Victoria – Main Campus

Welcome to the Sprott Shaw Victoria College Campus! 

First opened in Victoria in 1913, the original location of the Victoria campus was in the Pemberton Building on the corner of Fort and Broad Streets. Training students on the use of the latest technology of the time such as the Burroughs Adding Machine, the Dictaphone, and the Doneo Duplicator. The Stenographic Department contained 27 of the most popular typewriters.

Today the Victoria campus is centrally located and easily accessible with major bus stops at our doorstep, the Victoria college campus is close to shopping destinations, restaurants, and cafes in Bastion Square. 

Sprott Shaw College Victoria collaborates closely with local businesses and organizations to ensure that our training not only meets the needs of employers. This allows Sprott Shaw graduates to surpass their employer’s expectations and rise to the top in their new careers. 

Employers frequently visit the campus and provide HR seminars to students on how they can apply to their respective organizations. This, combined with the career planning programs in place, allow students to access industry professionals who can help them pursue their career aspirations. 

Sprott Shaw is respected among Victoria colleges for our students’ contributions to the local community thanks to student-organized charity drives and events, alongside Sprott Shaw’s official Orange Shirt Day and Pink Shirt Day fundraisers. 

Have any questions about our Victoria college campus? Don’t hesitate to contact our academic advisors today or book an in-person tour! 

Sprott Shaw’s Bastion Square campus is one of three Vancouver Island Colleges, including our Victoria Healthcare & Nursing Programs Campus and Nanaimo Campus.  

What People Are Saying About Sprott Shaw Victoria:

Kuljeet SinghKuljeet Singh
17:50 15 Mar 24
Wonderful!🥰 If you want to learn English abroad, SSLC is the best option. I’m very happy to study here, the teachers are very friendly and the way you will learn English is very practical.Thanks SSLC for the best experiences👏🏻
Charlow DedicatoriaCharlow Dedicatoria
05:52 14 Dec 23
I am so glad I chose Sprott Shaw to study HCA.I learned everything I needed to learn. And the teachers are so good. They are willing to help you become successful. On top of that, the class I belonged to became good friends.Sprott Shaw is a good environment and will give you a good studying experience.I have been recommending (highly)friends to go to Sprott Shaw for a good educational experience.
Nilu modiNilu modi
19:36 27 Nov 23
"Clover McClure is an absolute superstar in Sprott Shaw! Their teaching style is dynamic, making even the most challenging subjects come alive. Their dedication to students is unparalleled, providing not just knowledge but genuine mentorship. With an infectious passion for learning, they elevate everyone, fostering an environment where curiosity thrives. Their impact extends far beyond the classroom, shaping ambitious minds for success."Also, Catelynn Tesan she helped me with my admission so hard working n helpful person.
Nicole PennantNicole Pennant
19:02 21 Nov 23
I highly recommend the Educational Assistant program at Sprott Shaw College, Victoria BC. Not only can you earn an EA diploma, but you also earn an ECEA certificate. You will get access to many programs to promote self-advancement, some of them which you gain permanent access to. You will earn tons of certificates and receive in-depth training in all aspects of the field you will be entering. The best thing about Sprott Shaw is that I didn't have to wait for a spot to open in order to start. You begin right away and go straight through until you are finished (no delays). I really loved how the class was focused on exactly what I wanted to pursue which is working with youth of all ages. The teacher Kim, is exceptional! She is always there to support you and help you strive to be your best. She teaches you what it's really like in the schools, and what the expectations are (academic-wise), and she sets you up for success. She was an EA for 17 years, so she brings a great deal of experience with her, which makes for a really fun and exciting class every day. It isn't the type of class where you just sit for hours and listen to somebody read from a book. What Kim provides is a real-life experience, that's hands-on, interactive, inspiring, and engaging. Within days of finishing my practicum, I received an interview and a job offer. I am so glad I received such adequate training through this program, and would highly recommend it to anyone considering working in this field. I felt supported by all of the in-person staff at Sprott Shaw. If one person didn't know how to answer a question, there was always somebody on site that did. I received so much support from the staff at Bastion Square, for so many different things, and for that, I am extremely grateful. Thanks, Sprott Shaw, for supporting me and for being like a second family to me. I appreciate everything you have done to support me through my journey to becoming an EA/ECEA.
Nilgun DosNilgun Dos
23:58 20 Sep 23
"I am truly happy because I graduated from Sprott Shaw. The impact of Sprott Shaw on my career and life is invaluable. I sincerely express gratitude to esteemed teachers and valuable staffs.Please do not postpone your dreams. Sprott Shaw with you."
Theresa RobinsonTheresa Robinson
21:26 27 Jun 23
Sprott Shaw college was the best decision I ever made. In less than one year I received an honours diploma and now have a new career and working in a job that I love. The teachers and staff are amazing. The amount of support and encouragement you receive is amazing. I loved that the college has rolling start dates for their courses, so I was able to start my course when I was ready.Sprott Shaw college is a warm and friendly environment.For anyone who is looking to go back to school, I would recommend Sprott Shaw College.
Suri BaabeSuri Baabe
07:55 07 Jun 23
Everything went well throughout my course with the teachers and study just like at any normal college. But this one person who went above and beyond whether to guide me or to provide me resources, was always there to help me at any hurdles or obstacles that I had throughout my course and that person is PHIL. I wish every teacher, advisor could be like him. He values everyone so much. I have so much RESPECT for him.
Fabiola MontheFabiola Monthe
22:49 12 May 23
Amazing Experience. I was so afraid to go back to school after 6years but my 4months program gave me the courage to continue further with my education. Teachers are so helpful and understanding, making the studies practical and less stressful. Thank you to my advisor Phil for all the encouragements.. 🥰
Riley CRiley C
16:46 15 Feb 23
Very good and quick curriculum. Landed a job in BC public service thanks to Sprottshaw’s co-op program! I’d like to thank all the staff who helped me with my education this far. Thanks to Phil as well for helping me choose my course, Business Admin Management. Thank you for all your help and encouragement!
tera Jas Singhtera Jas Singh
02:50 26 Jan 23
I don’t post reviews but I couldn’t hold back this time. Phil is one of the best person I’ve ever met in Canada and the world needs to know. He is such a gem. He doesn’t take his job as a normal job but would go above and beyond as an admission advisor. He would guide you at every steps from beginning until end. I’ve never seen ANYONE anywhere with such passion and with respect he would treat every student with.

Highlighted Programs At Our Victoria College 

Sprott Shaw has one of the most extensive program offerings you can find in Victoria. We offer many nursing & health care, childcare & community support, business, and administration programs.   

Below is a list of the most popular programs offered at Sprott Shaw Victoria:   

Check out the Programs tab at the top of this page for a full list of all programs offered at our Victoria college campus. 

Victoria College Healthcare Campus 

Sprott Shaw’s health care programs are renowned among colleges in Victoria, BC. Practical Nursing Programs, Health Care Assistant, and Health Care Assistant Internationally Educated programs are available at our dedicated Victoria Healthcare & Nursing Programs Campus. 
Healthcare programs can include Practicum and Co-op opportunities with Island Health and local healthcare providers, care homes, and long-term care facilities.

The combination of cutting-edge classroom tools and hands-on training experience is what sets our health care graduates apart from the crowd when entering the workforce! 

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Why Study At Sprott Shaw Colleges in Victoria?  

Sprott Shaw’s Victoria College is fully-accredited and all programs are government-approved. When you enroll at Sprott Shaw you can benefit from all these advantages: 

  • Graduate With Everything Employers Want 
    It is always Sprott Shaw’s priority to make sure our graduates find permanent employment. Our Employment Service Specialists (ESS) don’t just help our alumni with job placement assistance after graduation, but also student loan repayment. 
  • Keep Learning & Upgrading (For Free) 
    In an ever-changing world it is important to hold relevant skills—that’s why our graduates can return for free refresher courses should they require upgrading in the area they trained in. 
  • Get Started Quickly & Graduate Faster 
    Sprott Shaw is one of the only Victoria colleges that offers a monthly intake* system that minimizes waitlists and provides regular start dates. This allows students to graduate and be job-ready sooner with class schedules that allow for work, study, and personal time. 
  • Learn From The Industry’s Best 
    Instructors at Sprott Shaw Victoria aren’t just teachers; they are industry veterans who know how to teach students the skills they need to excel in their field during and after their studies are complete. 
  • Local Practicum Opportunities 
    Our long-standing relationship with the Victoria community allows us to offer practicums with established, reputable local businesses and organizations (that often hire their practicum students). 

For tuition help, speak with our advisors to review the different financial options, scholarships, and grants available for you.
*Some programs may have short waits between monthly start dates

Student Life at Sprott Shaw College Victoria 

Our Bastion Square location makes Sprott Shaw one of the most conveniently placed Victoria colleges. Located in the heart of downtown with incredible views of the Inner Harbour, our Victoria campus is easily accessible by car or public transit. 

Enjoy the best restaurants, cafes, and patios that Victoria has to offer, alongside seasonal artisan markets and the rich history of our provincial capital.

Sprott Shaw has partnered with several local businesses to provide some additional benefits for students and alumni: 

Mention that you are a Sprott Shaw alumni on your first visit to Lady Mae Uniforms after you graduate and receive a welcome gift.

Join their Loyalty Program and during your birthday month, receive 20% off all uniforms and 10% off accessories and shoes.

Address: 1815 Douglas Street, Victoria BC

Mention you are a Sprott Shaw Alumni when you visit Staples on Tolmie Avenue in-store and receive special pricing on office supplies and furniture.

Address: 780 Tolmie Avenue, Victoria BC

NOTE: Offer is valid only at this location. In-store purchases only. Electronics, laptops, tablets etc. excluded

Sprott Shaw alumni have preferred rates at one of Coast Hotels’ 35 locations in Canada and Western USA.

You can book a room with preferred rates by calling Coast Hotels’ Central Reservations line at 1.800.663.1144 under Sprott Shaw College or going online to their website and entering the corporate access code “SSC” in the ‘company/offer’ field.

Sprott Shaw Victoria Location 

The main Sprott Shaw Victoria campus is located at 31 Bastion Square #103, Victoria, BC V8W-1J1, on the corner of Helmcken Alley and Bastion Square in the historic Board of Trade Building. 

The campus is easily accessible via public transit as the 10, 14, 15, 24, and 25 bus routes all stop just a stone’s throw away from Bastion Square. 

Parking can be limited during peak hours and the summer tourist season, but you still won’t have to look very far to find a space in the Downtown area. 

What Students At Sprott Shaw College In Victoria Are Saying:

Paola B celebrating graduating from Sprott Shaw Victoria College and starting her new career as an HCA

“My experience at the Sprott Shaw Victoria Campus was amazing from beginning to end… Within 1 week of finishing my Health Care Program I was hired!”
Paola B. 

“I was enrolled in the HCA program at Sprott Shaw and had the greatest experience.”
-Stephanie O 

“The 10 months about special education and two great practicums at elementary and high schools at School District 61 were great. I was hired right away while doing my practicum. It’s an excellent college, a great program, and the instructor was amazing.”

If you have any questions about our Sprott Shaw Victoria campus, program availability, funding options, or anything else, reach out to our academic advisors today and get the answers you’re looking for! 

Join The Sprott Shaw Victoria Campus Facebook Group 

Open to all current students, alumni, and anyone looking for more info on Sprott Shaw in Victoria! Join the official campus group and get the latest updates on: 

  • Local Events  
  • Campus Events, Updates & Highlights  
  • Local Job Opportunities  
  • Connecting With Your Classmates  
  • Meeting Instructors & Staff 

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Sprott Shaw College respectfully acknowledges the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt)) and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples on whose unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories we live and work.

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Meet Our Victoria Instructors 

Aboubakar I  – Business

I have extensive experience in digital marketing and social media. I have been fortunate to work with YouTube, Thomson Reuters, ONE.Org and many other organizations on various social media campaigns. I have also worked with many 500 fortunate companies and major universities in Canada and globally. However, my passion is to teach, I enjoy helping my students learn, apply and move forward.

Curtis W – Business

I began my career as a secondary school teacher and since then, have taught at various universities and colleges for 36 years. My teaching has always centered in on English – both spoken and written. In my 12 years at Sprott Shaw, I have had the great experience of working with excellent colleagues and passionate students.

Jennifer N – Special Education Teaching Assistant (SETA) & Community Support Worker (CSW)

I spend much of my life advocating for social justice in the areas of disability and mental health since I graduated from the Community Support Worker (CSW) program at a local college in 1997. For 18 years, I worked at a community living organization in a variety of leadership positions, focusing my efforts on community inclusion, person-centered planning, and employee engagement. I earned my Master’s in Organization Leadership in 2012 and began my new career in college instruction, teaching community support, education assistance, and mental health.

Karin A – Health Care Assistant (HCA)

Since graduating from university, I have now been working in healthcare and nursing for over 38 years in various hospitals and complex care facilities in BC. I have always been extremely passionate about the care and well-being of my patients. A decade ago, I was given the opportunity to start teaching at Sprott Shaw which has been an exciting and knowledgeable journey.

Linda-Beth G – Practical Nursing (PN) & Health Care Assistant (HCA)

As a registered nurse (RN), I have loved nursing for more than 30 years. I have worked in various positions across several aspects of healthcare. I love sharing my passion and experience with new nurses and care aides – encouraging them to dream and be the best nurses and care aides that they can be!

Paulina D – Early Childhood Education (ECE)

I have been involved in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) profession for the last 10 years. I studied ECE at Sprott Shaw and am currently teaching that very program. I have worked in small and large group class settings in North America and the Caribbean. I have also taught children and adults in English and Spanish and worked in public and private schools.

Dena N – Early Childhood Education (ECE)

I have been in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field since 2002. I received my Diploma in ECE from a college in Manitoba, which is where I am originally from. I have worked in a wide variety of educational settings with children of all ages. I have also facilitated a number of professional development workshops for other educators, and have now expanded my experience to teaching at Sprott Shaw.

Jonathon V – General Education 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in History. Although I am still young, my professional life has been spent recognizing and developing the skills of my students. In my roles as a tutor, teaching assistant, immigration assistant, and now employment services specialist, I have always prioritized patience and empathy when working with others. Embarking on a new career path is nerve-wracking but I believe I excel at easing the transition for our students.

Chie L – Business

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Law and a Master of Arts in Pacific Asian Studies. I have a decade of office management experience and a business background to support the professional development of my business students at Sprott Shaw. With extensive knowledge as an international admissions advisor and employment services specialist, I equip students with the personal and professional skills necessary for success in the workplace. 

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