Certificate in Professional Baking and Pastry Arts Apprenticeship Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus

The Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island (CIVI) at VIU provides students with a Certificate in Professional Baking and Pastry Arts, giving them a leading edge for advancement and progression in the baking and pastry profession. This full-time program provides students with knowledge and experience in the science and production of bakery items baked in both commercial ovens and our wood burning brick oven. Emphasis is placed on traditional and artisan baking methods as applied to modern Canadian and international trends. The pastry arts component of the program also provides the fundamental skills needed in pastry training from cake decorating, including wedding and special occasion cakes, to desserts, chocolate and sugar work. Baking and pastry arts students are ready for employment in patisserie shops, hotels, retail and wholesale bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants, caterers, camps and other food–related businesses.

Degree Awarded
Start Dates
01 Aug 2023
Start Dates
01 Sep 2023
Start Dates
01 Nov 2023
Start Dates
01 Dec 2023
1 Year
Application Fee (one-time)
CAD 150
Tuition Fee (per year)
CAD 22,925
Starting Date Open 01 Aug 2023
Submission Deadlines (Onshore/Offshore) 01 Aug 2023 / 01 Aug 2023
Starting Date Open 01 Sep 2023
Submission Deadlines (Onshore/Offshore) 01 Sep 2023 / 01 Sep 2023
Starting Date Open 01 Nov 2023
Submission Deadlines (Onshore/Offshore) 01 Nov 2023 / 01 Nov 2023
Starting Date Open 01 Dec 2023
Submission Deadlines (Onshore/Offshore) 01 Dec 2023 / 01 Dec 2023
Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus

Ideally situated on Mid-Vancouver Island with spectacular views of the coastal mountains, Vancouver Island University is a comprehensive teaching university with approximately 15,000 students across four campuses. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections, and international collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs, from academic undergraduate and master’s to industry-responsive trades and vocational training.

To be a part of the VIU community is to know what it is like to matter here. The VIU community acknowledges the traditional, unceded territories of the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’Amin, Snaw-naw-as, and Qualicum First Nation on whose lands it teaches, learns, researches, lives, and shares knowledge. It raises its hands and says, "Hay ch qa’ sii’em sieye’ yu mukw" Mustimuxw to the original stewards of these territories.

Frequently Asked Questions
step 1
Complete application
Fill the Global application form
step 2
Get shortlisted and receive the offer letter
The candidates will be evaluated based on their profile, i.e. professional experience and academic scores
step 3
Block your seat
Upon receiving the offer letter, block your seat by paying a caution amount.
step 4
Document Submission
Submit self attested documents as per the lost of documents in the offer letter
step 5
Complete the payment
Pay the balance fee. 0% interest EMI options available.

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