The secure Wi-Fi service for the global research and higher education community. If you’re a higher ed student or member of its faculty or staff, you can seamlessly connect to eduroam while visiting other participating institutions…just as you would at your home campus.

CANARIE is proud to be the national operator of eduroam in Canada, authenticating more than 300 million logins in the last year alone.

The eduroam service is available to all research and higher-ed institutions that participate in the Canadian Access Federation (CAF). Students, faculty, and staff from participating institutions that have deployed eduroam can connect at these sites throughout Canada:

Where Can I Roam in Canada?

If your institution is a member of CAF that has deployed eduroam, you can roam at the Canadian institutions listed here:

Why eduroam?

For students, faculty members, or staff:

If your institution has deployed eduroam, you can seamlessly connect to a secure, trusted wireless network at thousands of hotspots around the world. Rather than relying on unsecure, “open” Wi-Fi networks, you will seamlessly and securely connect to eduroam wherever it’s being broadcast, including at airports, campuses, libraries, museums, and research facilities.

If you can access your home institution’s Wi-Fi network, you’ll have access to eduroam!


For IT teams at higher ed and research institutions:

eduroam significantly reduces your operational load for managing visitors’ Wi-Fi access and eliminates the need for creating temporary user accounts. And if those visitors need tech support, help is provided by their home institution’s IT department.

Most important, eduroam mitigates the security risks of open SSIDs on your network and provides a secure roaming experience for your campus visitors that protects devices from snooping and other man-in-the-middle attacks.

How does eduroam work?

If your institution has deployed eduroam, your connection to eduroam is seamless when you visit eduroam-enabled sites. The magic happens behind the scenes:

  1. A login request is sent to your home institution;
  2. Your home institution verifies your credentials (you are who you say you are); and
  3. Sends the authorization to the institution you are visiting.
  4. Success! Once the site you’re visiting receives this authorization, you are connected.

As the Canadian operator of eduroam, CANARIE manages this authorization and authentication process between your home institution and the one you are visiting – whether it’s with a partner school’s campus in your city or at a research facility on the other side of the world.

eduroam Visitor Access (eVA)

Launched in 2020, eduroam Visitor Access (eVA) is a companion service for eduroam. It makes it easy for institutions to provide secure, temporary Wi-Fi access via eduroam to visitors that are not from an institution that participates in eduroam.

As the host institution, you’ll have full control over the length of time these visitors can access your eduroam network. You can also delegate the ability to create eVA accounts to others within your organization, taking the admin load off the IT team and making it easier for office managers, event hosts, and other trusted staff to manage access for their visitors.

Learn more about eVA

eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT)

eduroam CAT lets you configure a profile using secure methods to connect to legitimate authentication servers operated by your organization. When your students, staff, and researchers apply this profile to connect to eduroam, their devices and credentials will no longer be at risk of interception attacks.

Learn more about eduroam CAT

Case Studies

Learn about innovative deployments of eduroam and how they have simplified connectivity and account management for students, researchers, academic faculty, and IT departments.

Check out our case studies

Program News

October 23, 2017

Canadian students on the move rely on eduroam one million times a day

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September 30, 2016

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September 16, 2016

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