New World. New Possibilities.

Starting college is an exciting time for you and your student, but we also know you may have questions and concerns as you navigate the changes taking place in postsecondary education.

We’ve created this information hub just for parents and supporters of Cambrian students to share our approach to dynamic, engaging, and safe learning this fall. If at anytime you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to connect with us at or (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.</>

Helpful Downloads

How to Get In

Dynamic and Interactive Programs

Digital learning led by our professors

Wherever possible, students will complete theory-based courses in a faculty-led digital format from the comfort of their home, with many opportunities to interact professors and classmates from across 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, your student 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.

Program Delivery Methods – Fall 2020

As you prepare to start classes in the fall, please see your program in the list below to find out whether you will be learning from home exclusively or if you 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 You’ll See in Your Course Outline

Course is delivered through asynchronous** teaching.

What This Means

Your professor will share learning resources and activities with you and your classmates in various ways (typically in your Moodle course shell). Your professor will provide regular opportunities for you to ask questions and request clarification. You, your classmates, and your 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 pre determined 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 your program will be delivered – click here.

Virtual Supports and Services

You can rest easy knowing you’re not alone on your college journey. Many of our student supports and services are available virtually and online to ensure you’re successful. Here are a few examples:

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

The Glenn Crombie Centre – Accessibility, accommodations, 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 your student can help to finance their education.

Learn more about financial resources:

Save for College

Important Dates

June 15

  • Non-refundable $250 term deposit due to secure a student’s spot in their program. Get more info on how to pay the deposit.
  • June 15 – For sponsored students, the sponsorship letter is due to the Enrolment Centre.


Online orientation will begin.

August 5

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

September 8

Classes start.

September 21

Tuition fees are due in full.

Join us in Sudbury!

In Sudbury, you’ll find small-town friendliness with big city must-haves – multicultural restaurants, local and big box stores, indoor and outdoor sporting activities, and more. View a map of Cambrian and surrounding amenities, read our guide to living in Sudbury, and check out Discover Sudbury to see everything Sudbury has to offer.

Housing Options


Rooms are still available in our on-campus residence, which features dorms and townhouses that are just steps away from classes! Students have the option to cook themselves or to take advantage of low-cost take-out options our cafeteria is serving up just for students in residence.

Check out floor plans, fees, and more. Applications and considered on a first-come, first-served basis, so your student should apply now to secure a spot.

COVID-19 Updates

As we prepare for the fall, we will be guided by the College’s Re-open Plan. The latest updates will be made available on our COVID-19 information page. Rest assured the safety of the Cambrian community is a top priority.

Next Steps

If your student has accepted an offer to Cambrian:

  • The non-refundable $250 term deposit is due by June 15 to secure their spot. This is especially important if your student’s program has a limited number of seats. Get more info on how to pay the deposit.
  • Information about orientation, timetable selection, booklists, etc. will be provided to your student beginning in July in their myCambrian account and via email.
  • Your student can check their eligibility for scholarships and bursaries by completing the short survey in the Finance myEducation section in their myCambrian account.
  • Review our digital admissions guide for other key dates and deadlines.

If your student has an offer to Cambrian but hasn’t confirmed:

Your student can see the details of their offer in their myCambrian account. Your student can confirm their acceptance to Cambrian by accessing their account.

If your student hasn’t applied yet – It’s not too late!

There are still spaces in many of our programs. Your student can browse our programs, then visit to apply today!

Are You the Parent/Supporter of an International Student?

The International Student Services team assist international students with their transition to Canada, to the Canadian education system, the Cambrian community and throughout their time at the college. The team will ensure that students experience an easy and enjoyable start to their high-quality education through an online orientation, immigration advising services and more! The International Student Services team is here to provide international students a strong community feeling and help to celebrate the global success of all students! Stay connected with the team and students can email any questions or requests to

myCambrian – Your student’s information hub

Each applicant and student receives access to myCambrian, the College’s online information hub that provides students with information about their application, key dates/deadlines, orientation, and more.