Much has been written about the Canadian and the American Bible School Movement of the 20th Century, because this movement has had a massive impact on the Christian church, not only in Canada, but also in the foreign mission field. Indeed, a considerable number of people have attended these colleges across Canada.
I too have taken several classes at one of these Bible colleges: Vanguard College (Northwest Bible College). Burkinshaw writes that “A conservative estimate indicates that at least 200,000 people have spent at least one academic term at a Canadian Bible school or college” of which some 60,000 have graduated. (Just so you know, that number was taken in 1997, so I was not part of that 200,000). An example of a Canadian Bible College would be the Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta. It has trained and sent several thousand missionaries onto the foreign field.