Sudbury, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1967Established Year

Cambrian College is a public institution for Applied Arts & Technology and was established in 1967. It offers over 50 programs at Diploma, Certificate and Graduate level at its three campuses located at Sudbury, Espanola and Little Current. The main campus is located in the happiest city of Canada- Sudbury.

Factors that make Cambrian College stand out amongst others

Cambrian College is the best among 11 Ontario Colleges in terms of students’ satisfaction. Its other key features are mentioned below:

Ranking and Standings

  • Ranked 37th out of top 50 colleges in Canada by Research Infosource Inc.
  • 3rd among 182 colleges across the world in students’ satisfaction by International Students Barometer (ISB)
  • 3rd among mid-sized colleges in Canada in Paid Research category
  • 5th among mid-sized colleges in Canada in Growth in Completed Research Projects
  • 8th among mid-sized colleges in Canada in Growth in Paid Students Researchers
  • 9th among mid-sized colleges in Canada in Completed Research Projects 
  • 10th among mid-sized colleges in Canada in Research Partnership category

Key Features

  • Over $50,000 scholarships specifically for International students
  • $100,00 non-specific awards for International Students
  • $30,000 for students intern positions on campus for International Students


Type of CollegePublic
Number of Programs50+
Faculty Members1105
Total Students4414
Number of Indigenous Students815
Number of International Students573
Basic Tuition fee for Undergraduate International Students$13,500/ year
Admission TypeFull time & Part time

Students Intake Stats

  • Cambrian College has a vibrant community of more than 11,000 learners.
  • Of these, over 4100 students are in 80 full-time programs,
  • Over 7,000 students are there in almost 900 part-time courses and programs across three campus locations

Exploring the campuses and colleges of Cambrian College

Cambrian college has three campuses in Ontario with its main campus at Sudbury.

  1. Barry downe Campus, Sudbury:
  • It is the main campus of the college.
  • The campus launched its “The Living Building Project” in 2007 fall and has since then received significant government and industry funding.
  • The Wadnobe Institute for Aboriginal Studies (Cambrian Centre for advancement of Native organizations and education) also established here.
  1. Espanola Campus, Espanola:
  • Cambrian College’s Youth Entrepreneur Development Initiative was launched here. The campus also runs “Personal Support Worker Program”.
  1. Manitoulin Campus, Little Current

Residence and accommodation on and off­-campus

In Campus Housing:

The College will provide residential facilities to 677 students within the campus, a few meters away from the classrooms. Students can opt for Townhall or Dorm Style residences.

  1. Townhall
  • Holds 377 students
  • Twin beds with rooms essentials like study table, wardrobe, closet, high speed internet
  • Kitchen and separate bathrooms
  1. Dorm Style
  • House to 300 students
  • Double beds provided in each room
  • All study essentials available
  • Kitchen and bathrooms available

Off Campus Housing:

  • Students can rent apartments, shared accommodations or rooms

Choose the right one from a variety of programs offered

Cambrian College has certificate, diploma and degree granting status in Canada. Upon completion of the courses, candidates will be given Ministry recognized certificates. College offers diploma and certificate programs under following specialization areas:

Health Science & Emergency ServicesSkills & Trades TrainingEngineering Technology
Community ServicesBusiness & Information TechnologyLaw & Justice
Creative Arts, Music & DesignEnvironmental StudiesGeneral Studies

Apart from the above-mentioned specialization areas, candidates can also apply for graduate certificate programs under following specializations:

  • Business analytics
  • Community & Health Services Navigation
  • Crime Analytics
  • Environmental Monitoring & Impact Assessment
  • Health analytics
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business Management
  • IT Business Analysis
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Organization Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations

All you need to know about the application process


English Language Requirement

  • For domestic applicants, they will have to appear for the English language test conducted by the college.
  • Those who do not qualify the test will have to study additional English courses before starting their regular program.
  • For International applicants, the college has laid down the scores accepted for various English language test:
Diploma/ Certificate- 6.0 (no band under 5.5)Diploma/ Certificate- 550 (Paper-Based Test) 80 (Internet-Based Test)Diploma/ Certificate- 58
Grad Certificate 6.5 (no band under 6.0)Grad Certificate- 570 (Paper Based Test) 84 (Internet Based Test)Grad Certificate- 61

How and when to apply

Applications have to be submitted online. Candidates can find “Apply” link at the home page. International Applicants are not charged any fee for application.

Students must keep the following documents handy for admissions:

  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Certified English/ French translation of any document issued in other language
  • A copy of passport

What it costs to study in Cambrian College: Fees & Expenses

Candidates will incur the education cost as tabulated below. The expenses range given below is for each semester for the students enrolled for full time courses.

DetailsUnder graduate courses
Domestic StudentsUSD 2,500 to 5,000
International StudentsUSD 8,000-11,500
  • Full time program students will have to $962.25 as compulsory Institutional level fees.

Residence cost

In campus

  • Living in Townhall costs $6,645, whereas in Dorm Style, it costs $7,145.  


  • The cost varies from $700 to $1,200 for a private apartment
  • Eat three solid meals for $18 a day, with a student meal plan. The meal plan card requires an initial $150 minimum balance.

Financial aids to help students fund education

Cambrian students are eligible for the following scholarships, bursaries and awards:

AwardA Place for Mom 2017 Senior Care Scholarship1,000
Cambrian College Board of Governors AwardTBD
Cambrian College Secondary School Achievement AwardTBD
Cambrian College Achievement AwardTBD
Cambrian International Award of Excellence WinterTBD
Accounting Program Volunteering Award250
Business and Professional Women's (BPW) Club of Greater SudburyTBD
Bernadette (Bernie) Bisson Award of Excellence250
ALERTech Community Achievement AwardTBD
BursaryA.C.T. - United Commercial Travelers BursaryTBD
Alfred Louis Favretto Memorial Bursary2000
Cambrian College Athletic BursaryTBD
Anna Liisa Laamanen Bursary250
Appraisals North Realty Inc. Bursary600
Atkinson Charitable Foundation BursaryTBD
Benefit Partners/NRCS BursaryTBD
ScholarshipAune Koivula Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund1500 to 2500
Beyond Superficial Scholarship1500
Bill 7 Award Scholarship2500
Building MomentumTBD
Cambrian International Community Scholarship WinterTBD
Cambrian International Community Scholarship - FallTBD
A3 Construction Inc. ScholarshipTBD
Cambrian International Entrance Scholarship - FallTBD


*TBD: To Be Defines/ Decided

Work while you study

Cambrian College has a Career Centre for its present students and alumni for part time jobs. International Students are specifically offered $30,000 intern positions on campus.

  • The College also has its Students Employment Office.
  • The on-campus work opportunities cater to the needs of the students by providing them flexible schedule which works around their school timetables.
  • The college also conducts Cambrian’s Career Fair Conference.

Perks of being a Cambrian alumnus

Cambrian Alumni is a network of more than 50,000 students of Cambrian College. They are entitled to various on and off campus perks.

On Campus Benefits:

  • Computer Lab
  • Library
  • Career Centre
  • Athletic Centre
  •  Event Services and eDome Services

Insurance Benefits

  • Commercial Insurance, Auto Fleet and Bonding
  • Home & Auto Insurance Program
  • Cambrian College master Card
  • Manulife

Cambrian Alumni are also eligible for discounts at:

  • Choice Hotels
  • Canada’s Wonderland corporate Affiliate Online Ticket
  • 5% discount on VIA Train Tickets
  • Ontario Service Centre
  • Softmoc
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Santa’s Village
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • The Brick
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