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Burnaby

CDI College's Burnaby campus is located down the street from Metropolis at Metrotown Centre and serves students from all across the Metro Vancouver area. The campus is centrally located in South Burnaby for easy access from most of the cities that feed the Greater Vancouver area.


Metropolis at Metrotown, a major hub featuring hundreds of stores and two movie theatres, includes a variety of student-friendly amenities such as coffee shops, bookstores, stationery shops, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Clear your mind with a little exercise before, after, or in between classes. The nearby Bonsor Recreation Complex is a great spot to go for a swim or a gym session. Meanwhile, the Metrotown Public Library on Willingdon Avenue, is a spacious spot perfect for studying.
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Map and Directions

Our Burnaby campus is easily accessible by public transit and is located on several major bus routes and is only a short walk from the Metrotown SkyTrain station. 

Address:

5021 Kingsway
Suite #500 
Burnaby, BC  
V5H 4A5

Programs offered at Burnaby campus

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CDI College National Open House August 23!
August 10, 2018
Join us on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia...
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Top 5 Reasons to Work in Social Media
June 26, 2018
For marketers, social media has emerged as the most powerful tool for increasing sales, growing brand awareness, and attracting new and larger clients. With the rapid growth of social media, nearly every company has its own social strategy, wit...
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Legal Assistants in High Demand in BC
May 9, 2018
Become a Legal Assistant in less than a year at CDI College! Law offices are more than lawyers. Legal administrative assistants are a vital part of any modern law practice, working collaboratively with lawyers and paralegals to round out a strong...
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Your One-Stop Shop for All Things CDI College
May 1, 2018
CDI College Student Swag Store Now Live The new CDI College Store is now open. Your one-stop shop for everything CDI College, from sweatshirts and backpacks to coffee mugs, water bottles, and more, you’ll find everything here. The st...
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Five Reasons to Pursue a Healthcare Career
April 25, 2018
Choosing your new career path is the most important decision you’ll make, and the possibilities are endless. With Canada’s population aging and the boomer generation retiring, there will be an immediate need for trained healthcare p...
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Find Meaning in a Social Services Career
March 29, 2018
There’s nothing quite like helping people. If you find helping others to be rewarding, have you ever considered a career as a social services worker? There are many paths to take in the social services field - whether you’re provid...
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CDI College Takes Aim at Cyber Bullying on Pink Shirt Day
March 5, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC – March 7, 2018 – Staff and students at CDI College campuses across Canada joined together to participate in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 raising more than $4,000 for anti-bullying programs run by the CKNW...
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Receive a $1,500 ECE Scholarship!*
March 1, 2018
CDI College is currently offering a $1,500 scholarship * to qualified applicants who enroll in the Early Childhood Education – JEE.13 program in the province of Quebec with classes starting before March 31, 2018. Click here or call 1-888-654-4...
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Top 5 Tips for Returning to School as a Mature Student
February 26, 2018
Returning to school after a layoff or career change is an intimidating prospect – but there are ways to minimize the pressure before you step foot into class. With all the support CDI College offers for mature students, you’ll be ab...
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CDI College Holiday Food Drive Brings in More Than 5,000 Items
January 9, 2018
Across Canada, campuses pitch in to help Vancouver, BC - January 9, 2018 - Across Canada, from November 20 to December 15, CDI College campuses collected non-perishable items for local food banks, bringing in more than 5,100 items across our 25...
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Study Social Media Marketing at CDI College in Burnaby
November 28, 2017
New program offers training in digital marketing tools Social media has become ubiquitous in our daily lives, and thousands of people have launched specialized careers in marketing to service this new frontier in advertising. Now, you can gain...
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Qualified Digital Marketers Are Needed Now
November 21, 2017
Business and Digital Marketing Management program at CDI College will prepare you for an in-demand career CDI College’s new Business and Digital Marketing Management diploma program will set you on the right path to a career in digital ma...
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CDI College raises more than $5,200 for Heart and Stroke on World Heart Day
October 4, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC; October 4, 2017 – In preparation for World Heart Day on September 29th, CDI College campuses across the country spent the month of September raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health, eventually raising $5,220 for th...
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CDI College announces new accounting, drafting, medical, pharmacy, and veterinary programs for BC
June 13, 2017
New programs at CDI College help students in BC launch exciting new careers. CDI College continues to be the leader in job-ready post-secondary education in British Columbia with the announcement of four new programs focusing on emerging a...
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CDI COLLEGE RAISES OVER $4,000 FOR PINK SHIRT DAY 2017
March 2, 2017
Vancouver, BC – March 2, 2017 - CDI College campuses across the country participated in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 22 and successfully raised over $4,000 in support of CKNW Orphans’ Fund and Foundation Jasmin Roy’s anti-...
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CDI College to Award $25,000 in Bursaries Across Canada
February 1, 2017
Students who enroll before Feb. 28, 2017 will qualify for a $1,000 bursary! For students that enroll at CDI College before February 28th, they could be awarded a $1,000 completion bursary*. $25,000 in total will be awarded, with one, $1,000 bursa...
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CDI COLLEGE RAISES $1,500 FOR THE DREAM PROJECT
January 5, 2017
CDI College’s Richmond campus has raised an impressive $1,500 towards supporting the Dream Project, a charitable cause that looks to brighten the lives of those less fortunate during the holiday season. Through the Richmond Christmas fund, familie...
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CDI College Offers Full Scholarships to a Couple of Syrian Refugees
December 22, 2016
QUEBEC, QC - December 22, 2016 - Janet Jiji, Nabih Sabeh and their two young children, Perla and Antonio, were among the first Syrian refugees who arrived in Quebec in December 2015. After a full year spent improving their French skills, Janet and N...
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CDI College Student Receives Legal Scholarship
December 16, 2016
CDI College is proud to recognize Susan Michalko, a Legal Administrative Assistant student in Victoria who has been awarded a scholarship from the Victoria Legal Support Staff Association . Susan recently received the Pamela Lawson Memorial Schol...
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CDI College Raises Over $4,200 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation
October 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – October 3, 2016 – In honour of World Heart Day on September 29, CDI College spent the month of September raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health. Over $4,200 has been raised by our campuses nationwide. All proceeds will...
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ECEBC Announces New Student Bursary Program for Fall 2016
August 23, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC - August 23, 2016 - Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) has recently announced the launch of a new Student Bursary Program for new applicants this fall! For the semester of Fall 2016 (September - December), all students registered...
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You’re Invited to CDI College’s National Open House
August 18, 2016
Join us on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia, Alberta,...
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CDI College Congratulates Dental Assisting Grads on NDAEB Exam Success
June 8, 2016
CDI College's Dental Assisting Grads Score Higher Than National Average VANCOUVER, BC – June 8, 2016 – Congratulations to CDI College's Dental Assisting students from the Burnaby , Surrey , and Victoria campuses for not only achieving exceptional pa...
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CDI College Raises Over $6,100 at Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO on May 1st, 2016
May 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – May 3, 2016 – This weekend, CDI College's campuses nationwide participated in the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO, raising over $6,100 for the Kids Help Phone. On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, CDI College's campuses across Canada too...
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CDI College Raises Over $3,400 for Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser
March 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – March 3, 2016 – Last week, CDI College campuses across the country raised over $3,400 at the Pink Shirt Day fundraiser, in support of CKNW Orphan’s Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy’s anti-bullying initiatives. CDI College has always...
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CDI College Launches Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser to Support an End to Bullying
February 22, 2016
Vancouver, BC – February 22, 2016 – In support of Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, CDI College is encouraging all its staff, students, and everyone nationwide to wear pink to show support for anti-bullying programs across the count...
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Veterinary Assistant Info Session
February 10, 2016
Richmond, BC - February 10, 2016 - Start your path to a fun, playful, and exciting career as a veterinary assistant! How? Stop by CDI College’s Richmond campus on Saturday, February 20 from 10am – 12pm to learn more! Embrace your love for anima...
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Congratulations to the Abbotsford Graduates of 2016!
February 10, 2016
Abbotsford, BC - February 10, 2016 - Staff and students from CDI College's Abbotsford campus will celebrate the latest group of graduates at the spring graduation ceremony on Saturday, February 27,2016 from 1-3pm at the Cascade Community Church. The...
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CDI College's Burnaby and Surrey Dental Assisting Students Achieve 100% Passing Rates on NDAEB Exam
February 9, 2016
Burnaby & Surrey, BC – February 9, 2016 – Dental Assisting students from CDI College’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses should give themselves a pat on the back for achieving a 100% passing rate at this year’s National Dental Assisting Examining Boar...
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About Burnaby

Things to do in Burnaby

The city of Burnaby offers many activities from sports and recreation to shopping and entertainment. Less than 30 minutes by car from downtown Vancouver, Burnaby is a great place to live, work, and study. For those who want to leave the car at home, the entire city is accessible by the ever dependable SkyTrain and public transit system.
 

Arts and Culture


For fans of arts and culture, Burnaby is home to numerous museums and galleries. Look back at the city's history at the Burnaby Village Museum and discover what the city looked like in the 1920s. Explore Japanese-Canadian history at the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre. Take in the stunning First Nations art at the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology or the contemporary art exhibition at the their Art Gallery.

Check out the works of nationally and locally recognized artists at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Visit the Deer Lake Gallery for striking pieces that include acrylics, mixed media and photography by numerous local artists.

Theatre lovers should visit the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts to catch a musical, comedy or opera. The Michael J. Fox Theatre frequently hosts Cantonese operas and concerts by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

Outdoor Activites


Nature and outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of Burnaby's numerous gardens and parks. Beautiful Deer Lake Park offers much to see and do: boating, hiking, magnificent gardens, and fine dining at the Hart House Restaurant. The park also hosts festivals and concerts each summer, including the Rhododendron Festival, the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, and the spectacular annual concert by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Those looking to play tennis, pitch-and-putt golf or jog can head over to Central Park on the Vancouver-Burnaby border. Soccer fans can catch a Vancouver Whitecaps game at the park's Swangard Stadium. Bird lovers can head to Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park to spot herons and eagles in their natural habitat. Hikers and mountain bikers can head up to Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, near SFU, for an excellent ride and some of the best views of Vancouver.

Burnaby also offers numerous options for the athletic types. The Burnaby tennis courts are open to the public. Skaters and hockey players love Burnaby 8-Rinks, the largest ice rink complex in the world. The Burnaby Mountain and Riverway Golf Courses are excellent places to tee up, while the Burnaby Sports Complex offers everything from an indoor pool and archery facilities to soccer fields and a running track.

Those looking to shop will find that Burnaby has something to suit everyone's taste. Metropolis at Metrotown is the largest shopping centre in British Columbia with over 450 shops, a massive food court, and a multi-screen movie theatre that plays the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Anyone looking for an alternative to Metropolis can visit Crystal Mall, Brentwood Town Centre, and Lougheed Town Centre Mall. And for those who want an alternative to shopping malls can head over to Burnaby Heights for the independent bookstores, funky boutiques, trendy coffee shops, and excellent Italian and Greek restaurants in the neighbourhood.

 

 

Places to Volunteer in Burnaby

Are you thinking about donating your spare time to a community organization in Burnaby? It's a great way to gain work experience and make a difference in your community. Here is a sampling of organizations that may need your help:
 

  • Wra Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia
  • Small Animal Rescue Society of BC
  • Pacific Assistance Dogs Society
  • Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society
  • Vagabond Players
  • The Vetta Chamber Music and Recital Society
  • Footlight Theatre Company Society
  • Skills Canada - British Columbia Chapter
  • Creative Problem Solving Society (CPSS)
  • BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
  • Act Autism Community Training Society
  • United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • South Burnaby Neighbourhood House Society
  • Parent Support Services Society of BC
  • Northeast Burnaby Community Association
  • Helping Families in Need Society
  • Danish House Society
  • Burnaby Volunteer Centre Society
  • British Columbia Technology for Learning Society
  • British Columbia Crime Prevention Association
  • Block Watch Society of British Columbia
  • West Coast Assistance Teams Society
  • The Neil Squire Society
  • Special Olympics British Columbia Society
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