The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is one of Canada's biggest polytechnic institutions. Higher education in Canada includes university, college, and polytechnic education. Unlike many countries, there is no entrance exam to study in higher education in Canada (at post-secondary level), and students can choose which type of environment they want to learn in. NAIT provides both a vibrant campus and an engaging online experience, with a collaborative culture for both staff and students. NAIT believes in an inclusive view of talent and potential, recognizing and valuing all learners and staff.
Being a polytechnic means:
- Delivering technology-based education across our programs
- NAIT education is experiential and hands-on
- Working in partnership with industry
- NAIT applied research solves real problems
NAIT provides a wide range of degree, diploma, or certificate programs across four schools: science and technology, business, skilled trades, health and life sciences.
NAIT graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills employers want. After graduating, students leave confident, prepared, and ready to work, as demonstrated in 90 per cent of NAIT graduates finding employment within a few months of graduating.
Our campuses have a diverse and welcoming student community, with students from over 88 countries. Many services are provided specifically for international students, such as access to certified immigration advisors at no charge, support for those with learning barriers, confidential counselling, and settlement services.
Studying in Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, means that students can enjoy the largest urban park in North America – 22 times the size of New York City's Central Park. Edmonton is a vibrant city with various art galleries, museums, coffee shops, a thriving culinary industry and North America’s largest shopping and entertainment centre.
Students can also visit the Rocky Mountains in Jasper, Banff, and Lake Louise – some of the world’s most inspiring mountain destinations, all just a short drive from Edmonton.