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 a full-time, three semester program designed for teachers new to Canada who require a particular kind of orientation to the philosophies and practices of education in our local schools. In addition, they are given sustained opportunities to explore BC public schools. A goal of the PQP is to assist in the adjustment and acculturation of these teachers to the BC school culture.   

The PQP has been approved by the Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) of the BC Ministry of Education and meets their familiarization and updating requirements.  Eligible applicants to the PQP are individuals who have been evaluated by the TCB and have been recommended to complete the PQP 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 1, 2020
  • Applications Close: March 31, 2021 (approximately, subject to change)