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 When we started

Gilmore College was incorporated in 1989 by a high school teacher, Zenaida Ferry, who was a graduate of the University of the Philippines, McGill University and Concordia University, and has an extensive working experience in four different businesses before becoming a business education teacher in the Montreal Catholic School Commission.

Gilmore College International was originally named Gilmore Business Institute which was designed to be a school devoted to the total development of an individual as well as to create a learning environment that promotes and enhances a person's potential to succeed in his/her personal and professional life.

Gilmore opened its doors to the public on November 1, 1989. It was first operated with an education permit, giving personal self-improvement courses such as Image & Personality Development, Executive Secretarial Skills, Stress Management, Languages, until 1995 when its college permit was granted, authorizing it to offer Collegial Level Programmes (A.E.C.) such as: Office Systems Technology, and Office Automation and Accounting until 2001.

Where we are today

  We celebrated the 25th year of Gilmore College foundation on November 1, 2014, the exact date in 1989 when it opened its doors to the public. It was also the first time that a masquerade ball was used as the theme of the party that was held at a popular place, the Hellenic Community Center on Wilderton Avenue in Montreal. The Philippine Ambassador to Canada was the guest of honor and speaker, Hon. Petronila Garcia. Other government leaders present were Hon. Helene David, Quebec’s Minister of Culture, Mr. Marvin Rotrand, NDG Councillor of the CDN/NDG Borough, Montreal English School Board Commissioner Elie Ysrael. Everyone was elegantly dressed with beautiful masks. It was indeed a night to remember.

For the school year 2016-2017, the College hopes to resume offering credit programs in webpage design and accounting but it will still continue to offer self-improvement courses such as PAB/PSW (nursing aide), Early Childhood Education, Small Business Management, second language courses in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish and Filipino. It has an up-to-date computer lab for courses such as keyboarding, Microsoft Office, Sage Simply Accounting, and interest courses such as fashion photography and video production.

Staffed by a highly qualified and dedicated teachers
Gilmore College International is becoming better known as time goes on. Prospective employers are constantly calling to offer jobs to its graduates. Its students come from different cultural groups thus creating a student body which helps promote international goodwill and understanding among nations of the world. The prospect of having a similar private college in other places is being considered as expansion plans are being developed in the near future in collaboration with other educational organizations abroad.