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.
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.