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Confederation College; Everything About the College  

Confederation College is a public college, a provincially funded college of applied arts and technology in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The institution has campuses in Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa.

The college has a proven track record of delivering exceptional education and training to an average of 6,500 full and part-time students every year, including over 1,445 international students from more than 25 countries. Confederation College serves an area of approximately 550,000 square kilometers. It has a total number of 412 teaching faculties and 205 non-teaching faculties. 

Brief history 

Confederation College was established as a trade school in 1967, during the formation of Ontario’s college system. Air Vice Marshal (ret.) Douglas Bradshaw was the first president of the college from March 6, 1967 to 1974. His vision of an aviation program on the north was implemented in the College’s Aviation Centre of Excellence

Campus and residence (local and international) 

Dryden campus located in Dryden, Ontario; Greenstone campus located in Longlac, Ontario; Lake of the Woods campus located in Kenora, Ontario; Northshore campus located in Marathon, Ontario; Rainy River District campus located in Fort Frances, Ontario; Red Lake campus located in Red Lake, Ontario; Sioux Lookout campus and Wawa campus located in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. 

Confederation College has a variety of off-campus rental housing options like the Spruce and Cedar Residence which offers fully furnished units, laundry facilities and a full equipped common kitchen. Sibley Hall Residence is also a home to about 229 students every year. The residence has recently been renovated and is safe, community-oriented residence with five room style options. 


QS World Ranking in 2022 ranked Confederation College 1438 globally. According to another popular ranking body US News & World Report, the college is ranked 172 in Canada for the year 2022. Per the records of Times Higher Education, Confederation College in 2022 geared #1338 ranking. 


Confederation College offers a full range of programs and education services throughout the region, which includes over 60 full-time post-secondary programs, as well as part-time credit and non-credit courses, specialty programs for business and industry, pre-employment and skill training programs, apprenticeship programs and cooperative/ workplace training programs. 

The college every year has approximately 3,400 full-time post-secondary students, 370 apprentices, 550 adult training students and 4,205 part0time post-secondary students and many thousand students accessing continuing education courses. 

Admission requirements 

The minimum admission requirement of Confederation College for most-secondary programs is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum of a Grade 12 College or University level English and with a minimum of 2 senior credits at the college/university or university preparation level. 

Applicant should note that some programs have additional admission requirements. Kindly refer to the individual program website for program specific admission requirements, or contact the admission department at

The minimum English proficiency requirement for post-secondary programs are: 

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Program (except health care and aviation programs): 

  • Academic IELTS: 60 
  • TOEFL IBT: 79 
  • PTE-A: 54 
  • Duolingo: 105
  • CAEL: 60 
  • EAP: 65% in LA 550 and 60% in CS/GE 

Aviation, Health Care, Accelerated and all Post-Graduate Certificate Programs: 

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL IBT: 88
  • PTE-A: 60 
  • Duolingo: 125
  • CAEL: 70 
  • EAP: 75% in LA 550 and 70% in CS/GE 

Be informed that Dental Hygiene, Practical Nursing and Bachelor of Science in nursing (BScN) requires minimum speaking band of 6.5 or Duolingo 125 in Conversation and Production. 

Basically, admission requirement of Confederation College are consolidated marksheet, experience certificate(for some cases), salary slip (for some cases), salary account bank statement (for some cases), appointment letter (for some cases), 12th Docs, 10th Docs, birth certificate, backlog summary (for some cases), passport first page, application form, essay or writing sample, letter of recommendation, resume, official score reports of TOEFL, official score reports of PTE, letter from Bank stating funds available for study, affidavit of financial support i.e. letter signed from sponsor or parent, transcript and mark sheets from college or university, certificate of extracurricular activities, SOP for Canada and official score reports of IELTS. 

Acceptance rate 

Having highly trained, approachable instructors and a dynamic learning environment, Confederation College acceptance rate is 80%. The college enrolls about 6,500 full and part-time including international students each year. 

Notable alumni 

Confederation College has a total number of 20801 alumni. Some of the prominent alumni of the college are Cinematographer, Trent Opaloch; Canadian Playwright, Norm Foster; Politician Rob Wolvin, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly, Lenox Shuman, among others. 

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