ACA: Colleges' economic impact
About Our College
CNA is Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) public college – one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back 50 years.
Today, College of the North Atlantic has 17 campus locations, which include facilities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador; thousands of students studying our curriculum at various partner universities in China; and, a technical education college for the State of Qatar in the Middle East.
In NL, we have over 100 full-time program offerings for approximately 9,000 students each year in:
- Applied Arts
- Business Studies
- Engineering Technology
- Health Sciences
- Industrial Trades
- Information Technology
- Natural Resources
CNA continues to have the lowest tuition fees of any post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada. We offer an impressive world-class, nationally accredited range of programming that meets the highest demands of industry; transferability opportunities that promote continuing education at home and abroad; research and development leadership in community and regional innovation; and, precedent-setting international partnerships.
Through our Office of Applied Research, the college explores ways to apply new knowledge to promote sustainable economic activity. With researchers and facilities located at several campuses, and connected by a modern communication network, CNA responds to industry, community and individual needs across the province.
We know we have a superior product, and a large percentage of CNA’s graduates are successful in finding high-paying jobs specific to their fields of study. Our graduates are able to pursue rewarding, lucrative jobs doing what they were trained to do.
To us, it’s a basic equation of supply and demand – and CNA delivers!