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)

Canadore College in North Bay recently 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. Among those on the roster are 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, with a design that is inspired by natural elements and the teachings of the medicine wheel, is among the available resources.

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

Canadore has three main campuses in North Bay, on a beautiful 260-hectare wooded escarpment. It also has a new campus in Parry Sound. Townhouse and apartment-style student residences are available near its College Drive Campus in North Bay.


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) $3,767-$7,442 $3,767 $3,767-$4,662 Yes

Cool Options

  • Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention: The curriculum focuses on the root causes of addiction, with training ranging from pharmacology to sacred circles to use of the four sacred medicines: tobacco, cedar, sage and sweetgrass.
  • Post Production: Students in this graduate certificate program learn advanced processes including advanced video editing, audio mixing, automated dialogue replacement (ADR) and colour grading.
  • Helicopter Flight Training: In partnership with a private firm, students gain both a college education and in-depth practical training.

Popular Programs

  • Aviation
  • Practical Nursing
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Sport and Recreation

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