Free micro-credentials to help you improve the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen career.

Gain the skills to succeed in Canadian workplaces 

Including, but not limited to health care, construction, manufacturing and supply chain.

What you need to know

  • Flexible learning: Learn on your own schedule
  • Short and engaging: 20 hours of engaging content to elevate your skill set
  • In-demand skills: Get the skills today's top companies look for
  • Enhance your resume: Upon completion, you receive a recognized credential from Vancouver Island University that verifies your skills

Who can enrol in SEN

All newcomers who have been living in Canada for less than five years can sign up for SEN. This includes citizens, refugees or permanent residents. Anyone who has received an invitation for permanent residency or citizenship but has not yet arrived in Canada can enrol as well. You must be at least 18 years old and legally entitled to study and work in Canada.

We recommend you have

  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least 6+
  • minimum high school education or equivalent
  • access to a computer and reliable internet
  • some relevant work experience, in any industry, either international or Canadian
  • basic digital skills. You will need to navigate new digital environments, such as the Learning Management System.


There are three courses in this program. When you complete each course, you receive a micro-credential. The three micro-credentials you can earn are:

  • Collaboration  
  • Communication  
  • Adaptability

What to expect

The SEN program is scheduled to start in September. 

The courses are delivered online, and you can work at your own pace. 

Each micro-credential is 20 hours. 

You will have access to an instructor who can guide you through the course.

How to apply

We are not currently accepting new SEN students.