About NorQuest College

With the strength of a NorQuest College education, our learners have the skills and confidence to further their studies, begin new careers, provide better lives for their families, and make valuable contributions to society.

At NorQuest, we have a unique ability to provide students with the skills Alberta needs in a supportive and inclusive environment. And with input from industry, business, and the public sector, we make learning relevant and rewarding.

We understand that our learners come with varying levels of education and we assist them at the times and places that meet their needs, whether that is in the classroom, via distance learning or continuing education. We help identify their strengths, work on their areas of need, and move them towards exciting learning paths and life-changing careers. Our post-secondary diploma and certificate programs offer careers in health, community studies, and business.

We also uniquely deliver to the increasing demands of our economy. Thanks to our workforce-relevant programming, the average diploma graduate from NorQuest College earns $15,100 more than a high school graduate at their career midpoint. In addition, research shows that NorQuest College and our students added $471.4 million of total income to Edmonton’s regional economy. These outcomes are based on a 2016-17 study conducted by Economic Specialists International.

Located on traditional lands referred to as Treaty 6 territory, we serve 12,573 full-time and part-time credit students, and 7,894 non-credit or continuing education students, including assessment examinations. As a regional steward, we provide access to adult education in Edmonton and Wetaskiwin.

We are proud to embrace diversity and honour inclusiveness.

  • 108 countries of birth
  • 73 first languages spoken on campus

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Treaty acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands, referred to as Treaty 6 Territory and the homeland of Metis Region #4. This land is home to many diverse groups of Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Inuit, and Métis. I also acknowledge that the City of Edmonton and all the people here are beneficiaries of Treaty No. 6. which encompasses the traditional territories of numerous western Canadian First Nations as well as the Métis people who have called these lands home since time immemorial. NorQuest acknowledges the treaty, the land and the territories of Indigenous peoples as a reminder of:

  1. Our responsibility and obligations to the land and to Indigenous peoples,

  2. Our accountability to addressing the ongoing impacts of colonization that are distinct to Indigenous peoples and communities,

  3. To work together in remembering the spirit and intent of the Treaty towards right relations.