Trade Schools, Universities & Colleges in Canada

Colleges in CanadaColleges in Canada offer motivated people the chance to begin expanding their opportunities through career-focused education and training.

These colleges—including many trade schools and universities—often feature campuses located for student convenience. And some of them even provide the option of learning online.

That's the special advantage that so many Canadian colleges and technical schools provide: They frequently offer extra flexibility while also emphasizing the development of real-world skills you can use to build a career. Plus, a lot of them are in close proximity to potential employers in prosperous and growing industries.

So begin fulfilling your vocational aspirations in Canada! Colleges of almost every variety exist to help adults like you achieve greater success. Check out the popular schools below, or search for options in your area using your postal code.

3 Big Features That Make Canada a Terrific Place to Build Your Future



Featured Schools

The Art Institute of Vancouver

  • Vancouver, BC
  • 3D Modeling for Animation & Games
  • Animation Art & Design
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Digital Film & Video
  • Electronic Music
  • Event Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Game Art & Design
  • Game Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Independent Recording Arts
  • Interior Design
  • Professional Recording Arts
  • VFX for Film & Television
  • Visual & Game Programming
  • Web Design & Interactive Media


The International Culinary School at
The Art Institute of Vancouver

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership
  • Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Management
  • Hospitality & Restaurant Business Management


Trillium College

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Peterborough, Ontario
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Toronto (Yonge Street), Ontario
  • Accounting and Payroll Administration
  • Advanced Esthetics and Spa Operations
  • Business Management
  • Community Service Worker
  • Denturism
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • 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


triOS College

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • London, Ontario
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Windsor, Ontario
  • Accounting & Payroll Administrator
  • Addiction Worker
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Administration (Applications & Accounting Specialist)
  • Business Administration (Human Resources and Applications)
  • Business Administration (Human Resources and Marketing)
  • Community Services Worker
  • Enterprise Web & Mobile Developer
  • Honours Business Administration
  • Information Technology Professional
  • 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 & Development
  • Video Game Design Technologies
  • Web Technology Specialist


Canadian Career College of Innovative
Technology and Management

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Business and Accounting Administration
  • Early Childcare Assistant
  • Esthetics
  • Finance and Payroll Administration
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analysis, Service and Project Management


Centre for Arts and Technology

  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • 2D Animation & Digital Art
  • Animation for Game, Film, & Visual Effects
  • Audio Engineering & Production
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Video Fusion Production
  • Electronic Music Artist
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Event & Promotions Management
  • Fashion Design & Merchandising
  • Graphic Design & Web Development
  • Graphic & Digital Design
  • Interior Design
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Studio Production
  • Veterinary Hospital Assistant


Herzing College

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • 3D Animation
  • Accounting and Payroll Administration
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant Online
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Community Services Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Computer Graphic Design
  • Computer Networking Technology
  • Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
  • Graphic Design for the Web
  • Health Care Aide
  • Immigration Consultant
  • Immigration Consultant Online
  • Interior Design
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Assistant
  • Media Coordinator
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Network Administration
  • Networking Systems Technology
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Police Foundations
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Web Development
  • Website Design


Stenberg College

  • Surrey, BC
  • Surrey, BC - Hybrid Classroom & Online
  • Vancouver Island, BC
  • Community Mental Health & Addictions Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Dispensing Optician
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Educator - Post Basic
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Hospital Support Specialist
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant - Online
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Nursing Unit Clerk
  • Pharmacy Technician - Online
  • Practical Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing - Online
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Therapeutic Recreation (Gerontology)


Stenberg College

  • Calgary, Alberta - Hybrid Classroom & Online
  • Edmonton, Alberta - Hybrid Classroom & Online
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba - Hybrid Classroom & Online
  • Moncton, New Brunswick - Hybrid Classroom & Online
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia - Hybrid Classroom & Online
  • Cardiology Technologist
  • Special Education Assistant - Online


Cestar College

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Assistant
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Paralegal


Eton College

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration Major in Hospitality Management
  • Business Administration Major in Travel and Tourism Management
  • Business Environment Communications
  • Flight Attendant Preparation
  • Hospitality (AH&LA) Continuing Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Management and Flight Attendant Preparation
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Canadian Experience Co-op
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Travel, Tourism and Flight Attendant Preparation


MTI Community College

  • Abbotsford, BC
  • Burnaby, BC
  • Chilliwack, BC
  • North Road, BC
  • Surrey, BC
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Accounting & Payroll Administrator
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Community Support Worker
  • Community Support & Youth Worker
  • Dental Assisting
  • Early Childhood Care and Education:
    • Infant Toddler
    • Infant, Toddler & Special Needs
    • Special Needs
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Operations
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical-Dental Administration
  • Medical Lab Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Nursing Licensure Preparation
  • Office Administration
  • Payroll Certification
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Special Education Teacher Assistant
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Travel and Tourism


Robertson College

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Canada - Online
  • (Not available to residents of Ontario and Quebec)
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting & Payroll Administrator
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Administrative Professional
  • Administrative Professional Bookkeeper
  • Business Administration: Sales & Internet Marketing
  • Casino, Resort, Event Coordinator
  • Health Care Aide
  • Health Unit Clerk
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Lab Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Terminology
  • Network Administrator
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Oil & Gas Administrator
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Software and Database Developer
  • Travel Counsellor
  • Veterinary Office Assistant


Brighton College

  • Burnaby, BC
  • Surrey, BC
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Accounting and Payroll Administrator
  • Architectural Design & Building Technician
  • AutoCAD Drafting and Design Specialist
  • Business Administration
  • Civil Infrastructure Design Technology
  • Computer Aided Design with AutoCAD
  • Computerized Accounting and Office
  • Construction Technician
  • Drafting Technician
  • Health Care Assistant (HCA)
  • International Trade
  • International Trade and Freight Forwarding
  • Internet Marketing
  • Network Administration
  • Office Administration
  • Office Assistant


Westervelt College

  • London, Ontario
  • 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


CDI College

Alberta
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
British Columbia
  • Burnaby
  • Richmond
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
Manitoba
  • Winnipeg
Ontario
  • Ajax
  • Hamilton
  • Mississauga
  • North York
  • Scarborough
  • Toronto
Quebec
  • Anjou
  • Laval
  • Longueuil
  • Montreal
  • Pointe-Claire
  • Quebec City
  • Art & Design
  • Business & Hospitality
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Healthcare & Dental
  • Human Services
  • Legal & Law Enforcement
  • Technology
  • Trades


Reeves College

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Lloydminster, Alberta
  • Accounting and Payroll Administrator
  • Accounting Technician
  • Acupuncture
  • Business Administration Management
  • Computer Graphic Design
  • Health Care Aide
  • Hospitality Management
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Microsoft Office Suite Specialist
  • Office Administration
  • Oil and Gas Administrative Assistant
  • Paralegal


Vancouver Career College

6 BC Locations
  • Abbotsford
  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • Kelowna
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Accounting and Payroll Administrator
  • Business Administration / E-Commerce Management
  • Business Administration Management
  • Business Management
  • Carpenter Foundations
  • Community Health Care Worker
  • Construction Electrician
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Event Planner
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Professional
  • International Trade
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Network and Database Administrator
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Network Systems Engineer
  • Office Administration
  • Paralegal
  • Payroll and Income Tax Practitioner
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Plumber Foundation
  • Practical Nursing
  • Practical Nursing Access
  • Registered Massage Therapy
  • Social Services Worker Foundations
  • Social Services Worker Recovery Specialist
  • Social Services Worker Youth Specialist
  • Teaching English as a Second Language - TESL
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Veterinary Assistant


Oulton College

  • Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Advanced Web Development and Programming
  • Business Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Early Childhood Education/Educational Assistant
  • Executive Office Administration
  • Family and Community Services
  • Health Care Support
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Network Administration and Security
  • Optician
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Policing and Corrections Foundation
  • Primary Care Paramedic
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Veterinary Technician


KLC College

  • Kingston, Ontario
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Smiths Falls, Ontario
  • Whitby, Ontario
  • 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, Ontario
  • Personal Training


North American Trade Schools

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • London, Ontario
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Construction and Maintenance Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Home Renovation Technician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Solar Energy Technician
  • Welding Technology


Medix College

6 Campuses in Ontario
  • Brampton
  • Brantford
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • Scarborough
  • Toronto
  • Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker
  • Community Service Worker
  • Dental Assistant Level II
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Fitness and Health Promotion
  • Intra-Oral Dental Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Personal Support Worker Upgrading
  • Pharmacy Assistant


Canadian Automotive and Trucking Institute

  • Cambridge, Ontario
  • Advanced Automotive Service Advisor
  • Automotive Technology
  • Transportation Operations Specialist


Canadian Beauty College

  • Barrie, Ontario
  • Newmarket, Ontario
  • Peel Region (Bolton), Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Aesthetics
  • Airbrushing
  • Body Treatments
  • Chemical/Mechanical Exfoliation
  • Eyelash Extension
  • Hair Removal (Waxing)
  • Hairstyling
  • Introduction to Skincare
  • Laser
  • Makeup Artist
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Medical Aesthetics
  • Special FX


John Casablancas Institute

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Body Spa
  • Fashion
  • Hair
  • Make Up


Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology

  • London, Ontario
  • Audio Recording Technology
  • Film and Television Sound
  • Internet and Game Audio
  • Live Sound
  • Manufacturing, Sales and Service


Metalworks Institute

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • 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, Ontario
  • Hairstyling
  • Makeup Consultant


Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Classical and Computer Animation and Production
  • Concept Art
  • Illustration For Sequential Arts


Automotive Training Centres

  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Air Conditioning & R134a Retrofit
  • Auto Body Collision Estimator
  • Auto Body Technician
  • Automotive Business Manager
  • Automotive Detailing
  • Automotive Diesel Service Technician
  • Automotive Parts & Warehousing
  • Automotive Refinishing Prep and Body Technician
  • Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician
  • Automotive Sales & Leasing Consultant
  • Automotive Service Consultant
  • Automotive Service Operations Specialist
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Technology
  • Fixed Operations Specialist
  • Hybrid Technology and Service
  • Ozone Depletion Prevention
  • Tire and Lube Technician
  • Total Sales Specialist
  • Transportation Operations and Dispatching



3 Big Features That Make Canada a Terrific Place to Build Your Future

Canadian CollegesMuch of the world knows about Canada's diverse and widespread natural beauty. And the nation is well respected by billions of people for its democracy and inclusive culture. But, as a student or career seeker, you might discover that some of Canada's best features include:

1. Extraordinary Cities

Growth tends to create a lot of new opportunities. And many of Canada's cities are experiencing that firsthand. In fact, the population of the entire country is projected to grow by between 19 and 41.5 percent from 2009 to 2036, mostly in metropolitan areas.* Plus, many of the country's urban regions offer easy access to world-class and student-friendly amenities. Prominent examples include places such as:

  • Metro Vancouver—British Columbia's largest urban area plays host to numerous career colleges and trade schools with all kinds of enticing programs. Whether you go to school in the city of Vancouver itself or one of its many large suburbs, you'll never be far from fast and reliable public transit or amazing entertainment and recreational settings.
  • The Greater Toronto Area—As home to Canada's biggest city, this region in southern Ontario offers countless ways to pursue a life of fun and success. Plus, the transit system is extensive, allowing you to quickly move between the city of Toronto and its surrounding municipalities like Hamilton and Mississauga.
  • Calgary and Edmonton—Alberta's two largest cities are both known for having bright economies that generate good jobs. And they also serve as exciting backdrops for students interested in learning how to contribute their talents to fast-growing communities that have plenty of fun options for unwinding.
  • Montreal—Few cities offer as much refreshing cultural energy and charm as this one. But Quebec's biggest urban area isn't just lively, it's also affordable and full of many other student-centered benefits.
  • Winnipeg—Although Manitoba's capital is sometimes overlooked, it deserves to be listed among Canada's most intriguing cities, especially if you're a student. It's a region that continues to expand with compelling possibilities while remaining affordable and not too densely populated.

Of course, it's easy to find many additional examples. For instance, places like Kelowna, BC, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick are also popular with students and offer a lot of their own distinctive benefits.

2. An Abundance of Thriving Career Sectors

Canada enjoys a diverse and evolving economy that supports the aspirations of a huge variety of professionals. Many of the country's industries are known around the world for their stability, growth, and creative contributions. Here are just a few compelling examples:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance—Employment of Canadians in this sector grew by over three percent between 2014 and 2015 alone—to almost 2.3 million workers.* It's all part of an upward trend driven by the country's rising population and increasing percentage of seniors. By 2030, Canadians older than 65 could account for nearly a quarter of the whole population.**
  • Digital Media—Canada is a major player in the realm of animation, visual effects, and video game development. In fact, companies in this sector generate about $7.5 billion in revenue on an annual basis.*** They contribute to a global film, TV, and gaming industry that's been projected to grow by 11 percent per year from 2012 to 2017.**** Plus, some of the top colleges in Canada for video game design have also had their programs ranked among the best in the world.
  • Skilled Trades—With the growth of Canada's cities and resource industries comes an increasing number of good opportunities for qualified tradespeople. That's why the country is home to a lot of trade schools offering pre-apprenticeship programs in everything from carpentry to automotive technology.
  • Business Services—The nation's economy requires thousands of professionals who understand business and specialize in certain aspects of it like project management, accounting, or office administration. In 2013, well over 820,000 Canadians held jobs related to this broad category.*** They helped contribute to an export market worth close to $529 billion in 2014, which was over 10 percent higher than the previous year.*
  • Information Technology—From 2015 to 2019, employment in Canada's information and communications technology (ICT) sector could grow by 22.4 percent. And this is an industry known for great-paying jobs. In 2013 alone, the average salary of Canadian ICT professionals was 33 percent higher than the national average for all occupations combined.†
  • Tourism and Hospitality—Canada hosts nearly 16 million visitors each year.‡ And tourists in the country spend a lot of money on hotel accommodations, restaurant dining, and local attractions. Between 2010 and 2030, the amount they spend is projected to rise by almost 36 percent. That could mean employment growth in this sector of 33 percent over that same time period.††

3. Outstanding Quality of Life

Whether you're a student or not, Canada is a great place to live and invest in your future. In fact, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada ranks higher than average on many important factors related to quality of life. For example, compared to 34 of the world's other countries with developed or emerging economies, Canada enjoys:‡

  • Above-average life expectancy
  • Higher-than-average rates of employment
  • Annual per-person earnings over seven percent above average
  • Per-capita household financial wealth more than 47 percent above average
  • Per-person health care spending over 36 percent above average

Start Moving Forward Today

With a career-oriented education, you can begin taking advantage of all kinds of powerful opportunities. Start right now by finding the trade schools and colleges in Canada that can assist you in making that happen!



* Statistics Canada, website last visited on April 29, 2015.

** Canada 2030 Project, website last visited on April 29, 2015.

*** Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, website last visited on April 29, 2015.

**** Trade and Investment British Columbia, website last visited on April 29, 2015.

Information and Communications Technology Council, website last visited on April 29, 2015.

OECD Better Life Index, website last visited on April 29, 2015.

†† Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, website last visited on April 29, 2015.