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Ontario Colleges


An Ontario educational institution or establishment, in particular one providing higher education or specialized professional or vocational training. Synonyms: educational institution, training establishment, center of learning, seat of learning.

The landscape of Colleges in Ontario is not flat but rather contains a hierarchy of institutions.   Colleges in Ontario are loosely broken up into three distinct groups:

  • Degree Colleges (or Universities) – Offer professional programs such as Engineering,  Medicine, Chemistry, Law, Pharmacy etc.  To avoid confusion with other types of colleges we have placed degree colleges or Universities at this site.
  • Community Colleges ( or Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology) – Offer vocational or trade programs such as plumbing, automotive, Network Administration etc.  Community Colleges are publicly funded, and often have programs that lead to a technician or technologist diploma after two/three years respectively.
  • Private Colleges – Offer vocational or trade programs like Community Colleges but typically at an accelerated rate. In many cases programs last months not years.

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