Colleges & Trade Schools in Ontario

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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Popular Schools

CTS Canadian Career College

  • Barrie
  • North Bay
  • Sudbury
  • Addiction and Mental Health
  • Business Administration
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Network Engineering Technologist
  • Office Administrator
  • Office and Payroll Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Police Foundations
  • Primary Care Paramedic

Modern College

  • Barrie
  • North Bay
  • Sudbury
  • Esthetics
  • Hairstyling

Windsor Career College

  • Toronto
  • Computer Networking & Security
  • Engineering Design & Drafting Technologist
  • Graphic Design
  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Office Administration
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

triOS College

8 Ontario Locations
  • Brampton
  • Hamilton
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • Mississauga
  • Scarborough
  • Toronto
  • Windsor
  • Accounting Applications
  • Accounting and Payroll Administrator
  • Accounting and Payroll Specialist
  • Addiction Worker
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advanced Business Office Applications
  • Applications Developer
  • Business Administration
  • Community Services Worker
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Enterprise Web & Mobile Developer
  • Equine Massage Therapy
  • Honours Business Administration
  • Information Technology Administrator
  • Information Technology Professional
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Law Clerk Specialist
  • Legal Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • PC Support Technician
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Police Foundations
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Video Game Art
  • Video Game Design and Development
  • Video Game Design Technologies
  • Video Game Development
  • Web Technology Specialist

CDI College

  • Mississauga
  • North York
  • Scarborough
  • Accounting and Payroll Administrator
  • Addictions & Community Services Worker
  • Business Administration
  • Child and Youth Services Worker
  • Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist
  • Dental Assisting
  • Event Management
  • Graphic Design Technology
  • Immigration Consultant
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Network Systems Engineer
  • Paralegal
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Physiotherapy - Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Social Media and Web Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

North American Trade Schools

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

Canadian Automotive and Trucking Institute

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

Medix College

  • Brampton
  • Scarborough
  • Toronto
  • Community Service Worker
  • Dental Administrator
  • Early Childcare 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
  • Physiotherapy Assistant

Canadian Beauty College

  • Ajax
  • Mississauga
  • Newmarket
  • Toronto
  • Vaughan
  • Aesthetics
  • Airbrushing
  • Body Treatments
  • Bridal Updo
  • Chemical/Mechanical Exfoliation
  • Eyelash Extension
  • Hair Removal (Waxing)
  • Hair Techniques and Styles
  • Hairstyling
  • Introduction to Skincare
  • Laser
  • Laser Technician
  • Makeup Artist
  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Medical Aesthetics
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Special FX

Automotive Training Centres

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

6 Ontario Industries Known for Good Career Opportunities

Ontario SchoolsWhen 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—812,500 as of 2015.*** 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 2013, 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

Student working on her laptop outsideMobile 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 employs more than 90,000 technology workers. Collectively, they earn over eight billion dollars each year.†

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 $28 billion-plus industry for the province. In 2013, it supplied more than 362,000 jobs. And the amount earned by people who worked in this sector totaled over $16.5 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 August 30, 2016.

** The Conference Board of Canada, The Need to Make Skills Work: The Cost of Ontario's Skills Gap, document last accessed on June 18, 2018.

*** Statistics Canada, website last visited on August 30, 2016.

**** Government of Ontario, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, website last visited on August 30, 2016.

City of Toronto, Industry Sector Support, website last visited on March 5, 2019.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, website last visited on August 30, 2016.