New to Canada?

If you’re coming to BCIT with permanent resident status in Canada and previous education from outside of the country, you should review the following requirements.

Have you met the English language requirements?

To be successful in BCIT's applied learning environment, students must demonstrate English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. English requirements are program-specific. Find your program online and refer to the program entry details.

If your course or program does not have a specific English requirement, two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success.

For information on English equivalencies, testing, and upgrading options, visit:

Did you complete post-secondary education outside of Canada?

Some BCIT programs with a post-secondary entrance requirement will require a comprehensive ICES evaluation for applicants who completed their post-secondary studies outside of Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand. Please review your program's entrance requirements to be sure. If you are required to submit an ICES evaluation, convert the completed evaluation to Portable Document Format (PDF) and submit along with your online application.

Have you already completed a diploma or degree?

For some programs, it is possible to apply for a higher level placement (Advanced Placement), based on completion of a previous diploma or degree.