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College and Institute Entrepreneurship Across Canada

Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Community College

  • 100 students from across Nova Scotia took part in annual Innovative Ideas/E4C Competition and 30 students participated in Global Entrepreneurship Week Student Challenge
  • Offers a Y.E.S. (Your Entrepreneurial Self) initiative, which offers students a variety of entrepreneurial activities, courses, projects, and community engagements.
  • Offers student support with incubation, business planning advice, and membership.
Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario

Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario

  • Two graduates from Centennial College’s Centre of Entrepreneurship were among 5 finalists in the Connect Legal Most Promising Entrepreneur Award for immigrants to Canada.
  • Carolina Velex from Colombia and Sanjay Pandrala from India were jointly presented with the inaugural Connect Legal Most Promising Immigrant Entrepreneur Award on March 6, 2013.
  • Jane, from the Ontario Self-Employment Benefits program at the COE was “very impressed – the whole program has given me an additional level of confidence and that has helped me reach success faster than I expected.”
Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

  • Georgian fosters a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, preparing students to become not only job seekers but also job creators.
  • Georgian offers relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements, and co-op experiences.
  • Georgian’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre helps entrepreneurs achieve success in business through mentoring, networking, funding, and training.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta

  • NAIT offers a Hatch Business Plan competition that awards a student team with $20,000 for an innovative idea. They also receive incubation space.
  • Students are supported through boot camps and workshops throughout the year
  • NAIT also offers a BBA Management stream in Entrepreneurship
Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • RRC Business Administration Entrepreneurship students developed a social enterprise called Fruit Share, which works toward producing products from native Manitoban fruits such as apples. Distribution of affordable food products was the results of this team of BA students.
  • RRC offers an entrepreneurship practicum
  • RRC hosts entrepreneurship events by external organizations such as StartUpCanada and supports Innovate Manitoba, which encourages entrepreneurship across the spectrum.
Olds College, Olds, Alberta

Olds College, Olds, Alberta

  • Entrepreneurship at Olds College is integrated across campus with three main pillars: training, business support, and learning enterprises.
  • Students enrolled in 16-week or longer programs must complete the Spirit of Entrepreneurship App.
  • Olds offers a 12 credit Entrepreneurship certificate, and the School of Business offers a variety of courses and mentorship to the Student Entrepreneurs Club on campus.
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, B.C.

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, B.C.

  • BCIT offers an Entrepreneurship program
  • BCIT has created the Student Innovation Challenge, which encourages students to submit ideas that can succeed as a business venture.
  • BCIT also supports Enactus, which supports BCIT students in their quest to create unique programs that benefit the Greater Vancouver community.
Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC

Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC

  • Students participated in a Social Entrepreneurship initiative in 2012, creating projects such as a promotional campaign for Stop a Bully, and a fundraising research project for the Brain Injury Society.
  • Okanagan College also supports the student-run Enactus group, which creates community projects in the Greater Vancouver area.
  • In 2012, students created an event called “Venture Okanagan”, where they made their pitches to investors from various fields. The two winners of the event were two Okanagan College students.
Cegeps and Colleges in Quebec

Cegeps and Colleges in Quebec

  • Cegeps and Colleges in Quebec are part of a program called “Forces Avenir” (Future Strengths), which promotes student engagement in projects that allow them to develop their strengths and help their communities.
  • During the Gala celebrating Entrepreneurship in Quebec, a student prize is awarded every year.