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Ontario SchoolsGive life to your goals in a province recognized for its industrial and cultural vitality. Colleges and trade schools in Ontario are in cities where countless career-seekers have discovered new possibilities and taken advantage of a rich variety of opportunities. Simply put, this region is Canada's commercial heartland. It's a place of energy and growth.

To understand why, all you have to do is look at its size and diversity. More than 13 million people live here. And they enjoy a large and impressively varied landscape that is bigger than the countries of Spain and France put together. But perhaps the most extraordinary fact is this: Ontarians benefit from a mixture of local industries that, combined, account for 37 percent of the nation's total economic output.*

From Toronto to London to Ottawa, and all of the areas that surround them, the people who live, learn, and work here stand apart—for their existing achievements as well as their potential ones. They know what opportunity looks like, and they don't shy away from looking ahead and innovating for the future.

So add your own enthusiastic ambitions to the mix. These vocational schools focus on providing the kind of education that so often leads to genuine career satisfaction. And they welcome the chance to discuss how they can help you. Why not give them a look right now and contact any that you find interesting?

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Trillium College

8 Ontario Locations
  • Burlington
  • Kingston
  • Oshawa
  • Ottawa
  • Peterborough
  • St. Catharines
  • Toronto (Church Street)
  • Toronto (Yonge Street)
  • Accounting and Payroll Administration
  • Advanced Esthetics and Spa Operations
  • Business Management
  • Community Service Worker
  • Denturism
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • Hairstyling
  • Intra Oral Dental Assisting
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Lab Assistant/Technician
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Network Administrator
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Police Foundations
  • Primary Care Paramedic
  • Video Game Designer
  • Everest College

    12 Ontario Locations
    • Barrie
    • Brampton
    • Hamilton
    • Kitchener
    • Mississauga
    • Newmarket
    • North York
    • Ottawa
    • Scarborough
    • Sudbury
    • Toronto College Park
    • Windsor
  • Accounting and Computer Applications
  • Accounting and Payroll Administrator
  • Addictions and Community Services Worker
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Business Administration
  • Cardiology Technologist
  • Dental Office and Chairside Assistant
  • Early Childcare Assistant
  • Esthetics
  • Executive Office Assistant
  • Health, Fitness and Nutrition Consultant
  • Intra-Oral (Level II) Dental Assistant
  • Law Enforcement Foundations
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Travel and Tourism
  • triOS College

  • Brampton
  • Hamilton
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • Mississauga
  • Oshawa
  • Scarborough
  • Toronto
  • Windsor
  • Accounting & Payroll Administrator
  • Addiction Worker
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Administration
  • Community Services Worker
  • Enterprise Web & Mobile Developer
  • Information Technology
  • Law Clerk
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Network Administrator
  • Office Administrator (Accounting Specialist)
  • Office Administrator (Applications Specialist)
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Police Foundations
  • Professional Transport Operator
  • Supply Chain Customer Service Representative
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Supply Chain Purchasing & Inventory Management
  • Supply Chain Transportation
  • Tractor-Trailer (AZ)
  • Video Game Design
  • Web Technology Specialist
  • Bryan College

  • North York
  • Massage Therapy
  • Professional Spa Therapist
  • Herzing College

  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • 3D Animation
  • Accounting and Payroll Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Community Services Worker
  • Computer Graphic Design
  • Computer Networking Technology
  • Immigration Consultant
  • Law Clerk
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Networking Systems Technology
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Police Foundations
  • Web Development
  • Website Design
  • Algonquin Careers Academy

  • Mississauga
  • Ottawa
  • Accounting and Payroll Administrator
  • Legal Assistant
  • Medical Lab Assistant/Technician
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Travel Counsellor
  • Cestar College

  • Toronto
  • Esthetics
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Assistant
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Paralegal
  • CDI College

  • Ajax
  • Hamilton
  • Mississauga
  • North York
  • Scarborough
  • Toronto
  • 3D Modeling Animation & Design
  • Accounting Assistant / Bookkeeper
  • Accounting & Payroll Administrator
  • Addictions & Community Services Worker
  • Business Administration
  • Business Internship
  • Business Management
  • Child and Youth Services Worker
  • Community Services Worker
  • Computer Business Applications Specialist
  • Event Management
  • Game Development and Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Systems Support Specialist
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Network & Database Administrator
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Network Systems Engineer
  • Office Administrator - Executive
  • Office Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Visual Graphic Design
  • Westervelt College

  • London
  • Business Accounting
  • Business Marketing Professional
  • Executive Administration
  • Hotel, Restaurant & Casino Management
  • Interior Decorating
  • IT Technician
  • Law Clerk
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Administration
  • Medical Lab Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
  • Police Foundations
  • Receptionist
  • Tourism & Travel
  • Web Design Professional
  • KLC College

  • Kingston
  • Richmond Hill
  • Smiths Falls
  • Whitby
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Child & Youth Care Worker
  • Dental Administration
  • Dental Assistant I & II
  • Education Assistant
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Administration
  • Medical Administration
  • Office Administration
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Web Design & Development
  • National Personal Training Institute

  • Toronto
  • Personal Training
  • North American Trade Schools

  • Brampton
  • London
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Home Renovations Technology
  • HVAC Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Medix School

    6 Campuses in Ontario
    • Brampton
    • Brantford
    • Kitchener
    • London
    • Scarborough
    • Toronto
  • Community Service Worker
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • Intra-Oral Dental Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical and General Lab Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Professional Fitness Consultant
  • Academy of Design

  • Toronto
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
  • Graphic Design and Interactive Media
  • Interior Decorating
  • Interior Design
  • Video Game Design and Development
  • Canadian Beauty College

  • Barrie
  • Newmarket
  • Peel Region (Bolton)
  • Vaughan
  • Aesthetics
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Skin
  • Body Treatments
  • Chemical Exfoliation
  • Hair Removal (Waxing)
  • Hairstyling
  • Laser
  • Makeup Artist
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Mechanical Exfoliation
  • Medical Aesthetics
  • Specialty Workshops
  • Canadian Automotive and Trucking Institute

  • Cambridge
  • Advanced Automotive Service Advisor
  • Automotive Technology
  • Transportation Operations Specialist
  • Metalworks Institute

  • Mississauga
    • Audio Production and Engineering
    • Entertainment Business Management
    • Music Performance & Technology:
      • Bass Guitar
      • Drums & Percussion
      • Guitar
      • Keyboard
      • Vocal
    • Professional Sound
    • Professional Sound and Business:
      • Live Production
      • Studio Production
    • Show Production and Event Management

    Career School of Hairstyling

  • Oshawa
  • Hairstyling
  • Makeup Consultant
  • Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology

  • London
  • Audio Recording Technology
  • Film and Television Sound
  • Internet and Game Audio
  • Live Sound
  • Manufacturing, Sales and Service
  • Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design

  • Toronto
  • Classical and Computer Animation and Production
  • Concept Art
  • Illustration For Sequential Arts
  • Automotive Training Centres

  • Toronto
  • Automotive Business Manager
  • Automotive Detailing
  • Automotive Parts & Warehousing
  • Automotive Sales & Leasing Consultant
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Fixed Operations Specialist
  • Transportation Operations and Dispatching


  • 6 Ontario Industries Known for Good Career Opportunities

    When you start exploring what this province offers, it doesn't take long to realize that a motivated person can find many ways to create a balanced and fulfilling life here. The fact that so many people choose to call this part of Canada home is evidence of that. But it is the region's employment sectors that make the prospect of going to school and working in Ontario so compelling. Here are six that stand out:

    1. Health Care and Social Assistance

    This sector has one of the lowest ratios of unemployed workers to job openings in the province. In fact, in 2012, there were only 1.2 people looking for work per opening.** That means the demand for qualified professionals in this field is very high while the competition for jobs is low.

    As it is, the health care industry already employs a lot of Ontarians—785,200 as of February 2014.*** But many employers still need more people with the right qualifications. And that need is expected to increase in the coming years.

    By 2030, the province's population of seniors could double.**** And older patients tend to require a lot more medical attention and personal support. As a result, Ontario is thinking big and planning to reform its health care system in order to address the changing demographics.

    Expect new kinds of vocational possibilities to emerge even as demand stays strong in existing areas. And don't forget: Employers in this industry consist of more than just places like hospitals, doctor's office, and research universities. They also now include exciting companies in biotech, drug manufacturing, and medical device innovation.

    2. Skilled Trades

    More than one million: That's how many people the trades employ in Ontario.*** And you don't have to look far to understand why. A number of the province's urban areas rank among the fastest-growing places in North America.

    So, aside from the obvious construction jobs that come with the growth of its cities, the region also boasts thriving sectors in advanced manufacturing (such as for automobiles), resource extraction, and cross-border exports. In 2011, that last category accounted for a staggering amount of economic trade between Ontario and the U.S.—about 716-million dollars worth.*

    But many employers can't find enough skilled tradespeople to fill their job vacancies. In fact, 41 percent of the province's job providers report that their greatest need is for people who possess proper trade qualifications.**

    3. Entertainment and Creative Services

    After California and New York, Ontario employs the most North Americans in this sector. And it leads the nation in areas like film production, print media publishing, and audio recording.*

    A lot of that is thanks to what happens in the Toronto area. Check out these facts about the great city:

    • It has the most designers in Canada (including architects and those within the categories of graphic, industrial, interior, and fashion design).†
    • In 2011, more than $1 billion was spent on film and TV productions there.†
    • The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the world's biggest and most prestigious events.*

    4. High-Tech Development

    Mobile app creation and digital gaming are big business in Ontario, especially in the Toronto and London areas. And many of the world's most famous technology companies (like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and IBM, to name a few) have offices here.

    The Toronto region alone hosts 32 percent of Canada's technology enterprises. And, in 2012, the average annual salary of high-tech workers in the city was $62,828—more than $15,000 above the average for all employed Torontonians.†

    5. Professional Business and Legal Services

    About 79 percent of Ontarians are employed in a service sector.* Many of the most promising opportunities tend to be found in the business, financial, and legal areas. Consider that, just within Toronto, you can find:†

    • 7 of Canada's top 10 accounting practices
    • 70 percent of the nation's biggest communications and advertising agencies
    • 21 of the 30 largest law firms in the country

    6. Hospitality and Tourism-Related Services

    Tourism is a $22 billion-plus industry for the province. In 2010, it supplied more than 300,000 jobs. And the amount earned by people who worked in this sector totaled over $12.5 billion.‡

    The major cities are a big draw for tourists, but so are the plentiful scenic and outdoor recreational opportunities that are available across different seasons.



    * Government of Ontario, website last visited on March 14, 2014.

    ** The Conference Board of Canada, The Need to Make Skills Work: The Cost of Ontario's Skills Gap, document last accessed on March 14, 2104.

    *** Statistics Canada, website last visited on March 14, 2014.

    **** Government of Ontario, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, website last visited on March 14, 2014.

    † City of Toronto, Key Industry Sectors, website last visited on March 14, 2014.

    ‡ Government of Ontario, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, website last visited on March 17, 2014.