Regulated Career Colleges call on New Brunswick not to Exclude Students

April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Today, the Government of New Brunswick made a major tuition announcement affecting students from low-income and middle-class families: tuition to publicly-funded universities and colleges would be free. “While this is welcome news to some, the government is neglecting to include students choosing to attend regulated career colleges,” said […] Read More »

NACC in the news: Study Travel Magazine

April 7, 2016

07 April 2016   This week, Study Travel Magazine interviewed Serge Buy, CEO of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) in Canada, about the association’s activities, international students and the role of agents. Can you explain a little about the background of NACC, its membership and its aims? The National Association of Career Colleges […] Read More »

Regulated Career Colleges Welcome Budget 2016

March 22, 2016

Today, the federal government released the 2016 Budget.  To see the entire document, please click here. Below are excerpts from Budget 2016: Canada Student Grant amounts will increase (starting in academic year 2016-2017) by 50 percent as follows: From $2,000 to $3,000 per year for students from low-income families, From $800 to $1,200 per year […] Read More »

NACC’s 2016 Conference – Registration now open!

March 1, 2016

NACC’s 2016 Conference is designed to ensure that schools sending senior to mid-level executives will see a return on their investment. Join us in Ottawa – November 2-4. Click here for more information or to register now. Here are some of the topics which we believe will provide value to attendees: Finding ways to add […] Read More »

RFP – Immigration Consultants

January 12, 2016

NACC is currently accepting proposals for Immigration Consulting Services.  Please refer to the attached summary for instructions to submit your bid.  Thank you for your interest. http://nacc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016.01.12-RFP-Immigration-Consultants.pdf Read More »

Regulated Career Colleges

November 20, 2015

For more than two centuries, post-secondary institutions have delivered training to millions of Canadians.  However, a good portion of the general public knows little about them.  One issue is that there are various names for these institutions due to provincial legislations. There are consistent criteria: All these institutions are “regulated” by provincial or territorial governments. […] Read More »

My first year as a personal support worker

November 16, 2015

My first year as a personal support worker Hamilton Spectator – Nov 16, 2015 By Bill Bokstein About 18 months ago I decided that I want to send my life in a whole new direction and become a Personal Support Worker (PSW).  After 20 plus years in the IT industry I was tired of contracts, downsizing […] Read More »

2015 Instructor Development Day

October 8, 2015

NACC’s 15th Annual Instructor Development Day will take place on Friday, November 27, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario.  It will focus on the New 2015 PSW Curriculum. Check out the NACC website for all the details here. Register early to avoid missing out on this exciting day!   Read More »

Career Connections Magazine and Directory 2015

September 30, 2015

Coming soon to your mailbox – the latest edition of NACC’s Career Connections Magazine. Highlighting schools across Canada, this newly relaunched magazine includes our Directory and profiles programs offered at career colleges. You can see an online version here. Read More »

Conference Board of Canada Report on PCCs

August 25, 2015

The Conference Board of Canada is undertaking a study about private career colleges in Canada.  Some of you may have been contacted by researchers to take part in a survey or be interviewed. As part of their survey, they are looking to interview students and graduates.  Please urge anyone interested to contact Liz Martin (martinel@conferenceboard.ca) […] Read More »

Advertising Space Still Available

June 18, 2015

There is still time to advertise in the new Career Connections magazine! Gain instant access to tens of thousands of potential students at high schools and employment centres nationwide. Reach out to guidance counsellors and career advisors across Canada. Cheaper advertising. Your ad is subsidized by NACC in order to offer lower rates. A digital […] Read More »

2015 NACC Conference Photos Now Available

May 7, 2015

The 2015 NACC Conference photos are now available! We’ve posted a selection of photos on our conference website. If you’d like copies of these or any other photos, please contact Kristin at kbaldwin@nacc.ca. Read More »

Career Colleges Honour Graduate and Educator of the Year

May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015 – St. John’s – As representatives from across Canada gather at the National Association of Career Colleges’ (NACC) annual conference, our sector honours our graduate and educator of the year. Andres Perera, graduate of triOS College’s Mississauga Campus has been named NACC’s Graduate of the Year.  He completed the Information Technology Professional […] Read More »

Newfoundland Premier Commends Career Colleges’ Service to their Communities

April 29, 2015

Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador spoke at NACC’s 2015 Conference in St. John’s. He commended our delegates for their service to our communities, and recognized the value of our sector. “You’re needed.  You’re valued.  You’re making a difference.” Full speaking notes below.  Available online, here. Speaking Notes Premier Paul Davis National Association of […] Read More »

Changes to Canada Student Loans Program

April 27, 2015

Mon, Apr 27 Blair Chapman, Co-owner, Saskatoon Business College and President, Saskatchewan Association of Career Colleges, discusses the changes announced in the federal budget to the Canada student loans program on Global News, Saskatoon. Click here to watch the interview. Read More »

Career Colleges Welcome Budget 2015

April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 Ottawa – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) applauds the federal government for introducing Budget 2015.  The changes to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) will allow more students to benefit from the grant option, and help more Canadians to get better jobs. Earlier this month, NACC […] Read More »

Career Colleges Applaud Prime Minister’s Announcement on Training

April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015 Vancouver – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) participated today in an event where the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, announced changes to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP). These changes will allow students that are attending programs that are 34 weeks or longer […] Read More »

Premier Paul Davis to Speak at the 2015 NACC Conference

March 26, 2015

NACC is pleased to announce the keynote speaker at the Gala Dinner: The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. NACC’s 2015 Conference & AGM will take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, from April 29 to May 1, at the Delta Hotel. Don’t miss out.  Register now for the conference.   Read More »

From Credential Crisis to a Career

March 20, 2015

Serge Buy, newtocanada Published: March 20, 2015 We hear the scenario all too frequently: newcomers arrive in Canada, looking for a better life. They want to contribute the talent and skills for which they have already been trained. Then, all too often, reality sinks in when their international credentials are not recognized. The result is […] Read More »

Career College Sector Commends Additional Government Support for Former Everest Students

March 13, 2015

March 11, 2015 Today, the career college sector welcomes the announcement made by the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), for additional funding to assist in the accommodation of former Everest College students. “We’re pleased to see that students will be able to receive the support needed to finish their training,” said Serge Buy, […] Read More »

NACC On CBC News Ottawa

March 12, 2015

NACC CEO Serge Buys speaks to CBC News Ottawa about the provincial government’s announcement yesterday of additional funding to support former Everest College students. Click here to watch the full story.   Read More »

triOS College Wins Canada’s Best Managed Companies Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

March 12, 2015

Mississauga, ON (March 12th, 2015) – For five consecutive years, triOS College Business Technology Healthcare has proved its excellence in education and career training by winning the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies (Best Managed) award for excellence in Canadian business.  Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the […] Read More »

Regressive policy on work permits for foreign students means less jobs at career colleges

March 9, 2015

SERGE A. BUY, NATIONAL NEWSWATCH Published: March 6, 2015 Click here to read the original source article. Attracting international students to Canada has been a priority for this federal government.  From a mention in Canada’s Economic Action Plan to the launch of an International Education Strategy by International Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the government has recognized the benefits […] Read More »

Canada’s Top Career Guide Gets a Makeover

March 6, 2015

For almost 25 years, NACC’s Career Connections Magazine has been helping Canadians find the right career college. This year, Career Connections Magazine is bigger and better with the addition of NACC’s Career Connections Directory.  Yes, two great industry publications are now one! Career Connections is going digital – mobile and tablet friendly versions of the […] Read More »

Join us in St. John’s for NACC 2015

March 6, 2015

NACC’s 2015 Conference & AGM is being held in St. John’s, NL, April 29-May 1.  Join us for expert-led workshops and networking events designed to help you grow your business.   To view the agenda, or register for the conference, please click here. Explore St. John’s, the oldest community in North America, and get “lost and found” […] Read More »

International Students transferring from Everest College

March 4, 2015

Following the events of the last few weeks, some of our members may be soon accepting international students who formerly attended Everest College. NACC had a discussion with representatives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to get some clarification about international student visas. To note: International students that previously studied at an Everest College location […] Read More »

NACC in the News

March 4, 2015

Ex-International Everest Students Get Visas Extended NACC CEO Serge Buy spoke to the Ottawa Sun about the accommodations being put in place by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for ex-international Everest students. International students affected by the closure of all Everest college campuses in Ontario will now be able to apply for an extension to their […] Read More »

NACC on Canada AM

February 20, 2015

NACC CEO, Serge Buy, was on Canada AM this morning to talk about the closure of all Everest College campuses in Ontario and the impact on students. Click here to watch the interview. Read More »

NACC Statement: Everest College Canada

February 19, 2015

Today we have learned that the Government of Ontario has suspended Everest College Canada’s license to operate as a private career college in Ontario. “This is an unfortunate situation for students and employees,” said Serge Buy, CEO of the National Association of Career Colleges. We are confident that plans prepared by the Ontario government and […] Read More »

NACC Educator and Graduate of the Year Awards

February 18, 2015

Is there an educator at your school that goes above and beyond? Is there a graduate who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them today! Nomination forms for the Educator of the Year and Graduate of the Year awards are available now.  Deadline – February 20, 2015.  Please contact Adelaide Anuseh at aanuseh@nacc.ca with any questions.   Read More »

BCCCA Annual Conference

February 18, 2015

    NACC is reminding all our BC members about the 2015 BCCCA Conference & AGM.  This year’s event will be held at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, from Wednesday, October 7th – Friday, October 9th 2015.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear about updates in the sector and to network with industry experts, sponsors […] Read More »

Career help for immigrants

February 9, 2015

CBC News – New Brunswick Monday February 9, 2015 It can be difficult for immigrants to transfer their credentials to Canada, but a new program based in Moncton is hoping to help them find work in their fields. Click here to listen. Read More »

Program to help newcomers find work in their field now in Maritimes

February 9, 2015

Alternative Career Pathways matches internationally trained people with college programs CBC News Posted: Feb 09, 2015 12:24 PM AT Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015 12:24 PM AT A federally funded program to help newcomers to Canada find work in their chosen careers is now available in the Maritimes. Alternative Career Pathways helps internationally trained individuals make […] Read More »

From factory floor to rehabbing Pan Am athletes, immigrant finds dream job

January 30, 2015

DOMINIK KUREK, NORTH YORK MIRROR JANUARY 30, 2015 Cuban immigrant Osvaldo Bolanos Medina admits that returning to school after arriving in Canada was expensive, but definitely worth it as he’s now living his dream of working with athletes. The 35-year-old North Yorker is a massage therapist who often works with athletes at Markham’s Honsberger Physiotherapy […] Read More »

Promoting Career Colleges to International Students

January 9, 2015

Through our international brand, Career Colleges Canada, NACC will be promoting our sector to international education agents by sending a delegation to the upcoming WEBA Asia Spring Tour in New Delhi, India.  This international workshop attracts international agents, counsellors, students and families from throughout Asia.  The WEBA Asia Spring Tour 2015 takes places May 25-29.  […] Read More »