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Cambrian College Enrolment Increases by 5 Percent

Posted on Tuesday October 12, 2021
Cambrian College Campus picture, you can see the edome and the outside of the campus

SUDBURY – Cambrian College is having one of its strongest fall semesters ever, with 4,713 students enrolled in full-time studies, a five percent increase over last year.

“COVID-19 has changed the post-secondary landscape, and these enrolment numbers show that students have given us a vote of confidence,” says Bill Best, President of Cambrian College. “Students want to go to a school where the learning environment is positive, and where they can receive the education and hands-on training which is the hallmark of a college education. At Cambrian, we are confident we are providing that for all of our students.”

“It truly takes a team effort to support students in deciding which college to attend, and we have a talented and dedicated team of faculty, staff and recruiters who have been with our students every step of the way as they made the decision to choose Cambrian,” says Renee Scott, Cambrian’s Director of Student Success and Recruitment. “I’m especially pleased to see growth in the number of new domestic students beginning their academic career here at Cambrian this September. We have put in a lot of hard work during this pandemic to meeting with students in innovative, virtual ways, encouraging them to move forward with their career ambitions.”

Dallas Sikatowsky of Sudbury (Welding) is among the 4713 full-time students attending Cambrian College this fall semester.

The number of students who identify as Indigenous has increased year-over-year, from 657 last September to 677 this semester.

Cambrian College’s international student enrolment has also grown, in terms of number and diversity. Approximately 1,411 international students from 43 countries are enrolled in full-time studies this semester. That is up from 1,158 full-time international students from 37 countries last September.

The growth can be explained by the easing of travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international students, improvements in how study permit applications are processed overseas, and a robust recruiting campaign.

“We have diversified our international community, with more students coming to us from countries such as Nepal, Nigeria, Colombia, Honduras, Chile, Vietnam, Philippines and China,” explains Imad Al-Sukkari, Director of Cambrian International. “We’re certainly growing our reputation abroad as a place to come for a great education.”

One of the students attending Cambrian College this year is Emma Boertjes of Kincardine. She is a second-year student in the Medical Radiation Technology program.

“I chose Cambrian because of the Medical Radiation Technology program. It was a great opportunity for me. I also really like the size of the college and the community. It’s just right.”

After going completely virtual at the start of the pandemic, Cambrian’s main campus reopened in July of 2020 to accommodate students and employees who needed to be on-site for hands-on learning.

Emma Boertjes of Kincardine is among the 4713 full-time students attending Cambrian College this fall semester.

Numerous COVID-19 safety protocols have been put in place to keep students, employees and visitors safe. They include mandatory wearing of masks and physical distancing on campus, daily screening for COVID-19 symptoms and enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces and high-traffic areas. This semester, Cambrian is also requiring all students, employees and visitors to provide proof of vaccination, or a valid exemption with regular rapid testing as a condition for accessing campus.

Cambrian College offers more than 90 dynamic and leading-edge programs.

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Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 90 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit

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Don’t DIS My ABILITIES! Cambrian College Marks Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Posted on Thursday October 7, 2021

SUDBURY – Cambrian College is proudly partnering with the Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury (LDAS) to promote Learning Disabilities Awareness Month.

“This is such an important month, and as part of our philosophy here at Cambrian, …

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