Universities and Colleges

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As a regional centre for learning and applied research in Northeastern Ontario, Greater Sudbury is host to world class colleges, a nationally renowned university and Canada's first new medical school in three decades.  Post-secondary institutions continue to educate those preparing to enter and advance in the workforce by providing a diverse range of diploma programs, undergraduate and post graduate degrees designed to develop and train a workforce that is superior in skill and productivity.

The academic community is dedicated to providing an ever-increasing supply of bilingual employees trained to fit the labour requirements of new businesses in every sector.

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Cambrian College

The College has a vibrant community of more than 14,000 learners – over 4,500 students in over 80 full-time programs, plus over 7,500 students in almost 900 part-time courses/programs. It offers programming at three campuses and serves a student population that is reflective of the rich diversity of today’s global workplaces.


Laurentian University

The University is a regional entity with campuses and facilities in Greater Sudbury and Barrie. It is one of the largest employers in the Greater Sudbury area and procures millions in goods and services annually, of which a large part is from businesses located in Greater Sudbury or Barrie. Through local purchasing the University fosters economic growth in its host communities.

Collège Boréal

Collège Boréal is a French-language community college with six satellite campuses located across northern Ontario. The largest of these campuses is situated in the heart of Greater Sudbury. Using state-of-the-art multimedia communications technology, Collège Boréalhas created one of the largest private telecommunications networks in Canada.


Northern Ontario School of Medicine

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is the first new medical school in Canada in over 30 years hosted by two universities, some 1200 kilometers apart and only the second new medical school in North America during a similar period. Cultivating the skills of new physicians in a northern environment enables our community to effectively attract and retain highly-trained personnel and to grow our talent pool, providing Sudbury with a competitive edge while offering these young professionals an unbeatable quality of life.


Laurentian School of Architecture

The undergraduate Architectural Studies program focuses on design, culture, technology and professional practice. Our program will highlight design and culture for the north – particularly northern Ontario – with an emphasis in developing expertise in wood. Design Studio courses will challenge students’ creativity through the application of practical building solutions for our northern climate, taking into account cultural sensitivities, history and community profiles.