College Ranks for Education in Canada

Faculty ranking systems vary from province to province. In Ontario, colleges usually include three faculty ranks: technician, instructor, professor. All ranks may be full- or part-time positions. College professors may or may not have undergraduate and graduate degrees, but they typically have professional certifications and experience that qualify them for the position. Additionally, college professors may propose and create curriculum, whereas instructors and technicians cannot. In departments that offer bachelor's degrees, provincial governments typically require that a minimum of half of the program faculty hold terminal degrees and be employed at the professor rank.

Academic Chair is a title applied to chairs of departments. Dean is a title applied to overseers of groups of departments.

A variety of vice-presidential positions exist at the discretion of individual colleges.
Some colleges have specialized research units whose staff may be full- or part-time. Staff in these units go by a number of titles relevant to their work.