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Canadore College Gearing Up for Busiest Startup on Record

Aug 31, 2018 | Canadore College

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – – After more than 50 years of being a community pillar, Canadore College is expecting a banner year for student enrolment, with confirmations up more than 10 per cent.

This September, the college will achieve substantial enrolment growth in all student categories: Indigenous, traditional, international and partnership.

“For the past eight years, Canadore has managed to buck the enrolment trend in Ontario,” said Shawn Chorney, vice-president of enrolment management, Indigenous and student services. “This year, we are one of five colleges leading enrolment growth, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team at the college.”

Students began early move-in this week to take part in a myriad of sold-out student experience programming, including international student orientation, Summer Transition and the highly-successful WE Leadership.

This weekend marks student move-in days at Canadore’s three residence complexes, which are at full capacity. Frosh, orientation sessions that address being a good neighbour training, sexual consent awareness and other inclusion activities kick-off this Labour Day weekend.

“Canadore takes great pride in being a part of a community that recognizes the value the college and its students bring to the area,” said Chorney. “Our students are always excited to learn how they can further integrate into the community as well, conducting volunteer work and working with employers to fill gaps or grow their business capacity.” 

Canadore College welcomes an influx of students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and more than 15 international countries to its campuses. Each year, Canadore College students contribute more than $13 million in direct spending to the local economy.

Classes officially begin on Tuesday, September 4.

Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and provides success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 45,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance.

For more information, please contact:  Jessica Charette at 705.475.2538 or; Carrie Richmond at 705.474.7600, ext. 5216 or


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