Tough New Rules for Career Colleges in Ontario

November 1, 2006

Starting today, the Ontario government's new Private Career Colleges Act, passed in December, comes into effect, raising standards for PCCs to protect international students from being misled. Among other provisions, only 25% of tuition can be collected as a deposit, and it must be held in trust until classes begin. New provisions will reduce false advertising, establish a complaints process, and ensure student protection should a college close. Toronto Star