Canadian colleges and universities have been attracting American students for generations. Public Canadian Universities offer programs that are internationally recognized and are often, even for American students, less expensive that public universities in the US.
In particular, The University of British Columbia (US News & World Report #31 for Best Global Universities, located in Vancouver), McGill University (US News & World Report #50 for Best Global Universities, located in Montreal), and the University of Toronto (US News & World Report #21 for Best Global Universities, pictured below) are renowned for their international reach, research, and high quality undergraduate education. These specific universities have world-class science and engineering programs. Their graduates are highly marketable across the globe.
For those despondent over the results of the election, these universities’ grads are highly sought after by top employers in the US, Canada, and other Commonwealth Countries (i.e. Australia). Canadian universities usually offer similar programs to American colleges including a wide array of majors, minors, study abroad programs, and the ability to intern for international companies and conduct research in on-campus labs.
To anxious parents worried about the distance between them and our northern neighbors, the expansion of low-cost airlines like WestJet, Air Canada Rouge, Allegiant, and Spirit, it may be quicker and cheaper to travel to Vancouver or Toronto than it is to travel to Seattle or Boston.