Want to study in Vancouver? Discover everything you need to know about why the city is rated one of the most livable cities in the world for prospective students and what makes Sprott Shaw College one of the best places to study.

Why You Should Come to Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the world. Vancouver is surrounded by stunning natural spectaculars including mountains, beaches, parks, the Pacific Ocean, and a magnificent rainforest.

The population of the City of Vancouver is about 600,000; Greater Vancouver’s estimated total population is over 2 million.

Vancouver is a very cosmopolitan and multicultural city. While most of the population speaks English either as a first or second language, it is a very culturally rich environment. Many languages are spoken and diverse ethnic traditions are followed across the city. Four out of every ten residents are immigrants to the city.

What Makes Vancouver Special?

  • Canada is repeatedly rated by the United Nations as the best place to live in the world and Vancouver is truly the jewel of Canada.
  • The city is North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim for business and communication.
  • World-class sports and recreation – Whistler Mountain, NHL (Vancouver Canucks).
  • A 2-hour scenic drive will take you to either the Whistler Ski Resort, rated number one ski-resort in North America, or the city of Seattle, one of America’s biggest cosmopolitan centers and Washington State’s business and cultural hub.

Why You Should Study at Sprott Shaw College


We offer more than 130 programs for you to choose from.

High-Quality Education

We offer accredited, relevant, respected education and training delivered in a modern way. We are registered with and accredited by prestigious organizations including:

  • Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of BC
  • Education Quality Assurance (EQA)
  • National Association of Career Colleges (NACC)
  • BC Career Colleges Association (BCCCA)

Maximum In-Class Interaction

“Be where instructors know you by name.” Our convenient class sizes ensure the maximum amount of support from instructors and engagement from every student.

Job Placement

We provide our current students and graduates with lifetime job placement assistance. With approximately 6,000 graduates entering the job market every year, our Employment Services Specialists (ESS) can support you with job placement assistance throughout your lifetime. Our ESS are available to help you with resume and cover letter building, mock interviews, and career exploration.

Canadian Work Experience

We are pleased to offer a variety of programs that contain the highly sought-after Canadian work experience component. The work component primarily involves one of the following types of experience: practicum, co-op education, or clinical placement.

Frequent Intakes

Our programs start every month, unlike other colleges’ semester, trimester, or quarter systems.


Sprott Shaw offers a wide range of activities during and after class that are fun, interesting, and most of all, an educational experience for international students. Our teachers and staff encourage students to participate in various conversations and communicative activities, celebrations of international and Canadian holidays, student clubs, sports teams, alumni associations, and tutoring/exchange programs.

English Pathway

We accept bridging programs from several language schools which means an easier, faster, and cheaper transition from your English preparation programs.

Affordable Tuition & High Return on Investment

Our tuition is relatively lower than other Canadian schools of the same type. Students with good academic history can also apply for a scholarship. Please contact our International Department for more information related to Fees and Financial Awards.

Academic Advising

Our academic advisors can help you find and plan for the right program according to your career goals, aspirations, and passions. Our advisors are also available to help you select the best study plan, seek employment, and even apply for immigration in Canada. Connect with an advisor here.


There are 16 Sprott Shaw campuses located across British Columbia.

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