Congratulations! You are on the right track in considering Confederation College as your postsecondary institution. We are a dynamic and innovative community college providing high-quality learning experiences and excellent services to our students. Our goal is to prepare you for future success in your career and in your life.

      At Confederation College, you are assured of caring and friendly staff, unique and diverse programs and easy-to-access student support services . This is an exciting place for students to learn. We are happy to help you find your own path to achieving your education and career goals.

      As an education and training leader in Ontario, Confederation has a strong history of equipping our graduates with relevant skills and education that meet the changing needs of industry and business.

      Confederation College also leads the way in its use of the latest technology so that all students have full access to support, services and education programs throughout and beyond Northwestern Ontario. Recent investments in technology and infrastructure mean fully equipped E-classrooms bringing added benefits to our students, including Internet connections, projection screens, video streaming and electronic whiteboards.

     Our main campus is situated on 130 acres of park-like property located right in the heart of the city of Thunder Bay, northwestern Ontario, Canada.  Our beautifully treed grounds, shallow, twisting river and network of walking paths provide a unique, country-like setting for an educational institution. Ample parking is located close to all buildings and the campus is serviced frequently by city bus routes .

College Profile

      Confederation College is a publicly-funded, post-secondary institution serving education needs in Northwestern Ontario and beyond. We are one of 25 colleges operating over 150 campuses in both urban and rural settings throughout Ontario.

      Established in 1967, Confederation College serves an area exceeding 550,000 square kilometers from the main campus in Thunder Bay and area campuses located in Dryden , Fort Frances , Geraldton , Kenora , Marathon and Sioux Lookout . The college offers a full range of programs and educational services throughout the region; full-time post-secondary programs, part-time credit and non-credit courses, specialty programs for business and industry, pre-employment and skills training programs; apprenticeship programs and cooperative/workplace training programs. Many of these educational services utilize a combination of traditional and distance modes of delivery.

Fast Facts:
  • Established in 1967, Confederation College serves an area exceeding 550,000 square kilometers.
  • Campuses: Thunder Bay , Dryden , Fort Frances , Geraldton , Kenora , Marathon and Sioux Lookout
  • Over 50 postsecondary diploma and certificate programs: Aboriginal Studies , Aviation , Business , Community Services ,  Health Sciences , Hospitality , Media Arts , Protective Services , Engineering, Technology and Trades , Graduate Programs .
  • Approximately 4,000 full-time postsecondary students and 8,000 part-time students annually
  • over 30,000 alumni
  • Over 10 million in annual student loans
  • Over 250,000 in annual scholarships and bursaries
  • Services are provided by a workforce of 411 full-time and approximately 365 part-time employees.
  • Operating budget: approximately $56 million
  • Direct economic benefit to Northwestern Ontario of 560 million annually
  • At least 1 out of every two adults (51%) in the campus communities received training and education at Confederation College.

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