Canada’s Top 10 Universities Named in New Report

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Canada’s Top 10 Universities Named in New Report

The University of Toronto has been named as Canada’s top university, heading a prestigious list of globally-renowned schools the country has to offer for international students looking to study in Canada.

A list compiled by U.S. News and World Report puts the Ontario University at number one, closely followed by the University of British Columbia and Montreal’s McGill University.

International students with Canada Study Permits attend some of the foremost universities in the world.

In a global context, the trio is named among the top 50 best universities.

Other schools to be named in the Canadian top 10 include McMaster, the University of Montreal and the University of Alberta.

The list shows the outstanding calibre of education on offer in Canada, and why it has become one of the most sought-after countries in the world for international students.

According to U.S. News and World Report, ‘schools were evaluated based on their research performance and their ratings by members of the academic community around the world and within North America.”

Canada’s Top 10 Universities:

  1. University of Toronto
  2. University of British Columbia
  3. McGill University
  4. McMaster University
  5. University of Montreal
  6. University of Alberta
  7. University of Calgary
  8. University of Ottawa
  9. University of Waterloo
  10. University of Victoria

The number of Canada Study Permit holders in Canada swelled to well over half a million in 2018, government figures show.

On December 31, 2018, there were 572,415 Study Permit holders here, a 16 per cent rise on the 492,425 recorded in 2018.

The figures cover students from high schools, colleges and universities, in Canada benefiting from its world class education system.

Study Permit numbers have increased 180 percent in the last decade, as successive governments have recognized the benefit to the Canadian economy of increasing international student levels.

International students are an important source of revenue for Canada’s schools, paying significantly higher tuition fees than their Canadian counterparts.

With Canadian education much cheaper than across the border in the U.S., Canada’s best universities are often seen as a pathway to a world class education without the dollar outlay required south of the border.

Students from India and China dominate the international student landscape, accounting for 315,610, or 55 percent, of the total Study Permit holders in Canada.

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