As Edmonton continues to grow into one of the world’s leading mid-size cities, the road to success passes through a classroom. For some students, that could mean learning the skills to move from the assembly line to better-paying work programming machinery. For others, it’s the opportunity to do post-doctoral clinical cancer research. Our city’s excellent schools, colleges and universities allow every student the opportunity to succeed in the knowledge-based economy. We have:
- A top Canadian university. With more than 37,000 students including 5,000 graduate students, the University of Alberta, founded in 1908, attracts $500 million a year in funded research — the second highest in Canada.
- A great technical institute. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology trains more apprentices than any other post-secondary school in Canada. It also offers degree programs more than 1,400 continuing education courses.
- A great small post-secondary institution. Grant MacEwan University was ranked by 2012 Canadian University Report among the top schools in its class for student satisfaction. MacEwan offers bachelor degrees and diploma programs and offers small classes, part-time-friendly programs and online learning opportunities.
- A great online university. Serving Alberta and the world, Athabasca University is Canada’s leading online and distance-learning university.
- A great community college. NorQuest College is Alberta’s largest provider of programs to prepare students for college and the workforce, with many programs tailored for aboriginal students.
- Great K-12 without boundaries. Edmonton’s award-winning public and Catholic school systems allow students to choose the schools and specialized programs they want to attend. Programs are offered in French immersion and many other languages.
Thousands of international students arrive here each year to study at the city’s secondary-and post-secondary schools.
We like to think of Edmonton as a pretty smart city. To learn more, contact:
Director, Industry Development