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Top Universities in Canada 2022

Embarking on a study abroad adventure in Canada is often a delightful experience combining the country’s stunning sights and sounds - from the icy tundra of the Yukon to the rolling mountains of Calgary - and world-class higher education offerings. 

The universities in Canada are distinct from colleges, defined to be institutions that offer bachelor degrees and postgraduate degrees. Colleges, on the other hand, are defined as institutions that provide diplomas. 

Globally recognized as an open, accepting and diverse country, Canada is a welcoming country which commits to diversity and inclusion for different ethnicities. Being the home to top universities, this makes Canada a top destination for international students. 

For those who are seeking to pursue your foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate pathways in Canada, university rankings can provide a sense of whether the institution is right for you. 

Ranking providers like the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World (THE) University Rankings are globally recognized, often used by students as part of their research before applying to study abroad. 

With that, we’ve compiled the top universities in Canada for 2022 below, with data from the latest QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings. 

QS Top Universities in Canada 2022 

Rank 

University  

Global Rank 

University of Toronto 

26 

McGill University 

27 

University of British Columbia 

46 

Université de Montréal 

111 

University of Alberta 

126 

McMaster University 

140 

University of Waterloo 

149 

Western University 

170 

University of Ottawa 

230 

10 

University of Calgary 

235 

11 

Queen’s University at Kingston 

240 

12 

Dalhousie University 

272 

13 

Simon Fraser University 

298 

14 

University of Victoria (UVIC) 

334 

15 

Université Laval 

414 

16 

University of Saskatchewan 

458 

17 

York University  

477 

18 

Concordia University 

521-530 

19 

University of Guelph 

581-590 

20 

Université du Québec 

591-600 

THE Top Universities in Canada 2022 

Rank 

University  

Global Rank 

University of Toronto 

18 

University of British Columbia 

37 

McGill University 

44 

McMaster University 

80 

University of Montreal 

88 

University of Alberta 

125 

University of Ottawa 

162 

University of Calgary 

201-250 

Simon Fraser University 

201-250 

10 

University of Waterloo 

201-250 

11 

Western University 

201-250 

12 

Dalhousie University 

251-300 

13 

Université Laval 

251-300 

14 

Queen’s University 

251-300 

15 

University of Manitoba 

301-350 

16 

University of Victoria 

301-350 

17 

York University 

401-500 

18 

University of Guelph 

501-600 

19 

University of Saskatchewan 

501-600 

20 

Carleton University 

601-800 

World University Rankings

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