1. University of Toronto: Established in 1827 as a public research university and stands as one of the oldest universities of North America with historic buildings pertaining to 100 years old. The university completely prioritizes the research oriented studies provided with best in class faculty. Every year students from 163 countries enroll here. The university also holds a gigantic library with 19.5 million physical holdings and more than 5.8 million electronic holdings. UToronto library system is the third largest in North America

  • Rankings:
    • QS World: 29
    • Times Higher Education: 18
    • Academic Ranking: 24
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson PC OM CC OBE was a Canadian scholar, statesman, soldier, prime minister, and diplomat, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis
    • Sir Frederick Grant BantingKBE MC FRS FRSC was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin .
    • Margaret Eleanor Atwood CC OOnt CH FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist
    • Roberta Bondar CC OOntFRCPCFRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space.
    • Donald McNichol Sutherland, CC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades. Sutherland rose to fame after starring in films including The Dirty Dozen, M*A*S*H, Kelly's Heroes
    • Kathleen O'Day Wynne is a Canadian politician who served as the 25th Premier of Ontario and Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party from 2013 to 2018.
    • Philip Michael Ondaatje, CC FRSL, is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, fiction writer, essayist, novelist, editor and filmmaker.

2. McGill University :A public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, established in 1821 by royal charter, granted by King George IV.Arts, Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Management are best courses here with students from around 150 countries. The best in class and renowned faculty here help the students to excel in their choice of subjects. The alumni of this university are well established and notable persons across the globe.

  • Rankings:
    • QS World: 35
    • Times Higher Education: 42
    • Academic Ranking: 90
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • William Shatner OC is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, and singer.
    • Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP is a Canadian politician who has served as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada
    • Brenda Milner, CC GOQ FRS FRSC is a British-Canadian neuropsychologist
    • James Naismith was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, Christian chaplain, sports coach, and innovator.
    • Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer.
    • Sir Henri Charles Wilfrid Laurier GCMG, PC, KC was the seventh prime minister of Canada, in office from 11 July 1896 to 6 October 1911.

3. University of British Columbia: The oldest university of British Columbia, established in 1908, the university always takes place in top three universities of Canada. Research, Arts and Science are given much importance here. The students come here to pursue their higher education from almost more than 120 countries.

  • Rankings:
    • QS World: 51
    • Times Higher Education: 34
    • Academic Ranking: 35
  • Famous People studied in that university are:
    • Bjarni Valdimar Tryggvason is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut.
    • Nicole Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress.
    • Richard Marvin "Rick" Hansen CC OBC is a Canadian athlete, activist, and philanthropist for people with disabilities
    • William Ford Gibson is an American-Canadian speculative fiction writer
    • Albert Bandura OC is a Canadian-American psychologist who is the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University
    • Patrick Soon-Shiong is an American surgeon, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
    • Dan Mangan is a Vancouver-based Canadian musician

4. University of Alberta: One of the top most universitiesfounded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford. Around 39,000 students turn up every year here in this university which includes more than 7000 international students from 152 countries. Law, Humanities, Sciences, Creative Arts, Business, Engineering, and Health Sciences are the major subjects taught here.

  • Rankings:
    • QS World: 113
    • Times Higher Education: 136
    • Academic Ranking: 101-150
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • James Bertram Collip, CBE, FRS, FRSC, FRCP, FRCPC was a Canadian biochemist
    • Harles Joseph "Joe" Clark PC CC AOE is a Canadian elder statesman, businessman, writer, and politician
    • David Graeme Hancock, QC is a Canadian lawyer
    • Daryl Allan Katz is a Canadian billionaire businessman and philanthropist.
    • RonaleeChapchuk "Rona" Ambrose PC is a former Canadian politician
    • Clarence Sutherland Campbell, OBE QC was the third president of the National Hockey League from 1946 to 1977.
    • Raymond Alexander Muzyka CM is a Canadian investor, entrepreneur and physician.

5. Université de Montréal: Established in 1878 and always takes the place in top 5 universities of Canada without fail. Also ranked among the global top 100 institutions in the field of life sciences and medicine, and 48th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology in 2017

  • Rankings:
    • QS World: 137
    • Times Higher Education: 85
    • Academic Ranking: 151-160
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada.
    • Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada.
    • Robert Bourassa, 22nd Premier of Quebec.
    • Ishfaq Ahmad, nuclear physicist known for his work with Pakistan's nuclear weapons program.
    • Lucille Teasdale-Corti, physician and pediatric surgeon.

6. McMaster University: Officially establishes in 1980 with students and faculty from almost 98 countries worldwide and 70 international academic exchange agreements

  • Rankings:
    • QS World: 140
    • Times Higher Education: 72
    • Academic Ranking: 90
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • James Jude Orbinski, OC OOnt MSC is a Canadian physician, humanitarian activist, author and leading scholar in global health.
    • Roberta Bondar CC OOntFRCPCFRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space.
    • Martin Hayter Short OC is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, voice artist, singer and writer.
    • Gordon Henry Guyatt, MD, MSc, FRCP, OC born November 11, 1953 is a Canadian physician
    • Uzanne B. Labarge is a Canadian businesswoman, and the present chancellor of McMaster University.
    • Myron Samuel Scholes is a Canadian-American financial economist.

7. University of Waterloo: Established on 1 July 1957 as the Waterloo College Associate Faculties to train engineers and technicians for next generations. There are around 30,600 undergraduate and 5,300 postgraduate students. The University of Waterloo has been ranked Canada’s most innovative university for the past 25 years with dedicated faculty and motivating learning approaches.

  • Rankings:
    • QS World: 173
    • Times Higher Education: 201-250
    • Academic Ranking: 151-200
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada.
    • Robert Mundell, Nobel Laureate in economics for his work in monetary dynamics.
    • Donna Strickland, Nobel Laureate in physics for her work in laser physics
    • RasmusLerdorf, creator of the PHP scripting language.
    • Mike Lazaridis, founder of BlackBerry Limited.
    • Gaston Gonnet, co-founder of Waterloo Maple.
    • PremWatsa - founder and chairman of Fairfax Financial.

8. The University of Western Ontario: Founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as the Western University of London, Ontario. Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine are the major wings here. There are more than 24,000 students and with over 306,000 living alumni worldwide from this university.

  • Rankings:
    • QS World: 211
    • Times Higher Education: 201-250
    • Academic Ranking: 201-300
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • John Robarts, 17th Premier of Ontario
    • Sir Frederick Banting, awarded the Nobel Prize for the first use of insulin on humans
    • Margaret Chan, 7th Director General of the World Health Organization
    • J. Carson Mark, mathematician and member of the Manhattan Project
    • Roberta Bondar, CSA astronaut and the first Canadian female in space
University 2020 QS World University Ranking 2020 Times Higher Education World University Ranking
University of Calgary 233 (9) 201 – 250 (8–10)
Carleton University 651 – 700 (22–24) 501 – 600 (19–21)
Concordia University 462 (17) 601 – 800 (22–28)
Dalhousie University 280 (11) 251 – 300 (11–14)
University of Guelph 571 – 580 (20) 501 – 600 (19–21)
Université Laval 416 (15) 251 – 300 (11–14)
Lakehead University N/A 601 – 800 (22–28)
University of Manitoba 601 – 650 (21) 351 – 400 (15)
Memorial University of Newfoundland 701 – 750 (25) 501 – 600 (19–21)
University of Ottawa 281 (12) 141 (7)
Université du Québec 561 – 570 (19) 601 – 800 (22–28)
Queen's University 239 (10) 251 – 300 (11–14)
University of Regina N/A 601 – 800 (22–28)
Ryerson University 801 – 1000 (26) 601 – 800 (22–28)
University of Saskatchewan 439 (16) 401 – 500 (16–18)
Université de Sherbrooke 651 – 700 (22–24) 601 – 800 (22–28)
Simon Fraser University 314 (13) 251 – 300 (11–14)
University of Victoria 364 (14) 401 – 500 (16–18)
University of Windsor 651 – 700 (22–24) 601 – 800 (22–28)
York University 511 – 520 (18) 401 – 500 (16–18)