Ontario is home to one of Canada’s largest film and movie industries. Therefore, there is lots of interest in beauty and keeping up-to-date with hair and makeup. It’s also one of Canada’s most prosperous provinces, so there is money for luxury and frequent visits to a stylist. Ontario is a great place to set up shop as a hairstylist. You are bound to get a solid education with the many good hairdressing schools throughout the province. You can even start with a beauty program in high school.
Getting Your Hairdressing License in ON
In Ontario the cosmetology profession is regulated by the Ontario College of Trades. Actually cosmetologists are called hairstylists in Ontario.
To become a licensed/certified hairstylist you need to get a Interprovincial ‘Red Seal’ certificate. This requires you to first become an apprentice. Preparing to become an apprentice can be done through Ontario schools by first getting a diploma. After that your school can help to get a placement with a salon.
So, if you take a two-year program at Algonquin College you will be prepared to enter the workforce as an apprentice. To complete your apprenticeship you will require 2,000 hours of on-the-job training after graduating from your chosen beauty school or college. At that point you will be ready to prepare to take the licensing exams.
It is a long process but during your time as an apprentice you will be earning a wage and becoming very confident in your skills.
In Ontario you can start the training and certification process in Toronto, Ottawa, Barrie, etc. Get started by going through our list of schools below to find a location and institution that suits you.
Beautician or Hairdresser Employment in Ontario
Getting a job in the Ontario beauty industry should not be too hard! There is lots of demand for worker which is part of why hairdressing is a good career choice.
What’s more there are lots of different paths you can take and many different salaries depending on your aptitudes and desires. To find out what the choice is like out there try ontario.ca/page/jobs-and-employment.
Some Hairstyling Schools in Ontario
Academy of Aesthetics – Sudbury
Academy/Academie Inc. – Pembroke
Beauty Design – Windsor
Canadian Aesthetic Academy – Brampton
Canadian Aesthetic Academy – North York
Canadian Aesthetic Academy – Toronto
Canadian Aesthetic Academy – Mississauga
Cappa School of Professional Hairstyling Inc. – St. Catharines
First Canada Cosmetician & Hair Design Academy – Scarborough
Salon + Spa Career College – Toronto
Vienna Academy of Arts & Sciences – Ottawa
Vienna Academy of Arts & Sciences – Toronto
Some School Websites:
Any Ontario cosmetology & hair schools missing from this list? Please let us know.