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Inspiring learners to create success for themselves and their communities through the best in innovative and transformative education.


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Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University’s innovative and unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market-driven requirements of employers. When you graduate, you will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world's leading employers. 

Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area

Trent University Durham, located within the thriving Greater Toronto Area in Oshawa, offers a truly transformational university experience. As part of a vibrant community of scholars, Trent Durham students benefit from small classes (we have one of the best faculty to student ratios) and a personalized, teaching-focused learning environment. Trent Durham GTA is also known for renowned academic programs across the humanities and social sciences, all with an emphasis on hands-on experience and career-ready skills.

Computek College

Established in 1991 with a focus on business, healthcare and technology, Computek College has been training students towards career success for over 30 years.  Business, technology, and healthcare programs are offered in virtual and hybrid formats.

Computek College opened its Ajax Campus in 2022.  It is located at 100 Westney Road South near the Ajax GO Station.

Skilled Trades College of Canada

Formerly known as the Electrical College of Canada, Skilled Trades College (STC) was established to provide individuals with the hands-on skills and knowledge required to begin a career in the skilled trades industry.

STC programs focus on safety knowledge, theory, and hands-on experience through simulated work environments in the lab.  The hands-on work provides young adults and those looking to change careers with the fundamentals necessary to begin an apprenticeship in the skilled trades.

Skilled Trades College of Canada opened its Ajax Campus in September 2022. It is located at 350 Harwood Avenue South, Unit 280 in the Harwood Plaza.

Durham Workforce Authority

Durham Workforce Authority provides detailed data resources to help you build your business plan, plan for employees, and connect with other employment resources. They offer Jobs First Durham that offers various job finding tools, data tools and reports.

Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario provides services for businesses and job seekers. They can assist businesses with support when hiring, including screening, interviewing and sometimes funding. Offices representing Employment Ontario in Ajax include: Agilec, VPI and John Howard Society.


Ajax Business Network (ABN)

The Town of Ajax Economic Development team provides services to the small and medium sized business community, commonly referred to as the Ajax Business Network or ABN. The team hosts quarterly Ajax Business Network events. These early morning events feature a local business leader who shares and teaches specific business related skills or tools.

Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade believes networking is a vital part of building your business and raising your profile in the local business community. Connect with Ajax-Pickering's foremost business network, and attend your choice of opportunities throughout the year to meet business owners and decision makers and build relationships.