Online Universities in Canada

The online university education department of Canada is managed and controlled by the provincial government of Canada. Online learning is a very prominent feature of the Canadian education system. Both international students and residents opt for the professional distance learning programs provided by universities in Canada; such programs are flexible and allow the students to study another full time course or pursue a full fledged profession.

The unique feature of online university education in Canada is that even students who are attending their last year in school and have attained the age of 16 or above can choose to study a course of their interest. This means that online education in Canadian universities can begin even if a student has not passed school. Most universities in the country provide online study options in the contemporary professional courses as these programs are most popular among the youth applicants.

The laws and rules pertaining to online education in universities of Canada lie with the individual province and legislature.

List of Online Universities in Canada

Name & Address Phone & Email
University of Manitoba

Distance and Online Education,

188D CE Complex, Winnipeg,

MB R3T 2N2, Canada

Ph: (204) 474-8012

Fax: (204) 474-7661


The University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg,

MB R3B 2E9

Ph: 204.786.9851

Mount Allison University

Department of Music

134 Main Street

Sackville NB

Canada E4L 1A6

Ph: 506-364-2374

Fax: 506-364-2376


Acadia University

Continuing and Distance Education

Box 118, 38 Crowell Drive

Wolfville , NS

B4P 2R6 Canada

Ph: (902) 585-1434/ (800) 565-6568

Fax: (902) 585-1068

Cape Breton University

P.O. Box 5300

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Canada B1P 6L2
Dalhousie University College of

Continuing Education

1535 Dresden Row,

Suite 201 Halifax, NS B3J 3T1

Ph: (902) 494-2526

Fax: (902) 494-3662


Mount Saint Vincent University Bedford Highway Halifax,

Nova Scotia

B3M 2J6 Canada

Saint Mary’s University

Continuing Education

883 Robie Street Halifax NS

Canada B3H 3C3

Ph:902) 420-5492

Fax: (902) 420-5103


Saint Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Lakehead University,

Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning,

955 Oliver Road, ATAC 5031,

Thunder Bay, Ontario,

Canada, P7B 5E1

Ph: (807) 346-7730

Fax: (807) 343-8008


Laurentian University

Centre for Continuing Education

935 Ramsey Lake Road

Sudbury, Ontario,

Canada P3E 2C6

Ph: (705) 673-6569

Fax:(705) 675-4897


McMaster University,

Centre for Continuing Education,

Downtown Campus,

2nd floor, Hamilton,

ON L8S 4L8

Ph:(905) 525-9140 ext. 24321



Nipissing University

100 College Drive, Box 5002 North Bay

ON Canada P1B 8L7

Ph: (705) 474-3450

Fax: (705) 474-1947

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto Thunder Bay, Ontario Ph: (807) 475-8110

Fax: (807) 577-3835


University of Ottawa

120 University (209), Ottawa

Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5

Ph: 613 562-5300

Fax:613 562-5237


Queen’s University

99 University Avenue

Kingston, Ontario

Canada K7L 3N6
Ryerson University

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3

Ph: 416.979.5035


Trent University

Continuing Education Blackburn Hall,

Suite 129 1600 West

Bank Drive Peterborough,

Ontario K9H 7B8

Ph: 705-748-1229

Fax: 705-748-1007



University of Guelph

Office of Open Learning

160 Johnston Hall, U Guelph,

Ontario, N1G 2W1

Ph: 519 767-5000 or

519 824-4120 Ext. 55000


University of Toronto

158 St. George Street

Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V8

Ph: 416-978-2400

Fax: 416-978-6666


University of St. Michael’s

College Continuing Education

81 St. Mary’s Street

Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

Ph: (416) 926-7254

Fax: (416) 926-7287


University of Waterloo

Distance Education Waterloo,

Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Ph: 519 888 4050


University of Western Ontario

Distance Studies Room 190,

Stevenson-Lawson Building

Phone: (519) 661-3982

Fax: (519) 661-3615


Wilfrid Laurier University

Distance Education R293,

202 Regina St. N

75 University Ave W

Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5

Ph: 519.884.0710 x 3505

Fax: 519.884.6063


York University

Continuing Education 99 Ian MacDonald Blvd

4700 Keele Stree

t Toronto, Ontario


Ph: 416-736-5000

Fax: 416-736-5536

University of Phoenix Online

846 King St. W. Toronto,

ON M5V 1P1 Canada

Ph: 416-850-4679

Fax: 416-850-4680


The University of Prince Edward Island Centre for Life-long Learning,

UPEI, 550 University Avenue,


PE C1A 4P3

Ph: (902) 566 0336,

Fax: (902) 566-0451


Bishop’s University

Continuing Education

2600 College St, Sherbrooke,Qu├ębec

J1M 0C8 Canada

Ph: (819) 822-9670 /


Fax: (819) 822-9700


University of Regina

Distance Learning Division

3737 Wascana Parkway

Regina, SK S4S 0A2


Kwantlen University College

12666 – 72nd Ave Surrey,

B.C. V3W2M8

Ph: 604-599-2114



Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

4355 Mathissi Place Burnaby,

BC V5G 4S8

Ph: 604-431-3000 or




Trinity Western University

7600 Glover Road

Langley, B.C.

V2Y 1Y1 Canada

Ph: 604.888.7511