Career Colleges in Canada

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About Canadian Career Colleges

If you’re looking to change careers, advance in your current job, or will be graduating from high school soon, career colleges offer a range of training options which will give you career-specifics skills to help you on your journey.

Career colleges offer career-oriented, hands-on training in areas such as business, health care and human services, early childhood education, esthetic and beauty services, travel, tourism and hospitality, culinary, media arts, information technology and trades. Credentials at career colleges include certificates and diplomas and some may offer credit programs that may qualify towards a university program.

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What are the Benefits of Attending a Career College?

  • Start working sooner - Course lengths range up to two years, depending on the area of study
  • Current, relevant curriculum - training programs are commonly developed with direct input from industry employers so that graduates possess the skills and knowledge employers demand.  Unlike traditional university or college programs, career college programs provide training that concentrates on your chosen profession.
  • Hands-on training – Career colleges usually include hands-on training which helps solidify what you learn in the classroom and with programs include practicums or internships providing the student with real-world training.
  • Flexibility - Many career colleges offer flexible scheduling with part-time classes that may run mornings, afternoons or evenings to accommodate working students, while others may have full-time program scheduling. 
  • Small Class Sizes - Small class sizes provide students with the opportunity to receive personalized attention
  • Job Placement Assistant – Career Colleges employ career services staff who provide interview coaching and job placement assistance
  • No wait lists – Classes start often so there are usually no waiting lists

To find out if a career college is right for you, contact the school(s) of your choice and ask about program information, employment outlooks, tuition assistant options and more.

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