Ontario's private postsecondary universities and colleges offer:

  • undergraduate degrees
  • graduate degrees
  • co-op programs
  • professional programs

Private postsecondary schools, whether in Ontario or outside the province, can offer degrees if they have the consent of the Minister of Colleges and Universities, or if they have degree-granting authority through an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Consent or legislative authority is also required to use the word "university" relating to an educational institution in Ontario.

Degrees and programs offered by Minister's consent

The Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) is the Ontario agency that makes recommendations to the Minister of Colleges and Universities about the program quality of applications for Minister's consent as required under the Post-Secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000.

Visit PEQAB to learn more about the:

OSAP eligibility

If you plan to attend a private postsecondary school, you may qualify for financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP).

Find OSAP approved schools.

Find a private postsecondary school or program

The private universities and colleges below offer degree programs in Ontario, either through an Act of the Legislative Assembly or through Minister's consent.

Degree programs with Minister's consent

Private universities and colleges

For details on specific Minister's consent degree programs offered at private postsecondary schools, visit PEQAB's website.

Adler Graduate Professional School
890 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4W 3P4
Tel: 416-923-4419

Campbellsville University
2485 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor ON N8X 4Y6
Toll-free: 1-800-264-6014

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
6100 Leslie Street
Toronto ON M2H 3J1
Tel: 416-482-2340

Covenant Canadian Reformed Teachers College (CCRTC)
410 Crerar Drive
ON L9A 5K3
Tel: 905-385-0634

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
1255 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto ON M2K 1E2
Tel: 416-498-1255

Niagara University
2904 Hwy 7 West, Unit 113
Vaughan ON L4K 0K4
Tel: 905-294-7260

Northeastern University
First Canadian Place
100 King Street West, Unit 4620
Toronto ON M5X 1A9
Toll-free: 1-888-660-6938

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College
18 Karol Wojtyla Square
Barry's Bay ON K0J 1B0

Royal Conservatory of Music
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON M5S 1W2
416-408-2824 ext. 257

Trinity Western University
Laurentian Leadership Centre
252 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa ON K2P 1R3
Tel: 613-569-7511

International Business University
80 Bloor Street West, 9th Floor
Toronto ON M5S 2V1
Tel: 416-923-1111

ITPS (Canada) Ltd.
2410 Blair Blvd.
London ON N5V 3Z9
Tel: 519-457-3625

Sacred Heart College
208 Romaine Street
Peterborough ON K9J 2C3
Tel: 705-745-5549

Yorkville University
2000 Steeles Avenue West
Concord ON L4Y 4N1
Toll-free: 1-877-429-4029

Degree programs through an Act of the Legislative Assembly

Private faith-based universities and colleges

The following institutions have partial degree-granting authority through an Act of the Legislative Assembly.

Contact the institutions directly to learn more about the programs offered.

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities does not exercise direct oversight of programs delivered by institutions with legislated degree-granting authority.

Please check this site regularly for updates.

Baptist Bible College Canada and Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 752
Simcoe ON N3Y 4T2
Tel: 519-426-8421

Canada Christian College and School of Graduate Theological Studies
300 Water Street
Whitby ON LIN 9B6
Tel: 416-391-5000

Emmanuel Bible College
100 Fergus Ave.
Kitchener ON N2A 2H2
Tel: 519-894-8900

Faithway Baptist College
1964 Salem Rd.
Ajax ON L1T 4V3
Tel: 905-686-0951

Great Lakes Bible College
4875 King St. E.
Beamsville ON L0R 1B0
Tel: 905-563-5374

Heritage Baptist College and Heritage Theological Seminary
(formerly Central Baptist Seminary and Bible College and London Baptist Bible College)
175 Holiday Inn Dr.
Cambridge ON N3C 3T2
Tel: 519-651-2869

Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies
515 Coldstream Ave.
Toronto ON M6B 2K7
Tel: 416-789-1853

Institute for Christian Studies
59 St. George Street
Toronto, ON, M5S 2E6
Tel: 416-979-2331

Maimonides Schools for Jewish Studies
235 Bowman St.
Hamilton ON L8S 2T9
Tel: 905-523-8788

Master's College and Seminary
(formerly Eastern Pentecostal Bible College)
780 Argyle St.
Peterborough ON K9H 5T2
Tel: 705-749-0725

Ner Israel Yeshiva College
250 Bathust Glen Dr.
Thornhill ON L4J 8A7
Tel: 905-731-1224

Redeemer University
777 Garner Road East
Ancaster ON L9K 1J4
Tel: 905-648-2131

St. Phillips Seminary
The Oratory of St. Philip Neri
1372 King St W.
Toronto ON M6K 1H3
Tel: 416-532-2879

Talpiot College
410 Lawrence Ave. W.
Toronto ON M5M 1C2
Tel: 416-256-7233

Theological College of Reformed Canadian Churches
110 West 27th St.
Hamilton ON L9C 5A1
Tel: 905-575-3688

Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College
130 Gerrard St E.
Toronto ON M5A 3T4
Tel: 416-925-3263

Tyndale University
3377 Bayview Ave.
Toronto ON M2M 3S4
Tel: 416-226-6380