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Frequently asked questions for post secondary students.

Where can I find a directory of schools in Edmonton?

You can access the Edmonton Public and Edmonton Catholic school directories here:
Edmonton Public Schools 
Edmonton Catholic Schools

Where are the campuses of the various post-secondary institutions located?

We have listed seven post-secondary institution campus locations in Edmonton.

1. University of Alberta
2. Grant MacEwan University
3. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
4. Concordia University of Edmonton
5. The King's University College
6. Newman Theological College
7. NorQuest College

For more information, you can check out Relocate Canada, and Edmonton Transit Post Secondary School Services.

1. University of Alberta (North Campus) — the main and original campus site of the U of A is situated on the beautiful North Saskatchewan River and looks across the banks of the river at downtown Edmonton.

Also, part of the university is:

  • Augustana Campus (Liberal Arts-focused education), located in Camrose which is 60 minutes southeast of Edmonton.
  • Campus Saint-Jean (U of A in French) located south of downtown Edmonton.
  • Enterprise Square (creative and entrepreneurial activity, innovation and collaborative opportunities for community and economic development) housed in the former Bay Building in the heart of downtown Edmonton.
  • South Campus (living laboratory — agri-food research) located 10 minutes from North Campus.

2. Grant MacEwan University

  • Grant MacEwan University has four campuses
  • City Centre Campus located in downtown Edmonton and spans six blocks, housing classrooms, labs, study spaces, sport and wellness centre, health learning centre, library and residences. 
    Centre for the Arts and Communications occupies an entire block in Edmonton’s west end and is dedicated to the visual and performing arts that includes a professionally equipped 363 seat theatre, a theatre lab, audio lab, recording studio, photo and digital editing studios, and library.
  • South Campus, located in the Mill Woods district of Edmonton, provides programs from the Faculty of Health and Community Studies and School of business.
  • Alberta College Campus — located in downtown Edmonton, the campus is a landmark in the city and home to Conservatory of Music.

3. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Locations (NAIT)

  • Main Campus — central Edmonton, most full time programs, business, IT, health sciences.
  • Patricia Campus — northwest Edmonton — mechanical, industrial and trades programs.
  • South Campus — south Edmonton — apprenticeship training.
  • St. Albert Campus — located in the city of St. Albert, 15 km northwest of the NAIT main campus in Edmonton.
  • NAIT Distribution Centre — located in central Edmonton — aviation training centre.
  • NAIT Calgary — located in the city of Calgary (362 km south of Edmonton) — IT, project management and leadership.

4. Concordia University of Edmonton — (Christian University) — located in the Highlands district in the City of Edmonton, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley. 29 accredited programs in Arts, Science and Management. Also offer two after-degrees in Education and Environmental Health.

5.  The King's University College — (Christian university college) — located in northeast Edmonton offers fully accredited bachelor degrees in the arts and sciences.

6.  Newman Theological College — located in south Edmonton near the river valley, a private, Roman Catholic academic institution dedicated to the study of theology and related disciplines.

7. Norquest College — diplomas or certificates

  • Edmonton Downtown Campus — academics, adult literacy, ESL, Pre-apprenticeship, employment & Industry training, Aboriginal Programs & Services
  • Health Education Centre — 102 Ave — Practical Nurse programs, Allied Health careers
  • Health Education Centre — 106 Street
  • Intercultural Centre
  • Business and Community Studies Centre — business career program
  • Westmount Campus — Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINK)
What can I do around campus?

Depending on which post secondary institution you choose and which campus you will be attending, the following provides an over view of campus life:

University of Alberta
Grant MacEwan University
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Concordia University of Edmonton
The King's University College
Norquest College

I’m from out of town. Where can I live while I attend post-secondary?

Many post-secondary institutions offer on-campus dormitories. For more information about each institution, go to:
1. University of Alberta
2. Grant MacEwan University
3. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology - NAIT does not currently provide student residences on campus. However a housing registry is available.
4. Concordia University of Edmonton
5. The King's University College
6. Norquest College – does not provide student residences on campus but has a variety of accommodation options.

Many students have also found it helpful if they live along the Light Rail Transit (LRT) – making it easy to travel between home and campuses.

What’s life like in Edmonton for a student?

Whether you enjoy sports, nightlife, arts and culture, dining, walking, biking, volunteering, Edmonton has all of this and more.

One of the most popular hang outs for students and young academics is Whyte Avenue – an eclectic area in Old Strathcona that offers shopping, dining, night life, theatre and just plain a-t-m-o-s-p-h-e-r-e.

On the other side of the river is 124th Street, lined with specialty shops, the famous “Gallery Walk”, bakeries, deli’s and some mighty fine dining.

The Alberta Art Gallery, Telus World of Science, Fort Edmonton and the Royal Alberta Museum are a few of the attractions the city has to offer.

And then there’s Edmonton’s famous river valley, with miles of hiking, biking and walking paths. With lovely park areas dotting the valley, it’s a great place to take a picnic lunch in the summer or a wiener roast and hot chocolate at one of the many camp stoves in the winter.

It only takes a bit of exploring to learn about all that Edmonton has to offer.

Where can I find more information about career advancement in Edmonton?

Each institution offers their respective career services and career counsellors.

To find out more information about University of Alberta career advancement, you can go to:

I’m interested in private schools. Are there any in Edmonton?

Yes. Edmonton houses numerous private schools with a variety of languages, religious and academic programs.

For more information, visit Virtual Wellness, Private and Charter Schools

Where can I learn English as a Second Language?

Many places in Edmonton offer English classes, where you can learn English or upgrade your current English language skills.

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