Universities and Colleges of Canada

There are hundreds of colleges and universities located everywhere across all provinces and territories of Canada. International students generally choose the most famous learning institutions.

Although there is no official ranking of Canadian colleges, some of them are more renowned than others:

  • Centennial College
  • Fanshawe College
  • George Brown College
  • Seneca College
  • Sheridan College (this one and all above-mentioned are located in Ontario)
  • Dawson College in Montreal
  • LaSalle College in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver
  • New Brunswick Community College in Moncton
  • Vancouver Community College in Vancouver

All above-mentioned are English-speaking colleges, except for LaSalle that offer programs in English and French. It is possible to find francophone colleges and university programs in English-speaking provinces, as well as anglophone programs in Quebec.

Popular courses in Canadian colleges include arts, business management, business studies, design, engineering, information technology, journalism, and hospitality.

And here are the top 10 universities in Canada according to QS World University Rankings:

  • University of Toronto, Toronto (28th in the world)
  • McGill University, Montreal (33rd in the world)
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver and Kelowna (47th in the world)
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton (109th in the world)
  • McMaster University, Hamilton (146th in the world)
  • Université de Montréal, Montreal (149th in the world)
  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo (163rd in the world)
  • Western University, London (214th in the world)
  • University of Calgary, Calgary (229th in the world)
  • Queen’s University, Kingston (239th in the world)

Each university offers a number of programs. For instance, top-ranked programs of the University of Toronto include nursing, sports-related subjects, anthropology, theology, divinity and religious studies, anatomy and physiology, social policy and administration, geography, and computer science and information systems. All top 10 universities offer programs in English with the exception of the bilingual McGill University and Université de Montréal that offers programs in French.

Canadian universities have some of the best Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in the world. A Canadian MBA will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in banking and finance, entrepreneurship, international affairs, international business, and government. To begin an MBA, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree, and it is required to study 8 months to 2 years. Here are schools offering top-5 Canadian MBA programs:

  • University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management)
  • Western University (Ivey Business School)
  • McGill University (Desautels Faculty of Management)
  • York University (Schulich School of Business)
  • Queen’s University (Smith School of Business)

You can find college and university programs on EduCanada website. Also, there is an online tool to compare Canadian universities.

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