Get U-Pass BC at Vancouver Community College (VCC)- How to Link your Compass Card with U-Pass BC?

What is U-Pass BC and why it is important for Vancouver Community College (VCC) students to link with Compass Card?

U-Pass BC is a student transit program in partnership with SUVCC, Translink, the Province of British Columbia and VCC. Students who are eligible in U-Pass BC will get validity on 3 zones for all TransLink Bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus services throughout Metro Vancouver. There will be no additional fares to be paid including the YVR airport surcharge seven days per week for the entire month.

They will receive a discount on West Coast Express and the pass is also valid for use with HandyDART services

Note: U-Pass is a mandatory service whether you load or not, you will be charged

Eligibility to join U-Pass BC program in Vancouver Community College (VCC)

  • SUVCC members
  • Who pays Student union fees
  • Students in programs and courses for which a T2202 (tax form) is issued (subject to a minimum number of course credits/tuition)
  • Students in Adult Basic Education and English as an Additional Language (includes LINC and ESL Pathways), subject to a minimum number of course credits/hours.
  • Continuing Studies full-time students taking the following programs:  Fashion Design, Early Childhood Care & Education or Network Technology Administration & Security.

How to get your U-Pass BC at Vancouver Community College (VCC)?

  • Visit the VCC campus office and get your student’s ID card
  • Before applying for U-Pass BC, you need to pay full term fees associated with the registration (check with college once)
  • You will be sent message by Translink by 9 PM.
  • Activate your pass next day
  • If you have compass card, visit and activate

Get U-Pass BC at Vancouver Community College (VCC) Canada

How to access your U-Pass BC?

  • If you do not have Compass card yet, you can buy compass card is the first step
  • Next step is to visit U-Pass BC Official site and link your Compass card
  • Select your college as Vancouver Community College (VCC)
  • Sign in to your U-Pass BC account
  • Link your Compass Card
  • Click to request your U-Pass BC
  • Do not forget to load every month of 16th and it takes 24 hours to reflect

Cost of getting U-Pass BC at Vancouver Community College (VCC) in Canada?

2023 to 2024

The U-Pass BC fee is $45.10 per month from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.


The fee will increase to $46.00 per month from May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025

Will my U-Pass BC benefits be transferred to another card if I lost my compass card?

Yes, you can transfer to a new card if your compass card is lost / stolen.

When should you request to load your U-Pass BC on Compass Card?

Is it required to load your U-Pass BC every month?

  • Yes, you need to request before end of the every month

What is the processing time to load?

It will take 24 hours

Will U-Pass BC holders tap in / out at the HandyDart?

You do not require to tap in and out at HandyDart.

Do you require to carry VCC Student ID all the time when you travel with U-Pass BC?

Yes, you should always have your ID card while travelling

please contact the VCC Student Union at [email protected]

Vancouver Community College (VCC) Address, Phone, Location Map

VCC Broadway campus

Address: VCC Broadway campus
1155 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C., V5T 4V5

Toll free in Canada and U.S.: 1.866.565.7820

Fax: 604.871.7458

VCC U-Pass BC website:

VCC Downtown campus

Address: VCC Downtown campus, 250 West Pender St.
Vancouver, B.C., V6B 1S9
Phone: 604.871.7000

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