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Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, sustainability and research into many aspects of environment and culture.


Currently home to approximately 3,300 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability. Cape Breton University delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community with nearly 1,000 international students from more than 40 countries.


CBU fosters an inclusive and diverse learning environment, where you will experience the best of Canada while making friends with people from around the globe. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.


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Cape Breton campuses provide high quality education and training in the skills needed by local industry. Combined, the two campuses have 3,400 students enrolled in full and part time programs.


Marconi Campus located in the urban hub of Sydney offers a full range of programs including business administration, engineering technology, information technology, metal fabrication, welding and wood products manufacturing. The Campus serves as an incubator for small businesses and provides opportunities for students to work part-time in their field of study, build their portfolio, and provides resources for small business development.


The Strait Area Campus in Port Hawkesbury offers nearly 30 full-time diploma programs including carpentry, heavy equipment operator, industrial mechanical, marine engineering technology, natural resources environmental technology and steamfitting/pipefitting. The Campus is also home to the Nautical Institute and School of Fisheries that provide Transport Canada approved marine training. Facilities for marine training include a wave pool, fire field and state-of-the-art simulators for propulsion systems, navigation and global communications.


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There are a number of private training institutions filling niche-training markets for local industries. Ranging from environmental safety training and oil and gas certifications to health-related, legal and IT training, Cape Breton’s educational system offers robust and industry-relevant options.