Northern College - Kirkland Lake

140 Government Road East, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada | Public University | Established 1967

About us

Northern College is a public college with nearly 1,500 full-time students enrolled. The School of Welding Engineering Technology at the Kirkland Lake Campus of Northern College keeps building on its international reputation as a leader in the field of welding education and training. They were the first in North America to become an authorized training body for the International Institute for Welding (IIW). The IIW is recognized in 56 countries! Kirkland Lake campus is committed to excellence in all programs offered on site, including Environmental Water and Waste Water Technician, Early Childhood Education, Practical Nursing, Police Foundations and a range programs from our school of Business. Home to Northern Training Division common core and upgrading programming.

With over 75 full-time, part-time, certificate, diploma, and apprenticeship programs and hundreds of in-class, web-based, and correspondence courses, students are sure to find exactly what they are looking for. Northern College also provides post-secondary and career-entrance preparation programs and academic upgrading to help students get where they want to go.

Why Northern College - Kirkland Lake

Quality: At Northern College, they understand that students are in the midst of making serious choices in their life. The focus that students place on this moment will change their life and shape their future. They know that Northern College is only one of dozens of post-secondary institutions that have caught a student's eye and they want students to know, that they care as much about them as a student does about this moment in their life. At Northern they take pride in providing the highest quality education in a tight knit environment that promotes success through support. This mantra and focus on student centric, experiential learning has lead graduates to an impressive 85 per cent employment rate after graduation.

Location: When not busy attending local events, students may want to check out Kirkland Lake’s athletics facilities. They'll find tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a golf course, curling club, skate park and even a 1,000 seat arena. The community is home to active hockey, soccer, baseball and figure skating leagues, providing year-round sports entertainment! Fans of non-competitive athletics will also feel right at home, with access to the beaches of Crystal Lake and the campgrounds of Esker Lakes Provincial Park. There are also hunting, fishing and power-sport opportunities. Kirkland Lake features a bustling downtown and shopping mall. Students will also find Hockey Heritage North, a museum that serves as a monument to the area’s history of creating strong NHL players and all around love for the sport. Kirkland Lake is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Quebec border, making it a breeze to hit up all of the excellent shopping and activities in Rouyn-Noranda. Kirkland Lake rarely sees a dull moment. From award-winning festivals to concerts by the hottest musicians, Kirkland Lake knows how to entertain. In fact, the community’s biggest festival of the year, Winter Carnival, is so jam-packed with excitement that it was recently declared one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals by Festivals and Events Ontario. Kirkland Lake’s Annual Homecoming is no slouch either, attracting amazing musicians like The Sheepdogs, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Trews and Sam Roberts. Imagine being able to see your favorite bands in a venue where even in the back row the artists feel up-close and personal.


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