We are more than just another postsecondary institution; we’re a culturally diverse, close-knit community of individuals, delivering exceptional education and training to an average of 7,000 combined full and part-time students per year.
With highly-trained instructors, smaller class sizes and a dynamic learning environment, we offer practical, hands-on programs and courses that will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed.
Our main campus is situated on 130 acres of park-like property located right in the heart of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Our campus has beautifully treed grounds, a shallow, twisting river and a network of walking paths.
We also boast a state-of-the-art Aviation Centre of Excellence facility, located at the Thunder Bay International Airport. This 59,000 square feet facility is comprised of two large hangers, classrooms, shops and labs for three aviation programs.
Along with our main campus in Thunder Bay, we also have seven regional campuses located across northwestern Ontario, in the communities of Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Greenstone, Marathon, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake.
We have been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967, by meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of 550,000 square kilometres – that’s about the size of France!
As part of the colonial history of Canada, non-Indigenous peoples have derived benefit from what the Royal Commission on Truth and Reconciliation defines as the “cultural genocide” of Indigenous peoples in this country.
At Confederation College, we accept our responsibility in a national reconciliation process and acknowledge that we are accountable for this tragic history. We are working to address injustices against Indigenous peoples and honouring our relationships with communities.
In renewing and building reconciliation processes, we are respecting the leadership of Indigenous peoples in changing the educational landscape. It is against this backdrop that Confederation College acknowledges that it is on Indigenous land and recognizes the presence of the Métis and Inuit peoples in the area.
Why Confederation College?
- 7,745 students including 1,748 international, 1,156 Indigenous and 674 southern Ontario learners
- Eight campuses located across northwestern Ontario
- 58 full-time programs in 11 areas of study
- Leader in the “It’s About Respect” initiative that promotes respect of all people and celebrates diversity (this program has been adopted by many organizations including the City of Thunder Bay)
- First college in Ontario to have a comprehensive student mental health and well-being strategy.
- Awards approximately $150,000-$200,000 in entrance awards to first-year students.
- 88% employment rate(Survey of employers who have hired 2017/18 graduates)
- 87% graduate satisfaction rate (Survey of employers who have hired 2017/18 graduates)
- $643.4 million in direct economic benefit to northwestern Ontario. (Economic Impact Survey 2019)
- Significant Indigenous population with specialized services and programs geared toward Indigenous students
- Launched the dreams of many alumni including Trent Opaloch (Director of Photography, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, District 9), Georjann Morriseau (former Chief, Fort William First Nation), and Glenn Schiiler (host of TSN’s That’s Hockey 2Nite)