Oldest Universities in Canada

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in Canada? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 101 Canadian Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate Canadian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Canadian Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Canada 2018 League Table

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27 University of New Brunswick Fredericton ...
81 University of King's College Halifax
44 Saint Mary's University Halifax
75 Université de Saint-Boniface Winnipeg
21 Dalhousie University Halifax
4 McGill University Montréal ...
1 University of Toronto Toronto
40 Acadia University Wolfville
54 Mount Allison University Sackville ...
11 Queen's University Kingston
64 Bishop's University Sherbrooke
13 University of Ottawa Ottawa
18 Université Laval Quebec City
45 St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish
25 University of Windsor Windsor
57 Université de Moncton Moncton ...
32 The University of Winnipeg Winnipeg
63 Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax
33 École Polytechnique de Montréal Montréal
70 Collège militaire royal du Canada Kingston ...
56 OCAD University Toronto
22 University of Manitoba Winnipeg
14 Université de Montréal Montréal
7 Western University London
78 NSCAD University Halifax
12 McMaster University Hamilton
89 Université Sainte-Anne Pointe de l'Église ...
62 Brandon University Brandon
97 Collège Universitaire Dominicain Ottawa ...
20 University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon
42 HEC Montréal Montréal
87 Burman University Lacombe
6 University of Alberta Edmonton ...
2 The University of British Columbia Vancouver ...
53 Mount Royal University Calgary
74 St. Thomas University Fredericton
29 Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo ...
26 University of Regina Regina
88 Luther College at the University of Regina Regina
59 SAIT Polytechnic Calgary
98 Campion College at the University of Regina Regina
77 Concordia University of Edmonton Edmonton
86 Ambrose University Calgary
79 Emily Carr University of Art and Design Vancouver
23 Memorial University of Newfoundland St John’s ...
94 St. Thomas More College Saskatoon
17 Carleton University Ottawa
91 Kingswood University Sussex
15 Ryerson University Toronto
95 Crandall University Moncton
28 Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke ...
3 University of Waterloo Waterloo
9 York University Toronto
31 British Columbia Institute of Technology Burnaby
50 Laurentian University Sudbury ...
52 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Edmonton ...
35 Trent University Peterborough ...
10 University of Victoria Victoria
30 Brock University St. Catharines ...
16 University of Guelph Guelph ...
37 Lakehead University Thunder Bay
5 Simon Fraser University Burnaby ...
8 University of Calgary Calgary
34 University of Lethbridge Lethbridge ...
65 Capilano University North Vancouver ...
38 Université du Québec Quebec City ...
41 University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown
36 Vancouver Island University Nanaimo ...
39 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Chicoutimi ...
69 Université du Québec à Rimouski Rimouski ...
76 École Nationale d'Administration Publique Quebec City ...
67 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières
24 Université du Québec à Montréal Montréal ...
71 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Rouyn-Noranda ...
43 Thompson Rivers University Kamloops
55 MacEwan University Edmonton
101 St. Stephen's University St. Stephen
96 Université de Hearst Hearst ...
66 Cape Breton University Sydney ...
46 École de Technologie Supérieure Montréal
48 University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford ...
19 Concordia University Montréal
92 First Nations University of Canada Regina
82 The King’s University Edmonton
51 Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey ...
68 Université du Québec en Outaouais Gatineau
99 Aurora College Forth Smith ...
84 Redeemer University College Ancaster
100 Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Merritt ...
61 Trinity Western University Langley
93 St Mary's University Calgary
49 University of Northern British Columbia Prince George ...
60 Nipissing University North Bay ...
58 Royal Roads University Victoria
80 College of the North Atlantic Stephenville ...
85 Canadian Mennonite University Winnipeg
47 University of Ontario Institute of Technology Oshawa
73 Yorkville University Fredericton ...
90 University Canada West Vancouver
83 Quest University Canada Squamish
72 Algoma University Sault Ste. Marie
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