Best universities in Canada in 2019

Best universities in Canada in 2018

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Universities in Canada are on the rise, with the QS World University Rankings® 2018 having 26 Canadian universities, ranked according to six indicators, including the reputation of employers and universities.
Here is a brief overview of the top 10 Canadian universities in this year's global ranking, as well as an overview of the performances of its other institutions.

10. Queen's University
Queen's University, based in Kingston, Ontario, continues to rank 10th among Canada's top universities, although it fell slightly to 239th overall this year. One of the oldest Canadian universities, its foundation in 1841 predates the founding of Canada itself (26 years).

9. University of Calgary
Ranked 229th in the world in 2019, the University of Calgary has five campuses, including a secondary campus in Doha, Qatar, opened in 2007 and focused on nursing education.

8. Western University
Western University is located in London, Ontario and ranks 214th in the world for the first time in 2019, achieving the highest score of this top 10 for its percentage of international faculty, ranking 62nd in the world.

7. University of Waterloo
Ranked 163rd globally in 2019, the University of Waterloo ranks among the world's top 100 for its citations indicator by faculty member. It was created in 1956, making it one of the youngest Canadian universities.

6. University of Montreal
Among the best Canadian universities, the University of Montreal, established in 1878, is nevertheless the country's leading francophone institution ranked 149th.

5. McMaster University
Ranked 146th in the world in 2019 and the 5th largest university in Canada, McMaster University is based in Hamilton, Ontario, and is particularly renowned for its medical faculty.

4. University of Alberta
Slightly behind last year but 4th among Canadian institutions, the University of Alberta ranks 109th in the world and is primarily based in Edmonton. It is a huge economic driver for the province of Alberta, which contributes 5% of its annual gross domestic product (GDP).

3. University of British Columbia
It is gaining four places this year to become one of the world's top 50 ranked 47th in the world. The University of British Columbia is located in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia (Western Province). . Its graduates include eight Nobel laureates and 71 Rhodes scholars.

2. McGill University
Ranked 33rd in the world this year, just five points behind the University of Toronto, McGill has the highest score for its percentage of international students out of the top 10, with students from some 150 countries.

1. University of Toronto
The University of Toronto is at the top of the list of top universities in Canada, climbing three places to be ranked 28th in the world this year. She gets her best score for her academic reputation (18th in the world) and is also in the top 50 for her reputation among graduate employers.

The other 16 universities in Canada are:

  1. Simon Fraser University - ranked 264th in the world
  2. Dalhousie University - ranked 279th
  3.University of Ottawa - ranked 289th
  4.University of Victoria - ranked 359th
  5. Laval University - ranked 402nd
  6.University of Saskatchewan - ranked 461st
  7. Concordia University - ranked 464th
  8. York University - ranked 481st
  9.Université du Québec - ranked 541-550
  10.University of Guelph - ranked 581 to 590
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