A few, most have a religious affiliation
A few - specifically the Maple League
Many, more commonly known as Community College
None for undergraduate Study
There are 2 in Vancouver
Many universities are research focused with the most emphasis in the top medicial/doctoral universities and comprehensive universities
All state universities are required to focus on teaching, but the undergrad only institutions put the greatest emphasis on undergrad teaching
Good to Know
Honours Bachelors degrees in Canada are 4 years. Associates Degrees are 2 years and earn you a Diploma, you can then top these up to a full degree. It is also possible to complete a 3 years non-honours degree, but it is not common.
Most universities in Canada offer a faculty based education where you can major/minor and take some electives. They have a credits based system and having a higher number of credits in one area can earn you a specialisation or an honours title in your degree. This gives you flexibility to create a degree that is quite broad, or fairly specialised. There is also a lot of flexibility to change direction during your degree.
Canada has some undergraduate focused Liberal Arts and Science Colleges, specialist Art Colleges and vocational colleges as well as community colleges.
Gap Years are widely accepted in Canada. You can either apply during IB2/Senior Year and then ask for deferral once you have received your offer, or apply from your gap year.
Concourse Global Clearing
Concourse is a platform where universities search for candidates they want, rather than you completing lots of complex, time consuming and expensive applications. You complete one profile, which institutions view an anonymised version of. If they feel you are a fit for them, they will make you an offer and if you're interested, you can connect with them, share your full details and speak to them about what they can offer you.
Studying in Canada
Study in Canada is a searchable database of Canadian universities and university programs. It also contains information about studying in Canada and careers in Canada.
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The government run website providing information to students from abroad wishing to study in Canada including information about being able to stay in Canada after you graduate.
It has a course search and scholarship search.
Explore the university profiles for this country on the CareersExplore Platform.
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