Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina
Acceptance Rates At Top Canadian Universities
Below are the acceptance rates for the top Canadian universities for the 2019/2020 school year.
McGill University: 41.7% acceptance rate
University of British Columbia: 52.4% acceptance rate
Queen’s University: 42% acceptance rate
McMaster University: 58.7% acceptance rate
University of Waterloo: 52% acceptance rate
University of Montreal: 57% acceptance rate
University of Toronto: 40% acceptance rate
In other words, the best universities in Canada have an acceptance rate of 40% – 58.7%!
Now let’s take a look at the acceptance rates of some of the top American universities.
As you can see from the data, the average Canadian university has an acceptance rate 4-12X higher than the average American university.
It is now impossible to get into a top American university unless you’re a really rich legacy student or cured some rare disease in Africa while starting a massive website to help feed hungry children.
Rich, white children of celebrities couldn’t even get into some universities on their own merit. Their parents ended up bribing university officials on average $500,000 to get their kids in.
Instead of busting your but in middle school and high school to get into a top American university, whose value is frankly diminishing due to the free internet, it’s much better to apply to a Canadian university.
In Canada, everybody gets a trophy. And what’s great about Canadian universities is that you still get a top rate education and employers prize you as equally, or almost as equally as a graduate from a top American university.
One of my classmates at Goldman Sachs was a McGill University graduate. She was awesome and by age 33, she was the only one to have made Managing Director. The rest of us either quit, were let go, or never ascended.
Save Money By Attending A Canadian University
Instead of spending $48,000 in annual tuition going to Princeton, Stanford, Yale, or Harvard only to end up with the same type of job as everyone else, why not spend $5,399 in annual tuition at University of British Columbia and work at a US-based firm for more money instead?
To qualify for local tuition rates, you’ll have to establish residency for at least a year or two. But i’ll be worth it due to the massive cost difference.
Even if you cannot get any tuition exemption, international tuition is still about $10,000 a year cheaper than a comparable top rated private university in America.
With Canada’s Express Entry program, it’s pretty easy to become Canadian. All that’s required is at least one year of work experience, proficiency in English or French, and $1,500 – $2,000.
If you intend to be self-employed when you move to Canada, you’ll need to show you have at least two years’ relevant experience in the field in which you intend to self-employ. That’s not very hard at all because anybody can start a website and say they have a business. There’s no rule saying you have to have a successful business.
“We’re a country that is open to immigration right now,” PM Trudeau said at Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women International Summit in Montreal Monday night, responding to a question about how Canada is competing with the United States on attracting business. “[That’s a] hell of a competitive advantage I don’t see the U.S. matching anytime soon,” he added.
If the Prime Minister is welcoming immigrants with open arms, Americans must take advantage! They along with Mexico are our neighbors. But Canada has a culture and infrastructure most similar to our own.