About Northern

Northern College offers career-enhancing education in the great and vast wilderness of Northern Ontario, with on-site, distance, and hybrid education options for those looking for flexible and impactful online learning opportunities.

No matter your goals, Northern College provides accessible education options and services to support the needs of a diverse set of learners with both full-time and part-time study, online or in-person studies, and a variety of program durations that give learners the skills, knowledge, and connections for a successful and fulfilling career in the ever-changing world we live in.

Our post-secondary programs equip learners with the education and skills required for careers in the fields of Business and Office Administration, Community Services, Engineering Technology and Trades, Health Sciences and Emergency Services, Veterinary Sciences, and Welding Engineering Technology.

We also provide corporate and industry training opportunities, as well as customized training courses and general interest skills learning through Northern Training Division.

Post-secondary preparation programs, including free Academic Upgrading, and no-cost Community Employment Services are also available to help learners and job seekers of all backgrounds and skill levels find work.

Northern College has four campuses located throughout Northeastern Ontario in Timmins, Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, and Moosonee.


Empowerment through learning to build a better world.


Building community across the North through partnerships and excellence in education.


Proud to be North. Proud to be Northern.

Strategic Directions

  • Indigenous Education and Empowerment,
  • Innovative Approaches to Access, and
  • Invigorating Northern Experience.

Read more about our commitments in our Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 [PDF, 3 MB]

Indigenous Statement of Commitment

In aspiring to become the college of choice for Indigenous learners, we shall act upon the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Indigenous Education Protocols developed by Colleges and Institutes Canada; and we shall conduct ourselves within the spirit of Indigenous Peoples Teachings.

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