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Universities in Canada

Updated: August 25th, 2022

A List of Top Universities in Canada: 


Nowadays, it is essential to obtain a higher education. Why? If you are qualified, many doors of opportunity will open for you. In addition, higher education can equip you with the knowledge you may need to climb the corporate ladder of success.

A significant aspect of the success of your degree isn't just your level of study but also where you've completed your qualification.

Do you want a world-recognized degree to make your resume look impressive to future employers? Canada can help you out.

Thirty-two of the universities in Canada are among the best in the world, according to the 2022 Times Higher Education University Rankings. Below is the complete Canada university list that can give you the perfect start to your career.

Top 10 Universities in Canada:


  1. University of Toronto, Toronto
  2. University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  3. McGill University, Montréal
  4. McMaster University, Hamilton
  5. Université de Montréal, Montréal
  6. University of Alberta, Edmonton
  7. University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  8. University of Calgary, Calgary City
  9. Simon Fraser University, Greater Vancouver
  10. University of Waterloo, Waterloo City

Here are Other Top Universities in Canada to Choose From:

  • Western University, London
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • Université de Montréal, Montréal
  • Université Laval, Quebec City
  • Queen's University, Kingston
  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
  • University of Victoria, British Columbia
  • York University, Toronto
  • University of Guelph, Guelph City
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  • Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Concordia University, Montréal
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
  • Ontario Tech University, Oshawa
  • Université du Québec, Québec City
  • University of Regina: Regina
  • University of Windsor: Windsor
  • Lakehead University: Thunder Bay
  • University of Northern British Columbia: Prince George
  • Ryerson University, Toronto
  • St. Francis Xavier University: Antigonish
  • University of Lethbridge: Lethbridge

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Outside of these, there are a wealth of fantastic places to study in Canada.

Canada University List by Province:

Athabasca University Athabasca
Concordia University of Edmonton Edmonton
MacEwan University Edmonton
Mount Royal University Calgary
The King’s University Edmonton

British Columbia
Capilano University North Vancouver
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Vancouver
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley
Royal Roads University Victoria
Thompson Rivers University Kamloops
Trinity Western University Langley
University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford
Vancouver Island University Nanaimo

Brandon University Brandon
Canadian Mennonite University Winnipeg
St. Paul’s College Winnipeg
The University of Winnipeg Winnipeg
Université de Saint-Boniface Winnipeg

New Brunswick
Mount Allison University Sackville
St. Thomas University Fredericton
Université de Moncton Moncton

Nova Scotia
Acadia University Wolfville
Cape Breton University Sydney
Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax
NSCAD University Halifax
Saint Mary’s University Halifax
Université Sainte-Anne Pointe-de-l'Église
University of King’s College Halifax

Algoma University Sault Ste. Marie
South Porcupine
Brescia University College London
Brock University St. Catharines
Huron University College London
King’s University College London
Laurentian University Sudbury
Nipissing University North Bay
OCAD University Toronto
Redeemer University Ancaster
Royal Military College of Canada Kingston
St. Jerome’s University Waterloo
Toronto Metropolitan University Toronto
Trent University Peterborough
University of St. Michael’s College Toronto
University of Sudbury Sudbury
University of Trinity College Toronto
Victoria University Toronto
Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo

Prince Edward Island
University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown

Bishop’s University Sherbrooke
École de technologie supérieure Montreal
École nationale d’administration publique Québec
HEC Montréal Montréal
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Québec
Polytechnique Montréal Montreal
Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) Chicoutimi
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Montréal
Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) Rimouski
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) Trois-Rivières
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) Rouyn-Noranda
Université du Québec en Outaouais Gatineau
Université TÉLUQ Québec

Campion College Regina
First Nations University of Canada Regina
Prince Albert
Luther College Regina
St. Thomas More College Saskatoon

Did You Know?

  • Influential people like the wealthiest man in the world, Elon Musk, actor Ryan Reynolds and writer Malcolm Gladwell chose to study in Canada;
  • Ontario is the Canadian province with the most public universities - 22 to be exact;
  • Canada universities offer scholarships to international students to make it easier to study in Canada;
  • If you study in Canada and have children, they can go to a Canadian primary and secondary public school for free;
  • You can get up to 25 points for your education in the Comprehensive Ranking System if you obtain a degree and want to continue to live in Canada after your studies; and
  • Since the so-called 'Trump-Bump,' some Canada universities experienced a 25% increase in international students who prefer to study in Canada.

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