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Blue Seal Certificate Provider

School of Business

The following subject areas are approved for business competencies.


  • Preparation of financial statements and reporting
  • Accounting issues related to business
  • Analyze key financial information related to business
  • Prepare accounting documentation for payroll
  • Interpretation of financial data
  • Record business transactions
  • Prepare cash flow statements
  • Evaluate assets, liabilities in a business entity
  • Introduce financial tools and their application to corporate financial management\ income tax accounting


  • Planning
  • Staffing
  • Budgeting
  • Provide Direction
  • Business Office Technology
  • Setting company policy
  • Outlining company objectives
  • Information management

Business Law

  • Understand legal issues facing business such as liability
  • Contract law
  • Employment law
  • Human rights
  • Credit collection
  • Insurance

Business Mathematics

  • Basic principles of business math
  • Estimate and evaluate answers to business math problems
  • Apply math skills to budgets and banking
  • Use graphs and charts


  • Written business communication skills
  • Oral business communication skills
  • Electronic business communication skills


  • Understand overall economic, financial and monetary conditions to analyze economic activity and forecast trends
  • Perform cost benefit analyses and feasibility studies
  • Provide advice on the financing of capital requirements
  • Understand consumer behaviour of humans
  • Analyze government and global forces affecting business
  • Understand sustainable business practices


  • Take a business idea from creation to implementation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Risk Analysis
  • Securing venture capital
  • Develop a financial business plan


  • Management of money and other assets
  • Financial planning and decision making
  • Analyze business problems

Human Resource Management

  • Attract and retain employees
  • Employee performance management
  • Conflict management
  • Employee relations
  • Motivating and team building
  • Interpersonal communication in the workplace

Industrial Relations

  • Labour relations
  • Conflict management
  • Labour law
  • Collective bargaining process
  • Understand the nature and administration of collective agreements


  • Innovation and creativity in the workplace
  • Leaders as coaches
  • Art of motivating employees toward growth
  • Influencing others
  • Maintaining morale
  • Leading teams for high performance
  • Lead change


  • Organizational performance improvement
  • Decision making
  • Risk management
  • Ethics
  • Supervision of business
  • Time management


  • Customer relations
  • Principles of marketing
  • Advertising and promotion

Project Management

  • Planning, organizing and executing a project
  • Cost estimates
  • Budget project management and cost control
  • Team building
  • Productivity improvement
  • Tools for project management
  • Project risk management
  • Managing projects from start to finish

Public Administration

  • Public finance
  • Governance leadership
  • Government management

Operations Management

  • Manage an operation and improve the operation
  • Manage inventory
  • Source out products and raw materials
  • Develop a facilities plan

Organizational Behavior

  • Understanding multigenerational issues in the workforce
  • Understanding organizational behaviour
  • Organizational dynamics


  • Effective leadership skills
  • Employee relations
  • Understanding diversity in the workplace
  • Conflict management
  • Develop work scheduling
  • Employee training
  • Manage productivity

Currently, the Blue Seal Certification is only awarded in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with a similar certificate offered in the Atlantic Provinces through the new Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program. In line with the Federal Governement's commitments to encourage entrpreneurship, Economic Action Plan 2015 proposes to provide $1 million over five years to Employment and Social Development Canada's Red Seal Secretariat to promote the adoption of the Blue Seal Certificate program across Canada.


Blue Seal Certificate Provider


Please contact the School of Business, call 370-4565 or email to find out more programs and courses we offer.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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