Investing for future growth at Keyano College

Posted On Monday October 02, 2023
Minister of Advanced Education
Pictured: Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Advanced Education, and Jay Notay, President & CEO of Keyano College.

Investments in facility upgrades at Keyano College will ensure the health and safety of staff and students and improve the student experience.

Keyano College has provided quality education since 1966 and represents an important option for northern Alberta students to receive the world-class education they need, closer to home.

To ensure students can access the skills and training they need to build successful careers while learning in a comfortable, safe and modern environment, Alberta’s government is investing $6.9 million to replace HVAC equipment on campus.

“Investing in local communities encourages students to stay close to home while they develop the skills, knowledge and competencies they need for the most in-demand jobs. It also benefits the local economy, as students graduate and use their talents to continue building strong and prosperous communities.”

Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Advanced Education

Alberta’s government, in collaboration with industry and education partners, is working to address labour shortages across the province. With more training opportunities being created throughout the system and more people moving to Alberta, bringing their talents and ambitions with them, investing in capital maintenance and renewal is key.

"The Government of Alberta's investment in Keyano College has had and will continue to have a profound impact on our institution and the students we serve. We deeply appreciate the support, as it has enabled us to expand educational opportunities, enhance facilities, and ultimately, transform lives in the Wood Buffalo Region."

Jay Notay, president and CEO, Keyano College

Quick facts

  • Budget 2023 investments at Keyano College:
    • $1.1 million to create 93 new seats in bachelor of science in nursing and primary care paramedic programs.
    • $1.2 million to support apprenticeship programs.
    • $6.9 million to replace HVAC air handling units on campus.
    • Total: $9.2 million
  • Budget 2023 investments in northeast Alberta (Athabasca University, Keyano College, Northern Lakes College and Portage College):
    • Targeted enrolment expansion – $3.1 million to create 669 seats in high-demand programs.
    • Apprenticeship funding – $2.1 million to support seats for apprentices.
    • Additional project-specific capital maintenance and renewal funding ­– $9.7 million to update campus facilities and improve student experiences.
    • Total: $14,968,759



Source: Government of Alberta. Investing for future growth at Keyano College.