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Top Engineering Colleges in Canada

Bhavya Rawal Bhavya Rawal
Study Abroad Expert

With large scale investment in its International education strategy an increasing number of international students enrolling (minimum 15% each year in UG engineering programs), Canada is a country that can be one good destination for the one who is willing to pursue Engineering. There are more than 20 top universities in Canada offering Engineering courses according to QS TOP UNIVERSITIES and more than 1,15,000 registered Engineering firms in Canada. Some top companies being AECON, Banterer, Canadian Natural Resource, CIMA+, Golder and many more.

The local workforce of Canada is not being sufficient due to lacking skills needed, hence the demand for Engineers in various fields in Canada is high. Each sector of engineering is projected to grow by 2025. The annual job opening predictions by the labor market are as below:

  • A rise in new job openings of around 2500 for civil engineers.
  • 2100 new job openings are expected for mechanical engineering graduates.
  • Chemical engineers will have around 1300 new job openings to apply with.
  • A rise of around 1800 in the electrical and electronics engineering sector is expected.

This makes Canada a perfect study abroad destination for international aspirants planning to settle in Canada with a job that offers cuchy median salaries.

Top Ranking Canadian Universities for Engineering

One needs to check out the following universities ranked globally, as well as on the basis of the subject rank according to QS rankings 2020 to pursue Engineering from Canadian universities:

University/collegeSubject RankEngineering Programme
University of Toronto#=224Bachelor degrees,12 Master degrees, and 4Doctoral degrees.
University of British Columbia#=3213 Bachelor degrees,2 Master degrees, and 1Doctoral degrees
McGill University #=4713Bachelor degrees, 16Master degrees, and 9Doctoral degrees
University of Alberta#=11217Bachelor degrees,6 Master degrees, and 3Doctoral degrees
Queen's University at Kingston#=16110Bachelor degree,10 Master degree, and 7Doctoral degree

Engineering in Canada: Specialization and Degree Types

Engineering is a vast course and is provided under various specifications in Canada. The degree of Engineering is provided in Bachelor, Master and Doctoral forms in Canada. Therefore, if one has high interest in pursuing Engineering from Canada, the country is highly recommended.

The various specializations of Engineering that Canada offers to any willing student to study are mentioned as follows along with the universities offering the program:

SpecializationsBachelors offered atMasters offered at
Aerospace EngineeringUBC, McGill, UTorntoConcordia University, UToronto, Ryerson University
Mechanical EngineeringUToronto, McGill, UOttawa, McMasterUToronto, UBC, Dalhousie University
Chemical EngineeringUBC, U of T, McGill, UAlberta, University of WaterlooQueen’s University, Lakehead University, Ryerson University, University of Ottawa
Software EngineeringUToronto, UBC, McGill UniversityConcordia University, University of Regina, Western University
Civil EngineeringUBC, U of T, McGill, UAlberta, University of WaterlooUAlberta, McMaster University, University of Calgary
Biomedical EngineeringWestern University, University of Waterloo, McGill, UBCMcGill, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba
Industrial EngineeringMcMaster, UBC, McGillUToronto, Dalhousie University, University of Windsor
Computer EngineeringMcGill, McMaster, UBC, UTorontoUniversity of Waterloo, Queen’s University, University of Guelph
Environmental EngineeringUToronto, UBCUniversity of Ottawa, Lakehead University, Concordia University
  • One needs to note the degree types that are offered by Canadian Universities, if willing to pursue the course of Engineering:
    • Undergraduate: Bachelors of Engineering in Canada and Bachelors of Applied Science
    • Graduate: Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Science and Masters of Applied Science.
    • Doctoral: Doctoral of Philosophy/ P.H.D

Studying in Canada offers you the above-mentioned opportunities and degree levels to pursue engineering.

Undergraduate Engineering Program in Canada

As discussed above, Engineering in Canada is available in the form of various degrees, hence one who is enthusiastic in pursuing his or her undergraduate degree from Canada must check few popular Bachelor’s degrees offered by the below-mentioned universities, along with the duration of the degree and fee structure-

ProgramUniversityDurationAnnual Fees
Bachelors of Engineering/Bachelors of Applied ScienceUniversity of Toronto4 years$ 47,092
Bachelors of Engineering/ Bachelors of Applied ScienceUniversity of British Columbia4 years$ 36,000 approximately
Bachelors of Engineering/ Bachelors of Applied ScienceMcGill University 4 years$ 31,794
Bachelors of Engineering/ Bachelors of ScienceUniversity of Alberta4 years$ 47,092
Bachelors of Engineering/ Bachelors of Applied ScienceQueen's University at Kingston4 years$ 11,000 to 18,000 approximately

Bachelor in Engineering in Canada: Eligibility

Candidates eager to apply for the Undergraduate Engineering degree from Canada must ensure to have few basic eligibilities. Some of the required eligibility criteria are listed below that may or may not apply in all the cases:

  • Students must have their 10th & 12th grades qualifying certificate.
  • Students should have an aggregate of 60% in their 12th grade ( Depends on the applying university)
  • Students must have a Science background ( Mandatory knowledge of subjects, like Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, and Computer ( Standard XII level)
  • All the International students will have to give proof of English Language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL MELAB )

Documents Required

  • Statement of Purpose (Depends on the university applying)
  • Letter of Recommendation (Depends on the university applying)
  • Academic Documents ( Mandatory): These include certificates and mark sheets from 10th &12th standard.

Cost of Pursuing Bachelors of Engineering from Canada

The average annual cost to study an Undergraduate Engineering course from Canada could be $12,000 to $50,000 approximately, depending on the course and university one chooses. The graphical image below describes the change in the average tuition for international students pursuing a bachelor of engineering from Canada over the past few years.

Average Tuition fees for International students V/S year

Various scholarships to study undergraduate Engineering degrees are available for the students in Canada. However, many Canadian universities also provide specific scholarships for international students to help them pursue their undergraduate Engineering degree from Canada.

Graduate Engineering Programs in Canada

Students who have already pursued their undergraduate degree under any specialization of Engineering and looking forward to pursuing their masters in Engineering from Canada can keep a note on the below-mentioned master programs offered by the mentioned universities of Canada, along with the duration and the fee structure-

ProgramsUniversityDurationAnnual Fees
Masters of Engineering/ Master of Applied ScienceUniversity of Toronto2 years$ 18,000 to $ 45,000
Masters of Engineering/ Master of Applied ScienceUniversity of British Columbia2 years$ 15,185
Masters of Engineering/ Master of Applied ScienceMcGill University 2 years$ 13,583
Masters of Master of Applied Science Engineering/University of Alberta2 years$ 7,100 to $ 8,000
Masters of Engineering/ Master of Applied ScienceQueen's University at Kingston2 years$ 14,619

Admission Requirements for Masters in Engineering in Canada

The applicants of the students willing to apply for a master degree in Engineering from Canada shall be accepted on the fulfillment of a few basic criteria as mentioned below-

  • All the applicants shall be accepted on the basis of regulations set by the specific universities/graduate schools.
  • Students will have to fulfill the requirements of the specific departments they are willing to apply.
  • Students keen to apply must have a 4-years undergraduate degree in a related field of study. with a minimum GPA of B+/76–79% ( Depending on the university and course chosen)
  • All the International students will have to give tests for studying in Canada (IELTS, TOEFL, MELAB)

Tabulated below are your one-step guides to a various Engineering masters degree in Canada

Programs to Pursue 
Masters in Civil Engineering in CanadaMasters in Electrical Engineering in Canada
Masters in Industrial Engineering in CanadaMasters in Biomedical Engineering in Canada
Masters in Chemical Engineering in CanadaMasters in Aerospace Engineering in Canada
Masters in Software Engineering in CanadaMasters in Engineering Management in Canada
Masters in Mechanical Engineering in CanadaMasters in Computer Engineering in Canada

Documents Required

The documents required for pursuing masters in engineering in Canada can be broadly generalized into the following:

  • Statement of Purpose (Depends on the university applying)
  • Letter of Recommendation (Depends on the university applying)
  • Resume/CV (Depends on the university applying)
  • Academic Documents ( Mandatory)

Cost for Pursuing Masters in Engineering in Canada

The average annual cost to study a graduate Engineering course from Canada could be $10,000 to $45,000 approximately, depending on the course and university one chooses. This cost is highly dependent on the choice of specialization opted. Each type of master's in engineering can cost an international student differently. The cost of studying in Canada will also include the cost of living in Canada as well. This is one of the major expenses incurred by international students.

Numerous scholarships are available to study graduate Engineering degrees for the students in Canada. However, several Canadian universities also provide specific scholarships for international students to help them pursue their undergraduate Engineering degree from Canada.

Doctoral Engineering Program in Canada

A P.H.D degree in Engineering can complement the overall qualifications of a student and may also help him/her to have a highlighted profession ahead, by making the student capable enough to secure a high paid job. According to QS TOP UNIVERSITIES, there are more than 20 top universities in Canada that provide a P.H.D degree in Engineering under several specializations.

Students having a high interest in pursuing a P.H.D can look down on the mentioned programs offered by the few specified universities, along with the duration and fee structure:

ProgramsUniversityDurationAnnual Fee
Doctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Toronto5 years$ 4,657
Doctor of PhilosophyUniversity of British Columbia4 years$ 6,582
Doctor of PhilosophyMcGill University 3 to 4 years$ 11,728
Doctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Alberta3 to 5 years$ 7,100
Doctor of PhilosophyQueen's University at Kingston4 years$ 9,695

Eligibility for Ph.D. in Engineering in Canada

A P.H.D in Engineering being the top valued degree has special criteria to be fulfilled by the student willing to appear for a P.H.D degree in Canada. A P.H.D degree in Engineering can take a student to achieve higher work goals and to earn more. Therefore, students must keep a track of the following requirements for pursuing a P.H.D in Engineering from Canada:

  • Students need to have done their thesis-based master’s degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • Students should carry at least ‘3’ in the grading system or ’B’ in the letter grading system of their last given exams.
  • All the International students will have to give proof of English Language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL MELAB )

Documents Required

  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
  • Resume/CV
  • Academic Documents

Cost of Pursuing Doctorate in Engineering in Canada

The average annual cost to study a P.H.D Engineering degree from Canada could be $5,000 to $12,000 approximately, depending on the course and university one chooses.

Many scholarships are available to study a doctoral Engineering program for the students in Canada. However, several Canadian universities also provide specific scholarships for international students to help them pursue their doctoral Engineering degree from Canada.

Scholarships for Engineering in Canada

To pursue higher education in an international country can seem a little difficult because of the finances required, but there are various scholarships provided by the international countries and universities one wishes to study.

One who is keen to take up his/her higher education in Engineering from Canada needs not to worry much, as the country and the universities have a good number of scholarships available for international students.

Key Points when Applying for Scholarships

  • Students are preferred to have a good academic record.
  • Students must get their research project approved by their accepting university.
  • Scholarships will be granted either on the basis of merit or by conducting a test. (Depends on the body)

Assembled below are few popular scholarships available for international students that one can avail and find suitable for pursuing Engineering from Canada:

Scholarship NameOffered ToAmount Awarded (CAD)Number of Scholarships
Debesh Kamal ScholarshipAvailable for all the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs953N/A
University of Alberta- India Centenary ScholarshipAvailable for the undergraduate programs of University of Alberta97562
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship ProgramAvailable for all the Diploma, Bachelors and Master programs1033000
Go Clean ScholarshipsAvailable for all the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs24101
Banting Postdoctoral FellowshipsAvailable for Postdoctoral Programs3625370

Students must keep an eye to the websites of the country as well as of the universities they are willing to study to find out the available scholarships for various programs.

Scope of Engineering in Canada: Jobs & Salaries

The scope of pursuing Engineering from Canada post-secondary education can really bring a fruitful result to the prepared students. The lessons provided in the classroom and in the job site can really make a student employee- worthy.

  • The percentage of graduates in Engineering under the specialization of Civil and Mechanical is much higher compared to the other specializations of Engineering.
  • The employment percentage of undergraduates and graduates of Engineering in Canada ranges approximately from 87% to 89%
  • The annual salary of an undergraduate and a graduate of Engineering in Canada can range from $ 40,000 to $ 103,568 approximately.
  • The salary comparison for Engineers in Canada as per various Cities is represented in the graph below:
Average Annual salary V/S Canadian city

Canada has a good scope of employment for wide ranges of specialization in Engineering for students to pursue from various universities and some engineering designations, along with their approximate salaries are as follows:

DesignationAnnual Salary (CAD)
Civil engineers$50,00-100,000
Mechanical engineers$60,000-100,000
Electrical and electronics engineers$60,000-100,000
Industrial and manufacturing engineers$50,00-100,000
Aerospace engineers$70,000-100,000
Engineering managers$30,000-80,000
Computer programmers and interactive media developers$40,000-120,000
Metallurgical and materials engineers$50,00-100,000
Software engineers and designers$50,000-120,000

However, these salary ranges were an approximation and had chances to vary from firm to firm and from industry to industry.

As per the data by salary explorer, the average annual salary in the field of engineering rises by 17% post completion of an undergraduate diploma/certificate. This rise increases to around 24% after completion of an undergraduate degree in engineering.

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