Private Career Colleges

Information for Students
  • What is a Private Career College?

    Private career colleges (PCCs) are independent organizations that offer certificate and diploma programs in many fields, such as business, health services, human services, applied arts, information technology, electronics, services and trades. Some PCCs operate as for-profit businesses and others are not-for-profit institutions.

    PCCs must be registered and have their programs approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. This act ensures that PCCs meet certain standards for the programs they offer, as well as for their advertising, refund policies, and instructor qualifications.

    You can find registered PCCs and approved programs using our online search tool. It is important to note that if you enroll in an unregistered college or an unapproved program, you will not be covered by the protections provided by the government under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

    It's also important to be aware that there are a number of private organizations offering education or training programs that are not regulated by the province. These include language training programs, programs that are less than 40 hours in length, programs that cost less than $1,000, professional development and single-skill training programs.
  • Admission Requirements

    To attend a private career college, you must meet the following admission requirements before your program starts:

    • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
    • Be at least 18 years old and pass a qualifying test
    • Meet minimum age requirements, and
    • Meet all additional admission requirements established by the college
    • Mature Student Test available for those who qualify
  • Enrolling in a Private Career College

    Once you have decided to enroll in a private career college program, you will need to sign an enrolment contract. The contract outlines the services the college is obligated to provide to you. This contract must be signed by you and the college's owner or representative.
  • Refunds

    The college may ask you to pay a fee for enrolment costs. However, until you sign a contract, you are only obligated to pay 20 per cent of the total fees for the program or $500, whichever is less. A private career college is also required to issue you a receipt every time you pay a fee. You should keep all receipts on file. For important information about your rights and responsibilities as a student at a private career college see the Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities.
  • How long will it take to graduate?

    Our regularly attended, full-time diploma program in hairstyling takes 42 weeks to complete 1500 hours and the Advanced Aesthetics Program takes 34 weeks to complete 1020 hours. The part-time Programs, take anywhere from 12 - 18 months to complete.
  • What kind of jobs can I get after graduating?

    There will be number of job opportunities one's you complete your program, some of them are listed below,
    • Hairstylist
    • Hair Colorist
    • Skin Care Specialist
    • Aesthetician
    • Nail Care Technician
    • Sales Person for Beauty Stores
    • Writer for Beauty Magazines or newspapers
    • Beauty Consultant
    • Salon or Spa Business Owner
    • Barbering
    • Work in Fashion Industry
    • Become a Product Demonstrator and much more …
  • Will the school help with job search assistance?

    Yes, our Campus Directors have long-standing relationships with the community and have access to a wealth of programs and services that can help you achieve your training and career objectives
  • Where do I get tools for the Training?

    School ensures each of its students is fully-equipped to complete their program in hairstyling or Aesthetics by supplying them with a professional-grade kit. Also, you can always place additional orders for products through your Campus Administration Department
  • Do you do tours of the school?

    Yes, our Campus administration would be delighted to give you a guided tour of our facilities. You can check us out after making an appointment. A campus tour is the best way to see if our school is the right fit for you.
  • What if I cannot make full payment at a time?

    We offer easy payment plans to meet your needs. You can book an appointment to discuss your financial situation with our administration department
  • Do you except EI Students?

    Yes, we do except EI student that are sent by second career consolers.