Why choose MCFT?

The Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) specializes in natural resource education and has been graduating knowledgeable, skilled, and capable forest technicians for over 70 years. We devote 100% of our time to learning and working with students and faculty who are passionate about the outdoors and who want to make a difference in the natural resource sector. We instill within our graduates a land ethic that will guide them in their interactions with clients, employers, colleagues, and the environment in which they work.


Choosing to go to college will enable you to develop the specific skill set you need to enter the workforce faster, in less time, and often for less money. Pursuing a college education allows you to focus your attention and energy on what really matters; becoming the person employers are looking for right now. Still thinking of university? No problem. College graduates interested in furthering their education at university can benefit from various articulation agreements that can be available between certain colleges and universities. Through these agreements a college grad can often obtain their degree in a relatable field of study in as little as two additional years. Pairing a college diploma with a university degree is a great way to demonstrate that you can succeed in both academic, and applied skill-based learning environments.


Today’s employers are spending less time and money training new employees, and are increasingly favouring candidates whose education, certifications, and experience make them best suited for the position. Invest in yourself, and start your post-secondary education on the right track; choose a college education.

Across Canada, more and more university graduates are enrolling at colleges and technical institutes after graduation as a means of supplementing their degrees with focused, hands-on training. Why are they doing this? The answer is simple – jobs! College education bridges the gap between academia and industry by providing students with career-oriented, skill-based knowledge that distinguishes them from their peers and gives them the edge in the job market.

Over 75 Years

Of Graduating

Forest Technicians


Paid Summer 

Work Practicums

Over 3,600

MCFT Alumni

Across Canada


Hectares of Forest

Across 3 Locations