With an enrollment of over 7,000 full- and part-time students combined, Nipissing University and Canadore College are among North Bay’s largest employers.
The City is also serviced by a range of private colleges, training institutions, vocational schools, and four primary and secondary school boards.
Nipissing University and Canadore College, co-located with main campus facilities on a pristine 700 acre/283 ha site on the escarpment, are leading economic engines for North Bay and region. Their estimated economic impact on the community is nearly $300 million annually.
This relationship is entirely unique in the Canadian post-secondary sector and works to strengthen each institution respectively. While the two schools remain clearly independent and maintain different mandates, they share numerous resources including a library, cafeteria, gymnasium, and security and health care services.
In addition to providing education to today’s youth, the four school boards in North Bay offer continuing education services to the area’s adult population. Private training institutions such as the English for International Communication Institute and CTS Canadian Career College offer courses in a number of different disciplines including business, English as a second language, trades, and transportation.
The educational service industries is one of North Bay's largest employers, accounting for over 9% of total employment.
North Bay is a diverse community that offers a perfect blend of opportunity and easy living. With a population of approximately 51,553 and a trading area of 112,000, North Bay offers economic advantages with easy access to larger Canadian and U.S. markets.