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North Vancouver offers a wide range of noteworthy educational facilities and programs—from primary education all the way through to the post-secondary programs—to help you hone your skills and advance your career opportunities.

Elementary & High Schools

North Vancouver is located in School District #44 (SD44). SD44 provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs. In total, there are 18 elementary schools and 8 high schools. There are several unique learning opportunities offered including Artists for Kids, specialty skills academies, French Immersion, and International Baccalaureate.

Post-Secondary Education

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Marine Campus

BCIT is the primary provider of accredited professional training for the maritime industry in Western Canada with their Marine Campus located in North Vancouver. Their North Shore campus is also home to the School of Transportations’ Marine Studies program. The state-of-the-art simulators located on site are amongst the most powerful and realistic training tools in the industry.

Capilano University

Capilano University has earned an international reputation for quality teaching, programs and services. They are well known for providing a solid academic foundation and are committed to developing new and innovative programs in response to market demand. Capilano University offers a complete range of preparatory courses, arts and sciences courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, and health and human services programs.

Think Tank Training Centre

North Vancouver’s Think Tank Training Centre provides up-to-date and effective computer-animation training that will ensure its graduate’s employment in the fields of film, television, and video game design. They are well-known for their small class sizes, personalized mentorship programs, job placement support, and use of the latest software, techniques and technologies.

University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine – HOpe Centre

The University of British Columbia is the province’s largest university. It is a global centre for research and teaching, and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. North Vancouver’s HOpe Centre for Mental Health is one of the facilities used by the Faculty of Medicine, providing a place for health and life science education at the graduate and postgraduate levels, and high-level research.