Welcome to the Housing Sector! – HousingU online module

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The non-profit housing sector is a dynamic and rewarding field to work in, with a wide range of career paths to pursue your professional goals. And with the sector expanding throughout the province, there are a host of new job opportunities to explore.

To support people beginning their housing sector careers, we’ve created the Welcome to the Housing Sector! course.

The development of this course was generously funded by SPARC BC – Homelessness Community Action Grant.

Topics include:

Housing System | Housing Sector | Key Players in the Housing Sector | New Careers | General Information | Non-Profit Housing | New to Housing

What you'll learn

In this course you will learn more about the non-profit housing sector and the work we do, including:

  • The role of different levels of government in the housing sector
  • Policy and legislation that guides the work of the non-profit housing sector
  • The role of key players in the housing sector in BC
  • The rich diversity of tenants accessing non-profit housing
  • Additional resources available to support their work

Who should take this course?

People who want to learn more about the non-profit housing sector.

People who are starting or have recently started careers in the housing sector and stepping into any role in the sector – admin, tenant relations, property management, etc.

Time commitment

Welcome to the Housing Sector! Is a self-paced online course. The course includes online reading, videos and interactive activities. The learning content is provided in a lesson format that allows you to progress at your own pace.

You have 30 days to complete the module. At the end of the 30-day enrollment period you will be automatically unenrolled from this module.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Module Duration

Modules are 30 days in length, and run throughout the year, beginning on the 1st and 15th of each month. You may register for the course at any time throughout the month or year. You will receive your log-in details either on the 1st or 15th of the month, depending on which date you registered. For example, if you register any time from April 2 to 15, you will receive your log in-instructions and access to the module on April 15. If you register any time from April 16 to May 1, you will receive your log-in instructions and access to the module on May 1.

Once you receive your log-in details, you can log into HousingU at any time to start your module. You will have 30 days to complete the module from the date that you receive your log-in instructions. For example, if you received your log-in details on April 1, you will have until April 30 to complete the module. If you received your log-in details on April 15, you will have until May 15 to complete the module. After the 30-day enrollment period, you will be automatically un-enrolled from the module. If you do not complete the module within 30 days, you will have to re-register for the module.


Free for members , Free for non-members


To register, click the large green button at the top or bottom of this page. Note: You will need to login or sign up for a BCNPHA account to register. If you need further instructions, please check Course registration instructions.

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Note: Registration closes December 31, 2021

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