- Canada has 97 universities, mostly public
- Flexible entry like US colleges when it comes to majors.
- Canada leads the world on Coop Education (Paid work experience related to your degree), with 54 universities offering programs. Try the searchable database here.
- Thinking long term? Studying in Canada can be a pathway to Canadian Citizenship. You can work on and off campus during your studies and potentially stay up to three years to work after you graduate.
- Download NACAC’s Guide to Applying to Canada
- Check out the Guide for IB students wishing to study in Canada for helpful information.
- Advanced placement recognition policy varies considerably by institution. Check the Collegeboard AP website for specific details.
- Spring Junior Year: Research Universities
- Early fall: Applications open typically early October
- November 1: Priority Deadline for University of Toronto
- January 15: McGill University Deadline
- Most universities work on rolling admissions, but if you aim to apply by January 15th you should hear back by end of March.
- For most universities you will apply directly on the university website.
- For all Ontario Universities, use OUAC for your application.
- Most Canadian University applications are deceptively simple. They want your biography, list of programs you are applying for, your transcripts and/or IB Predicted grades.
- UBC does require written responses, what they call Personal insight
- Average Tuition fees (in US Dollars/year):
- Citizens: $4963
- International students: $17,498
- Examples for international students
- University of Toronto arts/humanities:$48,530CAD
- University of Toronto Business:$$56,730
- University of Toronto Engineering:$54,430
- McGill Engineering: $42,392.10
- McGill Business $48,747.90
- McGill Social Sciences: $19,169.70
- Find a study program in this searchable program
- Here is a useful tool to compare three universities on basic information.
- Profiles of Canadian Universities
- Costs of attending a university in Canada
- University profiles by Globe and Mail
- Rankings: McCleans
- Just for the province of Ontario: Searchable Database
The top 20 source markets, as reflected in the table below, sent nearly 86% of Canada’s foreign students in 2018.
Check out UNESCO’s interactive map