Northeastern Ontario is home to five colleges—Canadore College, Northern College, Cambrian College, Sault College, and Collège Boréal—and four universities—Laurentian University, Algoma University, Nipissing University and Université de Hearst. Each region has four school boards serving English public schools, English separate (Roman Catholic) schools, French public and French separate schools. Your children start in junior kindergarten at age four and continue through elementary, middle and high school to Grade 12 (age 17 or 18.) There is no cost for schooling through Grade 12. Once students continue to college or university there are annual tuition fees.

For more information on schools, visit these websites for school boards in Northeastern Ontario: Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes Rivières; District School Board Ontario North East; Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario; Northeastern Catholic District School Board; Algoma District School Board;  Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board; Conseil scolaire de district catholique Franco-Nord; Conseil scolaire de district du Nord-Est de l’Ontario; Near North District School Board; Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board; Rainbow District School Board; and the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. 

Adult Education

If your academic credentials need to be evaluated for use in Canada, get in touch with World Education Services (WES). Sometimes, you may need additional courses or a bridging program to meet the standard required in Canada. Those wishing to pursue their academic studies in Canada can check Ontario colleges and universities information and then visit the regional colleges and universities’ websites listed in this section. Information on working in the skilled trades in Ontario can be found here.

International Students

The number of international students is growing in Northeastern Ontario colleges and universities. If you are considering coming to Ontario as an international student, you may want to visit the following website pages for international students at Northeastern Ontario colleges and universities  Canadore College; Northern College; Cambrian College; Sault College; Collège Boréal; Laurentian University; Algoma University; and Nipissing University.

Language Training

To succeed in your job search you may have to improve your English or French. The immigrant settlement services office nearest you will have information on your options for learning one of our official languages: North Bay & District Multicultural Centre; Timmins & District Multicultural Centre; YMCA of Sudbury Newcomer Services; LINC Sudbury, Sudbury Multicultural & Folk Arts Association; Sault Community Career Centre.

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119 Pine Street South, Suite 10
Timmins, ON P4N 2K3

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100 Main Street East
North Bay, ON P1B 1A8

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