The Superintendent of Career Colleges issues policy directives under the legal authority established in s.53 of the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Policy directives are legally binding documents and set out specific performance requirements and exemptions that the superintendent has established for career colleges. Below are the policy directives that are currently in force:

Standards for programs

Policy directives

Policy directives establish program standards that must be met for these vocational training programs:

Vocational training standards

Find the vocational training standard for:

Log-in to the Program Approval and Registration Information System (PARIS) or contact the ministry's Career College Branch if you need, or have questions about, training standards for these programs:

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Policy directives that establish exemptions from the oversight of the Superintendent of Career Colleges:

Performance requirements

Policy directive that establishes career college performance requirements:


Contact the ministry if you have questions:

Career Colleges Branch
Ministry of Colleges and Universities
77 Wellesley Street, Box 977
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3