Located in North America, Canada is considered to be one of the largest countries in the world, making up about 9.98 million square km. Canada’s territory marks its border from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Unlike the United States, Canada’s large areas are not separated into “states”, but rather “provinces” and “territories”. In Canada, there are 10 beautiful provinces and three territories, all of which are populated with native communities, as well as new immigrants. Because many of these provinces’ areas have their own sub-governments, the educational systems may also vary. The choice of the province for many potential immigrants and future Canadian students is strongly influenced by the availability of the desired programs and the quality of the educational institutions. As we understand that this decision may not come easy, we made a list of top universities across Canada to guide you or your close ones.
So which Canadian province has the best education?
To be honest, it is quite hard to answer this question because each province offers their residents quality education on all levels, starting from elementary to high school, and higher levels of education: College Diploma, Bachelor’s, Masters and even Doctorate degrees. This is because the Canadian government always encourages educational systems to strive for innovation that can offer students from all over the world preeminent knowledge, and necessary skills that can be applied in their future careers.
But of course, there may be differences in teaching methods and technological approaches, depending on the population, as well as the job market of the province, because the number of program applicants may vary.
Alright, let’s first start with the most populated Canadian province – Ontario. As of 2019, the population of this province has reached about 15 million people, which makes it to about 37.5% of the entire population in Canada (yep, that’s a lot!). This significant number is there for a reason as Ontario does offer new job positions for young international specialists who strive to acquire Canadian education. As the number of applicants in Ontario is constantly growing, the Canadian government strives to provide the best strive to Canadians a significant number of top universities.
Consider QS World University Rankings’ list of top 10 Universities in Ontario:
- The University of Toronto (also ranked as top 15 globally!)
- McMaster Univesity
- University of Waterloo
- Western University
- Queens University
- University of Ottawa
- University of Guelph
- University of Windsor
- Ryerson University
- York University
Even though Ontario is one of the most populated provinces in Canada, it is worth considering other beautiful provinces for multiple reasons. For instance, as of now, there is a number of leading universities in other provinces that require lower admission fees, due to the lower percentage of the population. Also, applying to these universities puts you at an advantage, as the admission procedures, and general learning competition in other provinces, might not be as severe in comparison to some universities in Ontario.
Consider the Top 10 Universities in other Provinces:
- University of Toronto (Ontario)
- McGill University (Quebec) * French
- University of British Columbia (British Columbia)
- McMaster University (Ontario)
- University of Alberta (Alberta)
- University of Waterloo (Ontario)
- Western University (Ontario)
- University of Calgary (Alberta)
- Queen’s University (Ontario)
- Ryerson University (Ontario)
To note, it is significant to mention that even the top best universities may not have certain programs, as those programs may be limited to institutions that provide the necessary teaching and learning material. For example, even though the University of Toronto is considered to be one of the leading universities for sciences, languages, and research, it may not many Media studies programs (but this may change in a few years!).
For your best choice of program and institution today consult with an immigration advisor Marina Garvey. You can read more about our services here.