Sturgeon County is served by two school divisions, which provide educational opportunities to about 6,000 students through 18 schools and two storefront learning centres located throughout Sturgeon County. There are also several charter schools in the area that serve smaller, more specific student populations.
Sturgeon County residents and businesses have access to top-ranked post-secondary institutions throughout the Edmonton Metro Region including world-class polytechnics, colleges and universities. Local businsses can access a large population of highly educated, skilled labour for any venture.
Located in Edmonton, the University of Alberta is a Top 5 Canadian university, and ranks within the Top 150 World University Rankings. With a student population of over 38,000 full-time students from 148 countries the U of A is home to more than 500 graduate programs, 388 undergraduate programs, 450 active student groups and 18 faculties.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta, is a leader in technical training and applied education. NAIT offers over 250 programs annually to 16,200 students enrolled in credit programs, 14,400 students enrolled in non-credit courses and 9,600 apprentices registered in apprenticeship training.
Healthcare facilities available to Sturgeon County residents are in Morinville, Redwater and St. Albert. In addition, the Sturgeon Community Hospital provides a wide variety of health services to the community of St. Albert and surrounding area. As a community hospital, the Sturgeon’s focus is on providing the best care in a comfortable, modern and friendly setting.
The Sturgeon Community Hospital has undergone redevelopment ensuring the emergency department can cater to the fast-growing populations of St. Albert, North Edmonton and Sturgeon County. It has capacity for 65,000 patient visits each year. The redevelopment of the hospital is part of a comprehensive, ongoing plan to increase and improve health care infrastructure across the province.
Located in Edmonton, the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) is one of Canada's leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals - treating more than 700,000 patients annually.