Education

Planning your postsecondary education, considering a career change, or just interested in lifelong learning? These resources will help you get started in attaining your educational goals.

See also: Job Search & Careers

Library Databases

Learning Express Library

Provides practice tests, tutorials and courses for math, reading, writing, computer skills, LSAT, TOEFL, citizenship exams, jobs, career development and more. Please note: lessons will not display unless your browser allows pop-ups. If you need help, please ask us. 

Lynda.com

An outstanding resource for online learning with over 3,000 videos created and continually updated by subject experts. Classes range from accounting to web conferencing. Exceptional at teaching technical skills such as software for video editing, photography, coding, and even animation. Learn new applications, enhance your skills, advance your career. 

You can also download the Lynda.com app. Under the “Organization” tab type in westvanlibrary.ca and click on Login. You’ll be taken out of the app to login through the website with your library card number and pin. Use the app like you would the website, or download videos for offline viewing.

On the Web

B.C. Provincial Exams

Past provincial exams and answer keys.

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

CICIC provides information and referral services to individuals and organizations on the recognition of academic and occupational credentials for working and studying in Canada and abroad.

CanLearn

One-stop resource with tools and tips on how to save, plan and pay for your education in Canada.

Education Planner

Search over 2000 undergraduate programs offered at BC universities, colleges and institutes at one time. Also offers info on admission requirements, application deadlines, transfers, financial aid and much more.

Industry Training Authority

Lots of information about trades and apprenticeships in B.C., including schools and courses, financial assistance and accreditation requirements.

Private Career Training Institutions Agency of B.C.

Searchable website of private educational institutions registered and accredited in BC. Especially useful for careers such as hairdressing, cosmetology, culinary arts, etc.

Road Scholar

Travel and learn at the same time with Road Scholar's educational adventures. Programs cover a huge range of interests and destinations around the world.

West Vancouver School District

Programs and services of School District 45, including West Vancouver's public elementary and secondary schools.