CDI College

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CDI College
Type Private
Established 1970 (1970)[citation needed] as Toronto School of Business
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 5,000+
Location 26 campuses, Canada
Campus Urban
Locations 26 campuses[1]

CDI College is a private college in Canada. Established 1970[citation needed] as Toronto School of Business, it offers programs in the business, technology and health care fields. There are 26 campus locations: 7 in British Columbia, 7 in Alberta, 1 in Manitoba, 6 in Ontario and 5 in Quebec. Since 2007, the school is owned by the Eminata Group, Inc.

CDI College offers programs in the areas of business, technology, health care, early childhood education, legal studies, and art & design. It operates in five provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec), employs over 900 teachers and staff, and has approximately 8,000 students.


Corinthian Colleges Inc. purchased CDI College in July 2003,[2] though this only lasted for about four and a half years before CCi sold CDI College to the Eminata Group in December 2007. CCi retained its Ontario schools in the purchase deal and renamed them "Everest College", while all others were sold to the Eminata Group, Inc.[3]

On November 8, 2007, the previous parent company completed the sale of substantially all the assets of its corporate training division, CDI Education for C$19 million (US$16 million) to CrossOff Incorporated.

In December 2007, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCi) re-branded its Ontario campuses as Everest College and sold the remaining campus locations across Canada to the Eminata Group.[4]

Since 2007, new programs have been added and a new website was launched, allowing potential students to chat with school representatives and apply online.


In December 2012, seven CDI nursing students had their Practice Permits suspended by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.[5][6] Several Edmonton-based students later filed a lawsuit, claiming that their class activities in the nursing program included wheelchair racing, watching Netflix and learning human anatomy from colouring books.[7][8][9]


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