College of the North Atlantic

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We are Newfoundland and Labrador?s public college ? one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back 50 years. We offer over 100 programs in 9 different areas of study throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Areas of Expertise

  • Academics, applied arts, and tourism
  • Business and information technology
  • Engineering technology
  • Health sciences
  • Natural resources and industrial trades

On Campus Housing

College of the North Atlantic only offers students on-campus residency at Bay St. George, Burin and Happy Valley-Goose Bay campuses. The student services office at each campus maintains a list of boarding accommodations available. Students attending College of the North Atlantic in St. John?s can apply to stay at Memorial University residence by calling 709-864-7590. Students attending College of the North Atlantic in Corner Brook can apply to stay at Grenfell residence by calling 709-637-6266.

Off Campus Housing

We do offer a list of off-campus boarding accommodations for students. This list is offered as an as is service with no guarantee as to the accuracy or timeliness of any information provided.

Incoming Students

At CNA, we want you to work hard and succeed in your program. And, we also want you to enjoy the full student experience during your time with us. We have many different activities, such as Student Council, Peer Tutoring, Peer Mentoring and much more to help you stay connected and build upon your leadership skills.

Career Planning

Counselling services directly support the mission of College of the North Atlantic by engaging in activities that facilitate the student learning experience, student success, and the efficiency and effectiveness of Student Services. Counsellors are committed to accessible, professionally delivered services that are responsive to your needs as a student. Counselling services are an integral part of Student Services? commitment to helping you achieve the academic progress and personal growth of which you are capable, and to utilize your full potential.


A variety of social and special event activities are held annually throughout the academic year. Concerts, dances, scavenger hunts, socials, sports events, and winter carnival are some of the activities that may take place. All students are encouraged to get involved.

Information Technology

Library staff are available for a range of services including instruction on the use of the library and its various resources, research assistance, and training on how to access information from databases and the internet. All requests for assistance are welcome. Email accounts are provided.

Special Services

Students in Library College of the North Atlantic is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment which celebrates and encourages diversity. CNA promotes equal access and opportunities to facilitate success in the educational community and in the community at large. Our philosophy is to presume competence and encourage independence and self-actualization; empowering all students to recognize, celebrate, and productively use their abilities!

International Involvement

College of the North Atlantic welcomes students from all parts of the world. International students are attracted by the college?s high quality education, reasonable costs, safe and friendly living environment, student support services, and the acceptability and transferability of its certificates and diplomas. College of the North Atlantic places a high value on the contribution that international students make towards the development of intercultural communications and understanding throughout the college and the community.

Campus Tour

Student Services welcomes students to the campus and gives an overview of the academic advising process, are assigned to their academic advisors, given a tour of the campus, and are assisted through the program registration process.


College of the North Atlantic is committed to providing a wide range of student services, among them, specific educational support services designed to complement academic programs. These include counselling services, career employment services, learning resources, cross cultural orientation, and training program accreditation.

Modified on December 16, 2022