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Supportive communities—people here feel supported, both on and off our college campuses.

 

Supportive communities—people here feel supported, both on and off our college campuses.

 

Our communities

Our communities

Supportive communities—people here feel supported, both on and off our college campuses.

Here, you’ll feel part of the college community and part of the greater community. Because we’re smaller
than the big city schools, we’re intrinsically tied to our local industries, people and natural environment—
it’s good out here.

Farmer’s markets & festivals

Another thing all our communities have in common is a passion for getting together over music, art and food. People in our communities are devoted to consuming locally produced goods and produce—summer farmer’s markets to satisfy your inner foodie abound. And whether it’s summer or winter, we know how to throw a good party. Here’s a small sampling of our community festivals:

 

Small, medium, large, extra-large

The Regional Colleges of BC span 43 communities across British Columbia, from Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii out west, bordering Yukon to the north, the Rocky Mountains to the east and everything in between. Our communities include small towns with only a few thousand people, up to large cities with populations of over 80,000. A few cozy communities have less than 1000 permanent residents and are set in some of the most breathtaking locations in BC. What they all have in common is close proximity to outdoor recreation and friendly people who are happy to help you settle in.

Amenities

While it’s the people who make our communities what they are, it’s also true that life wouldn’t be comfortable without the many amenities that support our lifestyles. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on both fronts. Our communities have all the amenities you’d hope for, and even better, they’re staffed with the warm supportive people you know as your friends and neighbours.

Health Care. Even the smallest communities are served by health centres.

Primary & Secondary Education. Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Sports and Cultural Facilities. Professional performance theatres, art galleries, skate parks and more indoor ice rinks than you can shake a hockey stick at—our communities know how to have fun and show it through our high-calibre facilities.

Awesome lifestyle—the endless recreational opportunities right at your doorstep go without saying.

Awesome lifestyle—the endless recreational opportunities right at your doorstep go without saying.

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Our lifestyle

Our lifestyle

Awesome lifestyle—the endless recreational opportunities right at your doorstep go
without saying.

People will tell you they came here for a job and they stayed for the lifestyle. It’s not just that you’ve got hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, golfing (and so on) right at your doorstep, but you have time to get out there
and do it—
it’s good out here.

It’s all nearby

When you live in one of our communities, you don’t have to compromise on proximity to amenities in order to be close to outdoor recreation. Even in our largest towns, it’s an easy 10 minutes to downtown and an easy 10 minutes to get out into nature.

Affordability

Our communities offer real estate prices that are on average half the cost of those in Vancouver, freeing up your paycheque for a lot more than just paying down your mortgage. Plus, many of our communities are considered among the top investment towns in BC. Imagine how much more enriched your life would be if you could live mortgage-free.

Outdoor recreation

British Columbia is known for its world class skiing, mountain biking and fishing. Check out any of our communities and you’ll be impressed by the distances tourists travel to experience what we take for granted every day.

Ski resorts and areas in BC

→ Mountain biking in BC

→ Freshwater fishing in BC

→ Saltwater fishing in BC

Photo Credit: Tourism British Columbia

Photo Credit: Tourism British Columbia

Fantastic people—get swept up in the energy brought by the students and your colleagues.

 

Fantastic people—get swept up in the energy brought by the students and your colleagues.

 

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Our people

Our people

Fantastic people—get swept up in the energy brought by the students and your colleagues.

Work alongside lifelong learners who are fun to be around and enjoy what they’re doing. People want to be here and it shows in their enthusiasm, creativity and camaraderie—it’s good out here.

Common values

While each college has a unique workplace culture, we’re united in our focus on our students and our common goal of improving the well-being of our regions. Accountability, innovation and respect factor prominently in our value statements and form the foundation for our individual goals.

Top of class faculty and staff

Regional Colleges of BC attract individuals with diverse backgrounds in the business, trades and creative fields. We’re fortunate to have dedicated faculty and staff in our communities who augment their college work with research, artistic undertakings and other award-winning projects that gain national and international recognition.

Leaving the big city behind doesn’t mean giving up opportunities to make real impacts on our world. In fact, we can show you that our campuses open doors to partnerships and projects that aren’t available in big cities. Our faculty and staff sit on regional boards, task forces and advisory councils, bringing their specialized knowledge and skills to help shape the communities they live in.

Aboriginal communities

Partners with local First Nations, our colleges are committed to increasing accessibility to Aboriginal students and strengthening Aboriginal communities. Many of the colleges are located on the ancestral lands of local Aboriginal people and as such the colleges are honoured to be guests on traditional Aboriginal territory.

Backed by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, the colleges benefit from government aboriginal post-secondary education and training initiatives as well as funding for infrastructure projects such as the Aboriginal Gathering Places. Built on almost all public post-secondary institution campuses in BC, these unique spaces reflect the culture and traditions of Aboriginal students and are used for meditation, studying, celebrating and just hanging-out.

Multi-Cultural

British Columbia has long been a hotspot for immigrants from around the world. Whether it’s the large Sikh community in Prince George or the remnants of the 1930’s Dutch settlements in the Bulkley Valley, you’ll find ethnically diverse pockets across our communities.

In addition to the locals, we invite students from around the world to study on our campuses, opening the doors to cultural and learning exchanges. Facilitating the global two-way flow of students, faculty, staff and ideas, our international education programs offer students a rewarding experience while enhancing our local communities.

Engaging work—BC’s regional colleges offer work that’s meaningful and connected to the community.

Engaging work—BC’s regional colleges offer work that’s meaningful and connected to the community.

 

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Our jobs

Our jobs

Engaging work—BC’s regional colleges offer work that’s meaningful and connected to the community.

Whether you’re making a positive impact on campus, in the lives of students or towards global research, you’ll be engaged in projects that make a difference in the real world—it’s good out here.

 

Meaningful work

Our faculty and staff tell us they love their work here because they’re engaged in jobs that are interesting, meaningful and challenging. Working at a Regional College of BC means you can have a positive impact on the students and on the local community—an impact where you can really make a difference and change lives for the better. And the opportunity to do local field work that has international implications sweetens the deal.  >> Job Postings

Relevant programming

Our colleges are agile and responsive to community needs and are quick to form industry partnerships that benefit students and local employers alike. Originally established as vocational schools geared towards providing students with skills needed in our communities, the Regional Colleges of BC have augmented our offerings to include university transfer and specialized courses, while remaining dedicated to providing programming that is rooted in the community and facilitates community growth.

Unique programs

Some of our programs address skills deficits in our community while others are based on the interests and expertise of our faculty and staff.

 

Job postings

Please visit the colleges individually to learn more about available job opportunities.

Job categories

Our colleges are like fully-functioning communities in and of themselves and while a strong teaching staff and faculty are the obvious keys to our success, there are many other employees who are equally as important to our campus operations. College employment includes jobs in:

• Administration

• Finance

• Health Services

• Information Technology

• Maintenance

• Senior Leadership

• College benefits

Because we want to set up our employees (as much as we do our students) for lifelong learning, our campuses offer educational opportunities in the way of training and reduced tuition to many of our staff. Full-time positions can also expect an excellent wage and benefits package that includes a pension and health benefits.

College benefits

Because we want to set up our employees (as much as we do our students) for lifelong learning, our campuses offer educational opportunities in the way of training and reduced tuition to many of our staff. Full-time positions can also expect an excellent wage and benefits package that includes a pension and health benefits.

We’re a group of public post-secondary institutions spanning the regions outside of the Greater Vancouver area

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We’re a group of public post-secondary institutions spanning the regions outside of the Greater Vancouver area

About us

About us

About us—who are the Regional Colleges of BC?

We’re a group of public post-secondary institutions spanning the regions outside of the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. If you’re interested in working in a rewarding career alongside great people in a close-knit community, we want you to know—it’s good out here.

Northern Lights College

  Northern Lights College

Northwest Community College

  Northwest Community College

North Island College

  North Island College

College of New Caledonia

  College of New Caledonia

College of the Rockies

  College of the Rockies

Okanagan College

  Okanagan College

Selkirk College

  Selkirk College

The Regional Colleges of BC are: