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BCIT Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022

Relevance. Reach.

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BCIT is located on the unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. BCIT has been educating and inspiring students for over half a century on their traditional lands and for that, we are grateful. We acknowledge that the relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada has been troubled and must be reconciled; we are deeply committed to doing our part.

Our Process

Stakeholder engagement has been critical to the success of our strategic plan refresh. We consulted with thousands of members of our community, asking them what differentiates the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and what BCIT needs to do to capture opportunities, address current barriers and deficits, and adapt as the world around us evolves.

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We see the Strategic Plan as a bridge to our future – a future in which we are achieving our full potential. Together we can deliver upon our vision of empowering people, shaping BC, and inspiring global progress.

Kathy Kinloch, President, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Our Starting Point

BCIT has tremendous strength.

Our previous Strategic Plan, established in 2014, asserted that, “The world needs more BCIT.” Under this plan, we advanced the quality of our education and recognition of our credentials. We took steps to internationalize our student body and improve employee engagement, and we created a framework for the development of the Burnaby campus. We have a solid foundation from which to build.



Overall impact of BCIT on British Columbia's economy


of BCIT degree graduates employed within 1-2 years of graduation


Number of students enrolled across five campuses


Alumni proudly served by BCIT since our opening in 1964

Renewed vision and mission.

We have refreshed the foundation of our strategy to reflect the shifting landscape and to reinforce our points of difference in a complex and demanding world. We are also challenging ourselves to be more ambitious, more purposeful, and more integrated.

Read about our Vision & Mission
Empowering people.
Shaping BC.
Inspiring global progress.
Partnering learners and industry for success through workforce development.
Introducing Our Values

excellence | diversity & inclusion  | collaboration

innovation | respect

learn more about our values

Our Commitments and Strategic Initiatives

We have articulated three commitments that represent our primary areas of activity and our accountability to BCIT’s primary stakeholders: our learners, our faculty and staff, and our partners. We are intent on being a people-focused organization that delivers future-proof applied education, amplifying our impact through globally relevant connections. These three create the structure of our Strategic Plan.

We are committed to being a

People-focused Organization

We are committed to delivering

Future-proof Applied Education

We are committed to building

Globally Relevant Connections

Our Accountability

Together with our community, we will annually develop a Strategic Implementation Plan that derives from this Strategic Plan, translating the initiatives into a set of coordinated actions and jointly agreed deliverables. We will regularly evaluate our performance in achieving these milestones.

tracking our progress

Interested in learning more?

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