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Canadian University Counselling

The Canadian Post-Secondary program at CHS begins in the spring of grade eleven in Planning 10B where students are introduced to the postsecondary research and application process. In the fall of grade twelve, students will continue to receive guidance and support throughout the remainder of the program and scholarship research, and their application process.

Students will receive counselling in small groups as well as one-on-one meetings. Throughout the process, students are strongly encouraged to attend guest presentations from representatives of various post-secondary institutions held at CHS , and they are encouraged to engage in an on-going dialogue with their families. Students are also encouraged to visit prospective campuses if possible.

Resources at the school include:

  • Canadian university and college publications, videos, and CDROMs found in the Post-Secondary Resource Room in Student Services
  • Internal webpage linked to Canadian and other related websites.
  • General post-secondary information publications, e.g. Maclean’s magazine, Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada data book, Scholarships Canada information.

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Application Services

All other universities have their own online applications on their websites.

Resources

http://www.canadian-universities.net/ A great general resource for students and parents.

GlobeCampus is The Globe and Mail’s site dedicated to undergraduate education in Canada. Through its innovative search, compare and rank tool called campus navigator, students can quickly find the school that would fit them best. The Globe and Mail's annual Canadian University Report (formerly University Report Card) collects the opinion of over 40,000 students across the country. This site will guide parents in evaluating universities and colleges and help students make the right pick from the rich array of qualifiers and indicators available from each of the school’s profile.

Open Door Group This Ministry website brings together the latest educational tools and information for promoting learning and achievement in early childhood, grade school, post-secondary, and the world of work.

CanLearn The federal government's website regarding post-secondary planning, financial information, and continuing education information.

Schoolfinder Find information on more than 1,700 universities, colleges and career colleges in Canada, including admission requirements, costs, programs and contact details.

Maclean's ONCAMPUS This website includes the evaluation and ranking of Canadian universities from MacLean's Magazine and from student perspective, college information, financial Aid and career information can also be found here.

College View A resource to research Canadian and U.S. colleges and universities, their programs, financial aid and career information.

LPI Information This website provides information about the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) including testing dates and locations. The purpose of the LPI is to provide information about an individual's competency in English. This information is used primarily by post-secondary institutions and professional organizations within British Columbia.

Education Planner A resource for post-secondary planning in B.C. Information on undergraduate program availability, application dates, tuition costs, admission requirements, lengths, and much more at post-secondary institutions throughout BC.

Campus Starter A source for education and careers in Canada; specific information linking education paths to career paths.

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