"Are any vocational schools or colleges near me? And can I find out what they offer quickly and easily?"

These are common questions for career-minded Canadians like you. That's why we've made it simple to search for the practical education you're after.

With only your postal code and a few seconds of your time, you can bring up a list of respected career training schools that welcome new students from your area. You'll be able to explore each school's locations and program options, and learn more about how they can help you reach your vocational goals.

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Top 4 Benefits That Colleges in Canada Can Offer You

Colleges in Canada enable students to grow their skills and become highly employable members of their communities. In fact, statistics show that graduating from one of this country's colleges can boost your job prospects even when the economy is slow. For instance, between 2008 and 2016, 1,416,600 new jobs were created for those who completed vocational college or trades training.*

Plus, did you know that seven out of every 10 jobs in Canada now requires at least some form of post-secondary or technical education?** That's why a direct link exists between the types of programs you'll find at Canadian colleges and the employment opportunities currently being created throughout the nation.

As you ponder those compelling facts, here are four additional things you can benefit from by attending a college in Canada:

1. Campuses in Amazing Locations

From beautiful natural surroundings to accessible public transportation to world-class cultural and recreational opportunities, Canada's post-secondary schools are located in places with a lot of scenic wonder, convenient services, and exciting amenities. In fact, cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto consistently rank among the world's most livable cities.

2. Affordability

Canada ranks number one in the world for students taking part in vocational college education.* In part, that's because Canadian colleges generally cost less than those in other countries such as the U.S.

3. Easy Admissions Processes

Colleges in Canada tend to offer simple and streamlined admissions procedures. So beginning your vocational education is likely to happen sooner and with less fuss.

4. Enriching Cultural Diversity

Canada is one of the most popular destinations in the world for international students. Between 2012-2013, they comprised up to 11% percent of all students at Canada's universities and colleges. Of those students, more than 25 percent of them attended a trade school or some other type of vocational institution. So you can interact with like-minded students who come from more than 170 other countries and have a lot to share from their own distinctive cultural backgrounds.***

Main Sources

* Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, website last visited on February 25, 2017.

** National Association of Career Colleges, website last visited on February 25, 2017.

*** Canadian Bureau for International Education, website last visited on April 7, 2017.