Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of the NACC is an investment for your institution.

Have you had any interest in international students?

When the federal government looked at changing the international student visa program, NACC advocated at the federal level that our members be eligible to receive international students.

Have you benefited from the Canada Job Grant?

When the federal program created the Canada Job Grant program, NACC was at the forefront of the debate, ensuring access to the program for our members. It resulted in a number of regulated career colleges benefitting from the program. The program is still open to applications.

Working with indigenous students?

A number of government programs specifically excluded career colleges from being able to receive funding when working with indigenous communities. We changed that and our members are now eligible to receive funding.

Your students receive funding from the Canada Student Grant program?

That’s because we continue to stress the importance of the sector to decision makers.

Receiving newcomers? Working with agencies that help newcomers?

NACC worked for two years to build relationships with agencies receiving newcomers across the country.

Proud of being a regulated career college?

We are proud for you too! And ready to defend the importance and integrity of the sector. We are not afraid to take on organizations such as the Globe and Mail which had to back down and admit that it had made mistakes in an article about regulated career colleges. We also proactively promote the sector.

Exclusive benefits that only NACC can bring

Visibility, Credibility and Information

In addition to an official NACC Certificate that showcases your membership, you will have access to a rich collection of benefits.

– Your school(s) will be included in the Annual Directory of member colleges within our magazine Career Connections, that is distributed to high schools and employment centers across the country
– Your school(s) will be listed in the national database of career colleges
– You will receive special discounts, including up to $100 off of conference registrations
– Access to advance updates on federal policies that affect you and your institution – and regular news about the sector
– Your school or students could be featured in one of our many campaigns to highlight the sector and its contributions

Education

NACC offers its members many opportunities for educational and professional development programs:

– Instructor Development Program: recognized by provincial governments such as British Columbia, the Instructor Development Program allows instructors to better understand adult education in career college programs and settings. This in turns helps your students
– Key educational programs: personal support worker, pharmacy assistant, esthetics, and early childhood assistant. NACC is also working on having its early childhood educator curriculum approved by provincial authorities

Annual Conference

Our annual conference keeps getting bigger and better, bringing together regulated career college and industry representatives from across the country. Each year, the program provides a fantastic opportunity to learn and to network. Members receive $100 off of registration.

International Promotions

As an association, NACC can pool its members’ resources and have a greater impact at the international level.

We are working to:
– Increase international student visa acceptance rates for career colleges by working with visa officers and an immigration consultant
– Promote our members’ programs at trade shows and through targeted promotional missions
– Create a database of the programs offered by our members on the Designated Learning Institution list, that is available for international students recruitment

NACC is best suited to represent you

Since 1896, NACC has represented the sector well. When the former Prime Minister of Canada announced a change to the Canada Student Grant program in 2015 in Vancouver, he referred to the National Association of Career Colleges and our members were front and centre.

When the federal Budget announced an important funding measure in 2013, NACC was mentioned in the Budget document and in the speech from the Minister of Finance.

We have participated in parliamentary committees to debate various measures affecting our members, been on TV and radio to promote the sector and have attended trade shows (for domestic and international purposes).

In short: we are the organization that, at the national and international level, is best suited to represent you, identify opportunities that may benefit you and raise the positive profile of the sector.