At 23,000 students, Ontario has the highest enrolment in undergraduate engineering; at 80 students, PEI has the lowest.
The most popular undergraduate engineering program is mechanical, with almost 12,000 students; mining and mineral engineering is the least popular, with approximately 325 students.
Over 55,000 students are enrolled in full-time undergraduate engineering programs in Canada.
Almost 11,000 undergraduate engineering degrees are awarded each year in Canada.
Almost 18% of all undergraduate engineering enrolment is women.
The most popular engineering discipline for women is chemical engineering, with women comprising 44% of total enrolment.
The University of Toronto’s Engineering school has the largest undergraduate enrolment in Canada - 4,000 students, followed by the University of Waterloo, 3,900 students, and the University of Alberta, 3,300 students.
In 1854 the first engineering course in Canada was offered at King’s College, which was to become the nucleus of the University of New Brunswick.
The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) was established by Engineers Canada in 1965 to accredit undergraduate engineering programs which provide the academic requirements necessary for registration as a professional engineer in Canada.