Last modified 10/07/2023

How to choose a good University in Canada:

A career in Canada means a quality education, as well as the opportunity to get a job with an adequate pay.

The degrees awarded by Canadian universities are recognized in the United States and the British Commonwealth, for they reflect the quality of education in Canadian universities. Seven of them are in the world’s top 100, according to the Ranking Web of World Universities.

Canada is located on one end of the American continent. It borders the Arctic and has a huge territory. Climate and temperature are varied, ranging from -40 degrees in winter to +30 degrees in summer. Its territory has constant snow and great wastelands. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories, each with a different degree of autonomy. Its population is either Anglo-Saxon, French or indigenous.

Canada is one of the most industrialized and developed nation in the world. This requires competent labor from universities and higher education institutions. In Canada, because of their autonomy, each province and territory has its own public education system and subsidizes its public universities with government funds. Universities have undergraduate, postgraduate and ongoing certification courses.

Although there is not a national university system, Canadian universities are acknowledged with a letter issued by the provincial or territorial government, and they are registered in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), which establishes rules about the quality of education and its relation with the labor market. AUCC has 95 members, including universities and colleges, either private or public. Canadian universities offer over 10,000 undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Those who want to study in Canadian universities must remember that the multicultural Canadian territories and provinces are either English-speaking or French-speaking.

In the January 2011 Ranking Web of World Universities, 180 Canadian universities can be found. We have chosen those that rank from 11 to 22 in the national level, and then analyzed their world position. Canada has 3 universities among the world´s top 50: University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and University of Toronto. It has 7 universities in the top 100, and 18 universities among the top 300. This information can be found in:

University of British Columbia 1
Simon Fraser University 2
University of Toronto 3
University of Calgary 4
McGill University 5
University of Alberta 6
University of Saskatchewan 7
University of Waterloo 8
York University 9
Université de Montreal 10
University of Manitoba 11
University of Victoria British Columbia 12
University of Western Ontario 13
Mc Master University 14
Queen`s University Kingston 15
Université du Quebec Montreal 16
Université Laval 17
Université d`Otawa 18
University of Guelph 19
Carleton University 20
University of New Brunswick 21
Memorial University of Newfoundland 22

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