Unlike universities, which grant diplomas, universities in Canada are defined as degree-granting institutions offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Universities are institutions that can grant degrees. All universities have undergraduate (bachelor's) degrees and many have graduate programs (master's and doctoral degrees). Although they receive funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, each institution governs itself and regulates its own programs, admissions and teachers.
In Canada, colleges and universities are different institutions; colleges generally have different types of programs than universities.