The Most Popular Universities in Canada for Indian Students

Updated on: 2022-03-19 - 3 mins read

In the year 2021, around 66.6% of all study permits issued to Indian students were for the Canadian College programs. Indian students were around twice as likely to attend college compared to the all-source market average. It is not surprising, then, that 25 of the top 30 schools for Indian students in Canada were colleges.

So, let's look at the top 10 most popular colleges in Canada for Indian students:

University of Waterloo

Location: 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada

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Contact phone number: +1 519-888-4567

List of common programs:

Accounting and Financial Management.

Actuarial Science.


Applied Mathematics.

Architectural Engineering.


Bachelor of Arts.

Bachelor of Science.

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Situated in Waterloo, Ontario, the University of Waterloo is home to lots of students from around 120 different countries of the world. It provides around 190 graduate and 100 undergraduate programs. Some of the courses being offered by the University include the Master of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Applied Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering, and MA in Economics, or Doctor of Pharmacy.

University of Windsor

Location: 401 Sunset Ave, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada

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Contact phone number: +1 519-253-3000

List of common programs:

Behaviour Cognition & Neuroscience.


Biomedical Sciences.

Business Administration.


Civil Engineering.

Communication, Media & Film.


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The University of Windsor led the way among the universities in 2021, with 1800 Indian students. This marked a 60% increase since 2017. With both the St. Clair College and University of Windsor among Canada’s leaders in Indian enrolment, the city of Windsor, Ontario, is one of the top destinations for the Indian students in the country.

Yorkville University

Location: 88 6th St, New Westminster, BC V3L 5B3, Canada

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Contact phone number: +1 866-838-6542

List of common programs:

Bachelor of Interior Design

Bachelor of Creative Arts

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Bachelor in Business Administration

Master of Education in Adult Education

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Together with its affiliate, the Toronto Film School, Yorkville University enrolled 2800 new Indian students in the year 2019. This was tops in the country among all the universities. This university has campuses in Fredericton, Vancouver, New Brunswick, and Toronto. It added around 3000 students between 2017 and 2019.

Algoma University

Location: 1520 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4, Canada

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Contact phone number: +1 705-949-2301

List of common programs:

Business Administration.

Finance and Economics.

Computer Science.


Law & Justice (Anticipated Fall 2023).

Environmental Studies (Anticipated Fall 2023).

Pakistan Women Advancement Program (new partnership)

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario-based Algoma University’s Indian student population exploded between the years 2017 and 2019, growing from just 8 students to 1100. This major growth is even more impressive in light of the fact that Algoma is Ontario’s smallest university.

Centennial College

Location: 941 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON M1G 3T8, Canada

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Contact phone number: +1 416-289-5000

List of common programs:

School of Advancement

The Business School

School of Communication, Art, Design and Media

School of Community and Health Studies

School of Transportation

Part-Time Learning

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The Centennial College is Ontario’s first community college, incepted in the year 1966, serving the eastern part of the Greater Toronto area via seven satellite and four campuses locations. It is a degree and diploma-granting college offering 100+ programs across its schools of advancement, communication, business, design and media, hospitality, transportation, and continuing education.

Seneca College

Location: Toronto, Canada

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Contact phone number: 416.493. 4144.

List of common programs:



Creative Arts, Animation & Design.

Education, Community & Social Services.

Engineering Technology.

Fashion & Esthetics.

Health & Wellness.

Hospitality & Tourism.

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This is a leading college of applied arts and technology, offering an excellent selection of accredited certificates, degrees, and diplomas programs. There are around ten campuses spread across Toronto to offer students the convenience of selecting a campus close to their residence. The college has a dedicated support team, which helps international students to acclimatize to life in Canada. With more and more Indian students looking to study at Seneca, the international student community is steadily growing.

McGill University

Location: 845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4, Canada

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Contact phone number: +1 514-398-4455

List of common programs:

MS (1 year-2 years) No. of Courses.

MBA/PGDM (1 year-2 years) No. of Courses.

B.E. / B.Tech (3-4 years) No. of Courses.

M.E./M.Tech (18-36 months) No. of Courses.

BBA (4 years) No. of Courses.

MIM (12 months-1 year) No.

MBBS (4 years) No.

B.Sc. (42 months-4 years).

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This university consists of students from more than 150 countries across the globe. This university is majorly known for its research facilities, it is one of the most research-intensive universities in Canada. The university is highly famous for its research programs and excellence in teaching. Students with some of the highest percentile grades are a part of this university in Canada. Additionally high academic credentials, students must prove English proficiency and have high academic credentials.

University of Alberta

Location:116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

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Contact phone number: +1-780- 492-2692

List of common programs:

Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.

Medicine + Dentistry.


Pharmacy + Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Public Health.

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This university is famous for its courses in different streams like humanities, creative arts, business, sciences, and health sciences. Situated in Edmonton, the university is home to around 40000 students, with around 7000 of them being foreigners. By offering a conducive atmosphere for research, the university also has a multicultural environment.

University Canada West

Location: 626 W Pender St #100, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V9, Canada

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Contact phone number: +1 877-431-6887

List of common programs:

Master of business administration.

Mba-ACCA Pathway

Mba foundation

Online Master of Business Administration

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The business-oriented, Vancouver-based University Canada West issued 1500 study permits to Indian nationals in the year 2021. This represented more than 700% growth over the last two years.

OCAD University

Location: 50129 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

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Contact phone number: +1 416-977-6000

List of common programs:

MS (2 years)

B.E. / B.Tech (4 years)

M.A. (2 years)

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The University of Imagination, OCAD University, is the largest university in Canada for Media, Arts, and Design. It was established in the year 1876, OCAD University is home to around 23% of the international graduates and 9% of undergraduate students from around 50 countries.