Cambrian College



Established in 1967, Cambrian College has a history of being progressive, responsive and client oriented. It is recognized provincially and nationally as a leader in the field of education and employment equity and also in meeting the needs of persons facing a variety of learning challenges. Cambrian has campuses located in Sudbury, Espanola and Little Current.

Areas of Expertise

Mining and Geology.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:677 bedsLowest: $6,625Highest: $7,105

The residences at the Barrydowne Campus can accommodate 677 students in total. There is a 300-bed townhouse-style residence; each unit provides kitchen and living room space, and six individual bedrooms along with basic furnishings and appliances. Two bedrooms in four of the 50 units have design adjustments to provide for students with special needs. There is also a 377-bed dorm-style residence; each suite consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen with a fridge and microwave.

Off Campus Housing

For those students seeking accommodations in the Sudbury area, a listing of apartments, houses, and room and board opportunities is available at

Career Planning

Student Employment Services and Co-op Placement provides career and employment services to Cambrian College students, graduates and alumni. Staff are available to assist with writing resumes and cover letters, planning for job interviews, and utilizing the Internet in job searching. A listing of full-time, part-time, summer and contract positions is also maintained.


The Athletics department provides programming at the campus recreation (intramural), intercollegiate (varsity), and club level. Varsity sports include badminton, cross-country running, hockey (men's), volleyball (men's and women's) and softball (women's). Full-time students may access a full range of facilities and services at the Cambrian Athletics Centre and the Cambrian Fitness Centre.


The student government offers a number of activities throughout the academic year for Cambrian students.

Special Services

Special needs services are available through the College's Glenn Crombie Centre to assist students who have learning or physical disabilities or hearing or vision impairments in achieving scholastic success and furthering their career goals.

Affiliated Institutions

Cambrian College has signed a number of articulation agreements with universities. These are primarily designed to enhance student mobility, to formally recognize credits earned at each institution, and to facilitate the transfer of these credits between institutions. Currently, the College has formal agreements with Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, Athabasca University in Athabasca, Alberta, Open University in British Columbia, Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, University of Western Sydney in Australia, and the Memorial University Marine and Fisheries Institute in St. John's, Newfoundland.

International Involvement

Cambrian is involved in several international projects and has hosted students from Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Peru, Libya, Japan, China, India, and Hong Kong. Cambrian International, a department within the College, coordinates all international activities at Cambrian. Services available to international students include an orientation program upon arrival, special English language courses and cultural activities.

Cambrian offers international students a career-oriented education in technology, business, and applied arts diploma programs. College preparatory programs are also offered to international students who have been admitted to a post-secondary program at Cambrian. These programs include English as a Second Language and Academic Upgrading to a Grade 12 level in English, mathematics, and science.

Campus Tour

Campus tours are the best way to experience what Cambrian College is all about. Bring your family and friends for a 45-minute tour and find out about our programs, facilities, and the services we offer. You’ll get a glimpse of college life, a sense of what we’re all about, and most importantly, answers to all of your questions. You are welcome to tour the campus on weekdays at 10:30 a.m. or at 2:30 p.m., and on Saturdays at 12 noon. Please note that pre-booking is required for all campus tours. To book a tour, please complete the online form available on the website or call us at (705) 524-7303.


A number of other services are available to students including health services, a counselling centre, peer tutoring, student activities, cafeteria, campus watch program, employment services, women's centre, and financial aid office.

Modified on April 12, 2022