The terms “university” and “college” do not mean the same thing in Canada. They are usually different post-secondary educational institutions in Canada. Colleges tend to offer programs that are more directly aimed at practical and technical training, whereas universities focus more on learning that is theoretical and research based.
Universities offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as professional degrees in areas such as law and medicine. Ontario has 20 different universities that offer a wide range of programs.
Links to Ontario universities and calendars (a general overview of admission requirements, program, and fees)
Get to Know Ontario’s Universities (with map of Ontario university locations)
Browse Ontario universities by (1) university OR (2) geographic location OR (3) program grouping : www.horizon.ouac.on.ca/webapp/browse_main.d2w/report?ident=CAT_DSP&cgmenbr=26&cgrfnbr=1656&pgmgrp=choose&x
New rules that take effect on June 1, 2014, make it easier for study permit holders to work off campus. Full-time students pursuing an academic, professional or vocational training program at a designated learning institution will be:
For more information: www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-changes.asp
Get a student work permit: www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work.asp