Education in British Columbia

Services gouvernementaux

BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology and Responsible for Multiculturalism – Government site with information and list of resources for post-secondary and adult education.

BC Ministry of Education – Government site with information and list of resources for public education (children and youth). 

International Credentials

Learn Live BC – List of links to specific BC college and university international offices.  

Canadian Information Centre For International Credentials – Collects, organizes and distributes information in regards to recognition of educational and occupational qualifications. It does not grant or assess qualifications, but rather promotes and provides information in this area. 

Services mondiaux d'éducation – Established in 1974, WES is a not-for-profit organization specializing in foreign credential evaluation. Their major purpose is to facilitate the integration of internationally educated individuals into the employment and education environment of their newly adopted country. 

Skills Training


Welcome BC-Skills Connect for Immigrants – Skills Connect for Immigrants is a practical program that can help you find the perfect employment fit. 



Welcome BC-Learn English – Overview of English as a Second Language services in BC with links for specific programs.

Canadian Language Benchmarks – The Learner Gateway for the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) provides an overview of Canada’s national language assessment system.

CELPIP – Designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for those applying to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Workers Class, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and under various Provincial Nominee Programs.

IELTS – IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by 7000 organizations worldwide.

TOEIC – Provides the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), the world’s leading English test with more than three million tests administered each year. Take the TOEIC test and include your score on your resume when job hunting.

College and University – Comprehensive listing of universities and colleges in Canada. Also contains scholarship and career information as well as virtual tours of selected schools.

CanLearn – CanLearn provides Canadians with the information and services they need to decide what and where to study and how to cover the costs. The site aims to provide all the necessary resources (from interactive planning tools to information about savings programs, student loans, and scholarships) to Canadians facing important decisions when saving for, selecting and financing their post-secondary education. This is a Government of Canada site.

The Directory of Canadian Universities – Lists all universities (and degree-offering colleges) in Canada and courses offered. Includes information for foreign students.

Daycare, Primary and Secondary Schools


Welcome BC-Find Help Taking Care of Your Children – Overview of childcare services available in BC, how to find a childcare provider and how to apply for subsidies/tax credits.

Daycare Bear: The Canadian Childcare Providers Information Network – listings of childcare providers across Canada.