Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne, the only French-language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language.


Université Sainte-Anne has two conveniently located campuses on Cape Breton Island (as well as several others across the Province) in both Petit-de-Grat and Saint-Joseph-du-Moine.



The Petit-de-Grat campus located in Isle Madame, south of Cape Breton, serves the four main communities of this island of 4,000 inhabitants, 80% of whom are of French-speaking Acadian origin. The Petit-de-Grat campus is thus at the service of the community of Arichat, Arichat-Ouest, D’Escousse and Petit-de-Grat. Following the collapse of the fishery in 1990, a host of community services were set up to revive the local economy. Thus, the Petit-de-Grat campus is now well established.

Université Sainte-Anne offers the following college certificates at the Petit-de-Grat campus: Continuing Care Assistant, Government Office Agent, Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Teacher Assistant as well as the Early Childhood Education college diploma. In addition, the campus offers a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Education. This campus also offers evening classes and tailor-made training.


The Saint-Joseph-du-Moine campus serves the communities of Chéticamp, Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, Terre-Noire, Belle-Côte and East Margaree. These Acadian communities are located on the west coast of Cape Breton Island, with the Gulf of St. Lawrence on one side and the Cape Breton Highlands to the rear, an approximate distance of 140 km north of Strait of Canso. These villages are on the “Cabot Trail” circuit, one of the most visited scenic routes in Canada. The population of approximately 4000 people is made up, for the most part, of people of Acadian origin. You will find warm people, a good table, music to make you kick your foot as well as a unique craftsmanship in this corner of the country.

At the Saint-Joseph-du-Moine campus, we offer college and university courses and programs in the health professions, the arts, administration, education and French as a second language. Experts in distance education, we will guide you not only in the choice of study programs, but also in the process of learning through technology. The campus offers the first year of the BA and the BA / B.Ed .. It is possible to complete, entirely at a distance, the Bachelor of Social Work. Our campus can also offer evening classes and tailor-made training such as French as a second language, computers, carpentry, continuing care, WHMIS and OHS, etc.

The Saint-Joseph-du-Moine campus works closely with businesses and institutions in the region in the fields of tourism, business, economic development, education, health, etc. Our staff members are dedicated to their task and always ready to help with personalized training that meets the needs of the job market.

For further details, visit https://www.usainteanne.ca/.

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Last Modified: September 7, 2021