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Start Your Cambrian Experience in January

Thank you for supporting your students as they get ready to graduate and start college. To help your students navigate the changes taking place at Cambrian, we’ve created this information hub just for guidance counsellors to provide you with key information and resources.

If at anytime you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to connect with our Recruitment Team at or (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

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Dynamic and Interactive Programs

Digital learning led by our professors

Wherever possible, students will complete theory-based classes in a faculty-led digital format from the comfort of their home, with many opportunities to interact with professors and classmates from Canada and around the world.

Hands-on experience

Where required, students will take part in safely structured hands-on learning in our labs to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. Depending on the program, students may also complete a capstone project, placement, or co-op that will give them the chance to grow their skills in a workplace setting. We will adapt these experiences and work with our community partners as needed to give students valuable and safe practical learning opportunities.

Cambrian’s Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub

We recognize that the transition to digital-based classes has been quick, our professors and staff have access to an award-winning team of instructional designers and experts who help our faculty to develop engaging, well-structured course content based on best practices in online education. Learn more about our Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub.

Technology Requirements

You will require regular access to a computer with a reliable internet connection, web camera, and a headset. Program-specific requirements can be viewed in the “Plan Your Future” section on program web pages. Find your program here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

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Program Delivery Methods

As your students prepare to start classes in the fall, please see the student program in the list below to find out whether they will be learning from home exclusively or if they will be learning from home and taking part in on-campus learning experiences in our labs.

When learning from home, your courses will be delivered using one of the four following digital learning formats:

Definition They’ll See in Their Course Outline

Course is delivered through asynchronous** teaching.

What This Means

The professor will share learning resources and activities with students in various ways (typically in your Moodle course shell). The professor will provide regular opportunities for students to ask questions and request clarification. Students and the professor are not necessarily using the learning tools at the same time.

Definition You’ll See in Your Course Outline

Course combines scheduled synchronous* and unscheduled asynchronous** teaching.

What This Means

Often referred to as blended learning, hybrid courses include both real-time learning with your professor and classmates and online learning activities.

Definition You’ll See in Your Course Outline

Course includes both synchronous* and asynchronous** learning and you can move between both components seamlessly.

What This Means

A form of hybrid learning that gives you the option of joining classes in real-time, or learning asynchronously or doing both. Students can change their mode of learning weekly or by topic, according to need or preference.

Definition You’ll See in Your Course Outline

Course is delivered through scheduled synchronous teaching that may be face-to-face and/or virtual.

What This Means

Your course runs on a specific date and time, and your professor engages with you and your classmates live and in real-time.

Theory-based courses will be delivered virtually and you will not be required to come on campus. On your timetable, these will be indicated with the room number VIRT. In the case of labs, you will be on campus and in the room specified on your timetable.

* Synchronous Teaching and Learning: A faculty member (your professor) is engaged with you and your classmates teaching and learning at the same time, i.e. in real-time. Your courses are scheduled for a predetermined day and time.

** Asynchronous Teaching and Learning: Your professor shares learning resources and activities with you and your classmates in a flexible way (typically in your Moodle course shell). Your professor confirms the regular times and channels for you to ask questions and request clarification. You, your classmates, and your professor are not necessarily using the Moodle shell or other tools at exactly the same time.

If you have any questions, please connect with us at or (705) 566-8101, extension 7303.

To find out how programs will be delivered – click here.

Virtual Supports and Services

Student success is at the heart of what we do. We have made many of our student supports and services available virtually to ensure our students have everything they need to complete their program and launch their career. These include:

The Enrolment Centre – Admissions information, registration, payments, financial aid, scholarships/bursaries, and more.

The Glenn Crombie Centre – IEPs, accessibility, accommodations, technology needs, and counselling support.

The Learning Centre – Free online tutoring.

Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services – Supports and services for Indigenous learners.

Career Centre – On-campus and off-campus job postings, résumé and cover letter help, and placement and co-op support.

Academic Success Advisors – Personal academic support.

IT Helpdesk – Technical assistance.

Bookstore – Shop online and get free shipping to your home.

Online orientation – Everything your student needs to know before the start of classes.

First Step Centre – Support for transitioning to college, peer mentorship program, referrals to external supports and services, and workshops and events.

Financial Supports

College expenses can seem overwhelming, but we have many ways students can help to finance their education.

Learn more:

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Important Dates

  • November 2020
  • January 2021


Non-refundable $250 term deposit due to secure a student’s spot in their program. Get more info on how to pay the deposit.

Early October

Online orientation will begin.

October 5

  • Registration opens; students can select their timetable online.
  • Application for scholarships and bursaries open.

November 2

Classes start.

November 10

Tuition fees are due in full.

November 16

Non-refundable $250 term deposit due to secure a student’s spot in their program. Get more info on how to pay the deposit.


Online orientation will begin.

December 1

  • Registration opens; students can select their timetable online.
  • Application for scholarships and bursaries open.

January 11

Classes start.

January 22

Tuition fees are due in full.

Benchmark Grades from the previous year

Click here to view the 2019 benchmarks.

University can start with Cambrian College

Cambrian has over 700 articulation agreements with universities across the world. Learn more.


Applicants and students use myCambrian to access information about their application, key dates/deadlines, orientation, and more.

To log on:

  • Go to
  • User ID: is the student number, which begins with the letter ‘A’
  • Initial password: is the student’s birthdate (MMDDYY)

Students are not penalized for repeating a course. We will take the highest grade.

We can defer the term deposit, but we cannot guarantee a seat in the following semester. It’s worth a chat with one of our recruiters to discuss the available options.

Online Registration – Selecting your Timetable for the fall semester opens August 5th. This is when students will select their timetable. It is important for students to select their timetable as early as possible to ensure they find the schedule which meets their needs. Students will receive emails and notifications in their myCambrian portal that will provide instructions for getting registered.

Although taking part in SHSM in high school does not enhance your admission requirements at this time, it does give you a “leg up” if you choose to pursue a program at Cambrian which contains the same subject matter as your SHSM stream.

Check out some upcoming events to learn even more: