awarded at the Télio Design Competition (A Quebec-based, wholesale textiles distributor). Students and graduates of LaSalle College have exclusive access to Portfolios, a social platform that showcases their accomplishments, their expertise and their creativity. Notable alumni from LaSalle College include the likes of, Denis Gagnon (Montreal fashion designer), Travis Taddeo (Canadian fashion designer), Anastasia Radevich (Montreal avant-garde fashion designer) and Mike Derderian and Gianni Falcone (Canadian fashion-brand partners).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
LaSalle College is the largest private bilingual college in North America. It has built an international reputation to match the scale of its ambitions. The College celebrates open-mindedness and cultural diversity on its campus and the multicultural setting allows the students to develop global perspectives. Today, the school’s population includes almost 40% international students coming from more than 110 different countries. The top companies that hire graduates from LaSalle College are - Desjardins, Air Canada, National Bank of Canada, ALDO Group and SSENSE.