Who is eligible for the WorkSafeBC – PCU-WHS Scholarship?

The Scholarship program is open to candidates with landed immigrant or Canadian citizenship status who are permanent residents in British Columbia.

Successful candidates:

  • Must meet the admission criteria of PCU-WHS.
  • Have graduated with a 2-year diploma, degree or other relevant educational prerequisite:
    • Current students must be attending a BC post-secondary institution.
    • Students converting from an existing career path who have graduated from any university or college.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have accrued a minimum of 60 transferrable academic credits from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Submit a reflective essay of approximately 1,000 words outlining their reasons for wishing to pursue a career in disability management.
  • Be in a position to register as full-time students in the program beginning in September 2020 and to complete the degree within a 2-year period.
  • Have access to online facilities and high-speed internet.
  • Are required to attend an online orientation to the program in advance of the first academic term.

Candidates with an average post-secondary GPA of 3.0 or higher will be preferred.
Preferred domains of previous study include:

  • Human Resources
  • Business
  • Allied Health
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Health Safety
  • Health Promotion
  • Social Work
  • Social Care
  • Nursing

Students who have not completed relevant work experience in the field will be required to complete a Level 3 Practicum course, which is outside of the scope of the Scholarship.