Lets go Ontario


Ontario Barber Association was reinstated and resumed its business on February 15 2006. We don’t have big celebrities or major corporations behind us, we are just professional barbers who have never identified as hairstylist. Lack of designation has created barriers and access to a trade, accreditation and certification for far too long. Our membership has grown to over 10k. Skilled Trades Ontario (STO) with the  Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is targeting Barbers in Ontario. We are officially under attack.

What do we need? If you do not identify as a Hairstylist and you identify as a barber, find your MPP on the attached list, copy and send them the attached Documents ASAP. We have done ALL the heavy lifting and have receipts and proof from 20 years. For the LAST time  Ontario….the government of Ontario refuse to acknowledge barbers in Ontario; this must be our last stand as an Association and as professionals. We request every Barber individually send the attached message to your MPP directly. If not, you will all be categorized as Hairdressers from now on. We cannot do this alone, let’s go Ontario. Click Here for a list of MPPs

Learn how to be a Barber or Operate a Barber Shop, all in a Barber Shop Setting.

Ontario Barber Association was reinstated and resumed its business on February 15 2006. We don’t have big celebrities or major corporations behind us, we are just professional barbers who have never identified as hairstylist. Lack of designation has created barriers and access to a trade, accreditation and certification for far too long. Our membership has grown to over 10k. Skilled Trades Ontario (STO) with the  Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is targeting Barbers in Ontario. We are officially under attack.

What do we need? If you do not identify as a Hairstylist and you identify as a barber, find your MPP on the attached list, copy and send them the attached Documents ASAP. We have done ALL the heavy lifting and have receipts and proof from 20 years. For the LAST time  Ontario….the government of Ontario refuse to acknowledge barbers in Ontario; this must be our last stand as an Association and as professionals. We request every Barber individually send the attached message to your MPP directly. If not, you will all be categorized as Hairdressers from now on. We cannot do this alone, let’s go Ontario.

The Barber Centre has now added a NEW location to serve you better. Our membership now offers another location to train as a barber or as an owner of a Barber Shop. Our new location is an OLD location. 447  King St. East in Hamilton will be called “Barberia”. An icon in our neighbourhood, this location and its owner have served this community well over the last 28 years. We would like to continue that service through mentorship, training, and barbering over the next 28 years.  Come join us and see why we are still the ONLY exclusive Barber Education facility in Ontario.

Please welcome..Barberia @ 447 King St.East Hamilton Ontario to the Barber Centre.

Lynda Gibson Scholarship

The Lynda Gibson scholarship is presented to an individual that embodies hard work, sacrifice, dedication and commitment to our trade. Through this scholarship all membership fees, training certification and accreditation within the Ontario Barber Association are covered. Congratulations to Tesean Boothe as the first recipient of this prestigious award.

Become a Registered Barber

We offer certification and accreditation with our membership. Training, workshops and seminars are also available.  We STILL remain the ONLY registered Barber Association and exclusive Barber institution in Ontario to date. With thousands of our current members either operating their own shops in Ontario or cutting hair at Barber Shops join the movement today. Contact us through DM, email, or call about membership spots available. Few available placements are currently available at The Barber Centre.

About The Barber Centre

The Ontario barber Association represents a body of professionals and would be barbers advocating for the ideals, concerns and culture of the barbering sector in the Province of Ontario. We have been established since 1947, our membership and classification of “BARBER” is not affiliated or recognized by the Ministry. The Province of Ontario erased the trade of Barber in 1991 and have stated “There is no distinct trade of Barber in Ontario at this time”

As the OBA continue to advocate and represent our membership as industry stakeholder and leaders of our sector; we have major concerns around the influx of institutions offering “Barber” training considering the Province eradicated a scope of practice and curriculum for barbering in 1991.  What exactly are the hundreds of the barber programs actually teaching?

As we continue to strive for autonomy as a sector; its questionable if current barber academies and schools are offering Hairstyling under the guise of barbering. Without scope of practice indicators, learning outcomes,  or legislation that identifies barbers, these schools are teaching hairstyling and hairdressing and certifying hairstylist not barbers! If this is whats happening and schools & academies are actually doing this; this is false advertising and very misleading. We value everyone’s opinion and welcome dialogue, please forward comments and views to our administrator for feedback.

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P.S.A.

The Ontario Barber Association encourages Barbers throughout the province to cease and desist using Baby Powder or Talc in your Barber Shops. Throw away and do NOT use either Talc or Baby Powder on Clients from this day forward. “Inhaling talc, a naturally occurring mineral, can cause difficulty breathing, decreased lung function and pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lungs”. “A number of class action lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada launched against Johnson & Johnson contend that longtime use of its talcum powder for feminine hygiene resulted in the development of the plaintiffs’ ovarian cancer. The cosmetics giant has denied its product, which has been on the market since 1894, causes the disease.

Ontario’s Only Accredited Barber Program

We have recognized a demand in the industry for barber education, however, there’s no facility that has ever provided an n-depth program. We have been providing seminars, workshops, Platform Education, Salon Team sessions, fading & shaving training for decades. Our training gives students the opportunity to take part in a professionally altering experience. Not only do we address barbering techniques and styles we also delve into managing ALL hair types and various designs that current programs lack. Dry shaving, beards and moustaches, outlining, fades and fros are but a few sections that will be covered throughout our programming. Click here and procure a tailored training session for your self or your team.