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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:

  • 126 universities, 144 colleges, and 30 CEGEPS
  • 25 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:

CANARIE-Top-30-RE-2015-2016

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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:

  • 22 universities, 12 colleges
  • 8 federal government research labs
  • 9 teaching and research hospitals
  • 1 business incubator/accelerator

Alberta

Through Cybera, CANARIE connects:

  • 17 universities, 5 colleges
  • 1 federal government research lab
  • 2 business incubators/accelerators
  • 1,112 K-12 schools

Saskatchewan

Through SRnet, CANARIE connects:

  • 9 universities, 42 colleges
  • 5 federal government research labs
  • 2 business incubators/accelerators
  • 774 K-12 schools

Manitoba

Through MRnet, CANARIE connects:

  • 8 universities, 19 colleges
  • 1 teaching and research hospital
  • 2 business incubators/accelerators
  • 604 K-12 schools

Ontario

Through ORION, CANARIE connects:

  • 21 universities, 22 colleges
  • 1 federal government research lab
  • 12 teaching and research hospitals
  • 2 business incubators/accelerators
  • 2,316 K-12 schools

Québec

Through RISQ, CANARIE connects:

  • 15 universities, 20 colleges, and 30 CEGEPS
  • 4 federal government research labs
  • 6 teaching and research hospitals

New Brunswick

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

  • 12 universities, 14 colleges
  • 1 federal government research labs
  • 5 teaching and research hospitals

Nova Scotia

Through ACORN-NS, CANARIE connects:

  • 18 universities, 16 colleges
  • 3 federal government research labs
  • 11 teaching and research hospitals
  • 1 business incubator/accelerator
  • 593 K-12 schools

Prince Edward Island

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

  • 1 university, 12 colleges
  • 1 federal government research lab

Newfoundland and Labrador

Through ACORN-NL, CANARIE connects:

  • 3 universities, 2 colleges
  • 1 federal government research lab

Northwest Territories

Through our partners at Aurora College, CANARIE connects:

  • 29 colleges
  • 1 teaching and research hospital
  • 50 K-12 schools

Yukon

Through our partners at Yukon College, CANARIE connects:

  • 15 colleges
  • 1 teaching and research hospital
  • 28 K-12 schools

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