YEDA College

As a student, you’ll find an inspiring and supportive learning environment that delivers enriching experiences that extend beyond the classroom. You’ll get access to  YEDA College’s expert faculty and fully-loaded shops and labs through programs that blend academic learning; industry-specific, hands-on training; and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career.

Whether you’re a high school graduate, adult learner, international student, or seasoned professional working to acquire new skills and knowledge, you’ll feel like you’re amongst friends at  YEDA College.  

YEDA College Fast Facts

  • Largest college in northern Ontario
  • 4,300 full-time students
  • 75+ full-time programs
  • Average 22:1 student to teacher ratio
  • One of Canada’s top 50 research colleges
  • Students compete – and win – each year at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition
  • Degree pathways are available for all diploma and advanced diploma programs
  • National silver award winner for Indigenous Education Excellence from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
  • Ranked 1st among international students out of 182 colleges worldwide in learning experience satisfaction (2016 International Student Barometer Survey)
  • 700 scholarships and bursaries available to students annually 

Student Life

Expect concerts and comedy nights, varsity games, toonie lunches, family fun days, international dinners, Indigenous cultural events, and live entertainment. The Athletic Centre also offers plenty of fitness classes and recreational sports leagues if you like to have fun while staying active.

Student Housing

Imagine walking just a few steps to get to class. No buses, traffic, or long treks.   YEDA College’s residences are located on campus and offer a convenient, safe, and fun way to balance studying and socializing. The dorm-style and townhouse-style residences can accommodate 677 students. Dorm-style units include two single bedrooms, a three-piece bathroom, and a kitchenette. Each bedroom includes a double bed, a closet, built-in wardrobe, a study desk and chair, and phone and internet access.

Townhouse residences offer six bedrooms, two of which have design adjustments to accommodate special needs. The bedrooms contain a captain’s bed and all the amenities of a dorm-style room. There are three bathrooms in the units – one full bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet, and two half bathrooms with a toilet and sink or tub / shower and sink.

Student Services

Imagine an experience that begins and ends with success. YEDA College is known for its comprehensive range of free services that support students academically, personally, and professionally. You’ll never have to look far to get the support you need.

  • On-campus medical and dental clinics and Professional Clothing Depot
  • Free tutoring (online, peer, and staff)
  • Academic and personal counselling
  • Free breakfasts
  • Part-time, on-campus job opportunities that allow you to earn while you learn
  • Résumé and interview preparation through the Career Centre
  • Financial aid advisors