Now that you know what a polytechnic does, we bet you want to know where a polytechnic model of education is offered.

Located in key economic regions, polytechnics contribute to a more innovative, productive and globally competitive Canada.  Institutions are developing multi-disciplinary talent pipelines – nurturing both technical and employability skills across a broad range of credentials, from four-year Bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates to shorter-duration diploma programs and apprenticeships in the skilled trades.

Polytechnics Canada members also have considerable depth and capacity to partner with industry on applied R&D.  The facilities, equipment and expertise to support applied research projects make our institutions a destination for employers seeking support with new processes, technology adoption, commercialization and more.


In the news


Algonquin College is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Porter Airlines, marking a significant commitment to enhancing educational and career opportunities in the aviation sector. Building on a foundation established in 2016, this renewed collaboration aims to support competency-based training programs for young women from minority groups or in rural settings within the aviation field.


RRC Polytech Nursing student Sophie Walker has received a $30,000 grant from the Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) and Wawanesa Climate Champions: Youth Innovation Grant for her project, Climate Resilient Nursing. This will further support RRC Polytech’s commitment to sustainability by increasing climate awareness among nurses and developing climate-conscious skills within the healthcare system.


Sheep will visit Conestoga’s Cambridge campus for “solar grazing,” a landscaping method using grazing livestock within solar fields. This unique opportunity will integrate urban agriculture among the institution’s LEED Silver-certified campus while providing educational initiatives within the community. Conestoga is the first post-secondary institute in Ontario to partake in this sustainable pilot project.

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