Career Colleges Ontario

Key information

Headquarter City Brantford

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Established in 1973

  • Universities affiliated

    No university is yet affiliated to this group.

    • Private career colleges in Ontario must be registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The legislation that governs the sector is called the Private Career Colleges Act 2005. There are over 580 registered private career colleges in more than 70 Ontario communities, according to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

      Over 67,000 people enroll in one of Ontario's Career Colleges every year, according to CCO statistics. Ontario's career colleges contribute to the economy by providing graduates in hundreds of skilled, essential fields. CCO provides advocacy, support and services to members. CCO offers a Financial Aid Office that operates in partnership with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) office and is also authorized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to act as a provider of transcript maintenance and issuance services. As of May 2014, the association has stored more than 165,000 transcripts of former career college students.