Athabasca UniversityAthabasca
Concordia University of AlbertaEdmonton
MacEwan UniversityEdmonton Profile
Mount Royal UniversityCalgary
The King’s UniversityEdmonton
University of AlbertaEdmonton
University of CalgaryCalgary
University of LethbridgeLethbridge
British Columbia 
Emily Carr University of Art + DesignVancouve
Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityLangley
Richmond Profile
Royal Roads UniversityVictoriaProfile
Simon Fraser UniversityBurnaby
The University of British ColumbiaKelowna
Thompson Rivers UniversityKamloopsProfile
Trinity Western UniversityLangley
University of Northern British ColumbiaTerrace
Fort St John
Prince George
University of the Fraser ValleyAbbotsfordProfile
University of VictoriaVictoria
Vancouver Island UniversityNanaimoProfile
Brandon UniversityBrandon
Canadian Mennonite UniversityWinnipeg
The University of WinnipegWinnipeg
Université de Saint-BonifaceWinnipeg
University of ManitobaWinnipegProfile
New Brunswick 
Mount Allison UniversitySackville
St. Thomas UniversityFredericton
Université de MonctonMoncton
University of New BrunswickFredericton
Saint John
Newfoundland & Labrador 
Memorial University of NewfoundlandCorner Brook
St. John’s
Nova Scotia 
Acadia UniversityWolfville
Cape Breton UniversitySydney
Dalhousie UniversityHalifax
Mount Saint Vincent UniversityHalifax
NSCAD UniversityHalifax
Saint Mary’s UniversityHalifax
St. Francis Xavier UniversityAntigonish
Université Sainte-AnnePointe-de-l’Église
University of King’s CollegeHalifax
Algoma UniversitySault Ste. Marie
Brescia University CollegeLondon
Brock UniversitySt. Catharines
Carleton UniversityOttawa
Dominican University CollegeOttawa
Huron University CollegeLondon
King’s University College at Western UniversityLondon Profile
Lakehead UniversityOrillia Profile
Thunder Bay
Laurentian UniversitySudbury
McMaster UniversityHamilton
Nipissing UniversityBrantford
North Bay
OCAD UniversityToronto
Queen’s UniversityKingston
Redeemer University CollegeAncaste
Royal Military College of CanadaKingston
Ryerson UniversityToronto
Saint Paul UniversityOttawa
St. Jerome’s UniversityWaterloo
Trent UniversityPeterborough
University of GuelphGuelph
University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawa
University of OttawaOttawa
University of St. Michael’s CollegeToronto
University of SudburySudbury
University of TorontoToronto
University of Trinity CollegeToronto
University of WaterlooWaterloo
University of WindsorWindso Profile
Victoria UniversityToronto
Western UniversityLondon
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooProfile
York UniversityToronto
Prince Edward Island 
University of Prince Edward IslandCharlottetown
Bishop’s UniversitySherbrooke
Concordia UniversityMontreal
École de technologie supérieureMontréal
École nationale d’administration publiqueQuébec
École Polytechnique de MontréalMontréal
HEC MontréalMontréal
Institut national de la recherche scientifiqueQuébec
McGill UniversityMontreal
Université de MontréalMontréal
Université de SherbrookeSherbrooke
Université du QuébecQuébec
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)Chicoutimi
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)Montréal
Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)Rimouski
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)Trois-Rivières
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)Rouyn-Noranda
Université du Québec en OutaouaisGatineau
Université LavalQuébec
Campion CollegeRegina
First Nations University of CanadaPrince Alberta
Luther CollegeRegina
St. Thomas More CollegeSaskatoon
University of ReginaRegina
University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonProfile
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityVancouverProfile
If you know the general subject area you would like to study, this will help you to narrow your search to schools that offer a program in your field. Factors to consider are:


What is your overall financial budget? Tuition, housing, food, books, supplies, and personal living expenses are different at each institution and depend on the type, size and location of the school.

 Program Length

How many months or years are usually required to complete your program? Which school’s program best suits the length of time for which you are planning to study in Canada?

 Program Flexibility

Is there more than one start date each year for your program? Will the school allow you to transfer courses from another institution? Are there twinning programs available in your own country? Find the school that best suits your needs in these areas.

 Program Instruction

How are the program courses taught? Different instruction methods include case study, lectures, field study, online, workshops, lab sessions, and tutorials.


Are any special equipment/supplies required for your program?


How many hours each week will you have to dedicate to your program? Are there frequent evaluations, multiple projects, and opportunity to apply practical skills?

 Projects or Work Terms

Are team or individual projects offered as part of the program? Will you be required to complete a work term or cooperative placement as part of your studies?

 International Student Admission

Is there limited space for international students in your program? For example, gaining entrance into a medical school is highly competitive and few spaces are allotted for international students.

 Program Focus

Which schools offer a higher level of expertise or focus on subjects specific to your program? This is usually more important at the graduate level.

Academic Standards & Entry Dates

You need to know the academic admission and English language requirements (if applicable) of the institution you would like to attend. You must be able to meet those requirements to gain entry to the institution.

 Location & Size

The location of the institution may be important. The decision of where to go will depend on your preference for big cities or small towns. Also, consider the location of the campus within the city. Some schools are located near or in a city centre, while others are located in settings that are more rural. Large, medium or small, you should also consider the size of the institution and the classes you would prefer. Schools in Canada range from large universities that have 40, 000 or more students to language schools that have as little as 40 students. Smaller classes generally allow for more individual attention; however, larger classes often offer smaller seminars in addition to lectures.

 Facilities & Activities

Think about what facilities are important to you. Do you want a school that has extensive computer and study facilities? Are you looking for a school that excels in its sports, music or research facilities? Check with the institutions to see what they have available. Other activities may not be offered directly by the institution, but are easily accessible from the campus. For example if you enjoy snowboarding or windsurfing, ask the school if your activity can be pursued in the local area.


The cost of a Canadian education includes tuition, housing, food, books, supplies, and personal living expenses. You should choose a school in relation to your overall budget. The institution you plan to attend will be able to provide information on tuition, housing (if applicable), books and supplies, and food (if purchasing a meal plan). You can also ask the institution for information on how much it costs to live in the city or town where the school is located. You should also note that living in a big city could be more expensive than living in a smaller town.