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Student welcome days - BWY campus

Welcoming returning and new students!

Welcome Days are a fun, interactive opportunity for all students to ask questions and learn more about life at VCC. Stop by and have some worldly fun at the International Education table!  We will be giving out snacks and prizes.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 11:00am-1:00pm, BWY, Courtyard
Thursday, September 15, 11:00am-1:00pm, DTN, Atrium

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Student welcome days - DTN campus

Welcoming returning and new students!

Welcome Days are a fun, interactive opportunity for all students to ask questions and learn more about life at VCC. Stop by and have some worldly fun at the International Education table!  We will be giving out snacks and prizes.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 11:00am-1:00pm, BWY, Courtyard
Thursday, September 15, 11:00am-1:00pm, DTN, Atrium

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Welcome back to VCC!

VCC reopens after Holiday closure.

VCC was closed from Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 to yesterday, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.  And re-opening today, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party 2022

This national culinary competition is in eight cities across Canada...

Join Canada’s Great Kitchen Party for an evening of celebration and elevation of Canadian culture in food, sport and music. Savour the dishes of the city’s best chefs as they compete to be on the podium. Relish the talent of some of Canada’s greatest musicians. Be inspired by the stories of Canada’s elite athletes.

On this night, the city unites to ensure that Canadian youth have opportunities to enjoy sport and play, have music in their lives and to learn how to grow, prep and cook healthy food.

Vision:
To celebrate Canadian Excellence in the culinary arts, music and sport.

Purpose: Music, Sport and Food
To build a more equitable Canada by ensuring all youth have opportunities to enjoy sport, to have music in their lives and to grow and cook healthy food.

Impact: MusiCountsSpiritNorth and unique grassroots food organizations for youth

DATE: Thursday, November 24

LOCATION: The Westin Bayshore Vancouver

ATTIRE: Business Chic

VIP RECEPTION: 5 p.m.

COMPETITION (stand-up): 6 p.m.

CELEBRATION (seated): 7:30 p.m.

 

> Tickets and info here.

 

 

Convocation

Celebration of achievement

Celebration of achievement

 

Convocation ceremonies are held in the Spring and Fall of each year. Ceremonies in 2022 will be celebrated in person at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre*.

If you are eligible to graduate, you will receive an invitation by email in October. 

For more information, please visit VCC's convocation page.


*Ceremony details subject to change. Please check back closer to the ceremony date.

Post-Graduation Work Permit Workshop

VCC students have the opportunity to talk to our team regarding the PGWP questions..

Post-Graduation Work Permit Workshop

Date: December 20, 2022

Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Vancuover time)

Location: Zoom

Register: https://vcc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5AqfuivqDMjGdaEeZyElGj6bDtb5iZSvQVU

Post-Graduation Work Permit Workshop

VCC students have the opportunity to talk to our team regarding the PGWP questions..

Post-Graduation Work Permit Workshop

Date: December 16, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Register: https://vcc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ytf-ypqDsuGdZHCbBvaSw1-jtNSfK_P_KV

 

Co-op Work Permit Workshop

VCC students have the opportunity to talk to our team and get your questions..

Co-op Work Permit Workshop

Date: November 8, 2022

Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Register here: https://vcc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Avd-yvrzwsHdE14ejynrFleUUT6CUOebHb

Co-op Work Permit Workshop

VCC students have the opportunity to talk to our team and get your questions..

Co-op Work Permit Workshop

Date: September 15, 2022

Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Register here: https://vcc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wsdO2sqzgtE910T1KRh9ISJ9qT0WC1weNZ

Co-op Work Permit Workshop

VCC students have the opportunity to talk to our team and get your questions..

Co-op Work Permit Workshop

Date: October 14, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Register: https://vcc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5crdOuqqzMjE9U23Yl7aABm3yPyK37S6uWA

Post-Graduation Work Permit Workshop

VCC students have the opportunity to talk to our team regarding the PGWP questions..

Post-Graduation Work Permit Workshop

Date: September 16, 2022

Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Register: https://vcc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5cqceGrqTovHdy-6L1Y_3P-f5xr_kV1xCtO

DTN IE office closure for Aug 23 until 2pm

Intl office will open at 2 pm on Aug 23, 2022.

Intl office will open at 2pm on Aug 23, 2022.

BWY IE office closure July 29, 2022

Intl office (room 4024) at Broadway campus will be CLOSED on July 29, 2022.

Intl office (room 4024) at Broadway campus will be CLOSED on July 29, 2022.

Skills Canada National Competition 2022 - Day 2

Watch VCC compete (including our International students) and visit our booths!

 

Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) is happy to be heading back to Vancouver in 2022 for the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), which will be hosted partly in person for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic. This year, the post-secondary and the Team Canada Selection Category Competitions will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 26 and 27. These two categories include more than 300 competitors from all regions of Canada who will participate in over 35 skilled trade and technology competitions. The secondary competition will be held virtually. This category includes more than 200 competitors from all regions from across the country who will compete in 45 skilled trade and technology competitions.

New this year, check out SCC’s YouTube channel to see the event livestream! Watch opening and closing ceremonies, onsite competitors from different skill areas, highlights from the virtual competition, interviews, and more!

The winners in all the Skill Areas and categories will be announced at the Closing Ceremony.

This event is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. By providing a forum where young Canadians can compete at the national level, SCNC provides hands-on work experience related to skilled trade and technology careers.

Onsite Post-Secondary Competition
The competitions for post-secondary competitors will be held onsite, on May 26 and 27, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Virtual Secondary Competition
The competitions for secondary students will be held virtually, and will be highlighted onsite at the venue and through the livestream. The start times will depend on the Skill Area and time zones. Look at the specific Skill Area documents for details under the competition documents tab. These documents will be posted by April 15th.

Onsite WorldSkills Team Canada Selection Category Competition
SCNC Vancouver 2022 represents a qualifying year to compete at WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.

As SCC could not host an in-person event in 2021, the members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2022 will be selected at SCNC 2022 where the WorldSkills Team Canada Selection Event will be hosted. This competition will be held concurrently during SCNC, and competitors may have the opportunity to compete in the Selection Event for the 27 Skill Areas that Canada will participate in during WorldSkills Shanghai 2022. The winner in each of these Skill Areas will be named to WorldSkills Team Canada 2022 and actively train to compete in Shanghai for the title of world champion in their respective Skill Area.

Highlights:

  • Free event: open to the public on competition days (May 26 – 27)
  • Over 35 competitions on site and 45 competitions in total, representing six sectors: Construction, Employment, Information Technology, Manufacturing & Engineering, Services and Transportation
  • Over 300 competitors on site and 200 competitors virtually
  • Over 40 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities for visiting youth
  • Thousands of student visitors and spectators
  • Professionally produced Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Skills for Success stage – interactive demonstrations by various stakeholder groups and industry celebrities designed to highlight the importance of Skills for Success
  • “Career Zone” featuring exhibitors and sponsored Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities

 

We wish good luck to all VCC students, especially to our International students!! YAY!!

 

 

Skills Canada National Competition 2022 - Day 1

Watch VCC compete (including our International students) and visit our booths!

 

 

Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) is happy to be heading back to Vancouver in 2022 for the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC), which will be hosted partly in person for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic. This year, the post-secondary and the Team Canada Selection Category Competitions will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 26 and 27. These two categories include more than 300 competitors from all regions of Canada who will participate in over 35 skilled trade and technology competitions. The secondary competition will be held virtually. This category includes more than 200 competitors from all regions from across the country who will compete in 45 skilled trade and technology competitions.

New this year, check out SCC’s YouTube channel to see the event livestream! Watch opening and closing ceremonies, onsite competitors from different skill areas, highlights from the virtual competition, interviews, and more!

The winners in all the Skill Areas and categories will be announced at the Closing Ceremony.

This event is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. By providing a forum where young Canadians can compete at the national level, SCNC provides hands-on work experience related to skilled trade and technology careers.

 

Onsite Post-Secondary Competition
The competitions for post-secondary competitors will be held onsite, on May 26 and 27, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Virtual Secondary Competition
The competitions for secondary students will be held virtually, and will be highlighted onsite at the venue and through the livestream. The start times will depend on the Skill Area and time zones. Look at the specific Skill Area documents for details under the competition documents tab. These documents will be posted by April 15th.

 

Onsite WorldSkills Team Canada Selection Category Competition
SCNC Vancouver 2022 represents a qualifying year to compete at WorldSkills Shanghai 2022.

As SCC could not host an in-person event in 2021, the members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2022 will be selected at SCNC 2022 where the WorldSkills Team Canada Selection Event will be hosted. This competition will be held concurrently during SCNC, and competitors may have the opportunity to compete in the Selection Event for the 27 Skill Areas that Canada will participate in during WorldSkills Shanghai 2022. The winner in each of these Skill Areas will be named to WorldSkills Team Canada 2022 and actively train to compete in Shanghai for the title of world champion in their respective Skill Area.

Highlights:

  • Free event: open to the public on competition days (May 26 – 27)
  • Over 35 competitions on site and 45 competitions in total, representing six sectors: Construction, Employment, Information Technology, Manufacturing & Engineering, Services and Transportation
  • Over 300 competitors on site and 200 competitors virtually
  • Over 40 Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities for visiting youth
  • Thousands of student visitors and spectators
  • Professionally produced Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Skills for Success stage – interactive demonstrations by various stakeholder groups and industry celebrities designed to highlight the importance of Skills for Success
  • “Career Zone” featuring exhibitors and sponsored Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities

 

 

We wish good luck to all VCC students, especially to our International students!! YAY!!

 

Chef's Table - May 31 2022

Enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting.

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VCC's Chef's Table dinner series is one of Vancouver's best kept secrets!
Enjoy a gourmet five-course fixed menu designed by Chef Hamid Salimian with optional selected wine pairings, served in a unique group setting.

The Chef's Table dinners are run by students, led by award winning instructors in VCC's International Culinary Arts program.

Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Book your table on OpenTable.

#VCCchefstable

When:

May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 31

June 1, 2, 14, 15, 16 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Seating time 6:30 p.m.

$55 per person
$22 optional wine pairings

VCC Chefs Table Menu

Where:
Vancouver Community College - Downtown campus
JJ's Restaurant, 250 West Pender Street

Dietary restrictions and preferences may be accommodated with at least 24 hours notice. Please direct requests to culinaryarts@vcc.ca.

Thank you for supporting VCC students - all gratuities help the VCC Foundation create awards and bursaries.

 

 

Chef's Table - May 19 2022

Enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting.

chefstable2020

 

VCC's Chef's Table dinner series is one of Vancouver's best kept secrets!
Enjoy a gourmet five-course fixed menu designed by Chef Hamid Salimian with optional selected wine pairings, served in a unique group setting.

The Chef's Table dinners are run by students, led by award winning instructors in VCC's International Culinary Arts program.

Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Book your table on OpenTable.

#VCCchefstable

When:

May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 31

June 1, 2, 14, 15, 16 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Seating time 6:30 p.m.

$55 per person
$22 optional wine pairings

VCC Chefs Table Menu

Where:
Vancouver Community College - Downtown campus
JJ's Restaurant, 250 West Pender Street

Dietary restrictions and preferences may be accommodated with at least 24 hours notice. Please direct requests to culinaryarts@vcc.ca.

Thank you for supporting VCC students - all gratuities help the VCC Foundation create awards and bursaries.

Chef's Table - May 18 2022

Enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting.

chefstable2.2020 small pic

 

VCC's Chef's Table dinner series is one of Vancouver's best kept secrets!
Enjoy a gourmet five-course fixed menu designed by Chef Hamid Salimian with optional selected wine pairings, served in a unique group setting.

The Chef's Table dinners are run by students, led by award winning instructors in VCC's International Culinary Arts program.

Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Book your table on OpenTable.

#VCCchefstable

When:

May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 31

June 1, 2, 14, 15, 16 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Seating time 6:30 p.m.

$55 per person
$22 optional wine pairings

VCC Chefs Table Menu

Where:
Vancouver Community College - Downtown campus
JJ's Restaurant, 250 West Pender Street

Dietary restrictions and preferences may be accommodated with at least 24 hours notice. Please direct requests to culinaryarts@vcc.ca.

Thank you for supporting VCC students - all gratuities help the VCC Foundation create awards and bursaries.

 

 

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Drawing global attention to discrimination against 2SLGBTQIAS+

IDAHOBIT is an international recognition day meant to draw global attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people, and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

 Learn more about how the VCC community is working to end discrimination against 2SLGBTQIAS+.

The Positive Space Scholarship will honour a student who has displayed leadership in building a positive and welcoming environment for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, 2S (LGBTQ2S) community – inside VCC or in the community. ‌

Application deadline: Fall 2021 Application form [PDF]
Award amount: 1 x $450

Meet 2020 Positive Space scholarship winner Kale Needham. VIDEO>

 

 

VCC International Info Session

Learn how to become an international student at VCC!

Get started at VCC!

Register for our next info session, every Thursday at 3pm (PST) you can talk to our team and get all your answers about becoming a student in Vancouver, VCC programs and how to apply.

Sign up for our next info session:

https://www.vcc.ca/applying/apply-now/info-sessionstours/vcc-international-education/

 

VCC International Info Session

Learn how to become an international student at VCC!

Get started at VCC!

Register for our next info session, every Thursday at 3pm (PST) you can talk to our team and get all your answers about becoming a student in Vancouver, VCC programs and how to apply.

Sign up for our next info session:

https://www.vcc.ca/applying/apply-now/info-sessionstours/vcc-international-education/

VCC International Info Session

Learn how to become an international student at VCC!

Get started at VCC!

Register for our next info session, every Thursday at 3pm (PST) you can talk to our team and get all your answers about becoming a student in Vancouver, VCC programs and how to apply.

Sign up for our next info session:

https://www.vcc.ca/applying/apply-now/info-sessionstours/vcc-international-education/

VCC International Info Session

Learn how to become an international student at VCC!

Get started at VCC!

Register for our next info session, every Thursday at 3pm (PST) you can talk to our team and get all your answers about becoming a student in Vancouver, VCC programs and how to apply.

Sign up for our next info session:

https://www.vcc.ca/applying/apply-now/info-sessionstours/vcc-international-education/

VCC Student Awards

VCC International Students are recognized for academic excellence and leadership in the classroom or in their community.

Celebrating student success at VCC

 

Twice a year, VCC holds student awards ceremonies to celebrate student success and present scholarships and awards to exceptional students.

Students are recognized for academic excellence and leadership in the classroom or in their community. For more information, please visit the student awards page.

Ceremonies are by invitation only. Awards recipients will be notified by email in May 2022.

Experience VCC

Become an international student at VCC!

Join us online!

VCC is proud to inspire a new generation of students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.

Join us at Experience VCC and browse over130+ programs for international students, speak to an advisor, learn about student services, and talk to instructors about programs in arts, health sciences, certified trades, university transfer, and more.

The event is free and open to the public.

Prizes and perks

  • Chance to win $1,000 tuition
    Attendees will have the opportunity to win 1 of 3 $1,000 tuition prizes 

Event date: April 20 & 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

RSVP & Schedule: vcc.ca/experience

Experience VCC

Become an international student at VCC!

Join us online!

VCC is proud to inspire a new generation of students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.

Join us at Experience VCC and browse over130+ programs for international students, speak to an advisor, learn about student services, and talk to instructors about programs in arts, health sciences, certified trades, university transfer, and more.

The event is free and open to the public.

Prizes and perks

  • Chance to win $1,000 tuition
    Attendees will have the opportunity to win 1 of 3 $1,000 tuition prizes 

Event date: April 20 & 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

RSVP & Schedule: vcc.ca/experience

Easter Monday

VCC closed

‌VCC closed

Christmas Closure

VCC will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 - Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 and re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.

VCC closed.

Have a great holidays!

Remembrance Day

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VCC closed 

VCC Day 2022

Non-teaching day with campuses closed to students and the public.

Non-teaching day with campuses closed to students and the public.
Continuing Studies Evening Courses will operate as normal.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

VCC closed

VCC closed

Thanksgiving Day

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‌VCC closed 

B.C. Day

VCC closed

VCC closed

Canada Day

VCC closed

VCC closed

Victoria Day

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Good Friday

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Family Day

VCC closed

Family Day Canada, Monday, February 21, 2022, in British Columbia.

International student info session

Online Info Session about programs and services available to become an international student at VCC.

If you are an international student in Vancouver, VCC is a great study option for you. This information session will provide information such as available programs, admissions requirements, application procedures, tuition fees and student services available for international students.

Join us on this online info session:

Chef's Table 2021

Tickets available now for December

Vancouver Community College's Culinary Arts program is proud to present the Chef’s Table Dinner Series.

You'll enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting with only 12 seats available per night.

Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment. Table bookings can be made online on JJ's Open Table reservation page (scroll down to find Chef's Table). Please note the BC Vaccine Card program begins at all licensed restaurants on Sept. 13.

#VCCchefstable

When:

September: 14-16, 21-23

October: 5-7, 12-14, 19-21

November: 2,4,9-10,16-18, 30

December: 1-2, 7-9, 14-16

VCC Chefs Table Menu

Where:
Vancouver Community College - Downtown campus
JJ's Restaurant, 250 West Pender Street

 


See what Vancouver is saying about VCC's Chef's Table!

Vancouver Sun
Restaurant Review: The Chef’s Table gets an A for food
Chef’s Table at Vancouver Community College offers Michelin quality food.

Good Life Vancouver
Chef Hamid Salimian’s VCC Students Deliver A Tantalizing Meal

 

Follow us on Social Media to learn more about Events and News for International Students!

 

Chef's Table 2021

Tickets available now for November and December 2021

Vancouver Community College's Culinary Arts program is proud to present the Chef’s Table Dinner Series.

You'll enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting with only 12 seats available per night.

Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment. Table bookings can be made online on JJ's Open Table reservation page (scroll down to find Chef's Table). Please note the BC Vaccine Card program begins at all licensed restaurants on Sept. 13.

#VCCchefstable

When:

September: 14-16, 21-23

October: 5-7, 12-14, 19-21

November: 2,4,9-10,16-18, 30

December: 1-2, 7-9, 14-16

VCC Chefs Table Menu

Where:
Vancouver Community College - Downtown campus
JJ's Restaurant, 250 West Pender Street

 


See what Vancouver is saying about VCC's Chef's Table!

Vancouver Sun
Restaurant Review: The Chef’s Table gets an A for food
Chef’s Table at Vancouver Community College offers Michelin quality food.

Good Life Vancouver
Chef Hamid Salimian’s VCC Students Deliver A Tantalizing Meal

 

Follow us on Social Media to learn more about Events and News for International Students!

 

Online Immigration Advising for VCC International students

Get your immigration questions answered!

  • VCC International Office will offer online, phone, and in-person services for current and prospective VCC students that need to talk to our Advisors.

     

    International Immigration Advising

    Get your immigration questions answered!  Topics include study permit, co-op work permit, off-campus work eligibility, and post-graduate work permit. Please note that we do not offer immigration advising outside of the international student scope (eg: eligibility for permanent residency).

    Immigration advising is only open to admitted or current VCC students with a VCC ID. If you do not have a VCC ID, book a Program & Student Services Advising appointment.

     


    Interested in studying at VCC? Attend an info session to get more information.

 

Online Immigration Advising for VCC International students

Get your immigration questions answered!

    • VCC International Office will offer online, phone, and in-person services for current and prospective VCC students that need to talk to our Advisors.

      International Immigration Advising

      Get your immigration questions answered!  Topics include study permit, co-op work permit, off-campus work eligibility, and post-graduate work permit. Please note that we do not offer immigration advising outside of the international student scope (eg: eligibility for permanent residency).

      Immigration advising is only open to admitted or current VCC students with a VCC ID. If you do not have a VCC ID, book a Program & Student Services Advising appointment.

       


      Interested in studying at VCC? Attend an info session to get more information.

     

International student info session

Online Info Session about programs and services available to become an international student at VCC.

If you are an international student in Vancouver, VCC is a great study option for you. This information session will provide information such as available programs, admissions requirements, application procedures, tuition fees, and student services available for international students.

Join us on this online info session:

Online Advising for Current International students at VCC

Chat online with our advisors about any topic you have in mind.

  • VCC International Office will offer online, phone, and in-person services for current and prospective VCC students that need to talk to our Advisors.

     

    Program & Student Services Advising

    Talk with a student advisor and ask about anything related to studying at VCC, admissions, resources available, and more.

     

    International Immigration Advising

    Get your immigration questions answered!  Topics include study permit, co-op work permit, off-campus work eligibility, and post-graduate work permit. Please note that we do not offer immigration advising outside of the international student scope (eg: eligibility for permanent residency).

    Immigration advising is only open to admitted or current VCC students with a VCC ID. If you do not have a VCC ID, book a Program & Student Services Advising appointment.

     

    In-Person Advising

    If you prefer to speak with an advisor in-person, they are available from Monday to Friday, 1:00 to 3:30pm.  Please email study@vcc.ca your availability and include your VCC student ID (if applicable), full name, and questions.


    Interested in studying at VCC? Attend an info session to get more information.

 

Online Advising for Current International students at VCC

Chat online with our advisors about any topic you have in mind.

  • VCC International Office will offer online, phone, and in-person services for current and prospective VCC students that need to talk to our Advisors.

     

    Program & Student Services Advising

    Talk with a student advisor and ask about anything related to studying at VCC, admissions, resources available and more.

     

    International Immigration Advising

    Get your immigration questions answered!  Topics include study permit, co-op work permit, off-campus work eligibility, and post-graduate work permit. Please note that we do not offer immigration advising outside of the international student scope (eg: eligibility for permanent residency).

    Immigration advising is only open to admitted or current VCC students with a VCC ID. If you do not have a VCC ID, book a Program & Student Services Advising appointment.

     

    In-Person Advising

    If you prefer to speak with an advisor in-person, they are available from Monday to Friday, 1:00 to 3:30pm.  Please email study@vcc.ca your availability and include your VCC student ID (if applicable), full name, and questions.

 

Shake Out

Shake Out: Earthquake Drill at 10:21 am.

 On Thursday, Oct. 21, VCC will participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. 

What's going to happen?

  • Thursday, Oct. 21, 10:21 a.m. throughout VCC Campuses
  • There will be an audible announcement to walk you through the drill
  • Upon completion of the earthquake drill, building alarms will be activated and we will evacuate
  • The entire drill should last approximately 25 minutes

How can you prepare?

Drop, cover, and hold on! Learn more about what you should do during an earthquake.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

VCC closed.

Although VCC will be closed for the upcoming National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, Sept. 30, our community is preparing numerous events on Wednesday, Sept. 29 to recognize and honour Indigenous culture and history, and commit to continued healing and justice. 

Learn about UNDRIP

Display tables will be set up at each VCC campus where visitors can pick up free copies of the booklet outlining the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP), as well as learn more about residential schools and their timelines. 

Orange Shirt display and pledges

VCC campuses will have orange shirt cut-outs on display with the numbers from each of the recently recovered Indian Residential School burial sites. 

Blank orange shirt cut outs will also be available for folks to write and post a personal pledge for what they are going to do to address Indigenous racism, reconciliation and/or decolonization. All pledges will be on display at VCC’s Downtown, Broadway, and Annacis Island campuses from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Visitors can also enter to win prizes! An orange shirt and the book 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act.

Buy an orange shirt

Add an “Every Child Matters” orange shirt to your wardrobe, available from the VCC Bookstore, with all proceeds going to the Orange Shirt Society and and BC Aboriginal Child Care Association. Update Sept. 28: Orange shirts are sold out! Thank you for your support!


Learn more by connecting with VCC's Indigenous Education and Community Engagement department.

 
 

Chef's Table 2021

Tickets available now for Oct. 5, 6, and 7

Vancouver Community College's Culinary Arts program is proud to present the Chef’s Table Dinner Series.

You'll enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting with only 12 seats available per night.

Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment. Table bookings can be made online on JJ's Open Table reservation page (scroll down to find Chef's Table). Please note the BC Vaccine Card program begins at all licensed restaurants on Sept. 13.

#VCCchefstable

When:

September: 14-16, 21-23

October: 5-7, 12-14, 19-21

November: 2,4,9-10,16-18, 30

December: 1-2, 7-9, 14-16

VCC Chefs Table Menu

Where:
Vancouver Community College - Downtown campus
JJ's Restaurant, 250 West Pender Street

 


See what Vancouver is saying about VCC's Chef's Table!

Vancouver Sun
Restaurant Review: The Chef’s Table gets an A for food
Chef’s Table at Vancouver Community College offers Michelin quality food.

Good Life Vancouver
Chef Hamid Salimian’s VCC Students Deliver A Tantalizing Meal

 

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International student info session

Online Info Session about programs and services available to become an international student at VCC.

If you are an international student in Vancouver, VCC is a great study option for you. This information session will provide information such as available programs, admissions requirements, application procedures, tuition fees and student services available for international students.

Join us on this online info session:

Happy Hour at International

Do you want to meet other international students, participate in fun activities and ask questions to our advisors?

Yay! You are invited to join our new zoom summer events called ‘Happy Hour @ International!’

 

Click here to register and have fun with our international team!

Happy Hour at International

Do you want to meet other international students, participate in fun activities and ask questions to our advisors?

Yay! You are invited to join our new zoom summer events called ‘Happy Hour @ International!’

 

Click here to register and participate of this fun event for our international students!

Happy Hour at International

Do you want to meet other international students, participate in fun activities and ask questions to our advisors?

Yay! You are invited to join our new zoom summer events called ‘Happy Hour @ International!’

Register here to participate and have fun!

 

VCC Community Dialogue to discuss mental health and well-being

Vancouver Community College will be hosting a series of community dialogues on mental health and well-being from May 17-20, 2021.

Join diverse stakeholders from across VCC in dialogue on topics relating to mental health and well-being on campus. These community dialogues are a part of the consultation period for the development of the new VCC framework on promoting mental health and well-being. Everyone on campus, from students to administration and faculty, are invited to attend and provide critical reflection which will help improve the framework and project goals for the next 5 years. 

 

Register here!!

 

Please note: due to limited seats, folks can register for up to two dialogue sessions only.

 

All who attend a community dialogue will be eligible to win a door prize! At each session we will draw the name of one one student and one staff member who attended to win a gift card.

 

To help you get oriented, please watch this short 3-minute video: Designing Healthy Campus Communities.

 

Embracing Our Campus – May 17, 11:30-12:30pm

How can VCC cultivate collective, commonly shared mental health & well-being and appropriately attend to diverse experience, capacity and needs among its members?

 

We are in this Together – May 18, 4:30-5:30pm

What responsibilities can VCC employees and students take on respectively and collaboratively to increase students’ capacity to manage and improve their mental health?

 

Collectively Caring – May 19 2:30-3:30pm

In what ways can VCC’s various programs and services work and contribute together to cultivate a caring campus community?

 

Traveling the Road Ahead – May 20 11:30-12:30pm

What are the most critical realistic aspirations and objectives that VCC should be pursuing toward enhanced mental well-being within its institution, and why, and how?

 

Be part of the changes! Register here!

 

 

International student info session

Online Info Session about programs and services available to become an international student at VCC.

If you are an international student in Vancouver, VCC is a great study option for you. This information session will provide information such as available programs, admissions requirements, application procedures, tuition fees and student services available for international students.

Join us on this online info session:

  • Thursday, January 28, 2020
  • Time: 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Link for this International info session: http://bit.ly/vccinfosession

Online Immigration Advising for VCC International students

Get your immigration questions answered!

Online Immigration Advising for VCC students

  • Get your immigration questions answered! Topics include study permit, co-op work permit, off-campus work eligibility, and post-graduate work permit.
  • Online meetings on November  2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2020.
  • Every Monday at 9 am, you can join Zoom meeting: http://bit.ly/vccimmigrationinfo2020

Online Advising for Current International students at VCC

Chat online with our advisors about any topic you have in mind.

Online Advising for Current International students at VCC

  • Chat with our advisors about any topic you have in mind.
  • Advisors can share tips on staying busy and healthy while remaining at home, tips on how to study online, share available VCC resources (Learning Centre, Counseling etc.), medical insurance, etc.
  • Online meetings on November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 2020.
  • Every Tuesday at 2 pm and Thursday at 9 am, you can Join Zoom Meeting: https://bit.ly/vcconlineadvising

International student info session

Online Info Session about programs and services available to become an international student at VCC.

If you are an international student in Vancouver, VCC is a great study option for you. This information session will provide information such as available programs, admissions requirements, application procedures, tuition fees and student services available for international students.

Join us on this online info session:

  • Friday, November 25, 2020
  • Time: 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Link for this International info session: http://bit.ly/vccinfosession

- Express Entry and BC Provincial Nominee Program Presentation - S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Presentation

Know the latest information about the immigration options for international students.

Express Entry and BC Provincial Nominee Program Presentation

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
2:00 to 4:00pm
Zoom event


Know the latest information about the immigration options for international students. Topics include application requirements, Express Entry, and the BC Provincial Nominee Program. There will be a Q&A session at the end for participants.

Register for the event using the following link no later than November 6: http://bit.ly/BCSISRF1
After registering, you will be provided a link to access the event.

*Please note this session is only available for VCC international students who are currently residing in BC.

International student info session

Online Info Session about programs and services available to become an international student at VCC.

If you are an international student in Vancouver, VCC is a great study option for you. This information session will provide information such as available programs, admissions requirements, application procedures, tuition fees and student services available for international students.

Join us on this online info session:

  • Friday, November 13, 2020
  • Time: 11 am – 12 pm (Vancouver time)
  • Link for this International info session: http://bit.ly/vccinfosession

Experience VCC

Engage with the International team to know how to be a VCC International student!

Join us online!

VCC is proud to inspire a new generation of students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.

Join us at Experience VCC and browse over 130+ programs, learn about student services, and talk to instructors about programs in arts, health sciences, certified trades, university transfer, and more.

The event is free and open to the public.

Prizes and perks

  • No application fee
    Attend Experience VCC and we will waive your application fee! ($35 value, limit one per person, domestic students only)

  • Chance to win $1,000 tuition
    Attendees will have the opportunity to win 1 of 3 $1,000 tuition prizes 

Event date: October 6-7, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

International Info Session and Drop-In Advising from 11am to 2pm.

RSVP & schedulewww.vcc.ca/experience

Experience VCC

Engage with the International team to know how to be a VCC International student!

Join us online!

VCC is proud to inspire a new generation of students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.

Join us at Experience VCC and browse over 130+ programs, learn about student services, and talk to instructors about programs in arts, health sciences, certified trades, university transfer, and more.

The event is free and open to the public.

Prizes and perks

  • No application fee
    Attend Experience VCC and we will waive your application fee! ($35 value, limit one per person, domestic students only)

  • Chance to win $1,000 tuition
    Attendees will have the opportunity to win 1 of 3 $1,000 tuition prizes 

Event date: October 6-7, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

International Info Session and Drop-In Advising from 11am to 2pm.

RSVP & schedulewww.vcc.ca/experience

Christmas Closure

VCC will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 - Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 and re-open on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

VCC closed.

VCC will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 - Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 and re-open on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

 

Have a great holidays!

VCC Music Fall 2019 concert series - Choral Concert: V4C, Voices Plus, Willan Choir

VCC Music is returning with free fall concerts starting Friday, Nov. 15! The first in our Fall 2019 concert series features VCC's Caribbean ensemble.

VCC Music is returning with free fall concerts starting Friday, Nov. 15! The first in our Fall 2019 concert series features VCC's Caribbean ensemble. Get your blood pumping with fun and festive music from the Caribbean islands. We’ll bring sunshine! Also on the same night, VCC's Gamelan ensemble provides intricate and atmospheric percussion music from Indonesia, while the Future ensemble plays funky, grooving, electronic music made by VCC’s student composer/musicians.

Fall 2019 concert schedule

Ensembles: Caribbean, Gamelan, Future
Friday, Nov. 15
7 - 8 p.m. Broadway campus auditorium
Free admission

Ensembles: Brass, New Orleans
Wednesday, Nov. 20 
7 - 8 p.m. Broadway campus auditorium
Free admission

Ensembles: New Music, CarsBeck
Friday, November 22
7 - 8 p.m. Broadway campus auditorium
Free admission

Choral Concert: V4C, Voices Plus, Willan Choir
Tuesday, November 26
7:30 - 9 p.m.
St. John's Shaughnessy Church, 1490 Nanton Ave., Vancouver
Free admission

Concert: Chamber Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans 
December 3
7 - 8 p.m.
Vancouver Public Library, Alice McKay Room, 350 W. Georgia Street
Free admission
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VCC’s music programs fullly prepare you to be a music-industry professional. Learn more at an upcoming free information session.

VCC Music Fall 2019 concert series - Ensembles: Brass, New Orleans

VCC Music is returning with free fall concerts starting Friday, Nov. 15! The first in our Fall 2019 concert series features VCC's Caribbean ensemble.

 

VCC Music is returning with free fall concerts starting Friday, Nov. 15! The first in our Fall 2019 concert series features VCC's Caribbean ensemble. Get your blood pumping with fun and festive music from the Caribbean islands. We’ll bring sunshine! Also on the same night, VCC's Gamelan ensemble provides intricate and atmospheric percussion music from Indonesia, while the Future ensemble plays funky, grooving, electronic music made by VCC’s student composer/musicians.

Fall 2019 concert schedule

Ensembles: Caribbean, Gamelan, Future
Friday, Nov. 15
7 - 8 p.m. Broadway campus auditorium
Free admission

Ensembles: Brass, New Orleans
Wednesday, Nov. 20 
7 - 8 p.m. Broadway campus auditorium
Free admission

Ensembles: New Music, CarsBeck
Friday, November 22
7 - 8 p.m. Broadway campus auditorium
Free admission

Choral Concert: V4C, Voices Plus, Willan Choir
Tuesday, November 26
7:30 - 9 p.m.
St. John's Shaughnessy Church, 1490 Nanton Ave., Vancouver
Free admission

Concert: Chamber Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans 
December 3
7 - 8 p.m.
Vancouver Public Library, Alice McKay Room, 350 W. Georgia Street
Free admission
________________________________________

VCC’s music programs fullly prepare you to be a music-industry professional. Learn more at an upcoming free information session.

VCC Music Fall 2019 concert series - Ensembles: New Music, CarsBeck

VCC Music is returning with free fall concerts starting Friday, Nov. 15! The first in our Fall 2019 concert series features VCC's Caribbean ensemble.

 

VCC Music is returning with free fall concerts starting Friday, Nov. 15! The first in our Fall 2019 concert series features VCC's Caribbean ensemble. Get your blood pumping with fun and festive music from the Caribbean islands. We’ll bring sunshine! Also on the same night, VCC's Gamelan ensemble provides intricate and atmospheric percussion music from Indonesia, while the Future ensemble plays funky, grooving, electronic music made by VCC’s student composer/musicians.

Fall 2019 concert schedule

Ensembles: Caribbean, Gamelan, Future
Friday, Nov. 15
7 - 8 p.m. Broadway campus auditorium
Free admission

Ensembles: Brass, New Orleans
Wednesday, Nov. 20 
7 - 8 p.m. Broadway campus auditorium
Free admission

Ensembles: New Music, CarsBeck
Friday, November 22
7 - 8 p.m. Broadway campus auditorium
Free admission

Choral Concert: V4C, Voices Plus, Willan Choir
Tuesday, November 26
7:30 - 9 p.m.
St. John's Shaughnessy Church, 1490 Nanton Ave., Vancouver
Free admission

Concert: Chamber Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans 
December 3
7 - 8 p.m.
Vancouver Public Library, Alice McKay Room, 350 W. Georgia Street
Free admission
________________________________________

VCC’s music programs fullly prepare you to be a music-industry professional. Learn more at an upcoming free information session.

Student Exhibition 2020

Student's final project: Online Exhibition on May 28th, 2020

Don’t miss the online exhibition - May 28 on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/vccjewelleryartanddesign

There will also be an opportunity to see selected works in the @craftcouncilbc gallery window display on May 28 - June 11.Just make sure to comply with social distancing!

Remembrance Day

VCC closed

VCC closed 

Thanksgiving Day

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‌VCC closed 

B.C. Day

VCC closed

VCC closed.

Canada Day

VCC closed

VCC closed

Jewellery Repair Clinic

Bring your damaged jewellery to see if it can be used as a teaching tool in our jewellery repair class.

Jewellery Repair Clinic

 

VCC Jewellery Art & Design Department presents:

Jewellery Repair Clinic

Tuesday, February 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

VCC Downtown campus atrium - in front of the library

 

Bring your damaged jewellery to see if it can be used as a teaching tool in our jewellery repair class. 

Only gold or sterling silver items will be considered for repair. No costume jewellery, please.

Not all items will be suitable for this student-led offering. 

Services include: cleaning, polishing, inspection, ring sizing up or down, chain soldering, re-tipping worn down claws, and adding half shanks. No custom design.

Good Friday

VCC closed

VCC closed

Victoria Day

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‌VCC closed

Easter Monday

?VCC closed

‌VCC closed

Vancouver's 10-year Olympic anniversary

Vancouver's 10-year Olympic anniversary festival to be held at Jack Poole Plaza

For the first time in about a decade, the Ilanaaq Inukshuk logo and the brilliant blue and green branding look of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games will return to the public realm. And it is all part of the plans to mark the 10-year anniversary of the successful Games.

The upcoming events are organized by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) to relive the iconic moments and magic that captured the hearts of Vancouverites and Canadians from coast to coast, as well as to celebrate the lasting positive legacies to the Vancouver and Whistler areas.

The COC first announced last fall it will be organizing festivities in Vancouver in February 2020, and there is now a location and a few early details for the party.

On Saturday, February 22, a free public fan festival will be held at Jack Poole Plaza, the site of the Olympic Cauldron and part of Vancouver Convention Centre’s West Building, which was the International Broadcast Centre during the Games.

Festival programming will include athlete meet and greets, stage performances, sports demonstrations, food and beverage, the relighting of the Olympic Cauldron, and other family-friendly activities.

The COC says it will announce additional festival details closer to the event.

As well, on the same day, a separately ticketed gala will be held inside the convention centre, featuring over 60 Olympians and Paralympians.

The unique Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic logos and branding have been reactivated for the first time in years to help promote the festival and gala.

The 21st Olympic Winter Games were held between February 12 and 28 of 2010.

10-year Vancouver 2010 Olympic Anniversary Festival

When: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza — Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver)
Tickets: Free

 

 

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More info on Daily Hive's website: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-2010-olympic-anniversary-festival?utm_source=IE+-+Registered+Students+202040+Feb&utm_campaign=6e9263f466-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_03_02_40_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cc4ff6383-6e9263f466-316928651&mc_cid=6e9263f466&mc_eid=229f0c265e

Illuminate Yaletown

Illuminate Yaletown Light Art Exhibition return this February long-weekend

Lights. Camera. Action! 

The holiday season and festivities may be over as the city lights installations, art shows and night events come to a close by the end of January. But that does not mean that the fun ends there.

If you are searching for something fun and inspiring this February with your friends, family, date or coworkers, then come enjoy the FREE, entertainment-filled outdoor Light Art Exhibition hosted in Yaletown, showcasing contemporary and engaging technology from industry-leading light artists and designers who play with advanced video and lighting technology. For TWO NIGHTS only, during the February long weekend of 14th and 15th, join us at and take a stroll through some of the coolest and exclusive displays in Yaletown.

Illuminate Yaletown will take place on Hamilton Street, between Drake and Davie. Plus, there will be a surprise installation at the Canada Line Roundhouse station. It lights on at 5:30 pm precisely and the exhibition goes dark at 9 pm sharp. This is a two night, and one street that you don’t want to miss.

 

Date: Friday & Saturday, February 14 and 15, 2020

Time: at precisely 5:30 pm (the time the sun sets over Vancouver). Event closes at 9 pm
Location #1: 1200 block Hamilton Street (between Davie & Drake St.)
Location #2: Bill Curtis Square (behind Yaletown-Roundhouse Station)

International student info session

Find out more about programs and services available to become an international student at VCC.

If you are an international student in Vancouver, VCC is a great study option for you. This information session will provide information such as available programs, admissions requirements, application procedures, tuition fees and student services available for international students.

Join us at the monthly IE Info Session at the Downtown Campus.

 

Dates:

-          February 21, 2020 - 1pm at Room 112, Downtown Campus

-          March 27, 2020 - 1pm at Room 112, Downtown Campus

 

Sign up for the info session: https://www.vcc.ca/applying/apply-now/info-sessionstours/vcc-international-education/

Jazz Cafe

Come and play jazz tunes and drink coffee

Bring your instrument, have some coffee and play some jazz! This playing session is open to VCC musicians, alumni and their friends!

International Office closed until 12:30pm

International Office closed until 12:30 pm on January 30th, 2020

International Office will be open after 12:30 pm on Thursday, January 30th, 2020.

Daylight savings time begins

Daylight saving time 2020

Daylight saving time 2020 in Canada will begin at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 and ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

All times are in Pacific Time.

Lunar New Year Event

VCC will celebrate the Year of the Rat!

Lunar New Year is a very popular cultural celebration among the Asian community. 

We will be celebrating the Year of the Rat at VCC! 

Come by to pick up some snacks, participate in activities, and watch the much anticipate lion dance! More details will be posted on VCC IE's social media.

Tuesday, January 28, 11:30am - 1:30pm, DTN, Atrium

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Be ‘in the know’ about what is happening on campus.  Check the International Events page for campus-wide happenings and SUVCC website or app for Student Union activities.

Family Day

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Family Day Canada, Monday, February 17, 2020, in British Columbia.

Flourish 2020 Gala

VCC Foundation's annual green-tie gala

Join us in helping VCC students flourish.

Guests will be treated to a memorable evening showcasing the work of VCC's highest-achieving students, faculty members, and alumni. In addition to tasting creations by Vancouver's leading culinary minds, guests will experience the best of VCC's fashion arts, auto restoration, live music, and more.

The Naramata Bench Wineries Association will be on hand with complimentary wine tastings.

Net proceeds support VCC student scholarships and bursaries. 

Visit vcc.ca/gala for full details and up-to-date information.

Downtown campus Bookstore closed

The store will be closed from December 9, 2019, to January 1, 2020. We'll reopen on January 2, 2020, at 9 am in the new location, which is located across from the Salon & Spa.

The online store will remain open during this time for delivery only.

 

Check here the Bookstore Opening Hours for January 2020.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the Winter term (January 2020).

VCC's new international students for the Winter term (January 2020) will participate in the mandatory New International Student session. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that session dates vary depending on the programs.

 

 Intl Orientation Day

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 6 Session.

Cosmetology Diploma – M-W Group (Monday to Wednesday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Esthetics Certificate - M-W Group (Monday to Wednesday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Hairstylist Certificate - M-W Group (Monday to Wednesday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Culinary Arts – 2 pm in the room 305B, Downtown Campus

 

What to bring?

  • Passport, study permit, work permit (if issued) and original educational documents (High School, Pre-University, Diplomas, etc)

 

Students in other programs will join an orientation on a different date. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

 

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the Winter term (January 2020).

VCC's new international students for the Winter term (January 2020) will participate in the mandatory New International Student session. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that session dates vary depending on the programs.

 

 Intl Orientation Day

Students from the following programs will join the January 2 Session at 1 pm.

Cosmetology Diploma – R-S Group (Thursday to Saturday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Esthetics Certificate - R-S Group (Thursday to Saturday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Hairstylist Certificate - R-S Group (Thursday to Saturday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 3 Session at 8:30 am.

All programs (except Cosmetology / Hairstylist / Esthetics / Culinary Arts) – 8:30 am check-in at the Atrium, Downtown Campus

  • Administrative Assistant Certificate
  • Automotive Collision & Refinishing Diploma
  • Automotive Service Technology Diploma
  • Baking and Pastry Arts – Pastry Certificate
  • Business & Project Management Post-Degree Diploma
  • Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma
  • Graphic Design Diploma
  • Hospitality Diploma
  • University Transfer Arts – not expected to attend if they have scheduled classes that day
  • University Transfer Science – not expected to attend if they have scheduled classes that day

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 6 Session.

Cosmetology Diploma – M-W Group (Monday to Wednesday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Esthetics Certificate - M-W Group (Monday to Wednesday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Hairstylist Certificate - M-W Group (Monday to Wednesday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Culinary Arts – 2 pm in the room 305B, Downtown Campus

 

What to bring?

  • Passport, study permit, work permit (if issued) and original educational documents (High School, Pre-University, Diplomas, etc)

 

Students in other programs will join an orientation on a different date. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the Winter term (January 2020).

VCC's new international students for the Winter term (January 2020) will participate in the mandatory New International Student session. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that session dates vary depending on the programs.

 

 Intl Orientation Day

Students from the following programs will join the January 2 Session at 1 pm.

Cosmetology Diploma – R-S Group (Thursday to Saturday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Esthetics Certificate - R-S Group (Thursday to Saturday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Hairstylist Certificate - R-S Group (Thursday to Saturday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 3 Session at 8:30 am.

All programs (except Cosmetology / Hairstylist / Esthetics / Culinary Arts) – 8:30 am check-in at the Atrium, Downtown Campus

  • Administrative Assistant Certificate
  • Automotive Collision & Refinishing Diploma
  • Automotive Service Technology Diploma
  • Baking and Pastry Arts – Pastry Certificate
  • Business & Project Management Post-Degree Diploma
  • Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma
  • Graphic Design Diploma
  • Hospitality Diploma
  • University Transfer Arts – not expected to attend if they have scheduled classes that day
  • University Transfer Science – not expected to attend if they have scheduled classes that day

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 6 Session.

Cosmetology Diploma – M-W Group (Monday to Wednesday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Esthetics Certificate - M-W Group (Monday to Wednesday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Hairstylist Certificate - M-W Group (Monday to Wednesday classes) – 1 pm in the room 827, Downtown Campus

Culinary Arts – 2 pm in the room 305B, Downtown Campus

 

What to bring?

  • Passport, study permit, work permit (if issued) and original educational documents (High School, Pre-University, Diplomas, etc)

 

Students in other programs will join an orientation on a different date. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

 

International Office Closed

International Office Closed from 11:30am to 1:00pm

International Office Closed from 11:30am to 1:00pm, Downtown Campus.

Remembrance Day

VCC closed

VCC closed 

The Chef's Table Nov. 26

Tickets available now

Tickets available now

 

2019 Chefs Table scallops 800

Vancouver Community College's Culinary Arts program is proud to announce the next edition of our pop-up restaurant The Chef’s Table.

Tickets available now!

You'll enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting with only 20 seats available per night. 
Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

#VCCchefstable

When:
Tuesday - Thursday
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Please plan to arrive between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Where:
Vancouver Community College - Downtown campus
JJ's Restaurant
250 West Pender Street

Price:
$55 for a five-course menu
designed by Chef Hamid Salimian.
$22 for wine pairing

Purchase tickets on eventbrite

*Some dates reserved for private events, check eventbrite for details.  

The Chef's Table Nov. 21

Tickets available now

Tickets available now

 

2019 Chefs Table scallops 800

Vancouver Community College's Culinary Arts program is proud to announce the next edition of our pop-up restaurant The Chef’s Table.

Tickets available now!

You'll enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting with only 20 seats available per night. 
Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

#VCCchefstable

When:
Tuesday - Thursday
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Please plan to arrive between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Where:
Vancouver Community College - Downtown campus
JJ's Restaurant
250 West Pender Street

Price:
$55 for a five-course menu
designed by Chef Hamid Salimian.
$22 for wine pairing

Purchase tickets on eventbrite

*Some dates reserved for private events, check eventbrite for details. 

The Chef's Table Nov. 27

Tickets available now

Tickets available now

 

2019 Chefs Table scallops 800

Vancouver Community College's Culinary Arts program is proud to announce the next edition of our pop-up restaurant The Chef’s Table.

Tickets available now!

You'll enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting with only 20 seats available per night. 
Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

#VCCchefstable

When:
Tuesday - Thursday
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Please plan to arrive between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Where:
Vancouver Community College - Downtown campus
JJ's Restaurant
250 West Pender Street

Price:
$55 for a five-course menu
designed by Chef Hamid Salimian.
$22 for wine pairing

Purchase tickets on eventbrite

*Some dates reserved for private events, check eventbrite for details.  

Downtown Bookstore Closure

Please be advised that the bookstores will be closed for inventory on the following dates: Downtown Bookstore - Closed Wednesday, October 30th

Please be advised that the bookstores will be closed for inventory on the following dates:

Downtown Bookstore - Closed Wednesday, October 30th

Broadway Bookstore - Closed Thursday, October 31st

Broadway Bookstore Closure

Please be advised that the bookstores will be closed for inventory on the following dates: Broadway Bookstore - Closed Thursday, October 31st

Please be advised that the bookstores will be closed for inventory on the following dates:

Downtown Bookstore - Closed Wednesday, October 30th

Broadway Bookstore - Closed Thursday, October 31st

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the Fall 2019 term.

VCC's new international students for the Fall 2019 September intake will participate in the mandatory New International Student Orientation event. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that depending on the programs, the date of orientation may vary. More details will be emailed to admitted students at the end of July. For any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

 

Students from the following programs will join the August 30 orientation.

  • Hospitality Management Diploma
  • Hospitality Management Degree
  • Canadian Business Management

 

What to bring?

  1. Passport, study permit, both originals and photocopies (if you have not already sent us your copy)
  2. Your laptop or iPad, if available

Christmas Closure

The College will be closed for the period of Tuesday, December 24, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The College will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the Fall 2018 term.

VCC's new international students for the Fall 2018 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student Orientation event. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that depending on the programs, the date of orientation may vary. More details will be emailed to admitted students.

 

Students from the following programs will join the September 28 orientation.

  • Culinary Arts Diploma (September 2018 intake)
  • Pastry ESL Certificate (October 2018 intake)
  • Hairstylist Certificate (October 2018 intake)

 

What to bring?

  1. Passport, study permit and medical insurance (if available), both originals and photocopies (if you have not already sent us your copy)
  2. Your laptop, if available

 

Students in other programs will join an orientation on a different date. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the Fall 2018 term.

VCC's new international students for the Fall 2018 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student Orientation event. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that depending on the programs, the date of orientation may vary. More details will be emailed to admitted students.

 

Students from the following programs will join the August 28 orientation.

  • Hospitality Management Diploma
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management
  • Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma

 

What to bring?

  1. Passport, study permit and medical insurance (if available), both originals and photocopies (if you have not already sent us your copy)
  2. Your laptop, if available

 

Students in other programs will join an orientation on a different date. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the Fall 2018 term.

VCC's new international students for the Fall 2018 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student Orientation event. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that depending on the programs, the date of orientation may vary. More details will be emailed to admitted students.

 

Students from the following programs will join the August 29 orientation.

  • Asian Culinary Arts Certificate
  • Automotive Collision and Refinishing Diploma
  • Automotive Service Technology Diploma
  • Baking and Pastry Arts Dual Certificates
  • CAD & BIM – Civil/Structural Technician Certificate
  • CAD & BIM – Architectural Technician Certificate
  • CAD & BIM – Steel Detailing Technician Certificate
  • CAD & BIM Technologies Diploma
  • Dance Diploma
  • Dental Assisting Certificate
  • Fashion Design and Production Diploma
  • Graphic Design Certificate
  • Graphic Design Diploma
  • Hairstylist Certificate
  • Jewellery Art and Design Diploma
  • Music Diploma
  • Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant Diploma
  • Skin and Body Therapy Certificate
  • University Transfer Certificates

 

What to bring?

  1. Passport, study permit and medical insurance (if available), both originals and photocopies (if you have not already sent us your copy)
  2. Your laptop, if available

 

Students in other programs will join an orientation on a different date. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

Notice - International Education Office Closed

VCC International Education is closed in the morning until 12:30pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

VCC International Education Office will be closed in the morning on Tuesday, June 19 due to convocation. For inquiries, please email study@vcc.ca, or leave a phone message with 604-443-8600. The office will be open at 12:30 p.m. on June 19.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the May 2018 term.

VCC's new international students for the May 2018 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student Orientation. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that session dates vary depending on the programs.

 

Students from the following programs will join the April 25 Orientation.

Cosmetology Diploma

Hairstylist Certificate

Skin & Body Therapy Certificate

 

Students from the following program will join the April 30 Orientation.

Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma

 

Students from the following programs will join the May 16 Orientation.

Automotive Collision & Refinishing Diploma

Automotive Service Technology Diploma

Culinary Arts Diploma

 

Students in other programs will make individual appointments with International Admissions Advisors at the end of April 2018. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the May 2018 term.

VCC's new international students for the May 2018 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student Orientation. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that session dates vary depending on the programs.

 

Students from the following programs will join the April 25 Orientation.

Cosmetology Diploma

Hairstylist Certificate

Skin & Body Therapy Certificate

 

Students from the following program will join the April 30 Orientation.

Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma

 

Students from the following programs will join the May 16 Orientation.

Automotive Collision & Refinishing Diploma

Automotive Service Technology Diploma

Culinary Arts Diploma

 

Students in other programs will make individual appointments with International Admissions Advisors at the end of April 2018. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

IRCC & BCPNP Presentation

Special Opportunity for VCC International Students Graduating in 2018

Representatives from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada and the BC Provincial Nominee Program will give a joint presentation to VCC international students who are graduating in 2018.

VCC international students will:

  • learn about the federal and provincial immigration pathways to stay in Canada as a Permanent Resident after graduation
  • hear an up-to-date and detailed overview of the federal Express Entry system and how it works
  • hear an update on provincial immigration priorities such as the BC PNP Tech Pilot
  • gain a practical understanding of the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) including how the points system relates to invitations to apply
  • speak directly with staff from IRCC and BC PNP

Prior to the session, students are strongly encouraged to review:  

  1. the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC processes and the Program Guide 
  2. information on IRCC’s federal Express Entry immigration intake system
     

Send any immigration-related questions or topics that you would like covered at this presentation to ieservices@vcc.ca by Thursday, February 8.

VCC Student ID is required to check in at 1:45pm. No sign up required, but space is limited.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the January 2018 term.

VCC's new international students for the January 2018 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student session. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that session dates vary depending on the programs.

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 4 Session.

Hospitality Management Diploma

Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 5 Session.

Culinary Arts Diploma

Hairstylist Certificate (Monday to Thursday classes)

Skin & Body Therapy Certificate (Monday to Wednesday classes)

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 8 Session.

Automotive Collision & Refinishing Diploma

Automotive Service Technology Diploma

Hairstylist Certificate (Wednesday to Saturday classes)

Skin & Body Therapy Certificate (Thursday to Saturday classes)

 

Students in other programs will make individual appointments with International Admissions Advisors during the week of January 2. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the January 2018 term.

VCC's new international students for the January 2018 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student session. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that session dates vary depending on the programs.

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 4 Session.

Hospitality Management Diploma

Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 5 Session.

Culinary Arts Diploma

Hairstylist Certificate (Monday to Thursday classes)

Skin & Body Therapy Certificate (Monday to Wednesday classes)

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 8 Session.

Automotive Collision & Refinishing Diploma

Automotive Service Technology Diploma

Hairstylist Certificate (Wednesday to Saturday classes)

Skin & Body Therapy Certificate (Thursday to Saturday classes)

 

Students in other programs will make individual appointments with International Admissions Advisors during the week of January 2. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the January 2018 term.

VCC's new international students for the January 2018 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student session. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that session dates vary depending on the programs.

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 4 Session.

Hospitality Management Diploma

Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 5 Session.

Culinary Arts Diploma

Hairstylist Certificate (Monday to Thursday classes)

Skin & Body Therapy Certificate (Monday to Wednesday classes)

 

Students from the following programs will join the January 8 Session.

Automotive Collision & Refinishing Diploma

Automotive Service Technology Diploma

Hairstylist Certificate (Wednesday to Saturday classes)

Skin & Body Therapy Certificate (Thursday to Saturday classes)

 

Students in other programs will make individual appointments with International Admissions Advisors during the week of January 2. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

Notice - International Education Office Closed

VCC International Education is closed at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

VCC International Education Office will be closed for the afternoon (starting from 3:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, January 10 for a departmental meeting. For inquiries, please email study@vcc.ca, or leave a phone message with 604-443-8600.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the February 2018 intake.

VCC's new international students in Asian Culinary Certificate and Baking & Pastry Arts Dual Certificates for the February 2018 intake will participate in the mandatory New International Student Orientation on January 31. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included.

VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the Fall 2017 term.

VCC's new international students for the Fall 2017 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student Orientation event. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that depending on the programs, the date of orientation may vary.

 

Students from the following programs will join the August 31 orientation.

Asian Culinary Certificate

Automotive Collision & Refinishing Diploma

Automotive Service Technology Diploma

Baking & Pastry Certificates

Hair Design Certificate

Skin & Body Therapy Certificate

 

What to bring?

  1. Passport, study permit and medical insurance (if available), both originals and photocopies (if you have not already sent us your copy)
  2. Student's Personal Information sheet. This form will be emailed to you with your orientation package.

 

Students in other programs will join an orientation on a different date. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

Asian Culinary Arts

Asian Culinary Arts Information Session

Get your career cooking! VCC’s asian culinary arts program, almost 40 years old, is the only one of its kind in North America.

Come for a tour to find out why VCC is Canada’s top culinary school, training more chefs than any other school in the country. See our state-of-the-art kitchens, check out our asian food service station in the cafeteria, and talk to our faculty members.

On Friday, July 7 we will be holding a special info session for you to learn more about the asian culinary arts program. Department head Chef Barry Tsang will introduce you to the program then demonstrate dishes in the kitchen.
 

Join us at VCC’s Downtown campus, 200 block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.

 

Sign up for the information session here.

Notice - International Education Office Closed

VCC International Education is closed at 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

VCC International Education Office will be closed for the afternoon (starting from 12:00pm) on Wednesday, June 28 for a meeting. For inquiries, please email study@vcc.ca, or leave a phone message with 604-443-8600.

International Student Orientation

VCC welcomes new international students to join the Fall 2017 term.

VCC's new international students for the Fall 2017 term will participate in the mandatory New International Student Orientation event. Topics such as student services, studying in Canada and at VCC, getting settled and living in Vancouver, and staying healthy and safe will be included. Note that depending on the programs, the date of orientation may vary.

 

Students from the following programs will join the August 30 orientation.

CAD & BIM (formerly Drafting) Certificate/Diploma

Dance Diploma

Dental Reception Certificate

Hospitality Management Diploma

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Jewellery Art & Design Diploma

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Medical Transcriptionist Certificate

Music Diploma

Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant Diploma

TESOL Diploma

University Transfer

Visual Communications Design Diploma

 

What to bring?

  1. Passport, study permit and medical insurance (if available), both originals and photocopies (if you have not already sent us your copy)
  2. Student's Personal Information sheet. This form will be emailed to you with your orientation package.

 

Students in other programs will join an orientation on a different date. VCC's new international students should refer to the information provided in their pre-arrival package sent by VCC International Education, or for any more questions, email ieservices@vcc.ca.

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