VCC International

Why VCC?

Choosing the right college in Canada is a big decision and important investment in your future. Vancouver Community College has been providing high quality programs to Canadian and international students for 50 years. VCC's highly qualified faculty and dedicated team of support staff are committed to helping international students achieve their educational and career goals. 

Benefits of studying at VCC:

  • You will be joining one of the largest government-accredited colleges in B.C.
  • Develop job-ready and academic skills that can be applied in the real world. Our strong partnerships with business and industry ensure your training and skills are relevant and in demand
  • Learn from the best. Our instructors are highly qualified experts with real world experience in their fields of expertise. Many have won national awards
  • Small classes will ensure you get personal attention from your instructors and have the opportunity to interact with classmates
  • Free tutoring services are offered by professional and experienced tutors at VCC’s Learning Centres
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle in Vancouver - one of the most beautiful cities in the world
  • Our tuition fees are among the lowest among B.C public institutions
  • Choose from many career programs
  • Earn the opportunity to transfer your VCC credits to other educational institutions in Canada
  • Get a great job in Canada. Qualify for a work permit and learn about Canadian work practices, and strengthen your English and job skills


VCC Facts

What Students Say About VCC:

For 50 years, VCC has played a key role in helping industry meet its needs for highly skilled employees. Our graduate placement rates are among the highest in the province.


Graph chart of VCC International Facts.

Data extracted from a 5-year average (2007-2011) B.C. Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate Student Outcomes, a survey conducted annually in coordination with the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. 
*of those currently employed


Pathway to Canadian Credentials and Employment Opportunities

VCC has the career program that is right for you. VCC has played a key role in helping industry meet today's need for highly-skilled employees. Most of VCC's programs integrate classroom learning and practical training to prepare students for employment. Our graduates have one of the highest succcess rates for finding jobs in B.C. International students in full-time career programs are eligible for the following work in Canada:

Working Off Campus

International students are eligible to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week during their studies, and full-time during program breaks if enrolled full-time in a VCC certificate, diploma or degree program that is six months or longer.

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)

International students will be eligible to apply for PGWP after completing a full time certificate, diploma or degree program of 8 months or longer. For details, visit the Canadian Citizenship & Immigration at www.cic.gc.ca.