Vancouver is home to a blend of Canada’s Indigenous communities, together with various religions, ethnicities and cultural groups from all over the world. This multiculturalism is a source of the city's strength, vitality and prosperity. Diversity continues into the lifestyles people enjoy here; there is a community and an activity for nearly everyone. Vancouver is welcoming to all walks of life.
Our full time 16-month consecutive MBA and MSc Finance programs are equivalent in duration to a two-year academic program. Programs with an official length of two or more years may be eligible for a three-year Post-Graduation Work Permit. Please note that in Canada, you are only allowed one post-graduation work permit in your lifetime. Learn more about post-graduation work permits and additional requirements.
Safe and livable
Often called one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is accessible and safe.
We’re also renowned as one of Canada’s most walkable and cyclable cities. A network of walking and cycling routes connects green spaces and waterfront access to restaurants, shops and other amenities. Vancouver’s transit system makes it easy to get to campus and make your way around the city. And emergency paramedic, ambulance, fire and police services are readily available.
Our Canadian healthcare system is government-funded based on five principles: it’s universally available to citizens and permanent residents, accessible without any income barriers, comprehensive in the services it covers, publicly administered, and portable both inside and outside the country. All international students will be enrolled in a mandatory four-month primary International Medical Insurance plan and the plan’s costs will be automatically included in their tuition fees. International students are eligible for BC Medical Services Plan coverage.
Vancouver is very much a people city. You’ll find coffee and tea shops on almost every corner. Because the weather is relatively mild, we don’t hesitate to be outside, whether it’s walking or cycling. It’s often said that when you’re in Vancouver, you can go skiing in the morning and sailing in the afternoon. That’s because we’re close to both mountains and ocean, with every outdoor activity imaginable. Our arts and music scenes are active and varied.
Vancouver’s average temperature in the Summer is around 20 degrees Celsius, and it usually stays well above zero during the winter. Winters are generally wet and mild (good quality raingear is highly recommended), and Spring is usually warm. Summer and Fall are often spectacular, with only a few days of very hot weather.
Enjoying your free time
Downtown, you can enjoy world-class shopping. Anywhere in the city, you’ll find outstanding dining, from casual to formal, with a special focus on fusion cuisine, plus vegan and vegetarian specialty restaurants. There’s live entertainment (with a great street and market scene), sporting events, theatre, outdoor activities from mild to wild, spectacular sights and attractions, and much more. Go exploring or adventuring, thanks to our quick access to the Coast Mountains, Whistler Resort, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.
In recent years, Vancouver has enjoyed the fastest growing economy in Canada. Our major sectors in industry and business include trade, film & tv, tech, tourism, natural resources and construction. Learn more about Vancouver’s top industries.