Confederation College


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Confederation College

Confederation College was established in 1967 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It is a provincially-funded college of applied arts and technology.

University History

In 1967 Confederation College was founded as a trade school, during the formation of Ontario’s College System. The college is spread across on an area of approximately 550,000 square kilometers. It is the only public college providing the best services in Northwest Ontario. It has many campuses in Northwest Ontario- Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. Air Vice Marshal (ret.) Douglas Bradshaw was the first president of Confederation College from (March 6, 1967) to (1974). 

University Programs, Courses and Schools

Confederation College has 12 areas of interest. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. Some of the areas of interest of the Confederation College are;

  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Media Arts
  • Natural resources
  • Skill traders

University Achievements

Confederation College is a well-known public University in Canada. The institution is ranked #9283 in the world and #134 in the country.

University USP

Confederation College is known as one of the best intensive universities in Canada. Confederation College is known for providing exceptional education and training to students in many fields. 

University Notable Alumni

Confederation College’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the University. Notable alumni of the University have an extensive alumni network. Some of the alumni members of Confederation College are-

  • Nicole Anderson- Founder of “The foot care and Ear Flushing center”
  • Trent Opaloch- Cinematographer
  • Norm Foster- Canadian Playwright
  • Tony Martin- Former member of the House of Commons, Canada
  • Rob Wolwin- Politician

University infrastructure & services


Thunder Bay Campus-

The Thunder Bay campus is Confederation College's main campus and is home to four campus buildings (Shuniah, Dorion, Neebing, and McIntyre), with apartment-type student housing in Spruce and Cedar Houses, and traditional dorm-type student housing in Sibley Hall. The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is located on campus. At the Thunder Bay International Airport has the college's School of Aviation which is known as the Aviation Centre of Excellence. The Thunder Bay campus also serves the Confederation College Student Union office.

Dryden campus

Confederation College's Dryden campus is situated in Dryden, Ontario in the Dryden Regional Training & Cultural Centre. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health, Hospitality, Natural Resources and Skilled Trades and preparatory programs.

Greenstone campus 

Confederation College's Greenstone Campus is located in Longlac, Ontario. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health and Hospitality.

Lake of the Woods campus 

Confederation College's Lake of the Woods Campus is located in Kenora, Ontario. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health, Hospitality, Natural Resources and Skilled Trades.

Northshore campus 

Confederation College's Northshore campus is located in Marathon, Ontario. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health, Hospitality and Natural Resources.

Rainy River District campus 

Confederation College's Rainy River District campus is located in Fort Frances, Ontario. It is a house to houses Fort Frances High School and the Townshend Theatre.

It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health, Hospitality, Natural Resources and Skilled Trades.

Red Lake campus

Confederation College's Red Lake campus is located in Red Lake, Ontario. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health and Hospitality.

Sioux Lookout campus

Confederation College's Sioux Lookout campus is located in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health and Hospitality.

Wawa campus

Confederation College's Wawa campus is located in Wawa, Ontario in the Regional Training & Technology Centre. It offers programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health and Hospitality.


 Confederation College libraries play an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. There are many libraries situated on each campus. The libraries offer books, e-books and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at Confederation College. University libraries are focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs.                                                                                                                                                   

Housing services-

On-campus- Confederation College’s Student Housing and Residence Life offers residence halls, and apartments where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. Students have an option to reside in the residence halls and apartments like- Spruce and Cedar Houses, and traditional dorm-type student housing in Sibley Hall.  The Confederation College’s residences offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The University’s residence halls are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, and availability. Through University’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in University’s residence halls are- 

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum
  • 24-hour security and on-call housing staff

Off-campus- Confederation College assists students in finding off-campus housing near University’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff at nearby universities. The rental accommodation near Confederation College includes Apartments, Suites and sharing rooms.

Medical services-

Confederation College provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team that responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high-quality medical care to students. 

Student’s clubs-

Confederation College offers many different students’ clubs and organizations that provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The University offers everything students need to stay active in campus. Some of the clubs at Confederation College are-

  • Arts Club
  • Drama club
  • Golf Club
  • Athletics Club
  • Soccer Club

These are just a few clubs and organizations listed above. there are many other options available to choose from and engross yourself.

University location

Thunder Bay campus- 1450 Nakina Dr, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4W1, Canada

Dryden Campus-100 Casimir Ave, Dryden, ON P8N 2H4, Canada

Greenstone campus- 98 Indian Rd, Longlac, ON P0T 2A0, Canada

Lake of Wood campus- 900 Golf Course Rd, Kenora, ON

Rainy River District campus- 440 McIrvine Rd, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3T8, Canada

Sioux Lookout campus-in the new High School, 86 Third Ave. North Suite B, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A9, Canada

Top Landmarks-

Main campus landmarks-

  • Terry Fox Monument
  • Fort William Historical Park
  • Mount McKay
  • Marina Park
  • Hillcrest Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Thunder Bay Museum
  • Belluz Farms

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

Confederation College Offers Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Nursing

Student Support-

 The International Student Services Confederation College provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides ongoing orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Visas and Permits

As an international student, you will need to have specific permits and visas to study in Canada.

Initial Study Permit

All Confederation College students need to have legal status in Canada, and you will need to present your status documents to get your student card. If this is your first time applying for a study permit, you can do it at the nearest Canadian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission. You can apply for your permit as soon as you receive your Offer of Admission from the University of Toronto and decide to accept. Because the permit legally entitles you to study in Canada, you will need it before you enter the country.

Temporary Resident Visa

Students from certain countries may also require an entry visa, also known as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), to enter Canada. TRVs are issued by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).

CIC’s requirements may differ depending on your specific geographic region. For instance, some CIC offices require proof of English language proficiency in the form of a standardized test (such as TOEFL or IELTS). A medical examination and proof of funding may also be required. 

International Student Contact-

Office Address- Confederation College
1450 Nakina Drive, P.O. Box 398
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
P7C 4W1

Phone: +1 (807) 475-6467

Student life

Student society-

Confederation College’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the Confederation College put on some of the most highly anticipated campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Confederation College has many student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Sports and fitness-

Confederation College provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty and staff. The University provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. Healthy and Active students is an initiative to support efforts by Human Resources, Sports Services and Food Services to organize and promote on-campus activities that allow everyone to stay healthy and active.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the Confederation College is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in wellness programs, and activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. 

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the Confederation College can easily accommodate a huge population of students. The on-campus housing offers Residential Based Learning Communities on designated floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area. 

Food & drink-

Confederation College provides a dining hall in the heart of the campus.  Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. The dining plan offers different dining options which include special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available on-campus which provide a huge variety to students.

Short-term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the Confederation College to have fun like- 

  • Terry Fox Monument
  • Fort William Historical Park
  • Mount McKay
  • Marina Park
  • Hillcrest Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Thunder Bay Museum
  • Belluz Farms

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part-time jobs

The Career Center Services at Confederation College provides employment opportunities on-campus to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience that enhances their resume. There is a work and study program also available on-campus so that students can bear their own expenses.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

Confederation College keeps safety a priority. The University's Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at Confederation College are-

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Aviation
  • Media

Campus recruitment


The Career and Employability Team at Confederation College has an excellent placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The University hosts recruitment events and fairs and also posts jobs on the university portal to provide jobs to students.     

Famous companies who recruit directly from Confederation College–

  • Synergy North
  • Wesway
  • Half Way Motors Nissan
  • Workforce Inc.
  • Boreal Solutions
  • Homewood Health
  • Lake of The Wood District Hospital
  • Newmont

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Receive Offer Letter

Confederation College Programs

Tuition Fees
Standard Test

Confederation College Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Canada. To be able to get a successful admission in Confederation College in Canada students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Confederation College Cost of studies


Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.


Confederation College Deadlines

September intake: 31st May
January intake: 30th September 

Deadlines vary for each program, please visit the program page for specific deadlines.


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