Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Founded 1967 | North Bay, ON

Canadore College offers degree, diploma, certificate, apprenticeship and academic upgrading programs in aviation studies, business management, Indigenous studies, trades and technology, and biotechnology and environmental studies. The college recently launched a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The school has three campuses in North Bay and one in Parry Sound. Three apartment-style residences are available near North Bay’s College Drive campus. 

In 2018, Canadore opened the Village, a spacious facility that focuses on the integration of Indigenous, Eastern and Western healing and wellness practices. It acts as a model for intergenerational living, combining community and senior care with teaching, skills training and applied research. 

Indigenous students make up 15 per cent of the student population. Among the school’s resources for Indigenous students is the First Peoples’ Centre, which has a design inspired by natural elements and the teachings of the medicine wheel. 

Canadore offers specialized facilities for media studies, including a post-production centre that features a mix stage, a colour correction room and dialogue replacement equipment. A new genomics laboratory has state-of-the-art technology, including two DNA sequencers for research in areas such as addictions and disease prevention. 

Popular Programs

• Business

• Early Childhood Education

• Practical Nursing

• Aircraft Maintenance

• Game Design and Development

School Size



• Degree $7,870

• Diploma $4,011-$10,797

• Certificate $4,011-$4,761 |

• Post-Grad $4,011-$6,960

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Recording Engineering—Music Production: Students gain the technical knowledge and skill to be a professional audio engineer. They learn the basics of acoustics, signal flow, automation, recording and mixing techniques.

• Post-Production: Students learn advanced processes including advanced video editing, audio mixing, ADR and colour grading. They gain hands-on experience through industry partners and the movies and television series that are filmed in the local region.

• Functional Genomics and Clinical Consultation: This program integrates both molecular and cellular-based strategies to study the structure, function and regulation of an individual’s genomic legacy. The school’s new genomics laboratory is equipped with some of the most cutting-edge technology in Canada, including four DNA sequencers that provide the capacity for research in areas such as pharmacology, addictions and disease prevention.