Begin a new career path by attending a program at Oshki-Wenjack. All of our programs are designed around a unique delivery model which allows you to stay in your home community for most of your studies and earn a degree, diploma or certificate.

Upcoming Programs

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Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Program – Entry to Trades

The ACE program is a pathway to a career in the skilled trades. If you’re interested in working in a trade but don’t have the Grade 12 requirement for the trade, you can apply for this training free of any tuition – costs for textbooks are covered.

Program Length: 30 weeks
Start Date: October 2nd 2023
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Bachelor of Social Work

This new program is specially designed for graduates of Social Service Worker (SSW) and Social Service Worker—Indigenous Specialization (SSW-IS) programs to continue their learning by joining a BSW program mid-way through by earning transfer credits from your SSW/SSW-IS towards BSW in partnership with Algoma University.

Depending on your GPA & SSW program taken. Some students may need to start earlier with the transition semester May-August. Those assessed for 60 credits for transfer start in September.

Program Length: 6 or 7 Semesters
Start Date: May 2023
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College Access

Looking to start a college diploma but not sure what program to choose, or missing the admissions requirements? This program will help you find your path.

Program Length: 1 year (2 semesters)
Start Date: May 2022
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Indigenous Classroom Assistant

Love to support young people? This program will prepare you to work in schools and help Indigenous children learn and be recognized. As a classroom assistant you will work under the direction of a teacher or school principal.

Program Length: 2 Years
Start Date: Early summer of 2023
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Personal Support Worker

This program is for people who are looking for a career path that will allow them to connect with people on a one-on-one basis. Personal support workers are important members of our communities and the healthcare system as they provide assistance and support to people who are in need.

Program Length: 1 Year (2 semesters)
Start Date: May 2022
Security Guard Certification Program

This course will prepare students for writing the security guard licensing examination for the province of Ontario.

Program Length: 40 Hours
Start Date: Monthly
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Home and Community Support Worker

Learn How to Help Others

Learn how to help elders and others who may need care at home.

Program Length: 1 Semester
Start Date: May 2022
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Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program: Heavy Duty Equipment Technician – Mechanic Level 1

Pre-Apprenticeship Training is a pathway to apprenticeship for skilled trades. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive Heavy Duty Equipment Technician – Mechanic Level 1 in-class certification, and will be eligible for apprenticeships targeted toward the mining industry.

Program Length: 8 Weeks
Start Date: May 15th 2023
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Social Service Worker - Indigenous Specialization

This unique program is designed for Indigenous learners who want to make a difference in their communities through social services. This diploma program will prepare you to work in a variety of social services, including mental health, education, family services and more.

Program Length: 2 Years (5 semesters)
Start Date: September 2022
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Aboriginal Bachelor of Education

When you choose teaching as part of your path you have the opportunity to make impact on future generations in our communities. This degree program prepares you to be a certified teacher in Ontario for the Primary and Junior divisions (Grades K-6).

Program Length: 5 years (15 semesters)
Start Date: September 2022
diploma program

Our Business Diploma is a general program offering a wide variety of pathways into a rewarding career. Graduates will have a broad understanding of the contemporary business world and the skills to compete in rural and urban job markets.

Program Length: 2 years (5 semesters)
Start Date: September 2022
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Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education Diploma program offers a pathway into rewarding careers working with young children. Graduates of the Early Childhood Education Diploma program will be eligible for registration with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators and become a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).

Program Length: 2 years (5 semesters)
Start Date: September 2022
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Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention

Looking for a career path where you can help others? With this diploma you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of community programs that help others on their path to wellness.

Program Length: 2 Years (5 semesters) includes 300 hour field placement in final semester
Start Date: September 2022
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Police Foundations

A diploma in Police Foundations prepares you for a career with many opportunities including provincial/municipal police agencies, public and private law enforcement agencies, the Canadian military, corrections, and Border Services.

Program Length: 2 Years (5 semesters)
Start Date: January 2024
Pimache-O-Win Pathways for Women

Find your New Beginnings

Program Length: 30 Hours
Start Date:
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Practical Nursing

This diploma program equips learners with the skills they will need to work in their field and pass their Canadian Practical nurse Registration Exam.

Program Length: 5 Semesters
Start Date: January 2023
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Pre-Health Sciences

Be a part of the NAN Health Transformation by choosing a career in the healthcare field. The Pre-Health Sciences Certificate Program will prepare you to move onto a certificate or diploma program in health sciences.

Program Length: 1 Year (2 semesters)
Start Date: May 2022

Why Oshki-Wenjack?

Located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Oshki-Wenjack is a culturally safe learning community grounded in the belief that all students deserve to feel a sense of belonging and support on their path to building a strong future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Natalie, Student
“There’s so many options. Once, you finish it and then all these doors open up. That’s what’s kind of got me all excited.”
Dorothy, Business Program Coordinator
“We know our students' names, we know our students kid's names, we know our student's pets' names. Maybe that seems like too intrusive but it also helps you to understand where they may need support and how they can support other students.”

Our Accredited Partners

Canadore CollegeSault CollegeConfederation CollegeLakehead UniversityBrock UniversityNipissing University

Main Campus

Address: 106 Centennial Square,
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1H3

Toll Free: 1 (866) 63-OSHKI (67454)


Business Mailing Address

Address: 14-656 City Road,
Fort William First Nation, Ontario, P7J 1K3

Phone: (807) 626-1880


Oshki-Wenjack respectfully acknowledges its campus is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe peoples of Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We also recognize the contributions made to our community by the Métis people. © Copyright 2020 by Oshki-Pimache-O-Win. All Rights Reserved.
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