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K-12 schools | Colleges and universities | Scholarships | Trades and vocational training | Online and distance education | Exam invigilation

K-12 schools

This website is the primary source of all government information related to education in B.C. including programs and services for parents and students and K-12 curriculum and learning resources.

Information about writing the General Education Development (GED) test in order to receive the GED Secondary School Equivalency Certificate. Includes information about fees, forms, locations, dates, and preparing.

Lists of textbooks and other resources used in B.C. schools K -12 including outline of curriculum objectives.

Information about Burnaby schools including registration, programs, district calendar and maps. Also, has links to schools.

Test yourself on provincial exams from the last two years with answer keys provided. Note: BPL has additional provincial exams in most subjects available in paper copy at our Metrotown branch.

Provides provincial examinations for past two years in Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Math 12, and Physics 12 to assist in study and preparation.

Ministry of Education contacts for all schools and school districts. Includes all public and private schools in B.C.

Colleges and universities

Search for programs offered by BC's universities, colleges, and institutes.

Research post-secondary programs offered in B.C. and use this tool to compare programs, admission requirements, and tuition.  This resource is managed by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT). 

Government of Canada site devoted to post-secondary education with information about saving for education, career planning, student loans, grants, scholarships and continuing education.

Formerly the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, now is the Colleges and Institutes Canada. This website provides a searchable database of programs offered at Canada's 175 colleges and institutes offering apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas, and university transfer.

ICES evaluates formal for-credit educational programs of study for people who have studied in other provinces or countries and determines comparable levels in British Columbia and in Canadian terms

A consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels so that disabled students may gain equal access to college or university education.

Search for programs available at private institutions in BC. Also provides contact information

Formerly Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Universities Canada's website provides links to almost 100 public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges across Canada, with information for Canadian and international students.  The online directory site allows you to search for specific programs of study by language, province, institution, subject area, or program level.


Lists scholarships and other awards available to BC students and information on topics such as application strategies and preparing letters of application and résumés.

Under Student Financial Aid, see information on student loans and scholarships.

Lists Canadian scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards for students.

Universities Canada, formerly Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, manages scholarship programs and distributes millions of scholarship dollars to students pursuing post-secondary education.

Trades and vocational training

Gives information on how to get started in an apprenticeship and provides a searchable database to find more information about apprenticeship training. Provides contact information for the provinces and territories.

Comprehensive resource for industry training programs and the apprenticeship system for skilled trades in British Columbia.

Online and distance education

Provides links to universities offering distance/internet studies.

Ministry of Education site with links to K – 12 completion by learning at a distance, Thompson Rivers University Open Learning, and Canada’s open university Athabasca.

Course Finder is a directory listing over 2,000 online / distance courses that are currently available from BC's post-secondary schools. Search by course or institution. Includes online programs.

Exam invigilation

BCIT Test Centres offer professional exam invigilation services for a fee for entrance exams for other institutions, and for mid-term and final exams for distance education students.

The Office of the Registrar at Athabasca University annually updates a list of Invigilation centres across Canada. This website lists exam invigilation centres in the province of British Columbia.  The list includes fees, which are subject to change for each centre without notice. Please confirm the fee charged when making your invigilation appointment.

SFU's Registrar and Information Services is registered with many institutions as an invigilation centre. We can accommodate most testing requirements including online and international exams.  Complete the online “Exam Invigilation Request form” to book an invigilation appointment at your desired location.

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