Education & Training
If you’re looking to update your skills, or considering a different career entirely, Nanaimo has a variety of Post-secondary educational options.
Vancouver Island University
Vancouver Island University provides training in academic, vocational, and technical fields and programs range from basic literacy to masters degrees in various disciplines. VIU’s main campus is located in Nanaimo.
Discovery Community College
Discovery Community College offers Certificate and Diploma Programs in Business, Healthcare, Finance and Community support worker.
Offers programs in the healthcare, education and business professions. Sprott Shaw College
Academy of Learning Career College
Offers over 40 diploma and certificate programs, including business, accounting, information technology and graphic design. Academy of Learning
Training Programs and Subsidies
Visit the following websites for information about subsidies and training opportunities that may be suitable for you.
Government of Canada – Support for Apprentices
Province of British Columbia – Jobs & Career Training Resources
Certified International Trade Professional Training
Federal Government Grants and Contributions
Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)
Trades Training BC
Training Tax Credit
Work Sharing Program for Employers