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Seize the countless career opportunities, better earning potential and unlimited growth potential that’s waiting for you here.

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Boost your employability

According to the B.C. Labour Market Outlook, there will be over a million job openings within the next ten years —with nearly 80% requiring some form of post-secondary education.

By investing in your education now, you'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge that employers are actively seeking. This will also significantly boost your employability and potential earnings.

And with almost half of TRU’s on-campus students 25 years and older, there’s no age limit to wanting more for your future and your career.

Job openings by education type infographic pie chart
Bachelor's, graduate or first professional degree
Diploma / certificate excluding apprenticeship
High school and/or occupation-specific training
Apprenticeship certificate
Less than high school
Job openings in BC over the next 10 years

Find your industry

The following industries are expected to make up half of all job openings in the next ten years. TRU offers programs to help launch you into the career of your choice, at any age and with flexible learning options.

Health care and social assistance
149,700 job openings; 15% of total

Professional, scientific and technical services
148,000 job openings; 15% of total

Retail trade
115,000 job openings; 11% of total

72,700 job openings; 7% of total

Educational services
64,500 job openings; 6% of total

Explore your options Stats and data from British Columbia Labour Market Outlook 2022-2032 edition. View the full document here (opens in new tab / window).

Make school fit your lifestyle

As British Columbia’s leading online and distance education provider, TRU’s Open Learning offers over 140 courses and 60 programs — to be completed through part-time or full-time studying.

As a TRU-OL student, it’s easy to stay connected throughout your academic journey. Our faculty members are passionate about supporting their Open Learning students, wherever they are. Whether it’s a helpful program advisor, an active social media group or keeping up through TRU-OL’s monthly newsletter, the community is vibrant and here to help.

If you’re interested in seeing if your prior work experience can count towards credits, see if PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) is right for you.

Have you heard about the StrongerBC future skills grant? The grant covers up to $3,500 per learner for these Open Learning programs:

Are you ready?

Our on-campus supports can also make the difference when studying at TRU. This includes counselling services, career advising, peer mentoring, co-op opportunities — and so much more.

Interested in studying on-campus? Connect with an advisor to get more information about programs, grants and funding options available and find the right fit for you.

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