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 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

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

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