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Connected Institutions

Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This powerful digital infrastructure connects Canadians to national and global data, tools, colleagues, and classrooms that fuel the engine of innovation in today’s digital economy.


CANARIE and its NREN partners connect more than:

  • 85 universities, 85 colleges, and 30 CEGEPS
  • 85 federal government research labs
  • 46 teaching and research hospitals
  • 10 business incubators/accelerators
  • Almost 5,500 K-12 schools
  • 12 provincial and territorial Regional Advanced Networks (RANs)
  • 100+ National Research and Education Networks around the world

See a list of the top 30 institutional users of CANARIE’s network, based on annual traffic (measured in TeraBytes, or TB) below:

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Provincial Connections

Map of Canada

BCNET, British Columbia Yukon Aurora College, NWT Cybera, Alberta SRnet, Saskatchewan MRnet, Manitoba ORION, Ontario area Québec ACORN-NL, Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick ACORN-NS, Nova Scotia area Prince Edward Island

British Columbia

Through BCNET, CANARIE connects:

  • 62 K-12 School districts
  • 47 Colleges and Universities
  • 14 Federal labs and cultural institutions
  • 13 Provincial health institutions
  • 2 Consortia
  • 2 Municipal institutions (libraries)

Alberta

Through Cybera, CANARIE connects:

  • 604 K-12 schools in 19 school boards
  • 17 Colleges and Universities
  • 1 Federal lab
  • 1 Consortium
  • 3 Provincial institutions
  • 4 Industry connections
  • 1 Municipal institution (library)

Saskatchewan

Through SRnet, CANARIE connects:

  • 16 Colleges and Universities
  • 9 Federal departments and labs
  • 13 Consortium
  • 7 Provincial labs and health centres
  • 3 Industry connections
  • 2 Research parks

Manitoba

Through MRnet, CANARIE connects:

  • 596 K-12 schools through 38 school boards and divisions
  • 12 Colleges and Universities
  • 5 Federal lab
  • 2 Consortia
  • 1 Provincial health centre
  • 2 Industry connections
  • 1 Research park

Ontario

Through ORION, CANARIE connects:

  • 22 K-12 school boards
  • 48 Colleges and Universities
  • 14 Federal institutions
  • 3 Consortia
  • 19 Provincial institutions
  • 4 Industry connections
  • 1 Municipal (library)

Québec

Through RISQ, CANARIE connects:

  • 72 Cégeps and Universities
  • 16 Federal institutions
  • 1 Consortium
  • 9 Provincial institutions
  • 2 Industry connections

New Brunswick

Through our partners at the University of New Brunswick, CANARIE connects:

  • 8 K-12 school districts
  • 25 Colleges and Universities
  • 3 Federal institutions
  • 1 Provincial institution

Nova Scotia

Through ACORN-NS, CANARIE connects:

  • 33 Colleges and Universities
  • 5 Federal institutions
  • 2 Industry connections
  • 15 Provincial institutions, including Department of Education (K-12 schools)

Prince Edward Island

Through our partners at the University of Prince Edward Island, CANARIE connects:

  • 15 Colleges and Universities
  • 1 Federal institution
  • 1 Department of Education (K-12 schools)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Through ACORN-NL, CANARIE connects:

  • 4 Colleges and Universities
  • 1 Consortium
  • 1 Federal institution
  • 2 Provincial connections
  • 2 Schools (K-12)

Northwest Territories

Through our partners at Aurora College, CANARIE connects:

  • 57 Schools (K-12)
  • 32 Colleges
  • 22 Provincial institutions

Yukon

Through our partners at Yukon College, CANARIE connects:

  • 31 Schools (K-12)
  • 13 Colleges
  • 40 Provincial institutions

Click here for definitions of institution types.