Greater Sudbury Learning City Initiative Welcomes Students

Aug 26, 2014

Students travelling from other communities to attend Laurentian University, Collège Boréal and Cambrian College will receive a warm welcome through local partnerships created under the umbrella of the Greater Sudbury Learning City Initiative.

New this year is a Welcome Students Adventure Package which provides post-secondary students and their families with Play-All-Day Passports to Science North or Dynamic Earth, plus discounts on hotel accommodations. More special offers for students are available at and

Signs, banners and window decals in high traffic areas of Greater Sudbury, including a temporary billboard on Highway 69 South, will encourage students to “Learn more. Live better”.

“Post-secondary students bring energy and talent to our city, as well as economic benefit,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk. “On behalf of City Council, I thank all of our partners for extending a warm welcome to our newly arriving students and their families.”

Laurentian University has a post-graduation employment rate of 94.8 %, one of the highest of all Ontario universities, and is on-target to increase its proportion of international students to 8% by 2017.

Cambrian College is experiencing growth for a third consecutive year in first year enrolment and international student population.

Collège Boréal maintains the highest score in graduate satisfaction and the highest graduate rate amongst 24 Ontario colleges.

For more information about the Learning City Initiative, please visit