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About Vanier College



Vanier College is a publicly-funded English language CEGEP located in the Saint-Laurent borough of Montreal. Named in honour of General Georges P. Vanier, Canada’s second native-born, and first French-Canadian Governor General, Vanier College opened its doors on September 8, 1970, welcoming close to 1,400 students in its first cohort.


Vanier College occupies property and buildings purchased by the government from the Soeurs de Sainte-Croix who previously operated a convent (Couvent Notre-Dame-des-Anges) and a private women’s college (Collège Basile-Moreau) on the location. These buildings have undergone considerable renovations over the years to accommodate the changing needs of post-secondary education.


Today, the student population numbers over 6,700 full-time Diploma students with an additional 2,000 students attending through the Continuing Education Department (credit and non-credit courses and programs).

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