Choosing the right Canadian post-secondary institution to complete your studies can be one of the most important decisions.

The choice you make on a potential university or college could impact your academic success, employment prospects and your career pathway.

With the number of options available, it may be difficult to get started!

The newest version of the CanadaVisa School Search is here to help ease that process. The School Search provides a regularly updated database with over 160 designated learning institutions profiles for you to browse through and get familiar with.

The latest addition to the School Search is the possibility to rate a school and leave a written review of your experience at the school.

Using the School Search

Getting started with the School Search is easy. You can use the simple search bar to look for a Canadian college or university by name, province, city, or field of study.

For example, if you are interested in finding the best engineering schools in Canada you can enter the term engineering in the search bar or use the present filters to select a program from the drop-down menu.


It is also possible to browse all institutions, or focus on only universities or colleges separately. By using the filters below the search bar, you can tailor your searches even further.

Over 160 detailed profiles

Each profile page features information about the institution to help you get an understanding of that the school has to offer, including:

  • Average tuition costs for international students;
  • Average GPA requirement;
  • Insights on student life and the experience of studying at the institution;
  • Services for international students;
  • Popular study programs at the school;
  • Reviews about the school.

If you think you have found the right perfect school for you, School Search provides contact details for each institution so you can get started with the next step towards studying in Canada.

You can always revisit the School Search and rate your experience at the school!

Review Canadian colleges and universities

When using the School Search for the first time you can read written reviews of the schools from others who may have attended the institution to complete their studies. You can also gauge your interest in the school by looking at the overall ratings of the school from other School Search visitors based on eight categories:

  • On-campus housing
  • Off-campus housing
  • Campus food
  • Campus facilities
  • Class size
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Nearby shops and services
  • Academics

We understand higher education is not one-size-fits-all. Every person is unique and has a different set of interests and goals. The School Search is here to help you find the right school in Canada for you.

The School Search is here to help you by providing useful and concise information that could help you make an informed decision when choosing Canada as your study destination.