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Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

North Bay, Ontario’s Canadore College prides itself on giving students the best possible environment for learning, and an experience like no other. Canadore lives this brand promise and through its team of award winning faculty, strong and innovative community partnerships and a principle based approach to relationship building, the college is delivering a unique product. The institution’s 2017 Skilled Solution Strategic Plan states that Canadore’s services and student activities are specially designed to create a unique College experience that allows students to learn grow both personally and professionally. This goal is supported by the creation of individualized learning plans for target groups, a heavy focus on experiential learning and through international exchanges which create well rounded graduates.

Canadore is a leader in Indigenous Education and delivers more than 20 programs across Ontario in the communities we serve. This specialization has taken more than 25 years to build but is rooted in the foundation of long-term partnership and reciprocity.The college also engages with industry partners, such as the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, to help students gain skills, advise on course curriculum, provide field placements, and create job opportunities for graduates. Canadore College was founded in 1967, and has an enrolment of 3700 students per year. It also has over 60 full-time programs, and a satellite campus in Parry Sound. North Bay has countless opportunities for development and is home to the Canadore Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production. Learn more.

Fast Facts

  • At 74.9 %, Canadore has among the highest graduation rate of the English-language delivery colleges in Canada.
  • Canadore has more than 42,000 successful alumni around the globe and is home to the oldest college alumni association in Ontario.
  • Canadore has an Indigenous student retention rate that consistently exceeds 80%, and ongoing collaborative relationships with 6 Aboriginal Education Institutes.
  • The Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Production -ICAMP, is home to advanced imaging software and 3D printers including one of only a handful of 3D metal printers in North America.
  • Canadore attracts students from all around the world including 15 countries, all 13 provinces and territories, and from more than 200 communities in Ontario.

Our research specialization:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Material Selection and Testing
  • Advanced Composites and Repair
  • Non-destructive Testing – Aviation Sector
  • Indigenous Quality Assurance




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Contribute to our Community

Canadore College is a major partner in the prosperity and success of our communities. We support economic development by providing business incubation facilties, customized partnership models and, most importantly, by training highly-skilled graduates relevant to regional and provincial employment needs. For nearly 50 years, we have acted as a catalyst for economic development by bringing together employers, agencies, as well as public and private sector partners to develop innovative programming and services to meet the needs of business. These collaborations have resulted in a breadth of evolving vocational programs and customized training and are the foundation for the college’s applied research capacity. Canadore’s volunteer program realizes thousands of hours of community service each year through the help of students and employees. The College and its students add nearly $290 million to the regions of Nipissing and Parry Sound. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 42,000 alumni working across the globe.

Foster Student Success

Sheldon Osmond

Director, TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Freelancer at Clear Direction and graduate of Television and Production Broadcasting. He has overseen live and pre-recorded programming, digital media, documentaries, panels, remote interviews, political conferences, corporate videos, medical procedures, tournaments and various educational, current affairs and news programs. Osmond is renowned among his industry peers for his depth of experience and ability to adapt. He has remained true to his volunteer roots, serving in various mentorship capacities to new hires, interns, students and aspiring television professionals. He has received a Gemini Award for his role as senior editor for Best Light Information Series and was a Can Pro Finalist for the Children’s Program category for his work as a director and line producer. Learn more.

Elina Katsman

President and Founder of the Smile Foundation and Sonrisas, and graduate of Canadore’s Dental Hygiene program. Her Healthy Smiles project in the Dominican has provided services to over 3.5 million clients to date with 150 active volunteers mobilizing operations for 15 clinics across the country. She is the recipient of the Rotary International Paul Harris Award, and has received various awards and medals from the Mayor’s Office, Dominican government, and the Canadian Embassy for her social work. She is also recognized within her profession by the Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Sunstar Foundation, and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. Katsman created the first Dental Hygiene program at the private Universidad Odontologica Dominicana in Santo Domingo and teaches at APlus Institute, a dental hygiene college in Toronto. Learn more.

Wendy Abdallah

Victim Witness Service Worker through the Ministry of the Attorney General, and graduate of Canadore College’s Nursing program. Devoting her professional life to assessing and addressing the needs of victims and witnesses of crime, Abdallah has initiated and delivered a number of victim-focused training programs for police officers, investigators and professionals within the Ontario criminal justice system. Abdallah credits Canadore College’s dedicated and supportive faculty with providing her with the foundation and structure needed to learn new skills, and guiding her as she pursued her future goals. Abdallah received a provincial Leading Women Building Communities Award for her exceptional leadership in raising awareness against violence and racism and breaking down barriers that women and children face as victims. Recently, Abdallah has focused her attention to the increased severity of bullying, cyber-bullying and the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. Learn more.

Partner with Business and Community


Canadore College is a vital resource to its communities as the provider of applied learning and research as well as customized training. The College supports existing and emerging sectors of the economy by developing unique partnerships with the public and private sectors. Canadore continues to evolve and expand programming to produce the highly-skilled individuals required for a skilled workplace and knowledge economy. Canadore College’s Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production has helped create 80 new jobs and maintain another 27 in the region since 2013. The facility has also executed over 200 projects for more than 50 companies. Canadore’s School of Media works exclusively with the Ontario Hockey League’s North Bay Battalion to operate the in-house video board including live screens, advertising, photography and more. Media students also given the responsibility of producing video, sound, lighting, editing, streaming and on-air interviews for the CTV Lions Telethon ever year.


The Nipissing Poverty Reduction Through Education Program is an innovative three-year pilot program enables Ontario Works clients to gain a postsecondary education while moving them away from social assistance and the associated challenges. The project is delivered through a unique partnership between the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board (DNSSAB) and Canadore College. With a targeted program enrollment of 100 clients annually, the N-PREP stands to significantly transform the social and economic landscape with outcomes that include a reduced dependency on social assistance and a reduction in local poverty. NPREP provides Canadore education plans that are tailored and individualized to the respective OW clients. These plans stream toward programs that are in demand by employers and will include mentorship, career navigation, and customized services and supports, during and after study. Upon graduating, Canadore will provide the student/former OW client with a six-month transition plan and supports to employment.

Support Indigenous Students

Over decades the College has developed distinct programs and services to meet the needs of Indigenous learners, which represent 18 per cent of the student population. Canadore has worked closely with a Aboriginal organizations and First Nations communities to develop meaningful pathways for Indigenous people. An individual’s self-esteem is an enormous determinant of success. Canadore graduates like Pat Manerick, Annette Chiblow and James Shecapio who have won the Governor General’s Academic Award, the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award and the Colleges Ontario Joan Homer Student Leadership Award were graced with the confidence to outperform their non-Indigenous peers. Canadore delivers programming onsite in more than 20 Aboriginal communities and 8 percent of the College’s annual enrolment is directly linked to Aboriginal Education Institutes. These include long-standing relationships with the First Nations Technical Institute, Seven Generations, the Anishinabek Education Institute, Apitisawin Employment and Training, and Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute on Manitoulin Island.

Programs & Services of Interest

Date modified: 2016-10-26