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

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