Top Universities in Canada

26 universities in Canada are featured among the world’s best in the edition of QS World University Ranking. Three  are in the global top 100, the other nine Canadian universities are ranked in the top 300. Here are the worlds top 10 universities of Canada.

1. McGill University

The University of Toronto, Established in 1827, one of the best top ten universities, is up two places at 31st in the world this year. The  University has around 74,500 students at its 3 campuses in Toronto and is known for its research innovations, such as the discoveries of insulin and stem cells.

2. University of Toronto

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto, Established in 1827, is one of the best top ten universities, is up two places at 34th in the world this year. The  University has around 74,500 students at its 3 campuses in Toronto and is known for its research innovations, such as the discoveries of insulin and stem cells.

3. University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is ranked 47st in the world this year but remains the third-highest-ranked university in Canada. It is located in Vancouver and Kelowna in British Columbia, it has about 62,900 students, adding 14,434 international students from 162 countries.

4. University of Alberta

University of Alberta

The University of University of Alberta was founded in 1908, South Korea’s Korea University is ranked 110th in the world and is mainly based in the city of Edmonton. The university educates around  37,830 students from 143 countries and has an annual impact of CA$ 12.3 billion on Alberta’s economy.

5. Université de Montréal

Université de Montréal

Université de Montréal, established in 1878 is Canada’s highest-ranked Francophone university, ranking 116th in the world and one of the top 10 employers in the Montreal region. It is one of the most active Canadian universities in research, with research revenue of more than half a billion dollars.

6. McMaster University

McMaster University

The McMaster University, founded in 1887 in Toronto but relocated to Hamilton, Ontario in 1930, is ranked 152nd this year in the world same as last year. McMaster is home to 70 research centers and institutes and is particularly known for its medical school.

7. University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo, founded in 1957, located in Ontario, now ranked 154th in the world this year is one of the youngest of these top universities in Canada. Today it has 36,670 students, with 37% of its graduate students coming from outside Canada.

8. The University of Western Ontario

Western University

The University of Western Ontario, founded in 1878,  is located in London, Ontario, ranking 172nd in the world alongside Belgium’s University of Antwerp. Previously known as the University of Western Ontario, the university now has around 28,800 students.

9. University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is a vital, engaged, and vibrant center for human understanding and advancement — offering a superior educational experience. Credit goes to our staff, faculty, and students, across all departments, services, and faculties and to our partners in the public and private sectors. Their work on the issues facing society, and their commitment to delivering a learning experience of the highest caliber, are why the University of Ottawa is gaining increasing recognition for research and academic excellence, and for our positive contribution to the local community and the country at large. The University is always interested in receiving applications from those who wish to join its academic staff. Although applications cannot be accepted for a specific position once the deadline has passed, your application will be retained for future postings.

10. University of Calgary

University of Calgary

The University of Calgary, founded in 1966, now ranked 242nd in the world in 2023, down on last year but it’s a top-10 Canadian university. The  university has 5 campuses, adding one in Qatar, and has been the birthplace of several significant inventions, including the neurochip

List of Top Twenty-Eight Canda Universities in the World Ranking in QS World Ranking Table.

Sr No. Ranking University Name Country
1 25 University of Toronto Canada
2   31= McGill University Canada
3   45 University of British Columbia Canada
4   118 Université de Montréal Canada
5   119 University of Alberta Canada
6   144 McMaster University Canada
7   166= University of Waterloo Canada
8   203= Western University Canada
9   279= University of Ottawa Canada
10   246= University of Calgary Canada
11   246= Queen’s University at Kingston Canada
12   291= Dalhousie University Canada
13   323= Simon Fraser University Canada
14   370= University of Victoria (UVic) Canada
15   420= Université Laval Canada
16   465= University of Saskatchewan Canada
17 531-540 York University Canada
18   477= Concordia University Canada
19 571-580 University of Guelph Canada
20 601-650 Université du Québec Canada
21 601-650 Carleton University Canada
22 601-650 University of Manitoba Canada
23 University of New Brunswick Canada
24 751-800 University of Windsor Canada
25 701-750 Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada
26 701-750 Université de Sherbrooke Canada
27   801-1000 Ryerson University Canada
28 Brock University Canada
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