Founded in 1946

Founded in 1946

Lakehead university

Founded in 1946

Founded in 1946

Lakehead university

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  • 7070

  • 1500

    International Students
  • 1279

    World Ranking
  • 32

    Country Ranking
  • O19396019447

    CRICOS Code

Lakehead university

Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, acknowledge all of the students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to the institution.

 Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. 

Also promise excellence in research; Lakehead is the proud host to 11 Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as our world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory and our Biorefining Research Institute.

Lakehead University evolved from the Lakehead Technical Institute (LTI), which was established in 1946. From LTI, Lakehead became the Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology in 1956. 

The Lakehead University Act was given Royal Assent by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1965, and Lakehead University was established. The first degrees granted by Lakehead University were in Arts and Science in 1965


On-campus Based on university info

Campus name Number of weeks Min residence fee Max residence fee
Thunder Bay 34 $7,571 CAD $12,395 CAD
Orillia 34 $12,864 CAD $14,634 CAD

Off-campus Based on univly research


Shared house

$4,344 CAD


Shared house

$6,520 CAD


Entire house

$13,040 CAD

your annual rent (Off-campus) in Thunder Bay


GYM, Wi Fi, Library, Bookstore, laundry, Heating System.

Lakehead university average tuition

$30,000 CAD


$20,000 CAD


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