To help future practitioners pursue their goals, CPRS has compiled a database of PR and communication programs across the country, which have led to successful careers for many graduates. The database includes institutions which have been recognized under the Pathways to the Profession program, to signal to the industry, potential employers, current and future students, and to the institutes, that it offers sound preparation in public relations and communications management.Visit CPRS’s Post-Secondary Programs page to learn more.
Whether you are just beginning your career, or are looking to jump-start a new one, continuing your education is a huge step in the right direction. Lower Mainland Public Relations programs are designed to help give you the job skills you will need to successfully enter the industry. To get you started with your decision, you can visit the PR Database at forms.cprs.ca/education and search on British Columbia and your city.
Here is a sample list of public relations and communications in programs in the Lower Mainland.
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Public Relations Associate Certificate
High School graduation (GED)
English language assessment test minimums if English is not your first language (www.bcit.ca/admission/entrance-requirements/english-requirements/#proficiency)
Bachelor of Communications Studies
English 12 (grade minimum)
English language assessment test minimums if English is not your first language (www.capilanou.ca/admissions/apply-to-capu/admission-requirements)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Public Relations Diploma
English 12 or equivalent (grade minimum), or a transferable undergraduate level English course (grade minimum)
Simon Fraser University
Public Relations Certificate
Grade 12 English or some post-secondary education
English language assessment test minimums if English is not your first language, IELTS minimum
University of the Fraser Valley
High School graduation (GED) or equivalent, or 19 years of age before the first day of classes.
English 12 or equivalent (grade minimum)
English language assessment test minimums if English is not your first language (www.ufv.ca/calendar/current/General/EnglishProficiency)