Student Testimonials

Throughout the last couple of years we have gathered student testimonials from a number of students here at CTS Canadian Career College . The following are just a few of the many testimonials that we have received:


“The day I walked through the doors of CTS College in Barrie , I released how fortunate I was to be able to do something I thought never to do again in my life. I was here to upgrade my education by entering the Medical Office Administration course. Another matter of great pride to me is that I am attending the same college as my daughter who is taking the Addiction and Intervention Counseling program. I have great respect for the teachers and staff at the college as they are knowledgeable and very helpful. My sincere thanks to A.J., Kelly, Diane, and Attila who provided excellent training and are all great assets to the college. My experiences at CTS have taught me that you should always be open to new learning experiences and the diploma that I will walk out the door with will be a great asset towards my chosen career path. Thanks again to CTS.”

Debra Webb, Medical Office Administrator

Returning to school, as a mature student was something I was not prepared for. Changing careers at my age seemed like a daunting task. After exploring many options it became clear CTS Canadian Career College would be the only college that could meet my educational unique needs. Canadian Career College was able to deliver a thorough, intensive, educational experience while maintaining a friendly and helpful atmosphere. I feel my time spent at CTS has prepared me for an exciting new career working in the addictions field.

Jeff Graham, Addictions Intervention Counseling

“I was recommended by a former student to apply to CTS College for their Paramedic program. Roger Buchanen opened doors that other colleges would not by providing opportunities based on my desire not just how I looked on paper. The staff recognized my hesitance in the short time-line for the spring entry and encouraged me to reapply when I was ready. The transition to the fall program was where I needed to be. Roger and the staff guided and monitored my pre-school process to make sure I was ready to put forth a 100% effort. My ducks were finally in a row. Feel free to join me at my graduation next year. This is my time. Thanks to the entire staff at CTS!”

Steve MacCallum, Paramedic Program

“I really enjoyed the learning experience at CTS College. I was very worried at the beginning because it had been a long time since I was in school. The staff is very helpful and encouraging at all times. My instructors are very knowledgeable in their subjects and have prepared me for the job I will get. The text books will be a great reference tool for me in the future. The placement program is something everyone should try; it really showed me that I could accomplish what I had set out to do. It was a pleasure.”

Gloria Richer, Office Administrator

“I attended CTS College, enrolled in the Medical Office Administration Program. I am pleased to say that I am currently employed with the Sudbury Regional Hospital thanks to the great instructors and courses offered within the College. I would strongly recommend CTS College to anyone who is looking at post-secondary education. Working in the medical field brings great pleasure, knowing that you are making a difference in helping out others. It is a rewarding program, and one that will open up several more doors in the future.”

Joe Lamothe, Admitting Department, Sudbury Regional Hospital

I was over 50, my marriage had ended, my children had moved out and I had just sold a business that tied me down 24/7 for the past 11 years. Time for a new beginning! I had thought about a new career for a while and wanted something that would stimulate me, give me personal satisfaction, and give me a good paycheque. I needed to go back to school. I looked at the job market in my community and felt that a job in Health Care was my best option. We were getting a new hospital and I knew that there would be jobs available. I wanted to work at the hospital. Pharmacy Technician was something that interested me. You needed to be organized, detail oriented, have good communication and Math skills. This is what I was looking for, I had those skills. Where to look? I first looked at Community Colleges. They offered the program but not in my community and it would take two years. Too long, I wanted to get back to work as soon as possible. Then I discovered there were two Career Colleges in town. Both offered what I wanted in less than a year! I checked them both out CTS won hands down. They offered qualified teachers in a completely equipped classroom, hands on training, student placement, and an environment where you were treated with respect. I signed up within a week. That was two years ago. I was hired on at the Pharmacy where I did my job placement and worked there for a year, I then applied at the hospital and got a part-time job there. I absolutely love it! It exceeded my expectations. The work is stimulating and exciting, I learn new stuff every day and I love going to work. Having made this career choice, even at my age, was the best thing I ever did. I feel great about what I accomplished and a real sense of fulfillment of having reached my goal. I am making great money and I can support myself comfortably. I wish I had done this at a younger age, my life would have been easier. I am very proud of myself for having done this and my life will be easier now.

Gina Tew, Pharmacy Technician

“I graduated from the CTS Office Administrator Program with honors and found the staff at the school to be more than willing to help you every step of the way. The program gave me all the knowledge I needed to succeed in an office setting today. With the small class sizes and wonderful teaching staff I felt like a person not a number like most other college institutions. I got a full time job in no time and would recommend CTS to anyone thinking of returning to school. By the way, work at Phoenix is awesome! I love it and can’t thank you enough for setting me up with the interview!”

Lisa Masales, Administrative Assistant, Phoenix Industrial Services, Val Caron

“After leaving my job of twenty-years in January 2006, I discovered that it was time to re-evaluate my career and my goals. Even though I had a lot of skills, I discovered very quickly that I was lacking some of the knowledge that employers are now asking for, so I quickly decided to research the schools in the Barrie area. I chose CTS Canadian Career College because I liked the curriculum and also because of the professionalism shown by all the staff. I enrolled in the Medical Office Administration program and I feel this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My teachers are all very knowledgeable and they are all very passionate about what they teach. Their enthusiasm is somehow contagious. All of the staff has been wonderful and helpful. I have also made many close friends during the few months that I have been here and I know they will remain lifelong friends. I have now almost completed the program and I know I will be ready to take on a challenging position upon completion of the program. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me.”

Nancy Liddell, Medical Office Administrator

Brenda was knowledgeable, compassionate, understanding, supportive helpful and intuitive. I was offered hours at Lakeside Treatment Centre after completing my placement and have also started to work at the Sturgeon Falls Family Treatment Centre. Can’t say enough about the program and instructor.”

Suzanne Ellis Addictions Counseling , Lakeside Treatment Centre, Sudbury

“I attended the CTS College Primary Care Paramedic program offered at the Sudbury Campus. Although the program was VERY difficult I found it rewarding and take great pride in my completion of the program. The instructor staff worked very hard to develop a program that not only meets ministry standards but also thoroughly prepares its graduates for the rigors, trials and tribulations of being a Paramedic. I have since secured a full time position as a Paramedic in my local area and feel that CTS prepared me not only in the theory and skill portion of the job, but the need to be able to withstand long hours in adverse conditions which are required of a Paramedic. My hat is off to CTS College, the administration staff, and most importantly the PCP students and Instructors”.

John D. Ellis, Primary Care Paramedic, Sudbury EMS

“As a single mother, one of the hardest decisions of my life was to go back to school. The staff at CTS College not only made this easier for me, but they helped me to find funding as well. I have always had an interest in law and within a month of graduation I was working full time in a law office as a legal assistant. The Paralegal/ Law Clerk course prepared me for the work force and the legal field. My life has definitely changed for the better. Thanks to Mona, Barb, Brenda and Yvonne for making the year fly by.”

Stacie Forrest Corporate Legal Assistant, Conroy, Trebb, Scott, Hurtubise

” I never thought going back to school could be fun. CTS College has made my learning experience enjoyable; I have never met a friendlier, fun group of instructors in my life. I learned a lot in one year and I don’t just mean education wise, it was a whole life experience. CTS have one of the most knowledgeable staff on hand and the administration is second to none. I would not change my experience for anything. CTS was an excellent spring board for jump starting my career. Frank gives it 5 stars.”

Frank Verilli, Paralegal, Paquette, Renzini & Huneault, LLP

” I really enjoyed the hands-on learning we had and the teachers were very helpful and supportive. It was nice that they all had so many years of experience in the field. I was elated to have been offered employment at the pharmacy I did my placement at. The program prepared me to meet the rigorous demands of a busy pharmacy!”

Alana Strom, Pharmacy Technician, Plaza 69 Pharmacy

“I’ve always enjoyed the pharmacy field, and CTS enriched me and helped me to develop my skills through hands on operations within the pharmacy at the college.  Since training, it has encouraged me tremendously through my field of work.  The instructors were knowledgeable and used their practical skills to teach new and useful techniques to prepare us for a career.  The class size added to a comfortable learning experience.  The programs curriculum has definitely helped me in my day to day work as a pharmacy technician.”

Erin Radelja, Pharmacy Technician, Walmart Pharmacy/Timmins General Hospital Pharmacy

“The Police Foundations program at CTS College prepared me not only for my future career in policing, but also in my everyday experiences. It helped me better understand my choices as well as the world in which we live. This program helped on an educational level when entering the field of Policing and Security and, I continue to learn from the theory and practical exercises I experienced in the Police Foundations program.

Nothing can fully prepare you for the types of incidents or persons you will come across in policing or the Security field, but this program gives you a heads up and the hands-on experience that you can’t find anywhere else. The Police Foundations program at CTS was continuously evolving which always made it interesting. Taking this program was the best thing I ever experienced and applied in my life!”

Darren McKibbon, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Officer Sudbury Airport

“My name is Pedro Yoo and I have been employed with Ontario Provincial Police since 2002.

I am a graduate of the Police Foundations Program at the CTS Canadian Career College , North Bay Campus.  I had all the support that I needed to achieve my goal to be a police officer from instructors and other staff members.  My instructors were not only teaching me but also motivating me.  They were my mentors and they still are.  My special thanks to all the instructors and staff members of CTS Canadian Career College .”

Pedro Yoo ( # 11131 ), Provincial Constable, Ontario Provincial Police

My decision to return to school after 10 years was one I will never regret. I enrolled at CTS Canada Career College in the Personal Support Worker program. There, I met the most knowledgeable instructors. Not only were they thorough with all subjects pertaining to my program but they also prepared me for an easy transition into the workforce. The day after I finished my placement I found myself going to many interviews. I found employment in my field with the week. I cannot stress enough how all staff members at CTS went above and beyond the call of duty to assure all students meet or exceed the ministry standards. I want to thank all of you as you made my learning experience one that I will never forget.

Angeva Fournier, Personal Support Worker, St. Joseph’s Villa

“As a PSW student, I was very excited to apply the knowledge I had acquired in the classroom instruction portion of the program towards my upcoming placement. Although I had obtained excellent grades, I was surprised that once on placement, my confidence level in applying the skills and knowledge was not high. Patti Burke, our instructor, was instrumental in getting me through the practical portion of the program. When I felt I was giving up on myself, Patti never gave up on me. She gave me the strength to succeed as a PSW and her confidence in me never failed. I am proud to say that I graduated the Personal Support Worker program with honours. I am forever grateful to Patti and the college for believing in me!”

Laura Cooper, Certified Personal Support Worker, In-Home Care, North Bay

“I enjoyed meeting new friends, attacking new challenges and using my brain in a way that I haven’t in 15 years! Carlos was knowledgeable and supportive, you should clone him!”

Georges Denomme, Computer Systems Engineer, MCSE, A+ , Wardrop Technology Solutions

“The staff and faculty were friendly, informative and used a wide variety of learning platforms. I like that they brought their own experiences into the classroom.”

Chris Morgan, Computer Systems Engineer, MCSE, A+ , Rainbow District Board of Education

“I really appreciated the amount of knowledge and experience the instructor had. He was easy to approach with questions even outside of the scope of the program”.

Jason Giroux, Computer Systems Engineer, MCSE, CNA, A+ , Regional IT Administrator, Ontario Realty Corp.