It Pays to Study North!

It Pays to Study North!

As part of an evening celebration at Collège Boréal’s restaurant Au pied du rocher, approximately fifteen first-year students received an entrance incentive rebate from Study North.

With a looming skills shortage in a number of key sectors, Northern Ontario is on the hunt to attract, and keep, talent. Launched in 2014, the Study North initiative aims to do just that by encouraging students from Southern and Eastern Ontario to pursue their post-secondary education at one of six partner colleges located in Northern Ontario, including Collège Boréal, Cambrian College, Canadore College, Confederation College, Northern College, and Sault College.

Each year, Study North issues entrance incentive rebates valued at $1,000 to a limited number of students. The following Collège Boréal students met the selection criteria to receive the incentive:

  • Maya Levasseur (Barrie), Practical Nursing;
  • Bianca Sherrington (Barrie), Art Fundamentals;
  • Elysia Windsor (Richmond Hill), Early Childhood Education;
  • Simon Loiselle (Ottawa), Fish, Wildlife, and Forestry Technician;
  • Alexandre Leroux (L’Orignal), Occupational Therapy Assistant / Physiotherapy Assistant;
  • Hawa Diallo (Ottawa), Stage Management Assistant;
  • Sophie Carrier (Moose Creek), Veterinary Technician;
  • Émilie Gaudreault (Rockland), Social Services Worker;
  • Kendra Rioux (Angus), Fish, Wildlife, and Forestry Technician;
  • Haley Verville (Maxville), Medical Imaging Technology;
  • Kiza Ndushime (Windsor), Construction Engineering Technologist (Civil and Mining);
  • Kim Gagnon (Wassaga Beach), Pharmacy Technician;
  • Catriona Chrichton (London), Funeral Director – Class 1; and
  • Benjamin Willard (Brighton), Welder/Fabricator Technician.

In addition to its recruiting efforts, Study North aims to retain graduates in Northern Ontario. The “Stay North” program encourages graduates to call Northern Ontario home. Those who register have access to a network of employers and an array of job opportunities in the region.

For recent data on Study North and its “Stay North” initiative, please see the December 2016 Update. For more information, please see the Study North website at


“Collège Boréal is a proud partner of the Study North initiative. Students who choose to pursue their post-secondary education at Boréal will not only receive a top-notch education, but also gain a variety of enriching experiences in both their professional and personal lives. Our future graduates will certainly stand out on the job market and become an asset to their community.”

Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal

“Northern Ontario is a wonderful place to learn, work, and live. Here, you will find vibrant communities, a wide variety of employment opportunities, as well as many cultural and recreational attractions. We are thrilled with the success of Study North thus far and are certain the initiative will have a positive economic impact for Northern Ontario.”

Katherine Villeneuve, Head Liaison Officer, Study North

Quick Facts

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 97% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!

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Josée Campeau-Rousselle

Manager of Communications and Media Relations

705-560-6673, ext. 1235

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