Vancouver Travel Planner, Student and Tourist Guide

Local Students

With the many excellent schools in Vancouver, local students needn’t look far. The Vancouver area and the West Coast are home to many public and private high schools, community colleges and technical insitutes, career training programs and university degree-granting institutions. As well, Vancouver offers Adult Graduation programs and continuing education, so that skills can be upgraded for better marketability in the hot Vancouver job market.

Secondary Schools

Secondary schools are governed by school districts, and the Vancouver School Board is the second largest in British Columbia. The BC High School Diploma is issued upon successful completion of Grade 12 and is accepted as official documentation for entry into colleges and universities in Canada and in most countries, together with other specified entry requirements, such as GMAT, GRE, GPA, etc. These are institution-dependent and must be checked before applying.

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Post-Secondary Institutions

UBC, SFU, and UVic, Royal Roads, University Canada West in Victoria, and Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo – just to mention a few – offer superb undergraduate and graduate programs. The community colleges offer university transfer programs, diploma and certificate programs, and non-credit programs for adults. The quality of education is excellent in Canada in general, and offers something for everyone. BCIT is an outstanding example of how post-secondary education can be aligned with industry needs, and every year boasts thousands of career-ready graduates in a broad range of fields.

Other for-credit post-secondary education includes career training and vocational institutes, of which there is variety that offers something for everyone. Learn to be a master chef, a computer programmer or a tourism expert at these fine insitutions.

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Adult Education

A strong advantage of studying in Vancouver is the fact that you have options. Many adults need or want to upgrade their education, but without going through the formal school system.

For adults who were unable to complete their high school diploma but would like to, there is the Adult Graduation Program. This fast-tracks completion of the Grade 12 diploma, and offers options that do not require traditional classroom training. It is offered through most school districts, as well as many community colleges. More on Adult Education Program….

Continuing Education

Students and working adults have the chance to continue studying while working or under other obligations with the continuing education programs. More to follow on these programs.

Distance Education

Coming – look back to this space for information.


If coming from outside of the Vancouver area, there are many accommodation options for students well. More on accommodations in Vancouver….

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