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Northern College

Northern College is a college of applied arts and technology located in Timmins, Ontario. The college serves over 65 communities in Northern Ontario with campuses in Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, and Timmins.

Northern is also home to the world-renowned Haileybury School of Mines. The institution has partnerships with 19 universities and 10 colleges, giving students access to 50 specialized programs throughout Canada and abroad.

The College receives more than 2,000 full-time students a year, and more than 6,000 part-time and continuing education students. Each Northern College campus features specialized programs and facilities to support students. As an example students from across Ontario attend the Haileybury campus to study Veterinary Sciences. Our Haileybury campus is also home to the Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation programs, the only programs of this kind in Ontario.

Fast Facts

  • Northern College is home to The Haileybury School of Mines (HSM) which has a long and reputable history dating back to 1912.
  • The Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Companion Animal Physical Rehabilitation are the only programs of this kind in the province.
  • Northern College is one of two colleges in Ontario that has its own burn building for live “hands on” training in the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program.
  • Paramedic Bridging Program: Pre-Service Firefighter graduates can bridge into the three semesters Primary Care Paramedic program. This Bridge program is the only one in the province of Ontario.
  • Northern College has over 35,000 Alumni and counting!




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Foster Student Success

Mike Kerr

I chose Northern’s Welding Engineering Technology program because it is well recognized in industry, and it’s in Ontario. This program offers credentials above and beyond my diploma. Over 50 per cent of my coworkers at Chicago Bridge and Iron’s Canadian division are Northern grads. I’m working with grads from several other programs, and none of them received as much lab work as I did at Northern. We get more hands on time in the labs, and at a deeper depth than at other schools. I like to return to my high school, and tell the welding students about Northern. All graduates in my year had jobs prior to graduating. Industry wants Northern’s Welding Engineering Technology graduates, and the jobs are waiting. If you want to come and earn a great education and walk out with a job, this is the perfect program. – Welding Engineering Technology Grad, 2012

Jay Patil

“Northern college focuses on technology. What we learn here in school is actually what we’ll be doing in the workforce.” “People here are very friendly, and will help you in any way you can. You end up learning a lot more than you expected.” “When you step into your future, you’ll be ready. That’s the best thing about Northern.” – Electrical Engineering Technology Grad, 2014 (International Student)

Elaine Innes

Living in Moose Factory, I chose Northern College as it was close to home. I always wanted to be a nurse, ever since I was a child. I want to help people, and work with people. After graduating from Northern and working at the hospital in Moose Factory, I continued my education and became a Nurse Practitioner. I am now completing the residency portion of my medical degree. My Northern College education provided me with a good background, and I got a job right away in Moose Factory. At the time, that was my goal, and I achieved it. I am very grateful that Northern College is close to home. I loved my professors. Our clinical instructors were local, which was good. They were all very flexible, and you can tell that they genuinely want you to graduate. – BScN Grad, 1990

Partner with Business and Community


Northern College is one of five colleges in Ontario that partner with Hydro One in the Hydro One Colleges Consortium. Hydro One supports curriculum development with the college, and works with the consortium group to ensure that our graduates are entering the workforce with the necessary skills and training to be successful. The Hydro One partnership provides state of the art equipment and technology into our labs and classrooms, thus helping develop course curriculum aligned with Hydro One careers.

Support Indigenous Students

Northern College is committed to being responsive to the choices and directions for Indigenous students. Indigenous students can be assured that Northern College recognizes your right to practice your culture, to work and live as an Indigenous person within the College Environment.

Indigenous Advisors at Northern College can assist you with:

  • Career guidance and course selection
  • Assistance with admission requirements
  • Interest and aptitude testing
  • Assistance with OCAS applications and financial aid applications

Northern College recognizes the significant role of traditional knowledge and the importance of passing such teachings to future generations. The College is pleased to provide Elders on Campus who foster the well-being of students and staff by sharing their experiences, knowledge, and wisdom with the College community. Elders on Campus will support pride in language, culture, and history.

Programs & Services of Interest

Date modified: 2016-10-27