International Student Life

International Student Life

Support Services

Whether you are studying ESL or enrolled in a college academic program, the mission at Confederation College is to help educate and prepare you for your chosen career. No matter who you are, or where you are from, if you can dream it, you can do it! The Support Centre offers individual counseling, academic advisement, academic workshops and tutoring services, to all students at no additional cost. The International Education Centre (IEC) provides academic and immigration advising, orientation, referrals, and a range of other support services specifically for international students.

Social, Cultural and Sport Activities

Activities are a great way to connect with fellow classmates, keep healthy, and meet new friends. The Student Union of Confederation College (SUCCI) organizes events throughout the school year. There are multiple campus recreation events like dodge ball, 10-pin bowling, ping pong tournaments, soccer, volleyball and more. There are also talk shows, music sessions and movie screenings hosted in the Student Commons area during the semester. Students can join campus recreation sports tours, city tours, and participate in the fun on and off-campus events. SUCCI, also organizes winter events like skiing, tubing, and the winter carnival.

During the school year, many student clubs meet on a regular basis. Students can form any club they want with co-operation from SUCCI. For example, clubs included the Anime Club, Tabletop Gaming Club, Music and Arts Club, Video Game Club and the Film Club last year. 

On-Campus Sports and Clubs

Our Student Union of Confederation College Inc. (SUCCI) offers a varsity athletics and sports teams at Confederation College that are open to international students to join. For more information visit SUCCI Varsity & Sports Teams.

Students have unlimited access to the Fitness Centre located on campus. The Fitness Centre provides workout equipment, an indoor track, tennis courts, a basketball and volleyball court, squash courts, weights room and a stretching area. Many sports clubs that are organized through the Fitness Centre meet regularly.

Paterson Library Commons

The Paterson Library Commons offers a range of supporting learning aids and assistance to enhance academic studies and to assist with research and assignment completion. The library features computer resources, quiet studying spaces and an extensive range of state-of-the-art databases to meet any student’s needs.

    Academic Policies

    It is important  that students familiarize themselves with Confederation College’s official academic policies, before classes start.

    Students should be aware that if they fail a course and have to repeat it, additional fees will be incurred. Students cannot simply write a makeup test to pass a course.  Additional course fees are often as much as $1,800 per course. 

    Community Resources

    As a newcomer to Thunder Bay, there are many online resources available to assist with the transition of life in Northwestern Ontario:

    Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
    17 Court St N  Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4T4
    (807) 345-0551  

    Immigration Northwestern Ontario

    City of Thunder Bay

    Northwest Employment Works
    Confederation College
    1450 Nakina Drive
    Shuniah Building, Room C113
    Thunder Bay, Ontario

    Citizenship & Immigration Canada