Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology

Cambrian College | Greater Sudbury, Ont. | Founded 1967

Cambrian College engineering student and instructor

Civil Engineering student with instructor, at Cambrian College. (Cambrian College)

Students at Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology study in Sudbury, the largest city in northern Ontario and the area’s hub for education, health care, commerce and retail. The college offers more than 85 different programs, including powerline technician, advanced care paramedic, mining engineering technician and social services worker with an Indigenous specialization.

Cambrian has received national recognition for its programs in skilled trades and information technology: the school is a certified Cisco Networking Academy and, since 2005, the college’s students have won more than 60 medals at both the Skills Ontario and Skills Canada competitions. The college has introduced one-year graduate certificate programs in analytics and the fields of business, crime and health. Last fall, it introduced several new programs, including fitness and health promotion, media communications and massage therapy.

The Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services offers academic, social and cultural support, along with activities for Indigenous students. Cambrian was the first college in Ontario to partner with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba.

Cambrian also features the Glenn Crombie Centre for Accessibility and Wellness, a complex that provides a range of services for students who require special accommodations, counselling or assistive technology. Students who have mobility or psychological issues can get assistance.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students) $6,986 $3,200-$8,385 $3,744 $6,113-$13,196 Yes

Cool options

  • Game Design: Students in this new program learn to create video games, augmented reality worlds and virtual reality scenarios for a range of industries.
  • Powerline Technician: In the longest-running program of its kind in Ontario, students use an indoor and outdoor training facility to prepare to work in different weather conditions.
  • Mining Engineering Technician: Gain hands-on experience and learn the skills needed to work in underground and open-pit mining operations. An advanced diploma in mining engineering technology is available.

Popular Programs

  • Nursing
  • Electrical Engineering Technology—Industrial
  • Developmental Services Worker
  • General Arts and Science
  • Practical Nursing

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