Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning



Main Campus

299 Doon Valley Drive Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4M4

Conestoga is the fastest growing polytechnic in Ontario, with enrolment growth of more than 42 per cent over the last five years.

Consistently ranked among the very best of Ontario’s colleges, Conestoga is currently engaged in the largest expansion in its history. New facilities at campuses in Kitchener and Waterloo as well as a new training centre in Ingersoll provide state-of-the-art training based on industry needs.  Our new South campus is home to the School of Engineering and Information Technology, as well as the Institute for Food Processing Technology.

The college has a productive partnership with local industry and is a key contributor to regional growth.  A recent study shows that almost 50 per cent of the local adult population has participated in education or training programs at Conestoga, and our graduates contribute mote than $1 billion to the local economy each year.

Conestoga is consistently ranked among Ontario’s very best colleges on annual Key Performance Indicator (KPI) surveys, which measure graduate employment rates and satisfaction levels, as well as employer and student satisfaction.

Campus locations:

  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
  • Guelph
  • Ingersoll
  • Cambridge
  • Stratford

Beginning in 2012-13, Conestoga will also offer a limited range of programs in Brantford in conjunction with Wilfrid Laurier University.

Institutional Data from 2012-2013 Academic Year


Full-time students 12,980
Part-time students 473
Total For-Credit Enrolment (Headcount) 13,453


Apprenticeship Students 2,253
Full time International Students (including ESL) 1,304


Annual Intake new students:

2012-2013 8,433
2011-2012 7,577
2010-2011 7,257
2009-2010 7,653
2008-2009 6,208
2007-2008 5,401


Standalone Bachelor’s Degrees 9
Joint Bachelor’s Degrees 2
Diplomas 77
Certificates 39
Apprenticeship Programs 22
Graduate Certificates 23

Graduation Data:

Total Graduates, academic year 2012-2013 3,792
Graduate employment rate 87.7%

 Research & Development

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (CCITAL) supplies applied research and business development services to business, industry, and service organizations in fields consistent with our academic programs. The foundation for applied research rests on our faculty, their significant “hands-on” experience, and their advanced academic credentials.

Applied research at Conestoga is a logical extension of our historically strong relationship with local business, industry and institutions, and will serve to support the provincial and federal goals of increased productivity and enhanced training opportunities for our students. Applied research will take place primarily through industry “pull” with industry driving the research and development agenda.

The major objectives of applied research at Conestoga are to:

  • Support local business, industry and institutions in their efforts to innovate, and improve their products and processes through applied research activities.
  • Enhance student education and research skills through applied research opportunities.
  • Promote the professional development of college faculty and staff through research opportunities.

For more information visit our applied research area at

Newcomer Integration

Southwestern Ontario is a popular destination for new Canadians and Conestoga is well placed to help with the education individuals need to secure a great career in Canada.  We offer help in navigating through the process – from application to enrolment – and even offer career advice to those looking to maximize their credentials.


International Activities and International Educational Partnerships

Every year students choose Conestoga because of its reputation for educational excellence and commitment to helping students reach their personal and academic goals. Conestoga is well-recognized for quality programs and exceptional services for international students.

"I decided to come to Conestoga College because I heard this college is the best college in Ontario. When I came here, I felt that Conestoga College is really the best college in Ontario." – Zifan


For more information about our International Education department visit

 Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is renowned for their expertise in:

  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Media Studies
  • Trades and Apprenticeships

 Conestoga offers Bachelor's Degrees in:

  • Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Health Informatics Management)
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Architecture – Project and Facility Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting, Audit and Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business Management)
  • Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Systems Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Systems Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Public Relations

 Conestoga's Close Industry partners

 Top 5 countries of origin of International Students:

  1. China
  2. India
  3. Korea
  4. Nigeria
  5. Saudi Arabia

Contact Information

President and Chief Executive Officer:
John Tibbits
519.748.5220 ext 3500

Director, Office of the President and Corporate Secretary
Helena Webb
519.748.5220 ext 3248

Executive Director, Academic Administration
Barbara Kelly
519.748.5220 ext 2217

What People are Saying

I am always quite impressed with the talent and vision of your members.

Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, speaking to the 2012 Polytechnics Canada Annual Conference, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ont.