eSSential PCC Helpful Links

Private Career College eSSential Services and Curriculum Toolkits

Helpful Links


Ontario’s Career Colleges are governed by the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 and two sets of regulations.

Regulation 414/06

This regulation, under the PCC Act, 2005, deals primarily with the Training Completion Assurance Fund and other financial matters.

Regulation 415/06

This regulation, under the PCC Act, 2005, covers areas including registration, advertising, admissions requirements, protection of student interests, and more.


Career Colleges Ontario

Career Colleges Ontario (CCO) is a not-for-profit association that was established in 1973 to advocate on behalf of private career colleges in the province. The association’s purpose is to help governments, key decision makers and the public understand the critical role its members and their students play in supporting Ontario’s post-secondary education system and improving the province’s economic well-being. CCO currently has a membership of over 240 career colleges across the province.

National Association of Career Colleges

NACC has been the national voice of career colleges since 1896. CCO members gain membership with NACC and access to their benefits and services.


For information on the Canadian Education and Training Accreditation Commission.


The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board website.

Second Career

Find out the eligibility requirements and more on Second Career funding.

Citizenship and Immigration – Studying in Canada

For information on study permits, work permits for students, and information for educational institutions, visit the CIC website.

Government Forms for PCC Owners

The MAESD provides a central repository for forms pertaining to career colleges.

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development is the government body responsible for registering and regulating the province’s career colleges.

Policy Directives and Fact Sheets

This is where you will find the Superintendent’s career college Policy Directives and Fact sheets.

Private Career Colleges (PCC): Superintendent’s Policy Directives and Fact Sheets