Major announcement concerning professional development for CUPE3799

We are writing to you today to share some exciting news about professional development and lifelong learning at UNBC. Thanks to a collaboration between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3799 and UNBC, all employees and students now have free access to LinkedIn Learning, an online educational platform with thousands of courses covering a diverse array of topics.

Education and training are of fundamental importance to both CUPE 3799 and UNBC. During its last round of collective bargaining, CUPE 3799 secured training funds for its members. By working with the University, CUPE 3799 is thrilled to be able to offer LinkedIn Learning to the entire UNBC community.

The courses are divided into three libraries — business, creative and technology. Within each library, you will find tens of thousands of individual videos, thousands of courses and hundreds of learning pathways. With LinkedIn Learning, you can progress at your own pace, including taking entire courses or just choosing the elements of an individual course that suit your needs.

LinkedIn Learning provides employees with a chance to collaborate with their supervisors to define career aspirations and curate a curriculum to achieve those goals. Employees can also take self-directed studies in areas of professional development or personal interest.

For students, LinkedIn Learning provides a host of opportunities to enhance their skills with technology to succeed in the classroom as well as pursue other interests outside of their field of study at UNBC.

This project is possible thanks to the fabulous partnership between CUPE 3799 and the University. CUPE 3799 represents all of the support staff at UNBC. Its nearly 400 members work in all departments across the University. They are often the first point of contact for students seeking to access UNBC services.

Soon you will receive a message with information about how to log in to LinkedIn Learning and well as important details about privacy.

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to expand your knowledge, strengthen your competencies and gain new skills.

If you have any questions about LinkedIn Learning, please contact


Caroline Sewell

President, Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3799

Geoff Payne

UNBC Interim President and Vice-Chancellor