Top-Rated Colleges in Ontario

Are you searching for the list of best colleges in Ontario, Canada? Do you want to pursue a job-oriented diploma, certificate or Bachelor’s Degree program from a top college in Ontario? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best colleges in Ontario, Canada.

Best colleges in Ontario

In this post, readers will find the following details – list of top-rated colleges in Canada, type of the college, location/city, programs offered by the college & additional information. In short, after going through this post, readers will be able to find an ideal college.

Also check –

Best colleges in Alberta

Best colleges in British Columbia

Best colleges in Manitoba

Best colleges in New Brunswick

Best colleges in Quebec

Best colleges in Saskatchewan


Students from Ontario, other parts of Canada as well as international students will benefit from this post. The main aim of this post is to simplify your college-selection and admission process. The colleges listed in this post fare well in areas such as – affordability, quality of education, quality of faculty, job placement and other such parameters.


Let us check out the list of best colleges in Ontario now. Here it is –


List of top colleges in Ontario, Canada

Sr NoName of the collegeType of the collegeCity
1Georgian College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublicBarrie
2Heritage Baptist College and Heritage Theological SeminaryNon-profitCambridge
3Heritage College & Seminary
4Ethnos CanadaDurham
5Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced LearningPublicKitchener
6International Test Pilots SchoolFor-profitLondon
7Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublic
8Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada Inc.Maple
9Algonquin Careers Academy, MississaugaFor-profitMississauga
10Anishinabek Education InstitutePublicNorth Bay
11Canadore College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublic
12Durham College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublicOshawa
13ABCE Language SchoolFor-profitOttawa
14Algonquin College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublic
15Fleming College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublicPeterborough
16Cambrian College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublicSudbury
17Collège Boréal d’arts appliqués et de technologiePublic
18Confederation College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublicThunder Bay
19Canadian College of Homeopathic MedicineFor-profitToronto
20CISS Canada (Canadian International Student Services)For-profit
21CLLC Toronto (Canadian Language Learning College)For-profit
22Embassy Centre for English Studies, Inc. TorontoFor-profit
23Canadian College of Naturopathic MedicineNon-profit
24Canadian Memorial Chiropractic CollegeNon-profit
25Eight Branches College of Eastern Medicine
26Canadian Forces College, North YorkPublic
27Centennial College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublic
28George Brown College of Applied Arts and TechnologyPublic
29Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced LearningPublic
30First Nations Technical InstitutePublicTyendinaga Mohawk Territory


Different types of colleges in Ontario

Colleges in Ontario, Canada can be classified into the following main types – public colleges, for-profit colleges and non-profit colleges. This classification has been made on the basis of ‘ownership’ of the college. In this post, I’ve included all these different types of colleges. The type of each college has been mentioned against its name in the table provided above.


College vs University in Canada

In Canada, colleges generally offer 1-, 2- or 3-years long diploma and certificate programs. On the other hand, Universities in Canada offer 4 years long Bachelor’s Degree programs as well as other advanced Degree programs (like Master’s Degree). However, colleges in Canada too are known to offer 4-year long Bachelor’s Degree programs now.


Courses/Programs offered by colleges in Ontario

Colleges in Ontario, Canada is known to offer the following types of courses or programs –

  • Certificate courses
  • Diploma courses
  • Bachelor’s Degree courses


Depending upon the type of the program and the college, the duration of the program could be anywhere between 1 to 3 years. In case of Bachelor’s Degree program, the duration of the program is 4 years.


Is college education affordable?

When compared to a university, college education in Ontario is much more affordable. Students may make use of financial aid (such as grants, scholarships or student loans) to ease finance-related issues/problems.

Arun Kallarackal
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