British Columbia offers high-quality and accessible post-secondary education. From universities and colleges to on-the-job trades training, B.C.'s educational system has a wide variety of schools, programs and career paths that can help you to achieve your goals. Alternatives to traditional education, such as apprenticeships, offer an excellent option if you're interested in a career in the trades.
Finding Your Career Path
Career Pathfinder is a visual tool that cross-references educational programs with the jobs that graduates of those programs are working in. It is also possible to search by job title to see the educational programs that are required of that occupation.
The Ministry of Advanced Education website is full of valuable resources that can help with selecting a program of study, choosing the right institution, financing your education and more.
British Columbia's wide range of post-secondary institutions consists of universities, colleges and institutes, providing unique educational opportunities whatever your academic interests may be.
Use the Education Planner to find suitable programs in each type of institution. Select an option from the list of institutions, then go to the right column and find Program Search, where you can search for programs based on factors such as subject area, type of credential or apprenticeship. Once you've made your selections, the search will show you all the programs that match your request.
B.C. currently has more than 100 apprentice trade programs offering career opportunities. If you're interested in pursuing a trade, the Industry Training Authority website is the place to go for on-the-job training options.
Co-operative Education is another way of getting hands-on training as a student. You can look up which institutions have co-op programs and find out how to apply at the Association for Co-operative Education.