British Columbia Institute of Technology

Founded 1964 | Burnaby, BC

With five campuses across the Metro Vancouver area and more than 50,000 students, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is one of B.C.’s largest post-secondary institutions. It offers more than 300 programs—certificates, diplomas, and bachelor and master degrees—in areas such as applied and natural sciences, business and media, engineering, health sciences and trades. Through BCIT’s applied education model and work-integrated learning opportunities, students gain the skills and experience to step directly into their careers. BCIT’s curricula are developed in close consultation with industry experts and delivered by instructors who have direct experience in their fields. Degree-program graduates have a 96 per cent employment rate.

BCIT is home to Canada’s first campus-wide smart microgrid. In 2020, the school broke ground on its new $78-million Health Sciences Centre. The more than 100,000-square-foot facility will be a net-zero carbon emissions building and will replicate hospital and laboratory work environments. BCIT is a major source of nurses and allied health professionals in the province and the largest provider of trades training and apprenticeship programs in Western Canada.

Popular Programs

• Electrical Apprentice

• Nursing Degree

• Carpentry Apprentice

• Accounting Diploma

• Millwright Apprentice

School Size



• Degree: $7,395-$9,419

• Diploma: $6,721-$11,170

• Certificate: $3,714-$17,023

• Post-Grad: $6,676-$12,149

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Electric Vehicle Technology and Service: This part-time program teaches students how to conduct safe work and service on electric vehicles.

• Forensic Nursing: Students are trained to provide physical, emotional and legal support to victims of violence. They learn how to properly collect forensic evidence and testify in court.

• Industrial Network Cybersecurity: With access to a fully interactive cybersecurity lab, students develop skills through game-based learning.