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CREATE YOUR OWN FUTURE

For more than 50 years, we’ve watched our graduates embark on careers rich in opportunity. Our programs are designed to prepare you for your new career with practical, hands-on learning experiences delivered by practitioner-instructors who combine years of industry experience with exceptional instructional abilities. As one of Canada’s premier career-training institutions, we offer solid, market-driven programs that help our students develop the skills that are most in-demand by employers in multiple industries.

Art and Design

Pursue a career in the creative industry with a diploma from one of CDI College's Art & Design programs.
 
There’s a growing demand for creative professionals who also possess a solid technical foundation and well-honed professional skills. Because the Art & Design programs at CDI College are designed with input from key employers within the industry, your program will prepare you for a successful career in one of Canada’s most exciting and creative employment sectors.
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Business

Study at CDI College, a leading business school in Canada.
 
Change the course of your life by training at CDI College's business programs. You can earn a diploma or certificate in business sectors and acquire skills you that can be applied to almost any industry or field of study.
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Dental

Spearhead your dental career with training from a school that can help you achieve results!
 
CDI College offers dental programs with hands-on training in state-of-the-art facilities so you can hone the skills you need to become a valuable member of the industry!
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Healthcare

Study at CDI College, a leading healthcare college in Canada. Become a valued member of a healthcare team in a variety of settings.
 
The healthcare training programs at CDI College can also help you launch a career working alongside nurses, doctors, dentists, and more.
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Technology

A college education in technology is the first step towards your dream job. Begin your career as an IT professional through CDI College's technology programs.
 
Earn a diploma or certificate in a variety of information technology programs. These technology programs are suited for students who are interested in pursuing a new career path or upgrading their skills at a technology career college.
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Trades

You can go almost anywhere with a skilled trade, but you need to have a solid foundation of skills and knowledge before you can start on the road to an apprenticeship!
 
The trades programs at CDI College will provide you with the hands-on training you need to pursue an apprenticeship in the field. All programs combine learning in the classroom with practical application in the lab and workshop. You’ll also have a chance to gain some experience on the job as part of your field study component.
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Accelerated Training Programs

Get accelerated career training from our market-driven programs, many of which can be completed in a year or less!

High Employment Rates

Over 86% of our grads were employed within a year of graduation!

Designated by PTIB

Our programs are designated by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) to ensure the highest quality of education is delivered to you!

Jumpstart Your New Career

Train with a school that can help you achieve results! CDI College consistently delivers world-class education, helping students achieve success in their new career paths. Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve your goals!

The CDI College Advantage:
 
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Hands-On Training
  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • Student-Focused Environment
  • Industry-Experienced Instructors
  • Practicum Placements
  • Career Services Assistance

Our programs have received recognition by regulating bodies nationwide to ensure the highest quality of education is delivered to you!

Get hands-on training in our state-of-the-art labs so you can master the skills you need to succeed.

Be job-ready with help from our industry-experienced instructors. 

Get accelerated career training from our market-driven programs, many of which can be completed in a year or less!

Many of our programs include practicum placements so you can get the skills and experience you need to excel in your new career.

We pride ourselves in our small class sizes. Students are able to easily address questions and concerns as well as receive immediate, focused feedback from instructors.

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What Do Human Resources and Payroll Pros Do?
October 28, 2020
Employees are among a company’s most valuable assets. That’s why skilled human resources and payroll professionals are in high demand. They handle vital responsibilities, such as recruitment, training, and compensation. “Regar...
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7 Tips for Online Learning Success
October 21, 2020
The rapid growth of online learning has created exciting opportunities for college students in Canada. With digital education, you get a flexible schedule, spend less time commuting, and you can study in a setting that suits you. However, as wi...
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Here’s How Cybersecurity Specialists Stop Online Attacks
October 15, 2020
Every time you use your smartphone or join a computer network, you’re potentially exposed to numerous cyber threats such as hacking, phishing, malware, and botnets. In 2018, nearly 60% of Internet users in Canada experienced a cybersecurity incident...
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4 Easy Ways to Boost Mental Health
October 7, 2020
Unfortunately, stress and anxiety are parts of everyday life. As a college student, you also have the pressure from studying, assignments, and tests. With World Mental Health Day taking place on October 10, it’s a good time to think about what...
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Get These Skills to be a Medical Office Superstar
September 14, 2020
If you want to start a career as a medical office assistant , you’ll need a resume that gets noticed by employers. The best hiring managers aren’t just looking for someone who can do the job. They want someone who can go above and b...
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Why You Should Build Your Professional Network Before Grad
September 1, 2020
You can’t wait for the day you finally finish school and can start searching for your first job in your chosen field. But you also feel anxiety when you realize how many other new grads you’ll be competing against for a finite number of...
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You're Invited to CDI College's Virtual Open House on September 9
August 25, 2020
We are living through uncertain economic times. You might be considering a new career direction because of job loss, or simply because it's time for a change. If that's the case, CDI College can help you get started towards a brighter future. D...
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9 Essentials for Your Back-to-School Survival Kit
August 17, 2020
The first weeks back to school are often just about survival. You’re confronted with a busy schedule, new people, and lots of course work. To make it through a survival situation, the key is to come into it well-equipped. That’s the...
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3 Apps to Help You Focus and Ace Your Next Exam
July 24, 2020
Have you been out of school for several years and feel like you need as many study tips as you can get? Maybe you’ve always been an A-plus student who breezed through your courses. Studying and exams shouldn’t be the reason you put off s...
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Accounting & Payroll Training Opens Doors to These Bonus Business Roles
June 30, 2020
You want a new career path that will give you options down the road. That’s because you’re smart enough to be worried about being stuck in the same role five or ten years from now. There are many good reasons to eventually need a ch...
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How to Start Your Tech Career in Under 2 Years
June 24, 2020
Everyone seems to be talking about how exciting it is to work in the tech industry – and it’s no surprise given all of the benefits. Jobs in coding or IT are a natural fit for remote positions, so you can work from the comfort of yo...
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CDI College Statement on Anti-Racism
June 4, 2020
On behalf of CEO and Chairman Peter Chung, Executive VP of Operations Andre Souza, and VP of International Relations, Yul Kim, CDI College joins in solidarity with students, staff, faculty, and all global citizens fighting for justice, and an end to...
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6 Ways to Fund Your College Education in Canada
June 1, 2020
Getting a post-secondary education is an investment in your future. With a diploma, certificate or other credential, you can develop new skills, pursue your passion, and earn more money. As you’ve experienced yourself, or heard from frien...
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Top Industries that are Hiring During COVID-19
May 20, 2020
With the current economic climate, many industries are facing employee layoffs and hiring is at a freeze. However, according to Forbes and other industry resources, there are many sectors that are still prevailing (and growing) and are currently acc...
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Books from Your Peers: Why You Should Read and What to Read
May 5, 2020
Reading books is a great way to spend time, and it offers many benefits, including stimulating the brain, improving abilities in comprehension, reducing stress, and improving the quality of sleep. Some of the top CEOs in the world manage to read, on...
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Provincial Government Launches Free Counselling Service for Post-Secondary Students
April 30, 2020
While the post-secondary education experience is fast-paced and ever-changing, it can present challenges for individuals navigating it for the first time, and completely on their own. As of April 16, the Government of British Columbia has...
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COVID-19: New Government Funding Available for Students
April 24, 2020
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on new and current students and recent graduates – from transitioning to online learning modules to finding employment upon graduation. The Government of Canada is now intervening with financial...
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How a Workout Plan Increases Mental Focus
April 22, 2020
While you’re studying at home, there may be times where it’s difficult to stay on track without the help of a regular routine. Home workouts are a great solution. Not only do home workouts provide a steady routine, but they also help wit...
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How to Maintain a Social Life while "Social Distancing"
April 9, 2020
Your social life doesn’t have to be on hold while you practice social or physical distancing. We’ve come up with a few ideas for how you can keep busy and still keep in touch with your closest friends! Virtual coffee dates...
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How to Stay Healthy at Home
April 7, 2020
While studying and attending classes from home may seem easier than getting dressed, packing your lunch and schoolbag, and catching a bus, you also need to account for much less physical walking each day. As the square-footage of any home is far les...
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5 Tips on How to Make the Best of Self-Isolation
March 31, 2020
We've pulled together some great ideas on how you can reconnect with youself, your friends, and your families in a completely different way during this time of social distancing. Cherish this time at home as an opportunity to rediscove...
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CDI College raises nearly $5,000 for Pink Shirt Day
March 2, 2020
CDI College joined people across Canada and around the world as they stood up against bullying on Pink Shirt Day 2020. Students, instructors, and staff from CDI College wore pink and raised nearly $5,000 for the CKNW Kids’ Fund and Fondati...
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CDI College students shine on national dental assisting exams
February 12, 2020
Dental assisting graduates from Burnaby and Surrey have good reason to smile after receiving solid marks on their national certification exams. The graduates from CDI College had a 100 percent passing rate on the National Dental Assisting Exami...
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You're Invited - Dental Technician Workshop in Surrey Feb 19
February 4, 2020
Do you want a satisfying new career that requires strong technical skills? If so, you might be interested in becoming a dental technician. These qualified professionals have the training to design and create dentures, implants, and many other d...
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Want to work in early childhood education? You'll need these skills
January 24, 2020
During the first years after birth, children go through major physical, cognitive, motor, and emotional developments. If you become an early childhood educator, you can give them the support they need during this important time. "The early...
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CDI College donates 4,000 items to local food banks
January 7, 2020
An outpouring of holiday spirit drove students, instructors, and staff from CDI College to unite in an effort to support local food banks. In December, campuses from British Columbia to Quebec gathered over 4,000 non-perishable items to help fellow...
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Stocking Stuffer Contest - $300 in Prizes!
December 13, 2019
Share the holiday spirit with CDI College! Visit us on Instagram , Facebook , or Twitter to take part in our Stocking Stuffer Contest. Enter your friend or loved one for a chance to win one of three gift card prizes by completing one or more of...
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CDI College raises $3,700 for World Heart Day 2019
October 2, 2019
Students and staff members at CDI College campuses across Canada joined forces in September to support heart health. The college’s annual World Heart Day campaign raised awareness and over $3,700 to help fight cardiovascular disease, a leading...
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How to ace your return to school this fall
September 9, 2019
You’re excited to become a student again and to start training for a new career. Then you realize your life is about to change dramatically. Heading back to school means getting used to a new daily routine, new people, and a new campus en...
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You’re invited to National Workshop Day on August 22
July 31, 2019
CDI College is hosting a special event in BC to help you take the next step towards a successful new career. National Workshop Day takes place on August 22, 6-8pm at our campuses in Richmond, Burnaby, and Surrey . Take part in FREE workshops*...
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7 unusual-but-smart places to squeeze in study time
June 13, 2019
As a student, few things are as precious as a good place to study, but finding one isn’t always easy. Stay at home, and noisy roommates or family members might disrupt you. Head out the door, and you might face a long journey to a crowded...
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Addictions and Community Services Worker Instructor Making a Difference in Calgary
April 2, 2019
Kathy DuGray, an instructor in the Addictions and Community Services Worker program at CDI College’s Calgary South campus, is known for her big heart and love for her students. “Once someone is Kathy’s student, she takes resp...
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CDI College raises $4,000 on Pink Shirt Day
March 1, 2019
VANCOUVER, BC – March 1, 2019 – Faculty, staff, and students at CDI College’s campuses across Canada joined together this past Wednesday, February 27th, to take a stand against bullying, raising $4,000 for the CKNW Kids Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy...
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CDI College Holiday Food Drive Brings in More Than 2,700 Items
January 7, 2019
Vancouver, BC; January 7, 2019 – CDI College students, instructors and staff collected non-perishable items for local food banks over the holidays, bringing in nearly 2,700 items across our 25 campuses. “We are thrilled with the kin...
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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Contest - Win A $100 Gift Card!
December 17, 2018
Help spread some holiday cheer with CDI College! Visit us on Instagram , Facebook , or Twitter and take part in our Stocking Stuffer Contest. To enter, comment on or retweet our December 17 contest post. In your comment or retweet, tag a f...
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Top 5 Reasons to Train for a Career in Business and Marketing
October 23, 2018
If you're thinking about returning to school for additional training, getting an education in business or marketing is a great way to help you find your future employment. The many business and marketing programs at CDI College will give yo...
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CDI College raises more than $3,200 for Heart and Stroke on World Heart Day
October 11, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC; October 11, 2018 - During the month of September and in honour of World Heart Day on September 29th, CDI College campuses across Canada were raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health, eventually bringing in more than $3,20...
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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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CDI College Graduate
"If not for this program and CDI College, I wouldn't have become the person I am today. It's helped given me a sense of direction, maturity, and a sense of personal development."
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