Cambrian college
Cambrian college

Cambrian College

Public college in Sudbury, Ontario

Since its founding in 1967, Cambrian College has held the top position among post-secondary institutions in Northern Ontario. When Ontario’s college system was established, Cambrian College was established as a technical school. It was initially founded on university campuses in Sudbury, North Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie.

Cambrian had been a bilingual institution up until 1995, offering courses in both French and English. The French curriculum was transferred to Collège Boréal in the same year. This university is the largest in Northern Ontario. It has more than 4,100 full-time students and provides 80 regular programs that meet people’s needs in terms of education and work.

With a population of 161,531, Sudbury is the largest municipality, cultural, economic, and entertainment hub of Northern Ontario. Cambrian provides for all of the needs of the students, whether they are looking for a student organization to join or consulting a healthcare provider. Over 4100 students are enrolled in 80 full-time programs at Cambrian College, and over 7000 are enrolled in approximately 900 part-time programs across its three Northern Ontario campuses in Little Current—Manitoulin Island, Espanola, and Sudbury. The college has a vibrant student body of over 11,000 total. In the 2018 fiscal year, Cambrian secured $3.2 million in research income. Comparing this to the research income recorded for the 2017 fiscal year, there has been an increase of 73%.


Cambrian College Ranking

Cambrian College is ranked 22 on the list of the top 50 research colleges in Canada. It also holds the #3 position out of 182 colleges and universities worldwide for student satisfaction with their learning experiences, according to the International Student Barometer (ISB). 

According to the QS World Ranking, Cambrian College will be ranked 1425 globally in 2022. According to another popular ranking body, US News & World Report, Cambrian College is ranked 159 in Canada for the year 2022. According to Times Higher Education, this college is ranked #1325 in 2022.


Location and Campus

Cambrian College has been the leading post-secondary institution in Northern Ontario with its main campus in Greater Sudbury, and satellite centers in Espanola and Little Current.


Main Campus

Manitoulin Campus

Espanola Campus

Benefits of Studying in Canada

  • Cambrian college offers a wide range of diploma and postgraduate programs in Business, Hospitality, Information Technology, Law, Community Services, Health, Engineering and Environment fields
  • At Cambrian, students from SDS (Student’s direct scheme) countries with IELTS score of overall 6.0 with not less than 5.5 in writing can apply for diploma programs
  • Cambrian college also has campuses in Greater Toronto Area (Toronto and Brampton)
  • The Sudbury campus falls under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program, that will lead students to better PR opportunities. 

Official Website: 

Application fees

The application fees for undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and diploma programs at Cambrian College is $95 and is non-refundable. This application cost must be paid for admissions together with the completed application.  Also keep in mind that acceptance is not guaranteed by paying the application fee.


Academic Fees

An average tuition fee for Cambrian College per semester is CAD $6,500. You can find the UG, PG and diploma program fees below.

(Note: Fees are estimated and subject to change according to the intake and program.)


Programs Offered

Students from all over the world who want to expand their knowledge in their area of interest might choose Cambrian College as an ideal location for their next academic adventure.

The institution provides a range of courses in subjects like:


Business Administration

Business Accounting

International Business Administration



Arts and Culture


After completing their course, students receive certificates, diplomas, or degrees that are recognized by the state.


Follow us on Instagram Facebook Twitter Youtube Linked In and never miss on any update.