Best universities in Canada 2017

Canada is home to some of the top universities in the world. In fact, 26 Canadian institutions are counted among the best in the world, according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2016-2017.

You might not have heard of all of them, but with eight universities in the top 200, Canada’s best colleges offer plenty of opportunities for a world-class education.

Compared with the US, Canada can also provide cheaper study options, simpler application processes and more opportunities for permanent residency.

Canada’s top two universities – the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia – score particularly highly for research impact, which means that these schools are producing high-quality academic work that is well respected.

The University of British Columbia is ranked in 36th position in the overall World University Rankings and 25 per cent of its student population is international.

According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s International Student Survey, more than 90 per cent of students questioned were satisfied or very satisfied with their studies in Canada, and 95 per cent would recommend Canada as a study destination.

Top 5 universities in Canada

1. University of Toronto

2. University of British Columbia

3. McGill University

4. University of Montreal

5. University of Alberta