Justice Institute of British Columbia

Founded 1978 | New Westminster, BC

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) specializes in training professionals in public safety, justice and social services through experiential education.
JIBC has six campuses in B.C. and also provides distance education. The school offers career options in paramedicine, firefighting, law enforcement, security, emergency management, intelligence analysis, corrections, counselling and conflict resolution. In 2020, JIBC launched its disaster management post-degree diploma, which prepares students to deal with emergencies such as wildfires, earthquakes and pandemics. In JIBC’s community care licensing officer program, students learn to monitor and inspect care facilities—both public and private—provide support and education, and bring facilities into compliance.

The Maple Ridge campus is Western Canada’s most extensive fire-training ground with 30 training props, including the cargo hold of a ship and a simulated 11-car train derailment. The New Westminster campus includes the Dr. Donald B. Rix Public Safety Simulation Building. JIBC’s web-based Praxis simulation technology is used for emergency management training by both government agencies and industry.

Popular Programs

• Primary Care Paramedicine

• B.C. Police Recruit Training

• Security Officer, Corrections

• Exterior Firefighter Operations

School Size



• Degree: $5,700-$6,700

• Diploma: $5,700-$6,700

• Certificate: $5,100-$12,700

• Post-Grad: $6,900-$11,200

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Firefighting Technologies: Students get hands-on training and mentorship from fire training officers.

• Collaborative Conflict Resolution: This program covers negotiation, mediation, and coaching through an inclusivity lens.

• Law Enforcement Studies: Studies in criminology and criminal law prep students for work in enforcement and public safety.