Oldest Universities in Canada

Oldest Universities in Canada


What are the oldest Universities in Canada? uniRank answers this question by publishing a list of 101 Canadian Universities sorted by year of foundation and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Canadian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

uniRank aims to highlight which Canadian Universities have the longest history and tradition and whether this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Canada

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