With home to 27 institutions amongst the best in the world, Canada is striding towards offering world-class education and employment opportunities around the world. Canada is well known for its excellence and quality education system all across the world. It has always placed great significance on a healthy living environment and multicultural diversity. In fact, Canadian universities are counted as one of the top colleges in the world. According to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada’s per capita investment in their education system has placed them among the top 3 countries for spending so widely on their post-secondary education programs. As per the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s International Student Survey, 9 students out of 10 are very satisfied with their Canadian education and 95% of them would suggest Canada as an ideal destination for higher studies.
According to the recent report published by Canadian Bureau for International Education’s International Student Survey and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, following universities are leading the league of providing best education coupled with lucrative employment opportunities.
- University of Toronto
The University of Toronto has been ranked as the best Universities in Canada in 2018. It offers more than 700 undergraduate and around 280 master and doctoral programs. This University is also a home to one of the biggest library systems in North America. Being the first educational institution founded in Upper Canada, the university is structured as a collegiate system with seven colleges with distinct history and traditions. The university has many pioneering hats to its credit namely maiden academic publishing house and forest science faculty in the nation. In addition, the university is accredited to becoming the inaugural university reaching C$1 billion (£586 million) in the endowment. The downtown campus of the pedagogy has witnessed several histories and courtyards’ rivaling Europe’s finest. Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has around 88,700 students at its three campuses in Toronto and is well-known for its research innovations, such as the discoveries of stem cells and insulin.
The alumni of the university include the notable ones including 23 Canadian prime ministers including Justin Trudeau and writers like writers Michael Ondaatje and Margaret Atwood including 10 Nobel laureates.
- University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia has its two main campuses, the larger of which is located in Vancouver and the other one is in Kelowna. Holding more than 62,900 students, including 14,434 international students from 162 countries this University has ranked as the 3rd best University in Canada. Along with being the oldest university in the province, UBC offers a number of scholarships for the students along with Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award for international students from war-torn countries. With two campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, the campus is in the vicinity of numerous beaches and the North Shore Mountains. The scenario that adds to the existing beauty is the botanical and memorial gardens with a renowned performing arts center.
Associated with the university are 8 Nobel prize winners, 71 Rhodes scholars, and 65 Olympic medalists. Apart from this, the university is home to the world’s largest cyclotron – a particle accelerator, TRIUMF, the national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics.
McGill University has ranked as the 32nd best Universities in the world in 2018. It was founded in 1821 which makes it the oldest University in Montreal. With around 40500 students, the university has the highest number of Rhodes Scholars (142) and (12) Nobel Prize winners among all Canadian Universities. McGill University apart from being the only Canadian institution to represent in the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum comprising heads of 26 of the world’s top higher education institutions is also the institution having nation’s premier faculty of medicine in 1829.
The alumni include singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and the actor William Shatner along with most Rhodes scholars than any other Canadian university.
McMaster University was established in 1887 in Toronto, but now it is located in Hamilton Ontario. This University enrolls students from more than 57 countries and is home to 70 research centers and institutes; This University is especially renowned for its medical program. The University is located in Hamilton, Ontario with the main campus near Hamilton’s Royal Botanical Gardens spread across 121 hectares. The University has been named after a prominent Canadian senator and banker who donated C$900,000 to the institution. The University is renowned for its medical school along with various also faculties of engineering, business, humanities, social sciences, and science. The university emphasizes important research areas from Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute which helps to turn human skin into blood cells alleviating the shortage of blood donors. The students enrolled at the university range from more than 90 countries with an approximate of 70 international exchange agreements with universities across the globe.
The alumni of the university consist of Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Sheila Copps and some of the famous songwriters and members of Canadian Parliament.
University of Montreal
Ranked 130th in the world, the University of Montreal was established in 1878 and is among the most active Canadian universities in research and technologies with revenue of more than half a billion dollars. This University enrolls more than 9000 international students and is ranked as the 5th best Universities in Canada. The University of Montreal is the only Francophone University listed in the top five along with being the second-largest university in Canada in terms of student numbers. The university enrolls more than 41,000 students enrolled for the various program with almost a quarter of students being international. The main campus of the institution is on the slopes of Mount Royal along with the landmark central building in Art Deco Style.
The alumni of the university consist of CEO of the United Technologies Corporation, Mr. Louis R. Chênevert and former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau. The other graduates have also contributed to scientific research, including innovations in nuclear power, visual perception, and quantum cryptography.