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Northern College - Kirkland Lake Campus

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About Northern College - Kirkland Lake Campus

Northern College is a Canadian college located in Timmins, Ontario. It was created in 1967 and is one of the major applied arts and technology colleges in the country. It has four campuses in Timmins (Porcupine), Kirkland Lake, Moosonee, and Haileybury that serve more than 65 towns in North Eastern Ontario. Annual full-time enrolment is over 1,790, with annual part-time and continuing education enrolments exceeding 11,000, and 165 apprenticeship enrolments. Northern College takes pride in providing students with a diverse learning environment, including a wide range of experiential learning opportunities through co-op programs.

The Kirkland Lake Campus' School of Welding Engineering Technology continues to build on its international position as a leader in welding education and training. The campus was the first training centre in North America to be approved by the International Institute for Welding (IIW). 

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Over 75 full-time, part-time, certificate, diploma, and apprenticeship programs, as well as hundreds of in-class, web-based, and correspondence courses, are available at Northern College. The students will surely find exactly what they require. It also offers postsecondary and job entrance preparation programmes, as well as academic upgrading, to assist students in achieving their goals. Students can expand their options by learning new skills in sectors such as health care, business, social and economic development, human services, technology, and trades.

Kirkland Lake knows how to entertain, from award-winning festivals to concerts by the hottest musicians. Winter Carnival, the community's greatest celebration of the year, is so filled with fun that Festivals and Events Ontario has named it one of Ontario's Top 100 Festivals. The Sheepdogs, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Trews, and Sam Roberts have all performed at Kirkland Lake's Annual Homecoming, which is no slouch either. Students are able to see favourite bands in a setting where the musicians are up-close and personal even from the back row.

Students may wish to check out Kirkland Lake's athletic facilities when they are not busy attending local events. Tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a golf course, curling club, Skate Park, and even a 1,000-seat arena are available to students. Year-round sports entertainment is provided by active hockey, soccer, baseball, and figure skating leagues in the community.


There is an online housing registry that provides a list of apartments, rooms, and other rental options in the campus areas.

Northern College collaborates with local residents to offer a unique homestay program that pairs students with a host or host family. Students have the opportunity to participate in cultural, social, and recreational activities as diverse as their hosts while living in a welcoming setting. 


Northern College has one of the province's highest rates of scholarships, bursaries, and prizes per student. Some of them are:

  • Excellence award
  • Leadership award
  • Role model award
  • International entrance award

Facts & Figures

  • 1967Founded Year

  • 8655Total Students

  • 0Total International Students

  • CAD $ 10000Avg. Cost of Living

  • CAD $ 0 - 15kAverage Tuition Fee PA

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Admission to Northern College - Kirkland Lake Campus is dependent on meeting certain criteria, which vary depending on the program to which a student applies. 

  • Student should be at least 18 years  before taking admission
  • Student should be proficient in English and must have taken IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or other equivalent exams
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from all the academic institutions they have attended. If the transcripts are not in English, then students need to submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.



Minimum Age

18 years

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Documents Required

  • Official transcripts for any education completed (or in progress) outside and/or in Canada.
  • Submit an official copy of a valid passport and study permit


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Note: International students are considered on a case-by-case basis, therefore there can be some additional requirements while taking admission in Northern College - Kirkland Lake Campus, depending on the program a student applies to.

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