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Economic Impact


Added to Northwestern Ontario's economy by Confederation College and its students.


Added by international students

For every $1 spent by
Students: $2.10 gained in lifetime earnings

Taxpayers: $2.90 gained in added tax revenue and public sector savings


Society: $6.70 gained in added income and social savings

1 in 13

jobs are associated with the activities of Confederation College

4 pillars

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    Access and Success

  • Pillar Dot 02

    Indigenous Learning

  • Pillar Dot 03

    Institutional Excellence

  • Pillar Dot 04

    Community Prosperity

Access and Success

Confederation College creates a positive, supportive environment that attracts students and meets their educational objectives

Student Data

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Postsecondary and non-postsecondary students

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Postsecondary students

Full-Time Postsecondary students 2032/24

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24% of our domestic student population self-identifies as Indigenous.

Postsecondary Students by Credential 2023/24


Postsecondary Students

Postsecondary Students by Credential 2023/24 Graph

SCWI students that ladder into apprentice continues to grow


Up from 84 in 2022/23

Number of students in co-op or work integrated learning


Up from 143 in 2022/23

Number of students who participated in applied research or entrepreneurship


Up from 152 in 2022/23

Standalone BScN

Confederation College successfully launched the standalone Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program with full enrolment.

New Programming

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Office Administration Programs

Office Administration Streams: Legal, Health Services & Executive

Registered Nursing Prescribing

Registered Nursing Prescribing Program

Pathways with Lakehead University

Lakehead and Confederation Pathways
  • New pathways for Kinesiology degree grads to paramedicine and medical radiation technology
  • Official launch of joint admissions program

International Enrolment at our Regional Campuses

International Enrolment
Enrolment of 37 international students across 4 programs at Kenora, Fort Frances, and Dryden campuses.

Micro Credentials

Micro-Creadentials Badge

Official launch of our "Green" micro credentials in partnership with RBC and National Resources Canada

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Global Citizenship

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College events with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion or sustainability

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Attendance and participation

Indigenous Learning

Confederation College aspires to be a leader in Indigenous learning in Canada.

Onajigawin Cultural Celebration

A final project for 12 graduating Onajigawin students was a cultural celebration.
They planned, fundraised, organized and facilitated the entire event.
The students raised $5,000.00 towards the event and the focus was to celebrate Indigenous culture and Indigenous youth.


Completed Phase 1 of the Confederation College Indigenous Gathering Outdoor Space (CCIGO).

Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan

  • Pre-assessment study completed
  • Fifteen consultation sharing circles with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Circulating a survey for those that couldn’t attend scheduled dates. 
  • Includes faculty, support staff, administration and Indigenous staff and students, as well as key external stakeholders and organizations
  • Expect the draft report with recommendations to be ready in May final report ready in June.

Indigenous Student Recruitment

Hired a full-time Indigenous Recruitment Officer to lead recruitment and create a hub & spoke model with key communities to support recruitment

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communities visited

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interactions with prospective students

Embark Event: Reclaiming Space

Embark (Indigenous Pre-Tech) Program hosted an event last spring to encourage prospective Indigenous high school students to consider our technology programs. Meet and Greet with CSA/NASA Astronaut Jeremy Hanson (virtual), astrophysicist Parshati Patel, and Anishinaabe storyteller John Walmark.

Institutional Excellence

Confederation College is recognized as an excellent and progressive organization.

Launched Confed Cares

Confed Cares

Confed Cares is an initiative that seeks to:

  • Create a dialogue about caring, engagement as well as local and global citizenship
  • Confed Cares about our people, our partners and our planet
  • Collect and share successes within our college community
  • Engage our students and staff within the communities we serve to make the college a better place for all

Website Renewal & StormBot AI

  • Upgraded website in Spring 2024, improving security and features
  • Creation of a 360-degree virtual tour of Thunder Bay Campus and launch AI Chatbot
  • Regional Campus virtual tours to be added Summer 2024
  • As of April 12, 2024, StormBot had over 12,000 questions asked. 

unique users


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questions asked

Excellence in Sustainable Development Award

  • Recipient of the Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan) Excellence in Sustainable Development Award
  • Achievements Include:
    • Completed campus-wide sustainability audit
    • Integration of sustainability into strategic plan
    • 40% reduction in GHG emissions, with a 60% target by 2030

Community Prosperity

Confederation College enriches the quality of life, prosperity and sustainability of diverse communities.

Contract Training in Northwestern Ontario

Training Sessions Stats

Number of training sessions

Training Sessions Stats

Number of communities served

Training Sessions Stats

Number of students served

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Water Treatment Lab

Water Treatment lab commissioned to support student education and create clean water training initiatives in Northwestern Ontario.

Water Treatment Lab

Culinary Management's Impactful Partnership with RFDA

Culinary Management program partnered with the RFDA to prepare 12,000 + meals for Thunder Bay and regional communities to address food insecurity.

Alumni Stories

Started a new series featuring notable alumni stories: 

  • Neil Harris – Competitive Aerobatic Pilot/WestJet Pilot
  • Captain Stephen Sparks – Snowbird #6
  • Matt Matwyshyn – Manufacturing Planner (Boeing)
  • More to come!
Alumni Stories

Data Sources: Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Planning. EMSI Economic Impact Study, April 2024. Information is based on data available as of May 21, 2024.

For more information about the development, implementation and progress monitoring of our Strategic Plan, contact our Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Planning.