Professional Qualification Program

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If you are an internationally-trained teacher, this program will help you adjust to and prepare for the B.C. classroom. As well as understanding classroom management, the student/teacher relationship, and student needs, you’ll learn about important issues around teaching in B.C., including inclusivity and Indigenous Peoples.

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At SFU, campus life is rich with opportunities to engage with people, ideas and activities that contribute to personal development and a better world.


Our Surrey campus is a vibrant community hub in the heart of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. With easy access to transit, the modern campus is conveniently situated between Metro Vancouver and communities south of the Fraser River.

Simon Fraser University respectfully acknowledges the unceded traditional territories, including the Semiahmoo, Katzie, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen Nations, on which SFU Surrey is located.

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Future Pathways

PQP students must be determined and highly motivated to complete the requirements of teacher certification, and the Faculty of Education at SFU is proud to support foreign-trained teachers as you pursue your B.C. teaching certificate.


  • K-12 teachers in B.C.

Student Experiences

Meet some PQP alumni.

  • Even for experienced educators, teaching in a new country can be a daunting and often complicated experience. But for Simerpreet Kaur Bains, getting certified in British Columbia was an “incredible and unforgettable journey.”

  • How this accountant turned teacher took her career from Delhi to Surrey.

“The PQP recognized and honoured my previous experience and gave me exactly what I needed—Canadian school experience.”

Simerpreet Kaur Bains, 2020 Graduate


For general inquiries, contact the PPS Admissions Office.

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