Supporting Indigenous inclusion

Discover how Canada’s polytechnics are fostering Indigenous inclusion on their campuses


Addressing national challenges

Find out how polytechnics are contributing to a carbon-neutral future


Preparing tomorrow’s workforce

Learn how polytechnics are building a talent pipeline prepared to take on the future of work

an institution of higher education providing technical, applied, hands-on learning; offering applied degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeship training; fuelling business innovation with applied research expertise

Value and Impact

Polytechnics Canada is a non-profit association representing 13 leading research-intensive, publicly supported polytechnics and institutes of technology. We advocate for federal action in areas where polytechnics provide solutions for a more innovative, productive and globally competitive country. As a result, our advocacy priorities are related to:

Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation

Applied research at Canada’s polytechnics helps non-profit and business enterprises of all sizes find solutions to the challenges they face. In many cases, these projects are also supporting significant social advances from improving health and eldercare to boosting environmental sustainability.

Skills & Talent

Skills & Talent

Among Canada’s post-secondary institutions, polytechnics have proven themselves to be the most adaptable, agile and well-connected to industry. Polytechnics are focused on strategic workforce development, ensuring learners have the skills required to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Polytechnics are committed to creating equitable and inclusive places to study and work. Recognizing that the learning environment is enriched by those of various backgrounds and abilities, institutions offer programs and services to meet the needs of the students and communities they serve.

Partner with a Polytechnic

Applied research refers to an exceptionally broad range of innovation services that polytechnics offer business and community partners to advance new ideas or overcome challenges. Our applied research inventory is a searchable database showcasing the applied research expertise resident at our member institutions.

Word on the Tweet

Impactful insights about fostering transcontinental postsecondary cooperation were delivered earlier today by our CEO, @SarahWRynard at the 33rd annual @EURASHE conference, hosted this year at @fh_stpoelten in Austria.
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From insightful discussions to sparkling networking, the 2024 Polytechnic Showcase at @AlgonquinColleg wouldn't have been a grand success without our 180+ delegates. Thank you for joining us in showcasing how polytechnics are ready for the challenge!


This week, Algonquin College hosted the @PolyCan's Ready for the Challenge showcase, uniting schools from across the country for important discussions about some of today’s most intractable challenges.

Land Acknowledgement

As a national association, Polytechnics Canada acknowledges that our offices are located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation and that our members are located on the traditional territories of numerous Indigenous nations. We recognize there is much to learn on the path to reconciliation and that Canadian post-secondary institutions have a responsibility to be active participants. To learn how Canada’s polytechnics are supporting Indigenous inclusion on their campuses, click here.