With seven leading post-secondary institutions less than 30-minutes away, Stony Plain's students don't need to relocate or seek new housing while completing their post-secondary studies. This keeps people in the community and educational levels among our labour force high.

Quick Facts

  • Approximately 11% of Stony Plain's labour force has a university degree
  • Approximately 35% of Stony Plain's labour force has a college, CEGEP, or other non-university accreditation
  • Post-secondary enrollments indicate languages, social sciences, arts & humanities, health sciences, and trades & technologists as the most popular program bands amongst Stony Plain's population 
  • Over 5,500 students are currently in Stony Plain's K-12 schools

*Sourced from Statistics Canada and Government of Alberta Regional Dashboard

Post-Secondary Graduates Eligible for Employment 

The following information provides insight into the number of graduates from local post-secondary institutions that are eligible for employment. The best and most up-to-date place for this information will always be the source.

 NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)

NAIT’s hands-on, technology-based education and applied research are essential to the productivity and prosperity of Alberta. Graduates have the knowledge and skills employers want. They leave NAIT confident, prepared, and in-demand.

2021 Graduates


Program Terms

Number of Graduates

Animal Studies 

1 to 2 years34

Building and Construction

1 to 2 years


Business and Administration 

1 to 4 years


Engineering Technology 

2 years293

Health Programs

1 to 3 years475

Hospitality and Culinary Arts

15 weeks to 2 years86

Industrial Technology

14 weeks to 2 years142

Information Technology

1 to 4 years294

Media Arts

1 to 2 years45

Resources, Applied Sciences and Environmental

1 to 4 years252

*Sourced from NAIT Graduate Placement Report

NAIT Graduate Placement Report

 University of Alberta

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of the top teaching and research universities in Canada, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. 

2021 Graduates


Number of Graduates
Agriculture, Life & Environmental Science484
Education 1,250
Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation Studies359
Medicine and Dentistry500
Native Studies32
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Studies159
Public Health 91
Rehabilitation Medicine379
Science 1,669

*Sourced from the University of Alberta Student Databook

University of Alberta Student Databook

 MacEwan University 

MacEwan University provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Creativity thrives at MacEwan through research and innovation that engages students, faculty, and the community.

Convocation numbers were not available for MacEwan University. However, the University has approximately 18,345 full- and part-time students, of which, about 12,208 are full-time students enrolled in credit programs.

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 The King's University 

The King's University is a Christian university and serves students and communities across western Canada and around the world. Its campus is located in Alberta's growing and vibrant capital and situated on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional and ancestral territory of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, and Nakota Sioux.

Convocation numbers were not available for The King's University. Online resources indicate there are about 900 to 1,000 students.

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Concordia University

Concordia University offers over 45 majors and minors in the fields of Arts, Science, and Management, two after-degree programs, three masters degrees, and several graduate certificates and diplomas.

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NorQuest College

NorQuest College understands that learners come with varying levels of education and they assist them at the times and places that meet their needs, whether that is in the classroom, through distance learning, or continuing education. They help identify their strengths, work on their areas of need, and move them towards exciting learning paths and life-changing careers. Their post-secondary diploma and certificate programs offer careers in health, community studies, and business.

NorQuest also uniquely delivers to the increasing demands of our economy. Thanks to their workforce-relevant programming, the average diploma graduate from NorQuest College earns $15,100 more than a high school graduate at their career midpoint. In addition, research shows that NorQuest College and their students added $471.4 million of total income to Edmonton’s regional economy. These outcomes are based on a 2016-17 study conducted by Economic Specialists International. 

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Yellowhead Tribal College

Yellowhead Tribal College is an inclusive and open learning institution in Treaty 6 territory. They provide accredited programs in a flexible, supportive academic environment that nurtures Indigenous cultures and traditions.

The College provides students with educational opportunities that respond immediately to community needs to help lay the foundation for its graduates to participate fully in 21st-century Canadian society. Yellowhead Tribal College is a proud community partner delivering upgrading programs as well as accredited post-secondary courses, certificates, diplomas, and degrees. All their programs are supported by and foster First Nations culture and language.

Learn more about Yellowhead Tribal College

Post-Secondary Attainment Among Labour Force
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,830 1,890 1,865
College, CEGEP, or other non-university  2,385 2,770 4,925
High School or equivalent 3,190 4,145 4,790
Less than high school 2,800 2,760 2,400
University degree 1,280 1,855 1,505

*Sourced from Statistics Canada and Government of Alberta Regional Dashboard

Post-Secondary Enrollments
Total 724 734
Program Band20192020
Business 114 97
Education 45 44
Health Sciences 119 114
Language, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities 196 210
Legal & Security  17 19
Physical, Natural & Applied Sciences 90 81
Preparatory & basic upgrading 27 43
Recreation 24 27
Trades & Technologists 119 121

*Sourced from Government of Alberta Regional Dashboard

Post-Secondary Locations

High School Enrollments
Grade 10 353 384
Grade 11 403 317
Grade 12 475 361
Total 1,231 1,062

*Sourced from Government of Alberta Regional Dashboard

K-9 Enrollments
ECS 489 394
Grade 1 411 425
Grade 2 440 439
Grade 3 423 465
Grade 4 427 436
Grade 5 479 444
Grade 6 450 495
Grade 7 456 478
Grade 8 433 489
Grade 9 366 376
Total 4,374 4,441

*Sourced from Government of Alberta Regional Dashboard

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