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Address: Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology,1400 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3A 3V8
Tel: +1-705-566-8101
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Located in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Cambrian College is a medium-sized college with more than 11,000 full- and part-time learners. Students enjoy the location, small class sizes, and friendly professors that make learning fun and personalized.

Established in 1967, Cambrian is one of 24 community colleges publicly funded by the government of Ontario. The College offers more than 80 full-time programs and grants diplomas, certificates, and graduate certificates. Cambrian collaborates with government, business, and industry professionals to ensure that every program is relevant and up-to-date, and that graduates have a competitive edge in the job market.

Campus life is vibrant and diverse and many international students call Cambrian their home away from home! The College hosts many cultural and artistic events, a varsity athletics program, concerts, exhibits, and offers leadership opportunities through student government roles.

Sudbury is the largest city in the region of northern Ontario. It is a major centre for education, shopping, government, the arts, and industry, yet it has a small-town feel and is a safe and friendly place to live, study, and work. The city has a population of 160,000 and has more than 300 lakes within its limits. Residents enjoy the vibrant culture, fresh air, and clean environment. Sudbury is located in a mineral-rich region and is world-renowned for its mining operations and expertise.

The Student Experience
As a Cambrian student, you’ll enjoy an authentic Canadian experience, with many opportunities to improve your cultural knowledge and your English skills inside and outside the classroom.

Cambrian International staff will help you through each step of the application process, and when you arrive on campus, they will help you succeed in your program. Staff members also organize trips and activities throughout the year to introduce students to uniquely Canadian experiences and locales.

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Academic Programs
Cambrian offers more than 80 full-time programs to consider.
Here is a short list, with some popular choices:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or English as a Second Language (ESL)
    (Accredited by Languages Canada; 6 intakes / year: January, March, May, July, September, November.)

Diploma Programs

  • Motive Power Technician – Service and Management
  • Dental Assisting
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Industrial Mechanical Millwright Technician
  • Energy System Technology
  • Mining Engineering Technology
  • Chemical Engineering Technology – Lab and Process Control
  • Computer Systems Technology
    (Cambrian College is the only college among 24 public colleges in Ontario as a recognized Cisco Networking Academy as well as a Microsoft Networking Academy.)

Graduate Certificates

  • IT Business Analysis
  • International Business Management
  • Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment
  • Public Relations
  • Organization Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Tuition fees vary by program, but here are some approximate costs:
English as a Second Language – $10,800
Diploma programs – $12,000
Graduate programs – $15,000
Find up-to-date tuition fee information for each program here.

Students may be able to earn a diploma at Cambrian in less time through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition if they have applicable previous post-secondary education, training, or military service.

Cambrian College graduates may also take advantage of more than 180 pathways to a university degree.

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Scholarships and Bursaries
Every year, more than $375,000 in scholarships and bursaries is awarded to Cambrian students to support their studies. International students may also benefit from additional scholarships and bursaries valued at $50,000 annually.

Services at Cambrian College

Students have access to many campus services to support academic and personal needs.

  • 24-hour campus security
  • Library and computer laboratories
  • Free Tutoring
  • Career counseling and job search assistance for students and graduates
  • Medical and dental services
  • Athletic Centre
  • Meal plans
  • Student Government


International students may choose to live on or off-campus to experience Sudbury and Canadian culture every day. Expect to pay between $500 and $850 per month for your accommodations.

On-Campus Residence

Cambrian offers townhouse and apartment-style shared accommodations complete with furnishings, high-speed Internet, cable, appliances, laundry facilities, 24-hour security, and a high-energy residence life team who will help ensure your transition to Cambrian is a smooth one. Visit for photos and information.

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