For the 44th Parliament
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s colleges and institutes have contributed to building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting innovation. The integral role that they play at the heart of their communities has never been so apparent.
With campuses all over the country, they are ready to help Canadians affected by the pandemic get back to work, thanks to a variety of upskilling and reskilling options. All while supporting efforts to build resilience and foster inclusive social and economic development by increasing access to skills training for vulnerable Canadians, improving SME and community innovation, advancing reconciliation, and working towards a net zero economy.
Did you know?
- Over 95% of Canadians, and 86% of Indigenous people live within 50km of a college campus or learning centre. See our member map.
- Colleges and institutes serve as vital community hubs that work closely with employers through program advisory committees to help ensure skills training meets their needs. Learn more about program advisory committees.
- In 2019-2020, colleges and institutes worked with over 8000 partners on applied research projects, resulting in over 5500 concrete innovations, including new products, services, prototypes and processes. See our latest applied research survey results.
- Canada’s extensive network of colleges and institutes generates over $191 billion in additional income to the national economy every year and for every dollar spent on providing college and institute education, $5.40 is added in national income and social savings.
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Learn more about the current priorities of colleges and institutes.
Check out the following videos to see colleges and institutes in action, training a qualified workforce and supporting the success of key sectors of Canada’s economy:
- Tourism and hospitality
- Digital technology
- Health and biosciences
- Natural resources
- Elder care
See how colleges and institutes support their learners and put them on the path to success.