Contact PQP Admissions:

  • Phone: 778-782-8974
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The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University (SFU), in collaboration with the Teacher Certification Branch of the BC Ministry of Education has developed the Professional Qualification Program (PQP). The PQP is designed to orient internationally-trained teachers to the cultural, social, and political contexts of BC schools through a combination of seminar and in-school experiences. It is a 12-month, full-time program based at the Surrey campus.

The PQP has been approved by the TCB and meets their familiarization and updating requirements. This program has been specifically developed for individuals with previous teaching experience and qualifications from outside Canada. Applicants to the PQP are internationally-trained teachers who have been evaluated by the TRB and have been recommended to complete the Professional Qualification Program at SFU.

To find out more about the TCB evaluation process, you may want to attend a TCB information session.


  • Next Intake: January 2022
  • Length: 12 months (3 semesters)
  • Tuition: Approximately $8,000 plus books
  • Applications Open: October 2020
  • Applications Close: March 31, 2021 (approximately, subject to change)