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Discover Lester B. Pearson School Board at CPF Vancouver 2023


We are excited to have ILAC partner Lester B. Pearson School Board join us at CPF Vancouver 2023!


The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) is one of the largest school boards in Montréal, Québec, serving approximately 21,000 students in the Youth sector approximately 8,700 in its Continuing Education sector.


The LBPSB offers a variety of vocational programs for international students looking to explore new work opportunities in areas such as Accounting, Computing Support, Pharmacy Technical Assistance, Pastry Making, Retail Butchery, Dental Assistance, and more.


Going to a vocational centre in Canada can provide students the chance to build practical skills that will prepare them for a successful future in an in-demand career. Let's take a look at the top reasons to choose vocational studies:


1. Program diversity & skill building


Québec’s industry-rich environment makes it a great place to start vocational training. You will be able to choose from a wide range of courses - taking classes that improve your current skills in a field that you already know, or starting over with a program that introduces you to an entirely new industry. Students learn from industry professionals in fields like business, construction, design, and beauty care, gaining practical skills through hands-on learning.


2. Affordable tuition & flexible schedule


Students can greatly benefit from lower tuition costs, as going to a vocational centre can be more cost-effective than going to university or college. One reason for this is the length of the programs offered - as a student in vocational centres, you can complete your studies much faster, typically within a few years.


3. High employability upon graduation


One of the top reasons to start vocational studies is the high employability rate. The post-graduate employability placements at Lester B. Pearson’s diploma of vocational studies programs average 80%, promoting quick employment. These programs fulfill the 1800-hour requirement, which allows students to receive a post-graduate work permit and continue with the provincial immigration program.



Want to learn more? Meet with Lester B. Pearson School Board at CPF Vancouver 2023 and visit the Lester B. Pearson School Board website for more information.

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