Are you looking for Canadian universities with social work programs?

Whether you’re researching to determine your next career move or you’re actively applying for social programs, knowing which Canadian universities offer social work programs can make your search just a little bit easier.

This article lists Canadian universities with social work programs so that you can get a glimpse of what each program has to offer. 

List of Canadian Universities with Social Work Programs 

In this section, we’ll identify the universities by province or territory that offers social work degrees. The list will identify whether the institution offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Social Work with a Juris Doctor (MSW/JD) Dual Degree, and/or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Work.

Below is the list of Canadian universities with social work programs:

Newfoundland and Labrador

Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sXXX

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxXX
Cape Breton UniversitySydneyX

Prince Edward Island


New Brunswick

University of New BrunswickFrederictonX
St. Thomas UniversityFrederictonX
Université de MonctonMonctonX


McGill UniversityMontréalXXXX
Université de MontréalMontréalXXX


University of OttawaOttawaX (French Only)XX
Carleton UniversityOttawaXXX
Nipissing UniversityNorth BayX
Lakehead UniversityThunder BayXX
Laurentian UniversitySudburyXX
Algoma UniversityBramptonX
Trent UniversityPeterboroughX
McMaster UniversityHamiltonXXX
University of WaterlooWaterlooXX
Wilfred Laurier UniversityWaterlooXXX
Toronto Metropolitan UniversityTorontoXX
University of TorontoTorontoXX
York UniversityTorontoXXXX
University of Western Ontario – King’s University CollegeLondonXX
University of WindsorWindsorXXXX


University of ManitobaWinnipegXXX
Booth University CollegeWinnipegX
Canadian Mennonite UniversityWinnipegX


First Nations UniversitySaskatoonX (BISW)X (MISW)
University of ReginaReginaXX
North West CollegeMeadow Lake and Battlefords CampusX
Northlands CollegeBuffalo Narrows, Creighton, Ile-a-la-Crosse, La Loche and La Ronge CampusX
Cumberland CollegeMelfort, Nipawin, and Tisdale CampusX


University of CalgaryCalgary and Edmonton CampusXXX
McEwan UniversityEdmontonX

British Columbia

Nicola Valley Institute of TechnologyMerrittX
Thompson River UniversityKamloopsX
Vancouver Island UniversityNanaimoX
The University of British ColumbiaOkanagan CampusX
Douglas CollegeNew WestminsterX
University of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeXX
University of Fraser ValleyAbbotsfordXX
University of VictoriaVictoriaXX

Northwest Territories



Nunavut Arctic College (Partnered with Memorial
University of Newfoundland
Cambridge BayX


Yukon UniversityWhitehorseX


With this list of Canadian universities with social work programs, you are well on your way to learning more about the various social work programs in Canada. And who knows, maybe you might even submit an application or two to start making your dream of becoming a social worker a reality.

Want to learn more about how to become a social worker?

Click here to read our article called How to Become a Social Worker in Canada.


This article is for informational and educational purposes only. The list in this article may not be an exhaustive or accurate list of universities offering social work programs. Please refer to the respective institutions for accurate and up-to-date information regarding their social work programs, recruitment and social work accreditation.

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