Canadore College

Canadore College | North Bay, Ont. | Founded 1967

Canadore student in physiotherapy training

Canadore Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Assitant student in training. (Candice Shuman/Canadore College)

In 2018, Canadore College in North Bay opened the Village, a spacious facility that focuses on the integration of Indigenous, Eastern and Western healing and wellness practices. It acts as a model for intergenerational living, combining community and seniors’ care with teaching, skills training and applied research.

The college offers a range of diploma, certificate, apprenticeship and academic upgrading programs. These include aviation studies, business management, Indigenous studies, trades and technology, as well as biotechnology and environmental studies.

Twenty-five per cent of Canadore’s student population identifies as First Nation, Métis or Inuit, and the college’s retention rate for Indigenous students is higher than the provincial average. The First People’s Centre, which has a design inspired by natural elements and the teachings of the medicine wheel, is one of the college’s resources.

Canadore offers specialized facilities for media studies, including the post-production centre, which features a mix stage, a colour correction room and dialogue replacement equipment.

Canadore has three campuses in North Bay and one in Parry Sound. The Education Centre in North Bay is on a beautiful 260-hectare wooded escarpment. Three apartment-style student residences are available near College Drive Campus in North Bay. All suites include full kitchens. 


Size of school Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Mid-sized (2,000 full-time students to fewer than 10,000 full-time students) $3,907-$7,582 $3,907 $3,907-$4,802 Yes

Cool Options

  • Recording Engineering—Music Production: Graduates can operate audio/music equipment for broadcast, film, concerts and other events in the entertainment industry.
  • Functional Genomics and Counselling: Students learn about gene expression, regulation and protein-to-protein interactions in this new certificate program.
  • Gaming Design and Development: This advanced diploma program covers the artistic and technical sides of game production. Students learn to create game art, algorithms and gaming experiences.

Popular Programs

  • Aviation
  • Health Sciences
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Arts and Design
  • Sports and Recreation

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