Travel College Canada is approved by Second Career

Second Career

Several prospective students mentioned to us that their Second Career counselor strongly encouraged them to choose a community college. However, the environment of a public college is more suited to recent high school graduates rather than adult learners. They also felt the public college was very large and overwhelming.

Travel College Canada was designed with adult learners in mind, especially those transitioning to a new career. Our class sizes are small and personable, with many opportunities for student-teacher interaction. If you feel Travel College Canada is right for you, please let your Second Career counselor know this is where you would like to study.

As of July 1, 2009 those who sell, counsel or provide travel advice to consumers on behalf of Ontario travel companies must be certified by TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario). Travel College Canada provides TICO exam training and proctoring at no additional cost.

If you have any further questions regarding the program, please call us at 416.481.2265 or email us at

About Second Career

Second Career is a government program administered by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities that began January 1, 2005. The program is designed to help workers who have been laid off and are currently unemployed, underemployed, and/or working less than 20 hours a week.

This cost-sharing grant helps those who qualify in transitioning to a new career. in growing areas of the economy which includes the travel and tourism industry. Studies show that there is a shortage of well-trained, knowledgeable travel professionals. in the near future which makes the travel industry a great career choice.

To learn more about Second Career and other possible funding options, we invite you to book an appointment to visit our office and meet with a Career Counsellor who will be pleased to answer your  questions, explain our diploma programs in more detail, provide a tour of our college, and discuss your career plans, so you can make an informed decision.

Click here to find our page on the Second Career website


Travel College Canada is a registered and approved Private Career College specializing in the travel and tourism industry. The college has two specialty diploma programs approved by Second Career:

International Tourism Management and International Travel & Tourism

To find your closest Assessment Centre on the Second Career website

  1. Click “Where do I go? “
  2. Next, click Assessment Centres
  3. Enter your Postal Code to find the closest office to where you live.

If you are already registered with an Assessment Centre, book an appointment with a Second Career (EI) counsellor to learn if you qualify for funding to train for a career in the travel and tourism industry.

Sincere thanks to Monica for allowing us to share her testimonial:

I’m very happy to write a note about my recent training experience at Travel College Canada. My program was funded and I was happy they agreed to send me to the college of my choice, Travel College Canada. I completed my full time program in seven months which at my age is very much appreciated. As a single parent with family, mortgages and other responsibilities it was important that I be trained and ready for employment in my second career as quickly as possible. I looked into community colleges however a similar program would have taken almost two years as there are many non travel subjects.As an adult returning to school I wasn’t sure what to expect so I felt a little overwhelmed at the beginning. However, when I met my classmates who were also adult students I immediately felt comfortable and knew I had made the right choice with a private career college designed for adult learners. It was a huge bonus to learn Travel College Canada includes a TICO pre exam course to help prepare us to write the TICO exam for mandatory certification to work in the travel industry, after this I knew I was truly employment ready.