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.
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.
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 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.