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Study in Canada

For years now, Canada has been rated as one of the world’s top countries when it comes to Education. It is one of the best countries to experience a quality life. The Canadian education system is recognized globally for its high academic standards and world-renowned educators. Education in Canada is economical as compared to other first-world countries, whether one wants to pursue undergraduate, post-graduate, or higher educational degrees.

  • Canada was the 4th most popular country for international student enrolment in 2019. From 2015 to 2018, the number of registered students increased significantly at all levels, with college attendance increasing the most. In 2020, approximately 2.18 million students in Canada had been enrolled in postsecondary institutions.
  • According to a survey conducted by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CIBE), 96% of international students recommend Canada as a study destination because of its high-quality education and reputation as a safe, friendly country that values multiculturalism and diversity. The percentage of enrolment from overseas sources increased from 5.2 percent in 2009-10 to 13.2 percent in 2017-18 at the post-secondary level.
  • International Students in Canada can work up to 20 hours per week during Term Time and full-time during University Breaks. It assists students in managing their expenses and enjoying their international experience.

Over the last two decades, Canada's international student population has increased almost sixfold. India accounts for 34% of international students in Canada because of the array of undergraduate, post-graduate, and professional courses offered by Canadian Universities.

Why Study in Canada?

  • Student Work Opportunities

    Unlike most countries offering global education, the International students in Canada have the option of working part-time during the academic year and full-time during their vacations.

  • Healthy & Safe Communities

    Many parents can send their children to Canada for international education as it is one of the safest countries in the world. The government has taken a number of steps to establish communities where international students can interact with each other and feel at ease.

  • Immigration Possibilities

    For international students, the Canadian government offers a variety of immigration programs. These programs provide international students with an expedited road to permanent residence in Canada. The Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, Provincial Nominee Programs, Quebec Immigration Options, and Post-Graduation Work Permits are just a few of these programs.

  • Affordable Education & Research Opportunities

    Canadian universities provide affordable, high-quality education and research possibilities. The universities offer a wide range of high-quality degrees to suit every budget. They encourage students who have come up with the most innovative research ideas. For their research activities, institutions also grant monetary advantages in the form of scholarships.

Education System in Canada

Quality education is a high priority for the Canadian government. From the age of five to sixteen, the Canadian government has made schooling compulsory (except in Ontario and Quebec, where children can begin school when they are four years old and continue until they are eighteen years old).   The country has 4 tiers: pre-school, primary education, secondary education, and post-secondary education, including colleges and university programs and vocational/technical schooling.  

    • Pre-school: Pre-school or commonly referred to as early childhood education, is the education the kids receive before their government-mandated compulsory education. It’s optional and depends upon the student’s parents/guardians.
    • Primary Education: Primary or Elementary education is the first stage of compulsory childhood education. It lasts from Grade 1 (when the student is 6 or 7 years old) to Grade 8 (till they turn 13 or 14).
    • Secondary Education: This level, sometimes known as high school, lasts from Grade 9 (ages 14 to 15) to Grade 12 (ages 17 to 18). In Ontario, there is a Grade 12+, and students in Quebec attend high school until they are 16 years old.
Post-secondary Education: Students progress to higher education at this post-secondary level. They have the option of pursuing a university preparation diploma or a vocational diploma.    

Universities QS Rankings 2022
McGill University 31
University of Toronto 34
The University of British Columbia 47
Université de Montréal 116
University of Alberta 110
University of Waterloo 154
Western University 172
University Saskatchewan 473
University of Manitoba 651
Ryerson University 801

Types of Higher Institutions/Universities

Individual provinces and territories are responsible for post-secondary education. Canada has a diverse assortment of educational institutions at the tertiary level. Institutions can be divided into two categories: Degree-Granting Institutions and Non-degree Granting Institutions.

  • Degree-Granting Institutions

    Universities, university colleges, colleges, institutes of technology, and specialized institutes are examples of degree-granting institutions that differ by province. In Canada, degree-granting institutions prioritize teaching and research. The students are awarded the given degrees on completion of their courses, namely bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

  • Non-degree Granting Institutions

    Non-Degree Granting Post-Secondary Institutions in Canada are accredited public colleges or registered or licensed post-secondary institutions. These colleges specialize in diploma and certificate programs, but may also provide degree programs or hybrid diploma/degree programs and are referred to as colleges, regional colleges, centers, colleges of applied arts and technology, community colleges, institutes, or CEGEPs, depending on their location.

Curriculum & Degrees in Canada

Almost 100+ Canadian higher educational institutions provide a variety of degrees, which can be summarised as follows:

  • Diploma and Associate Programs (Associate Degree)

  • Undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree)

  • Postgraduate (Master’s Degree)

  • Doctoral (Ph.D.)

Courses to Study in Canada

International students can enroll in a number of courses and certification programs offered by Canadian Universities in a variety of subjects. They provide programs in the following areas and more:

  • Computer Science & IT

  • Core Engineering & Engineering Management

  • MBA

  • Business & Finance

  • Biosciences, Medicine & Healthcare

  • Physical & Earth Sciences, and Renewable Energy

  • Agricultural Science & Forestry

  • Media & Journalism

  • Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science & Analytics

Intakes in Canada

Intakes Durations
Fall Intake From September
Winter Intake From January
Spring Starts around May

Admission Requirements in Canada

You must meet minimum academic and English level entry requirements to be admitted to a Canadian degree or route program.

  • Academic Credentials:

    For admittance to their chosen degree, students must have a secondary/high school diploma and transcripts with a minimum GPA, GMAT,GRE, MCAT, SAT, AP (Depends on Course and university).

  • Level of English Proficiency:

    Canadian universities generally accept scores from any of the following TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.

  • Legal Requirements:

    Copy of valid current and past passports

  • Course/Degree Specific Requirements:

    Letter of Recommendations, a Portfolio, CV, and Statement of Purpose. For entrance and visa purposes, all educational documents must be notarized.

Scholarships in Canada

A good academic score is a key for most scholarships, though sometimes it also depends on multiple factors like the destination chosen by the student, subject, and course. Extracurricular hobbies and volunteer work also play a role in securing some scholarships. The Canadian government may require applicants to submit their English Language Proficiency Test results like IELTS which are widely accepted by the country's educational institutions. Some of the most well-known government-funded scholarships for Indian students studying in Canada include-

Scholarship Name Type Amount in CAD
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Tuition Fee Waiver 5000
Axol Science Scholarship Company Sponsored 2000
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award Full Ride Scholarship Variable Amount
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Merit-Based 1547
Ontario Trillium Scholarship Merit-Based 28,961
CorpFinance International Limited India Bursary Need-Based 15,000

Study VISA to Canada

A Study Permit is a legal document issued by Citizen and Immigration (CIC), a government unit, allowing a student to study in Canada. The student will also have to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to enter the country.  

Accommodation in Canada

Types of student accommodation in Canada

  • On-campus Student Accommodation

  • Off-campus Shared Apartments

  • Private Rentals

  • Homestays

Cost of Attendance in Canada

Canada is popular due to its high-quality education and diverse work opportunities. The cost of studying and living in Canada is determined by a number of factors, including:

  • Program Cost
  • Housing
  • Cost of Food
  • Cost of Books & Supplies
  • Transportation Cost
  • Other Expenses 
Type of Attendance Cost in CAD
Under-graduate Program $33,623 / year
Post-graduate Program $20,120 / year
On-Campus Residence $8,000 to $10,000 / year
Off-campus Shared Apartments $400 to $700 / month
One-Bedroom Apartment in City Centre $1,332 / month
One Bedroom Apartment outside City Centre $1,123 / month
Food & Groceries $200 to $600 / month
Books & Supplies $200 to $350/ semester
Transportation Cost $80 to $200/ month

Apart from the basic expenses, an international student has to bear other miscellaneous costs, which can cost anywhere from 500 to 1,000 CAD, depending upon the student’s lifestyle.

Job After Study in Canada

After studying in Canada, you can expect to have a successful career in the following:

Software Developer

Application Developer

Personal Healthcare Aid

Medical & Health Service Manager

Information Security Analyst

Physician Assistant

Statistician & Mathematician

Data Engineers

Popular Job Sectors in Canada


Computer Science & IT


Business, Finance & Banking


Core Engineering & Engineering Management


Physical & Earth Sciences and Renewable Energy


Agricultural Science & Forestry


Biosciences, Medicine & Healthcare


Media & Journalism


Retail, Customer Service & Sales

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