Northern College - Kirkland Lake Campus

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Northern College - Kirkland Lake Campus

canada flagKirkland Lake (Northeastern), Ontario, Canada

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University Overview

Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, popularly known as the Northern College is located in Timmins, Ontario Canada. One of the largest applied arts and technology college, it was founded in 1967.  The catchment area extends across 58,000 square miles or 160,000 square kilometres. It serves more than 65 communities within North Eastern Ontario through four campuses situated in Timmins (Porcupine), Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, and Haileybury. It receives an annual enrolment of approximately 1,790 full-time and annual part-time and continuing education exceeding 11,000, and 165 apprenticeship enrolments. The pride of Northern College lies in offering students a rich learning environment including a brilliant variety of experiential learning opportunities through co-op programs.

Having over 75 full-time, part-time, certificate, diploma and apprenticeship programs, and hundreds of in-class, web-based, and correspondence courses, students are sure to find the right programs that fit their ambitions. The college also provides post-secondary and career entrance preparation programs and academic upgrading to help students steer in the direction they want to go.

Northern College continues to help learners achieve their highest potential with its unique academic, social and real-world experiences. It has championed surroundings to nurture continuous improvement and evaluates quality with regular management.

Northern College - Kirkland Lake Campus
The School of Welding Engineering Technology at the Kirkland Lake Campus keeps building on its international reputation as a leader in the field of welding education and training. We were the first in North America to become an authorized training body for the International Institute for Welding (IIW). The IIW is recognized in 56 countries! Kirkland Lake rarely sees a dull moment. From award-winning festivals to concerts by the hottest musicians, Kirkland Lake knows how to entertain. In fact, the community’s biggest festival of the year, Winter Carnival, is so jam-packed with excitement that it was recently declared one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals by Festivals and Events Ontario. Kirkland Lake’s Annual Homecoming is no slouch either, attracting amazing musicians like The Sheepdogs, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Trews and Sam Roberts. Imagine being able to see your favorite bands in a venue where even in the back row the artists feel up-close and personal.

When you’re not busy attending local events, you may want to check out Kirkland Lake’s athletics facilities. You’ll find tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a golf course, curling club, skate park and even a 1,000 seat arena. The community is home to active hockey, soccer, baseball and figure skating leagues, providing year-round sports entertainment! Fans of non-competitive athletics will also feel right at home, with access to the beaches of Crystal Lake and the campgrounds of Esker Lakes Provincial Park. Need we even mention the hunting, fishing and power-sport opportunities?

Kirkland Lake features a bustling downtown and shopping mall. You’ll also find Hockey Heritage North, a museum that serves as a monument to the area’s history of creating strong NHL players and all around love for the sport. Kirkland Lake is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Quebec border, making it a breeze to hit up all of the excellent shopping and activities in Rouyn-Noranda.

CAD 10000

Living Cost

CAD 13000-26500


CAD 15500-16000


University Facts

Established in 1967

Programmes 31 Available

Total Students 8655+

Admission Requirement

The following minimum requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to Northern College

  • International students are considered on case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Should provide the certificate issued by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) that compares educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note: If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to Canada.

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All Programs(31)

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

13000 - 26500 Per year


15500 - 16000 Per year


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  • Academic Counseling
  • Accomodation (On Campus)
  • Campus Security
  • Campus Shuttle
  • Career Support
  • Co-op Program
  • Day Care Centers
  • Financial Assistance
  • Food & Dining Sevices
  • Health Insurance
  • IT Services Helpdesk
  • Library Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Parking and Transit
  • Recruitment Services
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Study & Work Permit
  • Volunteer & Community Outreach Programme
  • Work While Studying
  • Student Learning Centre
  • University Transfer Options
  • Continuing Education
  • Online learning Programs
  • Part Time Programs
  • Women Safety and Resources Centre
  • International Student Life Centre
  • Academic/Career Portals


Northern College has carved a niche for itself owing to the exceptional student services made available to the students. There are a vast number of student services available at akeland College, which help the students both old and new in numerous different ways. The following are a few of them:

  • Student Success + Learning Resource Centres
  • First Year Experience Services
  • Accessibility Services
  • Student Advising
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Bookstores
  • Cafeterias and Student Lounges
  • Northern College Student Association and Benefits Plan
  • Alumni Association
  • International Office


Northern College is excited to offer the following new awards for International students enrolling in the college's programs which commence this September, 2020.

  • $1000 General Entrance award to all new International students enrolling in a 2-year diploma program, or 1-year graduate diploma program, or 1-year Personal Support Worker certificate payable in 2nd semester, after Day 10, as a credit to student account, as with domestic students (same title - Proud to be Northern Entrance Award).
  • $1000 Merit Award to all new International students enrolled in a 2-year diploma program or 1-year graduate diploma program completing their first semester wholly online in home country and coming to Northern College in Canada for 2nd semester, payable in 2nd semester, after Day 10, as a credit to student account.
  • $1000 ESL Proficiency Award to all new International students enrolled in a 2 year diploma program or 1-year graduate diploma program and having an IELTS score of 7.5 or better, verified by the college's Accuplacer Testing upon arrival at one of our college campuses, payable in 2nd semester, after Day 10, as a credit to student account.
  • $1000 Program-Specific Entry award for each new International enrollment in certain specifically identified programs, payable in 2nd semester, after Day 10, as a credit to student account. Specified programs are:
    • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
    • Welding Programs
    • Police Foundations
    • Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training
    • Personal Support Worker
  • $1000 Country Award -1 per top applicant arriving from each country other than Canada, payable in 2nd semester, after Day 10, as a credit to student account.
  • $100 Textbook Bursary to all Intl students upon first in-person registration at Northern College. This is issued as a non-transferable coupon at Orientation and is presented at the college bookstore in first week to cover the first $100 cost of purchased or rented new or used textbooks. Texts and costs vary by program, but through rentals and/or used book purchases this covers approximately half of all required textbook costs in the first semester

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140 Government Rd E Kirkland Lake ON P2N 3L8

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