Who is eligible?

The WDA Grant Scholarship is open to candidates with landed immigrant or Canadian citizenship status who are permanent residents British Columbia. Permanent residents of any Canadian province or territory other than BC are invited to apply for the Special Federal Initiative Scholarship.

Successful candidates must:

  • Meet the admission criteria of PCU-WHS.

In addition, successful candidates must qualify for Admission Directly into Year 3 of the BDM program. To qualify for Admission Directly into Year 3, applicants must:

  • Have graduated with an associate degree, 2-year diploma, or other relevant educational prerequisite which provides 60 transferable academic credits (or equivalent) in a range of disciplines (preferred domains listed below).
  • Current students must be attending a BC post-secondary institution.
  • Students converting from an existing career path may have graduated from any university or college.
  • Candidates with an average post-secondary GPA of 3.0 or higher will be preferred.


  • Be eligible for Admission Directly into Year 3 on the basis of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) A combination of professional experience and career education will be assessed under Flexible Admission policy on a case-by-case basis. Applicants under Flexible Admission should have a minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience in a related field.

Preferred domains of previous study include:

  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Health Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Social Work