Confederation College, THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO

    Thunder Bay, OntarioLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1967established year

    Confederation College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    With nine campuses located around northwestern Ontario, the Confederation College comprises 6500 (which includes 1250 international and 523 southern Ontario learners) students. As affiliated with ACCC, CCAA, CSA, CBIE, CUP, and Negahneewin College, the college is one of the renowned higher education institutes of Canada that promises 90% employer satisfaction from the graduates and college alumni. The main campus of Confederation College is located in Thunder Bay.

    Being right in the middle, the campus is expanded on 130 acres of greenery land. In addition to that, there are eight regional campuses of the college located in the communities of Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Geraldton, Red Lake, Marathon, Wawa, and Sioux Lookout.

    Within 11 fields of study, the college provides 58 full-time programs, 28 distance education programs, 29 part-time programs, and 31 online programs. Including more than 1400 international students (representing around 25 nations) every year, the college accepts IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores for international admissions who apply to Study in Canada.


    The following representation summarizes the college’s rankings, category wise for 2020. Webometrics has ranked the Confederation College after categorizing the ranks in three – National Rankings, Continental Rankings, and Worldwide Rankings.

    World Ranking #9877
    Country Ranking #154
    Continental Ranking #2544
    • The college has been ranked #8232 in its Presence.
    • It has ranked #8093 in its Impact Ranking.
    • It has been ranked #5819 in Openness.
    • It is ranked #6626 in Excellence.
    • 93.8% in Employer Satisfaction.
    • 87.9% Graduation Employment Rate (within 6 months of graduation)
    • 93% agree that Confederation College is a trusted institution.
    • 97% agree that Confederation College is a crucial part of the community.
    • Earned a 77.4% Student Satisfaction rate.
    • 83% Graduate Satisfaction rate.


    College Type Public College
    Campus Location Northwestern Ontario
    Affiliations ACCC, CCAA, CSA, CBIE, CUP, Negahneewin College
    Courses Offered Bachelors, Masters, and Certificate courses.
    Worldwide Colleges Ranking #8789
    Campus Widespread 130 Acres
    Mode of Programs Full time/Part-time/Distance/Online Courses
    Financial Aids Offered as grants and scholarships
    Official website
    Affordability (fee) 3254 CAD (Domestic), 12995 CAD (International)

    Campus, and Accommodation

    • The confederation college is known for its nine campuses. Out of which the heart of the college, the thunder bay campus is spread across 130 acres of park-like property.
    • Shuniah building, Dorion building, McIntyre building, and Aviation Centre of Excellence are some eye-catchers from the thunder bay campus.
    • Being the hub to four major buildings (Shuniah, Dorion, McIntyre, and Neebing), the campus provides apartment-style student residences in Spruce and Cedar houses.
    • The famous Thunder Bay Art Gallery is located right on the main campus. Additionally, the Sibley hall provides dorm-style residence houses to the students.
    • The college’s school of aviation facility is located at the Thunder Bay International Airport, known as Aviation Centre of Excellence.
    • The other eight (Dryden campus, Greenstone campus, Lake of the Woods campus, Northshore campus, Rainy River District campus, Red Lake campus, Wawa campus, and Sioux Lookout) are providing a vast category of programs.
    • Catering in courses like business, community services, engineering technology, health & hospitality, and preparatory programs, the other eight campuses are located in the city of Ontario.
    • The confederation college provides on-campus job opportunities to the full-time students in front of funded and non-funded positions.

    Housing facilities/Residence

    • The Confederation College provides various types of rooms, a vast number of amenities, a comfortable environment, and weekly social events at the residence.
    • City-wide transit service is directly available on the campus. This enables students to travel in a hassle-free environment.
    • The residence is provided in the Spruce and Cedar houses. They are four-floored, 3.5 story buildings with apartment-style rooms.
    • These apartments hold four-bedrooms, with a common kitchen and one living room. LCD flat-screen, internet access, cable access, and services like suite laundry are also provided.
    • Two kinds of room options (open single, and open double) are offered by the Sibley hall. A single bed, desk with a well-lit work area, digital cable, internet access, closet, microwave, bar-sized refrigerator, tub/shower, toilet, and sink are included in both rooms.
    • Residence in Spruce & Cedar costs around 8,200 CAD (annually) to full-time students. This includes a completely furnished unit, essential utilities, and amenities.
    • Whereas, residence at Sibley hall costs around 3,400 CAD (open single) and 2,170 CAD (open double) for a semester to the full-time students.


    Confederation College provides a range of courses for international students including nearly 65 full-time programs in 11 segments of the study. Apart from this, distance learning, online courses, part-time courses, and continuing courses are also offered by the college.

    • Summarizing the courses, there are nearly 28 part-time, 29 distance learning, 31 online, and more than 35 continuing courses.
    • Around 165 courses and programs are available to international students. Moreover, the apprenticeship training program allows the student to practice among more than 130 skilled occupations.
    • Addictions & Mental Health, Autism & Behavioral Sciences, Diabetes Education, Human Resource Management, Library & Information, and Technician & Office Administration are the distance courses offered for learning through a 24/7 online learning platform
    • Stand-alone courses present in the Summer, Fall & Winter Academy can be applied for one or more programs by the students.

    Confederation College Application Process

    How to apply?

    Confederation College admissions and its related procedures differ in terms of Canadian applicants and international applicants.

    Application Portal: The application portal is different for Domestic and International students. The international students have to apply only on Confederation College International Application portal.

    Application fee: 95 CAD (non-refundable)

    Regular Decision deadline: February 1

    Basic Admission Requirements

    Required Things and Supporting Documents

    • Academic Documentation & Transcripts
    • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (IELTS, TOEFL)
    • Study permit (student authorization)
    • Scores of Entrance Exams to study in Canada.
    • Passport copy
    • Letters of recommendation

    Confederation College Cost of Attendance

    The tuition fee for the College varies between the scale of 7,000 CAD to 22,000 CAD. The slab of tuition fee depends on the type of course and program. The total annual tuition fee for a program is the sum of fall and winter semester fees. The following tabular represents five programs and their semester-wise tuition fee.

    Program Fall (CAD) Winter (CAD) Total (CAD)
    Business – Accounting 8,336 7,554 15,890
    Computer – Programmer 8,482 7,700 16,182
    Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance 10,287 10,877 21,164
    Pre-technology – Trades 8,336 7,554 15,890
    Recreation Therapy 8,356 7,574 15,930

    Additional Expenses:

    These expenses include the cost of Living in Canada while studying at Confederation College. The cost is mentioned on an annual basis.

    Expenses Cost
    College service fees 541 CAD
    Health Plan 489 CAD
    Municipal fee 75 CAD
    Universal Bus pass 184 CAD
    Other program Fee* 325-7,865 CAD

    *Other program fees include the cost of book supplies, uniform, exam fees, etc. It varies according to the course.

    NOTE: Each program’s or course’s cost of attendance varies on the scale between 7,000 CAD to 22,000 CAD based on its type and field.

    Scholarships/Financial Aids

    • The International Education Centre distributes various awards, bursaries and scholarships in Canada for international students
    • Nearly 5 scholarships, awards or bursaries are available specifically for international students of Confederation College, Canada.
    • The International Students Excellence awards are given to students who prove their potential in academic fields. Three students are awarded by this, where 2,500 CAD is given to each.
    • There are eight available awards for international students which are named as the Awards of Merit. Here, 1,000 CAD awards (each) are given to eight students attaining merit.
    • Sixty awards for 500 CAD (each) are given to students with considerable academic competency. These awards are known as the International Student Awards.
    • Two International Student Awards by Student Union Award of Confederation College Inc (500 CAD each) are given by the college.
    • In addition to specific international student awards, the college also offers various scholarships and awards that are available for every kind of eligible student (International or Domestic).

    Alumni Network

    Confederation College provides a wide range of benefits to its alumni. Being a part of the college, the alumni receive support and advantages from:

    • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
    • CAA Membership
    • Manulife Financial
    • Peterson Library Commons
    • SUCCI wellness center
    • Career & Employment Service

    In addition to this, the alumni also receive preferred hotel rates and entries for special events. The notable famous alumni are one of the major reasons for Confederation College to reach the slab of positive popularity. The following are some famous alumni who graduated from college:

    • Trent Opaloch (Cinematographer)
    • Norm Foster (Canadian Playwright)
    • Tony Martin (Former member of the House of Commons, Canada)
    • Rob Wolwin (Politician)

    There are numerous such famous notable alumni from the university which aren’t stated above.


    The Confederation College provides many placement opportunities to its students via online portals, coaches, and documentations uploaded on the student portals. Special knowledge of employability skills is provided to the student to enhance the probability of getting a considerable placement. The college helps the student to join with Employment Ontario where employers meet students and create career growth opportunities.

    Here are some of the companies and organizations that hire graduates from Confederation College:

    • Bayshore Home Health Care Solutions
    • BISNO - Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario
    • Broken Arrow Residential Treatment Services
    • Canadian Pacific
    • City of Thunder Bay Recruitment & Support Services
    • Colliers Project Leaders
    • Digital Engineering Inc.
    • Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
    • Done-Rite Tire & Auto
    • DST Consulting Engineers Inc.
    • Eco Canada
    • Equipment World Inc.
    • Fun-Tastic Castles
    • Grant Thornton LLP
    • Greenwich Windfarm
    • Hatch Corporation
    • IG Wealth Management
    • Jones and Associates
    • Lakehead Public Schools
    • LH North
    • Mag Aerospace
    • Metis Nation of Ontario
    • Ministry of the Solicitor General - Correctional Services Recruitment Unit

    Ontario Workinfonet (OnWin) is a web-based resource that assists the people to qualify the information according to their job search. The career coach in the Thunder Bay campus leads the students to take a survey and learn about creating employment opportunities for themselves. The platform called Typefocus helps college students to find work according to their interests, personality, and areas of study.

    Career Cruising is a resource exclusively for the students to take the right path when they are applying for their future careers. The employer satisfaction is 93.8%.

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    Confederation College Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $10,195 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency

    Attendance Cost


    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
    $10,195 / Year
    On Campus
    Single Room
    $5,100 / Year
    Double Room
    $3,225 / Year
    Meal Plan
    $3,225 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Engineering Programs
    Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
    Nursing Programs
    Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
    Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario

    College Rating

    Based on 10 Students Rating

    8.0 out of 10
    8.7/10Social Life


    8.0 /10

    I was looking for a college where they provide full time diploma course in Forestry and after a good amount of research and inquiry over the internet, I found this college and decided to opt for it. I applied from the college portal and paid an amount of $100 for the application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    Topics such as tree breeding, soil conversation, methods of conservation and preservation were taught. Tree identification was also taught.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    5.5 /10

    This college was one of the best colleges that actually provide education and the course I was looking for was only here.

    Course Curriculum :

    Most of the course syllabus was updates and a little was basic. It was ofcourse relevant to my studies but the business and marketing part was not my field.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    5 /10 placement
    6.3 /10

    This college was offering me a 2 years course. Also, it looked comparatively easy and I wasn't wrong. Also, Canada is more towards health and safety of its people, so it was nevertheless never a wrong decision.

    Course Curriculum :

    Course curriculum is a little outdated. I would recommend everyone to stay on top of their game and be active for the new information. Challenge the knowledge and that's how you gain more.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    8.3 /10

    I chose this college because of the various programs offered

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum is thorough and also professors are helpfull

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10.0 /10

    Since my school days, I had wanted to pursue my higher studies in North America as the quality of education there is really high. I was particularly interested in Canada as my family has friends there. I had applied to this college as I was studying abroad for the first time and wanted to begin in a smaller college so that I could acquaint myself with the education standards here, before pursuing higher studies in Canada. I had completed my application on the online portal and had paid an application fee of around $90. I had submitted all my high school transcripts and a copy of my passport.

    Course Curriculum :

    Our course was extremely well designed and had all the components of contemporary marketing strategies used by businesses. We learned really interesting things such as , industrial sales and how to actually carry out advertising & promotion for the products and services of a company.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    1450 Nakina Drive, P.O. Box 398, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7C 4W1

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Pharmacy
    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Hospital
    • Airport
    • Super Market

    Bus Station

    Confederation College0.03 km
    Golf Links & Fanshaw0.41 km
    Golf Links & Fanshaw0.43 km
    Sibley Residence0.52 km
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    Janzen's Home Health Care1.16 km
    DRUGStore Pharmacy1.63 km
    Safeway Pharmacy Arthur Street2.49 km
    Academy Medical Pharmacy2.52 km
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    Woking Bird1.34 km
    Subway1.41 km
    Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre3.01 km
    Wasabi Japanese Restaurant3.02 km
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    Helipad2.24 km
    Thunder Bay Flight Refueling5.00 km

    Book Store

    Confederation College Bookstore0.07 km
    Value Village1.94 km
    Lakehead University Book Store2.02 km
    Toy Sense Thunder Bay2.11 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
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    Primacy - Aurora Family Health Clinic1.60 km
    Liver Care Northwest2.04 km
    Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre2.48 km
    Regional Joint Assessment Centre2.50 km
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    Super Market

    Metro Thunder Bay2.87 km
    Westfort Foods Inc4.25 km
    Renco Foods4.27 km
    Squitti's Grocery4.29 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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