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Top universities in Canada for MS

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Chapter 1

Overview

In the last decade Canada has gained prominence for its education for international students. In Canada you can have academic excellence, good job opportunities, skill development, affordable education, good quality of life and diverse cultures to experience. There are good immigration opportunities for international students. The admission process for these Canadian colleges begin in September, but it’s ideal to start applying from January. 

Some of the required things for the admission process are a good GPA score which is at least 3.0, GMAT/GRE whichever is required, TOEFL/ IELTS and sometimes one to three years of work experience is required. There are also several scholarships that you can apply for, some of them are Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Graduate Entrance Scholarship,JN Tata Endowment Scholarship,International Entrance Awards,Hira and Renu Ahuja International Graduate Scholarship and more.

There is also the Canada express entry which is a point-based immigration program for skilled professionals to immigrate to Canada within a few months and attain permanent residency. This is an attractive option for people from Asia and other countries who wish to move to this  country and settle. However, one needs to be an eligible, skilled professional to make use of this opportunity. This express entry can take upto 10-12 months.

You can work part time jobs while studying in Canada. Some of the popular options to work in are fast-food chains, cafes, printing shops, libraries, and receptions to work in (on-campus). You may also be a research assistant or a teaching assistant to professors on campus. There are some of the top 15 universities in Canada for MS that we have listed below for you

Chapter 2

Top 15 MS Universities in Canada :

University of Toronto :

The University of Toronto is a globally top-ranked public research university and was established in 1827. This university is located in Ontario, Canada and it is a leader in research and teaching. It is known for its several ranges of courses and it is ranked as the most diverse urban center. This university has three campuses: Downtown Toronto, Mississauga and Scarborough. The city of Toronto is welcoming for students from international backgrounds, they have various cultural happenings and good quality of life. 

The alumni of this university are three Governor Generals of Canada, Nobel laureates and more.

Acceptance rates: 43%

World Ranking by THE: 18

Popular courses: Computer science, Engineering, Health, Social Science 

Link: https://www.utoronto.ca/

University of British Columbia :

The University of British Columbia was established in 1908 as a public research university. This university is over 100 years old and has been beneficial for research and knowledge sharing. Certainly, this university is ranked globally as one of the top universities. This university has two campuses which are located in Vancouver and Okanagan. This university has centres for research in sustainability, performing arts, dentistry, law and science. This university offers graduate and postgraduate degrees, joint academic programs and exchange programs.

Acceptance rates: 52.4 %

World Ranking by THE: 37

Popular courses: Medicine, Biotechnology, Law, English etc

Link: https://www.ubc.ca/

Mcgill University :

McGill University is located in Montreal, Canada and it is a public research university. This university has the highest number of PhD students and it has over 50 research centres and more than 400 programs. This university has 31% of international students and it is a member of the Association of American universities. The city of Montreal is ranked as one of the friendliest cities in the world because it is safe and affordable. The rental costs are also lower in this city.

Acceptance rates: 46.3%

World Ranking by THE: 44

Popular courses: Biomedical engineering, Business analytics, chemistry, architecture etc

Link: https://www.mcgill.ca/

McMaster University :

McMaster University was established in Toronto, in 1887. It is a public research university that offers graduate, postgraduate and MBA programs. They also offer more than 3000 courses in various fields. This university is located in Hamilton, Ontario. The fee can be higher for the international students here when compared to the fee for Canadian citizens. But the International students present here come from over 120 countries. This university has four campuses that are located in Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener – Waterloo and Burlington.

Acceptance rates: 58.7 %

World Ranking by THE: 88

Popular courses: Health science, social science, science and Engineering.

Link: https://www.mcmaster.ca/

University of Montreal :

The University of Montreal is also known as UdeM, which is a non-profit, public research university located in Quebec, Canada. This university was established in 1878 and it has over thirteen departments and schools.

Even though it is a French language university many of the courses here are bilingual including English and French. Some of the notable alumni are Pierre Trudeau, Sophie Trudeau, Denys Arcand and more. This university has 27 health institutions and two schools.

Acceptance rates: 57%

World Ranking by THE: 88

Popular courses: Arts and Science, Dentistry, law, Kinesiology, medicine and more.

Link: https://www.umontreal.ca/en/

University of Alberta :

The University of Alberta is one of the top five universities in Canada. This public research university is also known as U of A or UAlberta and was established in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford. There are over nine thousand international students present at this university. This university is located in Edmonton, Alberta and offers graduate and postgraduate degrees with a higher focus on research and student exchange programs.

This university also has 18 faculties and schools.

Acceptance rates: 58%

World Ranking by THE: 125

Popular courses: Law, Medicine, Engineering, Nursing and more. 

Link: https://www.ualberta.ca/index.html

University of Ottawa :

The University of Ottawa is a state university in Ottawa and was established in 1848 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is a public research university. The main campus is located in Ottawa’s Downtown Core and they offer bilingual courses in French and English to the students. This university is also Canada’s biggest bilingual University which has more than 400 graduate and postgraduate degrees. 

They offer various academic programs with multiple faculties in Science, Engineering, law and others. Some of the notable alumni are Peter Jennings, Peggy Tseng, Mark Human and more.

Acceptance rates: 13%

World Ranking by THE: 162

Popular courses: Science, Engineering, law etc

Link: https://www2.uottawa.ca/en

Simon Fraser University :

Simon Fraser University is located in Burnaby, Canada and it is a public research university established in 1965. This university has three campuses which are located in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver. They offer graduate, post graduate and postdoctoral programs. This is an open research university and has several faculties such as education, environment, law, business and much more. Some of the notable alumni are Margret Trudeau, Mihn Lee, Christy Clark, Terry Fox and others.

Acceptance rates: 59%

World Ranking by THE: 201

Popular courses: Environment, Law, Business, education 

Link: https://www.sfu.ca/

University of Waterloo :

The University of Waterloo is one of the best universities in Canada. It is a public research University. This university has three campuses and four affiliated University colleges. This university was established in 1957 and was the first university to give computers to undergraduate students for research. They offer good education and research facilities. They also offer more than 100 undergraduate degrees, 190 graduate degrees and other schools. It is also one of Canada’s top innovative universities.

Acceptance rates: 53%

World Ranking by THE: 201

Popular courses: Biology, Chemical engineering, Computer science 

Link: https://uwaterloo.ca/

Western University :

The Western University is a Public research university in London, Ontario, Canada and was established in 1878. It is one among the best universities in Canada. They have advanced learning methods and intensive research programs. They also have several faculties from law, social science, music and more. They offer graduate and postgraduate degrees. This university has highly qualified professors to assist the students because it is a research oriented University. This university also has fitness clubs and various expos.

Acceptance rates: 58%

World Ranking by THE: 201

Popular courses: social science, music, law, science 

Link: https://www.uwo.ca/

University of Calgary :

The University of Calgary is a public research university in Calgary and it was established in 1944. This university has 14 faculties and over 85 research institutes and centers. Some of the facilities are Cumming school of medicine, Faculty of Arts, faculty of law, business school and more. Some of the notable alumni are the former Canadian Prime minister Stephen Harper, inventor of Java language James Gosling and many others. The main campus is located near the Bow river and the smaller campus is located in the city centre.

Acceptance rates: 20%

World Ranking by THE: 201

Popular courses: medicine, law, arts

Link: https://www.ucalgary.ca/

Dalhousie University :

Dalhousie University is a large public research university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and was established in 1818. This university has three campuses in Halifax, the fourth campus is at Bible Hill and it also has medical schools. This university has thirteen Faculties with over 200 and more degree programs. The city of Nova Scotia is a very friendly city hence it would be suitable for the international students. 22% of international students study in this university.

Acceptance rates: 70%

World Ranking by THE: 251

Popular courses: Agricultural Science, Biology, medicine, engineering 

Link: https://www.dal.ca/

Laval University :

Laval University is one of the oldest public research universities in Quebec City, Canada and was established in 1852 by Queen Victoria. It is also an open research university and has over 22% of international students. This university has thirteen Faculties with over 200 degree programs.

Most of the students do work-integrated learning which enables them to equip skills for their field of work. Students from over 115 countries study in this university.

Acceptance rates: 59%

World Ranking by THE: 251

Popular courses: BBA, B TECH, B Sc

Link: https://www.ulaval.ca/en

Queen's University :

Queen’s University is a public research university and it is also known as Queen’s. This university is located in Kingston, Canada and was established in 1841. This university is known for its physics, Cancer research, geo engineering, data analytics, social science and mental health research. They have several faculties such as education, engineering, applied sciences, Graduate studies, law and so on. Some of the notable alumni are Elon Musk, Justine Musk, Ali Velshi, Kimbal Musk and others.

Acceptance rates: 42%

World Ranking by THE: 251

Popular courses: physics, Cancer research, geo engineering, data analytics, social science and mental health research

Link: https://www.queensu.ca/

University of Manitoba :

The University of Manitoba is a Canadian public research university which is located in Winnipeg, Canada and was established in 1877. This university offers more than 100 degrees, diplomas and certificates. There are more than 60 undergraduate courses and some of them are on medicine, law and engineering. Some of the notable alumni are Marshall McLuhan, Monty Hall and others. In Canada this university ranks as the tenth best university.

Acceptance rates: 52%

World Ranking by THE: 301

Popular courses: medicine, law and engineering

Link: https://umanitoba.ca/

University of Victoria :

The University of Victoria is a public research university in British Columbia, Canada and was established in 1963. This university is also known as UVic, it is ranked as one of the top universities in Canada for scientific impact. This university specialises in eight areas of research such as culture, climates, health, computer science, mathematics and indigenous research. This university offers graduate, postgraduate, diplomas and professional degrees. They are also known for their dynamic learning system and they have advanced labs, art studios, libraries and more.

Acceptance rates: 63%

World Ranking by THE: 301

Popular courses: Biology, maths, civil engineering 

Link: https://www.uvic.ca/

York University :

York University is also known as YorkU or YU, it is a public research university in Toronto, Canda. Toronto can be an expensive city to live in. This university has 28 research centers and 11 faculties which includes faculty of science, Engineering, liberal arts and media. They provide over 120 programs for undergraduates and 17 types of degrees. Steve Glenwood, a Canadian astronaut was an alumni of this university.

Acceptance rates: 27%

World Ranking by THE: 401

Popular courses: engineering, science, arts

Link: https://www.yorku.ca/

University of Guelph :

The University of Guelph is a comprehensive public research university in Canada and was established in 1964. This university is focused not just on education but highly on research. Each year over 1500 international students come to this university. This university is ranked as number one when it comes to student satisfaction. Some of the notable alumni are Chris Banks, Alan Armitage, Laura Bertram and others.

Acceptance rates: 80%

World Ranking by THE: 501

Popular courses: science, arts , engineering 

Link: https://www.uoguelph.ca/

University of Saskatchewan :

The University of Saskatchewan is a Canadian public research university established in 1907 and it is located in Saskatoon, Canada. This university is also known as USask and it is a top research oriented medical university in Canada. This university has produced two Nobel prize winners, Prime minister of Canada and more. There are over 3000 international students in this university. They offer 130 programs, 13 colleges and 6 affiliated colleges.

Acceptance rates: 72.3%

World Ranking by THE: 501

Popular courses: medicine 

Link: https://www.uoguelph.ca/

Carleton University :

Carleton University is an English language public research university in Ottawa, Canada. This university has 27,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students. This university is famous for its sports teams

Acceptance rates: 21.2%

World Ranking by THE: 601

Popular courses: maths, science, arts

Link: https://carleton.ca/

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