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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides literacy and basic skills training, including numeracy, digital, communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Helps learners prepare for employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education and greater independence
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
LBS Program Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 am-2:30 pm 
Personal and Career Development (PCD) Program Hours: Mon, Fri 9:30 am-12:30 pm * Tue-Thu 9 am-3 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay
  • Ontario residents 19 years and older, with reading, writing and math skills below Grade 12 of the Ontario Curriculum 
  • Must have facility in English
Application Call to arrange interview
Assessment Process 
  • Academic Upgrading Assessment Test 
  • Determine eligibility for bursary 
  • Individual intake appointments
Languages English
Fees Deposit - Academic Upgrading/Academic Career Entrance - Refundable book fee; Personal Career Development - Deposit and refundable book fee
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 807-473-3723 or 807-475-6418 
Appointments for Assessment Testing: 807-475-6476
Toll Free Phone Outside of Thunder Bay 1-888-501-0870
Fax 807-473-3853
Primary Contact Judy Barton, Coordinator, Academic Upgrading and Personal and Career Development; Phone: 807-473-3781; Email:
Alternate Contact Carol Cline, Manager, Upgrading Programs; Phone: 807-473-3774; Email:
Site Location Rm 342, Shuniah Building
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address Shuniah Building, Confederation College
1450 Nakina Dr, Room 342
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4W1
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Intersection Balmoral St and Sibley Dr
Mailing Address c/o Academic Upgrading 
PO Box 398 
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4W1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development