Study in Canada
Canadian Dollar (CAD) (Equal to 59INR)
9.5 Hours behind
Varies from region to region, mainly cold climate, with short warm summers and long frigid winters. average temperature ranges from -27.5 °C in January to 13.5 °C July,
Canada is a Federation of ten provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan) and three territories (Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut)
Study in Canada, one of the most educated countries in the world. Because of its top ranked universities, excellent academic quality, affordable tuition fee and living costs, Canada is one of the best study destinations for students. Canada experienced high volume of international students studying at all levels in the country; which explains its popularity across the globe.
Advantages of studying in Canada
- Study in Canada: Excellent education system, top ranked universities and research institutions recognized all over the world.
- Study in Canada: Focus on skill development
- Study in Canada: Affordable tuition fee and living cost
- Study in Canada: Wide choices of degrees and study programs
- Work and study; students can work 20 hours/week during school semesters and up to 30 hours/week during school breaks.
- Study in Canada: Quality of life; peaceful and safe, one of the highest ranked countries, perfect blend of nature, technology and culture.
- Canada: Strong growing economy with large manpower shortage.
- Study in Canada: Can apply for permanent resident permit
- Study in Canada: Government funded scholarships available
Top Courses to Study in Canada
- Computer Science & IT.(Data Analytics/Business Analytics)
- Business & Finance.
- Physical & Earth Sciences and Renewable Energy.
- Agricultural Science & Forestry.
- Biosciences, Medicine & Healthcare.
- Media & Journalism.
In comparison to the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students.
Average annual fee (in CAD*)
Diploma and advanced diploma courses
CAD$11,000 to $15,000 per year
CAD$13,000 to $21,000 per year
Post graduate degree
CAD$12,000 to $22,000 per year
Intakes /Academic Year
Canadian institutions offer three major intakes : Fall, Spring and Summer.
- Fall:A popular intake among Indian students, The Fall intake starts in the month of September
- Winter:Starts in January
- Summer:Available for limited programs and colleges, the Summer intake usually starts around April and May
Student visa requirements in Canada
To study in Canada, you’ll have to obtain a Study Permit and a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).
Study Permit, it’s a permit or a document issued by the Citizen and Immigration (CIC) which allows you to study in Canada. If you hold a study permit, you must remain enrolled and make reasonable and timely progress towards completing your course. Your study permit is always accompanied along with a visitor visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). Please note that a study permit is a document that allows you to study in Canada while a visitor visa or ETA allows you to enter Canada.
Education system in Canada
One of the major reasons behind Canada’s popularity among students is its affordable quality education. The Canadian government spends generously on higher education.
Certificates and Diploma
1 to 2 years
Vocational and job oriented programs, mainly technical
Equivalent to first two years of a 4-year bachelor’s degree
3 to 4 years
And undergraduate degree which requires successful completion of secondary school. The duration of your course depends on the province and type of program although most courses last for 4 years. Certain provinces like Quebec have bachelor’s degree of 3 years.
Bachelor’s Honors degree
This will require getting a specific GPA or credits, a majors or a specialist program
1 to 2 years
A post bachelor degree qualification
Master’s degree (by thesis)
1 to 2 years
Often referred to as research masters, this requires mandatory submission of thesis for assessment and course completion
Master’s degree (by non-thesis)
1 to 2 years
This is a taught master’s degree, not requiring thesis submission
Doctorate or PhD
4 to 7 years
Ph.D. is awarded when students complete dissertation and successfully defend their work before a panel of faculty members
No time limit
Specialized research-oriented programs
Types of institutions
There are different types of qualifications offered by various institutions of Canada.
- University: Students can apply for undergraduate degree, postgraduate certificate, diploma and degree, professional degrees and doctorate in universities of Canada.
- University colleges: Programs offered by university colleges include diploma and university transfer programs.
- Community colleges: Students can get certificate, diploma, associate degree, undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma in community colleges.
- Career and technical colleges: Certificate and diploma offered for technical education.
Offering undergraduate and post graduate degree programs. Some universities also offer PhD options where international students are eligible to apply.
Offering post-secondary Diploma programs.
Offer a large range of Bachelor degree programs and selected Master’s programs
A one-year program is called a Certificate, a two-year program is called a Diploma and a three year program is called an Advanced Diploma. A one-year program at a post-graduate level is called a Graduate Certificate while a two-year program at a post graduate level is called a Graduate Diploma.
Research-based approach with an intention to prepare a graduate with knowledge related to all branches of a particular field.
Practical approach intended to prepare graduates for the job market. The programs are focused on developing a particular skill set to make students employable in the same field.
The tuition fee per year generally ranges between CAD 25-40K for Bachelor degree programs and CAD 25-75K for Masters Programs.
The tuition fee at colleges generally ranges between CAD 12K and 25K.
After successful completion of 4 year Bachelors program or a 2 years Master’s program in a public university of Canada, students are eligible to apply for up to 3 years of work permit, which allows them to stay back in Canada to gain the valuable Canadian work experience.
The work permit rules are exactly the same for colleges as they are for universities. If students successfully complete a one-year program, they qualify to apply for a one year work permit and if they successfully complete a 2 or 3 years program, they qualify to apply for up to 3 years work permit.
Many merit-based scholarship options are available for eligible students at universities.
Not many scholarship options are available to international students but with the tuition fee is already quite competitive, unavailability of scholarships is usually not a big deterrent for international students.
This unique platform brings together classroom-based education and practical work experience making for more structured and pragmatic
Scholarships / Financial aid
Financial aids are available for Indian students applying to Canadian students in the form of scholarships, grants, bursaries, tuition waiver, etc. Note that the amount of the reward and its type varies between various institutions and programs.
English language requirements
To gain your Canadian visa, you’ll have to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. This usually means passing a secure English language test to be able to prove your communication and correspondence skills. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test. If you want to pursue your undergraduate degree in Canada, then you require a minimum of 6.0 band in your IELTS with no band less than 5.5 and similarly, for a post-graduate degree, you require to score 6.5 band with no band less than 6.0.