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Confederation College Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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:


  • 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


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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

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.


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


  • 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

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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:

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

Additional Facilities

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


  • 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.


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
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:

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.  


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


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


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.


  • 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


Bachelor of Science in Nursing [B.S.N]$ 17,8994 YEARSTOEFL 88 IELTS 6.5
Diploma Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technician$ 13,3602 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.5
Advanced Diploma Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology$ 13,3603 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.5
Advanced Diploma Aviation - Flight Management$ 12,83530 MONTHSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.5
Diploma Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance$ 15,0972 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.5
Diploma Digital Media Production$ 13,4982 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Diploma Business - Accounting$ 11,5932 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Diploma Business - Human Resources$ 11,593 2 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Diploma Business - Marketing$ 11,593 2 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Advanced Diploma Business Administration - Accounting$ 11,593 2 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Advanced Diploma Business Administration - Human Resources$ 11,5933 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Advanced Diploma Business Administration - Marketing$ 11,5933 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Advanced Diploma Child and Youth Care$ 11,6233 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Advanced Diploma Child and Youth Care (Accelerated)$ 11,6233 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Advanced Diploma Civil Engineering Technician$ 11,6412 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.5
Diploma Culinary Management$ 11,5932 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Certificate Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)$ 13,2131 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.5
Advanced Diploma Dental Hygiene$ 15,8673 YEARSTOEFL 80IELTS 6.5
Diploma Developmental Services Worker$ 11,5932 YEARSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0
Diploma Developmental Services Worker (Accelerated)$ 11,5939 MONTHSTOEFL 61IELTS 6.0

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