Access to Talent

Post - Secondary Institutions

Within  a 45 minutes drive there are two colleges and one university, all with a total of about 91,000 students. Below is more information on those institutions.

Fanshawe  Fanshawe College

Quick Facts:


Fanshawe is a comprehensive college serving the greater London region by providing flexible learning arrangements and experiential education opportunities developed in response to labour market needs.

One of Ontario's largest colleges - with campuses in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas, and Woodstock - Fanshawe serves close to half a million people with a promise to educate, engage, empower, and excite.

It offers more than 200 degree, diploma, certificate, and apprenticeship programs to 43,000 students each year. At the same time, it helps people unlock their potential and achieve success in a variety of disciplines including applied arts, business, health care, human services, hospitality, and technology.

Fanshawe also plays an important role in providing re-skilling and skill upgrading opportunities for mature learners through the design and delivery of custom training for federally and provincially sponsored trainees, community organizations, sectoral training councils, and private sector employers in the business, health, industrial, and services sectors.

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UWO  University of Western Ontario
 Quick Facts:

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Lampton College     Lambton College

Quick Facts:

  • 45 Minutes from Strathroy-Caradoc
  • 2018 Enrolment
    • 3,800 Full-time and 6,500 Part-time
  • Established in 1967
  • 160 Different Programs
  • Tuition for 2019-2020 Academic Year
    • Year 1  - $7,126.87
    • Year 2  - $7,126.87
    • Term 8 - $3,459.50


Since its first day, back in November 1967, Lambton College has worked in partnership with the community to create a region of innovators, working together to strengthen the local economy, and meet industry demand for skilled employees.

Not only is Lambton College opening new buildings, such as the new NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre, and Athletics & Fitness Complex, it is also in the process of developing a new Strategic Plan, which will guide the College into 2024.

As a small college, its achievements are large, and reflective of its career-focused programs, exceptional faculty and staff, and brand new world-class facilities.

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 Skilled and Active Labour Force

Field of Study

The figure on the right shows the percentage of the labour force with an education in specific fields. Notice that there is a large number of local professionals with engineering or related degrees, with the health care field being a close second. This is likely due to the large amount of manufacturers in the local economy, as well as the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.

When it comes to the local labour force status, the participation rates and unemployment rates in Strathroy-Caradoc indicate a better economic environment than the closest Census Metropolitan Area, the province of Ontario, and Canada. Visit the Demographic, Labour Force and Industry Statistics page for more details on the local labour force. 


A great resource for employers, employees, or those looking to volunteer within Strathroy-Caradoc or the surrounding region is the Work in Middlesex website.