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CONFEDERATION COLLEGE, THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO

Thunder Bay, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  6500Enrollment

Confederation College Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
Study Abroad Expert

Confederation College is a public college, established in the year 1967, and is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, The courses offered in English medium only. The college is best known for offering straightforward, practical and hands-on-education to their students.

Why Choose Confederation College?

The Confederation College gives their students an exciting and rewarding experience. Following is the detailed explanation of what makes Confederation College different from other colleges:

Ranking

  • Webometrics Ranked Confederation College at 7944th place in the world.
  • While the country rank of this college is 123 as per webometrics’ stats.

Key Features

  • It is among 1 of 24 publicly-funded colleges in Ontario, Canada
  • All the graduates have an employer satisfaction rate 90%.
  • The college is affiliated with ACCC, CCAA, CSA, CBIE, CUP, and Negahneewin College
  • The college offers both Online Learning and Distance Education

What students say?

  • The college provides the boundless opportunities and unique learning experience to their students
  • Along with the studies students can also indulge in wide range of extracurricular activities, sports, and other social events.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Total Number of Students7,297
Total Number of International Students634
Number of Southern Ontario Students523
Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International StudentsCAD $12, 300
Basic Tuition Fee, International Degree holder studentsCAD $12, 300
Basic Tuition Fee, Postgraduate studentsCAD $12, 325
Total Scores AcceptedTOEFL iBT, Academic IELTS, and PTE-A
Websitewww.confederationcollege.ca

Campus and Residential Facilities

The university has nine different campuses in the following locations:

  1. Thunder Bay Campus
  2. Dryden Campus
  3. Geraldton Campus (Greenstone campus)
  4. Kenora Campus (Lakes of the Wood Campus)
  5. Marathon Campus (Northshore Campus)
  6. Fort Frances Campus (Rainy River District Campus)
  7. Red Lake Campus
  8. Sioux Lookout Campus
  9. Wawa Campus

Following are some common points that are common in all the nine campuses:

  • All the above mentioned nine campuses offered a wide variety of programs in Business, Community Services, Engineering Technology, Health, Hospitality and Natural Resources.
  • Preparatory programs are also offered by all the campuses as well.

Residence

The university offers various accommodations options such as Homestay, On Campus, and Off-Campus Accommodation. Following are the different accommodations provided to student:

Homestay

  • For providing homestay to international students, Confederation College is partnered with Canada Homestay Network Inc.
  • Students staying with their friends or relative in Canada must register in Acsenda’s Homestay and Custodianship Program.

On campus

Two types of on-campus residences offered to students namely:

  • The Spruce and Cedar Residence
  • Sibley Hall Residence

The Spruce and Cedar Residence

Fully Furnished UnitsFully equipped Common Kitchen with Dishwasher
En Suite LaundryCable and Internet Access
Full-sized bathrooms equipped with Shower, Sink &ToiletPrivate Bedroom
Common Living Room with LCD Flat screen

Sibley Hall Residence

Types of Room

  • Dorm Single/ Dorm Double
  • Single/ Dorm Double

The Sibley Hall Residence offers following facilities:

Single BedDesk and work area with chair and lampDigital Cable
Internet AccessMicrowaveTub and Shower
ClosetBar-sized FridgeToilet and Sink

Additional Facilities

ATM in LobbyYoga Studio
Soda, Snack vending machinesBBQ and Picnic Area
Games/ Entertainment RoomStudy and Media Lounges

Off-Campus

  • Various off-campus housing options are available like Single homes, duplexes, and apartments.
  • College does not provide direct assistance in getting off-campus housing

Know Your Programs

The confederation college offers 68 full-time programs, 32 online programs, and 35 Part-time programs.

  • 59 programs are offered to international students.

Fields of Study for Canadian Students

  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Engineering Technology
  • Health and Hospitality
  • Resources and Skilled Trades
  • Natural Resources
  • Preparatory programs

For International Students

Type of programs

  • Undergraduate programs
  • Diploma programs
  • Postgraduate programs

Fields of Study

  • Foundation Programs and Certificates
  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programs
  • Graduate Certificate Programs
  • Accelerated Programs for Degree Holders
  • Postgraduate Pathways
  • English As A Second Language/ English for Academic Purpose Programs

Indigenous Students

Types of programs offered to indigenous students are:

  • Diploma programs
  • Certificate programs
  • Preparatory/ Access programs

All you need to know about Application Process

All the international students must prove their proficiency in English through English Language Test accepted by Confederation College.

Pre-Requisites

The college accepts following tests and scores in order to measure the student’s English proficiency:

Test NameMinimum scores for Post-secondary Diploma Programs (except Healthcare program)Minimum score for Graduate Certificate, Accelerated or Health Care Programs
TOEFL iBT7988
Academic IELTS6.0 (no band lower than 6.0)6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
PTE-A54 (no communicative skill lower than 54)60 (no communicative skill lower than 54)

Required Documents

Following is the list of General documents required by the international students:

  • Copies of High school Transcripts
  • College/ university diplomas and/ or degree transcripts
  • Documents must be in original language and translated into English
  • Copy of English Proficiency Test
  • A copy of valid passport

How, When and Where to Apply

Following are the few common steps that students have to follow for filling the application form:

  • Visit the Confederation College International Application Portal
  • Create your account with Ontario College Application Services by entering personal information
  • Likewise Domestic student’s international students cannot apply through Ontario Colleges
  • Now start filling application form after login to Confederation College International Application Portal
  • Students will receive a letter of acceptance once their application in desired program is accepted

Application Fee

  • Students have to submit the application fees of amount $95
  • Fees can be paid through application portal via. credit card
  • The application fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and does not include in tuition fee

Cost and Expenses

In addition to the tuition fees, International students are required to pay the following fee as well:

TypeFee
Tuition Fee for Undergraduate ProgramsCAD 12,300 – CAD 16,830
Tuition Fee for English as Second LanguageCAD 5,403
Tuition Fee for English for Academic PurposeCAD 5,663
Tuition Fee for Diploma ProgramsCAD 12,300
Tuition Fee for Postgraduate programsCAD 12,360 – CAD 13,326
College residence (Shared room with meal plan)CAD 200/ week
One Bedroom ApartmentCAD 200+/ week
Two bedroom Apartment, shared with otherCAD 125/ week
FoodCAD 300-400/ month

*Tuition Fees is excluding Ancillary Fees

Scholarship and Financial Aid

Number of Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries offered to the student to assist their educational costs. For first-year student’s application for a scholarship available in spring and summer. For In-program scholarship, Bursaries and awards will available during the fall semester.  

Scholarships

For Indigenous students

  • Four Directions Scholarship
  • Each Scholarship winner received CAD 1000

For International students

  • Ontario Global Edge Scholarship
  • Last date to submit the application for scholarship is November 1 for January semester
  • Students can avail External scholarship offered under CBIE

Awards

For Indigenous students

  • Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards (AYARA)
  • Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award
  • Husky Energy Aboriginal Education Awards
  • Students awarded CAD 1000 on receiving Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award

For International students

  • Four awards of CAD 1000 each is provided by The International Education Centre
  • Two awards of CAD 500 each is provided by Students Union of Confederation College Inc

Bursaries

For Indigenous students

  • Confederation College In-Program Bursaries
  • Ontario Aboriginal Student Bursary
  • Metis National of Ontario Bursary
  • Indspire Bursaries
  • The Ontario First Generation Bursary
  • Hyrdo One FNMI Bursary
  • The amount of The Ontario First Generation Bursary available ranges from CAD 1,000 to CAD 3,500

For International students

  • Raag – Rung Music Circle Bursary
  • Bursary of amount CAD 500 is provided

Work while you study

International students in Canada are eligible to work part-time during their studies and full-time during scheduled breaks.

On campus

Campus Employment Service provides part-time employment opportunities to full-time students.

Opportunities

  • Students Union
  • Labs
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Positions supporting academic program delivery

How to apply

To work in Canada student must have SIN

  • Students can apply for SIN (Social Insurance Number) in person at a Service Canada Office
  • They need to provide study permit and other documents while applying for SIN

Alumni Network

Following are some of the Benefits and services avail by confederation alumni:

  • CAA Membership
  • Manulife Financial – Life, Health and Dental Insurance
  • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex - group rates on home & auto insurance
  • Paterson Library
  • Fitness Centre
  • Career & Employment Services
  • Order Your Alumni Wearables
  • Special Events

Some of the notable alumni are listed below:

  • Trent Opaloch: Director of Photography, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, District 9
  • Georjann Morriseau: Former Chief, Fort William First Nation
  • Glenn Schiiler: Host of TSN’s That’s Hockey 2Nit
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Confederation College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population6500
DLI NumberO19376986752
Application Cost$71
Average Cost of Attendance$11,593 / Year

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTSCheck Detailed Score-5.5- -
Reading-6--
Writing-6--
Listening-6--
Speaking-6--
TOEFL-79- -

Attendance Cost

$11,593

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$11,593 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Single Room$5,100 / Year
Double Room$3,225 / Year
Meal Plan$3,225 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
Engineering ProgramsCanadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
Nursing ProgramsCanadian Association of Schools of Nursing
ProgramsHuman Resources Professionals Association of Ontario

College rating

based on 5 students ratings

8.4/10

9.4/10academic
8.4/10infrastructure
6.6/10placements
8.8/10faculty
8.6/10extracurricular
8.4/10accommodation

Reviews

T
Tintu babu, INDIA Ict solutions for small businesses
Confederation College
Current student , Batch : 2020
8.2
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

MY VIEWS ABOUT MY COLLEGE

After long research, I chose this college. One agency named Santa Monica helped me to get admission in Confederation college. After applied with fee was around $100 I got the offer letter. Then I paid tuition fees of around $ 16000. Confederation College is one of the best community colleges in Canada with long-time experience, excellent facilities, faculty and quality education.


Exams - 

I chose this program because this is a course which incorporates both technical as well as business education. So it will help me to work ether in technical companies and to start businesses. 22 students are in my batch IELTS is an en entrance exam to reach Canada. It is a test to show proficiency in English. My score is listening 7.5 speaking 6.5 reading 6.5 and writing 6.

9 /10
academic
8 /10
faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
7 /10
accomodation/food
7 /10
placement
9 /10
extracurricular
27, Jul 2019 read more
K
Kirandeep kaur, INDIA Ict
Confederation College
Current student , Batch : 2021
10
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

PERFECT COLLEGE

As per checking this is a good college with a good reputation and checking the courses m getting what I will need and moreover this is govt funded college. So these all make me choose that college. Checking social sites offers various other recreational activities. They provide green gym facility also.


Exams - 

IELTS as per requirement this exam is needed to be taken for this course as moving from other countries this course is mandatory so I have to take this exam and need to score sufficient minimum requirement as requested. As such, there is no other exam requested and in future I will be thinking of giving any other needed.

10 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
10 /10
infrastructure
10 /10
accomodation/food
10 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
23, Jul 2019 read more
D
Devin cha, CANADA Business marketing
Confederation College
Current student , Batch : 2021
9.3
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

NICE PLACE

I live in Thunder Bay, and it's a lot easier to stay at home with my mom, rather than going out of town & have to pay room and board as well on an expensive campus somewhere in probably southern Ontario. Everything at college is really nice. You have the scenery outside and walkways that are brand new. The classrooms are pretty decent, there are a few new buildings but I only have 1 class in them. Brand new gym.


Course Curriculum - 

So far it's going well, I have experience with entrepreneurship program & I have worked in the management industry for years. So everything that they're teaching and I'm learning I know a lot about it already.

10 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
8 /10
accomodation/food
9 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
29, Apr 2019 read more
C
Camille, CANADA Aviation flight management
Confederation College
Current student , Batch : 2020
8.3
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

FLIGHT STUDENT

It was cheaper than most other flight programs and has a very good reputation. Lots of good job opportunities after graduation. It is also shorter than most flight school, it is only 20 months. It also has good instructors.


Course Curriculum - 

Very varied and informative. Prepares you for the working world. Lots of hands-on classes like private pilot flying, commercial flying, cross country flying, winter survival, first aid, and egress training.

9 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
9 /10
accomodation/food
4 /10
placement
9 /10
extracurricular
28, Apr 2019 read more
T
Taylor, CANADA Developmental services worker
Confederation College
Current student , Batch : 2019
6
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

MY REVIEW

I opted for this particular college because I wanted to continue to live at home with my parents and not have to worry about moving out of town/moving all of my stuff. Also, it was more convenient to stay in my home town.


Course Curriculum - 

It is good and informative of all of the information that I need to be a successful developmental services worker in the future. I wish that we had more courses based on disability so that I felt more confident though.

9 /10
academic
6 /10
faculty
5 /10
infrastructure
8 /10
accomodation/food
3 /10
placement
5 /10
extracurricular
07, Mar 2019 read more
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1450 Nakina Drive, P.O. Box 398, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7C 4W1
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Bus Station

Confederation College0.03 Km
Golf Links & Fanshaw0.41 Km
Golf Links & Fanshaw0.43 Km
Sibley Residence0.52 Km
Golf Links & Harbour Xpress0.54 Km
Sibley Residence0.56 Km
Edward & James0.66 Km
Golf Links & Innovation0.73 Km
Amber & 1200s Block708.14 Km
Edward & James708.27 Km
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Book Store

Confederation College Bookstore0.07 Km
Value Village1.94 Km
Lakehead University Book Store2.02 Km
Toy Sense Thunder Bay2.11 Km
Hill City Comics & Cards4.88 Km

Pharmacy

Janzen's Home Health Care1.16 Km
DRUGStore Pharmacy1.63 Km
Safeway Pharmacy Arthur Street2.49 Km
Academy Medical Pharmacy2.52 Km
Oak Medical Arts - Academy Clinic2.53 Km
White Cedar Pharmacy2.54 Km
Shoppers Simply Pharmacy2.57 Km
Advantage Pharmacy3.5 Km
Janzen's Pharmacy Westfort Village4.3 Km
Shoppers Drug Mart5.05 Km
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Shopping Mall

McFrugals Discount Outlet1.31 Km
Northwood Park Plaza1.33 Km
McIntyre Centre1.66 Km
Intercity Shopping Centre1.84 Km
Lakehead Landing2.02 Km
Waterloo Plaza2.03 Km
The Canadian Wild Rice Mercantile2.21 Km
Centennial Square2.61 Km
Visit Fort William2.64 Km
Victoriaville Centre2.64 Km
Dr HS Fairley2.66 Km
Victoriaville Mall2.68 Km
Arthur Street Marketplace Walmart3.71 Km
County Fair Mall5.63 Km
Grandview Mall5.7 Km
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Restaurant

Woking Bird1.34 Km
Subway1.41 Km
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre3.01 Km
Wasabi Japanese Restaurant3.02 Km
Boston Pizza3.07 Km
Mr.Sub3.08 Km
Taco Time3.15 Km
Kangas Sauna3.68 Km
Valhalla Inn Hotel3.76 Km
The Growing Season4.17 Km
Bean Fiend Cafe4.2 Km
Hoito4.32 Km
The Sovereign Room5.06 Km
Oriental Garden5.52 Km
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Hospital

Primacy - Aurora Family Health Clinic1.6 Km
Liver Care Northwest2.04 Km
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre2.48 Km
Regional Joint Assessment Centre2.5 Km
Mountdale Clinic3.25 Km
Fairway Physiotherapy Clinic3.25 Km
Bay & Algoma Health Centre4.38 Km
St. Joseph's Care Group5.16 Km
St. Joseph's Hospital5.16 Km
Dr. Edwards5.44 Km
Elevate NWO5.53 Km
Rc hospital7.48 Km
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Airport

Helipad2.24 Km
Thunder Bay Flight Refueling5 Km

Super Market

Metro Thunder Bay2.87 Km
Westfort Foods Inc4.25 Km
Renco Foods4.27 Km
Squitti's Grocery4.29 Km
Asian Grocery Store Golden Flower4.68 Km

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