Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)















For over 50 years, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has delivered technical training and applied education to meet the demands of industry. NAIT’s hands-on, technology-based education and applied research are essential to the productivity and prosperity of Alberta and Canada. Over the years we have evolved to have four educational pillars: science, technology and the environment; trades; business and health. Our vision is to be the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada and one of the world’s leading polytechnics. This vision is premised on our continued commitment to these four educational areas. NAIT delivers 122 credit programs leading to degrees, applied degrees, diplomas and certificates. Graduates leave NAIT prepared for meaningful careers with 98 per cent of our graduates in the labour force. Our applied research addresses real world problems as defined by industry and business, ensuring NAIT continues to respond to the current and emerging requirements of Alberta’s economy. NAIT’s two defining characteristics are relevance and responsiveness. These are embodied in the programs and courses offered through the JR Shaw School of Business, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, the School of Information Communication and Engineering Technologies, the School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management and the School of Trades, together with more than 1,200 continuing education courses through the Department of Corporate, International and Continuing Education.

Fast Facts

  • NAIT serves nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students annually.
  • 98% of NAIT graduates are in the labour force.
  • 95% of employers are satisfied with the performance of NAIT graduates.
  • 122 credit programs leading to degrees, applied degrees, diplomas and certificates.
  • NAIT is the largest apprenticeship trainers in Canada offering 33 registered trades programs.

Research specialization

  • Energy and the Environment
  • BioEconomy
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Trades and Construction

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Contact Information

11762 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5G 2R1

Telephone: 780-471-6248
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