Universities Canada — previously called the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), Universities Canada — is “a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation.” Its website includes a page of up-to-date statistics on Canadian universities.
Maclean’s Education hub provides an annual guide to universities, including university rankings in a variety of categories based on student surveys. Both Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail’s education section have relevant educational articles.
You can follow us on Twitter for information about news and events at your prospective school. Wherever possible, we’ve included the Twitter feed for “future students” so that you’ll see information related to events for prospective students, admissions information, and posts relevant to those thinking of attending and wanting more information.
The Ontario Universities Info website (OUInfo, previously eINFO) is a guide to Ontario universities for secondary school students and guidance counsellors. Its mandate is to provide students and guidance counsellors with information about university programs, admission requirements and additional resources. OUInfo should be used as a starting point for researching university options. There is a video about how to use the Ontario Universities Info site, or you can read the transcript if you prefer to skim more efficiently.
Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) is a central bureau whose key function is the processing of applications for admission to the province’s universities.
Common University Data Ontario (CUDO) is an online tool for parents and students that provides key data about Ontario universities such as
- Number of degrees awarded, student enrolment and entering averages — all by program;
- Number of students living on campus and activities offered;
- Student satisfaction;
- First-year tuition and ancillary fees by program;
- Number of teaching faculty;
- Undergraduate class size, by year level;
- Research awards granted; and
- Graduation rates and employment rates by program.
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) is the provincial gateway to help Albertans plan and achieve educational and career success. It provides information for career planning, post-secondary education and training, educational funding, job search, labour market trends, and workplace issues.
Post-Secondary Application Service of BC (ApplyBC) is an online tool that lets students across the province apply to any of BC’s public post-secondary institutions through a single portal.