Partner Schools


1. The University of Waterloo

In 1957, the University of Waterloo opened its doors to 74 engineering students with co-operative education as its cornerstone. Today, with more than 42,000+ students attending annually, Waterloo is #1 in Canada for experiential learning and employer-student connections. With a global network spanning more than 220,000 alumni in 151 countries, Waterloo attracts world-class scholars including a Nobel Laureate, leads in providing work-integrated learning opportunities with 7,100+ active co-op employers and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that’s created 5,000+ jobs through Velocity alone, Canada’s most productive startup incubator by private investment. Today, the University of Waterloo continues to spur innovation to solve problems on a global scale.
As one of Canada’s top innovation universities, the University of Waterloo offers programs in business, engineering, health, humanities and social sciences, the environment, math, and science. Students will alternate school and paid work terms with the University of Waterloo’s network of employers, including many of the world’s top brands. Students will gain up to two years of relevant experience before starting their career. Many graduates also pursue further education such as law, medicine, business, or specialized master’s programs on campus or at other top universities around the world.

Why the University of Waterloo?

Location: At the heart of Canada is the province of Ontario, where the University of Waterloo is located. With 13.6 million people, Ontario is one of Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories and is home to the majority of Canada’s population. Waterloo is a vibrant and multicultural community that is perfect for university students; the Uptown area has everything from restaurants and bars to various boutique stores, parks and hiking trails to enjoy.
Research: The University of Waterloo is a world-leading research institution in a wide-range of fields and disciplines, at all levels of study. Built to answer the challenges of a rapidly advancing society, Waterloo is a place where ideas are innovated, tested and proven.
Co-op Opportunities: As home to the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program, the University embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research, and commercialization.
Community Outreach: At local, regional, provincial and national levels, the University is regarded as an institution with a vast array of expertise and resources that help contribute to a strong and vibrant community.

In the last several years Waterloo Region has been one of the fastest growing regions in Ontario. This is due in part to large numbers of students, as well as young families attracted to a low cost of living and high quality of life. Incomes in Waterloo Region consistently rank among the highest in Ontario. Poverty rates are also low in comparison to other communities, as well as Ontario and Canadian averages.

2. Ryerson University

Ryerson University is located in the heart of Toronto, Canada, the fourth largest city in North America. At Ryerson, students can connect with leaders in culture, business, health care or government because opportunities are abundant. That’s the advantage that students receive while studying in Toronto.

Ryerson University is dedicated to creating a culture of action. The University strongly believes that education and experience go hand-in-hand. What students learn in the classroom is enhanced by real-world knowledge through internships and co-ops, or amplified through zone learning, specialized minors and graduate programs.

Why Ryerson University?

Location: Ryerson University is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, not far from Kensington Market, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Eaton Centre, and many other popular attractions.

Physical Wellness: There are many ways to stay fit on campus. Students can enjoy various group fitness classes (such as dance or spin), join intramural sports or attend instructional classes.

Facilities: The Recreation and Athletic Centre (RAC) is fully equipped with a fitness centre, two gyms, a track, squash courts, and much more.

Additional Learning Opportunities: Zone Learning is a new experiential program. Similar to a co-op program, Zone Learning allows students to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired in class to resolve real world problems at/for various start-ups, projects and ventures.

3. Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) - St. John's Campus

Established as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives on active service during the First World War and subsequent conflicts, Memorial University of Newfoundland draws inspiration from these sacrifices of the past as they help to build a better future for the province, the country and the world.
At Memorial University more than 18,000 students from over 100 countries come together to discover. From the classics to advanced technology, Memorial offers certificate, diploma,  and undergraduate programs across their St John’s and Grenfell campuses and online. A global network of more than 90,000 accomplished alumni throughout the world strengthens Memorial University’s capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching and public engagement.

Why Memorial University?

Memorial is privileged to be able to bring together students, faculty and staff from Canada and other countries, building mutual respect, cultural understanding and meaningful relationships. That’s why Memorial is committed to internationalization, international co-operation, student mobility and cultural sensitivity.

Teaching & Learning
Memorial’s faculty are widely recognized for their teaching and supervision, with many notable achievements and honours including nine recipients of 3M Teaching Fellowships, five recipients of the Atlantic Association of Universities’ Distinguished Teacher Award and two recipients of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award.

Over 40% of Memorial’s research is ocean-related (in just the Faculty of Science it’s 68%). If there’s research happening in the North Atlantic, there’s a high likelihood Memorial University is involved. In fact, Memorial is a partner with the Ocean Frontier Institute, a $220 million collaborative research initiative aimed at harnessing the vast potential of the world’s oceans. Memorial is also part of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, a private sector-led partnership using innovation and commercialization to drive increased sustainable economic growth from our oceans.

Awards & Honours
Memorial’s faculties have been recognized with numerous awards and honours for their meaningful contributions to society. The Arctic Inspiration Prize, SSHRC Impact Awards (including Gold Medal and Insight Award), Governor General’s Innovation Award (2018 and 2019), and the UN’s Climate Solution Award are just a few of the national and international accolades that demonstrate Memorial’s place as a global research university.

4. Carleton University

Carleton University is located in beautiful Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Founded in 1942, Carleton has grown into a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of anticipating and leading change. Today, the university sits on more than 100 acres, on a site between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, just a short distance from downtown Ottawa.
The nation’s capital is home to over 130 embassies and high commissions from around the world, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and numerous museums. Strong connections with the high-tech sector, and with local industry leaders and research scientists have helped Carleton to create many valuable opportunities for students.
Carleton University is top 5 among comprehensive universities in Canada, top 10 for graduate employability, and top 10 in Canada for Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. In the classroom, Carleton challenges students’ thinking and teaches them the skills they need to succeed. Outside the classroom, students are challenged to apply their knowledge and skills to real world situations.
Carleton is committed to giving back through education while pursuing contributions to the common good. These founding values are at the heart of the university’s focus on research, community partnerships and teaching excellence.

Why Carleton University?

Thriving economic city: A large percentage of Canada’s major medical, clinical and life science research centres are located in the Ottawa area, as well as a growing technology industry with over 1,900 companies.

Co-op opportunities: The majority of Carleton University programs feature work-study opportunities (known as “co-op”), that allow students to gain full-time, paid employment related to their academic program.
Close-knit, supportive and diverse community: This includes academic support, help with jobs and career, health and counselling, student life, athletics, and 300+ student-run clubs and societies. Students come from 140+ countries and have many opportunities to get involved in community-building activities both on and off-campus.
Campus is a green oasis: Carleton’s campus is nestled between the Rideau River, Rideau Canal and Dow’s Lake. The campus is self-contained, and a focus on community encourages student interaction, which can provide students with both valuable communication skills and lasting friendships.
Entrance scholarships: Qualified applicants are automatically offered entrance scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $16,000 CAD over four years, and a place in one of Carleton’s on-campus residences.

5. University of Guelph

The University of Guelph, located in Guelph, Ontario, is a research-intensive and learner-centred public university. The University is known for excellence in the arts and sciences, and for developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens. With over nearly 30,000 students, 1,500 of which are international, and over 800 faculty members, the University of Guelph is one of the largest universities in Ontario with a diverse student population. Since 1964, the University of Guelph has centred its focus on educating the whole person to shape better citizens of the world.
The University of Guelph is known for its warm and friendly campus atmosphere. For several years in a row, University of Guelph has been ranked by international students in Ontario as one of the best universities in the province for it’s learning and living environment, and support for international students. The campus offers many opportunities for students to become involved in their community and gain leadership experience. University of Guelph students benefit from a vast array of services that are available to assist them in achieving academic and personal success.

Why University of Guelph?

Academics: Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Guelph pursue active inquiry and exercise creativity across a range of disciplines – physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences.

Campus: Known for its beautiful, safe campuses and welcoming, supportive culture, the University of Guelph blends historical and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology.

Research Focus: Faculty, scholars, researchers, and students engage in groundbreaking research. The University of Guelph’s research enterprise supports a $156-million research complement across its colleges, research stations and Ridgetown Campus. University of Guelph research innovations are making meaningful advances that power job creation, economic growth and trade.

6. University of Windsor

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university with over 16,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Students enjoy strong relationships with award-winning faculty members and innovative staff. Comparatively small class sizes and an array of student services and clubs, the University of Windsor creates a friendly and supportive learning environment.
The University of Windsor is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing and looks out on one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts on the Detroit River. This location speaks to the fact that the University of Windsor is an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined institution which enables a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. to make a better world through research, social engagement, and education.
Basic characteristics of openness, warmth, and support make the University of Windsor an exceptionally welcoming community for students and faculty from Asia, Europe and Africa—or from just down the street.

Why the University of Windsor?
Campus life: There’s much to do in the city but lots of amenities and things to do on campus as well. There are multiple food service options, on campus living – residence gives students the chance to gain independence while having the support of residence staff. And an added bonus for international students is how close they will be to the International Students Centre (ISC) which is located in one of the residence halls.  Stay active with fitness classes, recreational clubs and facilities, associations, student support and a student government.

UWindsor Tuition Guarantee: This guarantee program allows all international students to feel confident in their tuition through stability in base tuition for their program. Students are assured an unchanged tuition rate for the typical length of time for the program they’re enrolled in.
Low Student-to-Faculty Ratio: At the University of Windsor, students will find professors who care and have time for their students in the low student-to-faculty ratio classes.
Flexible Degree Possibilities: The University of Windsor offers endless degree combinations to create a learning experience perfect for each student. Students can tailor their education to their specific interests or unconventional career path, and can combine different areas of study with a double major or joint degree.

7. Concordia University of Edmonton

Concordia University of Edmonton values its history and traditions, knowing that it provides a solid foundation to all of its students for the future. For nearly a century, Concordia University of Edmonton has been part of a growing Edmonton and an important educational institution in the province of Alberta. The university began as the realization of a dream of German Lutheran immigrants who highly valued the worth of an education. With the help of Lutherans from the American based Missouri Synod, the current university was first established as a junior college in downtown Edmonton in 1921. In 1926 Concordia University of Edmonton was built on Treaty 6 land, after purchase of the property from the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1925.
Since then, Concordia University of Edmonton has evolved to become one of the City of Edmonton’s best smaller universities and professional degree granting institutions. It is now recognized globally as a university committed to academic excellence in teaching and research, welcoming nearly 2,000 students annually from across Canada and from over 40 countries around the world.
Today, Concordia University of Edmonton offers over 45 majors and minors in the fields of Arts, Science and Management, along with After-Degree programs (in Education and Environmental Health), Masters Degrees and a suite of Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas in high demand areas.

Why Concordia University of Edmonton?

Driving Mission and Vision: Concordia University is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good. Concordia University of Edmonton will be recognized nationally and internationally for its graduates’ knowledge, skill, integrity, and wisdom.
Small Campus Environment: Concordia University of Edmonton is a warm, inviting, closely knit community. Here, students will develop and grow, not only in terms of their education, but in terms of self-awareness, self-confidence, independence and responsibility. Students will interact with professors, who will get to know their strengths and be able to help and advise them in their studies. Students will find and foster new interests and passions, experimenting with and challenging their own creativity and talents. Best of all, there are numerous ways to get involved around campus, enabling them to make friends and build relationships wherever they go.
High-Quality Residences: The Residence Life Experience is about being with a strong network of community members that students can build personal and professional relationships with to support their success! Founders Hall, Eberhardt Hall, the Wangerin House and the Graduate House all boast spacious facilities designed to help students study, rest and connect with one another.
Highest Standards in Education: Concordia University is committed to providing the highest standards in education, service, and professional conduct, and to the delivery of the best university programs for undergraduate, graduate and after-degree students. We value individual potential and offer a student-focused education in the liberal arts and sciences and in various professions. We are a globally aware university and focus on the needs of our learners and the community.

8. University of New Brunswick - Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick knows that its students want more than a traditional university degree. They want an education that prepares them for a global future – a future that demands critical thinking, innovation and resourcefulness. The University believes that every future matters. This belief fuels the experience offered to its students. While it is Canada’s oldest English university – founded in 1785, the school is older than the country itself – they are most excited about what lies ahead. The University believes in innovation as a pathway to success. Innovation propels societies forward, improves lives, spurs discovery and advances higher knowledge. The University of New Brunswick is big enough to offer a global education and to embrace world-class research. Yet, the campuses are small enough to offer an education that is trusted and personal, where professors know students’ name and their potential.

Why the University of New Brunswick?

Location: Saint John and Fredricton are vibrant industry-based cities with a dynamic business community and an increasingly multicultural mix of people. The cities’ uptown centre are filled with shopping centres, sporting events, seasonal festivals and restaurants.

Extracurricular Activities: There is no shortage of clubs and societies to choose from at the University, including the African Caribbean Society, the Women in Business society the Mathematical Society, and more.

Facilities: The Fredricton URec Centre is an excellent place to stay active while studying. Services include group fitness classes, aquatics classes, personal training, and so much more.

9. The University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located in Regina and Saskatoon on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda, and Lakota nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College, a small residential high school established by the Methodist church in 1911. The College grew in size and significance becoming a campus of the University of Saskatchewan and, ultimately, an independent degree granting university – the University of Regina – in 1974.
In 2019, the University experienced 11 consecutive years of enrolment growth and the largest enrolment increase in 37 years. The student body in Fall 2019 was 16,501 full-time and part-time students – a record number, registered in 10 faculties, 25 academic departments and schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The Colleges bring excellence and diversity to the educational experience they offer. U of Regina offers more than 120 undergraduate programs and 78 graduate programs, including many specialized programs such as police studies and public policy.
In 2017, the University of Regina was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education, building on their established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. Tuition remains below the national average and the University ranks second nationally among comprehensive universities in the level of student financial support – scholarships, awards, and bursaries – available as a percentage of tuition.
In Regina, the main campus and historic College Avenue campus are located on 239 acres and provide an attractive study and work environment for our students, faculty and staff. Both Regina campuses are located in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America.

Why the University of Regina?

Campus life: The University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU) is made up of over 15,000 students, representing the diversity of the campus and it’s students.  URSU works to keep students connected to everything that is happening on campus and is a place where all students can find a true sense of community.  Stay fit by joining a sport club, going to the aquatics Centre or the Fitness and Lifestyle Centre or join intramural activities,  or cheer on your favourite varsity team.

Location: The University of Regina is nestled in Wascana Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Imagine attending a university surrounded by natural beauty (including a lake) and kilometres of walking and bike paths. Nearby are coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery stores where students will find products from many cultures (a taste of home!). Downtown Regina, with its many stores and restaurants, is an easy bus, bike, or car ride away. In summer, students will find the Regina Folk Festival, outdoor movies, and other exciting events. Regina is a city where newcomers find a real sense of home.

Support: UR International is a student’s first point of contact as an international student at the University of Regina. UR International Student Services assists all international students with building a strong foundation for academic success. From the moment you are accepted and throughout the entire duration of your program, we provide personalized support and guidance in your academic journey.

Co-op: University of Regina pioneered the Co-op Work Experience Program in Western Canada and has been committed to it ever since. Their program has been emulated by universities across the country and helped students earn over $10 million wages in the last year alone.  Co-op programs are available in nearly 50 areas of study, and allow student to fain valuable, paid work experience while pursuing almost any undergraduate degree. Students can also participate in internships, field work, practicums and professional placements. 

10. Brock University

Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings. With more than 19,000 students in seven diverse Faculties, Brock University offers an academic experience that’s second to none.
The degree programs are designed with student’s futures in mind. Brock focuses on student’s careers with co-op and service learning options that provide maximum exposure to their chosen field of study. Brock is more than a school — it’s a community. There’s a variety of clubs, intramural athletic options and extracurricular activities to stimulate any interest. Beyond a student’s own participation, cheer on the Brock Badgers in a wide variety of sports.

Why Brock University?

Campus Life: Brock’s beautiful location in Niagara combines the best of everything. Here students will enjoy all the benefits of a comprehensive university, in a safe, fun, and vibrant region with beautiful natural surroundings. Brock University is close to the U.S. border, minutes from world-class tourism destinations and only an hour’s drive from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Facilities: Brock aims to provide students with the very best – cutting-edge programs, modern facilities and student-centred spaces. Two of Brock’s newest and most innovative programs are in collaboration with Niagara College — Game Design and Game Programming. Brock has also recently opened their state-of-the-art home for the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in downtown St. Catharines, and an expanded Goodman School of Business building.

Active and Diverse Student Body: Brock is a globally minded community with 100+ countries represented on campus. The many clubs and events bring Canadian and international students together. Popular events such as International Education Week, and Celebration of Nations celebrate culture from around the world, and highlight the importance of a global education, and intercultural awareness in preparing for future careers.

Career-Driven Programming: Brock’s career-driven degrees, such as Game Design, Public Health, and Sport Management, along with co-op work terms, internships, and experiential opportunities will prepare students for their careers. More than 40 of Brock’s degree programs offer co-op, providing students with 12 – 20 months of paid work experience. 

11. University of Northern British Columbia

Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities. They have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North.
UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, they bring the excitement of new knowledge to their students, and the outcomes of their teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.
UNBC is a university both in and for the North. This mission has instilled a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure among our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. They are also Canada’s Green University™ , leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.

Why the University of Northern British Columbia?

Student Life: The Student Life department at UNBC develops and implements fun student activities that engage a diverse student population and enrich their experience. In addition, there are dozens of student-run clubs, CIS-level varsity athletics teams, intramurals, and countless outdoor activities right in our own backyard. Life at UNBC is fun, supportive and social.

Commitment to Education: Located in the spectacular landscape of central British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small, research-intensive universities as well as an active participant in the global community. Their commitment to international education is reflected in the teaching, research, and service missions of the institution. UNBC offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, taught by award-winning faculty and with the smallest class sizes of any research-intensive university in western Canada. Come experience the UNBC difference.

12. Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo

Philosophy that our students’ success is measured through more than grades – it’s based on the quality of the lives they lead, and those they inspire. Laurier’s two campuses are in Waterloo and Brantford, but we also have a Faculty of Social Work in nearby Kitchener and a weekend MBA program in Toronto. In all, we have 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Kitchener-Waterloo, with a population of about 350,000, is small enough to be safe and easy to navigate but large enough to offer great art, music, restaurants and other big-city amenities.

With the university’s size, Laurier is large enough to provide various clubs, programs, and career opportunities; yet small enough to maintain the tight-knit community feel, outstanding student experience and to ensure access to faculty and resources available on campus. Our small class sizes allow more opportunities for extra help, increased discussion and student involvement. But no matter where you study at Laurier, you’re a Golden Hawk, which means you’re part of a tight-knit, supportive community that knows how to aim high, work hard and take advantage of some truly amazing opportunities to make a difference.

Why Wilfrid Laurier University?

Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity.  It challenges people to become engaged and aware citizens of an increasingly complex world. It fulfills its mission by advancing knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and emphasizing co-curricular development of the whole student.

Our commitment is to justice and sustainability now and in the future, so we strive to ignite the minds, spirits and hearts of our communities through excellence in teaching and learning, in the discovery, scholarly exploration, and application of new ideas, and in instilling the courage to engage and challenge the world in all its complexity.

In-class learning is only part of the educational equation. Putting knowledge to work in the world is a hallmark of the Laurier experience. Integrated and engaged learning opportunities such as co-op work terms and community service are designed to help students relate what they learn in the classroom to what they experience outside of it, then coming full circle by bringing their real-world experiences back to the classroom. It’s about forming a foundation of service that our students continue long after graduation.

Our innovative programs in arts and social sciences, business and economics, music, science, social work and education cover a broad spectrum. At their heart, though, they reflect a common purpose: Laurier’s determination to address global social, health and environmental problems and advance creative pursuits.

13. Lakehead University - Thunder Bay

Lakehead University is small enough to offer the personalized approach to supports and education that allows students to thrive. And they’re big enough to embody a truly global perspective. Over 1,600 international students, representing over 67 nations around the world, call Lakehead U home. Start your Canadian journey there.
Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, Lakehead acknowledges all of their students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to their institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. They also promise excellence in research; Lakehead is the proud host to nine Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as the world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory and our Biorefining Research Institute.

Why Lakehead University – Thunder Bay?

Campus: Lakehead offers much more than just an education, They make it easy for students to get involved in clubs and recreation, to access students supports, to deepen their learning through internships and cooperative education and help them pay for university through their generous scholarship programs. There are many student-run festivals and events like represent your country on Culture Days on campus, planning Chinese New Year Celebrations or taking part on the city’s Holi Festival.  There are also leadership opportunities that allow students to develop new skills and grow as a person while getting involved in group activities and meaningful projects through the EXCEL Leadership program or by becoming a Global Ambassador or Peer Mentor to a new international student.

Facilities: Fields and green space surround this campus and all buildings are conveniently located together in one location creating a true campus feel. Many of the University’s buildings are grouped around Lake Tamblyn and the residence complexes hug the banks of the McIntyre River. Underground tunnels connect many of the main, centralized buildings on campus, allowing for easy access between classes and facilities. Paved trails surround the campus making it the perfect place to take advantage of taking in the beauty of the area whether you are walking, jogging, rollerblading, bicycling, or, in the winter, cross-country skiing!

Location: Located on the north-west shore of Lake Superior, the City of Thunder Bay is built around the harbour of the largest inland port in Canada. Under the watchful gaze of the majestic Sleeping Giant, this home for 110,000 people is served by major and regional airlines, bus service, and the Trans-Canada Highway. Year-round, Thunder Bay acts as the centre of a vast recreational and cultural area offering access to a wide variety of sports and activities. With two Alpine and two world-class Nordic ski centres in the area, as well as excellent curling and hockey facilities, and endless outdoor activities like fat biking, ice climbing, dogsledding and ice fishing, winter is no time to hibernate in Thunder Bay. Summer activities include sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, rock climbing, swimming, jogging, cycling, camping, fishing, hiking and golf which abound in and around numerous lakes in the area. Thunder Bay’s famed Sleeping Giant was voted #1, the People’s Choice in the Seven Wonders of Canada contest.

14. University of Lethbridge Dhillon School of Business

The University of Lethbridge Dhillon School of Business is the future of finance and business innovation. This difference is attained by focusing on leading-edge technologies and emerging industries, advancing innovative business research by renowned thought leaders, and delivering an outstanding student experience that integrates theory and practice with industry experiences. The result is students who are empowered to become the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Why University of Lethbridge Dhillon School of Business?

We believe students learn best when they practice theory in the real world. Our instructors will connect their cutting-edge, original research to your learning in the classroom. You’ll have the chance to make that theory come alive through applied studies courses, case competitions, industry experiences, hands-on technology in the classroom and more. An internationalized campus is important to us.

We value diversity of thought from our faculty and students and believe that global perspectives are critically important as we interact and do business in a cross-cultural world.

With a focus on leading-edge finance, the Dhillon School of Business will offer a series of courses starting in the fall of 2018 that focus on innovation in business. Some of the topics we hope you’ll explore with us include emerging financial technologies (FinTech) like blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and new growth industries such as artificial intelligence.

We believe business leaders must take the lead in promoting philanthropy in governments, non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses. You will learn about theories of social responsibility in many of your classes and how you can give back.

We strive to serve the needs of traditional university students, working professionals and executives by offering classes in both Lethbridge and Calgary, with a focus on evening and weekend classes in Calgary.

15. Trent University - Durham GTA

Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world.  Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration.
The Durham GTA campus offers a close-knit community with an urban vibe, conveniently located in Oshawa, 40 minutes from downtown Toronto. Students can learn from expert faculty using the latest in theory and practice in unique programs such as Communications, Child & Youth Studies, Journalism & Creative Writing and Policing & Community Well-Being. Students can benefit from a vast array of joint majors and innovative approaches to renowned programs such as Business Administration, Law, Psychology, Social Work, English, Sociology and Philosophy.

Why Trent University – Durham GTA?

Campus Life and Surroundings: Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the Region’s natural beauty, greenbelt and extensive network of trails. Students can also enjoy sports facilities, premier shopping centres and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. For students who want to be close to the action while enjoying the charm of a close-knit community, the GTA is the ideal place to live, learn and thrive.

Supportive Environment: Trent University Durham has one of the best student-to-faculty ratios of any university in Ontario. Students benefit from professors who are passionate about their subjects and who have an extraordinary commitment to teaching.

Many Options: Trent University offers over 100 programs across its two campuses. This means that at Trent, students don’t have to choose between programs and passions. The flexible degree options allow them to do both.

Real-World Experience: Valuable real-world experience is at students’ fingertips at Trent – through experimental learning and hands-on research, students will work side-by-side with leading faculty on research projects on campus, in the community, and around the world.

16. Laurentian University

Laurentian University was once only a regional school serving Sudbury, and while it still serves the area well, it has grown into an international leader in niches such as stressed watershed systems, rural and Northern children’s health, particle astrophysics, as well as mining, engineering, and environmental remediation. Laurentian University offers more than 175 undergraduate and graduate programs, and as it is a bilingual institution, 800 course sections are offered in French.
Located on a 765-acre campus, the university is surrounded by five lakes, a boreal forest and nature trails. Laurentian University’s main campus, an eight-minute drive from downtown, is attractive and welcoming. It’s near a beach that students can visit in the summer, and outdoor rinks, where they can knock around pucks during the winter.

Why Laurentian University?

Unique Signature Programs: With more than 175 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and flexible degree options, Laurentian University offers a comprehensive range of high-calibre programs. Our programs in architecture, forensic science, sports administration, midwifery, human kinetics, Indigenous studies and many others provide unique learning experiences and diverse career opportunities for graduates.

18:1 Student/Professor Ratio: Small class-sizes promote interaction among students and professors, creating positive group dynamics, and giving students greater access to labs, and more one-on-one conversations.  It’s a personal approach to university education and it works. Approachable, accessible faculty and crucial support programs offered through the Centre for Academic Excellence, ensure each student is on the road to academic success.
95% Post-Graduation Employment Rate: With the highest post-graduation employment rate of all universities in Ontario – 95% – Laurentian University represents a sound investment in your future. Laurentian University graduates have a broad spectrum of career options and employers have ranked our students among the best-prepared graduates, ready and well-equipped for the workforce.

A Bilingual Edge: Laurentian University’s Sudbury campus offers the added advantage of an ideal environment to learn a second language. More than 40 of our programs are offered in both official languages. Students can opt to take courses in either French or English and can earn a certificate of bilingualism in the process.

17. Acadia University

Founded in 1838, Acadia is one of Canada’s oldest, and most respected liberal arts universities. Acadia has a long tradition of academic excellence, and creating dynamic, responsible, global leaders. While being consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Canada for undergraduate studies, Acadia is a laureate of Washington’s Smithsonian Institution and a part of the permanent research collection of the National Museum of American History. It is the only Canadian university selected for inclusion in the Education and Academia category of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award. As over 50 different nationalities are represented on campus, this is an institution that encourages, and celebrates its diversity while students learn from our strong academic programs taught by award winning professors.
An education at Acadia is both dynamic and rigorous as it prepares a student for life on the global stage. Students here get the chance to not just learn, but also participate in meaningful research at both the undergraduate, and graduate level. Students at Acadia have the unique opportunity to participate in the Co-operative Education Program gaining work experience that is directly related to their field of study. Through interactive learning and co-curricular activities students experience a high level of of education that continues to be recognized nationally and internationally, for its excellence and innovation.

A home away from home is also important. Acadia University is a part of Wolfville, a small town nestled in the picturesque Annapolis Valley. It is an hour’s drive outside of Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia, and is a small, but globally conscious town that is both safe and inviting. This is a perfect place to pursue an education and grow as an individual. Welcome to Acadia, a place that will help you realize your full potential, and be a home away from home for the rest of your life.

Why Acadia University?

The mission of Acadia University is to provide a personalized and rigorous liberal education; promote a robust and respectful scholarly community; and inspire a diversity of students to become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and responsible global leaders.

By choosing Acadia, you have opportunities to work closely with professors, volunteer in the community, study abroad, enjoy co-op placements, and be engaged in real-world research.

Acadia’s 3,574 students come from nearly every province and nearly 60 countries to take advantage of our strong academic programs, a curriculum that encourages personal development, and collaborative learning experiences led by award-winning professors.

Acadia’s four faculties – Arts, Pure and Applied Sciences, Professional Studies, and Theology – offer more than 200 degree combinations in its undergraduate academic programs and graduate programs.
Some of our most popular majors are in biology, marketing, English, psychology, environmental studies, and kinesiology.

18. University of Prince Edward Island

Located in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation and the capital city of Prince Edward Island, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and Saint Dunstan’s University (est. 1855). Formed in 1969 as the provincial university, UPEI honours its proud legacy through academic excellence and research innovation. In 2019, the University celebrated 50 years of outstanding leadership and achievement in education and research with a full year of commemorative events and activities.
UPEI offers a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Home to Canada Research Chairs, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, endowed or sponsored research chairs, and 3M National Teaching Fellows, UPEI offers its students access to exceptional faculty, researchers, and staff. Students come from all walks of life and from local, regional, national, and international locations to study and learn at UPEI. In the fall of 2018, international students from 80 countries comprised almost 26 per cent of the University’s total enrolment.

Why the University of Prince Edward Island?

Island Life: Calm and safe; fun and inviting; hospitable, vibrant, and historic. Beaches, world-class cuisine, and major concerts just minutes away from pastoral farms and the Confederation trail. Downtown Charlottetown is only a 20-minute walk away from campus and has the best of a small city packed with the best of urban life. And, the ocean is never more than a 15-minute drive from the ocean.

Academics: UPEI offers undergraduate programs in Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Nursing, Science, and Veterinary Medicine, and a growing number of graduate programs supported by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Whatever a student’s passion and whatever their goals, UPEI has what they need to carve their niche.

Experiential Education: The UPEI Co-op Program is an integrated approach to university education which enables students to alternate academic terms on campus with work terms in suitable employment. The success of such programs is founded on the principle that students are able to apply theoretical knowledge from course studies in the workplace and return to the classroom with practical workplace experience.

19. New York Institute of Technology - Vancouver

Where better to earn your M.B.A. or Master of Science in Cybersecurity, or Energy Management than vibrant Vancouver? Now with two campuses, one located in the city center within close proximity to all public amenities, reflects Vancouver’s reputation as a leader of innovation, technology, and sustainability and the second one at Broadway Tech Center near where corporate head offices of several sectors reside. As one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, Vancouver boasts moderate weather and is consistently ranked among the top three cities in the world to live in.
Founded in 1955 as a private not-for-profit institution in the State of New York, U.S.A., NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) has campuses in Manhattan, Long Island, the Middle East, China, and here in Vancouver, Canada. Following its long-term strategic plan for a global institution.
NYIT is designed to allow students to move among campuses with complete internal transferability of credits and thus to graduate with the same NYIT degree between New York Campuses and Vancouver. When you earn a master’s degree from NYIT-Vancouver, you will also become part of NYIT’s global institution. You can choose to start your program in Vancouver and complete it in New York.

NYIT-Vancouver offers the following programs:
Energy Management, M.S.
Cybersecurity, M.S.
Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.
Master of Business Administration, M.B.A., Finance concentration

By joining us at NYIT-Vancouver, you will be part of a campus with a presence in both Atlantic and Pacific gateway cities: New York, one of the planet’s greatest cities, combined with Vancouver, one of the world’s most beautiful, livable cities. We look forward to welcoming you to NYIT in Vancouver, Canada.

Why the New York Institute of Technology – Vancouver?

Campus life: NYIT’s Vancouver campuses feature computer and cleantech labs, student lounges, and a distance-learning center. The campus community includes special-interest clubs, a student advisory board, and an honor society, and organizes a variety of social and recreational activities throughout the year.

Location: Right outside and all around is a spectacular coastal city, rich in diversity, alive with the arts and culture, and stunning in its natural beauty. NYIT has two campuses in Vancouver, one located in the city center and the second one at Broadway Tech Center.

Pathway Partner Schools: ILAC, ILSC, VGC, and The Language Gallery (TLG)

Note: All programs offered are eligible for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) and Master of Science in Energy Management and Master of Science in Cybersecurity are eligible for the BC PNP International post-graduate benefit.

20. Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University’s priority is student success. They empower their students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment. For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes to them—from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees.

TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs. TRU students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities — with guidance and mentorship by our accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in our open, flexible learning environment, as do TRU students.

Students will find the perfect balance of arts, culture, adventure, and academics. at Thompson Rivers University, located in beautiful Kamloops, British Columbia, 3.5 hours from Vancouver. A major centre in its own right, students will enjoy the community feeling of Kamloops, while still savouring the amenities and attractions of a large, bustling city.

Why Thompson Rivers University?

Location: Kamloops has both a tightknit community feel and the amenities and attractions of a large, bustling centre. Beyond the campus students will find beautiful beaches and parks lining the junction of two rivers next to a vibrant downtown. Study and play in one’s own backyard with natural features like hiking trails, cycling paths, lakes and the nearby award-winning Sun Peaks ski resort.

Arts and Culture: Students can feed their artistic appetite in the front row of touring big-name bands or in smaller venues with local musicians. They can immerse themselves in work by prominent Canadian and international artists at the local art gallery. They can catch a thought-provoking independent film, or box office hit at one of the cinemas. Kamloops presents opportunities to join an inclusive and welcoming community with Kamloops Pride or relax, visit and chill out in one of the many locally-owned, eclectic cafés.

Opportunities: The choices here are limitless. There is a law school, a business school and a nursing school. TRU has options in trades, technology and engineering. They can prepare students for medical school. They offer theatre, visual arts, journalism and liberal arts. They can teach students how to be a chef, or operate a ski hill, or become a social worker, or a teacher. If students aren’t sure where to begin, there are plenty of support resources to get them started.

Small Class Sizes and Student Support: Between program advisors, counsellors, future students, awards and financial support, TRU has got students covered for any questions they have. In small classes and a tight-knit campus community, passionate professors will support and inspire students to think, interact, research, learn and engage with diverse people whether they are from Kamloops, Canada, or around the world.

21. Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University is a centre of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education. The University strives to provide students with the multi-disciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to participate, lead, and prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce and culture.

Founded in 1942 by Dr. Peter Sammartino and his wife, Sylvia (Sally), Fairleigh Dickinson University has grown into the largest private university in New Jersey. Today, more than 11,500 students from 32 states and 72 countries are enrolled on the University’s two campuses in northern New Jersey and its international campuses in Wroxton, England and Vancouver, Canada.

The Vancouver Campus offers students one of the few opportunities to earn an American college degree while studying in Canada. All degree programs offered at the Vancouver Campus have been authorized by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education. Fairleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver welcomes students from around the world to create a culturally diverse learning environment.

Why Fairleigh Dickinson University?

Location: Vancouver is one of Canada’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and multicultural cities that is in close proximity to the U.S. border. It is truly the perfect location for university students.

Warm Campus Atmosphere: Students at FDU benefit from studying at a comprehensive university that offers a wide range of programs and courses, but they also enjoy an atmosphere of warmth and personal attention usually found at much smaller institutions.

Study Abroad Opportunities: FDU’s Vancouver campus offers students the opportunity to study abroad to enhance their learning, develop their skill set and explore other cultures outside of a traditional classroom setting.

22. Mount Allison University

Sackville, New Brunswick. It has been ranked number-one in the country for 21 of the last 29 years by Maclean’s magazine (in the category of “primarily undergraduate” universities) and given top ratings in Maclean’s annual alumni survey. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the average first-year class size is 41 and upper-year classes average 14 students. These small class sizes allow students the space to collaborate, confidence to ask questions, the freedom to share ideas and the opportunity to have meaningful interactions with their professors both inside and outside the classroom.

Mount Allison’s approach to liberal arts and sciences allows students to gain a broad knowledge base through learning across disciplines while developing a deeper knowledge of specific academic disciplines through advanced study in their chosen major and minor.  Students have interdisciplinary opportunities in every degree and program allowing them the flexibility to combine their interests to meet their unique career goals.

Why Mount Allison University?

Reputation: Students can expect a high-quality education from Mount Allison University. A prestigious Canadian institution with a long history, they have an excellent record of producing internationally renowned Rhodes Scholars — one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarships in the world. With an internationally recognized undergraduate degree from Mount Allison, students will be equipped to continue to successful careers and graduate studies in Canada and internationally.

Engaging Community: Mount Allison’s close-knit and engaging community extends across campus and beyond. Students quickly discover the endless opportunities to get highly involved in extracurriculars on and off campus and say these are some of the most valuable learning experiences of their time at Mount Allison.
Teaching Excellence: Faculty have come to Mount Allison from all over the world to focus on teaching while actively pursuing their research. Students will be mentored, taught, challenged and encouraged by accomplished leaders in their field.

Internships: Mount Allison University offers a variety of Internship opportunities for its students. See the Internships page for details.

Campus Life: Mount Allison University is located on Canada’s East Coast in picturesque Sackville, New Brunswick. Downtown features great dining options with cafes, pubs, diners, and restaurants, live music, a retro theatre, locally-owned boutiques, farmer’s market, and galleries. Whether coming there from a small town or a big city, students will soon fall in love with living in the ideal university town. In Sackville, students will connect with people and with nature and enjoy always being just a short walk away. The opportunities to get involved in this engaging community, and the undeniable beauty of this place will become part of who they are and help students figure out who they want to be.

23. Mount Royal University

There’s a long history of teaching excellence at Mount Royal. Mount Royal is known for its focus on teaching and learning — its focus on the students. Mount Royal faculty are highly rated by students who describe their professors as knowledgeable, inspiring and engaging. Mount Royal’s smaller average class size ensures that faculty get to know each students, and students get to know them. Mount Royal consistently ranks among the very best Canadian universities in student satisfaction with the quality of teaching and the quality of the overall educational experience. Mount Royal wants to keep it that way — it’s their commitment to every student.

Mount Royal is a community in more than one sense. Students will have access to the services they need on campus and quick access to Calgary amenities and world-class tourist destinations. Students can feel the energy in the city, the palpable sense that things are happening there. Tons of creative and entrepreneurial innovation opportunities are awaiting. Students will find everything they need to study, live and thrive in Calgary.

Why Mount Royal University?

City: Calgary is Alberta’s largest city. More than 1.2 million people call Calgary home. It is also Canada’s sunniest major city with an average 333 days of sun each year.

Diversity: Calgary consists of over 200 different ethnic backgrounds.

Resources: Students have access to exceptional labs and simulation centres, and have opportunities to participate in research – giving them a solid foundation for higher learning and preparing them for future graduate studies. Mount Royal is known for providing the resources students need to succeed.

Events: There are more than 30 major festivals each year, the Calgary Stampede and four professional sports teams to cheer for.

Recreation: Cycle or walk more than 905 km of pathways and 95 km of trails — the largest bikeway network in North America

24. Nipissing University

Nipissing University College was formed in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University. Nipissing University received its charter as an independent University in 1992. Today, Nipissing is proud to be a primarily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science and professional programs.

Students will find themselves in a high quality academic environment that is student-focused and based on personal teaching practices, innovative approaches to learning, and a growing research culture. Nipissing is committed to playing a positive role in the educational, social, cultural and economic life in all of the communities it serves.

Why Nipissing University?

eautiful Escarpment Campus: Nipissing University is situated on an escarpment overlooking Lake Nipissing in North Bay, Ontario. Nipissing is considered one of the safest universities in Canada. It’s centrally located, just 3.5 hours north of Toronto and only 4 hours northwest of Ottawa. There are many year-round activities to enjoy, both on and off-campus. From viewing the beautiful fall colours along Duchesney Falls in September to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter, students will have every opportunity to enjoy 20 kilometres of trails right on-campus. Students can sign out cross-country skis and snowshoes free-of-charge from the Athletics Centre.
Highly-Ranked School: Nipissing is consistently ranked amongst the top in the country for: student satisfaction, student support services, residence life, mental health services, and all kinds of other student supports. Top quality programs and professors, paired with highly ranked support services, create an environment where students can thrive.

Strong Campus Community: Nipissing offers a friendly campus and a commitment to providing one of the best undergraduate experiences among universities in Canada. Enjoy a more personalized approach to education with supportive professors and small class sizes. Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved and explore their interests. Nipissing allows students to decide how to shape their lives and provides access to all the academic, financial, and personal support systems students need to succeed.

Dual Degrees: Nipissing offers a wide variety of dual degrees which enable students to earn two degrees quickly. Students can combine Business with an Arts or Science program and complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in as little as five years. This dual degree allows students to study a wider range of general interest and career specific subjects. Students can also choose a Concurrent Education program which leads to earning both an honours undergraduate degree and a Bachelor of Education.

25. MacEwan University

Founded in 1971, MacEwan University provides student-focused instruction in a warm and supportive atmosphere. The University focuses on teaching, so that students can focus on learning. It’s been a cornerstone of MacEwan’s identity for more than 40 years. And the University continues to build on that reputation. MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Through learner-centred teaching, MacEwan University connect with its students—creating a unique post-secondary experience that opens up diverse pathways for their achievement and growth.

Offering more than 65 programs, the University provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Creativity thrives through research and innovation that engages students, faculty and the community.

Why MacEwan University?

International Student Support: International advisors and staff are always available to answer students’ questions and to provide the right resources, cultural and academic support to help students adjust to life in Canada.

Extracurricular Activities: There is a wide range of clubs and activities to get involved in, including Accounting club, African Caribbean Student Alliance, Animanga Club, Canadian Nursing Student’s Association, Chinese Students Association, International Student Club, and so much more.

Services: Free, professional counselling services are available on campus for students to take advantage of in the form of individual or group therapy.

Facilities: Students can drop in or purchase a pass to the Sport and Wellness Centre, where they will have access to fitness classes, aquatics classes, a pool, hot tub and steam room, and more. 

26. Brandon University

Brandon University traces its roots back to the late 19th century and the growth of higher education institutions in the City of Brandon. It began as a liberal arts college that offered some theological training and high school education, in addition to a school of music (since 1906). Brandon College was affiliated with McMaster University and the Baptist Union of Western Canada until 1938, when the Baptist Union decided it could no longer support the college due to financial reasons. In that year, Brandon College became a non-denominational corporation and joined with the University of Manitoba as an affiliated college. BU received its charter on June 5, 1967, when Princess Alexandra and the Honourable Angus Ogilvie visited Brandon. Programming in baccalaureate programs expanded and evolved rapidly after 1967 and has continued to present day. BU has since been recognized for its liberal arts and sciences programs, and has maintained a steady-growing student population from rural Manitoba and beyond. Its physical campus has grown building by building (the most recent which include the Clark Hall and the Original Building renovation in 1997, Health Studies building in 2003, Healthy Living Centre in 2013) to fill its campus west of downtown Brandon, and now requires a Campus Master Plan to best accommodate future growth and renew the existing campus condition.

Why Brandon University?

Class Sizes: Brandon University is convenient, clean and friendly. Classes are small and students enjoy many opportunities for close interaction with their professors. Brandon University is one of the most affordable Canadian universities and the City of Brandon enjoys a low cost-of-living compared to most major cities in North America.

Office of International Activities: International students enhance Brandon University’s academic and multicultural environment. The campus has a distinct international flavour with students from five continents and more than 30 countries. The Office of International Activities is a home away from home for all international students. All international students should feel welcome here and can seek assistance with all types of concerns.

Facilities: The Healthy Living Centre (HLC) is home to two large gymnasium spaces that provide a variety of sports and recreational opportunities. The main gym is home to Bobcat basketball and volleyball competitions, but when not in use for events the spaces are available for members to play their sport of choice. The HLC is also home to Brandon’s only indoor walking and jogging track. Large windows provide panoramic views on the south and east side of the track. The fitness facility is one of the leading health and wellness centres in the Westman region.

27. Western University

Since 1878, Western University has been a  choice destination for minds seeking the best education at a research university in Canada. Students at Western University can choose from over 400 undergraduate programs, which enables students to tailor their learning to their personal strengths, interests and career ambitions. At Western University, students will learn from nationally and internationally renowned professors and researchers. Students are also able to experience a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities, both at the University and in the community.

Why Western University?

Campus: Western University is one of the most picturesque campuses in North America, located on the beautiful Thames River in London, Ontario.

Top-Quality Residence System: The University’s residence system has continually been ranked as one of the best residence experiences among large Canadian universities.

Unique Programs: There are more than 400 undergraduate programs and several academic enrichment opportunities which students can apply for, including

Employment Opportunities: Over 2,000 undergraduate work study and paid positions are available right on campus. There are many internship, co-op, job shadow, fieldwork and other volunteer opportunities available off campus as well.

NOTE: Management & Organizational Studies is not available to international students that are attending an Ontario Curriculum high school, or international university/college transfer.

28. University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, attracts people from around the world who share the same ideals and vision for positive change. The University of Manitoba believes in embracing challenges and taking action. Students, researchers and alumni alike bring their unique voices to learning and discovery, shaping new ways of doing things and contributing to important conversations in topics that matter most, from human rights to global health to climate change. Here is where imagination and action collide. The University of Manitoba is Western Canada’s first university, established in 1877, and located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University is Manitoba’s only research-intensive university, and one of the country’s top research institutions. There are more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 145,000 alumni living in 140 countries.

The University of Manitoba’s mission is to create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world. The school’s vision is to take its place among leading universities through a commitment to transformative research and scholarship, and to innovative teaching and learning – uniquely strengthened by Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. To achieve its vision, the school requires a commitment to a common set of ideals. The University of Manitoba values: Academic Freedom, Accountability, Collegiality, Equity and Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, and Sustainability. At the University of Manitoba, students will be challenged to grow, inspired to create and dared to excel. Wherever life takes students after graduation, they will be able to apply what they learned, both personally and academically, to make a real-life impact. The future begins right here.

Why the University of Manitoba?

Innovative Teaching: The University has garnered eight Synergy Awards for Innovation, established by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to recognize outstanding university-industry collaboration.

Indigenous Culture: The University of Manitoba welcomed over 2,500 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, including more than 200 graduate students. It is the home to one of the largest Indigenous student populations in Canada.

Facilities: The on-campus Active Living Centre provides the community with a state-of-the-art fitness facility and research opportunities to help Manitobans create healthier lifestyles.

Libraries: Across 19 locations, the University of Manitoba’s libraries house more than 2.9 million items, and offer access to 75,000-plus print and electronic journals, and over 1.1 million e-books.

29. Bishop's University

Located in the beautiful Eastern Townships region of the province of Quebec, Bishop’s University (BU) is a unique English-language university that offers its students an undergraduate university experience like no other. Bishop’s boasts some of the smallest class sizes in the country, and passionate, supportive professors who truly care about the success of their students. The result is that all BU students receive personalized attention and valuable support throughout their studies.

Bishop’s connects its students to an array of outstanding learning opportunities, including internships and exceptional training experiences. These opportunities enable students to strengthen their skills and obtain valuable professional experience, all while working to complete their studies. Bishop’s creates a unique social environment for its students, one that fosters personal growth and development. This caring and supportive atmosphere nurtures students and helps transform them into confident and skilled leaders who are ready to make a difference in this world. These elements, when combined, form the essence and the soul of the Bishop’s community.
Why Bishop’s University?

Our students choose us because they want to challenge themselves: To learn. To be bold. To speak up and be heard. To become a leader. To make a difference. Is this you? If so, you’re in the right place.

Choosing to study at Bishop’s means you are seeking an educational experience that will be unique, exceptional, and transformational. You will change a lot during your time here – in a good way. You’ll find that BU is a bit like an introduction to yourself, a chance to see what you’re made of.

You’ll hit the books, and the material will challenge you – to think critically and creatively. Your professors and fellow students will challenge you – to further the boundaries of your knowledge and pursue excellence. And, perhaps most importantly, you’ll challenge yourself – to risk failure, to discover perseverance, to choose your own path, and to make a difference in this world. Are you up to the challenge?

Note: All students require a CAQ for their VISA application after obtaining their acceptance letter.

30. Mount Saint Vincent University

Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is located just minutes away from downtown Halifax. For years, the University has been committed to being a model of creative teaching and research that nurtures socially responsible global citizens. With a unique blend of passion and individuality, Mount Saint Vincent University has unparalleled social impact at home, across the country and around the world.

Our university is committed to academic excellence, and our passion is delivering a rich and rewarding university experience. Staff, alumni and students alike are inspired by their school’s strong tradition of social responsibility and our enduring commitment to the advancement of women. The school’s fundamental values include: Academic Freedom, Accountability, Engagement, Professionalism and Respect.

Why Mount Saint Vincent University?

Location: Never been to Halifax before? Students are in for a treat. One minute, one could be trying on a killer outfit at some fashion-forward boutique. The next minute? Maybe it’s kicking back at a waterfront café and watching the ships sail by, or seeing the next big indie rock band at a local venue. With vibrant theatre, music, and arts communities, Halifax is pulsing with life!

Campus Life: There are a wide variety of student clubs and societies to join at Mount Saint Vincent University, all of which have strong ties to the community.

Small Classes: The average class size has less than 24 students at the University, which means that students can get to know their professors and peers on a more personal level.

Health and Wellness: Mount Saint Vincent University is dedicated to the health and wellness of its students.  Students can enjoy various recreational sports teams, join fitness classes, or receive personal training without ever leaving campus. 

36. The University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley’s vision is to provide the best undergraduate education in Canada and to be a leader of the social, cultural, economic and environmentally-responsible development of the Fraser Valley. The University of the Fraser Valley will measure its success by the successes of its graduates and the successful development of the communities they serve. In achieving its goals, University of Fraser Valley has committed to being innovative, entrepreneurial and accountable.

Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. The school has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.

The University of the Fraser Valley’s small class sizes allow students to get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. There are more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, including more than a dozen trades and technology programs to choose from. Admission policies are flexible, and students can learn in a variety of ways: full-time, part-time, in-class, online, as part of a structured program, or one tailored completely to their interests.

Many of UFV’s programs ladder into one another, allowing students to earn a one-year certificate and/or a two-year diploma on the way to completing a full degree. Other programs offer a co-operative education option, where students can combine study with professional, paid work experience. UFV’s emphasis on applied research provides many opportunities for student researchers. UFV’s thriving international programming makes for a culturally diverse student community and great opportunities to study abroad. Additionally, continuing studies and academic upgrading offerings make learning a lifelong experience. Many clubs, events, and activities enhance student life on campus and UFV’s award-winning Cascades athletics teams are highly competitive.

Why the University of the Fraser Valley?

Supportive Campus Environment: Students receive individual attention both inside and outside the classroom from academic instructors and counselors. There are many ways that students of all backgrounds can reach out and receive assignment help, academic advice and career guidance throughout their journey at UFV.

High-Quality Education: With a 96% satisfaction rate, UFV is widely considered one of BC’s top universities. There are over 100 programs and 700 classes to choose from across a variety of faculties, including business, the sciences, media, arts, healthcare and IT.

Location: UFV is surrounded by beautiful mountains, dense forests and countless hiking trails. The schools is also in close proximity to Metro Vancouver, the U.S. border, and the Abbotsford International Airport.

Tight-Knit Community: There are many ways to get involved at UFV, whether that be through volunteer work, joining one of the many Cascades sports teams, or attending a cultural celebration or event held by one of the many student-run clubs.

37. OCAD University

Founded in 1876, OCAD University (formally Ontario College of Art and Design) Canada’s oldest and largest art, design and media institution located in downtown Toronto, Canada. OCAD U is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research, as well as knowledge and innovation across a wide range of disciplines. We continuously build on our traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that support cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the age of imagination, members of the OCAD U community are uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

Students at OCAD University engage in hands on art and design studio-based learning that explore technical, critical, and conceptual knowledge, materials and frameworks. Our programs and research bridge fields of digital media and design, sustainability, health and wellness, cultural diversity and Indigenous cultures.

OCAD U is located in the heart of downtown Toronto which is home to more than 40,000 working designers as well as the third largest concentration of visual artists and entertainment professionals in North America. We are situated on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat — the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand.

OCAD U’s Experiential Learning Program offers a continuous approach to bridging formal studies with opportunities for professional, personal and civic growth. It is more specialized than traditional co-ops, responding to the individuality of students’ needs and goals. Experiential Learning at OCAD U is informed by considered responses, guided self-reflection and critical action. Students learn to take an empathetic and informed approach to building their professional community, gaining valuable experience and skills necessary for a meaningful creative career through field placements, internships, professional practice courses, and more.

38. Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey Campus

Established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has five campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 120 programs. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale, and Civic Plaza.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently offers a range of credentials, many of which are completely unique, to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Students have the opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials into bachelor’s degrees, creating the option of academic and professional enhancement of applied and technical programs.

Why Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Surrey Campus?

Campus Life and Surroundings: Whether students feel energized by the buzz of a big city or love exploring the beauty of the great outdoors, they’ll love British Columbia. Often known as the main campus, students come to KPU Surrey to study a variety of science, art, and business programs, and more.

Facilities: The Surrey campus is equipped with many excellent facilities, including psychology labs to conduct computer simulation exercises and research studies, visual arts studios, a gym, a fitness centre and spacious study spots.

Industry Connections: The University collaborates with industry partners and organizations to ensure graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce.

Co-op Programs: Many programs offered at the University have work experience terms, practicums, or cooperative education options so that students can put into practice the knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom.

39. Yorkville University - Toronto

Yorkville University began with a simple idea: offer flexible, rigorous and career focused degrees on campus and online to people who are on a purposeful path. Since its founding in 2003, Yorkville University has successfully grown to encompass three campuses from coast to coast and conferred degrees on thousands of graduates. Their proud graduates use their degrees to launch, advance or change careers. Yorkville University’s degrees are designed to equip graduates with the professional knowledge, skills and designations that employers value. Flexible degree programs can be taken on campus or online, or a combination of both.

The mission of Yorkville University is to build a national university that provides practitioner-oriented degree programs, leading to professional careers that are personally rewarding and contribute to the betterment of society.

Yorkville University welcomes international students from around the world. In fact, students from more than 35 countries have graduated from our career-focused degree programs.

Yorkville University’s central campus is located in Toronto, a vibrant, multicultural, global hub for business and design with a renowned quality of life.

Why Yorkville University – Toronto?

Flexible Learning: Balance one’s studies and personal life with a flexible course load and choice of online or on campus classes. Accelerated Degrees – by allowing students to continue their studies year-round, with no forced breaks, studying at Yorkville gives students the opportunity to graduate faster. They also provide optimum credit transfers based on your previous learning. Year-Round Start Dates – students can start their program as soon as they are ready with various start dates throughout the year.

Resources and Support: Student Assistance – Succeed in one’s studies with the support of program advisors who can help students achieve their academic goals, and the student success team who provide health, wellness and career supports. Tutoring Support – Yorkville’s Learning Success Centre is available online for quick help and study resources, including 24/7 tutoring. Writing Lab – APA and writing tutoring services are available to assist students with academic writing.

Enhanced Learning: Small Class Sizes – Get personalized attention in an average class size of 20 students and learn through active participation. Networking – Build lifelong relationships with students and professors as part of teamwork, discussions and assignments. Experienced Faculty – Benefit from the knowledge of Yorkville faculty who have years of experience in their respective fields, and can use that expertise to help you achieve your own career goals.

40. University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual university in the world, where it is possible for students to study in English, in French, or in both languages. Located in the capital of Canada, a G8 nation, uOttawa has ready access to the great institutions of Canada. This University’s breakthroughs in health, science, social sciences and the humanities attract global attention, reflecting its ranking among Canada’s top 10 research universities and an ongoing drive to discover.

Since 1848, the University of Ottawa has been Canada’s university: a reflection, an observatory and a catalyst of the Canadian experience in all its complexity and diversity. uOttawa is characterized by its unique history, its commitment to bilingualism, its location both in the heart of the national capitol and at the juncture of French and English Canada, its special commitment to the promotion of French culture in Ontario and to multiculturalism. As a result and through the groundbreaking work of community members, uOttawa is uniquely positioned among Canada’s research-intensive institutions to give students a remarkable education, to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of Canada and to help the country achieve greater international prominence.

Why the University of Ottawa?

Picturesque Downtown Campus: The Byward market, Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, The Ottawa Hospital and a vast network of historic canals and hiking trails are at our doorstep. What’s more, our recent investment in the latest technologies, research labs and facilities, will ensure you’re on the cutting-edge when you enter the job market. Our picturesque downtown campus includes five new state-of-the-art facilities and over 1,100 teaching and research laboratories.

Study in the #1 City for Student Lifestyle: Students will love an easy-going lifestyle that appeals to urban adventurers and nature lovers alike. Enjoy a revitalized city that is bursting with energy. Gigs, festivals, theatre and art are all close by in a walkable downtown core. And, in Canada’s political epicentre and a #1 tech momentum market in North America, you’ll have lots of opportunities to kick-start your career. Not only is it great for students, it’s consistently ranked the among the best cities in Canada.

Strong Campus Community: A high-quality education involves much more than absorbing stimulating knowledge in a lecture hall. Gain valuable professionals skills with top employers through our CO-OP, internship and work-study programs, become a global citizen by taking part in an international exchange or start doing research right away as an undergraduate.

World Class Research: The University of Ottawa is one of the the 10 most research-intensive universities in Canada and around the world it is ranked as one of the top 200 universities.

46. Yukon University

Yukon University is a flexible, post-secondary institution grounded in research and education relevant to the North. They prioritize the uniqueness of the North as a driving factor in all that they do to preserve, thrive and grow the Yukon, together.​ With tailored learning opportunities and programs, their thirteen campuses play a critical role in delivering education throughout the Yukon. They invite students from across Canada and the world to come study with them and learn more about Canada’s north.

The Yukon is revered for its wild, mountainous grandeur and beauty.  It has long enticed visitors with outstanding recreational opportunities such as dog sledding, hiking, watching northern lights and canoeing world-famous rivers, as well as an impressive First Nations and gold rush history. But the reputation is expanding. With Yukon University at the hub, the territory has entered the world stage as a leader in northern research and innovation.

Why Yukon University?

Affordable: Tuition fees are low. Yukon U offers a lower tuition than most other institutions.

Academics: Some of the best  instructors in Canada choose to work at Yukon University.  An incredible 98% of graduates say they would recommend Yukon U as a place to study. Yukon University has credit transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in Canada and Alaska.  Yukon U offers a broad range of programs, including intermediate and advanced ESL, one-year certificate programs, two-year diplomas, high school upgrading and four-year degrees.  They also provide specializations in Business, Culinary Arts (cooking), Early Childhood Development and Renewable Resources Management.

Campus Life: The friendly, small city of Whitehorse and the world-famous Yukon Territory are known for their stunning beauty, wildlife, First Nations culture and arts, as well as a remarkable Canadian gold-rush history.  Plus there are the incredible Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)!

Facilities: Beautiful and spacious campus and residence facilities; Healthy choice cafeteria; Several computer labs (and no line ups!); Up-to date laboratories; Student lounge; Large gymnasium, weight room; Close to forest trails for running, mountain biking or cross-country skiing.

45. Capilano University

Founded in 1968, Capilano College is located in in Vancouver, British Columbia, with its main campus located just a 30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. Surrounded by a lush forest and fresh mountain air, the campus is an inspiring setting in which students are able to learn and grow. The university combines both traditional university programs, including philosophy, English and physics with more unique fields of study including outdoor recreation management, jazz studies, and motion picture arts. Capilano offers English Language, Certificate, Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor’s degree, and post-graduate diploma programs. Across its campuses, Capilano University has approximately 9,556 full-time students enrolled, with about 3,240 of those being international students.

Capilano University prides itself on its hands-on approach to learning and problem solving. The university offers students small, interactive classes that are geared towards both learning about and addressing real-world challenges. Students build the skills, knowledge and experience to launch their career with confidence through individual attention and personalized learning. It is the mission of Capilano University to ensure that their students come first – both while at Capilano, and throughout the workforce.

Why Capilano University?

Campus Life: At Capilano University, there’s always something exciting to do. From student clubs and peer mentoring opportunities to film screenings and live performances at the BlueShore Theatre, there’s no shortage of student activities available both on and off campus.

Intimate Learning Environment: Studying at Capilano University makes students a part of a growing community of lifelong learners. Inspired teaching and enriched learning are hallmarks of the Capilano University experience. Their instructors are professionals who practice what they teach in the field. Classes have 25 students on average, so instructors can give individualized support and attention to every student in a class.

Workforce Connections & Experiential Learning: Capilano University instructors have credentials in fields from business and music to applied behaviour analysis and tourism, with connections forged through years of work experience within their respective fields. Many Capilano programs offer practical, work-integrated learning experiences in the form of co-op and work practicum placements.

44. Algoma University

Established in 1965, Algoma University is proud of their unique ways and it’s this drive that makes Algoma the right place for students, their future, their mark.

Students are looking for a university that understands them. A place that will leverage their career intentions and be their partner along the way. A university where faculty are ready to share their knowledge and convictions and direct students on the right course, and where graduates have carved a path to follow. From it’s student-centred approach to learning, to one-on-one interactions with faculty, to the endless opportunities to get involved on- and off-campus. At Algoma, students have the opportunity to leave their mark on campus and make a difference in their community.

The spirit of sharing and coming together continues on Algoma’s campus today. Located on the former site of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School, Algoma University offers a unique and historically rich setting for a cross-cultural community in which Anishinaabe (First Nation, Métis, and Inuit), Canadian, and international students and faculty learn with each other and from one another in a spirit of friendship and respect. They continue to uphold the Seven Grandfather teachings of wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility, and truth.

Why Algoma University?

Student-centric: Classes are kept small to provide students with more opportunities to participate, ask questions, and receive quality feedback from caring professors. Algoma’s professors are always available for help and have an open door policy, plus they will get to know their student’s names and dreams and help in every step in reaching them. Further, learning goes beyond the classroom. Faculty believes in providing students with as many hands-on learning opportunities as possible to take what students have learned in the classroom and apply it to real life work situations. Professors prepare students for life after school.

Campus life: Be a student leader, join a club, compete on a varsity team, or work alongside faculty on cutting edge research. The opportunities really are endless to get involved at Algoma. Students will meet new friends and these experiences will help build up their resume. Plus, their leadership and volunteerism on- and off-campus are recognized on the Co-Curricular Record. So why not get involved?

Facilities: Grow and innovate at the LEED-certified Essar Convergence Centre which brings together teaching, research, and commercial activities in a dynamic atmosphere. Get physical at the George Leach Centre and workout in the gym or field house or participate in athletic activies like badminton, basketball, volleyball, or jog or walk around the indoor track. Relax at The Speakeasy, Algoma University’s student centre that operates as a pub, patio, and entertainment hub. And don’t forget about the Arthur A. Wishart Library which is an integral part of the overall academic experience, serving as the access hub to learning resources, and especially through providing learner-centered programs in research skills and information access.

Location: Algoma U’s main campus is located in Sault Ste. Marie, a city of 73,000 people in Northern Ontario. “The Soo”, as locals call it, has all the amenities of a big city – shopping, entertainment, sports teams, festivals, and cultural activities – but without the hassle of traffic. How  lucky to live in a city surrounded by the great outdoors. With Lake Superior and the St. Mary’s River literally just steps from Algoma’s front door, there’s always something to do.

43. St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University, located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is a small university of that provides students big opportunities! St. Thomas University is a primarily undergraduate university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts education. The Bachelor of Arts is the heart of St. Thomas’ academic community, with more than 30 programs offered in the humanities and social sciences. For more than 100 years, St. Thomas University’s small, supportive community has been bonded by a shared commitment to the liberal arts and social justice.

St. Thomas University’s 1,800 Bachelor of Arts students engage in a broad and rigorous education through exceptional offerings in traditional disciplines such as Psychology, English, Political Science, and Fine Arts, and more unique programs that offer increasing value to today’s world – Communications and Public Policy, Criminology, Gerontology, Human Rights and Journalism.  Students participate in experiential learning opportunities – service learning, field work, internships and practicums, travel study, lab work – that allow them to use their education in practical settings and experience the value of a liberal arts education to society.

Why St. Thomas University?

Classes: Each class offered at St. Thomas University is small and intimate. Capped at 60 students, their average class size is only 29 students, and upper year classes are even smaller. Classes are discussion and debate-based, and professors are able to get to know their students and offer individualized attention.

Teaching Excellence: 91% of first-year students at St. Thomas University rate their experience as excellent or good. One reason is that the St. Thomas’s emphasis on teaching, academic challenge, and developing new thinking skills are rated among the highest in Canada.

Support: The Student Services Department supports students every step of the way. Offering resources for academic support, career planning, stress management, and more, students have a team of people to help them through their time at university.

Opportunities: At St. Thomas University, there is an understanding that a university degree is about more than just attending class. Students attend national conferences, study abroad, publish their research and work on professional research with professors. They take on leadership roles in student government and residence life, work part-time jobs on campus, and intern and volunteer throughout the city.

42. Crandall University

Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian faith. Founded in 1949, Crandall is an independent university in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Crandall is home to over 800 students, including students from twenty-five different countries. Situated on a picturesque, 200-acre site in beautiful Moncton, New Brunswick, Crandall’s campus offers a welcoming atmosphere, a commitment to students, academic excellence and a commitment to the Christian faith.

Why Crandall University?

Small Classes: Small class sizes mean that students can interact with their peers on a more personal level, and can receive one-on-one academic instruction from their professors.

Athletics: Crandall University has several competitive sports teams to choose from, including basketball, soccer, cross country and boxing, as well as intramural hockey, volleyball, and more.

Study Abroad Opportunities: Crandall University has a study abroad agreement with the one and only Oxford University! Others students have chosen to study and complete internships in Alberta and China.

Work Experience: Work experience is an important part of any student’s university career. Students can work on-campus and serve as worship leaders, administrative assistants, or student service workers.

41. Ontario Tech University - Downtown Oshawa

Ontario Tech University (OTU) combines hands-on learning with innovative and relevant research in a technology-enriched learning environment. Graduates are prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to excel and lead in the evolving workplace. OTU is a vibrant academic community with outstanding support services and globally experienced faculty who challenge students to push their boundaries of thinking and learning.

OTU’s innovative and unique undergraduate programs are designed to meet students’ interests and career aspirations, along with the market-driven requirements of employers. When students graduate, they will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world’s leading employers.

With its foundation in technology, the sciences and professional practice, OTU advances the discovery and application of knowledge that accelerates economic growth, regional development and social innovation and inspires graduates who will continue to make an impact on the world. OTU’s unique and technology-rich teaching and learning environment challenges students to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery and prepares graduates to excel in the global, knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. At OTU, the possibilities are endless.

Why Ontario Tech University – Downtown Oshawa?

Campus: Ontario Tech University – Downtown Oshawa is located in downtown Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, less than an hour outside of downtown Toronto. OTU – Downtown Oshawa is home to OTU’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. OTU cultivates a dynamic learning environment for students by promoting social engagement, fostering critical thinking and integrating experiences inside and outside the classroom.

Facilities: OTU – Downtown Oshawa has multiple buildings that are centrally located. These buildings house a Student Life office, a library dedicated to the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, and other common areas for students and faculty.

Research: OTU has a mission to conduct research that creates knowledge, solves problems, results in economic and social innovation and engages students. Professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas that include automotive design and engineering, business and information technology, computational science, alternative and sustainable energy, nuclear engineering, law enforcement, manufacturing, community/public health, to name just a few.

Values: OTU’s values include integrity and respect; honesty and accountability; dedication to quality and intellectual rigour; and pursuit of innovation.

Other campus: North Oshawa

31. Cape Breton University

At Cape Breton University (CBU), students will quickly discover the effect they will have in the world. With one-of-a-kind programs, small class sizes and an energetic campus life, Cape Breton University will quickly become more than a university—it will become a home away from home!

Cape Breton University is as distinct as the island it’s named after. Cape Breton Island is an amazing backdrop for students’ time at university. From the Bras D’or lakes to the stunning Cabot Trail, there’s a reason that Cape Breton Island is consistently voted one of the most beautiful islands in the world! Located in Sydney, Cape Breton University students will have plenty of opportunity to check out the natural beauty of the Island and be back with more than enough time for a night out with friends in the city.

In addition to degrees, Cape Breton University offers numerous certificates, diplomas, transfer programs and articulation agreements. At Cape Breton University, your future takes shape. Students will meet the people who will help them on their journey and develop the skills they need to make it happen. Cape Breton University is just the first step—the next step is all in students’ hands!

Why Cape Breton University?

Location: CBU is nestled in the heart of Cape Breton Island in Sydney, Nova Scotia. As the second-largest city in Nova Scotia, it is said that Sydney is the best of both worlds, offering the amenities of a medium-sized, urban area with the safe and friendly atmosphere of a small town.

Energetic Campus Life: Along with its great location, CBU is home to many of Canada’s most content students, which is why CBU has been consistently rated among the country’s highest for student satisfaction. We also have some of the highest academic achievers, with Nova Scotia’s highest percentage of students with high school averages of 95+.

Campus Diversity: Life at CBU is one of opportunity, diversity and academic excellence. Receive a world-class education, while embracing adventure in a safe and academically challenging location. CBU is home to nearly 1,000 international students from more than 40 countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda, Egypt, Russia, the Bahamas, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Germany, India and Bangladesh. CBU fosters an inclusive and diverse learning environment, where you will experience the best of Canada while making friends with people from around the globe.

Distinctive Blend of Degree and Diploma Programs: Students at CBU are able to design an education ideally suited for success in the liberal arts, business, science and technology. Complimenting its leading academic programs, CBU offers a variety of activities to shape a well-rounded education. Whether students plan to study business, science, technology or the arts or, if they are determined to become a notable CEO, an innovative engineer or a famous novelist, CBU is undoubtedly the first step toward success. From nationally recognized sports teams, award-winning literary publications to world-renowned musicians, and unique theatre productions, students will find it all on this campus.

32. Trinity Western University

Trinity Western University (TWU) is a Christian University of the arts, sciences, and professions, legislated by British Columbia to serve the public. Recognized for quality, TWU is consistently ranked among the top two universities in Canada for Educational Experience by the National Survey of Student Engagement; holds three Canada Research Chairs; wins National Championships in CIS sports; and emphasizes experiential learning to prepare graduates to make a global impact. TWU offers 42 bachelor’s degrees, 16 graduate degrees, and adult degree-completion programs. A vibrant community committed to educating the whole person, TWU has been developing leaders of character and competence for 50 years.

Trinity Western University’s mission, as an arm of the Church, is to develop godly Christian leaders: positive, goal-oriented university graduates with thoroughly Christian minds; growing disciples of Jesus Christ who glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission, serving God and people in the various marketplaces of life.

Why Trinity Western University?

Campus: Trinity Western University welcomes students from around the world. Students can choose from a wide variety of programs and experience a high quality of education in a friendly and safe campus environment.

Facilities: The University has countless health and wellness facilities and services to take advantage of, including a gym, fitness studio and centre, personal training, a bouldering wall and three outdoor fields.

Mental Health Services: At Trinity Western University, students’ mental is taken seriously. There are many self-help and counselling resources available on-campus and online.

Athletics: Students can join the Spartans varsity teams or participate in fun recreational activities and intramurals such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, multisport and flag football.

33. British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby (BCIT)

Since 1964, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has taught and trained experts, professionals, and innovators who shape the economy—across BC and around the world. They are proud to deliver an education that goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. BCIT’s students gain the technical skills, real-world experience, and problem-solving ability needed to embrace complexity and lead innovation in a rapidly changing workforce. Through close collaboration with industry, their network of alumni and partners continue to achieve global success. BCIT offers practical career credentials designed for the workplace, from diplomas and certificates to bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

BCIT delivers programs and courses to nearly 50,000 students, over 4,500 whom are international students from 110 countries,  through their six Schools. Their faculty also work closely with industry, delivering training, providing expert advice and helping to bring ideas to market. Their schools cover subjects as diverse as applied and natural sciences, business and media, computing and IT, engineering, health sciences and trades.

Why BCIT – Burnaby?

Campus: The largest BCIT campus is home to hundreds of specialized learning spaces, including classrooms, shops, labs, simulators, broadcast studios, green roofs, energy grids, forests, and waterways.

Facilities: BCIT has some of the best training facilities around—including a 300,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Aerospace Technology Campus; a broadcast and media studio; and a forensics lab. The Downtown Campus features the TEC Hub, an innovative and collaborative IT learning space in the heart of the Vancouver downtown tech corridor.

Small Classes: Small class sizes mean students get more one-on-one attention from their instructors and better opportunities to network with the students in their program.

Relevant Curriculum: The curriculum is developed through close consultation with industry, ensuring students are ready to hit the ground running the day they graduate.

34. Vancouver Island University

Known as a centre of excellence for teaching, applied research and learning, Vancouver Island University, a public post-secondary institution, is producing quality graduates that are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. With roots that date back to 1936 when Nanaimo’s first vocational training school opened its doors, the University shares a rich history and connectedness with its communities.  It is this history and commitment to people that has provided Vancouver Island University with a solid foundation on which it continues to grow.

Vancouver Island University is a dynamic, internationally known university supporting a student population in excess of 15,000 full-time and part-time learners, including over 3,300 international students, 1,500 aboriginal students, and employing over 2,000 faculty and staff. Through its ongoing evolution and growth, the school is proud to have contributed to the development of the Vancouver Island culture, social, economic and knowledge base.

Vancouver Island University operates four campuses including a main campus in Nanaimo and regional campuses in Duncan, Powell River and Parksville-Qualicum. VIU is also the proud owner of Milner Gardens and Woodlands in Qualicum Beach, recently named one of the top 10 public gardens in Canada.

Why Vancouver Island University?`

Location: Nanaimo is in close proximity to Victoria and Vancouver, two beautiful cities filled with night-life and many great tourist attractions.

Small Classes: Classes at Vancouver Island University are small and taught by experienced and highly-qualified instructors.

Services: The College offers a Grocery Shuttle, which runs twice a week. Students can sign up in advance and visit the local Superstore to pick up food and other essentials.

Events: The Culture-Couch is a multicultural, student-run event. It involves trying out traditional food, listening to music from various cultures and engaging in conversation with others about the world.

35. Royal Roads University

Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. In 2015, we celebrated 75 years of leadership and learning – 55 years as a military college and 20 years as a public applied research university.

There is a strong emphasis on a practical, applied programs delivered by award-winning faculty with real-world experience. Degree programs are developed in collaboration with industry experts and taught by local and internationally recognized professionals who are leading practitioners in their fields.

We understand the needs and aspirations of our students, and we’ve created options to deliver an educational experience that fits your lifestyle. Our cohort model features group-based course work, providing a resource of like-minded peers for you to share, challenge and grow with throughout your program. Even after graduation, these groups continue to support your aspirations to ensure your life changing experience with us has enabled not only professional transformation, but a personal one as well.

Why Royal Roads University?

Transformation in career and life results from our teaching and research applied to solve problems and create opportunities in the world. We connect people, ideas and experiences to change lives and the world.

Our Goals:

Demand-driven growth in high-quality, effective education and research that contribute to economic prosperity, social advancement, and environmental sustainability.

The university of choice for relevant applied and professional education providing continuous opportunities to learn and transform lives and careers.
A financially sustainable, high-performance organization.
A workplace of choice supporting professional and personal success.
A university with strong partnerships, responsive to our alumni and the communities we serve.
A leader for sustainable stewardship of our historic lands.
At Royal Roads University, we understand the value of the lessons learned outside of the traditional classroom, so we use a student-centred approach to our admission process. We look at you and where you are in life, and not necessarily just what can be found on a transcript.

If you are lacking the formal academic education required for Standard Admission, we have the ability to evaluate you based on a combination of your formal education, informal learning, and the real-world life experiences you’ve earned.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for Standard Admission may be assessed under Flexible Admission on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Assessment Policy and Practices at Royal Roads University. This includes applicants with a complex learning history and for whom documenting their learning is either difficult or complex


1. Sheridan College - Trafalgar

Founded in 1967, Sheridan has grown from a local college of 400 students to one of Ontario’s leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 24,500 full-time and 18,500 continuing and part-time studies students every year on three campuses in three Ontario cities – Oakville, Brampton, and Mississauga. An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan’s 175,000 alumni play a critical role in shaping the future of society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades.

Located in the lakeside city of Oakville, just west of Toronto, the Trafalgar Campus is home to more than 9,500 students. This liberal, creative, and artistic campus offers programs in animation, arts and design, advanced film and television, music theatre, business, community studies, liberal arts, applied science and technology, and more. Trafalgar is home to the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, which is Canada’s largest arts school with more than 6,000 students. The on-campus gallery is a showcase for student and faculty work, while the hallways boast a constantly renewed exhibition of student creativity. Theatre Sheridan, with two performance theatres, stages several acclaimed productions every year. The campus is also home to the Canadian Music Theatre Project, an incubator for new musicals, which earned renown as the starting point for the highly successful Broadway musical Come From Away.

Why Sheridan College – Trafalgar?

Campus life: Students can join a club or association, attend events put on by the Sheridan Student Union, stay active at the gym or participate in fitness classes, or a recreational sports league then fuel themselves with a variety of dining options.

Facilities: The bookstore has all a student’s course material requirements plus apparel, gifts and snacks; there are affordable residence options; ample parking and locker space is available; printing services; early childhood centres; conference services; a career centre; health services; library services; tutoring and so much more to help students be success in their studies.

Inspiring creativity: Sheridan’s Creative Campus means student’s courses are designed to give them problem solving and critical thinking tools throughout their program, top to bottom. They’re the first undergraduate school to offer a creativity course available to any student in any faculty. A Creative Campus also means increasing collaboration between students and professors within programs and across faculties. Through creative collaboration students develop awareness of new possibilities and gain the ability to solve old problems with new thinking.

Location: Oakville is 30 minutes from downtown Toronto and only an hour’s drive from Niagara Falls. It’s an appealing place, from the old-world feel of downtown to multicultural Kerr Village to the waterfront Village of Bronte. Restaurants, cafés and galleries fill the downtown core, which also hosts the Oakville Jazz Festival during the summer.

2. Humber College

Humber College’s unique model of polytechnic education combines the career-focused theory and hands-on learning employers want.  They offer a broad range of credentials including bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, certificates and postgraduate certificates — and will help students chart the best path towards their goals.

Humber has a reputation for being one of Canada’s most diverse, comprehensive, and exciting colleges—a leader in postsecondary education that offers something for everyone. With 33,000 full-time students including over 6,500 international students pursuing bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, and postgraduate certificates in 180 programs, Humber is the largest college in Canada with three beautiful, state-of-the art campuses. It’s programs provide students with the opportunity to learn through a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge with a focus on incorporating current industry trends and teaching practical problem-solving skills. From 20 varsity teams, 50+ student clubs, mentorship programs, and global opportunities for an enriching study or work experience, Humber College is committed to your success in all aspects of your life. With their diverse experiential learning opportunities ranging from placements, internships, applied research projects and more, students will be even closer to their dream career by the time they graduate.

Why Humber College – Lakeshore?

Campus: Located just west of Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario, the Lakeshore campus offers beautiful historic architecture, modern conveniences and lots of ways to connect with nature.  It also has a library and a variety of eating establishments; hiking, walking and biking trails; is minutes from downtown and on the Toronto public transit line; close to cultural attractions of Toronto including the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, clubs, theatres, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, CN Tower, Ontario Place and Harbourfront; listen to jazz and other concerts in the performing arts centre; attend live theatre and comedy shows; features the LEED-Silver certified Lakeshore Commons building, featuring airy, open common areas and workspaces, computer labs, multi-media production suites, an art gallery and a cafeteria.

Work-integrated learning: In addition to academic classroom study, students also have the opportunity to work with professionals in their field and gain real-world experience through work-integrated learning. Depending on their program, a students options can include field placements, co-ops, internships, or collaborating with Humber faculty and industry partners on applied research projects. These hands-on and direct work experiences help bridge the gap between classroom and industry and prepare students with invaluable job experience before they graduate.
Location: Toronto is not only Canada’s economic and cultural hub, but it is also an internationally recognized centre for business, research and innovation, health sciences, media and the arts. No matter what area of study you choose, there are excellent  opportunities to establish your career, make industry contacts and learn from world-leading professionals and organizations. Toronto is also a safe, accessible and vibrant city with lots to do and experience. Downtown is just a short ride away by public transit, with attractions like the CN Tower, major league sports, concerts, museums and Toronto’s exciting food scene.

3. Langara College

In 1970, Langara College opened its 49th Avenue campus and invited the community to make the College their first choice for accessible, quality education. Four decades later, Langara College is recognized as a leading undergraduate institution with a reputation for providing exceptional learning opportunities. Through the collective contributions of its outstanding faculty and staff, its programs and services continue to grow and innovate to meet the changing needs of the community. Looking ahead, Langara College anticipates ongoing success as more people make the school their college of choice. Langara College will continue to be an educational leader, setting the standard for higher learning, and supporting its broadening communities for years to come.

Langara College provides accessible undergraduate education opportunities that meet the needs of its diverse community. This means the offering of a variety of programs and services focused on university, career, and continuing studies at an undergraduate level. Langara College has made a lot of progress over the years and the school is excited to build on this momentum as it moves forward. Langara’s Board and Senior Leadership Team have worked tirelessly to craft a vision for the future of the College – one that involves delivering exceptional, market-relevant programming to all students, increasing the College’s engagement with the communities it serves, and putting students and employees at the heart of everything they do.

Langara College is a government-funded institution that provides university, career, and continuing studies to over 23,000 students every year, including over 6,000 international students from more than 80 countries. International students will benefit from a wealth of choice when it comes to planning their education with us, including a variety of bachelor’s degree, associate degree, diploma, post-degree diploma, and certificate programs.

Why Langara College?

Location: Langara College is located in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most diverse and culturally-rich cities. It is a go-to spot for many international students.

Small Classes: Students receive personalized attention from their instructors, and can openly voice their thoughts and opinions in small and supportive classroom environments.

Support: International students will never feel lost or alone at Langara College. The LEAP program will help students develop and refine their English language skills and the College’s Homestay programs is viewed as one of the best in country.

Quality Education: A vast array of courses are offered every term, with three intake dates available every year. Langara College’s faculty is also made up of award-winning instructors.

4. Centennial College - Ashtonbee

Centennial College is Ontario’s first community college, which over the last 50 years has transformed itself into a worldly institution, with a presence in countries like China, India, South Korea, and Brazil. The college is best known for its record of exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building. It’s mission is to educate students for career success. They make every decision to support the career and personal development of their learners. The curriculum, teaching and services also demonstrate that they value the diverse profiles of their learners.

The College believes that a Centennial education is an education without borders, because the world has changed and so have they. They have re-created the College, giving themselves a unique position in the marketplace and the world.  They are now prepared for the next set of challenges – to be more innovative and entrepreneurial, to further exploit the benefits of technology, to creatively engage our employees, to build more bridges with communities and employers and to see our graduates do meaningful work and have meaningful lives.

Why Centennial College – Ashtonbee?

Campus Life and Surroundings: Ashtonbee is home to the School of Transportation and is one of the largest automotive and aircraft technology training centres in Canada. It’s also home to selected Community and Health studies programs.

Co-op Education Options: Centennial College prepares students for career success by providing an enriched learning environment, and full-time, market-driven programs. The co-op programs help students take this learning, and apply it to the real world.

International Focus: Centennial is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada. With more than 12,000 international and exchange students at Centennial, almost 100 ethno-cultural groups are represented and 80 languages are spoken on campus.

Student Services: The College offers the following services to students: Testing Services, First-Year Experience, Leadership Programs, Peer Tutoring and Smart Services.

5. Conestoga College - Guelph

Conestoga College – Guelph is a leader in polytechnic education and one of Ontario’s fastest growing colleges, delivering a full range of career-focused education, training and applied research programs to prepare students for success in the new knowledge economy and promote economic prosperity throughout our region and across Ontario.

Established in 1967, Conestoga now serves approximately 23,000 registered students through campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford and is a provincial leader in apprenticeship training. Continuing education programs attract approximately 30,000 enrolments each year.

Conestoga delivers more than 200 career-focused programs, and has more degree offerings than any other college outside of the GTA, including Ontario’s only college-based, accredited engineering degrees.This comprehensive range of programming meets the needs of a variety of learners, providing multiple entry points and established pathways to ensure that individuals across the community can access the education they need for their chosen careers. Articulation agreements with colleges and universities around the world provide students with ready access to additional post-secondary opportunities.

Conestoga’s Guelph Campus, located in the northwest end of the city, is fast becoming a provincial leader in education and training for the motive power trades, including automotive, truck and coach, heavy equipment, recreational vehicles and motorcycles. The campus also provides business-oriented programs, including Business Foundations, General Business and Office Administration as well as academic upgrading and career-focused programs.

Why Conestoga College – Guelph?

Campus Life: Conestoga has almost 7000 international students from about 80 countries and there is lots of student support and lots to get involved in.  Be sure to check out the Co-Curricular Portal to find organizations and event to become involved in.

Facilities: There are numerous ways to stay physically active on campus.  Be sure to check out the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, Indoor Running Track, Multi-purpose rooms, and Health and Wellness office.  Student’s minds will be kept active with labs equipped with the latest technology, project-based courses, field and clinical experiences, international exchange, applied research and co-op opportunities to engage students as they learn to connect theory, research and practice.

Area: Waterloo Region is a thriving hub of innovation; a small city with big city opportunities. Google “Waterloo, Ontario” and one will see: the region is renowned as Canada’s technology capital. It’s a hub of intelligence, education and innovation. Waterloo Region is the place for bold, brilliant, young minds to make their mark. It’s only 90 minutes from Niagara Falls and Toronto, the province’s largest city.

6. Okanagan College - Vernon

Okanagan College is a public post-secondary institution in British Columbia with four main campuses in Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm, and Vernon. The College serves approximately 20,500 students annually and is the second largest trades training institution in B.C. The College offers a diverse range of degree, diploma and certificate programs, as well as a variety of university transfer and continuing studies course offerings.

With a dedicated learning community and relaxed atmosphere, the Vernon campus is the perfect place for students to kick-start their success. World-class instructors choose the Vernon campus as home because of their passion for teaching and the opportunity to get to know the students they teach. Many professors are active in research, and have been published around the world – infusing classroom lectures with innovation and best practice that primes students for academic achievement.

Why Okanagan College – Vernon?

Campus Life: Students can catch up with friends in the Kal View Café overlooking Kalamalka Lake or get some serious study time in under the branches of the fig tree inside the library. They can also learn from Okanagan-Silyx knowledge keepers in the Kalamalka Indigenous Garden, where native plant species support Indigenous healing practices, medicines and traditional remedies.

Facilities: Educational amenities on campus provide a comfortable place to focus on studies. The bustling Student Success Centre is a hub of supportive learning, where free tutoring is available. The Aboriginal Services Centre connects students with key resources and supports. The Bunker is a must-see: students work in the functioning letterpress printshop as part of the Writing & Publishing program and Kalamalka Press publication.

Hands-On Experience: Co-op work options provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience, whilst developing important communication and networking skills.

Small Classes: Classes are kept small, with the average class size being about 19 students.

7. Algonquin College - Ottawa

Dedication to student success is Algonquin College’s guiding principle and is demonstrated through the quality of its programs, staff, the continual expansion of its facilities, and by forging strategic partnerships. Every action since the College was established has been to ensure students have access to the education and skills training demanded by the marketplace to launch a rewarding career.

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967 and was named after the First Nations people who lived in the area. Algonquin was formed from the merger of the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology, established 1957, and the Ontario Vocational Centre, established 1965. The College celebrates over 50 years as a leader in post secondary education, and has undergone significant growth since its establishment and continues to grow today.

Why Algonquin College – Ottawa?

Campus: Algonquin is one of Canada’s largest colleges yet is still small enough to nurture a friendly, student-oriented community atmosphere. Algonquin College – Ottawa is the largest Algonquin campus, located in Ottawa, Canada.

Facilities: The International Education Centre is there to help students succeed academically while enjoying life at a welcoming, multicultural school located in the heart of Ottawa, Canada. The main Algonquin College campus has recently completed major expansion projects and the school offers state-of-the-art facilities that includes a library and collaborative work spaces.

Location: Algonquin College is located in the Nation’s Capital and the Ottawa Valley. Ottawa’s population is over 1 million and offers many perks. Algonquin is only minutes away from hundreds of kilometers of bike and recreational pathways, parks and natural areas. Ottawa is home to the Rideau Canal, a ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site,’ for winter skating and summer boating and recreation. Algonquin is on a major transit hub which students and staff use to travel across Ottawa.

Mission: Algonquin College’s mission is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. The College aims to be a global leader in personalized, digitally connected, experiential learning. Algonquin’s core values include: caring, learning, integrity, and respect.

8. George Brown College - Waterfront

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9. Bow Valley College

Since 1965, Bow Valley College has prided itself on being a student-focused community college that is immensely diverse. That diversity is reflected across the breadth and depth of their programming scope, including foundational skills development and English language learning. They offer certificate and diploma programs in health care, community services, business and creative technologies and many of their career programs include work experience. This means students will get hands-on experience before they graduate. If one already has a degree, the post-diploma certificates give students the fast, focused skills to keep moving forward in their career. Regardless of where a student is beginning, Bow Valley offers support services that help them succeed. Programs are designed in partnership with industry leaders to make sure the skills they teach are the skills employers want. Bow Valley’s experienced instructors want to see students reach their goals. So, get ready for an exciting career journey with programs that get students job-ready in one or two years, support services that set them up for success and flexible learning options that fit their life.

Why Bow Valley College?

Campus life: Bow Valley wants students to have the best experience on campus, so they offer volunteer opportunities, student events, student services, workshops and engagement activities year-round to make the most of student’s time at Bow Valley College. Activities and programming are designed to allow international and Canadian learners to connect, develop intercultural skills and build strength through volunteer opportunities

Facilities: Think community, not classrooms. The downtown campus offers modern classrooms…and so much more. Students live a full, busy life. Bow Valley does it’s best to make earning an education easier. From fresh food to a medical centre and child care, the Calgary campus has everything students need to make their student life more enjoyable.

Location: From beautiful riverside paths to popular restaurants, Bow Valley College’s downtown campus puts students where the excitement is. Enjoy lunch on a grassy riverbank in Calgary’s East Village, or meet up with friends to explore the popular Stephen Avenue. Study on a sunny campus rooftop patio or in a cozy coffee shop. Find all that downtown Calgary has to offer, right at their doorstep.

10. Mohawk College - Stoney Creek Campus for Skilled Trades

One of the largest government-funded colleges in Ontario, Mohawk College’s enrollment includes more than 4,000 international students from more than 90 countries around the world. Mohawk College is proud to offer students a rich learning environment that includes an amazing variety of experiential learning opportunities from co-op programs to labs and simulations. The dynamic faculty teaches 170 programs in various specialties, which include healthcare, technology and business, skilled trades, as well as a vast array of other subjects. There are over 100 programs open to international students.

The international student population is a thriving part of the Mohawk College culture. Mohawk supports international students with dedicated staff, services, social opportunities, language training and more. There are events just for international students, such as student success workshops, film recommendations, coffee clubs to get to know other students, and much more. In addition, international students come from around the world to learn English from English-speaking teachers at Mohawk College in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) ESL programs.

Why Mohawk College – Stoney Creek Campus for Skilled Trades?

Campus: Mohawk College’s Stoney Creek Campus for Skilled Trades is the home of the Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship.

Facilities: With top technology and professional facilities for the skilled trades, Mohawk College grads are in high demand.  At Mohawk College, students will obtain job-ready training and in-school education to step into tomorrow’s workforce.

Location: Stoney Creek is located about 20 minutes from downtown Hamilton, so students can access everything that a big city like Hamilton offers while living and studying in a smaller town. Stoney Creek is very close to many natural areas where students can hike, bike, and visit some of Hamilton’s many waterfalls. Hamilton is the “Waterfall Capital of the World” that boasts over 100 waterfalls in the area.

Vision and Values: Mohawk College’s vision is “Future ready. Learning of life.” Mohawk educates and prepares highly skilled graduates for success and contribution to community, Canada and the world. Mohawk College’s values include: student focus; commitment to excellence; engagement with the community; inclusivity; and accountability.

11. Douglas College - Coquitlam

Founded in 1970, Douglas College is the largest degree-granting college in British Columbia, Canada, educating about 20,000 students per year. The College has two major campuses in Metro Vancouver (New Westminster and Coquitlam) as well as several smaller training centres in Surrey, Burnaby and Maple Ridge. With both main campuses directly on SkyTrain lines, Douglas is one of the most accessible post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver, drawing students from across the region.

Douglas College offers the most bachelor’s degrees and post-degree programs of any college in B.C., and is noted for combining the academic foundations of a university with the career-ready skills of a college. Over 900 experienced, teaching-focused faculty bring both academic rigor and real-world experience to the classroom at Douglas. Outside the classroom, over 900 other employees work together to create a friendly, inspiring, supportive and respectful environment.

Why Douglas College – Coquitlam?

Diversity: Douglas College welcomes diversity with its rich complexity and belief that all voices need to be heard.

Extracurricular Activities: There are endless ways to stay involved on campus, whether that be though volunteer work, leadership and peer programs, or various clubs and collectives, such as the Indigenous Students’ Collective or the or the Pride Collective.

Athletics: Staying healthy and active on campus is easy at Douglas College; DSU offers a multitude of clubs such as Table Tennis and Latin Dance classes.

Leadership Workshops: Douglas College offers many workshops and events that allow all students to really hone in on their leadership skills. There are many Leadership Awards to be won and opportunities to showcase important projects at Research Day.

12. Mohawk College - Fennell

One of the largest government-funded colleges in Ontario, Mohawk College’s enrollment includes more than 4,000 international students from more than 90 countries around the world. Mohawk College is proud to offer students a rich learning environment that includes an amazing variety of experiential learning opportunities from co-op programs to labs and simulations. The dynamic faculty teach 170 programs in various specialties which include healthcare, technology and business, skilled trades, as well as a vast array of other subjects. There are over 100 programs open to international students.

The international student population is a thriving part of Mohawk College’s culture. Mohawk College supports international students with dedicated staff, services, social opportunities, language training and more. There are events just for international students, such as student success workshops, film recommendations, coffee clubs to get to know other students, and much more. In addition, international students come from around the world to learn English from English-speaking teachers in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) ESL programs.

Why Mohawk College – Fennell?

Campus: The Fennell campus is the largest of Mohawk College’s campuses. It is located at the edge of the Hamilton escarpment in Hamilton, Ontario.

Facilities: Fennell Campus has undergone the largest renovation in Mohawk College’s history. Re-designed as a welcoming place to live and learn, the renewal has created a modernized space while enhancing energy efficiency, barrier-free access and more. Students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities such as the David Braley Athletic & Recreation Centre and the Digital Print Lab.

Location: Hamilton is one of Canada’s largest cities with over half a million people. Located just one hour away from Toronto, Hamilton is a vibrant and diverse city. Even though Hamilton is a big city with many restaurants, shops, and art galleries, the city is also known for its nature. Hamilton is the “Waterfall Capital of the World” with over 100 waterfalls in the area. There are thousands of acres of parkland to explore and hike on.

Vision and Values: Mohawk College’s vision is “Future ready. Learning of life.” Mohawk College educates and prepares highly skilled graduates for success and contribution to community, Canada and the world. Mohawk College’s values include: student focus; commitment to excellence; engagement with the community; inclusivity; and accountability.

13. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Established in 1916, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Canada is a global leader in applied education and offers 100+ career programs, 1,300+ continuing education courses and corporate training courses to more than 200 companies annually. SAIT students study within eight academic schools — Advanced Digital Technology, Business, Construction, Energy, Health and Public Safety, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technologies, Manufacturing and Automation and Transportation. Hands-on learning in unique labs and classrooms, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with industry partners ensure SAIT students are career-ready when they graduate.

Why Southern Alberta Institute of Technology?

Campus life: SAIT supports a happy, healthy and successful student life in all kinds of ways — from clubs to tutoring to athletics and everything in between. SAIT’s International Centre provides international students with a supportive and inclusive environment from arrival to beyond graduation.

Location: SAIT’s main urban campus is centrally situated to maximize one’s enjoyment of Calgary and life on campus. Students will have great access to shopping, restaurants and work opportunities. Calgary is a vibrant, modern city located in the southern part of Alberta. With a population of 1.4 million, Calgary is the fourth-largest city in the Canada. Calgary has a multicultural character and is very diverse; close to 150 different languages are spoken in the city. Calgary is well-known for its citizens’ friendliness and hospitality, as well as the natural beauty of its surroundings. Calgary was recently rated the 5th most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Academic Coaching and Tutoring: SAIT recognizes the importance of building strong study habits, and offer academic coaching and tutoring for students. Students at SAIT learn to sharpen their study skills and ease exam anxiety with support from an academic coach. Their academic coaches are pros when it comes to time management, note-taking, exam strategies and lots more.

14. Georgian College

Established in 1967, Georgian is currently celebrating over 50 years of innovation in education. Georgian College is one of 24 publicly funded Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario. Known for attracting the best partnerships with local and international employers and for providing industry with highly skilled graduates to sustain and grow their operations. At Georgian, they work together with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op work experiences with top employers. Students graduate with entrepreneurial mindsets and are ready to think, create, lead and do.

At Georgian College they accelerate success through exceptional teaching and learning, innovation and partnerships. The mission of Georgian College is to inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education. They value excellence, community, engagement, integrity, inclusion and sustainability.

Why Georgian College?

Campus Life: The largest of Georgian’s seven campuses, the Barrie Campus is a community within a community – a welcoming and safe place to study, with all the amenities. Barrie is known for its friendly residents and four-season lifestyle. With a gorgeous waterfront on Kempenfelt Bay, nearby trails and ski hills, several shopping malls, a vast assortment of restaurants and great nightlife, there is plenty to do when you’re not studying.

Facilities: Huge Athletics and Fitness Centre with climbing wall, Olympic-sized gymnasium, and suspended running track; lots of choice for campus eats; art gallery; Health and Wellness clinics; and student lounges, theatres and videoconferencing capabilities.

Hands-on Experience: Georgian is Ontario’s #1 co-op college with 6,200 employer partners and is a pioneer in co-op programs across the province with highest percentage of students enrolled in paid co-op work terms in the Ontario college system. Georgian also has one of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges – 89.7% of alumni found work within six months of graduation, well above the provincial average, which has been exceeded for 20 years (2018-19 KPIs)

Changemaker: Georgian is the first college in Canada designated a changemaker college by Ashoka U for its role as a leader in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. The designation falls under the Changemaker Campus program, which recognizes more than 40 colleges and universities globally that have embedded social innovation and changemaking into their culture, programming and operations.

15. Camosun College

Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Camosun College acknowledges their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge there.

The college welcomed its first students in 1971 and adopted the name “Camosun”, a local Lkwungen (Songhees) First Nation name meaning “where different waters meet and are transformed.” Today, Camosun College offers over 160 innovative programs to help meet the needs of students and communities in Victoria and beyond.

Why Camosun College?

Facilities: Camosun’s two campuses, Lansdowne and Interurban, serve approximately 19,000 learners a year in upgrading, certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree, post-degree diploma and continuing education programs. Camuson College is large enough to provide great services and facilities for a vibrant campus environment on beautiful Vancouver Island, yet small enough to offer students the individual support, care and attention not found in most post-secondary institutions. Each campus houses a library, bookstore, computer labs, study rooms, fitness centre, cafeteria, coffee shop, and help centres for English and math.

Get Involved: On campus, students can participate in student clubs, drop-in and competitive sports teams, exercise classes, and career fairs.

Diversity: Each year Camosun welcomes over 1,200 Indigenous students from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit groups, and over 2,100 international students from more than 80 countries. Camosun’s Victoria-based staff come from 14 countries and speak 23 languages. With an international office on each campus, the team welcomes students from around the world and facilitates a positive and successful experience at Camosun!

Academic Preparation: Camosun’s education offerings include university transfer and applied degree programs; career and trades training; upgrading and preparatory programs; and continuing education. Camosun College has earned an outstanding reputation for teaching excellence—they’re proud of their faculty, staff and students, and the fact that they provide one of Canada’s best learning experiences.

16. Vancouver Community College

Founded in 1965, Vancouver Community College has earned a strong and well-deserved reputation for its commitment to community, its student-centred approach, its award-winning faculty, and its range of access and applied career programming. The College strives to create new opportunities and offer enriched educational experiences for all of its students, with its fundamental mission being to offer students a first choice for innovative, experiential learning for life. With a majority of academic programs, at all levels, offering practicum and/or work experience, Vancouver Community College constantly strives to achieve this mission.

Located in the heart of the city, Vancouver Community College offers academic, cultural, and social environments that inspire relevant real-world training. Its on-campus facilities – including gourmet restaurants, an auto shop, and the College’s newly renovated salon and spa – allow students to hone their skills and training while providing high-quality lower-cost services to the Downtown and East Vancouver communities.Vancouver Community College is proud to inspire a new generation of students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce. With over 15,000 students, including a growing number of Indigenous and International learners, 1100 employees and an annual budget of $105 million, the school is a key player in the post-secondary landscape in British Columbia. Its connections to industry ensures that students have direct access to employers while its model of access and partnerships across the post-secondary sector assist students to reach their goals at any stage of their educational journey.

Why Vancouver Community College – Downtown?

Location: Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a great place to experience the rich culture and lifestyle of the Canadian West coast. It is a go-to spot for many international students.

Small Classes: Students will get personal attention from instructors and will have the opportunity to interact with classmates.

Industry Connections: Students will develop job-ready and academic skills that can be applied in the real world. The College has strong partnerships with various businesses and industries.

Top-Rated Instructors: Vancouver Community College’s instructors are highly qualified experts with real world experience in their fields of expertise. Many have won national awards.

17. Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a comprehensive college serving the greater London region by providing flexible learning arrangements and experiential education opportunities developed in response to labour market needs. One of Ontario’s largest colleges – with four campuses in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock – Fanshawe serves close to half a million people with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite. They offer more than 200 degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs to 43,000 students each year, helping people unlock their potential and achieve success in a variety of disciplines including applied arts, business, health care, human services, hospitality and technology.

Fanshawe also plays an important role in providing re-skilling and skill upgrading opportunities for mature learners through the design and delivery of custom training for federally and provincially sponsored trainees, community organizations, sectoral training councils and private sector employers in the business, health, industrial and services sectors.

Vision: Unlocking Potential

Mission Statement: Provide pathways to success, an exceptional learning experience and a global outlook to meet student and employer needs.

Values: Focus on students, involve our communities, utilize resources wisely, embrace change, engage each other.

Why Fanshawe College?

Campus life: Fanshawe has gained a reputation for having one the best student experiences. Much of that is thanks to the Fanshawe Student Union which hosts 200+ clubs and events and is committed to supporting student success across all campuses. With 1000’s of international students from over 100 different countries there is plenty of support and opportunities to meet others through the International Centre and Students Services.

Facilities: The London campus boasts state-of-the-art learning facilities in modern buildings set on 100 acres of stunning landscaped property. There is also ready access to Health, and Wellness services, and athletics and fitness facilities and programs, and a variety of on-campus dining options.

Experiential Learning: Fanshawe has over 60 co-operative education programs which is more than any other college in Canada. These programs help jumpstart student’s career by combining valuable, paid work experience with their academic program.

City: London, Ontario is known as the “Forest City” with acres of parks and green space for walking and hiking and is in a region surrounded by the world’s largest fresh water lakes. There are lots of reasons to get out and explore nature or enjoy the amazing arts and music scene, markets, multiple places of worship, sports, and nightlife.  This beautiful, mid-sized city is located a 2-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls.

18. Niagara College - Welland

Located in the Heart of the Niagara Region – just minutes from one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations – Niagara College offers more than 130 innovative programs between the state-of-the-art campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Together these campuses provide unique living laboratories and top-notch facilities that deliver hands-on applied learning opportunities, world-class applied research, and smaller class sizes in an intimate and friendly environment.

The original home of Niagara College (NC), Welland Campus is a leader in sustainable technology and operates state-of-the-art, modern learning environments designed to help students succeed in their education and career training. This campus houses the schools of Academic, Liberal and Access Studies, Allied Health, Community Services, English Language Studies, Justice and Fitness, Media, Nursing and Personal Support Worker, Part-Time Studies, Technology and Trades (including apprenticeships).

Why Niagara College – Welland?

Campus Life and Surroundings: The Welland Campus is located in the heart of a residential area near shopping centres and a variety of food outlets. Niagara Falls, one of the wonders of the natural world, is only 25 minutes away by car. The beautiful Niagara Parkway, Niagara River, and Ontario Wine Country are within driving distance as well.

Facilities: The Welland Campus offers students access to a range of modern facilities, including the Athletic and Fitness Centre, a 600-seat cafeteria featuring several food service options, the Green Automotive Technology Lab and the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre.

Hands-On Learning: Niagara College focuses on providing students with hands-on learning opportunities. Many of the offered programs have a practical component.

Many Options: Niagara College offers  a range of programs, ensuring that there is something for every student.

19. Fleming College

Fleming College first opened in 1967 as a college of applied arts and technology. Located in the heart of the Kawarthas in the City of Peterborough, Fleming’s Sutherland Campus is the college’s largest campus with approximately 4,380 full-time students. With 200 acres of park-like green space, the campus features state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities and six on-campus student residence buildings. Fleming College is named for Sir Sandford Fleming who was a famous Canadian visionary, engineer and inventor. Fleming was born in Kircaldy, Scotland in 1827 and moved to Peterborough in 1845. He was responsible for many advances in Canada including construction of the Trans-Canada railway, laying the first trans-Atlantic telephone cable, the invention of Universal Standard Time, and designing Canada’s first postage stamp. Fleming College is inspired by Sir Sandford Fleming’s powerful legacy and are excited about the future of education as they mark the 50th anniversary of the College in 2017.

Why Fleming College?

Campus life: The beautiful Sutherland Campus is located not far from the vibrant, student-friendly lifestyle of downtown Peterborough. With expert faculty, and best-in-class, innovative learning environments, the campus is a thriving academic community. There are 75+ full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, and Trades and Technology. All of the programs offer hands-on, applied learning to ensure graduates are prepared for a successful career. Fleming offers dozens of part-time and contract training courses, as well as dual credit courses in partnership with area school boards. Expansive green spaces, trails, and superior athletic facilities provide plenty of on-campus opportunities for recreational and sporting activities year-round.

Facilities: Access tons of amenities like the Spa & Clinic, Fulford’s Bistro, Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, the Health Sciences Wing, Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, Fleming Sport Complex, Bowers Park Baseball Diamonds, Scenic Recreational Trails, Varsity, Extramural and Intramural Sports, and multiple dining and housing options.

20. Red River College Polytechnic

Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning and research, with more than 200 full- and part-time degree, diploma and certificate options. Through hands-on learning opportunities and state-of-the-art instruction, Red River College Polytechnic prepares its students to become leaders in their fields — while also ensuring they can meet changing industry demands, and contribute to the province’s economic growth. Red River College Polytechnic trains the leaders of tomorrow in a wide range of fields from creative arts and business to skilled trades and transportation. With award-winning instructors, hands-on training and a diverse College population, Red River College Polytechnic is preparing students for success after graduation.

Red River College Polytechnic is Manitoba’s polytechnic — the only institute of applied research and work-integrated learning in the province, and one of only 13 polytechnics in Canada. At RRC Polytech, they combine classroom theory with work-integrated learning, giving students access to flexible learning pathways and real-world experience.

Located in Winnipeg’s city centre, the Exchange District Campus (EDC) includes many different buildings spread throughout Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District and Downtown. This campus is located within walking distance of many commercial and residential buildings. The Roblin Centre is where most of the Business, Information Technology and Creative Arts programs take place. Also located in the Exchange District Campus, the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute (PGI) is where the Culinary and Hospitality programs take place. This is also where the campus residence is located. Additionally, there is now the Manitou a bi Bii daziigae building, which is Red River College Polytechnic’s expansion of the Exchange District Campus, and the first RRC Polytech building to receive an Indigenous name. Manitou a bi Bii daziigae was previously known as the Innovation Centre project.

Why Red River College Polytechnic – Exchange District?

Campus: RRC Polytech’s Residence is located in one of Winnipeg’s most vibrant neighbourhoods – it is the perfect home away from home.

Co-op Education: Students have the unique opportunity to apply their skills and engage in meaningful work outside of the classroom in a College-approved work placement.

Graduate Success: A recent survey of grads showed 95% of those looking for work found employment.

Athletics: RRC Polytech’s students can join a wide range of varsity sports, volleyball, basketball, soccer and futsal.

Fitness Facilities: The College also has an on-campus fitness classes, massage therapy, personal fitness assessments and so much more.

Diversity and Inclusion: RRC Polytech is dedicated to providing a respectful atmosphere that is diverse, inclusive and equitable to its students, staff and external partners. RRC Polytech’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths and their goal is to provide a barrier free environment for individuals to succeed in their academic, employment and research goals.

21. St. Lawrence College

Located in Eastern Ontario, St. Lawrence College is a public college with over 7,000 full-time students enrolled, and over 100,000 alumni. St. Lawrence College offers more than 100 full-time programs across their three campuses in Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall, including ESL, certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor’s degree and graduate certificates programs. St. Lawrence College is focused on graduating job- and market-focused students. With over 5,400 students taking part in student placement opportunities, graduates from St. Lawrence College gain real-world, industry-related experience throughout their studies. As a result, St. Lawrence College holds a high graduate employment rate of approximately 90%. Located in three Eastern Ontario cities, just across the St. Lawrence River from the United States of America, each of St. Lawrence College’s communities offer an impressive selection of international restaurants, events and social clubs. Additionally, each campus offers robust international student services including international student advisors, language support, housing assistance and assistance with transitioning to life in Canada.

Why St. Lawrence College?

Campus Life: St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall campus has a brand new library, new health simulation labs, renovated student common areas and more to ensure that the student transition to college life is an easy and enjoyable experience.

Small class sizes: With the student experience in mind, St. Lawrence College is proud to offer students small classes sizes that enables faculty to maintain close relationships with students to best foster learning and skill development.

Hands-on experience: Integrated throughout a majority of programs offered at St. Lawrence College are placement, practicum, work experience, and/or co-operative education opportunities that enable students to apply their skills and knowledge acquired in-classroom within a real-world setting.

Focus on sustainability: St. Lawrence College prides itself on its focus on and commitment to sustainability through economic and social development, and at the forefront of its organizational operations, maintains a sense of environmental responsibility.

22. Selkirk College

Feel at home in Selkirk College’s classrooms and communities, nestled within the welcoming West Kootenay and Boundary regions of British Columbia. Since 1966, Selkirk College has been providing innovative and unique learning opportunities through 60+ nationally recognized programs. Selkirk College International is committed to welcoming students from around the world and providing opportunities for all Selkirk College students to have an international experience as a part of their studies. At Selkirk College, Canadian and International Students study side-by-side in over 60 different programs.

People dream of a place where eclectic communities offering a bounty of recreational and cultural activities come together in a glorious mountain environment full of people who care deeply about the success of others. That place exists at Selkirk College, the ideal place to learn, create, recreate and be inspired.

Why Selkirk College?

Location: Selkirk College is located in the Kootenays, a spectacular region of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, mineral hot springs, alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains that are home to four of British Columbia’s seven national parks.

Campus: Selkirk College is large enough to provide quality student services and facilities, yet small enough to offer individual support, small class sizes and an extra dose of attention not found in most post-secondary institutions. Instructors are more than teachers, they are experts in their fields who have relevant real-world experience to share with students.

Support: Through support from employer advisory committees, exciting co-op education options and an outstanding B.C. post-secondary transfer system, student access to achieving goals is limitless. Also, affordable tuition and student awards at  Selkirk College make post-secondary education accessible.

Extracurricular Activities: There are many different ways to get involved at the College, whether that be through student leadership or student clubs and student-led activities such as the Environment Club or Acro Yoga!

23. Lethbridge College

At Lethbridge College the Rocky Mountains are visible from campus on a clear day. The College can be found just two hours south of Calgary, located on a beautifully landscaped campus where, since 1957, graduates are well-equipped with all the skills and knowledge demanded by industry. Lethbridge College offers a wide spectrum of courses in human services, health, trades, technologies, justice, environmental science and more. The College believe in educating students to be environmentally responsible and globally aware. Lethbridge College strives to be students’ college of choice and an institution of distinction.

Why Lethbridge College?

Small Classes: At Lethbridge College, classes are an average size of 25 students, which means that students can get to know their peers and instructors on a more personal level.

Industry Connection: Instructors have experience in the fields they teach and graduates are sought by employers in Alberta, across Canada and internationally.

Support: Lethbridge College’s award-winning English Language Centre offers English as a Second Language programs that will help international students be successful in any career program.

Transfer Opportunities: 50 diverse career programs are available at Lethbridge College. There are also many direct transfer opportunities to Canadian universities that will allow students to complete their studies at the degree level.

24. College of the Rockies

Located in the Kootenay Rocky Mountains of southeastern BC, College of the Rockies offers lifestyle and learning opportunities to match its spectacular setting. The College has over 2000 students in total enrolled, and over 260 of those being international students. The College’s Main Campus is located in Cranbrook, British Columbia. College of the Rockies’ mission is to transform lives and enrich communities through the power of education. The College’s vision is to create and deliver the most personal student experience in Canada.

The faculty is made up of talented, dedicated professionals who put students first. Staff supports each other to make a difference in the lives of students, as well as the people and organizations within the community. College of the Rockies is continually positioning itself to build on its already strong track record of regional, national and international success.

Why the College of the Rockies?

Location: College of the Rockies is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Students can explore their natural environment year-round, and take full advantage of the countless hiking and cross-country ski trails in the area.

Small Classes: Smaller class sizes means that students will receive personalized instruction and attention from their instructors. They can also get to know their peers on a more personal level as well.

Facilities: On campus, College of the Rockies offers a full-size gymnasium, a fitness room and various rental equipment (snow shoes, skis, and more). Rental fees are waived for registered students.

Drop-In Activities: Students can join fitness classes, badminton, basketball, volleyball and soccer intramural activities for free!

25. College of New Caledonia

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) has played an important role in training and educating residents in northern BC since 1969. We serve an area that is approximately 117,500 square kilometers, or 12% of the province. Our campuses in Prince George, Quesnel, Mackenzie, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Burns Lake are particularly reactive to the needs of the communities they serve.

CNC university studies students can easily take advantage of 15 agreements with 10 universities in BC, Alberta and elsewhere, allowing them to easily transfer into the third year of degree programs.

Why the College of New Caledonia?

As a comprehensive college, provides access to lifelong learning and facilitates the achievement of personal and educational goals. We are responsive to the diverse needs of our students, our employees, and the communities in our region. In the dynamic, consultative environment, we deliver quality programs and promote the success of every student.

CNC offers more than 70 programs in health sciences, trades and technologies, social services, business and university studies and is an integral part of what makes CNC a great place to learn.

CNC provides affordable tuition, practical, hands-on learning and no more than 37 students in a class, which makes it easier for students to achieve their goals. In as little as 10 months, students can acquire the skills they need for a long-lasting, stable and successful career.

26. Cambrian College

Since 1967, Cambrian College has been the leading post-secondary institution in Northern Ontario. The College has a vibrant community of more than 11 000 learners, with over 4100 students in 80 full-time programs, and over 7000 students in almost 900 part-time courses and programs across three campus locations in northern Ontario: Sudbury, Espanola, and Little Current / Manitoulin Island. Discover the range of services and facilities we offer to support students and prepare them for success in today’s competitive work places.

At Cambrian College, everything they do as a post secondary institution is done with their students and their future in mind. Since 1967, they have been helping students of all ages and from all over the world, to learn and grow in an innovative learning environment, supported by services and staff dedicated to student success. But don’t take their word for it. Find out for oneself why Cambrian is the best place to launch a career … and a future.

Why Cambrian College?

Campus life: On campus, students will find places to live, eat, play and make the most of their time at Cambrian. Whether looking for a student group to join, need to see a healthcare professional, or require the services of the women’s centre, Cambrian has everything a student needs. Residence: Meet new friends, get involved and live just steps away from class. Eating on campus: Looking for a slice, a salad, some sushi or just a snack? At Cambrian they’ve got a wide selection of nutritious, delicious, and fine foods to satisfy any student’s hunger. Cambrian’s Athletics and Varsity: Looking to get fit, stay active, or join a team? At the top-of-the-line Athletics Centre, join the gym, watch from the sidelines, or hit the court. Career Centre: Looking for student jobs? While students balance their studies, they can help balance a student’s books! Student Life Centre: Kick back, relax, unwind, meet up with friends, catch a concert, and enjoy some downtime at the Student Life Centre. Student government: Join, get involved, and be a real part of Cambrian’s campus life. Student Health: At Cambrian, healthy students are successful students. Take advantage of the dental clinic right here on campus.

Location: Sudbury is Canada’s happiest city and there are plenty of reasons why! Sudbury has entertainment, culture, recreation, and of course, education – everything a student would want and expect from a city. And at Cambrian College, they’re close to it all.

27. College of the North Atlantic

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) is Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) public college – one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back over 55 years. Today, College of the North Atlantic has 17 campus locations, which include facilities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador; thousands of students studying at various partner universities in China; and, a technical education college for the State of Qatar in the Middle East. In NL, CNA has over 100 full-time program offerings for approximately 9,000 students each year.

CNA continues to have the lowest tuition fees of any post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada. CNA offers an impressive world-class, nationally accredited range of programming that meets the highest demands of industry; transferability opportunities that promote continuing education at home and abroad; research and development leadership in the community and regional innovation; and, precedent-setting international partnerships. College of the North Atlantic welcomes students from all parts of the world. International students are attracted by the college’s high quality education, reasonable costs, safe and friendly living environment, student support services, and the acceptability and transferability of its certificates and diplomas. College of the North Atlantic places a high value on the contribution that international students make towards the development of intercultural communications and understanding throughout the college and the community.

Why College of the North Atlantic?

Campus: The Labrador West campus of College of the North Atlantic is located in western Labrador, an area that includes the communities of Labrador City, Wabush and Churchill Falls. Western Labrador, which has a population of approximately 9,600 residents, is rich in iron ore and surrounded by pristine wilderness.

Facilities: The Labrador West campus is a new purpose-built facility that opened in September 2011 and offers an assortment of academic, trades and business programs.

Hands-on experience: Many of College of the North Atlantic’s programs offer field opportunities where students can apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the community.

28. Confederation College

As a public college, established in Thunder Bay in 1967, Confederation College has a proven track record of delivering exceptional education and training to students every year.

Confederation College is a designated learning institution (DLI), and is therefore eligible to register international students, as per the requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

They are very proud to deliver more than 60 programs in three academic schools:
School of Aviation, Engineering Technology & Trades
School of Business, Hospitality & Media Arts
School of Health & Community Services

With exceptional programs and equipment, in-class learning that meets or exceeds industry standards and practical work placements in Thunder Bay and throughout the country, Confederation College helps each student get the knowledge, skills and on-the-job experience that employers demand. Their location in Thunder Bay, Ontario brings a different experience than students would encounter in many larger cities. The cost of living is lower, students have an excellent opportunity for complete English immersion, the air quality is excellent, and it is very easy to get around.

Why Confederation College?

Confederation College offers straightforward, practical, hands-on education that gets their graduates jobs. They have highly trained, approachable instructors and a dynamic learning environment.

They have a running track record for excellence:
83% of students found employment within SIX months of graduation (‘16-‘17 reporting year)
87% graduate satisfaction rate (‘16-‘17 reporting year)
90% employer satisfaction rate (‘16-‘17 reporting year)

Learning at Confederation College is an exciting and rewarding experience that begins with their four distinct schools of learning and continues with their smaller class sizes, state of the art facilities and cutting-edge classroom equipment and labs. Their level of innovation is first in class!

The staff of the International Education Centre (IEC) looks forward to meeting each student and helping them become a successful and satisfied graduate from their college. Confederation College’s faculty and staff gets to know each student and will work hard to ensure that their stay with is a rewarding one, rich with meaningful academic, cultural, and social experiences.

29. St. Clair College - Windsor

The College was established in 1967 and is a highly acclaimed public community college serving over 8,500 full time and 20,000 part-time learners on three campuses. The College offers hundreds of career paths in health sciences, community studies, business and information technology, engineering technologies, and media, art & design. Since 2004 they have added more than $1.24 million in academic upgrades including new computer labs, classroom technology and study space A recent $3.7 million student centre expansion means lots of space for studying & meeting other students.

St. Clair College’s main campus is home to over 90 programs in the areas of Health Sciences, Community Studies, Engineering Technology & Skilled Trades, and Business and I.T. Thanks to the on-campus 204 – 2 bedroom suite residence, students will find that living in residence adds considerably to their college experience. The newly opened SportsPlex is across the street from residence and offers students the very latest in fitness training in the 10,000 fitness centre, an elevated indoor track, and triple gym that is home to our Saints Varsity program.

The campus boasts a number of new academic buildings that enhance student learning including the Centre for Applied Health Sciences, which houses all of the learning labs for our 12 Health Science programs, and the Centre for Construction Innovation & Production which supports our skilled trades programs.

Why St. Clair College – Windsor?

Campus life: There are lots of great things happening on campus! From pubs and fundraisers to events and sports teams, St. Clair College is totally committed to providing students with a well rounded campus experience. One great way to dive right into the “college experience” is to join an Student Representative Council/Thames Students Incorporated-supported club. There are over two dozen different clubs that students can get involved with, all academically based. At the beginning of each semester, the SRC/TSI ratifies the clubs, provides them with some start-up cash, and then they pretty much run themselves. The SRC/TSI lends the clubs its barbeque to sell hot dogs and burgers at lunch as a way to raise funds. Some clubs raise the money to compete in competitions, some to take trips to their future work environments, and some attend club-specific conferences.

Athletics: Students will be thrilled with the College’s SportsPlex facility in Windsor and the HealthPlex facility in Chatham. They both feature large gymnasiums, fitness centres, walking tracks, workout studios, classrooms and more! Windsor campus is home to the varsity athletics teams – the Saints. Come out and cheer them on – from basketball, volleyball, soccer, curling and more – there’s a sport for everyone to get involved in.

Location: Located in the most southernly part of Canada, St. Clair campuses align in the same latitude as Northern California, Madrid, Spain. and Rome, Italy. Windsor shares a border with Detroit, Michigan which is just across the bridge in the USA, giving immediate access to all major league sports, the stage, shopping and nightlife. Safe, clean communities – No matter which campus a student chooses, they can be confident their stay will be pleasant and secure.

30. North Island College - Comox Valley

North Island College is a comprehensive community college that focuses on student success. NIC proudly serves more than 9,000 students annually at four campuses, a learning centre and through online and in-community learning. NIC is distinguished by their commitment to student success through strong partnership agreements with universities and colleges across BC, the US and around the world. NIC has been internationally recognized for its technology-enabled distance learning and responsive in-community programs.

The Comox Valley campus on Ryan Road first opened its doors in 1992. Since that time, the campus grew as demand for programming rose. The campus is home to the Shadbolt Studios, a modern Trades Training Centre, the Stan Hagen Theatre and is located next to the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre and the Comox Valley Hospital.

Why North Island College – Comox Valley?

Campus Life and Surroundings: The Comox Valley campus is located in Courtenay, on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. There are a variety of ways to access the Comox Valley campus including by vehicle or by transit. Bike shelters are available for cyclists and a network of trails through the wooded areas of campus connect to nearby residential areas.

Facilities: In 2019, NIC opened a new learning space at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. NIC is leasing the former Surgical Day Centre space on the first floor of the building. Other facilities on the campus include a library, science labs, cafeteria, a theatre, and more.

Experienced Faculty: NIC’s highly qualified faculty include PhD holders with international credentials, who proudly support students and their studies. Class sizes give students and lecturers the opportunity to get to know one another.

Commitment to Education: NIC is committed to meeting the education and training needs of adults within the service region by providing high quality, affordable higher education and skills training, collaborating with partners to create pathways to learning, and empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.

31. Olds college

Founded in 1913, Olds College has been offering quality hands-on education for over a century. Olds College is a distinct, provincially focused institution that supports the teaching and learning of all Albertans. Through regular programming, continued education, and online and blended programming, Olds College provides accessible educational opportunities within Alberta and beyond. Olds College promotes passion about the Agriculture industry. Through applied research and integrated learning, Olds College is proud to be Canada’s Smart Agriculture College, specializing in agriculture, horticulture, land and environmental stewardship, working closely with industry to advance and adapt programming to ensure graduates have the skills to succeed.

While students will sit in classrooms, some of the best hands-on learning is done in nature or in one of Olds College’s state-of-the-art simulation, computer and science labs. Olds College has played a leadership role in applied research activity aimed at advancing innovation-based rural economic development in Alberta. The average class has 25 students, so that students can get to know their classmates and professors in a personalised learning environment.

Why Olds College?

Campus Life and Surrounding: The main campus is located in Olds, Alberta, a scenic small town surrounded by wide open prairies with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains to the west. Calgary is less than an hour to the south and Red Deer is just 40 minutes north. On the scenic campus, students can enjoy 25 acres of botanic gardens and constructed wetlands, and some unique shopping experiences that support the students and programs.

Facilities: A wide range of recreation opportunities are offered to students through the CLC Fitness Centre located on campus. The centre features three gymnasiums, racquetball/squash court, 200-metre running track and workout equipment. Olds College’s farm is a state-of-the-art operation, that allows students the opportunity to take part in activities that every cattle rancher must know how to do. It also is a site to many innovative and practical research projects involving industry partners, private and public researchers.

International Student Services: Olds College understands that coming to a new school in a new country is an exciting opportunity, but one that comes with some challenges. As part of the campus services, the Olds College International and volunteers are here to assist students to adjust to their new environment and make their time at Olds College a fulfilling experience.

Supportive Learning Environment: Olds College is committed to creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. Students will benefit from an inclusive and vibrant campus with staff who strive to help students succeed.

32. Medicine Hat College

Known for their focus on students – and innovative and collaborative nature – Medicine Hat College (MHC) proudly serves thousands of learners each year. Medicine Hat College provides education that prepares students for further studies, careers and life. The faculty and staff are passionate about unleashing the potential of every student – intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Through every encounter with students, Medicine Hat College will seek to recognize and encourage their potential as learners, workers and global citizens.

Why Medicine Hat College?

Location: The College’s main campus is located in Medicine Hat, Alberta in the south east region of the province. Medicine Hat is three hours from Calgary by car and less than an hour from the Saskatchewan border.

Campus: By incorporating a global focus in their programming, serving a diverse range of Canadian and international students, and providing opportunities for work and study abroad, Medicine Hat College aims to provide all learners with opportunities to develop the skills and attitudes required to function successfully in an interconnected global society.

Facilities: Medicine Hat College emphasizes small classes, high-quality instruction, and excellent student support. Such supports include library services, academic advising, disabilities services, learning skills development, cultural activities, career services, residence services, daycare, counselling, and recreation and wellness programs. These services are designed to benefit students by increasing their opportunities for success.

Vision and Mission: Medicine Hat College’s vision is to lead in learning excellence. Their mission is to be a learner focused provider of quality education, training, and services to its communities.

33. Northern Lights College - Fort St. John

Programs at NLC are designed to provide students with the opportunity to obtain the necessary classroom education, and supplement that with appropriate practicum or hands-on opportunities to make the successful transition from student to employee. Students have a number of options, depending on their chosen career path. They can earn a certificate, diploma, or associate degree.The Fort St. John Campus is located on the north edge of the city, adjacent to the scenic Fish Creek Park and Community Forest. The campus serves more than 1,800 students each year, enrolled in a variety of programming. The Fort St. John Campus is home to NLC’s International Education department. Students from around the world enrol at NLC to learn English before moving to other NLC programming, or continuing their education at other post-secondary institutions. Programs at NLC are designed to provide students with the opportunity to obtain the necessary classroom education, and supplement that with appropriate practicum or hands-on opportunities to make the successful transition from student to employee.

Why Northern Lights College – Fort St. John?

Campus Life and Surroundings: The City of Fort St. John is known as the Energetic City, because of its location in the heart of the oil and gas industry in northeastern B.C. Fort St. John is home to the Pomeroy Sports Centre, which houses two ice pads, a speed skating oval, and indoor walking track. As well, a new hospital has recently been constructed.

Facilities: Campus services include financial aid, Access Services, Aboriginal Services Advisor, library, cafeteria, daycare, computer/ Internet access, bookstore and access to city transit. A special feature of the campus is the Atrium, which includes trees, plants, and a pool containing exotic fish.

University Partnerships: NLC has partnership agreements with several B.C. universities. These agreements allow for the direct transfer of credits earned at NLC towards degree and other programming.

Many Options: Students can earn a certificate, diploma, or associate degree. Certificate programs are usually one year in duration. Diploma programs take two years. Associate degrees take two years of study (60 credits), and can be used to transfer to the third year of degree programs at provincial universities and university-colleges.

34. NorQuest College

With the strength of a NorQuest College education, learners have the skills and confidence to further their studies, begin new careers, provide better lives for their families, and make valuable contributions to society. At NorQuest, they have a unique ability to provide students with the skills Alberta needs in a supportive and inclusive environment. And with input from industry, business, and the public sector, they make learning relevant and rewarding.

Norquest understands that their learners come with varying levels of education and they assist them at the times and places that meet their needs, whether that is in the classroom, via distance learning or continuing education. Norquest helps identify learner’s strengths, work on their areas of need, and move them towards exciting learning paths and life-changing careers. The post-secondary diploma and certificate programs offer careers in health, community studies, and business. They also uniquely deliver to the increasing demands of the economy. Thanks to the workforce-relevant programming, the average diploma graduate from NorQuest College earns $15,100 more than a high school graduate at their career midpoint. In addition, research shows that NorQuest College and their students added $471.4 million of total income to Edmonton’s regional economy. These outcomes are based on a 2016-17 study conducted by Economic Specialists International.

ocated on traditional lands referred to as Treaty 6 territory, Norquest serves 19,354 learners. This translates to 10,874 full-time and part-time credit students, and 8,480 non-credit or continuing education students, including assessment examinations. As a regional steward, they provide access to adult education in Edmonton and the surrounding region. Norquest is proud to embrace diversity and honour inclusiveness: 62% of their students are born outside of Canada from 131 different countries, and there are 115 languages spoken on campus.

Why NorQuest College?

Academics: NorQuest offers certificate and diploma programs in health, business, and community studies, as well as English language training and high school courses through academic upgrading. Their programs will prepare students for entry into their  next career choice. While in the classroom students will be taught by faculty who are trained in their disciplines and keep current with technologies that enhance their learning experience.

Campus life: NorQuest is not a one-size-fits-all kind of college, and they take pride in offering a unique student experience for all of their learners. They have grown and established new and innovative learning and study spaces, along with spots to gather, socialize, and refresh. Through these and a range of student services, they’re there to help students achieve their academic goals and ensure they pause from time to time to enjoy the journey.

35. Northern College

Northern College is a public college with nearly 1,500 full-time students enrolled. The Centre of Excellence for Trades and Technology at the Timmins Campus opened September 2010 and offers cutting-edge programming in trades and engineering technology. Rooted in the heart of the Porcupine Goldfields, the Timmins Campus offers various programs in the fields of Business and Office Administration, Community Services, Engineering Technology and Trades, Health Sciences and Emergency Services. Each program stream offers students access to uniquely specialized learning facilities that integrate learning theory into practice. Home to Northern Training Division common core and upgrading programming.

With over 75 full-time, part-time, certificate, diploma, and apprenticeship programs and hundreds of in-class, web-based, and correspondence courses, students are sure to find exactly what they are looking for. Northern College also provides post-secondary and career-entrance preparation programs and academic upgrading to help students get where they want to go.

Why Northern College?

Quality: At Northern College, they understand that students are in the midst of making serious choices in their life. The focus that students place on this moment will change their life and shape their future. They know that Northern College is only one of dozens of post-secondary institutions that have caught a student’s eye and they want students to know, that they care as much about them as a student does about this moment in their life. At Northern they take pride in providing the highest quality education in a tight knit environment that promotes success through support. This mantra and focus on student centric, experiential learning has lead graduates to an impressive 85 per cent employment rate after graduation.

Location: Timmins is the ultimate fusion of the urban and the rural. On the one hand, it’s big enough to provide all of the amenities and services expected of a larger city, while on the other, it’s small enough to ensure that one is never far from the outstanding landscape northern Ontario is known for. If a students is the type of person that likes to hunt, fish or camp, they’ll find plenty of space to do the things they love. Come winter time, students will find fantastic opportunities for snowmobiling, ice fishing and both cross-country and downhill skiing. But what if they’re the type that would rather go to an art show, concert or the symphony? Well, students will find those things in Timmins too. Why choose between cosmopolitan luxuries and superior outdoor activities? In Timmins one can have both! With a population of just over 43,000, Timmins is a thriving city where students will find an assortment of athletic facilities, a multiplex cinema, lively nightlife and cuisine from around the world. Timmins is also the home of a first-rate museum and the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous local artists and art communities of all shapes and sizes. If shopping is their thing, students will find plenty of merchants, from rustic and boutique shops to big box stores. Annual activities like Summerfest, Winter Carnival, The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival and the downtown core’s Urban Park showcase Timmins’ strong sense of community, and are great opportunities to engage in the rich local culture. Want a taste of the local music scene, check out the city’s annual Summer Concert Series held at Hollinger Park. If all of this is starting to sound too big-city, don’t worry. Timmins is spacious enough that one won’t have to deal with metropolitan problems like traffic jams or line-ups at their favorite hang-out spots. If students crave an environment where they can enjoy the benefits of both small-town living and big-city excitement, they’ll find Timmins a perfect fit.

36. University Canada West

University Canada West (UCW) is an independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Established in 2004, UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication and Master of Business Administration. UCW is an innovative business and technology-oriented institution in Canada, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees for domestic and international students. The university is a dynamic and growing institution defined by its close connections to the business community and by a commitment to outstanding student services.

UCW students come from more than 52 countries around the world and include Canadian citizens, permanent residents and visiting students who contribute to the diversity and richness of the university. Regardless of whether they are a recent high-school graduate, a college or university  graduate, a transfer student, or a working professional, students will find what they need at UCW.

Why University Canada West?

ampus Life: UCW is situated in the heart of Vancouver in the historic London Building. The university is easily accessible by transit and students will feel right at home surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants, entertainment, shopping centres and gym facilities. Many of the world’s biggest companies have offices within walking distance of the downtown campus, providing students with unparalleled access to a network of prospective employers.

Experienced Faculty: UCW’s professors are not just esteemed academics, they also have the added bonus of industry experience so they don’t just repeat textbook content. Throughout their programs, students’ professors will use their years of professional experience to equip them with the latest knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace.

Small Class Sizes: UCW’s learning environment will appeal to many. Classes are kept small, so students can enjoy high levels of interaction with classmates and benefit from undivided attention from their professors.

Faster Program Completion: Programs are delivered over four terms per year, which can reduce the time students spend in school before landing their dream jobs.

Note: The application fee is $150.00 CAD (for countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Gambia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Uganda).

37. Canadore College

Welcome to Canadore College, where a smile is commonplace. Start with a warm and friendly atmosphere, add highly trained faculty and caring support staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and you get an educational opportunity second to none! Our personal approach to education is based on the belief that a balance between academics and practical experience will better prepare you to face the demands of the workplace globally.

We have the only campus in Canada where a college and university share facilities. This means that students have more opportunities to take advantage of both of the educational systems in the province. Several of our programs have agreements where students may transfer from a college program directly into an upper year of a university degree program. The library at the College Drive Campus is world class with information technology and research capability usually found only at large universities.

Why Canadore College?

We value the diversity of culture and experience our International Students bring to Canadore, and make each student’s transition to Canada as easy as possible by providing orientation, transportation, accommodation and other services including:

Study skills workshops

Peer tutoring

Career guidance

Mental health and wellness tips and strategies

Resource Centre

Assistive Devices

38. Holland College?

Since its inception in 1969, Holland College has been committed to providing the best quality programs and services to its clients. Since opening its doors in September of that year, it has grown from 102 students to approximately 2500, including 250 international students, spread across its five campuses. Each year, Holland College welcomes students from a broad range of ages and education backgrounds to college centres across Prince Edward Island. Student success is a top priority, and students achieve the success they want and deserve through the College’s high quality programs, instructional staff and facilities, and the motivation this learning environment provides. Holland College is committed to ensuring that students have the skills and expertise they require for successful employment in today’s marketplace.

The College’s diploma and certificate programs have achieved international recognition for their combination of theory, competency based and hands-on training and reputation for innovative, quality programming that continues to grow. Holland College programs consist of practical, industry driven curriculum that prepares students to enter their chosen field with confidence.

The Prince of Wales campus is the college’s main campus. It is home to the Charlottetown Centre, the Centre for Community Engagement, the School of Performing Arts, the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), and two apartment-style residences. The Tourism and Culinary Centre, home of the Culinary Institute of Canada, is located nearby to the Prince of Wales campus on the Charlottetown waterfront.

Why Holland College?

Location: Prince Edward Island is well known for its hospitality and friendliness. It is a place where people still take time to talk to strangers, and the province’s crime rate is the lowest in Canada.

Employment: 93 per cent of the Class of 2013 were employed within one year of graduation. Holland College is an internationally recognized leader in hands-on, skills based training.

Small Classes: Students enjoy smaller classes, where they get to know their classmates and their instructors on a more personal level.

Athletics: Holland College’s varsity athletics teams, the Hurricanes, have won numerous regional and national titles. Students can play on club level sports and a variety of recreational and intramural sports as well.

39. Loyalist College at Toronto Business College

Loyalist College at Toronto Business College offers students the ideal combination of academic excellence, extracurricular activities  and experiences. It’s diverse community includes international students from an ever-growing number of countries around  the world. At Loyalist College, they pride themselves on the personal and friendly vattention that their students receive. Due to the smaller size of Loyalist College at Toronto’ Business College in Mississauga, faculty and staff members get to know each and every student, monitoring their success and providing supports as needed.

Why Loyalist College at Toronto Business College?

Location: Loyalist College at Toronto Business College is located in Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city. This growing region within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has a lot to offer: Access to public transit makes it easy to navigate throughout the GTA, including to the neighbouring City of Toronto, a bustling metropolis and Canada’s economic hub; Affordable housing options; Endless activities and attractions, including shopping, dining, art galleries, museums, festivals and more; Parks and green spaces with trails for walking and cycling; A diverse economy in various sectors, including food and beverage, logistics and warehousing, technology and manufacturing, offers a range of part-time and full-time employment opportunities.

40. Lakeland College - Lloydminster

There were only 34 students when Lakeland College opened in 1913. Today the College has two campuses and over 7,000 full- and part-time students––but Lakeland is as tight-knit as ever.

The classes are small, so instructors get to know their students––not just their names but also their wants, needs, hopes, and fears. They can sense when to challenge each student and when to cut them some slack. If students have questions or concerns, the door’s always open. Same goes for all the student services that are offered––from financial aid to peer tutoring, counselling to recreation.

Lakeland’s comfortable setting allows its students to focus on learning. Lakeland’s award-winning programs are designed for an easy transition into the work force and/or further study, whether it be at Lakeland or somewhere else. Students will get a university-caliber education at Lakeland College––but without the red tape, the big crowds and the distractions.

Opened in 1990, the Lloydminster campus has a modern, urban sensibility. But everything is housed under one roof, creating a distinct sense of community togetherness.

Students keep running into the same people––in the classrooms, the weight room, the library, the Vic Juba Community Theatre––and before long everybody knows each other. It’s like a big family. And like most families, it’s getting bigger. The Bill Kondro wing, opened Sept. 2008, features a student lounge equipped with plasma TVs, a state-of-the-art computer lab and a high-tech demonstration site for the nursing school. Speaking of high tech, the Energy Centre is one of the best equipped and modern steam labs in Canada. Officially opened in 2015, it’s home to heavy oil and power engineering training.

Why Lakeland College – Lloydminster?

Student Ranking: In 2017, over 40,000 students and alumni were surveyed and asked to rank their college or university in 55 different categories. Out of 63 colleges across Canada, Lakeland College is honoured to be recognized as one of the top performing institutions in all of Canada, including 1st in colleges most recommended by students.

Campus life: Living on campus is an exciting opportunity to learn, grow and get the most of Lakeland college. Lakeland grads often mention that they learned as much living in residence as they did in the classroom––and had more fun doing it. Living on campus gave them: lifelong friendships, a rewarding sense of community, and some invaluable survival skills.

Location: Big city amenities with a small town heart, the City of Lloydminster has a population of 25,000. At the centre of heavy oil production, Lloydminster is also a regional hub for people in eastern Alberta and western Saskatchewan.

41. Sault College - Toronto

Sault College opened it’s doors in 1965 as an Ontario Vocational Centre and evolved into one of Ontario’s early community colleges, becoming the independent Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology in 1973. Sault College has grown tremendously over the years, adding programs in all disciplines. Sault College – Toronto is Sault College’s second location, partnering with triOS College, a DLI-approved public institution, to help deliver their amazing programs in this new location. Students enjoy a dynamic academic experience, efficient class schedules and affordable tuition. Sault College currently responds to the post-secondary educational needs of more than 2,600 part-time and full-time students each year across their three campuses.

The vision of Sault College is to make society a better place by providing a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with them to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those one  has not yet imagined. Whatever a student’s educational goals, Sault College is dedicated to satisfying their learning needs. In February 2020, Sault College was ranked Number One in overall Quality of Learning Experience and in Overall Quality of Facilities, and was ranked Number Two in Overall Quality of the Services. With enthusiastic staff, small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio lower than the provincial average, Sault College students learn in a supportive environment.

Why Sault College – Toronto?

Support: Friendliness is essential when visiting a new destination. The Sault College community wants students to meet people who are happy to greet them, answer questions, and welcome them.

Campus life: Students enjoy access to public transit and greater options for commuting; Culturally diverse communities; Diverse employment opportunities within the region; Access to support services; Close to  an International Airport.

Location: As Canada’s largest city, Toronto is a leader in finance, technology, business, entertainment and most importantly, culture. Toronto is known to be one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world! From exciting events and activities, international cuisine and an energetic nightlife. Toronto is an amazing city and home to Sault College’s newest campus. The Toronto campus is minutes from several eateries, beautiful High Park municipal park, theatres, shopping centres, various entertainment venues, and is easily accessible via public transit. The Dundas West subway stop is conveniently located across the road.

42. New Brunswick Community College - Woodstock

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution situated in New Brunswick, Canada. The college offers students a variety of different programs across their six campuses. Students learn in a dynamic environment through hands-on training, state-of-the-art equipment and real-world experiences. With more than 90 programs, NBCC provides a wide range of learning opportunities that prepares students to step into the workplace with expertise and confidence.

NBCC Woodstock is located in the heart of downtown Woodstock, a friendly community nestled at the juncture of two great rivers: the Saint John and the Meduxnekeag. It offers several regular programs in the following areas: Business, Health, IT, Social Sciences and Trades. NBCC aims to create a fun and supportive learning environment, where students can thrive whilst studying toward a qualification that is industry relevant.

Why New Brunswick Community College – Woodstock?

Campus Life: NBCC Woodstock is very community focused. In the past year, students and staff have been involved in organizing and volunteering at several events that benefited the entire community.

Facilities: The campus has student wireless internet access, a gymnasium, cafeteria, library, bookstore, shops and computer labs. Each classroom is equipped with up-to-date technology allowing students to learn using various tools and resources.

Hands-on Learning: Most of the programs include a work practicum. Students will take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to the real world before graduation.

Pathway Options: Why choose between college and university? NBCC has multiple pathways that allow students to do a 2+2 study option, which means their two-year NBCC diploma can be credited for up to two years of a four-year university degree, making for a seamless transition from college to university.

43. Canadore College

Welcome to Canadore College, where a smile is commonplace. Start with a warm and friendly atmosphere, add highly trained faculty and caring support staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and get an educational opportunity second to none! Canadore’s personal approach to education is based on the belief that a balance between academics and practical experience will better prepare students to face the demands of the workplace globally.

Canadore College is a small, government-funded college located in the City of North Bay, in the province of Ontario, Canada. There are three accessible campuses in North Bay and one in Parry Sound, Ontario. Each year, approximately 5,600 full time students enrol in over 80 different diploma programs, with another 3,000 people attending part-time. All of Canadore’s diploma programs are approved by the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

They have one of the only campuses in Canada where a college and university (Nipissing U) share facilities. This means that students have more opportunities to take advantage of both the educational systems. Several of Canadore’s programs have agreements where students may transfer from a college program directly into an upper year of a university degree program. The library at the College Drive Campus is world class with information technology and research capability usually found only at large universities.

Why Canadore College?

Campus life: There are multiple living options for Canadore students with residence on campus, or off campus acommodations. Stay fed with multiple cafeteria’s and mainstream eating options. Access the Campus Health Centre if you are feeling unwell; get active and meet people through multiple campus recreation options and support the Canadore Panthers. Get your learning resources, snacks, and college apparel at the bookstore, use the library for individual and group studying and access research and learning materials with the help of friendly staff.

Location: North Bay is a friendly city of 55,000 people located 340 km north of Toronto and 340 km west of Ottawa, the nation’s capital city. Student will soon feel at home there. They’re big enough to offer a variety of sporting, entertainment and cultural events, yet small enough that people still take the time to stop and talk. Students can rollerblade on the Kate Pace Way, take a cruise on the Chief Commanda, enjoy the waterfront or take in a concert at the Arts Centre. North Bay has four distinct seasons, with different activities suited to each.

44. Keyano College

Located in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Keyano College serves more than 2800 full-time students. Keyano College is a comprehensive college that is committed to excellence in teaching and learning, industry training, and applied research through the delivery of relevant and sustainable programs and services that maximize opportunities for students, staff, and stakeholders, and that enable Keyano to engage in community leadership.

Keyano College offers certificates and diplomas, university transfer, apprenticeship, academic upgrading and, through collaboration with other post-secondary institutions including the University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and MacEwan University, degree completion options. Keyano’s comprehensive program offerings include arts, science, business, education, environmental science, power engineering, performing and visual arts, health, engineering technologies, human services, humanities, trades, transportation, heavy equipment operations and industrial training. Keyano provides relevant, practical, flexible and affordable workforce development, including continuing education, customized corporate training, and English as a second language courses and programs.

Why Keyano College?

Location: Keyano College is a comprehensive community institution in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Stretching from north-central Alberta to the borders of Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, Wood Buffalo is one of the largest municipalities in Canada.

Campus Life: The Clearwater Campus is located in downtown Fort McMurray and is home to the Registrar’s Office, Library, financial services, wellness services, bookstore, cafeteria, and the majority of Keyano’s academic and trades program areas.

Facilities: It is also home to the Theatre and Arts Centre, the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre, the Bob Lamb training Centre, the Oil Sands Power and Process Engineering Lab, and the Syncrude Technology Centre. The campus is completely equipped with a free wireless network. The campus includes ample parking as well as a beautiful green space in the form of the Doug MacRae Park.

International Preparatory Program: Keyano College offers an International Preparatory Course (IPC), an orientation course designed to help international students with the transition to life in Canada and succeeding at Keyano College. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to: Skills for academic success, Time and stress management, Canadian history and culture, Keyano College policies and procedures, Financial management, and Community supports (including the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo). Students are provided with accommodation and meals for the one-month program duration, occurring the month prior to the commencement of the student’s first semester at Keyano College. Note: students receive free accommodations only if they plan to reside within on-campus housing for the term following the IPC, their first term of study.

45. Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College has been providing exceptional learning experiences for over 55 years. For staff and students alike, Assiniboine offers unparalleled learning environments and responds well to the demands and requirements of the Manitoba labour market. At Assiniboine Community College, instructors follow the philosophy of ‘learn by doing,’ combining theory with hands-on learning inside classrooms, labs, kitchens, shops, fields and the college’s Sustainable Greenhouse.

Assiniboine Community College is an accredited college with the Province of Manitoba. They offer more than 50 full-time certificate, diploma, and post-graduate programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health and human services, trades and technology. They also deliver apprenticeship programming in a range of skilled trade disciplines. The Victoria Avenue East campus, North Hill campus (Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology, Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts, and the Sustainable Greenhouse) and Adult Collegiate are located in Brandon. Assiniboine Community College is home to more than 500 international students from over 20 countries. There are many support services to ensure students have a great student experience while they are at school. Assiniboine Community College is a publicly funded institution accredited under the College’s Act of Manitoba since 1969 and is a Designated Learning Institution with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada. Assiniboine students are nationally recognized for their academic achievements and leadership qualities.

Why Assiniboine Community College?

Campus life: The Students’ Association council works hard to ensure that they voice relevant student perspectives, provide representation on college committees and engage with student projects. The Students’ Association council strives to deliver quality services that address the specific needs of students and to host events and programming that create a social atmosphere and offer stress relief

Learn by doing: This isn’t just their motto; it’s their educational philosophy. Assiniboine Community College provides exceptional learning experiences and many times that means taking students outside of a traditional classroom. Whether they’re growing plants in the sustainable greenhouse or creating a meal in the teaching kitchen, they’ll make sure students get the hands-on experience they need so they’re fully prepared for their future.

Partnerships: Assiniboine Community College is proud to partner with professional organizations and other post-secondary institutions to ensure student’s education takes them further. A popular option is the 2+2 program, allowing students to combine two years at Assiniboine with two years at a partner university, earning them a diploma and a degree in just four years. And increasingly, they’re seeing more students attending the college for hands-on college training to complement their previous university education.

Facilities: Students across many programs benefit from the 3,300 square foot greenhouse which brings together three different solar-powered, energy-efficient grow solutions alongside a 3.2 acre grow plot and teaching orchard. The Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology (LECTT) offers 130,000 square feet of shops, labs, classrooms and offices. The building provides a modern, integrated, open concept environment for more than 800 students every year from eight different construction and mechanical trades programs. The Victoria Avenue East campus in Brandon features large classrooms and well-equipped labs, along with their largest library, a campus bookstore, gymnasium, early learning centre, lecture theatre, television studio, full-service cafeteria, lounge areas, fitness centre and games room. It’s also home to the college radio station, CJ-106 FM. There are hundreds of computers available to students after classes, with 46 stations available during campus hours. The cultural centre provides a welcoming environment for all students and hosts many regular events throughout the year, including Elder visits, guest speakers, Bannock Wednesdays, movie nights and craft sessions. State-of-the-art labs, like the CISCO networking lab or HOLO simulation lab, will provide students with modern, interactive equipment and space to practice and hone their skill set to perfection.

46. Academy of Learning Career College - Surrey

Academy of Learning Career College (AOLCC) – Surrey is located in Newton, across the Newton Bus Exchange. The surrounding neighborhood is home to one of Metro Vancouver’s most diverse communities. The student body reflects this and contributes to the vibrant atmosphere associated with the college. The college hosts monthly Student Appreciation potluck lunches as well as annual events which include a Turkey Dinner in December, and Graduation Ceremonies in the spring. Staff members are dedicated to the success of each student and continually work together to develop, research, and enhance support systems for assisting students with their course work.

Why Academy of Learning Career College – Surrey?

Learning Environment: There’s no intimidating classroom atmosphere or student competition! AOLCC ensures a comfortable and friendly learning-environment for all students.

Promise: AOLCC will meet students’ individual training needs; demonstrate a genuine concern for students’ career success; improve students’ productivity and marketability; provide a high quality learning experience; excel in the delivery of superior career, business and computer skills training; provide a warm and friendly learning environment; and employ caring, professional and knowledgeable staff.

Mission: To improve the lives of under-served students and the communities in which they live. Globally, the flexible, supportive environment empowers dedicated students to achieve their goals.

47. Columbia College

Established in 1936, Columbia College proudly serves as Canada’s longest established international private college. Columbia College is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Canada’s west coast. Students enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver, one of the most spectacular cities in the world, as well as one of its cleanest and safest.

Columbia College is a liberal arts college providing first and second year university transfer courses, Associate Degrees in Arts and Science, a university preparatory foundations program conforming to British Columbia Ministry of Education guidelines, and excellent intensive English language instruction in the English Language Centre.

Why Columbia College?

Columbia College’s mission is to prepare international and Canadian students for admission to a university by providing quality academic programs in a supportive environment. Our programs include a University Transfer/Associate Degree Program, a University Foundations Program, and a Full-time Academic English (ESL) Preparatory Program. For over seven decades students have used these programs as a platform for academic success, with thousands of students transferring and completing degrees at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and other top universities.

Columbia’s relatively small size and friendly, family atmosphere means that students from overseas are given the opportunity to adjust to a Canadian lifestyle under minimal pressure, and can then move on to a major university with a much greater chance of success.

48. LaSalle College

LaSalle College, was founded by Mr. Jean-Paul Morin in 1959 in the LaSalle borough of Montreal. Mr. Morin’s mission was to create job opportunities for the Quebec population by providing education that was in line with job market demands. In response to the growing demand for administrative labour, the College offered its first program in secretarial training.

The College soon directed its energy to develop fashion training. In 1976, LaSalle College became eligible to receive government subsidies. By 1981, the Québec Ministry of Education officially recognized the College as an educational establishment. From the 1990’s to present day, LaSalle College has experienced  a steady expansion of their educational network to countries around the world. With the establishment of satellite services, LaSalle College is able to cater specifically to the needs of its growing student body.

Why LaSalle College?

LaSalle College offers more than just a qualification. It provides students with comprehensive learning experiences in a warm, inclusive and dynamic environment. It pushes students to develop their skills in entrepreneurship and encourages them to innovate by fully assuming their place in society, as a global citizen.

Global Citizen
.    Sensitivity to cultural, social and economic diversity in the modern world

.    Expression of concerns for sustainable development, respect for the environment, ethics and healthy living
.    Strong spoken and written communication skills in both French and English
.    Development of the skills needed for team work, such as self-respect, respect for others, team spirit, open-mindedness and the ability to adapt to any given situation
.    Openness to professional development opportunities, both local and international
.    Interest in mobility and the possibilities that it could offer

.    Knowledge of trends and cutting-edge technologies used in the industry
.    Open-minded learning that enables technological agility
.    Demonstration of creativity and a reflective approach to it
.    Intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness towards continuing education
.    Ability to be self-taught

.    Management skills for entrepreneurs
.    Development of business opportunities in the industry
.    Working methods that enable professional development
.    Ability to create networks of industry contacts
.    Skills to develop a business plan
.    Demonstration of a mobilizing leadership, of self-reliance, discipline, professionalism and assertiveness

Note: All students require a CAQ for their VISA application after obtaining their acceptance letter.

57. Stenberg College

The College was established in 1967 and is a highly acclaimed public community college serving over 8,500 full time and 20,000 part-time learners on three campuses. The College offers hundreds of career paths in health sciences, community studies, business and information technology, engineering technologies, and media, art & design. Since 2004 they have added more than $1.24 million in academic upgrades including new computer labs, classroom technology and study space A recent $3.7 million student centre expansion means lots of space for studying & meeting other students.

St. Clair College’s main campus is home to over 90 programs in the areas of Health Sciences, Community Studies, Engineering Technology & Skilled Trades, and Business and I.T. Thanks to the on-campus 204 – 2 bedroom suite residence, students will find that living in residence adds considerably to their college experience. The newly opened SportsPlex is across the street from residence and offers students the very latest in fitness training in the 10,000 fitness centre, an elevated indoor track, and triple gym that is home to our Saints Varsity program.

The campus boasts a number of new academic buildings that enhance student learning including the Centre for Applied Health Sciences, which houses all of the learning labs for our 12 Health Science programs, and the Centre for Construction Innovation & Production which supports our skilled trades programs.

Why St. Clair College – Windsor?

Campus life: There are lots of great things happening on campus! From pubs and fundraisers to events and sports teams, St. Clair College is totally committed to providing students with a well rounded campus experience. One great way to dive right into the “college experience” is to join an Student Representative Council/Thames Students Incorporated-supported club. There are over two dozen different clubs that students can get involved with, all academically based. At the beginning of each semester, the SRC/TSI ratifies the clubs, provides them with some start-up cash, and then they pretty much run themselves. The SRC/TSI lends the clubs its barbeque to sell hot dogs and burgers at lunch as a way to raise funds. Some clubs raise the money to compete in competitions, some to take trips to their future work environments, and some attend club-specific conferences.

Athletics: Students will be thrilled with the College’s SportsPlex facility in Windsor and the HealthPlex facility in Chatham. They both feature large gymnasiums, fitness centres, walking tracks, workout studios, classrooms and more! Windsor campus is home to the varsity athletics teams – the Saints. Come out and cheer them on – from basketball, volleyball, soccer, curling and more – there’s a sport for everyone to get involved in.

Location: Located in the most southernly part of Canada, St. Clair campuses align in the same latitude as Northern California, Madrid, Spain. and Rome, Italy. Windsor shares a border with Detroit, Michigan which is just across the bridge in the USA, giving immediate access to all major league sports, the stage, shopping and nightlife. Safe, clean communities – No matter which campus a student chooses, they can be confident their stay will be pleasant and secure.

58. Canadian College

Canadian College is located in the centre of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia on Alberni street alongside high-fashion retailers, top restaurants and famous hotels.  It is a large private college with unique and renovated classrooms located on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors, offices on the 4th floor as well as a large rooftop garden on the 5th floor. It has a capacity of 400 students in total.  There is also an off-campus student residence on Robson Street within walking distance from the school, and blocks away from Stanley Park, and close to many affordable restaurants and bars.

The Canadian College offers several internationally recognized Study and Work Diplomas. International students can receive work in Canada by taking the Business Management, International Trade, Hospitality Management, Project Management, IT or Social Media.

Why Canadian College?

City life: Vancouver is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Known as one of the top cities for education in the world, Vancouver is the perfect setting for a student’s English program. The city is the most populous in Western Canada and third-largest in the country. Vancouver has a population of just over 2 million people in its metropolitan area. Over the last 30 years, immigration has dramatically increased, making the city more culturally diverse. Vancouver has a comfortable climate with temperatures rarely going below zero.  There is also tons of outdoor activity from skiing to hiking to running and biking, whatever your preference, along with lots of parks and beautiful beaches.

Facilities: Modern classrooms, each equipped with high-speed internet, power stations for students’ devices and a high-definition screen, are designed to facilitate student-centred learning. eh! Restaurant – with great food and a friendly atmosphere, Eh! is a perfect place to eat, drink and socialize after class. Eh! offers discounted meal plans for students and also hosts a free conversation club every week. Rooftop Patio – The rooftop patio is a great outdoor space where students can eat lunch and participate in several activities, such as summer BBQs, ping pong, yoga and dance lessons.

59. Brighton College

Brighton College is a vocational training college located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, near Vancouver.  It has two convenient campus locations in central Burnaby and Surrey. Established in 2000, it has since grown to provide over 30 programs. Many of the programs are developed with accreditations and partnerships from industry-recognized certifications. Brighton College is dedicated to delivering the most advanced and innovative industry-recognized programs. It aims to equip students with marketable skills, foster personal growth, and establish a foundation for further education and employment success.

Brighton College delivers high-quality education and support in a serious learning environment for students with a variety of backgrounds and abilities. It is built on the belief that a technical and practical education with hands-on training is a solid foundation to prepare students to enter their desired career path immediately after graduation. Brighton College is a designated institution of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) and has also earned the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance (BC EQA) designation, assuring all programs and instruction meet standards of quality.

Why Brighton College?

Campus and Surroundings: Brighton College is conveniently located in the heart of Burnaby, within the lower mainland near Vancouver.

Hands-on training opportunities: Brighton College believes that technical and practical skills are the foundation that will set students apart in their job searches after graduation. Programs include hands-on training and interactive learning styles. This helps students acquire skills that align with positions in their chosen industry.

Small, instructor-led classes: Small class sizes give students plenty of room to participate in class discussions. All instructors are industry professionals with their own education and varied professional experiences, which help them bring practical lessons to the students in all departments.

Work experience placement: Many programs include a work experience placement component that takes place towards the end of the program. These placements help students to develop their communication and networking skills. They also help students to gain valuable insights about their chosen profession.

60. Dominican University College

Dominican University College (DUC), first established in Ottawa in 1900, by the Canadian Province of the Dominican Order, is one of the oldest university colleges in the nation’s capital. Its educational roots lie in the studium generale of 1260 at the very beginning of the development of universities in Europe. With its specialization in philosophy and theology, Dominican University College is devoted to the search for truth in an environment which nourishes critical thinking, amicable dialogue and a unique educational experience.

DUC offers a solid foundation in philosophy and theology in a fully bilingual environment and engages openly with various disciplines, backgrounds and faiths so that students can actualize their potential and change the world.

|Why Dominican University College?

Location: Dominican University College is located in Ottawa, Ontario which is Canada’s capital city. Ottawa is 2 hours from Montreal and 4.5 hours from Toronto, by car. Ottawa is home to many attractions such as festivals, museums, and in winter has the longest skating rink in the world.

Vision Statement: Open to receive. Eager to discuss. Striving to transform.

Mission Statement: By cultivating the habits of academic and human excellence, we strive to develop versatile and critical minds that propose creative solutions to today’s complex problems.

53. Parkland College

Established in 1973, Parkland College was the first regional college in Saskatchewan. For more than 45 years, Parkland College has advocated for life-long learning in the Parkland region. To this day, programs are developed in response to the community’s needs. With six campuses, one training center, and a wide range of programs and services, there’s a lot to like about Parkland College. From accounting to welding, Parkland College offers a broad range of programs that include bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates, and adult basic education.

Located in East Saskatchewan, Parkland College provides high quality, learner-centered education, and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The vision is to be Saskatchewan’s leader in delivering high-quality education and training. Parkland College values innovation and continuous learning, inclusiveness and diversity, compassion and respect, and responsiveness, and accountability.

Over the past several years the student body at Parkland College has been enriched by students from Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Fiji, Jamaica, India, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

Why Parkland College?

Campus Life: Parkland College’s Yorkton Campus and Trade and Technology Centre is located close to Good Spirit Lake and Madge Lake where students can fish, boat, hike, canoe, and golf.

Quality Education: Parkland College offers a variety of programs from the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, and SaskPolytech.

Industry Connections: Many businesses in the area provide practicum opportunities and actively recruit graduates of Parkland College because they know they are educated to their own recommended standards.

Academic Success: With the Career & Student Services team students will have easier access to counselors, advisors, tutors, and information to help students find their dream job.

54. Coquitlam College

For the past 35 years, Coquitlam College, located in Coquitlam, British Columbia, has been developing and refining its academic programs, winning a reputation as one of Canada’s finest colleges. Rigorous coursework in English language studies, sciences, humanities and social sciences provides a strong foundation for university degree completion. Graduates are eligible to enter the best universities in North America. Students from all over the world choose Coquitlam College for its superb educational standards and inspiring, highly-trained instructors. A Coquitlam College education offers a key to success in university, an unforgettable adventure in learning, and experiences to treasure forever. Coquitlam College is dedicated to providing students of all nations with excellent educational opportunities within an atmosphere of scholarly integrity and cultural sensitivity.

Why Coquitlam College?

Transfer System: Coquitlam College offers a University Transfer Program and an English Studies (ES) Program. It was one of the first two private institutions to be part of the BC Transfer System.

Extracurricular Activities: There are countless ways to get involved on-campus and in the community. The College offers a meditation club, chess club, movie club, various recreational sports teams and so much more.

Field Trips and Events: Students can attend countless workshops and go on exciting trips to Victoria and cross-country skiing trails.

Writing Centre: The Writing Centre is a great place to get assistance and feedback on any piece of writing that is open to all students.

Note: This school is partnered with ApplyBoard’s Immigration Consultant.

55. King's University College

Founded in 1954, King’s University College at Western University is a Catholic, liberal arts university college affiliated with a large, world class university. King’s students enjoy “The Best of Both Worlds” – small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences of being part of a comprehensive university. King’s students have complete access to all the facilities and services at Western University and graduate with a Western degree.

As a Catholic university, King’s emphasizes the value of each individual and the importance of social justice. Students from all faiths and backgrounds are most welcome. Respect for the human person is behind King’s commitment to diversity, accessibility, social justice and to building the common good. An inclusive, supportive community is one of King’s greatest strengths. King’s is recognized, both nationally and internationally, for its excellent academic programs, generous scholarships and comprehensive student services. Offering degree programs in the arts, social sciences, management and social work, King’s is home to approximately 3500 full and part time students from across Canada as well as 35 other countries.

Why King’s University College?

Campus Life and Surroundings: King’s campus is located in beautiful London, Ontario. Students can explore the vibrant and safe campus, whilst enjoying everything that the province has to offer.

Facilities: Students can access all the facilities, services, extra-curriculars and athletics at Western University.

Best of Both Worlds: King’s students are Western students and have a Western student ID. Students can take classes at Western’s main campus or at one of the other affiliates, and students graduate with a degree from Western.

Supportive Environment: Students benefit from a number of counselling services. The faculty strive to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can thrive.

56. Coast Mountain College

Coast Mountain College (previously known as Northwest Community College) is a publicly funded, government accredited, public post-secondary educational institution. Founded in 1975, the College serves eleven communities in the spectacularly beautiful Northwestern region of British Columbia, Canada. It  is a student-centered College offering a full range of academic degree, diploma, and certificate programs in Arts, Business, Health, Science, and University Credits Arts and Science for international students; all of which provide excellent exposure to Canadian life and culture.

In as little as two years, students can complete an Associate Degree in Arts or Science. For those who wish to continue their studies, all Associate Degree courses are equivalent to university courses and can be transferred to other post-secondary institutions. The Business Administration one-year certificate and the two-year diploma programs offer a well-rounded business education and a solid background for a wide range of professional career choices and further educational opportunities. The Applied Coastal Ecology program delivers the applied biological and ecological skills needed to work in coastal ecosystems. With many options of programs, Coast Mountain College provides quality learning experiences that help prepare students for successful, positive futures.

Smithers campus is connected to the rich cultures of the area, the rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas. The Gold LEED building, flooded with natural light and heated with Geothermal energy features wood, rock and Indigenous art throughout. This serves to represent three themes—forestry, resource management and Indigenous culture. The themes symbolize Coast Mountain College’s connection and commitment to the communities of the Northwest. The building houses a large gathering area and bright learning facilities. With advanced technology with video conferencing and distance education capabilities we offer a variety of instructor-led and online courses. There are classroom spaces, wet and dry science labs, a multi-purpose shop for trades programs, a library and bookstore, a computer lab and one flexible-use lab.

Coast Mountain College builds successful futures through educational leadership in the economic, social, cultural and community development of our region. Coast Mountain College creates positive futures through quality learning experiences in an inclusive and respectful environment. At Coast Mountain College international students will enjoy:

Why Coast Mountain College?

Small Class Sizes: All students receive individual attention from academic instructors and can openly engage in meaningful conversations with their peers in a small classroom environment.

Indigenous Resources:  The Waap Galts’ap Community House features world-class art and carvings produced by instructors and graduates of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art. The stunning longhouse is a historic first for a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Gold LEED Building: The Smithers Campus boasts a beautiful Gold LEED building powered by Geothermal energy. Inside, students can admire the stunning wood, rock and Indigenous art on display that perfectly depict the school’s three key themes: forestry, resource management and Indigenous culture.

Quality Instruction: Coast Mountain College is a student-centered institution and students can use their transfer credits to apply to various university programs. International students can easily transfer from language training to other post-secondary programs as well.

49. CDI College - Longueuil

CDI College has a proven history of excellence across Canada and around the world. They pride themselves on having students choose their school, not because they are the biggest, but because they are the best. They have created an environment conducive to personal growth, goals, and happiness with the ultimate goal of providing fast, focused, and relevant career training. CDI’s international students enjoy a number of benefits when studying in Canada due to one of the highest standards of living in the world. CDI College has furthered this by simplifying our international application process and having frequent start dates throughout the year.

The business, technology, and health care sectors are constantly evolving and employers in these fields continue to seek out well-trained candidates for the job. CDI College graduates have been successful in meeting the employment requirements of all these industries. This success is a result of CDI College’s strong curriculum, learning outcomes and frequent formal industry consultations. CDI College maintains close ties with the business, technology and health care industries to continually assess our curriculum and gain insight about industry needs. Through these consultations, they’ve learned that employers want graduates that are knowledgeable about their field and possess the suitable skill set. As a result, CDI students receive focused and specialized training on the software, tools and equipment used in their chosen career field. They even work on projects that will prepare them for the challenges they’ll face on the job.

Why CDI College – Longueuil?

Training: Get trained in less time than one thinks: CDI College understands that many people want to continue their education, but can’t afford the time or money required to earn a four-year degree. While students in other schools are still in the classroom, CDI College graduates are already in the workplace.

Faculty: Learn from seasoned industry professionals: CDI College’s instructors bring years of professional experience into the classroom. Having spent time in the fields they teach, they are able to enhance curricula to meet the needs of potential employers. In addition to field experience, our teachers are also able to provide you with the one-on-one attention you deserve because our classes are smaller and more focused than at other schools.

Practical: Get an education you can put to use: You will receive hands-on training using many of the same tools and equipment used by professionals in the field. You’ll also work on projects that will prepare you for challenges faced on the job. CDI College focuses on providing quality programs that integrate professional skills and career-focused education.

Location: CDI College’s Longueuil campus is located on the southern shore of the Saint Lawrence River, a municipality that is the second largest suburb within Greater Montreal. Despite a history that spans more than three centuries, modern Longueuil formed when several municipalities that merged in 2002. While students definitely enjoy the close proximity to a world-class city, Longueuil offers much to see and do as well. There are several restaurants and bistros that offer a range of cuisine from French and Italian to Portuguese and Japanese. There are also a number of pubs and cafes for fun casual times or relaxing coffee breaks. Those looking to shop can check out the latest fashions at the Place Longueuil and the Place Desormeaux. Both of these shopping centres offer several shops and services from department stores and speciality boutiques to banks and grocery stores. For those into art and culture, Longueuil has the Plein Sud, a gallery that showcases contemporary works by regional, national, and international artists. The Musee Marie-Rose Durocher has numerous paintings and historical objects that date back to the early 1800s. Outdoor enthusiasts can head to the Parc regional de Longueuil, a large natural conservatory and regional park that is a popular destination for cycling, cross-country skiing, skating, and tobogganing.

50. Brescia University College

At Brescia University College, international high school students and international transfer students alike will feel right at home. As Canada’s only women’s university, Brescia University College prides itself on its diversity. In fact, 11 per cent of its student body is from all over the world. While Brescia University College’s roots are in the Catholic Church, women of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.

Founded in 1919 by the Ursuline Sisters, strong women of faith who are committed to social justice, community service, and the development of women, Brescia University College is affiliated with Western University, the third-largest university in the province. That means that students will benefit from the small, supportive campus atmosphere available at Brescia University College, while still enjoying the resources that Western University has to offer.

In addition to Brescia University College, students may take classes with both men and women at Western’s main campus, Huron, as well as King’s University Colleges. When graduating, students’ degrees will be granted by Western University.

Brescia University College is the school of choice for women motivated by academic excellence and opportunity for service and leadership. Brescia graduates are women leaders who contribute actively and positively to society. Focused on academic excellence, Brescia University College creates an actively engaged student experience, educating women to think critically and to participate actively in society. A Catholic university college in the Ursuline tradition, Brescia University College prepare its graduates to lead with wisdom, justice and compassion in a constantly changing world.

Why Brescia University College?

Close-Knit Environment: Bond with other like-minded women women who share the desire to be truly educated and to make a difference in the world.

Leadership Opportunities: Brescia offers a Professional Mentoring Program where 3rd or 4th year students can develop their communication and networking skills with a Brescia alumna or community mentor.

Supportive Learning Environment: Brescia’s compassionate professors and staff members are there to continually mentor and empower their students. Small classroom sizes also allow students to comfortably and openly share their opinions and ideas.

Access to Western University Resources: Students have access to  Western University’s Sports and Recreation Services, the Western Clubs System and the Brescia/Western Student Council.

51. Herzing College - Downtown Montreal

Herzing College’s supportive, personalized approach to education ensures that all Herzing College students have the tools and assistance they need to maximize their educational and career success. Herzing College’s leadership, faculty, and staff will get to know students as individuals. At Herzing College, students will feel like a valued member of the learning community, not like a number.

Herzing College – Montreal was founded in 1968. The campus is nestled in the heart of downtown and features beautiful grounds and convenient accessibility. Herzing College offers programs and courses that feature the current and future knowledge and skills employers look for in college graduates. The expert faculty members are leaders in their fields.

Why Herzing College – Downtown Montreal?

Campus and Surroundings: Montreal is a beautiful, culturally rich city with a never ending list of things to do. The area is filled with restaurants, sports activities, and major festival attractions such as the International Jazz Festival and the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.

Small Classes: Herzing College prides itself on giving individual attention to students through the 18:1 average student-to-professor ratio in classrooms.

Student Support: Herzing College understands that international students need support when they move to Canada. All international students will be connected with a knowledgeable and accessible advisor who can provide one-on-one assistance with any questions, concerns, or needs students might have.

Transportation: Most Herzing College campuses are near mass transit options and offer free parking nearby.

52. Alexander College

Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution serving approximately 2,000 students each year. Established in 2006 under the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Alexander College consists of two urban campuses located in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Alexander College offers a variety of undergraduate degree and transfer programs including University Transfer, Associate of Arts degree and Associate of Science degree. An integrated English for Academic Purposes program is also available to assist non-native English speakers with their transition to university level studies in the English language.

Alexander College helps young people benefit from participating in the higher education community. The school provides the first two years of university study leading to an Associate degree and university transfer in a student-centered and supportive environment. Alexander College aims to provide a serious and supportive learning environment where students with a variety of cultural backgrounds and language abilities can begin university study, while simultaneously improving their English-language skills. Alexander College also fosters individual growth and development by supporting each student’s academic achievement and involvement in the community life of the College.

Why Alexander College?

Campus: Facilities at the Burnaby campus include spacious classrooms, science laboratory, the Writing and Learning Centre, library, and bookstore. The Burnaby campus is centrally located in Downtown Burnaby, just one block from the Metrotown Skytrain Station.

Location: Burnaby is a large suburb located in the geographic centre of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Alexander College’s Burnaby Campus is located on the corner of McKay Street and Kingsway, one block from one of the largest shopping centres in Canada, Metrotown Shopping Centre.

Enhanced Teaching Environment: Students will get to learn from well qualified, fully engaged staff and instructors available to provide student-centered support. Students will also benefit from small class sizes, with limits set at 35 students or less for all subjects.

Supportive Learning Environment: Alexander College offers full transferable courses within the BC Transfer System to colleges and universities within BC. Free tutoring is available for all courses, and students can access personalized academic planning, advising services and individualized support in the Writing and Learning Centre.

Extracurricular Activities: At Alexander College, students can run their very own club or initiative. There is a wide variety of inclusive and interactive clubs, events, and indoor/outdoor activities that are organized and run exclusively by students, for the students.

69. Winston College

Winston College, located in the heart of Metro Vancouver, and within the historic city of New Westminster, is one of the most dynamic and reputable private, post-secondary academic institutions in British Columbia. Winston College provides a solid core of academic programs to international students and practical and useful career training programs to local and newly immigrated students.

Winston College welcomes international students from every corner of the world who would like to further their education in Canada. Winston College is accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia. The college provides its graduates with an official College Diploma recognized by the province. Students who successfully complete our programs can transfer to universities/institutions the college has an articulation agreement with.

Winston College provides career related programs for international, local and newly immigrated students that will have them JOB READY in just a few months. Programs are designed for today’s job market and the rapidly changing demands of the global economy. The college offers programs in Business Administration, Hospitality Management; Sports Management, focusing on careers that are the highest in demand. Winston also offers flexible schedules to meet student needs.

Winston College’s campus life activities provide a balance of personal, cultural and intellectual challenges. By ensuring a safe, secure and supportive environment and providing students flexible and innovative learning opportunities, the college assists students with attaining their personal and educational goals and preparing them for excellence in the workplace that lies within their reach.

Why Winston College?

Monthly Intake: Winston college has a continuous monthly intake system which allows applicants to start any time. No wait list, monthly start dates save time and allow students to graduate early and be ready for a job sooner.

Small Classes: Winston provides an excellent study environment with small class sizes where students are able to communicate with teachers to address questions and concerns and get immediate feedback.

Practicum Placement: Many of Winston’s programs have a one-year practicum (Co-op) requirement. Students are provided employment support with job postings, resumé creation and interview prep.

Keep informed on the job market: Winston college Instructors are trained on job market research and industry experience. Students get coaching during their studies on job market trends to better be able to choose the right career path.

70. Western Community College

Western Community College is one of the best private institutions located in the beautiful city of Surrey, British Columbia.

Our institution offers various courses in the fields of Health Care, Business Management, Accounting , IT and English Language Programs.

Western Community College belongs to the community and continually strives to provide an accessible, affordable, and high quality education to all of its students. The College is committed to providing an array of academic and student development services that support students’ success in attaining their academic, cultural, and civic achievements. To enhance student success, and identify and close gaps in achievement levels, the college regularly evaluates student-learning outcomes, so that revisions can be made to improve course efficacy and institutional effectiveness.

With the opening up of a new campus at Abbotsford and expansion of Surrey, Western Community College now has an increased intake of students in all the program offerings. The college has been expanding with increased rooms and facilities at both its campuses and continues to expand more, with a commitment to quality and student success.

Our Mission
Western Community College provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations and provide leadership for the ultimate benefit of the community.

Academic Goals
To offer a wide range of competency-based, outcome focused, and market driven programs that meet the needs of its students, faculty, graduates, and community.
To focus on providing graduates with a comprehensive knowledge base, the practical training required to successfully apply theory to practice, and a desire to offer a higher standard of community driven post-secondary education
To produce self-reliant highly skilled and knowledgeable life-long learners, ready to meet career challenges and to bridge the gap between the evolving needs of employers, the community, and the province.
To provide a teaching experience committed to applying learning methodologies that promote constructive inquiry, critical thinking, analysis, application, problem solving, collaboration, and reflective practice enabling graduates to generate opportunities and solutions.
that address evolving 21st century challenges

To provide a learning experience committed to offering a problem-based learning environment that supports and enhances students’ personal, intellectual, academic, and social development while being designed to ensure students are literate across a broad range of topics.
To broaden a students’ understanding of the impact a post-secondary education will have on them, society, culture, and their environment, and conversely, how society, culture, and environment are driving the changing nature of and the demands on post-secondary education and the teaching-learning experience.
We believe that all who wish and are committed to seeking a quality post-secondary education should be able to, and at a reasonable cost

Why Choose WCC?

History: Western Community College has been serving the Vancouver community since 2012.

Many Program Options: Western Community College has proven to be a catalyst in bringing success and satisfaction into the lives of many students, who are pursuing and furthering their careers in the fields of Health Care, Medication Management, Accounting & Bookkeeping, Information Technology, and Business Management. At Western Community College, we are dedicated to a unique policy of providing individualized attention to each student, by consistently managing an appropriate instructor to student ratio, and helping each student to develop a career plan that meets their objectives for their career development.

Career and Growth Opportunities: Our programs are thorough and intensive, and successful completion gives students the skills and credibility to compete for better positions, with more responsibility, opportunities for advancement, and greater earnings.  We offer both part-time and full-time program options for some programs.

Pathway/Partner Transfers: Western Community College is among very few private colleges that’s registered with BCCAT. WCC has three partnerships that enable students at WCC to apply for academic credit transfer to the following schools – Yorkville Univeristy, Vancouver Community College, and Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT). More information is available here.

Partnership with Vancouver Community College: Students completing the Diploma in Hospitality Management program at Western Community College who achieve the required academic standing and meet The required criteria will be eligible for admission to Vancouver community college with full block Transfer in the bachelor of hospitality degree.

Partnership with Yorkville University: Western Community College offers unique diploma and certificate programs in various professional fields, including Health Care, Business, Accounting, Pharmacy and IT. Their career-based programs prepare the graduates for the job market as well as for further education. We have partnered with Yorkville University to paves a pathway for the students who wish to pursue their career in Accounting field. The graduates of the Advanced Accounting Diploma program at Western Community College get transfer credits towards the BBA program at Yorkville University, BC Campus. Students completing the diploma program at WCC who achieve the required academic standing may enroll into the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with one of the four specializations (Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Energy Management) program and receive advanced standing.

71. Canadian College for Higher Studies

Canadian College for Higher Studies provides dedicated and professional training to help each and every student achieve their educational goals.

Their faculty bring decades of knowledge and experience to the college with the promise of staying committed to student’s success through excellence in teaching and learning. Their teaching staff are consistently trained to stay proficient in the latest technologies and hold numerous diplomas and certifications from North America’s industry leaders such as Microsoft, Red Hat, Cisco,, CompTIA, AWS, IBM, Oracle, and more. They are devoted and experienced consultants who combine academic knowledge together with ample real-life practical experience to create a classroom environment that is team-oriented and solutions focused.

Classes are small, so instructors get to know students, not just their name also their wants, needs, hopes, and fears. Additionally, training takes place in their well-equipped facilities. At the Canadian College for Higher Studies, academic knowledge and ample real-life practical experience is combined to ensure success in your future.

Why Canadian College for Higher Studies?
.    Their teaching involves mostly hands on training, which helps students to obtain the required job skills
.    Excellent opportunity for beginners and non-IT students, who want to step into a lucrative career
.    Placement assistance provided
.    They have the latest learning equipment and facilities
.    Students have 24/7 remote access to facilities for most courses

72. IBT College

Located in Toronto, IBT College is one of the private career colleges holding credentials and certification issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – Private Career College Branch (MTCU – PCC). Private Career Colleges (PCC’s) are an important part of the Education and Training being delivered in Ontario. The programs offered through PCC’s are usually career-specific and career-focused. Moreover, the training can usually be completed in a short time frame that will lower the overall costs of going to school.

Having been chosen by International Students as the first step ​towards the challenges and rewards of a career since 2001, IBT College offers programs which provide specific training that leads directly to jobs. All IBT College programs are registered under the Private Career College Act (2005).  IBT College is the first in Ontario that offers a full Ministry approved Flight Attendant Program, recognized by the Canadian Institute of Travel Counselors (CITC) now part of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) for our in depth Travel and Tourism Diploma Program. The College is also recognized and accredited for its various Business, Technology and Health Care programs. As a career college, it’s the goal of every instructor, administrator and counselor at IBT College to prepare its students for the workplace and help them land the job or secure the promotion they’ve been hoping for.

Why IBT College?

Small Class Sizes: Small class sizes ensure that each student receives the attention and counsel they require to fulfill their personal and professional needs.

Top-Rated Instructors: Instructors are leaders in their fields, and they work with their students every step of the way. Lessons are kept on track with the cutting-edge developments in the world of business, technology and tourism.

Industry Connection: IBT College has close ties with leaders in Business, Travel and Tourism, Flight Attendant and IT industries. Businesses that need reliable, gifted employees seek out IBT College graduates.

Services: IBT’s Job Search Training Program is designed to help students throughout the entire hiring process (including writing workshops and interviewing-skills training).

65. Matrix College

Matrix College of Management Technology and Healthcare Inc. is a licensed private career college offering specialized post-secondary level programs in Business, Technology and Engineering. The license enables Quebec students enrolled in AEC programs to avail financial assistance. Matrix College offers an extensive array of vendor-authorized and vendor-independent IT training in-demand courses like SAP, Cisco, and VMware certifications.

Why Matrix College?

Campus Life: Matrix College is conveniently located in downtown Montreal, Quebec. The Student Services Office organizes a number of social events and activities on a monthly basis like: Resume/cover letter work shop; New student welcome party; Immigration information session; Cultural celebrations; Sport activities and tournaments; Integration activities for new students; Holiday party; Donation campaigns.

Hands-on experience:  Matrix College’s mission is to deliver hands-on training that builds practical skills required to be job ready.

Enhanced learning environment:  When students select courses from Matrix College, they are assured of the best possible learning experience with the best instructors in the industry. In addition, students will experience: Accelerated training, reduces go to market time; Hands-on training, builds job oriented skills; Targeted course content, ensures structured learning; Industry experienced instructors, share subject matter expertise; Small class size, ensures effective learning experience; Flexible evening and weekend schedules, allows work life balance; Affordable pricing, means more value for your money; Education Tax Credit, means money is saved; Ministry of Education approved programs, ensures greater assurance; Licensed courses, official curriculum.

67. Focus College - Abbotsford

Focus College Abbotsford welcomes students from all walks of life to pursue their education and goals.  Focus College Abbotsford cares about ensuring students are work-ready and prepared for a bright future through our PGWP-qualifying pathway programs.  In Canada, it is not uncommon for students to start their education at a college and complete their education at a university. Focus College Abbotsford has expanded that opportunity so that it is available to international students as well, with easy to access entrance requirements: no early application cut-off dates, no math requirements, and a 6.0 IELTS requirement which accepts bands at 5.5.

Focus College first opened its doors in 1992.  Today, 29 years later, Focus College Abbotsford offers students globally recognized, leading-edge, employment-focused training in Business, Information Technology, and Travel & Tourism.  At Focus, students always get small class sizes with a low student-to-teacher ratio that ensures their success.  Instructors get to know students and their learning styles to effectively teach and make sure students have a firm understanding of the course content.  This gives students the confidence they need to succeed not only at Focus College Abbotsford, but also on the next step of their journey at our partner institutions.

Why Focus College – Abbotsford?

PGWP Pathways: Focus College Abbotsford removes barriers to education while ensuring that students can still access the PGWPs that give them invaluable Canadian work experience on completion of their program. Focus College Abbotsford saves students money over going straight to a public university. Our entrance requirements are also lower: High school graduation (no minimum), No math requirement, and an IELTS of 6.0, no bands less than 5.5.

University of the Fraser Valley Partnership: The University of the Fraser Valley and Focus College are proud to announce a partnership which allows students to earn a PGWP with only two years of study.  Focus College Abbotsford graduates can transfer their first-year credits to one of British Columbia’s top universities: 31 credits into the Diploma of General Studies, or 21 credits into the Diploma of Business.  Students can graduate with their Diploma and earn their PGWP, or they can choose to continue studying towards a Bachelor’s degree.

Student Support: Friendly staff are ready to greet students as they enter, and all staff are equipped to help students as needed.  Small class sizes ensure that the students remain the faculty’s top priority.  Whether for a part-time job or a career search, staff and instructors are available to help set up resumes and cover letters, provide interview tips, and use the community networks we have in place to help students.  We also provide support in the unexpected day-to-day aspects of a new country, such as how to operate laundry machines, catch the bus, or open a new bank account.

Excellent location: With easy access to Vancouver and just minutes away from the US border, Abbotsford offers lower housing prices with access to all the action of our neighbouring cities.  We boast one of the best climates in all of Canada, with temperate weather year -round, and only a couple weeks of snow each year. As one of the most multi-cultural cities in Canada, students are sure to find restaurants and grocery stores carrying the foods they love.  The surrounding mountains provide beauty and many outdoor activities, while downtown Abbotsford provides opportunities to connect with the locals and enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the streets transform into one movie set or another. With the University of the Fraser Valley located less than 10kms away from Focus College Abbotsford, students will not need to adjust their housing or part time jobs to make the transition from College to University.

68. Commonwealth College

Commonwealth College was founded in 1996. Commonwealth College is a progressive Private Vocational Institute located in the heart of beautiful and historic Exchange District of Winnipeg (just five minutes’ walk to most major attractions like the historic and cultural Forks Market). Commonwealth College enrolls students from all around the world and offers first class facilities and courses in Culinary Arts, IT, Business and Hospitality. The Management Team and Faculty are committed to giving you the best possible educational experience whilst you study with Commonwealth College. By studying Vocational, Educational and Training courses at Commonwealth College, students will be job ready in less than a year and can also use the qualification gained to enter a range of Tertiary Institutions like Universities and other Colleges of Higher Learning.

Why Commonwealth College?

Commonwealth College is a vocational training college for all and we can help you become job ready in less than a year. It’s your answer to the question – can I go to college for free or does Canada have free college because we offer top-notch tuition free programs with the best faculty and a dedicated career counselling team! Our investment in our students does not end with teaching and training, but goes a long way beyond that. Our real contribution comes in the shape of helping our students understand themselves and their strengths, and then leverage that understanding to identify and pursue a career path the tuition free way. This method has proven successful, repeatedly. And we’re proud to say many of our students have gone on to greater achievements. Commonwealth College offers instructor-led classes with training based on applying knowledge to practical situations. Our classroom environment is flexible to meet all learning needs and class sizes are small to allow for one-on-one assistance. Staff members with both educational and business experience are constantly in touch with potential employers to understand the immediate needs of the marketplace, so as to keep training in step with the latest trends in employer requirements. Evaluation consists of tests, assignments and final exams. Students must achieve a final mark of 70% in each course to pass. We believe an education at Commonwealth College is an education without borders, because the world has changed, and so have we. We’ve re-created our College, giving us a unique position in the marketplace. And we are now prepared for the next set of challenges: to be more innovative and entrepreneurial; to further exploit the benefits of technology; to creatively engage our employees; to build more bridges with communities and employers; to see our graduates do meaningful work and have meaningful lives.

61. McKenzie College

The College was established in 1967 and is a highly acclaimed public community college serving over 8,500 full time and 20,000 part-time learners on three campuses. The College offers hundreds of career paths in health sciences, community studies, business and information technology, engineering technologies, and media, art & design. Since 2004 they have added more than $1.24 million in academic upgrades including new computer labs, classroom technology and study space A recent $3.7 million student centre expansion means lots of space for studying & meeting other students.

St. Clair College’s main campus is home to over 90 programs in the areas of Health Sciences, Community Studies, Engineering Technology & Skilled Trades, and Business and I.T. Thanks to the on-campus 204 – 2 bedroom suite residence, students will find that living in residence adds considerably to their college experience. The newly opened SportsPlex is across the street from residence and offers students the very latest in fitness training in the 10,000 fitness centre, an elevated indoor track, and triple gym that is home to our Saints Varsity program.

The campus boasts a number of new academic buildings that enhance student learning including the Centre for Applied Health Sciences, which houses all of the learning labs for our 12 Health Science programs, and the Centre for Construction Innovation & Production which supports our skilled trades programs.

Why St. Clair College – Windsor?

Campus life: There are lots of great things happening on campus! From pubs and fundraisers to events and sports teams, St. Clair College is totally committed to providing students with a well rounded campus experience. One great way to dive right into the “college experience” is to join an Student Representative Council/Thames Students Incorporated-supported club. There are over two dozen different clubs that students can get involved with, all academically based. At the beginning of each semester, the SRC/TSI ratifies the clubs, provides them with some start-up cash, and then they pretty much run themselves. The SRC/TSI lends the clubs its barbeque to sell hot dogs and burgers at lunch as a way to raise funds. Some clubs raise the money to compete in competitions, some to take trips to their future work environments, and some attend club-specific conferences.

Athletics: Students will be thrilled with the College’s SportsPlex facility in Windsor and the HealthPlex facility in Chatham. They both feature large gymnasiums, fitness centres, walking tracks, workout studios, classrooms and more! Windsor campus is home to the varsity athletics teams – the Saints. Come out and cheer them on – from basketball, volleyball, soccer, curling and more – there’s a sport for everyone to get involved in.

Location: Located in the most southernly part of Canada, St. Clair campuses align in the same latitude as Northern California, Madrid, Spain. and Rome, Italy. Windsor shares a border with Detroit, Michigan which is just across the bridge in the USA, giving immediate access to all major league sports, the stage, shopping and nightlife. Safe, clean communities – No matter which campus a student chooses, they can be confident their stay will be pleasant and secure.

62. Fraser International College

FIC provides international students a direct pathway to year two at Simon Fraser University. The FIC pathway provides a smooth transition into Simon Fraser University. University designed programs, taught by qualified instructors on the main Simon Fraser University Campus, ensure that our students have the very best preparation for the demands of higher education in Canada. FIC students are treated like university students and, with the added benefits of smaller classes, students receive more personalized attention in a dynamic and supportive environment that better equips them for life at University. We look forward to welcoming you and supporting you on your journey to Simon Fraser University.

Why Fraser International College?
.    An opportunity to earn a degree from one of Canada’s best universities
.    Combined Letter of Offer for FIC and Simon Fraser University
.    Small class sizes mean you get more personal attention from lecturers
.    Study in the world’s most liveable City
.    Apply for a 3 Year Graduate Work Permit upon graduation from Simon Fraser University

Note: To be eligible to a PGWP, students must successfully finish the selected program at Simon Fraser University.

63. International College of Manitoba

The International College of Manitoba provides international students a pathway to year two at the University of Manitoba. University designed programs, taught by qualified instructors on the main university campus, ensure that students have the very best preparation for the demands of higher education in Canada. At the International College of Manitoba, students are treated like university students and, with the added benefits of smaller classes, students receive more personalized attention in a dynamic and supportive environment that better equips them for life at the University of Manitoba.

Why International College of Manitoba?

Location: Winnipeg is one of the most affordable cities in Canada. It is a great place to live as it continues to have steady economic growth, low unemployment rates and low costs of living.

Small Classes: Small classes ensures that students can participate and interact with their peers and instructors on a more personal level.

Diverse Campus: The International College of Manitoba has a diverse student population, with international students from over 60 different countries

Facilities: The Active Learning Centre is a great place to stay in shape while on campus. Students can take advantage of a 200-metre indoor track, an ice rink, a 40-ft indoor climbing wall, and so much more.

Note: To be eligible to a PGWP, students must successfully finish the selected program at University of Manitoba.

64. Wilfrid Laurier International College

Located on Laurier’s Brantford campus, Wilfrid Laurier International College offers undergraduate pathways to Wilfrid Laurier University. With a supportive environment and transformative learning experiences, Wilfrid Laurier International College is the path to a successful future.

Wilfrid Laurier International College’s programs and approach to teaching offer international students the opportunity to be fully prepared for university studies and have a smooth transition to Wilfrid Laurier University. WLIC comprehensive programming, both academic and extracurricular, allows students to explore and navigate their own personal journey to success.

Why Wilfrid Laurier International College?

Location: Located in the heart of southern Ontario, Brantford is about an hour’s drive from Toronto, London, and St. Catharines. Brantford is one of Canada’s top communities for international students with varied and growing job markets and lower living costs than larger cities.

Student Support: At Wilfrid Laurier International College support is always close by, with qualified staff and student peer mentors available, both online and in person. The advising and wellness teams guide students with everything from course planning and choosing a major, to making friends and self-care. WLIC is dedicated to helping students achieve success in academics and in life.

Location: Wilfrid Laurier International College is located on Laurier’s Brantford campus. University buildings are interwoven into the downtown core, so you’re close to classes, residence and amenities.

City: Brantford’s world-class trails, local history, and cultural celebrations means there’s always something to see and do.

Culture: The City of Brantford is rich with arts, culture and heritage. Brantford has an array of performing, literary and visual arts organizations; multicultural groups; libraries; museums, galleries and historic sites; artists and artisans; and the historic Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.

Note: To be eligible to a PGWP, students must successfully finish the selected program at Wilfrid Laurier University.

73. Milestone College

Founded in 2018, Milestone College is located in Brossard, Quebec, offering diplomas that are recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Milestone offers intensive, full-time training focused on practice and the acquisition of essential skills to enter the labor market. Each training program offered at the college ends with an internship that allows students to put into practice the concepts acquired throughout their in-class education within a practical work environment. With a placement rate for graduates of over 80%, Milestone College prides itself on its’ ability to educate students for success within the job market.

Why Milestone College?

Quebec Experience Program (PEQ): Not only are graduates from this program well-prepared to enter the job market, they are also eligible to participate in the Quebec Experience Program. Please see here for more information on the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ).

Flexible Class Options: Milestone College offers both weekday and weekend class options.

74. Liaison College

Established in 1996 by Susanne Mikler and Rudy Florio, Liaison College is a private career college focused solely and exclusively on career training in the culinary arts. From the first they focused on training the world’s future great chefs. Liaison’s chef training programs are meticulously designed by professionals in the hospitality industry, to provide students with the skills they need in today’s demanding restaurant and food services operations. They are monitored and updated with the help of the Advisory Board. Liaison’s graduates work in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Canada. Their classes are designed to prepare students with the skills needed in today’s demanding restaurants and food service operation. A diploma from Liaison College enhances student’s opportunities in the hospitality industry and leads to greater career advancement.

Why Liaison College – Brampton?

Quality: Liaison’s Culinary and Chef Diploma Programs, have been developed with the help and inspiration of some of Canada’s top chefs. The advisory board of top chefs that ensures the programs continue to focus on what employers expect from new hires. Faculty has extensive background in the hospitality industry. Contact any campus to read the bios on their chef instructors Enthusiastic graduates, many of whom now work in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Canada. High employment rates. Many of Liaison’s students walk into great jobs as soon as they graduate thanks to Liaison’s exclusive CAPS program that helps students find the employment they are looking for. Frequent start dates year round and the option of part time evening programs so students can fit their training into their life. Some students work in the hospitality industry even while they are students. Small class sizes with personalized instruction.

75. Sterling College

Sterling College is committed to creating a positive and engaging learning environment where students can gain the credentials necessary for careers that are in demand. Sterling College is dedicated to providing training that surpasses the needs of the industry. Sterling College is a part of the ILAC (International Language Academy of Canada) Higher Education group.

Sterling College specializes in career-focused programs in Business, Nursing, and Information Technology. Sterling College is pleased to offer three public private partnership programs that allow students to earn dual credentials, one from both Red Deer College and Sterling College.

Why Sterling College?

Campus and Surroundings: The Vancouver campus is situated in the heart of downtown, easily accessible by transit and close to the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre. Students will find sightseeing attractions, restaurants, and more, all within walking distance.

Experienced Faculty:  All staff have extensive industry experience.

Relevant Curriculum: Programs are innovative and engaging, offering students the most well-rounded and relevant education possible.

Recognized Programs: Cutting-edge programs designed by industry professionals and recognized by the industry.

76. Create Career College

Create Career College  is an accredited institution of PTIB (Private Training Institutions Branch) and has earned BC EQA (British Columbia Education Quality Assurance) designation, guaranteeing all our programs and instruction meet the standard of quality, as being one of the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada. Create Career College offers students the opportunity to develop and practice professional skills that are recognized and required in the current workplace. Our college campus consists of students from all over the world, creating a multi-cultural environment and a wealth of experience. Most of our programs offer students Practicum/Co-op opportunity after successfully finish the academic part of study, assuring all the theoretical knowledge students have learned can be practically applied to the real world working environment.

Why Create Career College?

Practice Makes perfect. We have established close relationship with various enterprises in different industry sectors. Students will have the hands-on experience to acquire skills directly in line with workplace needs.

Supported  with the well-appointed campus and classrooms, our small class teaching method guarantees every student an immediate response and feedback from the instructor. Our professional advisor also deliver career assistance and help every student reach their full potential.

We offer full-time programs that fit your schedule. Most of our programs start every 4 weeks. There is neither complicated application process nor endless waiting time, you can make the first step of your career success from TODAY.

Practicum placement is 100%: Our Dedicated and experienced advisors help students find the employer that will offer them the opportunity to practice what they have learned during the program. Throughout the practicum placement, students will: reinforce theoretical knowledge and put them into practice, gain first-hand career insights from industry professionals, network within the industry, and solidify a clear career plan throughout the work placement.

77. Canadian Business College - Mississauga

Incorporated in 1992, the Canadian Business College (“CBC”) is an award-winning Private Career College that offers a broad range of professional training and diploma programs in accounting, business, law, IT, digital media, child care, and health care.  CBC offers day-time and evening courses through its three campuses in Toronto, Scarborough and Mississauga.

For almost 30 years, Canadian Business College has provided students with the guidance, resources, and skills needed to achieve their career goals. CBC is committed to student success, from the moment students enroll to the moment they graduate. Students at Canadian Business College receive a more focused learning experience with small class sizes, one-on-one time with instructors, and personalized career readiness support.

Why Canadian Business College – Mississauga?

City: The city of Toronto and surrounding area is rich with culture, economic growth natural beauty, and innovation. The GTA offers a welcome environment to visitors from all over the globe.\

Culture/Diversity: The Greater Toronto Area is a center for global unity, opportunity, and equality.

Attractions: The Greater Toronto Area has a wide variety of museums, theatres, festivals and sports activities. Travel from sight to sight on public transit, or take a take a leisurely stroll and discover the vibrant, friendly atmosphere for yourself.

Transit: All 3 campuses are easily accessible from public transit, which means students are never too far from something new and exciting.

81. VanWest College

VanWest College is a privately-owned Canadian college located in Kelowna, British Columbia. The College is certified by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) branch of the BC government Ministry of Advanced Education. This certification can assure students that VanWest College delivers education and training programs that meet and exceed high quality educational standards and student protection. The vision of VanWest College is to be a leader in the delivery of quality education and training that ensures their students achieve their learning objectives in a safe, inclusive environment that promotes global citizenship.


VanWest College prides itself on its highly-interactive program courses, taught by industry leaders. Courses are designed to improve students’ communication skills, increase business knowledge and refine job-search and employability skills.


Top Disciplines at VanWest College:

General English: 50%

Academic English: 35%

High School Bridge Program: 8%IELTS: 7%

Why VanWest College?

Campus: Located in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, VanWest Kelowna is an ideal destination for international students looking for a truly Canadian experience. The bright modern campus is an easy walk to both the main bus station and the lake.

Extra-Curricular Activities: VanWest College organizes a variety of activities to suit people of all nationalities and interests, including shopping, live entertainment, and sporting events. Additionally, VanWest organizes other activities, including Summer water leisure, and weekend trips to different landmarks, including wineries, Big White Ski Resort, and Crystal Mountain Ski Resort.

80. CIMT College - Brampton

The Canadian Institute of Management and Technology (CIMT) College is registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 and is a member of Ontario Association of Career Colleges and National Association of Career Colleges. Since 1998, CIMT College has been guiding and training both local and international students by providing them with  learning experiences that meet international standards and benchmarks. The college provides an opportunity for professional growth and development across the areas of technology, healthcare, business and management. CIMT College is located in the Greater Toronto Area and has four campuses – Malton Campus, Mississauga Campus, Brampton Campus and Scarborough Campus. All locations are in close proximity to the International Airport and easy access through air, bus and rail. CIMT College helps every student in choosing the right career path through its rigorously-monitored admission and placement process. From admission to placement opportunities, students are placed on a continuum of learning.

Students join CIMT College with their personal aspirations, and the College strives to help students fulfill their aspirations by providing them with an environment of collaborative effort, experienced faculty and supportive staff. The faculty at CIMT College is well versed with the theoretical and practical aspects of the courses to train students for their professional success. The college offers a variety of job-oriented and career-focused diploma and post-graduate diploma programs that allow students to enter into their choice of profession with a strong knowledge and expertise of the field. Since its inception, CIMT College has been providing programs that offer a combination of theory and practice. In today’s world, to succeed in the workforce and to be continually productive in the job, one needs to constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills. CIMT College offers students an opportunity to train in and explore new areas of professional skills and knowledge.  They offer a variety of short courses for ongoing skill enhancement education and retraining along with the professional courses necessary for registration with various regulated professions in the field of technology, healthcare, business and management. Every program is developed in consultation with the relevant industry standards to achieve the highest academic and professional standards.

Why CIMT College – Brampton?

Industry-Relevant Focus: CIMT College is committed to academic offerings relevant to industry practices for better employment avenues hence placement services offered to their graduates adds a significant value to the students’ employability.

Certifications: CIMT College is a Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft IT Academy, Microsoft IT Academy and certified training partner with CompTIA, thus providing unmatched and unparalleled quality education to its students.

79. Ascent College of Technology

Artificial intelligence is reshaping business—though not at the blistering pace many assume. True, AI is now guiding decisions on everything from crop harvests to bank loans, and once pie-in-the-sky prospects such as totally automated customer service are on the horizon. The technologies that enable AI, like development platforms and vast processing power and data storage, are advancing rapidly and becoming increasingly affordable. The time seems ripe for companies to capitalize on AI.  It is estimated that AI will add $13 trillion to the global economy over the next decade (Source: Building the AI Powered organization, HBR, July- August 2019 issue). With the increasing pace of adoption, AI would become ubiquitous spreading across every aspect of business and touching our daily lives.  Increased adoption of AI is likely to bring in security challenges.

So for us at Ascent College, it made perfect sense that the next generation of labour force would be needed in the areas Artificial Intelligence for developing applications and as this AI based digital transformation takes shape, and this increased adoption would in parallel increase cyber security threats, requiring trained resources with expertise in Cybersecurity as well.  The paradox is that AI would be used in Cybersecurity to protect organization from emerging threats.

Eureka! This made perfect sense to launch a cutting edge college offering focused programs in the emerging areas of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.

The college is promoted by professionals with vast experience in Collegial studies who are passionate to ensure the success of their students.

Why Ascent College of Technology?

Location: Ascent College of Technology is located in Montreal, Quebec, the second largest city in Canada. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. The economic and cultural capital of Quebec, Montreal is a cosmopolitan city that has a unique mix of old European charm and modernism. French is the main language spoken in Quebec, but Montreal is often considered of as a ‘bilingual city.’

Vision: Leading provider of professional training that equips students with required workforce skills to contribute in the emerging areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity and Data Science.

78. Mentora College of Business & Technology

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