Students study in a Canadian nursing program found through the 2022 Maclean's nursing program rankings.

If you're considering a career in healthcare, then you're most likely looking into applying to a nursing program in Canada. A degree in nursing will help you become a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, long term care nurse, clinical research coordinator, pediatric nurse, and open the door to many other careers.

Nursing programs help prepare you for professional practices in nursing using a combination of experiential learning and in-depth coursework. You will gain the necessary skills and requirements to succeed in healthcare.

Check out Maclean's magazine's ranking of the best nursing programs in Canadian universities in 2022! These rankings are based on each school's reputations for quality and research strength.

School Overall Ranking Rank Last Year
University of Alberta 1* [2]
University of British Columbia 1* [2]
University of Toronto 1* [1]
McGill University 4 [5]
McMaster University 5 [4]
University of Calgary 6 [6]
University of Ottawa 7 [8]
Dalhousie University 8 [7]
Université de Montréal 9 [12]
Western University 10 [10]
Queen's University 11 [9]
University of Victoria 12 [11]
York University 13 [19]
Université de Sherbrooke 14 [N/A]
Université Laval 15 [N/A]
Ryerson University 16 [N/A]
Memorial University 17 [13]
University of Saskatchewan 18 [14]
Brock University 19* [N/A]
University of Windsor 19* [N/A]

An * indicates a tie.

Don't see the school you're interested in? Don't worry — reputation isn't everything. Remember to consider program offerings, campus feel, extracurricular activities, and other factors that make each campus unique!

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