We are more than just another post-secondary institution; we’re a culturally diverse, close-knit community of individuals, delivering exceptional education and training to an average of 7,800 combined full and part-time students per year.

With highly-trained instructors, smaller class sizes and a dynamic learning environment, we offer practical, hands-on programs and courses that will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed.

Drone aerial photo of Thunder Bay Main Campus Shuniah Building at sunset with Sleeping Giant & Lake Superior in background
Drone aerial photo of Thunder Bay Main Campus looking south toward McIntyre Building with Mount MacKay in background
photo - Confederation College Aviation Centre of Excellence at Thunder Bay International Airport
photo -  Confederation College Aviation Centre of Excellence at Thunder Bay International Airport
aerial photo - Pie Island and Sleeping Giant in Lake Superior, fall colours
photo - Shuniah Building - Thunder Bay Campus
photo - main Shuniah Building - Thunder Bay campus - REACH facility
photo - student residence with Canada Geese
photo - McIntyre - Technology Building - Thunder Bay Campus
photo - Student Residence by river - in morning fog

Our main campus is situated on 130 acres of park-like property located right in the heart of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Our campus has beautifully treed grounds, a shallow, twisting river and a network of walking paths.

We also boast a state-of-the-art Aviation Centre of Excellence facility, located at the Thunder Bay International Airport. This 59,000 square feet facility is comprised of two large hangers, classrooms, shops and labs for three aviation programs.

Along with our main campus in Thunder Bay, we also have eight regional campuses located across northwestern Ontario, in the communities of Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Geraldton, Marathon, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout and Wawa.

We have been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967, by meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of 550,000 square kilometres - that’s about the size of France!

Why Confederation College?

  • 7,846 students including 3,400 full-time and 468 international
  • Nine campuses located across northwestern Ontario
  • Over 60+ full-time programs in 11 areas of study
  • Leader in the “It’s About Respect” campaign that promotes respect of all people and celebrates diversity (this program has been adopted by many organizations including the City of Thunder Bay)
  • First college in Ontario to have a comprehensive student mental health and well-being strategy.
  • Awards approximately $150,000-$200,000 in entrance awards to first-year students.
  • 89% of students found employment within six months of graduation (Survey of 2013/14 graduates)
  • $411.2 million in direct economic benefit to northwestern Ontario (Economic Impact Survey 2013)
  • Significant Indigenous population with specialized services and programs geared toward Indigenous students
  • Launched the dreams of many alumni including Trent Opaloch (Director of Photography, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, District 9), Georjann Morriseau (former Chief, Fort William First Nation), and Glenn Schiiler (host of TSN’s That’s Hockey 2Nite)