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.
Aakash says I'm the first in my family to move up to the Canada, as well as in the side of north.
Aakash looking at the camera
Aakash says So, they're all worried about me at the first time, but once everything is settled out, I told my parents that nothing to be worried about, that everything is good here. Got job and I start my schooling, and we have a couple of community or Indian community who are here, so they are really helping in nature.
Aakash walks into the Northern College building and walks through the halls of the building.
Aakash says I search on Google how about this program.
Aakash is driving he pulls up to a lookout overlooking the lake and take a moment to look at the lake.
Aakash says What's the different colleges who offer this same program? And, I pretty much used the Kirkland Lake Northern College, because it's up to the North, and I want to see real Canadian, and I want to feel the real Canadian culture.
Aakash is looking at the camera
Aakash says If you go in any management corner around here in Northern College, they are ready, they to help you at any time.
Aakash and his professor are talking and explaining things to each other
Aakash says Richard Kallio is my coordinator. He's really helpful in nature and, all the professors is like, excellent. Like, people is awesome here.
Aakash and a friend are walking through the halls of the school
Aakash says There is lots of opportunity in a small town.
Aakash looking at the camera
Aakash says If you know the community and if you know the right person, you don't find any difficulty and you're going to enjoy the real, real Canadian life.
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On screen text Can you describe Northeastern Ontario in one word?
Aakash is looking at the camera, then one after the other people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds say their answer to the camera
Aakash says Education
Male 3 says Beautiful
Female 1 says Success
Female 2 Speaks in her native language
Male 4 says Opportunity
Male 5 Speaks in his native language
Male 6 says Prosperity and then laughs
On screen text reads Your Gateway to the Goodlife is Here. Breathe in a Fresh New Life in Northeastern Ontario.
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.
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.
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.