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Canadore applauds degree expansion

Canadore is welcoming provincial approval of three-year degrees at colleges in Ontario.

“This is tremendous news for students, employers and our community,” said George Burton, Canadore President and CEO.  “It will create a wealth of new career opportunities for students and will be pivotal to Ontario’s economic renewal.”

On Monday, the province announced Ontario’s public colleges will be able to develop new three-year degree programs and additional four-year degree programs in key sectors to address gaps in the province’s labour needs. 

The cap on degree programs that publicly assisted colleges can offer will be raised by five percent. 

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This fall, Canadore will begin offering two four-year degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Science – Nursing

“Canadore’s new degrees were developed in response to employer demand for the skills graduates will have upon completion of their degree,” Burton says,  “Canadore will develop new degree programs if there is a need for them in the marketplace.”

On top of building a pipeline of job-ready graduates, the Ford government says the expansion will also enable increased access to education for students in smaller communities and rural areas. 


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