Canada has a well-established position among the world’s leading study destinations. The most popular Canadian provinces for international students are Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.
Universities Canada, an organisation composed of universities, defines two distinct types of post-secondary institutions in Canada: universities and colleges. Universities grant university degrees, which include bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees; and colleges, also known as community colleges, provide diplomas.
Some facts about universities in Canada:
- Student population is approximately 34 million
- Average of 18 thousand students per university
- Graduating high school students must maintain specific entering averages ranging from 65-85%
- On campus residences are available at 95% of universities in Canada