Universities in Canada

Higher Education in Canada

2021 Ranking of Canadian Universities

What are the most popular Universities in Canada? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Canadian University Ranking of 101 Canadian higher-education institutions 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

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 101 Universities in Canada

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Canada is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories. The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the most densely populated provinces of Ontario (Toronto), Quebec (Montreal) British Columbia (Vancouver) and Alberta (Calgary). The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into consideration all administrative divisions which include at least 2 Canadian higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Alberta (12)   British Columbia (16)  
Manitoba (5)   New Brunswick (8)  
Newfoundland and Labrador (2)   Nova Scotia (9)  
Ontario (24)   Quebec (17)  
Saskatchewan (6)  

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