Arbutus Advantages

Diverse Cultures
Students from over 20 different countries study at Arbutus College. This creates a student body that offers the student a convenient way to create friendships from all over the world—which may lead to important career contacts for the future.

Great memories. Good fun.
The campus is designed with the students’ learning and social experience in mind. The lounge is a place where students can study, eat, meet friends, use computers, or play games such as ping-pong or foosball.

Central location
The downtown Vancouver neighborhood is full of trendy stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. The College is less than a 2 minute walk from a main bus, train, sky-train, and sea-bus station.

Student Services
At Arbutus College, we care about the needs of our students and strive to provide the support needed for our students to prosper.
• We monitor our students’ attendance and progress to assist them to achieve their full potential
• We train students on how to write a resume, search for a job, and prepare for an interview
• We advise students how to enjoy living in Vancouver by helping them find suitable accommodation, access relevant services, and locate entertainment

Quality of Instruction
Arbutus College students learn from highly qualified instructors who are well-recognized in their respective fields. Many of the instructors have completed extensive research in their areas of expertise and participate in the development of textbooks and curriculum.

Practical training
In today‘s job market, English fluency, practical knowledge, and work experience are the keys to success. Arbutus College is focused on helping the student develop these skills as well as facilitating authentic work experiences to consolidate learning.

In its position as a PTIB designated and EQA designated institution, Arbutus College can support vocational career students with study permits for 6 months or longer to work up to 20 hours per week or to participate in co-operative learning opportunities.

University Transfer
Arbutus College offers students a pathway to a university degree. University-level transfer credits are awarded in blocks or as individual courses to students who have successfully completed listed courses and/or completed a two-year professional diploma program in Business Management and/or Hotel Management from the College. Following is a list of current educational partners who will receive credit transfers from Arbutus College.


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Industry Recognized Designation
Arbutus College students receive internationally recognized industry certificates and diplomas by completing Arbutus College programs. Following is a list of industry bodies which recognize the quality and certification of programs offered at Arbutus College.

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473 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4 Canada
Tel: 1- 604-622-4446
Fax: 1-604-681-7709