What you can Expect from our Programs

Since its inception, the College has remained committed to the highest standards of education and has partnered with highly reputable organizations such as the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM), the Forum of International Trade Training (FITT), and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) as well as established linkages with universities and colleges. Our programs range from two-month foundation certificates to two-year professional diplomas with transferable credits towards a Bachelor Degree at Canada West University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Montana State University – Billings and the International Hotel Management Institute – Lucerne.

All areas of academic study include access to practical work experience through one of our co-op or practicum programs. The co-op and practicum components form an integral part of study at Arbutus College and are recognized with a 5 credit-hours load. International students enrolled in our co-op diploma programs can apply for a Canadian Work Permit.

Moreover, Arbutus College has developed strong relationships with local businesses; therefore, students can expect quality co-op placements in many different types of companies. Our co-op work-study programs help build strong business networks and provide valuable work experience.

All our programs are designed to be challenging, current, and applicable to your career goals.


Our Academic Goals are:

  • To provide students with unique programs and training that are essential in today’s global marketplace and their chosen careers;
  • To develop programs of study which are current, relevant and contribute to life-long learning and career success;
  • To offer an array of programs that provide relevant skills for the students at different stages of their career path–from language courses to degree programs;
  • To actively work with reputable post-secondary institutions in Canada and abroad to develop partnerships that facilitate articulation agreements on behalf of students;
  • To promote excellence in teaching and learning by fostering an environment that addresses the academic, research and cultural needs of students, faculty and staff;
  • To provide students with a rich multicultural environment to develop the skills necessary to be able to use critical thinking analysis to  succeed in their careers with a curiosity and openness to new ideas and diverse cultures.



473 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
BC V6B 1L4 Canada
1- 604-622-4446