Canada consistently ranks as one of the best countries in the world—and is currently the #1 best country for quality of life. Study in Canada, and you’ll receive an internationally recognized education from some of the top educators and academics in the world.
What are the benefits for international students studying in Canada? Many! Whether you choose to study in one of our large, vibrant cities or settle on a small campus in a warm, welcoming community, your experience will be one that will shape your life. It may lead to a career and a future in Canada, or better career prospects at home. At the very least, it will give you access to our four beautiful seasons, wide-open spaces, abundant wildlife, multicultural diversity, clean environment and incredible quality of life.
You’ll learn with the best and brightest
Canada is recognized worldwide for our outstanding quality of education—from elementary school to post-secondary studies. The educators are highly trained and bring diverse perspectives to the classroom. At the university level, 2 out of every 5 academics hold at least one international degree. And they have 11 of the top 250 universities worldwide. One could argue that the academic experience available in Canada rivals those found in the UK or US - and it comes at a lower price. Students looking for a world-class education on a budget should definitely consider studying abroad in Canada.
Welcomes you with open arms
The ‘warm and friendly’ stereotype about Canadians is true. When you come to Canada, you’ll find a welcoming country with a uniquely Canadian culture that embraces diversity. From urban to small towns, Canada is considered one of the safest countries in the world for international students.
The quality of life ranks highest in the world
If you’re looking for the high life, they have it. Canadians and international students in Canada enjoy a high standard of living. It’s a great place to live and work. In fact, Canada ranks #1 in the world when it comes to the quality of life. According to the World University Rankings, they also have 5 of the top 100 best student cities in the world. Now that’s something to write home about!
The cost study and living
Canada is known for having some of the lowest university tuition fees among English-speaking countries. Whatever your budget may be, you’ll find something just right for you in their diverse range of education options. Research the cost of post-secondary programs and living expenses in the city or town of your choice so you can prepare your budget.
Permanent Residency Options
Sometimes you enjoy being in a foreign country so much that you do not ever want to leave. If you decide that you love Canada enough to live there after your study abroad experience, then you may consider immigrating after earning your degree and acquiring at least a year of work experience. Canadian immigration permits students to live in Canada for up to three years after graduation, which is more than enough time to search for and secure a job. Once you have a job, receiving permanent residency status becomes easier if you qualify for it. Once you meet the minimum qualifications, you may apply for a visa for permanent residency.
Canadians are known to be open-minded and proud of their multicultural and diverse population. Like any other country, Canadians have certain expectations of Canadians believe in equality between genders, so show respect to the opposite sex.
Canada ranks 38 comprising about 0.5% of the world's total population, with over 37 million Canadians as of 2018. Despite having the 2nd largest, the vast majority of the country is sparsely inhabited, with most of its population south of the 55th parallel north. Though Canada's population density is low, many regions in the south such as Southern Ontario, have population densities higher than several European countries. Canada's largest population are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa with those six being the only ones with more than one million people.
Canada is often associated with cold weather and snow, but in reality, its climate is as diverse as its landscape. Generally, Canadians enjoy four very distinct seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the US border. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35°C and higher, while lows of -25°C are not uncommon in winter. More moderate temperatures are the norm in spring and fall.
As the world’s second-largest country, Canada’s geography changes significantly depending on which part you are in. And with the differences in each region, there is a very different accompanying landscape and climate.
Canada has over 2 million lakes covering 7% of the landmass. The largest lake in the Northwest Territories’ Great Bear Lake. It is estimated that Canada is home to one-seventh of the world’s freshwater. Canada has a landmass of 9,970,610 square kilometers and occupies the northern half of North America. From east to west, Canada encompasses six time zones. Canada has coastlines on the Atlantic and Pacific and the Arctic Ocean, giving it the longest coastline of any country.
Canada, which has been inhabited by the First Nations and the Inuit for about 10,000 years, was first visited by Europeans around 1000 when the Vikings briefly had a settlement. More permanent European visits came in the 16th and 17th century, as the French settled here. They traded much of their with the British in 1763, and after the American Revolution, many British Loyalists settled in Canada.
With the passing of the British North America Act, the British government granted the request of the French and English leaders of the colony of Canada, the status of a self-governing country on July 1, 1867. More definitive independence came in 1931 with the Statute of Westminster, and in 1982 with the repatriation of Canada's constitution. On July 7, 1969, French was made equal to English throughout the Canadian national government. In the second half of the 20th century, some citizens of the French-speaking province of Quebec have sought independence, but two referendums have been defeated, albeit marginally in the last case (50.6% were against independence).
1 to 4 years
Commencing January, May, and September (winter, summer & fall)
Eligibility for Admission
Minimum 12th grade for undergraduate study in a university Community colleges and Technical Institutes are more flexible).
Minimum of 550 in your TOEFL score (paper-based test/213 (computer-based test).
For the Master’s degree, you require 16 years of education (10+2+4).
Work experience and a GMAT score of 600 range for MBA.
Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and institution you opt for. To cover this, you will need approximately between CAD 7,000 and CAD 29,000 a year.
Undergraduate - between CAD 9000 and CAD 17,000 a year
Postgraduate - between CAD 12000 and CAD 20000 a year
Note: This does not include high-value courses such as veterinary and medical.
Cost of Living
Highly subjective, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees, you will need (CAD 500 – 1000 a month) for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation costs, phone bills, internet usage & entertainment.