Find out more about studying to be a nail technician here.

Ontario accounts for most of Canada’s population at 40%. It’s also home to Toronto the nation’s biggest city with 2.8 million people. As such, you can expect to find the greatest choice of places to train to be a nail tech as well.

For a selection of Ontario schools check the listings we’ve researched below to get assistance deciding where you’d like to train to become a ONT professional.

Do You Need A License?

There is no cosmetology board that does certification or licensing for nail techs in Ontario. Customers requiring nail work must then depend on word-of-mouth and recommendations in order to feel confident that they are getting service from a competent professional.

Fortunately, due to the rise in online reviews, one can get some information (although it may not be entirely dependable) about prospective salons before going. Unlike many places, especially in the USA, you can’t request to see a license so that you know the nail tech has passed stringent cosmetology board exams — both written and practical — before they work on you.

Also take a look at the supplies you’ll need — including tools and equipment — in order to do your nail training, and see some techniques you’ll learn in your academy.

Nail Technician Schools in Ontario – Listings

Academy of Aesthetics – Sudbury

Academy/Academie Inc. – Pembroke

Beauty Design – Windsor

Bluewater School of Hair Design – Sarnia

Canadian Aesthetic Academy – Brampton

Canadian Aesthetic Academy – North York

Canadian Aesthetic Academy – Toronto

Canadian Aesthetic Academy – Mississauga

First Canada Cosmetician & Hair Design Academy – Scarborough

International Aesthetic Academy – Toronto

Kingston Academy of Esthetics & Natural Therapies – Kingston

Lam School of Advanced Esthetics – Scarborough

Sudbury College of Hairstyling and Esthetics – Sudbury

The Aesthetics College of Canada – Barrie

Aesthetics and Hairstyling College of Canada – Etobicoke

Aesthetics and Hairstyling College of Canada – Kleinburg

Aesthetics and Hairstyling College of Canada – Vaughan

Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics – Ottawa

Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics – Mississauga

Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics – Waterloo

Vienna Academy of Arts & Sciences – Ottawa

Vienna Academy of Arts & Sciences – Toronto

More interested in other types of beauty schools? Check out our pages that list Ontario schools for makeup-artists, estheticians, cosmetologists and barbers.

Blush School of Cosmetics – Woodbridge
Body Pro Beauty & Aesthetics Academy – 8460 Torbram Rd, Brampton L6T 4M9. Body Pro is well-connected to Human Resources Development Canada so that students wishing to get funding for the nail program at BP will find the process of much easier with the knowledgeable and experienced BP staff on their side. BP is accredited by the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities and is a member of the Ontario Association of Career Colleges & The National Association of Career Colleges. Their teaching style is to provide small class sizes with clear instruction and plenty of hands-on, experiential training.
Aesthetics and Hairstyling College of Canada
Canadian Beauty College – Newmarket
Chellsey Institute of Aesthetics – Mississauga
****Elegance Schools Inc. – London
Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics
****Laurenzo’s School of Hair Design – Hamilton
National Institute of Esthetics – Ancaster
NuWave School of Hair Design and Esthetics & Electrolysis – Thunder Bay
Rinaldi College of Aesthetics – Barrie info.pdf
The Academy of Nail Design – Toronto
Toronto School of Aesthetics – 9251 Yonge Street, Unit #5 Richmond Hill L4C 9T3 TSA’s mission is to produce the best skin care specialists in Canada. They pride themselves on not shying away from using cutting edge teaching techniques. In order to prepare students for success in real-world work situations client relations are considered a key part of the training. Having been around for almost 25 years the school has a strong track record in graduating students who can start their own salons.
Trillium Esthetic and Beauty School of Canada – Richmond Hill

Any Ontario nail courses omitted? Please use our contact form to let us know. By the way there is no licensing body in Toronto, Ottawa or any where else in ON.