Canada is not only hunting for a greater number of international students but also for extraordinary and talented young people, potential for future experts. Canada does not have a national education system but it does vary in all provinces and territories. Public education is under the jurisdiction of all provinces and territories. This means there are some differences and similarities in the systems across the country. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs available in Canadian universities, as well as professional degree programs and certificates.
Universities and university colleges focus on degree programs but may also offer some diplomas and certificates, often in professional designations. University degrees are offered at all three levels, bachelor, master and doctoral with highly innovative research in the fields of health, nanotechnology, biotechnology, high-performance computing, environmental technologies, nutraceuticals, and renewable fuels.
Canadian universities, colleges, and institutes offers all type of formal teaching program such as vocational, technical, or the professional education. Canada has a range of education institutions like Universities, Colleges, Community colleges, Career colleges or technical institutes. Canadian college programs offer diverse options in the technical and professional fields including: business, agriculture and agri-food, health, social services, broadcasting and journalism, hospitality management, design, technology, sciences, information technology, engineering, environment, languages, and arts.
- Certificate level (1 year)
- Diploma level (1-2 years)
- Advanced Diploma (2-3 years)
- Bachelor degrees (4 years)
- Post-graduate Diplomas/Certificates (1-2 years)
- Master’s degrees (1-2 years)
- Doctorate or PhD (4-7 years)
- English Language
- French Language
- Vocational Study
- Co-op Programs
Living in Canada, varies depending on the region and the type of stay there is wide variety of safe and modern accommodations offered to students, you can choose according to your needs and budget.
- On Campus – living in university campus will be a great option as you can make friends and be a part of student community and it will be once-in-a-lifetime experience! make you comfortable in new environment.
- Off Campus – Many Students choose off campus option (Private, ranted accommodation) as they want to explore their life beyond the campus. If you are renting a property, then you have to follow some legal formalities.
- Home stay – Canadian Families offering home-stay accommodation to international students are to that ensure they can provide a suitable living environment for students.Estimated living costsThe cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, budget and spending habits. You can consider a part-time job while studying in the Canada to help pay off expenses or to cover your basic needs.
|Accommodation (Monthly, in Canadian Dollar)
|Accommodation (Single, off-campus, not shared)
||-$800 – $1,050
|Other living expenses (Monthly, in Canadian Dollar)
|Groceries and eating out
||-$240 to $290 per month
||-$40 to $90
||-$80 to $120 per month
||-$140 to $190 per month
|Estimated Annual Cost Of living, in Canadian Dollar – $15,000 to $18,000
Canada is highly preferable choice in study abroad destination. Students are expected to start planning for their studies in Canada one year in advance. Canada have generally two intakes, first major intake is in September and the other intake is in January, but it depends on the students’ program and the institution. Very few institutes might have the May intake as well. An international application for study in Canada can be a slow process, and can take up to 6-8 weeks processing time. You need to submit application as soon as possible.
If you want to pursue your study in Canada then you need to apply for Canadian student visa, or study permit and you will require offer of acceptance from your chosen Canadian university. In order to kick the process, you have to meet with some requirements such as application fee, language proficiency proof (IELTS), medical certificates, photographs, valid passport, proof of fund in the form of bank statements, receipts or certificates that you have enough money to pay for your tuition and Living expenses.