|Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) Designated
Arbutus College is a PTIB designated college. PTIB is the government regulatory body that oversees the operation of private colleges in the province of British Columbia. PTIB designated colleges go through a rigorous process that examines the quality of the programs, instructors, and facilities and are verified on an annual basis. Designation is PTIB’s highest level of recognition for private vocational training institutions.”
|British Columbia Education Quality Assurance (EQA) Designated
Arbutus College is an EQA designated college. EQA is a designation that identifies and promotes public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded government recognized quality assurance standards and offer consumer protection mechanisms. EQA creates one standard brand that is recognized globally as a symbol of quality.
Arbutus College is recognized by the Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). Effective June 1, 2014, students must be accepted by a DLI to apply for a study permit. The DLI #, which is the number that begins with the letter “O” must be included in the application form.
Arbutus College’s DLI # is O19219834012