About Petrel College

President’s Message

Employers are facing a shortage of skilled labor and technical people with value-added experiences. Technical and vocational training is more important than ever.

These are exciting times! We are seeing the transformation of energy related industries with the advancements in technology.

At Petrel College of Technology, we facilitate hands-on, real-world learning experiences in a safe and controlled technology-based environment.

We offer software-supported short and long-term courses that are specifically designed to grow your knowledge and capabilities. Our staff are selected from industry professionals with years of related experience.

We look forward to working with you and welcome you to contact us as the first step to your new career.


Dr. H. Banijamali, PhD. (MIT), P.Eng.

President & CEO
Petrel College of Technology

Who We Are

Who We Are

Petrel College of Technology is a private career college registered under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, as approved by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges.

Our faculty is selected from professionals and industry experts as well as Professors with many years of academic experience in technical and engineering education.

Petrel was born from the experiences of our sister company Petro-Ex Canada Inc, provider of corporate training to international Energy companies since 2001. Our experience in the petroleum industries led us to develop a series of modular courses offered to petroleum companies to update and upgrade the competency and knowledge of their workforce.


Working with industry, we identified the market needs for an internationally recognized training program. We wanted to formalize the training so that candidates, upon completion, would have a certificate or diploma recognizing their achievement.

Our experiences with Petro-Ex culminated in the formation of Petrel College of Technology, under the auspices of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Toronto is a diverse, multi-cultural city, accommodating citizens from more than 100 cultures and ethnicities around the world. Many top universities and corporate headquarters also call Toronto home.

What We Do

At Petrel College we combine classical classroom education with hands-on activities to enhance our students’ learning experience.

We are affiliated with other private colleges and are well connected to industries both locally and internationally.

In addition to education and training, we introduce related industries within the Greater Toronto Area to our students by arranging plant tours, and exhibitions.

Our mission is to make education available to all persons, wherever they may be, through a variety of modalities.

We are professionally committed to providing a solid foundation in theory in addition to application-based training. The learning experience is championed by subject matter experts in their respective fields.

Our goal is to better prepare students to meet the ever-increasing demands of industry

Our vision is to be recognized as leaders in:

  • Education: By utilizing state of art methods, skilled staff and proactive collaboration with industry
  • Innovation: By promoting out of the box thinking, entrepreneurship and flexibility
  • Diversity: By enhancing our diverse work-force and target different communities and partnering in socio/cultural activities
The values we strive for are as follows:

  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Diversity
  • Respectful and Supportive Learning Environment
  • Pathway to Higher Education
  • Engaging community
  • Professionalism
  • Equal Opportunity

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