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 »

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 »

Addressing the Issue of Foreign Credential Recognition: Career Colleges Increase Newcomer Outreach in Atlantic Canada

November 19, 2014

HALIFAX – November 19, 2014 – Today, the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) announced that it is expanding its outreach activities under the Alternative Career Pathways (ACP) initiative in Atlantic Canada. Immigrant-serving organizations and NACC member colleges in Atlantic Canada will collaborate to deliver information through seminars, workshops and resources. In Halifax, NACC was particularly […] Read More »

New to Edmonton? Looking For Your Next Job? We Can Help.

November 6, 2014

The National Association of Career Colleges is pleased to join a number of local immigrant-serving organizations at an Open House in Edmonton on Wednesday, November 12, providing newcomers with the opportunity to learn about training and career opportunities in their area. This Open House is being presented as a part of the Alternative Career Pathways […] Read More »

Conference Board of Canada Report Commends NACC PSW Program

November 4, 2014

A recent report by the Conference Board of Canada has commended the high quality industry standards set by NACC’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program.  Our PSW program harmonizes occupational requirements across several provinces through standardized curriculum and examination services.  The report, entitled “Skills—Where Are We Today? The State of Skills and PSE in Canada,” looks […] Read More »

NACC Article in Canada’s Education Magazine

October 31, 2014

The Nov/Dec 2014 edition of Canada’s Education Magazine features an article by NACC CEO Serge Buy entitled “Be in Demand: Career Colleges Bridge Education and Employment.” Here, he highlights the very important role career colleges play in bridging Canada’s “skills gap” by forming strategic partnerships with employers to offer students with quality education for the jobs […] Read More »

Fall 2014 Career Connections Magazine

October 30, 2014

The Fall 2014 edition of Career Connections magazine is now available. This edition highlights three in-demand  programs offered by our member colleges: Business, Healthcare and Emergency Medical Services. It also provides time management tips and advise on successfully transitioning to a new career. Click here to read our online version. Read More »

Career Colleges Welcome Canada Job Grant Applications

September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 – Today, the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) welcomes the implementation of the Canada Job Grant in the province of Ontario. “We are pleased to finally see the implementation of this important tool that will help people in Ontario obtain the training they need for the jobs that exist,” said NACC […] Read More »

NACC’s Alternative Career Pathways Initiative tackles skilled newcomers’ employment challenges head on

September 17, 2014

VANCOUVER – September 17, 2014 – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) highlighted today the role its Alternative Career Pathways Initiative plays to help skilled newcomers in Canada. This follows the circulation of a report, which outlined key hurdles faced by newcomers to Canada when seeking employment in their professional fields. The report, produced […] Read More »

2014 BCCCA Conference & AGM

September 16, 2014

NACC is reminding all our BC members about BCCCA’s upcoming conference and AGM.  This year’s event will be held at the Terminal City Club, Vancouver, from Wednesday, November 5th – Friday, November 7th 2014.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear about updates in the sector and to network with industry experts, sponsors and fellow members. […] Read More »

NACC Partners with Conference Board of Canada for Special Event

August 20, 2014

The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) is pleased to be partnering with the Conference Board of Canada for the 2nd Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit 2014, held November 5-6 in Toronto. As part of our partnership, we are able to offer our members the special rate of nearly 50% off the conference registration fee […] Read More »

Career Edge and the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) partner to help skilled newcomers join Canada’s workforce

August 11, 2014

TORONTO, August 11, 2014 – Career Edge and NACC have joined forces to connect internationally qualified professionals (IQPs) with leading organizations to help re-launch careers in Canada. The partnership’s pilot program, NACC Edge, is an alternative career pathway that aims to help IQPs find relevant work in their area of expertise by using their Canadian-obtained […] Read More »

Association of Canadian Community Colleges Misleads Students with Name Change

July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 – The recent attempt by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) to rebrand itself as “Colleges and Institutes Canada” is misleading.  It implies that they represent all colleges, when in fact they represent only “community colleges” or “publicly funded” colleges. In fact, there other types of colleges offering post-secondary education.  Career […] Read More »

NACC Letter to ACCC

July 7, 2014

To see the original signed letter, please click here. July 7, 2014 Ms. Denise Amyot, President Association of Community Colleges of Canada 1 Rideau Street, Suite 701 Ottawa, ON     K1N 8S7 Dear Ms. Amyot, We met recently at a meeting organized by Employment and Social Development Canada in Toronto.  You informed me at that time […] Read More »

NACC Invited to Attend Federal Government Skills Summit

June 25, 2014

NACC was invited to attend a conference organized by the federal government called the “Skills Summit” on June 25.  The intention was to bring together business, educational and labour leaders to start conversations on issues related to training. The much discussed “skills gap” can be seen as a regional, sectorial and national issue – experts […] Read More »