Selkirk College, BC

Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada

Selkirk is a community college situated in British Columbia, Canada. It was established in 1966. It was the first community college in British Columbia. It has grown into one of the biggest institutions in the Boundary and West Kootenay regions. It is affiliated to ACCC, CCAA, BCCAA, CBIE, CUP

Selkirk College has 6 campuses and 2 learning centers with a faculty to student ratio of 1:15. The 6 campuses are the Castlegar Campus, which is the main one, the Tenth Street Campus, the Victoria Street Campus, the Silver King Campus, the Trail Campus, and the Grand Forks Campus. The 2 learning centers include the Kaslo Learning Center and the Nakusp Learning Center. There is a space known as the Gathering Space in the Castlegar Campus. It is dedicated to the promotion of indigenous culture, ceremony, and tradition.

Selkirk offers various courses in Academic Upgrading and Development, Lifespan Autism Training, Business, Environment and Geomatics, Health, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Industry, and Trades Training, Peace and Justice Studies, and University Arts and Sciences. Selkirk College offers and accepts various financial aids. It offers many student awards like Bursaries, Entrance Scholarships, Scholarships, SIDIT Bursaries, and Irving K Barber Scholarships. Some programs providing financial aids are Government Assistance Programs, Indigenous Funding, Work-Study Program, and Youth in Care Programs.

The Selkirk College Students’ Union was established in 1972. This union helps in providing students with any kind of help that they might need. The union with the association of the college provides various support systems for students. Some of them include Accessibility Services, Assessment Services, Career Central, Co-Curricular Record, Co-op Education, and Employment Services, Coaching for Success, Counselling Services, Early Alert Support System, Indigenous Services, Wellness Centre, and Writing Centre. Students of Selkirk can take part in various recreational activities. The Jazz Choir of Selkirk often performs for the regional people. Notable alumni of Selkirk College are musician Kiesza, record producer Mitch Merrett and Canadian airline pilot Judy Cameron.


The university provides two on-campus residences to almost 250 students

Applicants can stay either at the Kekuli House (Castlegar) or Tenth Street (Nelson) Residence

Students were provided with two bookshelves, desk, two burner cook top, large half fridge, and shared bathroom in each room

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Living expenses description

Standard Single (Fall and Spring semester)

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Off campus accommodation


Details for off-campus

The average rent is 600 to 800 CAD/month

The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments

The apartments are fully furnished with free Hi-speed WIFI and central air-conditioning facility

The apartments include in-suite amenities such as eat-in kitchens, dishwashers, laundry and walk-in closets

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