Canadian Career College Facts

  • Founded in 1885, Westervelt College is Canada's oldest private career college.

  • The Ontario Veterinary College is the oldest veterinary college in North America. It began in Toronto in 1862, moved to Guelph in 1922 and became a founding college of the University of Guelph in 1964.

  • Private career colleges in BC contributed $300 million to the provincial economy in 2006.

  • Pitman College, established in 1898, is British Columbia's oldest private career training school.

  • A survey of Canadian career college students in March 2008 shows health to be the most popular field, and also the field where female students outnumbered male students by the greatest margin.

  • The Commercial Safety College of Truro, Nova Scotia, was established in 1959, making it the oldest truck driver training career college in Canada.