Canadian Electrolysis College

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Canadian Electrolysis College offers a 500-hour intensive training program in Electrolysis, Thermolysis, and Blend.Canadian Electrolysis College offers a 500-hour intensive training program in Electrolysis, Thermolysis, and Blend. Photo by Kelly Funk.

Electrolysis is the reigning technology when it comes to permanent and safe hair removal.

For individuals looking to be freed from waxing, shaving, tweezing, threading and laser, electrolysis is the only solution.

As the demand for permanent hair removal increases, specialized, professional training is essential for aspiring electrologists looking for a foothold in a promising career in the beauty and aesthetics industry.

Vancouver’s Canadian Electrolysis College offers state-of-the-art electrolysis equipment and comprehensive instruction with a 500-hour intensive training program in Electrolysis, Thermolysis, and Blend.

“We are the only institution in Western Canada that specializes in electrolysis and has a 500-hour program,” says Athena Martins, director of Canadian Electrolysis College. “The number of hours allows for a real focus on practical experience. The program is divided into 140 theory and 360 practical hours, producing confident graduates who are fully ready to commence their new careers.”

The full-time, 13-week curriculum includes: anatomy and physiology, skin and hair, clinical pathology, electrolysis, practice and procedure, and professional technique and etiquette.

“We are a small institution and enroll a maximum six students per program,” adds Martins. “It allows for a lot of one-on-one time, which is something that sets us apart.

Industry experts often sit in as guest teachers and work with students on treatments, sharing tips and tricks. “It’s a great learning experience to have exposure to different perspectives,” states Martins. “It helps build community within the industry.”

Established in 1986, Canadian Electrolysis College has produced 274 graduates to date. Graduates receive a diploma and are able to apply for membership in their provincial and federal associations.

Canadian Electrolysis College is registered with The Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) and accredited with the Federation of Canadian Electrolysis Associations, which sets a minimum standard for electrolysis training and the profession in Canada.

We are the only institution in Western Canada that specializes in electrolysis and has a 500-hour program.

Electrologists have a specific set of personal characteristics, which attribute to their success in the industry. They are known to be sensitive, patient and detail oriented with good communication skills and a desire to help people.

“The quality of the graduates that we’ve turned out is a real testament to the program,” says Martins. “Many of our grads are still working in the industry; the attrition rate is quite low.”

Course intakes begin at the beginning of each month with ongoing enrollment throughout the year.

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