Private Training Institutions Branch

The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) regulates private training institutions in British Columbia and provides consumer protection to students.

Enforcement Actions

Enforcement ActionInstitutionDate
Administrative Penalty Pacific Coast Community College June 13, 2023
Administrative Penalty Pacific Coast Community College June 13, 2023
Administrative Penalty Pacific Coast Community College May 16, 2023
Suspension Pacific Coast Community College December 15, 2022
Administrative Penalty CodeCore College January 24, 2024
Compliance Order CodeCore College January 24, 2024
Compliance Order International Gateway Language Academy & College - Kelowna May 10, 2024
Compliance Order AET Paramedic Academy October 05, 2023
Compliance Order Language Studies International November 08, 2023
Compliance Order Beauty Gateway Aesthetics & Aromatherapy School Inc. July 31, 2023
Administrative Penalty Canadian Aviation College August 31, 2022
Administrative Penalty Nu-Way Hairdressing & Esthetics School (International) November 09, 2023
Compliance Order Nu-Way Hairdressing & Esthetics School (International) November 08, 2023
Administrative Penalty Excel Career College June 22, 2023
Administrative Penalty East West College December 22, 2023
Administrative Penalty East West College December 22, 2023
Cancellation East West College September 25, 2023
Cancellation DC School of Aesthetics September 27, 2023
Suspension DC School of Aesthetics August 11, 2023
Administrative Penalty Refinery House Industry Commercial Arts Institute July 26, 2023
Compliance Order Canada International Royal Arts College August 15, 2023
Compliance Order Canada International Royal Arts College August 15, 2023
Compliance Order Canada International Royal Arts College August 15, 2023
Compliance Order Granville College March 12, 2024
Administrative Penalty Granville College February 08, 2024
Administrative Penalty Granville College February 08, 2024
Compliance Order Granville College February 08, 2024
Compliance Order Granville College February 08, 2024
Compliance Order Granville College February 08, 2024
Compliance Order Granville College February 08, 2024
Administrative Penalty Langley Flying School Inc. March 22, 2024
Compliance Order Langley Flying School Inc. March 22, 2024
Compliance Order Langley Flying School Inc. March 22, 2024
Compliance Order Langley Flying School Inc. March 22, 2024
Administrative Penalty Langley Flying School Inc. August 30, 2022
Compliance Order Innerstart Training and Education August 15, 2023
Administrative Penalty Sprott Shaw College August 25, 2022
Administrative Penalty Eton College March 08, 2024
Administrative Penalty Eton College March 08, 2024
Administrative Penalty Eton College March 08, 2024
Compliance Order Eton College March 06, 2024
Compliance Order Eton College March 06, 2024
Administrative Penalty Vancouver Career College January 18, 2023
Administrative Penalty Vancouver Career College October 25, 2022
Administrative Penalty Vancouver Career College August 30, 2022
Administrative Penalty Vancouver Career College August 24, 2022
Compliance Order CDI College of Business, Technology & Health Care December 22, 2023
Administrative Penalty CDI College of Business, Technology & Health Care January 18, 2023
Administrative Penalty CDI College of Business, Technology & Health Care August 25, 2022
Administrative Penalty CDI College of Business, Technology & Health Care August 23, 2022
Compliance Order VCAD April 03, 2024
Administrative Penalty VCAD April 19, 2023
Administrative Penalty VCAD March 13, 2023
Administrative Penalty VCAD January 18, 2023
Administrative Penalty VCAD January 18, 2023
Administrative Penalty VCAD October 25, 2022
Compliance Order Operators Training School June 20, 2023
Suspension Pacific Coastal College of Massage Therapy December 06, 2023
Compliance Order Canada Education Technology College July 31, 2023
Compliance Order Canada Education Technology College July 31, 2023
Administrative Penalty Canada Education Technology College July 31, 2023
Compliance Order Cloud Nine College July 24, 2023
Cancellation Oscar International College March 04, 2024
Compliance Order Sea Land Air Flight Centre June 28, 2023
Compliance Order Vancoderm Academy May 08, 2024
Administrative Penalty DEA Canadian College December 20, 2023
Administrative Penalty DEA Canadian College December 20, 2023
Administrative Penalty DEA Canadian College December 20, 2023
Compliance Order DEA Canadian College December 18, 2023
Administrative Penalty HBG Academy November 03, 2023
Compliance Order HBG Academy November 03, 2023
Administrative Penalty Ashton College April 02, 2024
Administrative Penalty Ashton College January 18, 2023
Administrative Penalty Ashton College January 18, 2023

For a full list of enforcement actions, please use the “Enforcement Actions” search tool on the Private Training Institution Directory. For additional details about individual enforcement actions, select an Institution from the Institution Directory and review the Enforcement Action tab for that institution.

Notices

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On March 4, 2024, the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch cancelled the designation certificate of Oscar International College. As a result of the cancellation decision, Oscar International College is prohibited from offering or providing career training programs. A “career training program” is a career-related program for which tuition is equal to or greater than $4,000 and the instructional time is equal to or greater than 40 hours. 

Students affected by the cancellation should contact PTIB at (778) 945-0605 or via email at pti.studentsupport@gov.bc.ca.  

Graduates of private training institutions are not eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). Only international students who have graduated from programs of 8+ months at public post-secondary institutions or degree programs at authorized private institutions are eligible to apply for a PGWP. Some graduates of commercial flight training programs are also eligible to apply. Issuing Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWP) for international students is the responsibility of the federal Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For more information about the PGWPP eligibility requirements, visit the IRCC website. If you believe you were misled by an institution regarding your eligibility for the PGWPP, please contact PTIB at (778) 945-0605 or via email at pti.studentsupport@gov.bc.ca.

The registration certificate of Fraser Valley Community College (FVCC) was cancelled on October 26, 2015. The owner, Sunanda  Kikla, and FVCC have commenced several proceedings challenging, amongst other things, the cancellation. The BC Supreme Court determined that Ms. Kikla abused the court’s processes and declared Ms. Kikla a vexatious litigant.
For more information, review the full notice.