Contact PLP Admissions:

  • Phone: 778-782-8974
  • Email:
  • Fax: 778-782-8119

PLP in Prince Rupert: Applications extended to January 31, 2020 for a PLP cohort to be offered in Prince Rupert starting in Fall 2020. See below for more information. Not sure if you qualify? Contact us at


The Professional Linking Program (PLP) is a unique teacher education program that enables working paraprofessionals; student support workers; para-educators (e.g., education assistants, child and youth care workers, counselors, settlement workers); independent schools educators; Francophone teachers working with letters of permission to become certified as teachers in British Columbia. The Professional Linking Program is unique in that it enables participants to pursue certification while continuing to work in their current positions for all but the long-practicum semester.

To be eligible to apply to the PLP, you must satisfy all of the following:

  • you must have completed a minimum of two years of paraprofessional experience in your current role in the school setting and be working a minimum of 3 days per week, at the time of application;
  • you must be working with children and youth at the age level for which you are applying to the program (i.e. Elementary or Secondary);
  • if accepted into the program, you must be employed a minimum of three days a week in a school setting working with children and youth at the age level you have been accepted to teach;
  • you must meet the minimum academic admission requirements for the age level you wish to teach.


  • Next Intake: January 2021
  • Length: 16 months (4 semesters)
  • Location: SFU Burnaby and Surrey campuses
  • Tuition: Approximately $10,000 plus books
  • Applications Open: October 15, 2019
  • Applications Close: January 31, 2020

PLP in Prince Rupert - Fall 2020

We are continuing to accept applications for a PLP cohort to be offered in Prince Rupert starting in Fall 2020. The deadline to apply for this cohort is January 31, 2020. This program intended for qualified applicants residing in the Prince Rupert area. Not sure if you qualify? Contact us at

Applicants to the PLP Prince Rupert cohort who are new to SFU will also need to apply to SFU Undergraduate Admissions by January 31, 2020 in order to become an SFU student. See the SFU Admissions website for more details. Admission to PLP is subject to admission to SFU.

PLP Prince Rupert applicants who have attended SFU in the past will need to apply for either readmission by January 31, 2020 OR reactivation. Please see the Admissions website for more inforation.



Tuesday, February 25, 2020

  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Room SRYC 5380 (5th Floor Galleria), SFU Surrey Campus
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