Soins esthétiques

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1305 Hours


Program approved in 2016-2017.

The aesthetics vocational training program aims to train aestheticians.

As part of their tasks, aestheticians administer aesthetic care to different clients, with the help of techniques that use specialized products and equipment, with the goal of improving and maintaining a person's appearance, and this, also producing physical and psychological well being.

Before starting treatment, the aesthetician gathers information from the client. The skin, nails and body hair are examined as needed.

The aesthetician performs basic or specific aesthetic care for the face, neck, chest, back, hands and feet. An aesthitician can apply makeup for an occasion, and can remove hair from different parts of the body using specialized products.

Furthermpre, an aesthetician offers consultation services, sells care packages, cosmetic products and personalized services. They plan and organize their work, perform receptionist duties, ensure client follow up, perform administrative tasks and take care of the work place and materials. Aestheticians also make sure to stay up to date in their training.

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Collège LaSalle
Vocational training centre

Collège LaSalle

GroupStatusD/WStart date
D/WJul 01, 2019
English-Montréal SB
Vocational training centre

Laurier MacDonald Vocational Centre/C.F.P. Laurier MacDonald

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DAug 28, 2019
WOct 01, 2019
DDec 02, 2019
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational training centre

Gordon Robertson Beauty Academy

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DAug 22, 2019
DNov 06, 2019
DJan 20, 2020
DMay 11, 2020

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
918611Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process15
918622Prevent health and safety risks in beauty care30
918637Observe the appearance of the skin and its appendages105
918645Examine the client’s skin during a consultation75
918654Perform massage movements60
918668Provide basic facial care120
918677Apply basic makeup105
918686Provide information about cosmetic products90
918692Interact with others in a work setting30
918706Provide hand and nail care90
918713Perform administrative tasks45
918724Promote and sell cosmetic products and services60
918734Apply elaborate makeup60
918747Remove hair using wax, sugar paste and other hair removal products105
918764Provide foot and nail care60
918788Provide specific facial care120
918814Design and carry out personalized care programs60
918825Enter the workforce75