Justice Institute of British Columbia- New Westminster, British Columbia

Gain an international education at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). We are Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research.

Be the one

  • Studying in Canada
  • Gaining transferable skills
  • Completing an internationally recognized education

Welcome to Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), a public post-secondary institution that is a trusted leader in public safety education, training and applied research.

International students and organizations from more than 40 countries and territories have benefited from the customized courses and academic programs the Institute offers across Canada and around the world. Many of JIBC’s courses and programs are accredited to international standards, allowing our graduates to apply their education throughout the world.


1.   Study in one of the world’s best places to live, work, and play

Canada, and Greater Vancouver specifically, has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live. A high standard of living, beautiful natural environment, diverse multicultural community, efficient transportation system, stable political environment and economy all contribute to Canada’s inviting global status.

2.   Gain transferable skills to excel in your career

An education at JIBC focuses on experiential learning. That means students gain important skills through hands-on and interactive activities and discussions. After completion of any JIBC certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree or graduate certificate, JIBC graduates have developed important transferable skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, self-learning, and the ability to resolve issues and problems. JIBC graduates have consistently said that their course or program helped them develop the skills they needed, with nine out of 10 students saying they were satisfied or very satisfied with their education from JIBC (DASCO Survey 2016).

3.   Be mentored by respected experts in their field

Each JIBC instructor has a passion for teaching, and are experts in their field of expertise, usually with decades of experience. Many instructors are leaders and active in their profession, which provides students a unique opportunity to learn about the latest best practices in their respective areas of expertise. Visit our Instructor Profiles page to find out more about the depth and breadth of our seasoned faculty at JIBC, many of whom are leading practitioners in their field.

4.   Complete an internationally recognized program

All of JIBC’s programs meet the standards set by the Province of British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) standard that aims to ensure that students receive quality learning experiences and have certain rights and protections. Many JIBC programs and courses are also accredited by national and international accreditation bodies. For example, JIBC’s Primary Care Paramedic Certificate program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association. JIBC’s firefighting courses in many Fire & Safety programs are accredited to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard).

5.   Obtain leading-edge academic credentials in public and community safety

At JIBC, students have the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies they need to be effective public and community safety professionals. As public and community safety needs evolve, JIBC has continued to work with its stakeholders and partners to update its offerings and provide the education and training that contributes to the life-long learning and long-term success of its students and clients.