Study in Canada

If you want a quality education, a welcoming and conducive atmosphere for international students, and an opportunity to work or immigrate to a beautiful country with a robust economy when you are done with your studies, you should consider studying in Canada.

Canada is mostly known because of their Colleges and Universities which host over 300,000 international students every year. The “term” college in Canada refers to technical, applied arts, or applied science school. These schools provide both local and international students diplomas, vocational certificates, and associate degrees. Many people from around the world attend Canadian colleges for certifications courses or to prepare for their Master’s degree programs.

Canadian Bachelor’s degree program typically takes 3 to 5 years to complete depending on the route you choose (full-time or part-time) and also on the province you found yourself.

Canada provides one of the best Master’s and Doctorate Degree in the world. Most international students prefer to get their or Ph.D. in Canada because of the quality of their education system. In most cases, A Master’s Degree will take between one or two years to complete while Ph.D. can last up to six years. You will have an opportunity to work part-time while doing your Master’s or Doctorate degree program in Canada.

The education system in Canada has been making serious improvements in the sector of academics and has ensured fame world class academic performance. Canada is also well known for spending good sum of money behind improvement of education.

The tertiary education system in Canada is divided into:

  • Certificate level, generally for a year
  • Diploma level, for one or two years
  • Advanced Diploma, generally two or three-year programs
  • Bachelor degrees, awarded after four years of full-time study
  • Post-graduate Diplomas/Certificates, for one or two years of study
  • Master’s degrees, available after a bachelor degree to excel in a certain subject, for one to two years

For international students, getting admitted to universities and colleges in Canada requires planning and financial commitment before they are there. Compared to many countries cost of studying and living in Canada is very affordable. To cover your tuition fee and living expenses you will likely need $20,000 to $30,000 (CAD) annually. However, this cost range is an average only and will vary according to the institution and program in which you are enrolled, your location and your living expenses.


Tuition fees for international students vary across provinces and programs. The table below shows the weighted average tuition fees (in Canadian dollars) for full-time foreign students, by field of study.

#Approx: $10,000 to 25,000 annually.


Most universities offer on-campus residences for students, some of them specifically for scholars from abroad. But acceptance at a Canadian school does not automatically mean you can get a room in residence. Students must apply separately for on-campus housing, and its cost varies across institutions and will depend on whether or not you want a private room or a meal plan, for example.

#Approx: $500 to 1500 per month.


One-way public transit fares typically cost a few dollars, and monthly passes range from about $80 to $110, although many transit providers offer student discounts.

#Approx: $80 to $100 per month.

Health insurance

All international students in Canada must have health insurance, and the medical coverage that’s available varies from province to province. Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan cover international students under their provincial health care plans, but coverage generally depends on the length of your stay.

#Approx: $300 to 500 annually.

A student visa is compulsory, this is also known as study permit. The visa allows a student to enter Canada with full-time enrollment in any degree or diploma course offered by a institution listed in the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) list, authorized by CIC. Students have an option to lodge their Canada visa application through online link available at CIC website.

Documents required for visa application are as follows:

  • Passport
  • Passport-size photographs
  • Unconditional letter of acceptance
  • Fees receipt (recommended)
  • Any relevant correspondence with the institution
  • Financial documents
  • Academic documents
  • Test scores
  • Work experience certificates (if applicable)
  • Medical report (if already undertaken).


Study permit holders may be eligible to work off campus without a work permit as soon as they begin their studies in Canada.

These students who are eligible may work for any eligible Canadian employer

  • for up to 20 hours a week while class is in session and
  • full-time during scheduled breaks.

Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

Foreign students who have completed a program of at least eight months at an eligible Canadian school may apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit. This permit lets them work for any eligible employer in Canada for up to three years, depending on the length of their study program.

Study in Canada


If you want a quality education, a welcoming and conducive atmosphere for international students, and an opportunity to work or immigrate to a beautiful country with a robust economy when you are done with your studies, you should consider studying in Canada.


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