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Canadian Universities

Canada is one of the world’s top destinations for a university education. Why not make it yours? After all, a degree from a Canadian university opens doors and unleashes endless possibilities. Canada is home to 10 of the top 250 universities in the world. Our higher learning institutions range from small universities with intimate learning environments to large research-intensive universities with world-class reputations.

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The case for university in Canada


  1. Canada has exceptional quality and choice: 96 public universities offer 15,000 study programs.

  2. Our students rank top among English and French speaking countries.

  3. University studies from Canada are affordable, average costs for an undergraduate degree are CAD 32,019.

  4. Canada has 3 of the top 20 best student cities in the world: Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.

  5. Students from around the world rank Canada the 2nd most welcoming country for international students.

Global leader in research and innovation

Interested in research? So are we! Our universities conduct research at one of the world’s highest rates. Canada’s thriving research culture exceeds the G7 average in terms of impact in the fields of clinical medicine; biology; information and communication technologies; agriculture; fisheries and forestry; earth and environmental sciences; and economics and business.

To put it into context, Canadian universities conducted CAD 14.3 billion in research and development (R&D), representing 40% of the total 2017 Canadian R&D. Many have served as incubators for innovations including flat-screen technology, SMART boards, the BlackBerry and IMAX film.

Our teaching and research programs offer students opportunities to learn in cutting-edge technology and research laboratories.

Programs with endless possibilities

Canada’s 100+ public and private universities offer more than 15,000 programs at all levels and covering all fields of study:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate programs

  • Professional designations

  • Certificate and diploma courses

  • Short career-focused programs

  • Co-operative education and internships

University degrees in Canada provide bachelor, master and doctorate (PhD) degrees that are equivalent to those in the United States and other Commonwealth countries, such as Australia and the United Kingdom. Come learn with us—in English or French. The choice is yours!

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