Confederation College

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We are more than just another postsecondary institution; we’re a culturally diverse, close-knit community of individuals, delivering exceptional education and training to an average of 6,500 combined full and part-time students per year. With highly-trained instructors, smaller class sizes and a dynamic learning environment, we offer practical, hands-on programs and courses that will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed.

Our main campus is situated on 130 acres of park-like property located right in the heart of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Our campus has beautifully treed grounds, a shallow, twisting river and a network of walking paths. We also boast a state-of-the-art Aviation Centre of Excellence facility, located at the Thunder Bay International Airport. This 59,000 square feet facility is comprised of two large hangers, classrooms, shops and labs for three aviation programs. Along with our main campus in Thunder Bay, we also have eight regional campuses located across northwestern Ontario, in the communities of DrydenFort FrancesKenoraGeraldtonMarathonRed LakeSioux Lookout and Wawa.

Areas of Expertise

We offer programming in the following sectors: Access and Upgrading; Aviation; Business; Community Services; Engineering Technology; Health Services; Culinary/Tourism; Media Arts; Natural Resources; Protective Services; Skilled Trades; and Distance Education and Online Learning. The Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub is the newest facility. This facility will contribute to the development of a skilled, employment-ready technology and trades workforce for northwestern Ontario. It will also host vibrant research, incubation and technology transfer services to support the region’s advanced manufacturing, technology and resource sectors.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $3,350Highest: $7,910

Confederation College's residence offers everything you need to make your college experience an enjoyable and safe time. Enjoy the convenience of being steps away from class with access to city wide transit. For more information and to apply for on-campus accommodations, visit

Career Planning

Campus Employment Service (CES) is a service administered by the Student Union of Confederation College (SUCCI). CES provides part-time employment opportunities on campus to full-time students. Student employees contribute toward the successful operation of Confederation College, and receive valuable experience too! Part-time positions may be available in departments such as; Student Union, Student Residence and Peer Tutoring. For more information visit
Additionally, Confederation College offer academic and career counselling.


The Confederation College Wellness Centre is a modern multi-use facility with fitness equipment and spaces to promote students’ health and well-being and to provide a gathering place for students and the community. The Centre opened in September 2017 and boasts Nautilus, Pace & Cardio Equipment, a large and well equipped free weight area, a wellness studio and much more. Visit for more information.


SUCCI proudly presents a wide variety of events, and activities to meet a wide variety of needs and interests. From Social Events planned to give you a chance to meet new people, hang out with friends and be entertained, to Wellness and Diversity Events to educate, raise awareness and engage, and our Campus Recreation Program offers a variety of sports, activities & events that will entice even the non active person to participate.


Confederation College has a variety of clubs to meet a wide spectrum of interests. Clubs on campus enhance student life by providing recreation, athletic, fitness, performance, cultural, social, educational opportunities.

Information Technology

Students are entitled to a number of services, such as network accounts, e-mail addresses, network/Internet access, 480 pages of printing access, and use of Internet café workstations. A minimum of one 'unscheduled' computer workstation is available for every 25 students. Open booking computer lab workstations are available and are distributed across the College based on student population. Standard suite of software on workstations includes Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Office Suite, Virus Software, and Internet Explorer Web Browser, as well as many instructional/educational software packages.


SUCCI is pleased to bring wellness and diversity awareness to the College community through guest speakers, hands on and interactive activities, displays, and fairs.

Special Services

The Academic Success Centre offers Peer Tutoring and Professional Drop-In Tutoring. The Academic Support Centre also provides service to students with disabilities. Confederation College is committed to providing accommodations to students who have a documented disability. A special service unique to us is the Oshki Anishnawbeg Student Association (OASA), an anishnawbeg culture driven organization. Although OASA members focus advocacy towards Aboriginal Students, we do include the entire student body in our efforts. For more information, visit

Affiliated Institutions

Confederation College has a number of articulation agreements with a variety of secondary and post-secondary institutions. For more information, visit

International Involvement

The College operates in conjunction with development agencies, governments, and businesses in Asia, the Pacific Rim, Central and South America, Cuba, Europe, and Africa. In the community and region of Thunder Bay, the College has taken representatives from a variety of businesses on several successful trade missions. Such links with offshore institutions allow faculty and students to work and study in Japan, the United States, Mexico, and Poland.

Campus Tour

There’s no better way to get a taste of campus life than our guided tours. From financial aid to residence to recreation and more, this is your chance to find out more about life at Confederation College. To schedule a campus tour, visit or call (807) 475-6335.

Modified on August 04, 2020