Cambrian College

Imagine turning your passions into a career – achieve it at Cambrian College.

As soon as you step onto Cambrian’s campus, you’ll realize that everyone who learns and works at Cambrian College is proud to be part of a 50-year tradition of creating unforgettable learning experiences, developing careers, and building futures. Join Cambrian’s growing network of more than 56,000 alumni who are applying their skills, knowledge, and expertise in workplaces across Canada and around the world.

As a student, you’ll find an inspiring and supportive learning environment that delivers enriching experiences that extend beyond the classroom. You’ll get access to Cambrian’s expert faculty and fully-loaded shops and labs through programs that blend academic learning; industry-specific, hands-on training; and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career.

Whether you’re a high school graduate, adult learner, international student, or seasoned professional working to acquire new skills and knowledge, you’ll feel like you’re amongst friends at Cambrian.  

Cambrian Fast Facts

  • Largest college in northern Ontario
  • 4,300 full-time students
  • 75+ full-time programs
  • Average 22:1 student to teacher ratio
  • One of Canada’s top 50 research colleges
  • Students compete – and win – each year at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition
  • Degree pathways are available for all diploma and advanced diploma programs
  • National silver award winner for Indigenous Education Excellence from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
  • Ranked 1st among international students out of 182 colleges worldwide in learning experience satisfaction (2016 International Student Barometer Survey)
  • 700 scholarships and bursaries available to students annually 

Life at Cambrian

Living in Sudbury

With a population of approximately 160,000 people, Sudbury provides small-town friendliness and big-city appeal, making it a great place to live and learn for both the outdoor adventurer and urban enthusiast. Sudbury’s 330 lakes and pristine wilderness surroundings provide lots of winter and summer recreational activities. The city’s theatres, countless festivals, big-name concerts, restaurants, and retail shopping centres offer places to have with fun with friends all year round.

Student Life

Expect concerts and comedy nights, varsity games, toonie lunches, family fun days, international dinners, Indigenous cultural events, and live entertainment. The Athletic Centre also offers plenty of fitness classes and recreational sports leagues if you like to have fun while staying active.

Student Housing

Imagine walking just a few steps to get to class. No buses, traffic, or long treks. Cambrian’s residences are located on campus and offer a convenient, safe, and fun way to balance studying and socializing. The dorm-style and townhouse-style residences can accommodate 677 students. Dorm-style units include two single bedrooms, a three-piece bathroom, and a kitchenette. Each bedroom includes a double bed, a closet, built-in wardrobe, a study desk and chair, and phone and internet access.

Townhouse residences offer six bedrooms, two of which have design adjustments to accommodate special needs. The bedrooms contain a captain’s bed and all the amenities of a dorm-style room. There are three bathrooms in the units – one full bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet, and two half bathrooms with a toilet and sink or tub / shower and sink.

Student Services

Imagine an experience that begins and ends with success. Cambrian is known for its comprehensive range of free services that support students academically, personally, and professionally. You’ll never have to look far to get the support you need.

  • On-campus medical and dental clinics and Professional Clothing Depot
  • Free tutoring (online, peer, and staff)
  • Academic and personal counselling
  • Free breakfasts
  • Part-time, on-campus job opportunities that allow you to earn while you learn
  • Résumé and interview preparation through the Career Centre
  • Financial aid advisors

Glenn Crombie Centre for Student Support

For 20 years, Cambrian has been a leader in accessibility services. If you’ve ever been diagnosed with a disability or experienced learning difficulties, Cambrian’s caring experts in the internationally-renowned Glenn Crombie Centre for Student Support can help you with accommodations, assessments, assistive technology, learning supports, and more.

Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services

If you’re a learner of Indigenous Descent, you will find a home away from home with the Wabnode Centre. The Centre provides spaces for all Cambrian students to participate in spiritual and cultural activities and access specialized services and support.

Campus Locations

Main 1400 Barrydowne Road Sudbury, ON, P3A3V8 Tel:705.566.8101 or 1.800.461.7145
Espanola 91 Tudhope Street, Suite 101 Espanola, ON, P5E1S6 Tel:705.869.4113
Manitoulin 7 Water Street Little Current, ON, P0P1K0 Tel:705.368.3194

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