Best Hospitals 2021 - Canada

World's Best Hospitals 2021

This is the third year that Newsweek has partnered with Statista Inc, the respected global data research firm, to reveal the World's Best Hospitals— and it may be our most important ranking yet.

As the events of 2020 made clear, our lives and those of our loved ones may rest on the kind of health care we have access to. The 2,000 hospitals named in this list—which covers 25 countries, including United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada —stand out for their consistent excellence, including distinguished physicians, top-notch nursing care and state-of-the-art technology.

Of course we hope that we, and you, won't need to seek care or visit a friend or family member in any hospital this year. But if you do, this ranking of the World's Best Hospitals 2021 can help you feel confident as you make a critical choice about medical care.

Nancy Cooper
Global Editor-in-Chief

RankHospitalCountryScoreCityUS StateSpecialityFootnotes
1Toronto General - University Health NetworkCanada92.60%Toronto3
2Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreCanada91.28%Toronto
3Mount Sinai HospitalCanada89.35%Toronto
4North York General HospitalCanada86.36%Toronto
5Jewish General HospitalCanada84.50%Montreal
6VCH - Vancouver General HospitalCanada81.07%Vancouver
7Rockyview General HospitalCanada80.87%Calgary
8Centre hospitalier de l'Université de MontréalCanada80.86%Montreal
9St. Michael’s HospitalCanada80.59%Toronto
10Toronto Western - University Health NetworkCanada80.47%Toronto
11Montreal General Hospital - McGill University Health CentreCanada80.16%Montreal
12Foothills Medical CentreCanada79.06%Calgary
13Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences CentreCanada78.72%Halifax
14The Royal Victoria Hospital - McGill University Health CentreCanada78.58%Montreal
15Hamilton Health Sciences - McMaster University Medical CentreCanada75.69%Hamilton
16Queensway Carleton HospitalCanada74.62%Ottawa
17Royal Jubilee HospitalCanada74.50%Victoria
18Peter Lougheed CentreCanada74.25%Calgary
19Royal Columbian HospitalCanada74.23%New Westminster
20Lachine Hospital - McGill University Health CentreCanada74.21%Lachine
21The Ottawa HospitalCanada74.01%Ottawa
22VCH - UBC HospitalCanada73.83%Vancouver
23Humber River HospitalCanada73.82%Toronto
24University of Alberta HospitalCanada73.68%Edmonton
25Grace HospitalCanada73.19%Winnipeg
26Victoria General HospitalCanada73.17%Victoria
27Grey Nuns Community Hospital - Covenant HealthCanada73.06%Edmonton
28St. Joseph’s Healthcare HamiltonCanada73.00%Hamilton
29Royal Alexandra HospitalCanada72.98%Edmonton
30Southlake Regional Health CentreCanada72.94%Newmarket
31Kelowna General HospitalCanada72.72%Kelowna
32St. Paul’s HospitalCanada72.56%Saskatoon
33The Credit Valley HospitalCanada72.44%Mississauga
34William Osler Health System - Etobicoke General HospitalCanada72.09%Toronto
35St. Boniface HospitalCanada72.01%Winnipeg
36Kingston General HospitalCanada71.82%Kingston
37CHUL - CHU de Québec-Université LavalCanada71.69%Quebec City3
38Bluewater HealthCanada71.69%Sarnia
39Saskatoon City HospitalCanada71.63%Saskatoon
40Misericordia Community Hospital - Covenant HealthCanada71.62%Edmonton
41Juravinski HospitalCanada71.46%Hamilton
42Halton Healthcare - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial HospitalCanada71.32%Oakville
43Toronto East Health Network - Michael Garron HospitalCanada71.31%Toronto
44Mackenzie Richmond Hill HospitalCanada71.00%Richmond Hill
45Seven Oaks General HospitalCanada70.95%Winnipeg
46Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital CentreCanada70.86%Moncton
47St. Mary’s Hospital CentreCanada70.83%Montreal
48VCH - Richmond HospitalCanada70.55%Richmond
49Victoria General HospitalCanada70.53%Winnipeg
50St. Joseph’s Health CentreCanada70.48%Toronto
51Victoria Hospital - London Health Sciences CentreCanada70.37%London
52Royal University HospitalCanada70.06%Saskatoon
53Hamilton Health Sciences - Hamilton General HospitalCanada70.04%Hamilton
54Joseph Brant HospitalCanada69.96%Burlington
55Hopital Maisonneuve-RosemontCanada69.91%Montreal
56Markham Stouffville Hospital – Markham SiteCanada69.50%Markham
57Nova Scotia Health - Valley Regional HospitalCanada69.49%Kentville
58Trillium Health Partner - Mississauga HospitalCanada69.43%Mississauga
59Horizon Health Network - Saint John Regional HospitalCanada69.25%Saint John
60VCH - Lions Gate HospitalCanada69.24%North Vancouver
61Hôpital MontfortCanada69.22%Ottawa
62Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de MontréalCanada69.17%Montreal
63William Osler Health System - Brampton Civic HospitalCanada69.06%Brampton
64Peterborough Regional Health CentreCanada68.82%Peterborough
65Scarborough Health Network - Centenary hospitalCanada68.68%Toronto
66Queen Elizabeth HospitalCanada68.45%Charlottetown

Licensing Information:

If your hospital is listed above, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

Global Board of Medical Experts:

The global board of medical experts was founded by Statista to support the World's Best Hospitals Project. The board is an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. Current members of the board of experts are listed here.


The World's Best Hospital ranking lists the best hospitals in 25 countries: USA, Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel and Singapore. The countries were mainly selected based on standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

The lists are based on three data sources:
• Recommendations from medical experts (doctors, hospitals managers, health care professionals)
• Results from patient surveys
• Medical KPIs on hospitals
• The number of hospitals awarded in each country varies based on the number of hospitals and data availability in the respective country. USA had the most hospitals awarded with 350, while Israel and Singapore were represented with 10 hospitals each. In total, 2,000 hospitals were ranked in this third edition of the ranking.
• Every hospital in each country is rated by a score.

Scores are only comparable between hospitals in the same country, because different sources for patient experience and medical KPIs were examined in each country. Since it was not possible to harmonize this data, cross-country comparisons of the scores are not possible (example: A score of 90 in country A doesn't necessarily mean that this hospital is better than a hospital with a score of 87 in country B).

• Specialized hospitals like heart or cancer hospitals differ in their offer from general hospitals, and therefore are displayed in a separate list. This list is sorted alphabetically because Hospitals with different specialties are not comparable.

U.S. hospitals were also awarded as best hospitals for infection prevention if they performed above the national average based on six different measures. This recognition is based on data from 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019, published by CMS.

• In addition to the country lists, the study includes a Global Top 200 list. This list includes a ranking of the 100 best global hospitals, ranks 101-200 are sorted alphabetically.

For the 2021 rankings, a hospital survey was designed and sent out to hospitals. The purpose of this survey is to determine the status quo of Patient Reported Outcome Measurements (PROMs) implementation in hospitals which are represented in the ranking. PROMs will play a more significant part in future editions of the ranking.

Download the methodology overview here.

Download the extended methodology here.


1 - No medical KPI was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.
2 - No patient satisfaction data was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on results from medical KPIs and recommendations from medical experts.
3 - This hospital participated in the Statista hospital survey and is using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).