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How it works Your path to the education you want and need, is as individual as you are. Explore how you can find your education path at Western Community College. An Educational Pathway To Suit Your PGWP Goals Learn More
Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) Pathways at WCC

How it works

Step 1

Enroll for a program at WCC that matches your eligibility requirements and aligns with your academic and career objectives.

Step 2

Transfer your course credits earned at WCC towards our block-transfer partner’s program.

Step 3

Complete your program and apply for Post Graduation Word Permit (PGWP) to secure a job in Canada for a maximum of 3 years after graduation*.

The Bachelor's of Hospitality Management program at Western Community College facilitates eligibility for a three-year Post Graduate Work Permit upon completion. Our DHM to BHM Pathway Program represents an innovative initiative designed to ensure a smooth transition from our Diploma in Hospitality Management (DHM) to the Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) program. Furthermore, our Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) Pathways afford students the opportunity to pursue further education at Canadian colleges or universities, with the advantage of transferable credits from WCC.

Are you a student residing outside of Canada, seeking admission to your desired degree or diploma program but lacking certain requirements?

Western Community College has established pathway agreements with universities and colleges, ensuring smooth entry into intended programs after transferring credits from WCC.

The institutions within WCC’s pathway network offer accredited undergraduate and graduate programs across diverse fields of study. Our team of dedicated advisors provides personalized support and guidance. Let’s discover the ideal opportunity for you and progress toward your academic aspirations.

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

DIRECT PGWP

Eligible for a 3-year Post Graduate Work Permit upon completing our new Bachelor’s Program. (2.5 years) at Western Community College (WCC) in Bachelor of Hospitality Management. Up to 3 year Post Graduate Work Permit.

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Diploma in Hospitality Management with Pathway to BHM at WCC

PGWP Pathway at WCC

Western Community College’s DHM to BHM Pathway Program is an innovative initiative that offers a seamless transition from our Diploma in Hospitality Management (DHM) to the Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) program, providing students with an unparalleled educational experience and a dual credential upon completion.

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Diploma in Advanced Accounting with Pathway to Yorkville University

PGWP Pathway

Earn 36 credits with Diploma in Advanced Accounting at Western Community College. Take these credits to Yorkville University in Bachelor of Business Administration, earn 84 credits at Yorkville University (YU) and get up to 3 year Post Graduate Work Permit*.

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Diploma in Hospitality Management with Pathway to Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU)

PGWP Pathway

Earn 22 credits with Diploma in Hospitality Management at Western Community College. Take these credits to Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in Bachelor of Hospitality Management, earn 98 credits at FDU and get up to 3 year Post Graduate Work Permit*.

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Dental Assistant Program with Pathway to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

PGWP Pathway

Students completing the Dental Assistant program at Western Community College who achieve the required academic standing and meet the required admissions criteria will be eligible for admission into the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to enter the second year of the Advanced Diploma in Business Management and get up to 1 year Post Graduate Work Permit*. After earning the Advanced Diploma in Business Management, students can choose to continue to the third year and complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and get up to a 3-year Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

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Diploma in Paralegal Studies with Pathway to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

PGWP Pathway

Students completing the Diploma in Paralegal Studies at Western Community College who achieve the required academic standing and meet the required admissions criteria will be eligible for admission into the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to enter the second year of the Advanced Diploma in Business Management and get up to 1 year Post Graduate Work Permit*. After earning the Advanced Diploma in Business Management, students can choose to continue to the third year and complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and get up to a 3-year Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

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Diploma in Business Management with Pathway to Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT)

PGWP Pathway

Earn 30 credits with Diploma in Business Management at Western Community College. Take these credits to Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) in Diploma in Administrative Studies, earn 30 credits at NVIT and get up to 1 year Post Graduate Work Permit*.

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Diploma in Hospitality Management with Pathway to Vancouver Community College (VCC)

PGWP Pathway

Earn 39 credits with Diploma in Hospitality Management at Western Community College. Take these credits to Vancouver Community College (VCC) in Bachelor of Hospitality Management, earn 81 credits at VCC and get up to 3 year Post Graduate Work Permit*.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

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Surrey, BC

Unit 201 8318 120 St
Surrey, BC V3W 3N4

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Take a tour inside WCC and explore our classrooms, labs and student spaces to get a feel for life on campus. At Western Community College, we believe in an affordable, high-quality education that gives you the opportunity to thrive. We have a 97% grad employment rate.

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Central Surrey Campus

Unit 900 13761 96 Ave,
Surrey, BC V3V 0E8

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Our campus is strategically located at 13761 96 Ave #900, Surrey, BC V3V 0E8. With its proximity to major transit hubs, including prominent bus loops and the King George SkyTrain station, commuting to and from the campus has never been easier.

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Abbotsford, BC

Unit 201, 3670 Townline Rd
Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W8

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Welcome to our beautiful Abbotsford campus. Western Community College has 46 programs designed to meet the current needs of the market and to provide students with an affordable, high-quality education.

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