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UCW aims to transform students into leaders of various communities around the world.

University Canada West

UCW aims to transform students into leaders of various communities around the world

University Canada West (UCW) has a clear vision—to be a leading, respected independent university known, in Canada and abroad, for its innovative and effective methods in preparing students for their professional careers. UCW aims to transform students into leaders of various communities around the world.

The Vancouver Factor

Vancouver was voted 3rd best city to live by The Economist*.

Vancouver is a melting pot of highly-skilled people from around the world; a welcoming, cosmopolitan lifestyle awaits you here. The city offers a wealth of study and work opportunities and you’ll be surrounded by nature in all its beauty. With a rich history across different sectors, Vancouver has made its mark upon the world economy and continues to positively influence various industries, being the ultimate place to be.

Our Campus

University Canada West (UCW) is easily accessible in Downtown Vancouver.

UCW has two easily accessible campuses in downtown Vancouver: 626 West Pender St. in the historic London Building and Vancouver House (opening in July 2020).

Our campus at 626 Pender Street is located only steps away from public transit, including the Waterfront SkyTrain Station, bus routes and the SeaBus terminal. The vibrant and lively neighbourhood is full of restaurants, stores, entertainment options, shopping centres and gym facilities.

Our new campus, Vancouver House, is located in one of the highest profile developments in Vancouver’s recent history. The campus will include more than 90,000 sq. ft. in the iconic Vancouver House Development, a globally recognized project designed by architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG.

Many of the world’s biggest companies have offices within walking distance of our downtown campus, providing students with unparalleled access to a network of prospective employers.

Vancouver has been named the third most liveable city in the world by The Economist and that liveability is evident as you stroll through the bustling scenic city.

UCW Programs

The right degree allows you to advance your career quickly and prepare you for employment in many industries. With our excellent faculty, flexibility, small class sizes, our degrees enable you to enter the job market with confidence. Our commitment is to provide a rigorous education that will give you the necessary skills to succeed in your chosen field.

UCW offers the following programs:


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication
  • Associate of Arts


  • Master of Business Administration

Preparatory Programs

  • MBA Foundation
  • University Access Program

What makes us different?

  • 100% employability for MBA graduates within 6 months
  • Business and technology-focused university with an emphasis on practical experience
  • Downtown location, state of the art new campus opening Summer 2020
  • ACBSP-accredited MBA and Bachelor of Commerce program
  • Teaching-intensive institution with qualified, expert faculty with real industry experience
  • UCW’s learning environment is dynamic and practical. Class sizes are small to focus more on individual requirements
  • You are given the opportunity to study in the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant business community
  • UCW downtown campus provides you with unparalleled access to a network of prospective employers
  • We have students from 52 different countries and plenty of networking opportunities
  • Personalised academic planning and advising services
  • Student-centered environment, additional support and free workshops in various areas including writing, statistics and more
  • Fully engaged student services with student-centered activities and events
  • Experienced Career Development specialists help you land your dream job
  • Flexible study options, study on campus or blended delivery online, or a combination of both
  • Flexible schedules, offering courses in the evenings and weekends
  • Putting students wellbeing first, with 24/7 emotional and psychological support available for students

Student Services:

Students will be introduced to the Student Services department during orientation week. The team will give students an overview of the campus and its many services.

Through Student Services, students can access:

  • Writing and Numeracy Coaches
  • Academic Advising
  • Campus Information Sessions
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Student Life and Student Committee Events, such as holiday parties, end of term socials, movie nights, and much more.

Career Development Centre

The Career Development Centre aims to facilitate engagement among students and alumni. Thanks to a partnership, the Career Development Centre will put students in touch with some of the best employers in Vancouver.

The Career Development Centre work with students to provide career support through online Career Development programs. Students and alumni can access the program whenever they want to receive career updates that are relevant to positions they are interested in.

University Canada West Career Development Centre provide assistance with the following:

  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job search techniques
  • Networking opportunities
  • Career coaching


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