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Confederation College

Located in the heart of the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Confederation College is a culturally diverse community, delivering exceptional education and training to an average of 7,000 full- and part-time students per year. 

With highly trained instructors, smaller classes and a dynamic learning environment, we offer practical, hands-on programs and courses that give students the skills, knowledge and confidence to realize their dreams.

Natural Resources Programs

With some of Canada’s most epic natural surroundings, Confederation College is the perfect home for students to experience natural resources programs, and prepare for a range of careers in the environmental and sustainability sectors.

Uniquely situated in northwestern Ontario, with campuses close to many Indigenous communities. Opportunities for land-based learning are endless in the Canadian Shield, vast Boreal forest, rivers and lakes, parks and urban settings that are found both on and nearby campus. This coupled with a teaching philosophy focused on experiential learning makes Confederation a natural choice for anyone hoping to positively impact our environment and communities. Experienced and passionate instructors, and strong connections to local industry, enable Confederation to offer a diverse range of learning opportunities for students.

Through our programs, graduates are prepared to enter the workforce and become an active part of the solution in addressing environmental issues. 

Environmental Technician Program



The Environmental Technician program teaches learners how to responsibly develop our resource-based economy while protecting our forests, waterways and land, all in the interest of a sustainable future.

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Forestry Technician: Ecosystem Management

The Forestry Technician: Ecosystem Management program teaches students everything they need to know about forest management, conservation and protection, ultimately helping learners understand how to balance social, economic and ecological aspects of our forests, so our communities will continue to thrive.

Learn more about the Forestry Technician: Ecosystem Management program

No matter which program interests you most, Confederation College can help you change your life through learning to gain meaningful employment, supporting and advancing the vitality of our environment to secure our collective future.