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Lakeland College

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Education should give you an edge. Lakeland College gives you that edge by preparing you with skills to take directly to the workforce or on to further education. Your years at Lakeland College will be memorable ones. In addition to receiving a superior education, you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of clubs and activities, and to benefit from a substantial awards program. The philosophy of the majority of the academic programs is that students learn by doing and so the "hands on" lab types of course are of great importance. At Lakeland College, students do Live the Learning.

Lakeland College first opened its doors in 1913 as the Vermilion School of Agriculture, and has a long and vibrant history. Today, Lakeland College has campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster and is Canada’s only inter-provincial college. Lakeland is part of the Saskatchewan and Alberta post-secondary systems.

There were only 34 students when Lakeland College opened in 1913. Today we have two campuses and over 7,000 full- and part-time students --- but Lakeland is as tight-knit as ever.

Our classes are small, so your instructors get to know you --- not just your name but also your wants, needs, hopes, and fears. They can sense when to challenge you and when to cut you some slack. If you have a question or a concern, the door’s always open.

Same goes for all the student services we offer - from financial aid to peer tutoring, counselling to recreation.

Lakeland’s comfortable setting allows you to focus on learning. Our award-winning programs are designed to for an easy transition into the work force and/or further study here or somewhere else. You’ll get a university-caliber education here --- but without the red tape, the big crowds and the distractions.

It's also a great place to work. In 2019, for the third consecutive year, we were listed as one of Alberta's top 75 employers.

Areas of Expertise

Lakeland College offers more than 50 certificate, diploma, and post-diploma applied degree, degree, apprenticeship and transfer programs in several sectors, including agriculture, fire and emergency services, energy, business, environmental sciences, health and wellness, human services, interior design technology, and university transfer. Lakeland has many articulation agreements in place with post-secondary institutions across Canada and the US.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Female only:56 bedsLowest: $1,173Highest: $1,564
Male only:56 bedsLowest: $1,173Highest: $1,564
Co-ed:580 bedsLowest: $1,173Highest: $1,564
Family:22 bedsLowest: $2,230Highest: $3,440

Residences are available at our Lloydminster and Vermilion campuses. There are 22 individual family units available. The number of beds within each unit varies. All prices are per semester.

The cost can be estimated using the online fee calculator. All of the residence fees include electrical, heating, laundry and cable TV. All units are supplied with stoves and fridges.

Off Campus Housing

There is an off-campus housing list available for students.

Career Planning

Career counselling and testing is offered to all prospective and current students. The Student Employment Centre offers many services to help students find jobs and careers, including a job bank, a career resource centre, one on one counselling, and career and job workshops.


State of the art recreation and fitness facilities are available at our Vermilion Campus.

At the Lloydminster Campus, your student ID allows you FREE use of the city aquatic centre and hot tubs, as well as the three year old CommonWealth Credit Union modern training centre for a small annual user fee.


Many on-campus recreational activities are planned throughout the year. Contact Lakeland College's Recreation Department for further details.


There are a variety of clubs on campus including Outdoor Recreation Club, Climbing Club, Natural 2000, Lakeland Players, Rodeo Club, Judging Team, Stockdog Club, Ranch Horse Club, 4-H, Stockman's Club, Lakeland Voices, Women's Hockey Team, Men's Hockey Team, and Student Ambassador Club. These clubs change from year to year depending on student request and interest.

Information Technology

The College provides students with email and Internet access through computer labs on all campuses. The College has a program that allows students to access all school information online on a personal account, such as paying tuition or looking at transcripts. The student portal is MyLakeland.

Special Services

We have an Inclusive Post-Secondary Program designed to help students with special needs. We also having the Learning Centre (one on both campuses) to provide our student with tutoring/study skills workshops and educational support. As well as the above listed programs, we have a Aboriginal Cultural Facilitator to provide our First Nations students with support and fun events for all our students to participate in.

Affiliated Institutions

Lakeland College has over 800 formal transfer agreements registered with the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfers (ACAT) and more than 300 with the Saskatchewan Council on Admissions and Transfers (SaskCAT). These agreements support transfer of Lakeland College courses and programs to universities, and to other public colleges and technical institutes. We also have transfer agreements with institutions in other Canadian provinces and in the US. Lakeland College is dedicated to ensuring smooth transitions for learners and transferability. The most often transfers by Lakeland College students are to the following institutions: University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, Athabasca University, and Royal Roads University. However, past students have successfully transferred and received course credits at as many as 18 other universities across Canada. Talk to an Enrolment Specialist for more information.

International Involvement

There’s no hiding from the Canadian experience at Lakeland College. International students have been coming to Lakeland since 1924 when 64 British boys spent five months at the college learning about agriculture. Since then Lakeland has attracted students from numerous countries including Thailand, Philippines, India, China, Qatar, Australia, Poland and South Africa.

Campus Tour

The College offers tours. You can arrange a tour by calling 1-800-661-6490 or emailing

Modified on August 10, 2022