Transit Operators' Strike Update

We know that many members of our BCIT community rely on transit and understand this may present commuting and travel challenges. A reminder that BCIT remains open and classes are ongoing as scheduled. Please allow extra time for travel and parking, and please contact your instructor if you anticipate arriving late or missing classes. We also encourage students to download the myBCIT app to access information and suggestions on carpooling and car sharing at BCIT.

We’ll continue to provide further updates on this job action as well as further information about designated drop-off and pick-up zones on this page.

BCIT students: Contact your instructor if you are concerned about potentially arriving late for classes or missing classes.

BCIT faculty and staff: Contact your department head, associate dean, dean, manager, or supervisor as appropriate.

We recognize that many students, faculty, instructors, and staff rely on public transit and appreciate disruptions will be challenging. Below are some resources to help you prepare.


In the event of strike action, it is likely that BCIT campuses will see an increase in vehicle traffic, impacting our parking lots and pick-up/drop-off zones. We ask for your patience during this time as there may not be enough parking spaces on our campuses to accommodate additional vehicles.

Parking remains first-come, first-served and will be limited if demand for parking increases. Student lots at the south end of Burnaby Campus typically have more availability than those at the north end. Those without a monthly parking permit may purchase parking at a ticket dispenser.


You may also wish to consider cycling. BCIT campuses have end-of-trip bike facilities that include showers and change areas, bike racks, and bike lockers for use by the BCIT community.

Carpooling, car sharing, and drop-off/pick-up

You may wish to look into sharing a ride with classmates or colleagues, or by using a car share provider. BCIT is working with our car share partners to arrange for additional vehicle availability at our campuses.

Carpooling is encouraged. If you are getting dropped off or picked up, please use the pick-up/drop-off zone located west of Lot 25 between NE3 and NE9. 

Please follow the access routes highlighted in blue on the map  below. This two-lane, one-way drive isle will have one lane designated for pick up/drop. Please pull off to the left at the curb and keep the right lane clear. Vehicles must be occupied in this area. Unoccupied vehicles will be ticketed and or towed. 

Safety is our priority so please drive slowly around buildings and give pedestrians the right of way. 

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our community.