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BC Student Outcomes
The BC College and Institute Student Outcomes Project is an annual survey of former students of British Columbia's public university colleges, colleges and institutes. The survey asks former students what they have done since completing their education, and if they are satisfied with the education they received.

BC Transfer Guide
Provides users with the ability to search for courses and for course transfer details in BC post-secondary institutions.

BCcampus
BCcampus "is a collaboration of post-secondary institutions in British Columbia providing an online central access point to post-secondary online and distance learning courses, programs and resources".

British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer 
BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) oversees the BC Transfer System, enabling important links between the BC post-secondary institutions, the education ministries, and the public and private education sectors.

The Canadian Training Institute 
A nonprofit organization providing training, consulting assistance, promoting collaborative action and undertaking research projects contributing to the effectiveness of services delivered by criminal justice and related agencies.

Colleges and Institutes Canada (previously known as ACCC)
The national, voluntary membership organization representing colleges, institutes and polytechnics in Canada and internationally. 

Education Planner 
"Your guide to post-secondary education in British Columbia". Information on programs at B.C.'s public post-secondary institutions. Users may search for programs by interests, subjects and institutions.

Kalef Consulting
Site prepared by Justice Institute Instructor Reva Kalef, with the intent to provide ongoing instructional information to past workshop attendees as well as others involved in adult education. This site offers links to current resources in "What's new", upcoming workshops in "Reva's brochure" and related links on the WEB.

Langara College Continuing Studies
The Vancouver School Board's Continuing Education program has been integrated into Langara College's Continuing Studies program.

Ministry of Advanced Education
Links are included to the Ministers, Programs and Services, and Publications. To view information from the Post-secondary Central Data Warehouse (CDW) that contains data relating to student demographics, programs, credentials, courses, session registration and campuses, please click on the following link: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/advanced-education

Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia (RUCBC)
The Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia (RUCBC) represents the interests of the four public research-intensive universities in British Columbia. Its mandate is to identify issues facing the universities, provide system wide leadership in the development of relevant public policy and communicate on behalf of the university system.

SchoolsinCanada
Profiles undergraduate academic programs in Canada. Searchable by province and by institution. Browsable by general program areas, but not searchable by specific field of study.

Statistics Canada - Classification of Instructional Programs
Lists symbols and abbreviations for instructional programs in Canada, and explains their classification structure.

Universities Canada (previously known as AUCC)
Contains links to Universities and their study programs ranging from Acadia University to York University. Visit their site Universitystudy.ca "designed to help students, parents, and guidance counsellors find information about Canada's post-secondary education (PSE) institutions and PSE programs."

WorkBC
Selected information resources for British Columbia career practitioners, young people and adult job-seekers, to help end-users make more informed and effective career, learning and labour market plans and choices.

Blackboard

Blackboard Resources - Faculty Tips
From Algonquin College, Ontario.

Blackboard Tip Sheets & Video Tutorials
From Grand Rapids Community College.

Teaching

Education Index
An annotated directory of reviewed education-related sites on the Web, sorted by subject and lifestage. An extremely comprehensive site.

Learning Resources Network (LERN)
Offering online as well as on-site seminars, courses, conferences and other services to professionals in the field of education.

Distance Education

Distance Education and Training Council
DETC serves as a clearinghouse of information about the distance study/ correspondence field and promotes sound educational standards and ethical business practices within the distance study field. Site links to a Directory of Accredited Institutions.

DistanceStudies.com
Profiles distance learning degree and diploma programs in Canada and the United States.

Open Learning - Thompson Rivers University
Offers access to over 400 online courses and a variety of certificate, diploma, and degree programs.

Evaluation

American Evaluation Association
An international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Excellent links section.

Canadian Evaluation Society 
Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) is dedicated to the advancement of evaluation theory and practice. Check out their 'Links' section that features 'Methods and guides".

Evaluation Center - Western Michigan University
The Center's mission is to advance the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation. The Center's principal activities are research, development, dissemination, service, instruction, and national and international leadership in evaluation. Click on the 'Publications' link for access to online articles, reports and papers.

Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation
A peer-reviewed online journal. Features an 'Articles' section by subject or by area of interest.

Program Development & Evaluation - University of Wisconsin-Extension
Provides training and technical assistance to community-based faculty and staff to plan, implement and evaluate high quality educational programs. Access full-text articles on evaluation in the 'Evaluation Publications' section.

WWW Virtual Library: Evaluation
Links to associations, educational material, societies, international organizations, journals and newsletters, and research centres focused on evaluation. Visit the 'Popular Sites' section that provides links to Resource Guides and to Articles, Papers, Reports.

Occupational Outlooks

Canada Job Trends
Developed by People Patterns Consulting, this site provides information (contents, how to purchase) on their publications which focus on demographics, social trends, labour markets, forecasting and futures studies.

Canadian Institution for Health Information - Workforce
CIHI collects data and produces analyses on the supply, distribution, education and employment characteristics of health human resources (HHR) in Canada.

National Occupational Classification (NOC)
The NOC is the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada. It is used daily by thousands of people to understand the jobs found throughout Canada's labour market. The NOC provides a standardized framework for organizing the world of work in a coherent system and is implemented in a number of major services and products throughout the private and public sectors.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook
The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

WorkBC
Created by the BC Government to help make sure the Province of British Columbia has the skilled workers needed for continued success in the world economy. Visit the Labour Market Statistics section that provides information on labour market trends, labour market projections, the regional labour market, occupations, etc.

Also, visit their site - Labour Market Outlook that identifies trends that are expected in the labour market in coming years and their report The British Columbia 2022 Labour Market Outlook.

WorkBC - Career Exploration
The WorkBC Career Exploration site provides a comprehensive description of more than 500 careers including education and training requirements for each and the job prospects.

Working in Canada
Working in Canada is a career tool to help you plan for your future. It provides useful information about 226 occupational groups and describes the work experiences of recent graduates from 155 programs of study.

Prior Learning Assessment

BC Ministry of Advanced Education

BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology)

Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA)
CAPLA provides the expertise, advocacy and support for the development of prior learning assessment in Canada through its workshops, quarterly newsletter and education and training activities.

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (Foreign Credential Assessment)

Douglas College

Thompson Rivers University - Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is gaining credit where credit is due; what you know does count. PLAR is a concept that permits you to earn credit for post-secondary level knowledge regardless of where or how the learning occurred. It is a process by which you demonstrate that what you have learned is equivalent to what is being taught in a traditional post-secondary context.

International Students

LearnLiveBC
The BC government has launched a refreshed LearnLiveBC website that provides international students with a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate interactive guide to learning and living in the province. Foreign students can access information about BC's PSE system; use toolkits to find a BC school or institution, apply to a school or institution, and make travel arrangements; and find information about living and working in BC while attending an educational institution and options for transitioning to permanent residency following graduation.


Last updated April 6, 2017