Top Universities in Canada by Province

Top universities in Ontario

More than a third of the top universities in Canada can be found in Ontario, and it’s also the most populous province in the country, home to more than 40 %
of Canada’s overall population. Four top Canadian universities are found in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, and two are based in capital city Ottawa.


Ontario’s highest ranked institutions are:

  1. University of Toronto
  2. McMaster University
  3. University of Waterloo
  4. Western University
  5. Queen’s University
  6. University of Ottawa
  7. York University
  8. University of Guelph
  9. Carleton University
  10. University of Windsor
  11. Ryerson University

Top universities in British Columbia

British Columbia is the westernmost province in Canada and is known for its breath-taking natural beauty. Several top Canadian universities can also be found here.

1. University of British Columbia
2. Simon Fraser University
3. University of Victoria

Top universities in Alberta

Alberta is the most populous of Canada’s ‘prairie provinces’ and is no less mountainous than British Columbia to its west. Two of the 10 highest-ranked universities
in Canada are based here:
1. University of Alberta
2. University of Calgary

Other top universities in Canada

The list of top Canadian universities doesn’t end there, with the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador each hosting
one internationally ranked university.
1. Dalhousie University
2. University of Saskatchewan
3. University of Manitoba

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