Vancouver Community College

British Columbia, Canada

Public | Estd. 1965

Vancouver Community College

Vancouver, Canada

Public -1965

Fall, spring and winter

Intakes

75%

Acceptance Rate

105:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

Fall, spring and winter

Intakes

75%

Acceptance Rate

105:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1965, Vancouver Community College is a public community college in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest and oldest community college in BC. It was established as a city college through a merger of four local educational institutions: the Vancouver Vocational Institute, the Vancouver School of Art, the Vancouver School Board’s Night School program, and the King Edward Senior Matriculation and Continuing Education Center, which was renamed to its present name in 1974. 

It is affiliated with ACCC, Association of Canadian Community Colleges. According to the Ranking Web of Universities, it is ranked at 112th place in Canada and 6544th worldwide. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The college has three campuses located in Downtown Vancouver, Commercial Broadway and Annacis Island. The third campus was recently opened in 2014 as an expansion project. The other two campuses are easily accessible through Vancouver’s SkyTrain. This college offers 78 certificate programs, 28 diploma programs, and 3 bachelor’s degree programs in the fields of arts, business, trades, and health sciences. These are offered as both full time and part-time programs in the intakes period of summer, spring and fall.  

Accomplishments and Alumni

VCC has partnered with the British Columbia Government Employees Union (BCGEU), to offer a communication program to its members. Success stories of the students of this college are in every field. The college honours its students and generous donors whose achievements deserve every bit of it. 

Some of its famous notable alumni are, Canadian Chef-Anthony Sedlak, Canadian Novelist-Keith Maillard and Canadian Author-Iain Lawrence

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

There are around 15,000 students enrolled here. The college accommodates 26,000 each year from a variety of nations, out of which around 8% are international. VCC boasts an extremely diverse community with its students speaking more than 30 languages from more than 40 different countries. The university VCC International Office takes care of assisting the international community and makes sure they identify and achieve their educational and career goals. 

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CourseDurationFee/Year
Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts-Pastry11 Months ₹20,970
Certificate in Administrative Assistant8 Months ₹15,450
Certificate in Medical Transcriptionist8 Months ₹14,540
Certificate in Architectural Technician10 Months ₹18,180
Certificate in Civil/Structural Technician10 Months ₹18,180
Diploma in Computer Aided drafting and Building Information Modelling24 Months ₹18,180
Diploma in Fashion Design and Production24 Months ₹15,580
Diploma in Graphic Design24 Months ₹20,620
Diploma in Jewellery Art and Design24 Months ₹20,750
Diploma in Cosmetology24 Months ₹17,040
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CourseDurationFee/Year
Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts-Pastry11 Months₹20,970
Certificate in Administrative Assistant8 Months₹15,450
Certificate in Medical Transcriptionist8 Months₹14,540
Certificate in Architectural Technician10 Months₹18,180
Certificate in Civil/Structural Technician10 Months₹18,180
Diploma in Computer Aided drafting and Building Information Modelling24 Months₹18,180
Diploma in Fashion Design and Production24 Months₹15,580
Diploma in Graphic Design24 Months₹20,620
Diploma in Jewellery Art and Design24 Months₹20,750
Diploma in Cosmetology24 Months₹17,040
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Scholarships

Vanier CGS group offers this scholarship to allow international students to pursue excellent academic opportunities in Canada

Eligibility

Canadian Citizens and Foreign Citizens pursuing their first doctoral degree at a Canadian Institution

Applicability

Fill application at ResearchNet after discussing their decision with the nominating institution

he Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) program is a provincially-funded initiative to attract top international students to Ontario for PhD studies with Ontario universities

Eligibility

International Students with a first-class average (A-/80% Ontario Equivalent)

Applicability

Candidates are considered on the basis of their admissions application

It is a three-year leadership initiative by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation which is meant to prepare Ambitious Leaders.

Eligibility

Applicants are eligible as long as their research topics relates to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World and People and their Natural Environment.

Applicability

Apply through its online application portal

Forte Fellowship is a scholarship program for females enrolled in MBA courses (full-time, part-time, and executive) in foreign countries such as UK, USA, Canada.

Eligibility

Female Students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in UG Studies and an IELTS score of 6.5

Applicability

If students are applicable, their respective universities will contact the applicant on their own. There is no need to fill a scholarship form.

Given to students studying at Quebec Canadian Universities.

Eligibility

Students must pursue studies or research activities at a Quebec University

Applicability

Contact the University you’re interested in to submit the application

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students at VCC.

Eligibility

For this a student must have a B grade average or higher.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students at VCC.

Eligibility

Applicant must be a full-time registered student and has received passing grades in all the courses.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students at VCC.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students at VCC.

Eligibility

Applicant must be a female student on a pathway leading to a Health Sciences program at VCC.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time students at VCC.

Eligibility

Applicant must be enrolled in English as a Second Language, adult basic education or adult special education programming.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution
  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ or ‘Register Here’
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications
  • Fill in the details of your employment history
  • Fill in your personal statement
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fee

Documents Required

  • All official academic transcripts and grade cards
  • Passport size photographs
  • Passport photocopy
  • Visa
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

Admission Requirements

FAQs

The required GPA score is 2.0 or Grade C or equivalent, to get into Vancouver Community College.
The required GPA score is 2.0 or Grade C or equivalent, to get into Vancouver Community College.
International students who graduate from VCC will be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) provided they have completed full-time studies in a program of 8 months or more.
International students who graduate from VCC will be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) provided they have completed full-time studies in a program of 8 months or more.
There are around 15,000 students enrolled here. The college accommodates 26,000 each year from a variety of nations, out of which around 8% are international. VCC boasts an extremely diverse community with its students speaking more than 30 languages from more than 40 different countries.
There are around 15,000 students enrolled here. The college accommodates 26,000 each year from a variety of nations, out of which around 8% are international. VCC boasts an extremely diverse community with its students speaking more than 30 languages from more than 40 different countries.
In an internet-based TOEFL, you will need the following TOEFL score: Listening-22, Speaking-23, Reading-22, Writing-23, Overall-90.
In an internet-based TOEFL, you will need the following TOEFL score: Listening-22, Speaking-23, Reading-22, Writing-23, Overall-90.
According to the Ranking Web 2022, the VCC is tied at 112th place in Canada and at 6544th place worldwide, with a student satisfaction rate of 93%.
According to the Ranking Web 2022, the VCC is tied at 112th place in Canada and at 6544th place worldwide, with a student satisfaction rate of 93%.

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Studying in Canada

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

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