Ontario's enforcement system of career colleges weak, Star investigation finds

September 21, 2009

In the final article in a series on unregulated career colleges, the Toronto Star gives the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities a failing grade for its efforts to protect students from rogue schools. The Star reports that the ministry is so understaffed that it cannot possibly protect students. Just 10 inspectors police the 445 licensed colleges across the province, as well as unlicensed schools. Ministry documents obtained by the Star suggest the MTCU does not properly investigate many complaints, and that shutting down non-compliant schools is extremely rare. Toronto Star