The pandemic has prompted federal and provincial governments to offer one-time funds in addition to their usual programs. The largest amount comes from the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students, a non-repayable program for lower-income students that is doubling to $6,000 from the usual $3,000.
Additionally, StudentAidBC recently announced the new, non-repayable BC Access Grant that can provide students with up to $4,000 a year.
Here is a list of resources students can explore to support their studies this fall:
Scholarships and bursaries: Students can also seek scholarships at Universities Canada, Scholarships Canada, Yconic and, for Indigenous students, Indspire.
Open Education Resources (OER): Students can look into OER —free textbooks, supplementary manuals and guides on a variety of subjects that are available through BC’s Open Textbook collection.
Sign up for Discover UVic to learn more about us and see what it takes to become a UVic student. These events are focused on students applying for September 2021, but we welcome everyone who’s thinking about studying at UVic in the future.
If you have any questions about this online setup, please email firstname.lastname@example.org use the subject line “virtual school visit.”
UBC online application: opening soon
UBC’s 2021/22 online application will be opening at the end of September. We recommend that you and your students visit our how to apply page for an overview of the application process, and our Personal Profile page for tips on writing a strong Personal Profile.
Language 11 requirement: Vancouver campus
Applicants to UBC’s Vancouver campus are required to have a Grade 11 language in addition to English. Students who entered the BC or Yukon school system after Grade 9 can have this requirement waived if their school counsellor or principal submits a written request on their behalf. Transfer standing, external language certificates, and external language assessments granted at the Grade 11 level may also be used to meet the language 11 requirement
Important dates for October: October 1st: Applications Open! (kpu.ca/apply) October 3rd: KPU’s first ever Virtual Open House. To register: kpu.ca/openhouse October 15th: KPU
Telecommunications Systems Technician Information Session and TourWednesday, July 8th 5:00 pm –6:00 pmBCIT Burnaby CampusRegisterThe Telecommunications Systems Technician Information session will begin with a brief overview of BCIT and of the program, followed by a tour of the program areas.Program staff will be on hand to answer your questions
Virtual Information Session for New and Prospective Arts and Science Students June 25, 2020 4:00 pm –5:00 pmRegisterJune 30, 20204:00 pm –5:00 pm Register Join us for a one-hour session facilitated by a Counsellor to learn about studying at Langara and transferring to university.We’ll cover registration, pre-requisites, course planning, the BC Transfer Guide, student support at Langara, and more
Applications are now being accepted for YELLSurrey Schools is once again offering the YELL (Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership Launchpad) program to students entering Grades 10, 11 or 12 this September.Based on university entrepreneurship programs as well as best practices from Silicon Valley, the course is not only for students who are interested in business and innovation, but those keen on learning more about how the world works and putting their ideas into action. Students will have the opportunity to work with mentors, develop a ground-breaking business concept and compete in a venture competition.Location: Queen Elizabeth Continuing Education, 9457 King George BoulevardDates: September 30, 2020 –May 19, 2021 Times: 4:00 –6:45 pm every Wednesday night Location: Semiahmoo Secondary, 1785 148 StreetDates: September 29, 2020 –May 18, 2021 Times: 4:00 –6:45 pm every Tuesday night
Building Service Worker Program –Custodial CertificationPlease share information about this new 5 week certificate program with friends, family members and former students. (Note: applicants must be 19 years of age or older.)Upon successful completion of the Surrey Community College’s Building Service WorkerProgram, students will receive BSW certification. As well, all students who successfully complete the program will be offered a job interview for possible employment within the Surrey School District.Dates: August 17, 2020 –September 18, 2020Time: 6:00 pm –10:00 pmCost: $625.00
June 30, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Interested in aligning your career with your passion? Come learn about Langara’s Recreation Studies programs and how they can advance/benefit your career. Make an impact in your community in this interdisciplinary field. Learn more about the Recreation Studies programs at Langara and the careers that they lead to. Please RSVP to email@example.com to receive a link to the Zoom session