Our Unique Advantage


Post Secondary Education

Sault Ste. Marie offers top-tier post-secondary institutions at both the college and university levels, making the community a hub for learning. What's even better is that both local institutions, Algoma University and Sault College, have recently underwent major building expansions, meaning more growth is slated for this sectos.

Algoma University

  • More than 1,200 full and part-time students
  • Offers undergraduate degrees in more than 30 academic programs, along with three and four-year bachelor's degrees in disciplines such as biology, English, history, computer science, psychology, fine arts and sociology
  • In 2012, the university opened its $21.4-million Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre, which houses business and technology tenants, including the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
  • The university is also home to the Algoma Conservatory of Music, one of the largest and most recognized music schools in the province

Sault College

  • Total enrollment at the college is 2,500
  • In 2012, the college unveiled its new, $25-million academic wing, a 75,000 square-foot facility providing 19 classrooms, a fully-wired 120-seat lecture hall, learning commons and a reconfigured main entrance
  • Offers full-time programming is disciplines such as aviation engineering, business, arts, natural resources, public relations, native education, criminal justice and hospitality
  • Offers apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of programs, including industrial electrician, ironworker, marine engine mechanic and steamfitting
  • The college has transfer agreements with Algoma University, Lake Superior State University, and other universities in Canada, the United States, Finland, New Zealand and China
  • Offers one of the most highly-recognized aviation programs in the country

Lake Superior State University

  • Located across the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the university has an enrollment of nearly 3,000, with about 15% of the students hailing from Ontario
  • Offers academic programs in areas such as fisheries and wildlife management, engineering, chemistry and the environmental sciences, teacher education, nursing, geology, business management, fire science, criminal justice and forensic sciences
  • Features a student/faculty ratio of 17:1, with 70% of classes consisting of less than 30 students