It is with great pride that we embrace our second decade as the premier institute of applied learning in the Middle East, helping the State of Qatar to make educational history and create a thriving and well-balanced future for its people.
Along with our role in campus operations, we assist in selecting dedicated and energetic staff for College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q).
Internationally recognized as a comprehensive technical college, CNA-Q is committed to quality, student-centered education. This commitment is reflected through state-of-the-art facilities, accessible and responsive technology programs and strong partnerships with industry.
The campus, located in Qatar’s capital city of Doha, is owned by the State but as part of the Comprehensive Agreement with CNA, operates as CNA-Qatar. Only CNA programs or CNA-approved programs are offered, all with CNA-hired instructors and staff.
With more than 650 staff and 4,500 full and part-time students, CNA-Q is one of Qatar's largest post-secondary institutions. By providing training in a range of technical areas including Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Trades,
Business Studies and Information Technology, CNA-Q brings the State closer to the goals of their Qatar National Vision 2030. In 2013, we celebrated a Decade of Excellence of CNA's presence in Qatar and we look forward to a long relationship well into the future.
To learn more, visit our Living and Working in Qatar webpage.
To see all current job postings for CNA-Q, visit the CNA recruitment webpage.
I love my work here at CNA-Q! People are friendly and there are plenty of activities on campus (tennis, swimming, yoga, cultural activities) and off campus (festivals, music, art, camping, world-class sports) as well as opportunities to travel to so many amazing places.
EFL Instructor (British Columbia)
Teaching at CNA-Q is a dream job with so many external opportunities. I have been here since 2003 and I am still loving it. And Doha really is as they say – a Gateway to the World. If I were to describe my life in Qatar in a few words they would be: adventure, excitement, knowledge, diversity, challenge and… wow!
Physics/Math Instructor (Newfoundland and Labrador)
My wife and I arrived in July 2007. The plan was to stay for two years, but we found an ideal work/life balance. With its vibrant, fast-paced operations, the financial incentive, and the time off, CNA-Q is a great place to work and grow. The country is super safe and is very family-oriented. Both my daughters were born here and they love it!
Mechanical Engineering Instructor (Ontario)
What I love about living in Doha is the sense of family in the friends I have made here. I have learned about so many different cultures, discovered great new foods, and there is always something to do -- attending a concert by Qatar philharmonic, camping in the desert, jet skiing on the Corniche or kayaking in the mangroves.
Senior Graphics Designer (Nova Scotia)
I absolutely recommend it – CNA-Q is an excellent place to work and Doha is an amazing place to live! I am a sports fanatic and here they have some of the top professional sporting events in the world – tennis, golf, soccer, and more. They have everything you need here… I couldn’t want for anything else.
Instructor (Newfoundland and Labrador)
My Arabic students love to hear stories about life in Canada, especially when similarities are easily identified and parallels are quickly drawn. For instance, we each live by the ocean and share a deep, visceral connection to the sea. Family is everything and education is highly regarded.
Dean of Health Sciences (Newfoundland and Labrador)
I’ve sure had some great moments in the classroom; nothing in the interview could have prepared me for teaching ESL to Arabic students. They are fun people! If you’re flexible and if you like having your assumptions challenged, this is a place for you.
The detail to the environment on campus is incredible – the layout, architecture, cleanliness. There are many resources available to students, and each program area has its own building. It was amazing to see the detail and effort that the country had put into its environment.
Canadian exchange student (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Yes, there are challenges to moving and teaching in Qatar but the rewards are endless. First there are the students, a great group of very positive young people. Second there is Qatar itself, a wondrous country moving quickly into the 21st century. Third, there is the city of Doha, a vibrant city with opportunity. Finally there is the travel: a world class airport with inexpensive flights.
Banking and Finance instructor (New Brunswick)