North Bay is the proud home of Nipissing University and Canadore College, several private colleges, training institutions, vocational schools, and four school boards. With a wide range of educational institutions and programs, students have the opportunity to begin learning in junior kindergarten and complete their studies with a masters degree, without ever leaving North Bay.
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|High school diploma or equivalent||27|
|Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma||8|
|College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma||28|
|University certificate or diploma below bachelor level||2|
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Several post-secondary institutions are located in North Bay and offer full-time and part-time programs. The scope of programs offered ranges from arts, sciences, humanities, technology, business, apprenticeships, adult learning, and more.
Situated on a beautiful 720-acre campus, Nipissing University is ranked #1 among students by Maclean’s Magazine. Nipissing University has a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science, and professional programs. Students will find themselves in a high quality academic environment that is student-focused and based on personal teaching practices, innovative approaches to learning, and a growing research culture.
Canadore College is the fastest growing college in Ontario and has three easily accessible North Bay campuses, which include the Aerospace Centre located at Jack Garland Airport, the technical/trades campus at Commerce Court, and the arts and science campus at the Education Centre. The Education Centre, co-located with Nipissing University, resides on a pristine 720-acre site on the escarpment. Canadore College offers small classes focusing on key academic sectors.
The only French-language college in Northern Ontario, Collège Boréal offers the large Francophone population of Ontario a chance to further their education in their first language. It offers a wide range of programs, services, and products which prepare students to integrate into a bilingual labour market. The college also offers French as a Second Language courses to meet the needs of the English speaking population.
CTS Canadian Career College offers accelerated, practical programs leading to specific careers in areas such as health, business, technology, and law.
Contact North’s access Centre is co-located within Canadore College-Commerce Court and offers distance education technologies such as audioconferencing, videoconferencing, web conferencing, computer workstations and high-speed Internet allowing students to connect to their programs and courses.
Modern College of Hairstyling & Esthetics is a registered private career college that has been educating the beauty industry since 1955.
North Bay is home to four school boards that include English and French Public and Catholic Boards.
North Bay has several private educational institutions. They include:
Montessori Learning Centre offers full time, part time as well as before and after school programs to suit individual needs.
Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program offers tutoring services to help children achieve success.
Students of Oxford Learning participate in a personalized learning experience that engages and fires them up for a lifetime of learning.
The North Bay Literacy Council is an organization of volunteers that helps individuals improve their reading, writing and math skills - each according to need.
Tutor Doctor specializes in affordable 1 on 1 in-home tutoring for all grades and subjects. They offer free consultations and guarantee their teacher-student matches.
English for International Communication Institute (EICI) is comprised of a group of highly skilled instructors dedicated to teaching communicative competence in North American English.