Talk to us arrow

hipchat Call
text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

Top Universities in Canada 2021

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 recognised 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 recognised, 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 2020 below, with data from the latest QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings.

QS Top Universities in Canada 2021

Rank

University

Global Rank

1

University of Toronto

25

2

McGill University

31

3

University of British Columbia

45

4

Université de Montréal

118

5

University of Alberta

119

6

McMaster University

144

7

University of Waterloo

166

8

Western University

203

9

Queen’s University at Kingston 

246

10

University of Calgary

246

11

University of Ottawa

279

12

Dalhousie University

281

13

Simon Fraser University

291

14

University of Victoria (UVIC)

323

15

Université Laval

370

16

University of Saskatchewan

420

17

Concordia University

465

18

York University

531-540

19

University of Guelph

571-580

20

Carleton University

601-650


THE Top Universities in Canada 2021

Rank

University

Global Rank

1

University of Toronto

18

2

University of British Columbia

34

3

McGill University

40

4

McMaster University

69

5

University of Montreal

73

6

University of Alberta

131

7

University of Ottawa

145

8

University of Calgary

200

9

University of Waterloo

201-250

10

Western University

201-250

11

Dalhousie University

251-300

12

Université Laval

251-300

13

Queen’s University

251-300

14

Simon Fraser University

251-300

15

University of Manitoba

351-400

16

University of Victoria

351-400

17

University of Saskatchewan

401-500

18

York University

401-500

19

Carleton University

501-600

20

University of Guelph

501-600

 

Interested in studying abroad with IDP?
counsellorthaidland.jpg

Please select a level of study

Enter subject, choose from the list or hit search

  • Start typing, choose from the list or hit search

  • Enter subject, choose from the list or or hit search

Please type and select an institution

  • Type 3 characters of a university name and select from the list

  • Enter a university or school name and select from the list