Lakehead University
Lakehead University grew out of Lakehead College of Arts, Science, and Technology and Lakehead Technical Institute. Lakehead Technical University was established to meet Ontario's need for higher education. In 1946, an Order-in-Council of the Province of Ontario established it. Today, the university offers 57 undergraduate programmes as well as 30 graduate and doctoral programmes through nine faculties: Education, Business Administration, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine and Graduate Studies, Science and Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, and Science and Humanities.

Cost of attendance

The average annual cost of attendance for Undergraduate Programs is 1,370,558 INR / Year, and the cost of attendance for Post Graduate Programs is roughly 1,333,094 INR / Year for overseas students. The amount may vary depending on the course chosen, the type of lodging, and the candidate's personal spending habits.


Living away from home is not as simple or enjoyable as it appears. To make it easier for students who desire to study in Canada to stay, the university offers both on-campus and off-campus housing at reasonable pricing. LU offers on-campus housing to students in both Orillia and Thunder Bay. On-campus accommodation costs about $11,776 on average. The typical off-campus cost of living in Canada for a student ranges from 15,000 CAD to 20,000 CAD, depending on lifestyle and preferences. This varies from province to province in Canada.

Acceptance rate

The university has a total of 8600 students enrolled. Lakehead University is home to over 1,500 international students from over 70 countries. Lakehead University is a popular university with an acceptance rate of 82 percent and mildly selective admission criteria.


Lakehead University's two campuses collaborate to provide students with a variety of intellectual programmes. The Orilla Campus, which has approximately 1,400 students and is located in downtown Orillia, offers unique and rare interdisciplinary degrees that mix topics such as arts and science, business, social work, and education. Lakehead Thunder-bay Campus, located in southwest Ontario, has over 7,900 students and offers everything from educational facilities to a wide range of professional courses such as forestry, nursing, business, kinesiology, social work, medicine, and law.


Lakehead's Faculty of Business Administration earns AACSB accreditation. 

Jobs and Placement

Matches for practise placement are usually made in early March. Practice placements begin in either September or January of the third year of study (3L). Students will spend one semester in courses and one semester on Practice Placement. Furthermore, their practicum is a required component of your curriculum and consists of a minimum of 105 days of practise teaching divided into four teaching locations. In Canada, the average annual salary for Lakehead University employees is C$66992.

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