Schools and Training Page


Canadian government site with a wealth of financial information for financing and planning for school including Canada Student Loans and Grants.

BC Education Planner

Information on undergraduate program availability, application dates, tuition costs, admission requirements, lengths, and much more at BC's 27 public post-secondary institutions.

BC Transfer Guide in BC Post Secondary Systems

Students can quickly and easily see how their courses transfer between post-secondary institutions. Being able to transfer credits between institutions lets students attend more than one institution without having to repeat courses unnecessarily.

School Finder

Search their database for universities, colleges and career colleges. Get program information and browse school profiles.

Campus Access

This site offers a comprehensive resource and information guide for current/prospective university and college students, including a directory of Canadian, American & International universities and colleges as well as information on internships, scholarships, grants and financial aid. There are even links to help you find a job with your training and education.

Scholarship Canada

Sign up to search through their extensive database to find scholarships, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

Student Awards

Search their database for Canadian scholarships and awards. Canada's FREE financial resource.

Employment Skills Access Training programs at North Island College

If you are unemployed and not receiving EI, you may qualify for FREE training. North Island College offers a variety of tuition sponsored Employment Skills Access (ESA) programs that are specifically designed to help unemployed, non-Employment Insurance clients to develop job skills and get back to work. Participants must meet specific ESA criteria to qualify for admission. Eligible participants may choose from a variety of North Island College ESA programs with funding for tuition and materials provided through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement. SPACE IS LIMITED so apply with North Island College today.

North Island College

NIC is a community college committed to high quality and excellence in our programs and services. Our wide range of program options is supported by a dedicated faculty, staff and administration - all working together to help you achieve your goals.

Canadian Virtual University

(CVU) is a partnership of universities across Canada, committed to delivering university-level programs that can be completed from anywhere in the country or beyond.

Adult Continuing Education School District 72

Been out of school awhile? Complete your Grade 12. Upgrade your math and English skills. Gain prerequisites to college programs. Computer skills and study skills workshops can help you get started. Check out our website for an online guide to study skills.

Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA)

The Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) was created in 2004 to carry out the important role of student protection. PCTIA sets basic education standards for registered private career training institutions in British Columbia and establishes standards of quality which must be met by accredited institutions. Students or prospective students can get tips on how to choose a Private Post Secondary institution, find a map of all PCTIA registered institutions, and learn more about how your tuition dollars are protected.

Discovery Community College

Discovery College is a fully accredited private learning institution utilizing the latest technology and fully qualified, professional staff to give you the advantage you need in today's competitive job market.

Excel Career College

Excel Career College offers a wide range of Diploma and Certificate programs as well as individual courses, each designed with student needs and the current labour market in mind. Campus locations are in Courtenay, Campbell River & Port McNeill. Excel Career College is fully accredited training institution with Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA).

Identify Your Learning Strengths to Succeed in Training

The links below may help you determine which type of training is appropriate for you.

Learning Styles Quiz

Everyone has a style of learning which works best for them. Most people have one style which is strongest but they can exhibit other styles in any given situation. To see what your main learning style is take our learning styles quiz.

Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire

Take the questionnaire and then print out your results and review the Learning Styles & Strategies Descriptions to learn more about your strengths and strategies for dealing with your learning weaknesses.