Cambrian College

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Welcome to Cambrian College, the largest college in northeastern Ontario, serving more than 5,000 full-time and part-time students from approximately 70 countries. We offer more than 100 programs that lead to degrees, post-graduate certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, certificates, and microcredentials. Since 1967, more than 70,000 students have graduated from Cambrian College and are making their mark around the world.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:677 bedsLowest: $8,015Highest: $8,265

The residences at the Barrydowne Campus can accommodate 677 students in total. There is a 300-bed townhouse-style residence; each unit provides kitchen and living room space, and six individual bedrooms along with basic furnishings and appliances. Two bedrooms in four of the 50 units have design adjustments to provide for students with special needs. There is also a 377-bed dorm-style residence; each suite consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen with a fridge and microwave.

Off Campus Housing

For those students seeking accommodations in the Sudbury area, a listing of apartments, houses, and room and board opportunities is available at

Career Planning

The Student Employment Services and Co-op Placement Office provides career and employment services to Cambrian College students, graduates, and alumni. Staff are available to assist with writing résumés and cover letters, planning for job interviews, and utilizing the Internet in job searching. A listing of full-time, part-time, summer, and contract positions is also maintained.


Pump up at our 6,000-square-foot weight training facility or challenge your opponents on one of our two international squash courts. We’ve got a double gymnasium, a top-notch cardio room, a stretching area, and more. Want to kick back? We’ve got saunas and chill zones too!


The student governments offer a number of activities throughout the academic year for Cambrian students. There are always socials, pub nights, and other celebrations held at the Student Centre - On the Rocks.


There are numerous clubs and associations available including the Students' Administrative Council (SAC), the Cambrian Native Students' Association (CNSA), the Nurses' Association, Vision (Graphic Design Club), the Cambrian College Criminal Justice Association, the International Club, and the Mature Students' Association.

Information Technology

Students have access to open labs that are available throughout the day, evening, and on weekends. Internet and email access are available to all registered students from any computer lab.


The Cambrian Native Students' Association (CNSA) represents both Native and non-Native Cambrian students who have an interest in First Nations' culture. Elections for council are held at the general meeting in September.

Special Services

One aim of the multi-service Glenn Crombie Centre for Accessibility, Counselling, and Wellness is to furnish equal access to education to all students, including those with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. If you’re disabled or have learning challenges, we provide reasonable academic accommodations based on your needs as long as you meet the essential requirements of the course and program. See website for more details.

International Involvement

Cambrian is involved in several international projects and has hosted students from Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Spain, Bermuda, Peru, Libya, Japan, China, India, and Hong Kong. Cambrian International, a department within the College, coordinates all international activities at Cambrian. Services available to international students include an orientation program upon arrival, special English language courses, and cultural activities.

Campus Tour

We can’t wait to meet you! We host a tour every weekday at 1 p.m. See website for more details.


A number of other services are available to students including health services, a counselling centre, peer tutoring, student activities, cafeteria, campus watch program, employment services, women's centre, and financial aid office.

Modified on May 19, 2024

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