Education-focused franchises cover a lot of ground across the country, with a diverse range of learning centres and programs from coast to coast, covering subjects from mathematics and English to science and theatre, and more. From as young as preschool-aged to college students, these franchises offer a place for young Canadians to access that vital extra learning that can help set them up for future success.
In this feature, FranchiseCanada takes you on a tour of established education franchises from coast to coast, showcasing the programs they have to offer Canadian youngsters. If you have a passion for spreading knowledge, read on to learn more about the opportunities that have made the franchising honour roll!
Above Grade Level provides in-home, one-on-one tutoring in math, English, and more. Thanks to the unique, turnkey tutoring curriculum, franchisees will be able to offer their students a guaranteed one letter grade improvement, at minimum. This curriculum has been honed and perfected over three decades, at a cost of $1.5 million, so franchisees can have total confidence in its effectiveness.
Above Grade Level provides franchisees with turnkey marketing, sales conversion, tutor recruitment/screening, and teaching systems. Franchisees also receive two weeks of training so they can learn how to run a thriving tutoring business.
The Academy for Mathematics & English is a math tutoring specialist in Canada, with 25 locations in the Greater Toronto Area alone, and 35 locations across the country. Using the proven and unique teaching systems, franchisees will be able to improve students’ grades in math, English, physics, and chemistry.
The company provides all of the theory and practical training franchisees will need to confidently open and operate their Academy Learning Centre. Assistance will be provided for the set-up and launch of the proposed Learning Centre, and franchisees will also receive ongoing advice and support.
Academy of Learning™ Career College (AOLCC) provides learner-centric education to adults who are looking to better their lives. Through the interactive and innovative teaching approach, AOLCC puts learners in the driver’s seat, shifting from a traditional lecture format to a facilitated, learning-by-doing method. An Academy of Learning™ franchisee will provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which learners come to develop skills and acquire knowledge in order to earn better jobs.
AOLCC has about 50 locations across Canada, represented by about 35 franchisees. The Franchise Support Office in Richmond Hill offers training, all curriculum materials, and other administrative services for franchisees.
ALOHA MIND MATH is a Complete Brain Development program created in Malaysia in 1993 for children aged 5 –13. ALOHA promotes clear thinking, improved memory, and focused listening – all through the use of fun brain exercising activities and games.
ALOHA is expanding its operations in Canada, and is seeking entrepreneurs who wish to participate jointly in the development and growth of a business with a low cost investment. The qualities of an ALOHA franchisee include an entrepreneurial spirit, ambition for personal growth, a passion for education, and commitment to respect the homogeneity of the brand and the quality standards required.
Arcadia Academy of Music has been helping individuals enjoy and appreciate music for the last 30 years, and has become a very unique school that offers a full range of services to meet the musical needs of children. The company’s dedication, commitment to excellence, solid programs, and proven support will help franchisees with a love of music and youth to build a successful business.
Franchise owners will receive eight weeks of classroom/practical training at head office before opening, and up to one week of in-school training post-opening. Arcadia will also train franchisees to conduct interviews, and will assist franchisees in hiring the first group of teachers.
Beyond the Classroom is an organization focused on boosting confidence and grades in students through one-on-one, in-home tutoring. The focus is on the whole child, understanding each student as an individual. Founded in 1998, Beyond the Classroom works with students in grades JK to 12 in all subject areas in the comfort of their homes.
At Beyond the Classroom, each franchise owner has the potential to make a difference in the lives of students in the area in which they serve. The strategic business model allows for continued growth and opportunity within the multi-billion dollar tutoring industry. As part of a boutique tutoring organization, franchisees benefit from customized training, support, and tools to help them grow their own business.
CEFA Early Learning provides private schooling for children ages 1-5, and is looking for franchise partners to open facilities across Canada. These partners should believe in the value of education, love working with families, have drive and personal standards, and want to make a difference in their community.
CEFA provides all of the training and support franchisees will need to open their schools, including marketing strategies, optimized operations, and staff training. Franchisees will also always have access to the CEFA operations team for support, and are assigned a service manager to assist with the operation of their school in a consultative role.
Evergreen College is acknowledged by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as a Registered Private Career College, and is a registered member of the National Association of Career Colleges and Career Colleges Ontario. The Evergreen College mandate is to improve the quality of lives, providing individuals and organizations with the competitive edge, while facilitating benevolent cohesion in the labour market through intensive training and effective co-op/field placements.
Evergreen College is growing rapidly, and is welcoming dedicated and qualified participants to join the team. Franchise Campus owners will be supported in all aspects of their operations with an extensive orientation, detailed services, and support from head office.
A premier supplemental education and enrichment program, Eye Level offers an innovative and effective teaching method in a fun and exciting learning environment, where self-directed learning, individualized academic coaching, and critical thinking are at the core of helping children improve and excel in their academic pursuits.
Eye Level prides itself on providing its franchisees with thorough training and comprehensive ongoing support. Once a prospective franchisee is approved to join the Eye Level family, he or she must complete the Initial Training, which covers aspects including the Eye Level program, business operation, and centre management.
The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy of Canada affords an opportunity for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to run a business which allows work with children, school holidays free, and an attractive income. The Academy offers a self-development program for children designed to build children’s confidence and self-esteem through a carefully-constructed drama program. It can also provide a fun way to teach English as a foreign language!
Franchisees will work from a home office, and be part of an international network with a wealth of communication and support. They will also receive a structured drama curriculum that is constantly revised and updated, along with comprehensive training. An interest in and enthusiasm for drama is far more important than formal drama training.
Inspiration Learning Center Franchising Corp. is invested in a successful and dynamic learning center, Inspiration Learning Center, which serves students of all ages with on-site private and group tutoring for all subjects. Founded in 2003 in the GTA, the company is rapidly expanding into other markets on the strength of its unique combination of Eastern and Western teaching methodologies.
Inspiration Learning Center provides franchisees with competitive start-up fees and flexible hours, along with extensive and comprehensive training for sales and hiring, and continued head office support. Some experience with education can be helpful, but people from all backgrounds can successfully run a learning center.
Kumon Math & Reading Centres is one of the largest and most established franchisors in the supplemental education industry. Kumon offers individualized, self-paced learning programs that have proven highly effective in helping children meet and exceed their grade level, regardless of age or ability.
Prospective franchisees with a four-year university degree or college diploma, and who enjoy working with children and have some prior business experience are well suited to a Kumon franchise. Those who qualify as potential Kumon franchise owners will participate in the 12-day Kumon Instructor Development Program. Kumon owners will also take part in continuing education programs to refine their skills.
Leveraging more than 30 years of childcare experience, Learning Jungle Schools are proud providers of quality early learning and care for children and families in the communities they serve. The company honed its business system through the operation of seven corporate locations in Toronto, focusing exclusively on a child’s early learning, and daycare operations that support that learning.
Learning Jungle School is currently expanding to other Ontario markets through franchising. Franchisees receive assistance in site selection and demographic analysis, business planning, centre design, comprehensive training, childcare management software, opening, advertising and marketing, ongoing operational support, and more.
The Mathnasium Learning Centre franchise presents a unique opportunity for franchisees to own and operate their own business while enriching the lives of children by helping them learn math in a way that makes sense to them.
Franchisees without a teaching background can still excel with Mathnasium – franchisee training was designed to level the playing field, with the company teaching the ins and outs of running a business that deals with math instruction. Mathnasium provides online training, along with in-person training at the company’s head office to learn the Mathnasium Method, and an apprenticeship program.
Pairing a child’s educational program with a cutting-edge tutoring service ensures superior brand development during the formative years of the child’s cognitive developmental process.
Megamind Abacus Academy is a launching pad to a lifetime of success in English, French, Science, and Mathematics. Megamind offers its signature Abacus Mental Math program, along with personalized and homework help for all grades in the subjects of English, French, Science, and Math.
Megamind Abacus has five locations, and as it expands its operations in Canada, is looking for franchisees who want to open their own business to help the children in their community achieve academic excellence.
Oxford Learning is a fast-growing supplemental education franchise in North America, offering a unique way to make a difference using its proprietary learning methods and materials. Students make impressive academic gains while developing higher self-esteem.
Oxford Learning provides franchisees with in-depth training in all aspects of the business, with franchisees spending one week at Home Office with leadership and support staff to go over every aspect of operating an Oxford Learning Centre, along with one week of online training. Franchisees also receive continuous support from Home Office, and have access to custom software, proprietary systems, best practice methods, and research and learning reports.
PREPSKILLS® offers private school and college admission test preparation, service classes, and private tutoring for SSAT, SAT and PrepEssentials™. Courses focus on skills preparing students for admissions testing for U.S.-based colleges and universities, as well as for private schools. PREPSKILLS helps families navigate the admissions process, and imparts students with the skills to achieve educational milestones. The company’s mission is to provide advanced preparation, ensuring that students have endless opportunities.
Enthusiastic PREPSKILLS leaders have a passion for education, and are patient and effective communicators.
Sandler Training provides ongoing incremental reinforced sales and management training for individuals and companies, with a belief that coaching and one-on-one counselling sessions are the key elements required to ensure positive change and growth.
Sandler Training provides franchisees with intensive eight-day initial training, a dedicated personal business coach, the opportunity to attend three Sandler conferences a year, customizable website templates, and marketing support. The company’s training system is designed to create lasting performance through reinforcement, which builds on prior learning, and the business model around that training creates recurring revenue and additional income streams for franchisees.
Scholars Education Centre is a tutoring and supplemental education company that helps students by developing individualized tutoring programs to maximize their academic success and build their confidence.
Each Scholars Education franchisee goes through an intensive two-week training regiment, which is referred to as the Scholars School, and a week of on-site training at the new location. The Scholars School is multifaceted, and encompasses a wide range of topics, including program orientation, product knowledge, industry review, marketing, advertising, sales, and business plan development and implementation.
Franchisees receive operations support, marketing and agency support, sales support, IT support, and research and development information and tools.
This award-winning franchise has a vision “to make a profound impact on society by empowering students with confidence and skills to succeed in their personal and career goals.” They send certified teachers into students’ homes for one-on-one tutoring in all subjects for grades 1 -12. Online tutoring is also available. The company provides a system for recruiting certified teachers, marketing for students, maintaining a client/teacher database, creating matches, receiving payments, and following up.
School Is Easy Tutoring offers a scalable, home-based business with low franchise fees, and is looking for franchisees who are disciplined self-starters with good interpersonal, communication, and organization skills, along with the funds to invest in the business and the ability to get started within 90 days.
Stagecoach Performing Arts Schools in Canada unlock the potential in children ages 4-18 by teaching them how to sing, dance, and act, enabling them to develop the creative courage to accomplish on the stage and in life. A market leader in the U.K. for nearly 30 years, Stagecoach has seen young people gain confidence, stretch themselves, and build essential life skills while learning from specialist performing arts teachers each week.
Established across Canada since 2006, and in nine other countries, Stagecoach Performing Arts now has both new and established territories for sale.
Summit Kids provides out-of-school programming for children aged 5-12. Operating for more than eight years and providing service for two school districts in Calgary and Alberta, Summit Kids has managed to change the shape of out-of-school environments with its multifaceted, diverse, and unparalleled programs. The extensive and integrated Summit Kids program promotes leadership and peer mentoring, modelling good choices and supporting positive life-long habits. In addition, the company provides creative learning experiences through technology and performing arts, and strives to create a solid foundation for child-led initiatives.
Summit Kids started out as one location with 37 children, and now has 14 campuses with more than 800 children and ongoing demand from parents, communities, and schools for further growth.
Tutor Doctor franchise owners operate this white-collar, home-based business by managing a network of tutors, allowing them to make a great income while making a difference. Franchisees benefit from the successful one-to-one tutoring model that eliminates the need for high overhead costs associated with a traditional bricks and mortar business.
Tutor Doctor franchise owners don’t need to have a background in education – if they follow Tutor Doctor’s proven system, they will build and expand their client base and achieve recurring revenue streams. Tutor Doctor provides extensive training and support to ensure franchisee success, and prime protected territories are still available in most areas.
Described as “Mental Aerobics,” the UCMAS Mental Math™ program stimulates brain development in kids aged 4-13 by teaching them to perform mental calculations quickly and accurately, in a way that kids find engaging and fun. Franchisees who join the UCMAS Mental Math network can benefit from a low initial investment, low operating expenses and overhead, easy-to-operate system, established and proprietary program and educational methodology, and a proven business model to maximize revenue potential. UCMAS has won the CFA’s Franchisee’s Choice Designation Award seven years in a row.
UCMAS Mental Math candidates enjoy interacting with parents, students, and instructors; are skilled at marketing and business development; and have strong communication, interpersonal, leadership, and management skills.