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Canadian Universities delivering programs online for Fall 2020

The pandemic is forcing school around the world to go online in 2020. Canadian schools are no exception. If a school isn’t listed here, it is possible that they’re yet to release a FIRM decision. These decisions are impacted by the health authority of their respective province.

Atlantic Canada (Maritime)

Cape Breton UniversityOnline-only
Crandall UniversityIn-person (or am I interpreting it wrong?)
Dalhousie UniversityOnline, some exemptions
Memorial University of NewfoundlandOnline, some exemptions
Mount Saint Vincent UniversityOnline-only
Université de MonctonMostly online
University of New BrunswickMixed delivery
Université Saint-AnneOnline, some exemptions
University of Prince Edward IslandMixed delivery


Concordia UniversityMostly online: “almost entirely online”
McGill UniversityOnline-only
Polytechnique MontréalMostly online
Université Laval“contraints d’offrir la majorité de nos cours à distance à l’automne 2020”
Université de Montréal“enseignement à distance pour le trimestre d’automne 2020”

See also study in Canada. Students can work whilst studying and gain work experience in Canada after their studies.


Almost all Ontario universities are expecting to go online for the fall, but no final decisions yet. Institutions posted below are the ones with confirmed online Fall 2020 semesters.

Brock UniversityOnline, with some in-person opportunities
Carleton UniversityOnline, some exemptions
Lakehead UniversityMostly online
McMaster UniversityOnline, some exemptions
Nipissing UniversityMostly online
OCAD UniversityOnline, with in-person opportunities
Queens UniversityOnline, some exemptions
Ryerson UniversityMixed delivery
University of GuelphMixed delivery
University of OttawaOnline, some exemptions
University of WaterlooMixed delivery
University of Western OntarioMixed delivery
University of WindsorMostly online
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityMostly online

Central Canada (Prairies)

Concordia University of EdmontonMostly online
MacEwan UniversityMostly online
Mount Royal UniversityOnline but “will make a final call on June 30”
NorQuest CollegeMostly online
Red Deer CollegeOnline-only
Saskatchewan PolytechnicMixed delivery
University of AlbertaOnline, with some in-person opportunities
University of CalgaryMixed delivery
University of LethbridgeMostly online
University of ManitobaOnline, some exemptions
University of ReginaOnline, but not finalized exemptions yet
University of SaskatchewanOnline, some exemptions

British Columbia

Capilano UniversityMixed delivery
Royal Roads UniversityOnline-only
Thompson Rivers UniversityOnline, some exemptions
Trinity Western UniversityOnline, with some in-person opportunities
Simon Fraser UniversityMostly online
University of British ColumbiaMixed delivery
University of the Fraser ValleyMostly online
University of Northern British ColumbiaOnline, some in-person opportunities
University of VictoriaMostly online
Vancouver Island UniversityMixed delivery

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