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2024 Polytechnic Showcase

From May 14-16 at Algonquin College, learn how polytechnics are tackling global challenges

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Supporting Indigenous inclusion

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

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Addressing national challenges

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

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Preparing tomorrow’s workforce

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

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2024 Polytechnic Showcase

From May 14-16 at Algonquin College, learn how polytechnics are tackling global challenges

POLYTECHNICS ARE…

Supporting Indigenous inclusion

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

POLYTECHNICS ARE…

Addressing national challenges

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

POLYTECHNICS ARE…

Preparing tomorrow’s workforce

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


noun
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.

Latest News & Resources

Interested in learning more about the polytechnic advantage? Our resources bring the polytechnic model of education to life with examples of initiatives and partnerships underway across our member institutions.

News Articles
Skilled tradespeople are essential to solving Canada’s housing crisis

Skilled tradespeople are essential to solving Canada’s housing crisis

News Articles
In Canada’s housing crisis, skilled tradespeople as essential as blueprints. Here’s how Ottawa can grow their numbers

In Canada’s housing crisis, skilled tradespeople as essential as blueprints. Here’s how Ottawa can grow their numbers

News Articles
Canada’s cap on international students shows a university bias

Canada’s cap on international students shows a university bias

Opinions
Strengthening Canada’s Cybersecurity Workforce: The Mission Critical Role of Polytechnics

Strengthening Canada’s Cybersecurity Workforce: The Mission Critical Role of Polytechnics

News Articles
Canada must ramp up skills for the AI revolution or risk falling behind

Canada must ramp up skills for the AI revolution or risk falling behind

Opinions
2023 in Review: Navigating Canada’s Challenges

2023 in Review: Navigating Canada’s Challenges

News Articles
Adopting clean technology is a skills issue

Adopting clean technology is a skills issue

News Articles
Humber College uses digital twins to make buildings smarter

Humber College uses digital twins to make buildings smarter

Policy Papers & Submissions
Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget

Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget

Opinions
Polytechnic Alumni Spotlight: Vic Savino, Director of Communications for the Treaty One Nations

Polytechnic Alumni Spotlight: Vic Savino, Director of Communications for the Treaty One Nations

Opinions
Polytechnic Alumni Spotlight: Kandise MacLeod, Radiation Protection Coordinator at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station

Polytechnic Alumni Spotlight: Kandise MacLeod, Radiation Protection Coordinator at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station

Opinions
Polytechnic Industry Partner Spotlight: Pioneering New Recycling Technology with Ethey Foods

Polytechnic Industry Partner Spotlight: Pioneering New Recycling Technology with Ethey Foods

Word on the Tweet

Join @GBCollege at the 2024 Polytechnic Showcase! Laura Jamer and Michelle McCollum will lead a discussion on a topic on everyone’s minds: the future of student housing! Discover insights from GBC’s internal Housing Task Force: https://shorturl.at/cLPSZ

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Wait no more! The 2024 Polytechnic Showcase Program at a Glance is now LIVE! #PCReadyForTheChallenge

Explore our May 14-16 lineup featuring 18 engaging speaker sessions and exclusive tours of @AlgonquinColleg’s ACCE building!

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.@PolyCan discusses three ways to solve the #housing crisis through #skilledtrades training.

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.