Contact PLP Admissions:

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

Application deadline extended to August 30, 2019 for a possible January 2020 PLP in Prince Rupert. For more information, please see below or 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: Fall 2019
  • Applications Close: January 31, 2020


Application deadline extended to August 30, 2019 for a possible January 2020 PLP Prince Rupert cohort. Open only to eligible and qualified applicants residing in Prince Rupert.

Prerequisite course completion: Unofficial transcripts showing completion of prerequisite courses will be accepted until the final deadline of December 20, 2019, followed shortly by an official transcript. Unofficial transcript submissions received after this final deadline will not be accepted.

Not sure if you qualify? Contact us at


Monday, September 23, 2019

  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Room 5240, 5th Floor Galleria, SFU Surrey Campus
  • Register here