The Ministry of Colleges and Universities regulates career colleges under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005 and its regulations.

Colleges must be registered

Career colleges offering vocational training must register their institutions with the ministry and renew the registration annually. Unregistered institutions are in violation of the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Training programs must be approved by the Superintendent of Career Colleges and can only be approved if they are registeredIf a program is offered by an unregistered institution, that is also a violation of the act.

If you enrol in an unregistered institution, or an unapproved vocational program, the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005 may not protect you.

You can search for your career college to see if it is registered with the Superintendent of Career Colleges.


Compliance and enforcement actions

Enforcement actions are a record of Ontario Superior Court injunctions, Provincial Offences Court convictions and Licence Appeal Tribunal decisions issued since 2007 following the inception of the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Find an enforcement action

Use table below to search enforcement actions taken by the Superintendent of Career Colleges:

  • details of enforcement actions issued after 2018 are available through this search
  • any enforcement actions issued from 2007 to 2017 will appear as a list

    Contact the ministry if you need details of an enforcement action issued between 2007 and 2017.


If you have questions, contact the ministry at:

Career Colleges Branch
Compliance and Enforcement Unit
Ministry of Colleges and Universities
77 Wellesley Street, Box 977
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1N3