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Top Universities in Canada  

Check the best universities to study in Canada

Canada is popular worldwide for its high-quality education, which is affordable as well as globally recognised. That’s not it, it also offers an excellent quality of life and rewarding lucrative post-study work opportunities too.

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Why study in Canada? 

Canada continues to stand out as a popular country to study among Indian students because of the following reasons: 

  • Scholastic excellence 

  • Affordable fees 

  • Focused approach on skill development

  • 6th Safest country to live in (Global Peace Index 2022)

  • Cultural diversity 

  • Up to 3 years of post-study work permit 

Difference between a college and a university

A university offers a range of bachelor’s and master’s degrees programs, while colleges offer diploma courses. University focuses on a research-based curriculum a college has courses that emphasise practical training and skill development. 

In a university, if you opt for a particular course, you will be taught everything related to it. Whereas in college your course will be specific to one specialisation. 

University gives a more holistic overview of the course and colleges are more inclined towards the shortest and most relevant courses specific to employment. 

Read more here.

QS World University Rankings (Canada)

S.No.

Institution

QS Ranking 2023 (Globally)

1

University of Toronto

34

2

McGill University

31

3

University of British Columbia

47

4

University of Montreal

116

5

University of Alberta

110

6

McMaster University

152

7

University of Waterloo

154

8

Western University

172

9

University of Ottawa

237

10

University of Calgary

242

THE World University Ranking (Canada)

S.No.

Institution

THE Ranking 2023 (Globally)

1

University of Toronto

18

2

University of British Columbia

40

3

McGill University

46

4

McMaster University

85

5

University of Montreal

111

6

University of Alberta

118

7

University of Ottawa

=137

8

University of Calgary

201-250

9

Simon Fraser University

201-250

10

University of Waterloo

201-250

Macleans University Rankings 2023

S.No.

Institution

Macleans Ranking 2023

1

Toronto

1

2

Waterloo

2

3

UBC

3

4

McGill

4

5

McMaster

5

6

Queen's

6

7

Alberta

7

8

Montréal

8

9

Simon Fraser

9

10


Victoria

10


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Updated on November 3, 2022

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How to get GIC for studying in Canada

GIC stands for Guaranteed Investment Certificate and serves as proof of funds to make you eligible for getting a Canadian Visa. Learn more.

When should you apply for the Canadian study permit?

A study permit is mandatory for all international students planning to pursue a course with a duration of more than six months in Canada.

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