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Trades Management

University of the Fraser Valley

48 months
15740 CAD/year
4136 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Trades Management program of University of the Fraser Valley provides individuals with the ability to leverage their prior learning (Trade certificate) and to augment prior learning with the fundamentals of business management theories and practices.


Careers in the trades often lead to managerial and/or ownership positions, yet few trades people have the opportunity to academically prepare themselves with the skills required to own and operate their own business.

The objective of the Trades Management program of University of the Fraser Valley is to produce graduate students who are equipped to successfully function as managers and owners of a trade-related business in today's rapidly changing global environment.

Career Outlook for Trades Management

Currently in Canada, economists predict that a shortage of skilled trades workers may affect the country’s ability to compete in the global market. In fact, these shortages have recently triggered immigration reform to allow an influx of foreign workers to fill in vacancies.

Just as acute are shortages of supervisors to organize and manage teams and projects. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada reports a shortage of managers in construction, transportation, agriculture, logging and forestry, as well as mining, oil and gas. As a large cohort of older, skilled workers are entering retirement in the next decade, management and leadership positions are expected to open for trades workers with the right skills and credentials.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics
  • Contemporary Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  •  Finance
  • New Business Development
  • Industrial Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants must meet ONE of the following:

  • B.C. high school graduation or equivalent;
  • Or completion of a minimum of nine UFV or transferable post-secondary credits with a minimum 2.00 GPA (C average) based on all credits attempted;
  • Or a minimum of 19 years of age by the start of the first class;
  • Or, for admission into preparatory level programs only, a minimum of 17 years of age and out of high school for at least one year by the start of the semester.
  • A C+ final grade in one of English 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, or IB English.
  • Complete your application
  • Your high school transcript(s) and proof of graduation if you have graduated from high school, or a copy of your interim high school transcript(s) if you are currently in high school
  • Your English language score (TOEFL, IELTS, LPI)
  • Your passport
  • When you have completed your online application, you will be prompted to pay a non-refundable application fee of $150 CAD 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15740 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7870 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    4136 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2068 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Abbotsford

1240 - 1930 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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