List of All British Columbia Colleges and Universities

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List of All British Columbia Colleges and Universities

British Columbia, also known as B.C., is the westernmost province in Canada. It is bordered to the north by Yukon and Northwest territories, east by the province of Alberta, south by the U.S. states of Montana, Idaho, Washington, and west by the Pacific Ocean.

The capital of B.C. is Victoria, named after Queen Victoria, who ruled the British Empire during the creation of actual British Colonies in Canada. Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan city in Canada and second largest in the Pacific Northwest, is home to estimated 2.5 million people.

There are 265 Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) in British Columbia. We have included all on our list of all British Columbia colleges and universities. 

British Columbia Colleges and Universities at a Glance

One of the best provinces in Canada, British Columbia has so many things to offer for international students. Based on your preference and need, there are many colleges and universities to choose from. But, before you choose any institution be sure to check their DLI number. 

Designated Learning Institution or DLI number is provided to those institutions approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students. Moreover, please note that not all programs at the DLI institutions are eligible for Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). 

So, before you apply make sure that your program is PGWP eligible. DLI number starts with “O” not 0 (zero). Let’s begin with the list of all British Columbia colleges and universities.

ID Name of Institution Offers PGWP-Eligible Programs City Designated Learning Institution Number (DLI #)
1 Yorkville University Yes Vancouver O129034707957
2 Victoria Flying Club Yes Victoria O19283898542
3 University Canada West Yes Vancouver O19377235822
4 Trinity Western University Yes Langley, Richmond O19347055392
5 SkyQuest Aviation Ltd. Yes Langley O19396094731
6 Sea Land Air Flight Centre Yes Delta, Richmond O19394452152
7 Quest University Canada Yes Squamish O19377267862
8 Professional Flight Centre Yes Delta O19238920192
9 Principal Air Yes Abbotsford O246621852107
10 Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. Yes Pitt Meadows O116542595727
11 Pacific Flying Club Yes Delta O19274466542
12 Okanagan Mountain Helicopters FTU Ltd. Yes Kelowna O138327915822
13 Northeastern University Yes Vancouver O142031583162
14 New York Institute of Technology Yes Vancouver O19280365272
15 Montair Yes Pitt Meadows O113462258677
16 LaSalle College Vancouver Yes Kamloops, Vancouver, Victoria O19275426742
17 Langley Flying School Yes Langley O19395299244
18 Island Coastal Aviation Inc. Yes Pitt Meadows O110265135107
19 International Flight Centre Inc. Yes Delta O19395639399
20 Insignia College Yes Delta, Surrey O137690849762
21 Heli-College Canada Training Inc. Yes Langley O19279689162
22 Fraser International College Yes Burnaby O19239078442
23 Fairleigh Dickinson University (Vancouver) Yes Vancouver O19227134842
24 Corpus Christi College Yes Vancouver O19280180922
25 Coquitlam College Yes Coquitlam O19244321962
26 Columbia College Yes Vancouver O19279591302
27 Coastal Pacific Aviation Ltd. Yes Abbotsford O19377035282
28 City University of Seattle Yes Langford, Vancouver O19361040422
29 Chinook Helicopters (1982) Ltd. Yes Abbotsford O19280114462
30 Canadian Flight Centre (CFC) Yes Delta, Kamloops O110207076237
31 Canadian Aviation College Yes Pitt Meadows O110027361097
32 Canada Aviation Academy Yes Abbotsford, Kamloops O259092443252
33 Blue Bird Flight Academy Yes Chilliwack O19394940288
34 Alexander College Yes Burnaby, Vancouver O19347185182
35 Adler University Yes Vancouver O19394452198
36 Acsenda School of Management Yes Vancouver O19278931852
37 Acadia College Yes Langley O110735702489
38 Vancouver Island University Yes Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Powell River O19395299688
39 Vancouver Community College Yes Vancouver O19279717512
40 University of Victoria Yes Victoria O19280533442
41 University of the Fraser Valley Yes Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Mission O19395299642
42 University of Northern British Columbia Yes Fort St. John, Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace O19283889692
43 University of British Columbia (UBC) Yes Kelowna, Vancouver O19330231062
44 Thompson Rivers University Yes Kamloops, Williams Lake O19395299610
45 Simon Fraser University (SFU) Yes Burnaby, Surrey, Vancouver O18781994282
46 Selkirk College Yes Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo Centre, Nakusp, Nelson, Trail O19360990072
47 Royal Roads University Yes Victoria O19330635812
48 Okanagan College Yes Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon O19395299488
49 Northern Lights College Yes Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St John, Tumbler Ridge O19395299444
50 North Island College Yes Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Ucluelet O19301182602
51 Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Yes Burnaby, Merritt O19395299432
52 Langara College Yes Vancouver O19319074622
53 Kwantlen Polytechnic University Yes Cloverdale, Langley, Richmond,Surrey O19350676872
54 Justice Institute of British Columbia Yes Chilliwack, Kelowna, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Victoria O19394941140
55 Emily Carr University of Art and Design Yes Vancouver O19361259712
56 Douglas College Yes Coquitlam, New Westminster, Surrey O19360973702
57 College of the Rockies Yes Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere, Kimberley O19377233362
58 College of New Caledonia Yes Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel, Vanderhoof, Valemount O19360977332
59 Coast Mountain College Yes Hazelton, Houston, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Masset (Haida Gwaii), Queen Charlotte, Smithers, Terrace O110095977911
60 Capilano University Yes North Vancouver, Sechelt O19280078102
61 Camosun College Yes Victoria O19361235542
62 British Columbia Institute of Technology Yes Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond, Vancouver O19330128542
63 Winston College No New Westminster O19280640022
64 Windsong College of Healing Arts No Port Alberni O246050646187
65 Whistler Adventure School No Whistler O19273949312
66 Western Maritime Institute No Ladysmith, Steveston O19395299940
67 Western Community College No Abbotsford, Surrey O19396094295
68 Westcoast Adventure College No Sooke O19361275312
69 West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy No Sechelt O264573530022
70 West Coast College of Massage Therapy No New Westminster, Victoria O19395299928
71 Wales Young Institute No Vancouver O19305771772
72 Victoria Conservatory of Music No Victoria O122562157147
73 Victoria College of Art No Victoria O19395299874
74 Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts No Victoria O246912351437
75 Victoria Academy of Ballet No Victoria O19347351442
76 VGC International College No Vancouver O19386095472
77 VanWest College (Vancouver) No Vancouver O19283891072
78 VanWest College (Kelowna) No Kelowna O19395299852
79 Vancouver School of Theology No Vancouver O19407411913
80 Vancouver School of Healing Arts No Vancouver O119520583367
81 Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management No Vancouver O19280589592
82 Vancouver Premier College of Business and Management Ltd No Vancouver O143533237562
83 Vancouver Premier College of Arts and Science No Burnaby O19274398652
84 Vancouver Island School of Art No Victoria O111345278377
85 Vancouver Island College No Nanaimo O264603551792
86 Vancouver International College No Vancouver O19283898312
87 Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) No Vancouver O19331363352
88 Vancouver Film School No Vancouver O19239015912
89 Vancouver College of Massage Therapy No Vancouver O212534420437
90 Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc. No New Westminster O19301369352
91 Vancouver College of Counsellor Training No Vancouver O111991452477
92 Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc. No Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Kelowna, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria O19395299664
93 Vancouver Beijing College of Chinese Medicine No Richmond O19280573292
94 Vancouver Art Therapy Institute No Vancouver O19275386392
95 Vancouver Animation School No Vancouver O19283928982
96 Vancouver Acting School No Vancouver O19394452136
97 Vancouver Academy of Music No Vancouver O19280560262
98 Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts No Vancouver O212566030007
99 Universal Learning Institute No Richmond, Vancouver O19283932472
100 Tzu Chi International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCICTCM) No Vancouver O19394941076
101 Torchbearers Capernwray Canada Society No Thetis Island O19361274462
102 Think Tank Training Centre No North Vancouver O19395299578
103 The Institute of Holistic Nutrition No Vancouver O19395639374
104 The Hair Art Academy No Langley, Surrey O243191415557
105 The Cut Fashion Design Academy No Vancouver O142582255042
106 Taylor Pro Training No Kelowna O245272133587
107 Tamwood Language Centres No Vancouver, Whistler O19280516442
108 Tamwood Careers No Vancouver, Whistler O19361007342
109 Summit Pacific College No Abbotsford O19330780272
110 Strava College No Surrey O145763011462
111 Story Institute No Vancouver O266418531812
112 Sterling College No Surrey, Vancouver O19279828772
113 Stenberg College No Duncan, Kamloops, Surrey, Vernon O19283910772
114 St. Mark’s College No Vancouver O144740585612
115 St. Giles Vancouver No Vancouver O19395299510
116 St. George International College No Vancouver O19352161652
117 Sprott Shaw Language College No Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria O19283917732
118 Sprott Shaw College No Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Kelowna, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Osoyoos, Penticton, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria O19278865162
119 Senniyo Aesthetics International School of Canada Inc. No Richmond O19394452174
120 Seminary of Christ the King No Mission O19329910782
121 SELC English Language Centre Canada No Vancouver O19330751052
122 SELC Career College Vancouver No Vancouver O19395639791
123 SAE Institute No North Vancouver O19330716802
124 Royal Metro College No Coquitlam O19361238482
125 Royal Bridge College No Coquitlam O142488561162
126 Richmond International Academy No Richmond O142586176482
127 Rhodes Wellness College Ltd. No Vancouver O19273650972
128 Regent College No Vancouver O19283912352
129 Quantum Academy No Richmond O19395639759
130 Q College No Vancouver, Victoria O125645169227
131 Pearson College UWC No Victoria O19395639737
132 Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute Inc. No Saanichton O19394451698
133 Pacific Rim College No Victoria O19304067532
134 Pacific Link College No Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey O19394451662
135 Pacific Life Bible College No Surrey O19394451600
136 Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts No Vancouver O19238828022
137 Pacific Design Academy No Victoria O19394451567
138 Pacific DanceArts No Vancouver O19395639631
139 Pacific Coast Community College No New Westminster O19274781992
140 Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology No Victoria O19329994642
141 Oscar International College No Abbotsford, Surrey, Vancouver O138917878102
142 Orca Institute No New Westminster, Vancouver O19394451545
143 Orane International College No Victoria O259056158042
144 On The Mic Training No Vancouver O145410391352
145 Omni College No Richmond O19347439002
146 Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy Ltd. No Vernon O247767381127
147 OIEG Oxford International Education Group/Eurocentres Canada No Vancouver O19275179522
148 OHC Vancouver No Vancouver O19394452186
149 Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver No Vancouver O19395299466
150 Northwest Baptist Seminary No Langley O19330361712
151 Nimbus School of Recording & Media No Vancouver O19283933722
152 New Link College No Burnaby, Richmond O19280343742
153 New Image College No Vancouver O19274696442
154 Mountain Transport Institute Ltd. Castlegar No Castlegar O19395299350
155 Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia No Vancouver O19301054682
156 Metropolitan Community College No Vancouver O19329963492
157 Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary No Langley O19395299306
158 Mark Anthony Academy of Cosmetology No Langley O19314231702
159 Madlab School of Fitness No Vancouver O19375649052
160 M.C. College No Kelowna O263573449582
161 Lost Boys Studios - School of Visual Effects No Vancouver O19274961822
162 London School No Vancouver O19352116052
163 Lighthouse Labs No Vancouver O110684673337
164 Legends Academy No Abbotsford O122551197237
165 Languages Across Borders No Vancouver O19274549462
166 Language Studies International (LSI) No Vancouver O19283928542
167 Language Arts Institute No Burnaby O262347512072
168 Kutenai Art Therapy Institute No Nelson O19395639473
169 Kosmetae Academy No Abbotsford O19283913752
170 Kootenay Columbia College of Integrative Health Sciences No Nelson O19256958102
171 Keystone College Ltd. No Courtenay, Surrey O130389245177
172 Kelowna College of Professional Counselling No Kelowna O124191974237
173 Kaplan International Languages No Vancouver O19394941182
174 JCI Institute No Vancouver O19283904182
175 iTTTi Vancouver No Vancouver O19274183992
176 ISS Language and Career College of BC No Vancouver O19279658882
177 International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) No Vancouver O19283901032
178 International House Vancouver No Vancouver, Whistler O19279619012
179 Interior Academy No Kamloops O19395639387
180 Institute of Technology Development of Canada (ITD) No Vancouver O19279542632
181 inlingua Victoria College of Languages No Victoria O19350928592
182 Infofit Educators No Burnaby, Vancouver O19394941064
183 In Focus Film School No Vancouver O19395639663
184 ILSC Vancouver No Vancouver O19275396842
185 ILAC International College No Vancouver O110957942277
186 IH Career College No Vancouver O19395639240
187 Heritage Community College No Surrey O132232057367
188 Hanson International Academy No New Westminster, Vancouver O19618862812
189 Greystone College of Business and Technology No Vancouver O19352522932
190 Granville College No Vancouver O116736261697
191 Goh Ballet Academy No Vancouver O110656686527
192 Global Village Victoria No Victoria O19319050762
193 Global College No Vancouver O19347491712
194 GEOS Languages Plus No Vancouver, Victoria O19361015442
195 Gateway College No Vancouver O19279807782
196 Gastown Business College No Vancouver O19238785512
197 Franklin English Language College No Vancouver O19396094599
198 Focus College No Kelowna, Surrey O19330446102
199 First College No Kelowna, West Kelowna O256618792847
200 Excel Career College No Courtenay O19394940966
201 Eton College No Vancouver O19330008162
202 English Depot Education Academy No Richmond O143477803312
203 ELS Language Centers No Vancouver O19360978002
204 EF International Language Campus No Vancouver, Victoria O19314246102
205 EC Vancouver No Vancouver O19280217882
206 Drake Medox College No Surrey, Vancouver O19394940944
207 Dominion Herbal College No Burnaby O19330170302
208 Diving Dynamics – Home of the Commercial Diving Institute of Canada (CDI) No Kelowna O264560001042
209 DiveSafe International No Campbell River O261679968772
210 Discovery Community College No Campbell River, Courtenay, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Parksville, Surrey O19351714242
211 DEA Canadian College No North Vancouver O143703092532
212 CSIC e-Academy No Burnaby O249677787727
213 Create Career College No Burnaby, Vancouver O19275297052
214 Cornerstone International Community College of Canada No Richmond, Vancouver O19274576342
215 Columbia Paramedic Academy No Langley, Victoria O264899246972
216 Columbia Bible College No Abbotsford O19394940898
217 Collège Éducacentre No Prince George, Vancouver, Victoria O19832975987
218 CodeCore No New Westminster O116475837179
219 Coastal College of British Columbia No New Westminster O142195159782
220 Cloud Nine College Ltd. No Vancouver O19394940242
221 Clearmind International Institute Inc. No Langley, Vancouver O19371018112
222 Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) No Vancouver O19395300152
223 CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFX No New Westminster O19240092592
224 Centre for Arts and Technology No Kelowna, Surrey O19283900882
225 Central College No New Westminster O19220052602
226 Carey Theological College No Vancouver O19394940388
227 Career City College No Kelowna O254785080177
228 Capital College No Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey O19283932632
229 Can-Quest ESL Academy No North Vancouver O116342294647
230 Canadian Tourism College No Surrey, Vancouver O19301323922
231 Canadian Sports Business Academy No Whistler O19395300110
232 Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Vancouver Island No Nanaimo, Victoria O116149580707
233 Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (Vancouver) No Vancouver O19584795462
234 Canadian National Institute of Business No Coquitlam O19376505602
235 Canadian Film and Television Institute No Richmond O19240322772
236 Canadian College of Technology and Business No Delta O134304821852
237 Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy No North Vancouver, Vancouver O19283908462
238 Canadian College of Performing Arts No Victoria O110684673294
239 Canadian College of English Language No Vancouver O19352470312
240 Canadian College No Vancouver O19352621432
241 Canadian Chinese School of Theology Vancouver No Richmond O265275735142
242 Canadian Baptist Seminary No Langley O19394940354
243 Canada International Royal Arts College No Richmond, Vancouver O142484375262
244 Canada College Vancouver No Vancouver O140788898652
245 Cambridge College No Burnaby O19394940342
246 Cambria College No Victoria O19283903592
247 Camber College No Powell River O19219937972
248 Brighton College No Burnaby, Surrey O19257044542
249 Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine  No New Westminster O19219916952
250 Body Glamour Institute of Beauty by Anita No North Vancouver O116475837152
251 Blanche Macdonald Centre No Vancouver O19257719332
252 Automotive Training Centre No Surrey O19394940276
253 Ashton College No Abbotsford, Vancouver O19219876582
254 ARV Canada College No Richmond O19394940254
255 Arbutus College of Communication Arts, Business & Technology No Vancouver O19219834012
256 All Body Laser Corp. Training Institute No Port Coquitlam O19394940220
257 Ajna Yoga Teacher Training No Victoria O246351578557
258 Advantage English School E/J No Whistler O112543961007
259 Academy of Learning College - Victoria No Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Victoria O19395300024
260 Academy of Learning College – Vancouver – Broadway No Vancouver O19376530942
261 Academy of Learning College – Surrey No Surrey O19361063652
262 Academy of Learning College – Richmond No Richmond O110096211204
263 Academy of Learning College - Langley No Langley O212477063807
264 Academy of Learning College - Abbotsford No Abbotsford, Langley O212477056057
265 Academy of Excellence Hair Design & Aesthetics Ltd. No Victoria O123960086627

Note: Though these documents are for Canadian Study permit application, you can get a gist of possible documents required for your student visa application. Customize these documents based on your own need.
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Cover Letter
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Forwarding Letter
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Student Financial Planning
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Explanation Letter of Source of Fund
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Explanation on previous Visa Rejection
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Source of Fund (For Businessperson as a sponsor)
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