Study in Canada

Canada is very popular destination for students looking to gain a degree overseas, thanks to its many respected universities and its reputation as a safe and welcoming country. With consistently high levels of education spending, it boasts almost uniformly high standards of higher education, with several institutions regularly featuring among the top 100 globally.

These include the University of Toronto, McGill University in Montréal, the University of British Colombia, and the University of Alberta.

With tuition fees lower than many Anglophone countries, and health insurance cheaper than across the border in the US, it is no wonder that an increasing number of English-speaking students are starting to consider courses there.

A bilingual nation, where more than three-quarters of Quebec’s population are native Francophones, Canada has a proud history of immigration and has long encouraged diversity and multiculturalism.

With a high standard of living, low crime levels, clean cities and vast expanses of natural beauty, lakes, mountains, coastal areas and national parks, Canada is an extremely desirable place to live. Its most popular sports are ice hockey, basketball, golf, lacrosse and baseball, although football, rugby and cricket are growing.

Aside from its famed maple syrup, food specialities include fresh seafood, game and poutine (French fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds), which, like many French-influenced dishes, originates in Quebec.

Famous Canadians include Jim Carrey, Neil Young, Celine Dion and Margaret Attwood.

Student outside UofT

Find the best universities in Canada using Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data

Browse the top-ranked universities in Canada

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Top universities in Canada

UniversityRank*
University of Toronto22nd
University of British Columbia=36th
McGill University42nd
University of Montreal103rd
University of Alberta107th
*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

View the World University Rankings 2016-2017

Statistics about Canada

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 12.19%
  • Of which, on higher education 35.6%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education Data not available
  • Population 35,851,774
  • Unemployment 6.9%
  • Annual GDP 1.08%
Data source: The World Bank