CCTB Convocation Ceremony 2024

It's finally here ― the moment to honour the dedication, perseverance and unwavering passion that has fueled your journey at the Canadian College of Technology and Business (CCTB). Let's come together to commemorate the remarkable achievements of the graduating class of 2023 to 2024.

Join us for the 2024 CCTB Convocation Ceremony!

When: Thursday, July 11, 2024

Where: Anvil Centre Theatre (777 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6)

Eligible graduates will receive instructions on reserving regalia (graduation gowns) and booking spots for guests and friends.

IMPORTANT: respond to the instructions before June 1, 2024 to be included in the ceremony.

Send an email to for any questions about the Convocation Ceremony.

Anvil Centre Theatre
Campus director shaking hands with student

The 2023-2024 cohort is comprised of students from seven programs who have completed their studies.

  • Diploma in Business Administration with Co-op
  • Diploma in Digital Marketing with Co-op
  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Administration with Co-op
  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management with Co-op
  • Diploma in Software Quality Assurance with Practicum
  • Diploma in Data Engineering and Analytics with Practicum
  • Diploma in Cybersecurity Analyst Practicum

Tips for Convocation

Make the most of your big day with these tips.

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Arrive on time.

You don’t want anything getting in the way of the ceremony, especially being late, so give yourself extra travel time just in case there is heavy traffic.

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Wear comfortable shoes.

You can be fashionable and functional. Comfort is key to preparing yourself for continuous standing and lots of walking on your graduation day.

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Prepare for a lot of clapping.

Manage your clapping pace throughout the event so that your hands do not get tired quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Convocation Ceremony is a special event where an academic institution formally awards credentials (diplomas and certificates) to eligible graduates. This is a formal event attended by the school’s senior management, faculty members, your classmates and your friends and family members. This is an important event to mark the end of a student’s academic journey ― and the start of a graduate’s career!

The Convocation Ceremony is also an opportunity for all students to connect with each other a final time before pursuing their career. There will be many photos and videos taken of this special day to remember for the rest of our graduates’ lives.

If your program finishes after July 2024, your convocation will be held in the summer of 2025. We will be communicating specific ceremony dates in March 2025.

Yes, we do provide invitation letters. Please email with the subject line “Invitation letter request,” and we will send you a document request form to fill out visitor information.

The number of guests is unlimited. However, keep in mind that each guest will need to have a ticket purchased in advance.

The dress code is business formal. Make sure to dress weather-appropriate and keep in mind that you will be wearing a gown/regalia.

Graduates should arrive at 9 a.m. to allow enough preparation time for gowning and line up.

Guests should arrive before 10 a.m., which is the starting time for the ceremony.

If you are late for your ceremony, you will not be able to walk the stage with the rest of the graduates. You can still access your gown after the ceremony to wear and take pictures during the reception.

Leaving the auditorium during the ceremony is not allowed unless it is a case of emergency. We aim to provide all guests and graduates with a pleasant experience.

Yes, you will have time to take pictures before and after the ceremony. Additionally, professional photographers will be onsite, and all photos will be shared with the graduates later.

You can pick up your diploma when you arrive to Anvil Centre at 9 a.m. prior to the beginning of the ceremony. If you are unable to attend the convocation, your diploma can be picked up at CCTB campus or shipped to your home for an additional fee.

Yes, you can make a request to reschedule through for the 2025 Convocation Ceremony.

The ceremony will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Yes, the link to the live stream will be provided to all graduates a few days prior to the ceremony.

CCTB 2023 Graduation Recap:

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the territories on which CCTB and its campus are situated are the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land since time immemorial, honour their graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here, and iterate our dedication to valuing the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples and communities.