Selkirk College

Nestled in one of the most spectacular locations in Canada, Selkirk College mirrors the communities it serves. With an eclectic economy built on primary industry, tourism and small business, the West Kootenay/Boundary region of southern British Columbia is a mixture of small rural communities and incredible natural beauty. Selkirk College is integral to the region, offering a wide array of programs in face-to-face, on-line and blended delivery. Its internationally recognized faculty and intimate learning environments provide students with outstanding educational experiences.

The mission of Selkirk College is to build remarkable futures by providing a personal experience that builds confident and imaginative learners ready to thrive in their community and in our dynamic world. Selkirk College values respect, quality, inclusivity, curiosity, service, collaboration and accountability in all its endeavours. The college is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, environmental sustainability, health and wellness, reconciliation, and innovation.

The college serves more than 12,000 students in nine locations across the West Kootenay/Boundary. With more than 60 nationally recognized programs, Selkirk College ensures its graduates are career and life ready.


Fast Facts

  • Selkirk College has six campuses, two learning centres (Kaslo and Nakusp) and an applied research centre (Castlegar) across the West Kootenay/Boundary region of southern British Columbia.
  • On average, a diploma graduate from Selkirk College will see an average increase in earnings of $10,600 compared to someone with a high school diploma working in the region.
  • The trades-focused Silver King Campus based in Nelson recently completed a $24 million renovation and upgrade which has modernized the facility that has been serving the region for more than 55 years.
  • 87% of students are satisfied with the quality of instruction in their program.
  • Selkirk College awards more than $490,000 in scholarships and bursaries on an annual basis.

Our programs include:


Our Research Specialization:

  • Advanced computing and geospatial technologies
  • Social innovation and rural development
  • Prototyping, manufacturing, 3D scanning and modeling
  • Advanced materials
  • Engineering design and sensor integration

301 Frank Beinder Way
Castlegar, BC V1N 4L3

Toll Free: 1-888-953-1133
Website: www.selkirk.ca