Study in Canada

Why study in Canada:

Canada is one of the leading study destinations for international students. It is a student friendly nation where the universities are known for qualitative education with state-of-the-art Labs. The demand from overseas students is increasing because of the reasons given below.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for international students are generally lower than the fees charged in other countries such as the USA and the UK. The degrees, you earn, are also recognized globally.

Qualitative Education:

Canada’s academic standards go through rigorous quality controls. Hence, the standards are among the highest in the world. The doors of the big companies are always open for the Australian degree holders.

Post Study Work:

After completion of your course, you can work in Canada for up to three years through Post Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP).

Canada: A Place Of Peace.

Canada is ranked the best place in the world to live. The country has the most beautiful places on earth. Studying in Canada is a dream coming true. Moreover, the country is stable politically. Human rights are well protected in Canada. It is a country of peace, justice and equality.

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Valuable Information:

Medium of Instruction English, French
Average Cost of Study CAD 25,000/ year
Average Cost of Living CAD 15,000/ year
Sources of Funding Scholarships, Grants, Bursaries and Part time jobs
Exams Required IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, GRE, GMAT, etc.
Intakes 3 times a year – Fall, Spring and Summer
Types of Visas Canadian Student Visa or Canadian Study Permit
Types of Degrees Associate Degree, Undergraduate Degree, Graduate degree, Doctorate Degree
Best Student Cities Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Quebec, Calgary, Waterloo

Education System in Canada:

Canada allocates a big budget for education. In fact, it is among the top three nations in the world spending such a budget on post-secondary education.

The post-secondary education system

Degrees Duration
Certificate level 1 year
Diploma level. 1 to 2 years
Advanced diploma. 2 or 3 years
Bachelor’s degrees. 4 years
PG diplomas/certificates. 1 or 2 years study
Master’s degrees. 1 to 2 years
Doctorate or PhD. 4 to 7 years

Academic Year

Universities and colleges run the classes from September to the end of April or beginning of May.

The winter session is of two terms. 1st term is from September to December and 2nd term, from January to April.

A few summer studies are offered between May and August.

Types of institutions for higher studies in Canada:

Provides Undergraduate and Graduate programs
Postgraduate diplomas and certificate programs.


Known as Community Colleges, Colleges of Applied Arts or Applied Technology, and Institutes of Technology or Science.

Credit System in Canada

All universities follow a standard credit system.


3-5 credits per course and 90 to 120 credit hours are required to earn the degree.


3 to 4 credits per course and 30 or more credit hours are needed for Master’s degree in Canada.

The GPA (the grade point average) is followed by The Canadian education system. GPA is a scale from 0.0 to 4.0. 4.0 is A grade and 0.0, F grade.

Popular Universities

University Name QS World Ranking 2022 Average Tuition Fees/ Year
University of Toronto  26 CAD 30,000 - 58,000
McGill University  27 CAD 21,000 - 56,000
University of British Columbia  46 CAD 32,000 - 55,000
Université de Montréal  111 CAD 18,000 - 36,000
University of Alberta  126 CAD 13,000 - 49,000 
McMaster University  140 CAD 25,000 - 60,000
University of Waterloo 149 CAD 30,000 - 62,000
Western University 170 CAD 21,000 - 52,000
University of Ottawa 230 CAD 16,000 - 32,000
University of Calgary 235 CAD 18,000 - 36,000

Top Courses

Canadian Universities offer plethora of courses which are traditional as well as modern. You can find exclusive courses which are designed to produce sophisticated professionals for the next generation.

  • Business and Finance
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Health and Medicine
  • Agriculture Science and Forestry
  • Media and Journalism
  • Law
  • Economics 

Find the trending programs that students choose to study in Canada:

Program Duration Average Tuition Fees
BScNursing 2-4years  CAD33,000/ year 
MenAerospace and Engineering 3years  CAD38,000/ year 
MEngIndustrial Systems Engineering  2 years CAD45,000/ year 
MScNursing 2 years CAD 44,000/year 
MA MediaStudies 2 years CAD35,000/ year 
MScBusiness Management 1 year CAD29,000/ year 
MBA 1-2 years CAD38,000/ year 
LLM 1-2 years CAD20,000/ year 

Admission Process (Step by Step)

Once you decide to study in Canada, choose your program and search for the best Universities that are offering your desired program.

Check out the official websites of the selected universities to know the requirements and eligibility criteria.

Finalize the University, fill the application form and upload all required documents and certificates. Pay the application fee as well.

If you are selected, you will be sent a letter of acceptance, needed to get your student visa.

Canada admission process is very painstaking. Hence, you may need our career counsellors at IAEC to help you with the process.

Cost of Attendance

The tuition fees and living expenditure go up and down according to the program/university and your living standard.

Private Universities are more expensive than Public Universities

Tuition Fees

Degree Type Average Annual Tuition Fee
Bachelor’s CAD 8,000 - 35,000
Master’s CAD 10,000 - 52,000

Living Cost

Particular Average Cost Per Year
On-campus Accommodation   CAD 8,000
Shared Apartment Off-campus CAD 9,000
Food CAD 6,000
Transportation  CAD 1,200
Books and supplies CAD 800
Miscellaneous CAD 4,000

Visa Application (Step by Step)

After getting the letter of acceptance from the university, you have to prepare the required documents for VISA processing. You have to be meticulous to get the visa without any hassle. Focus on the following steps.

Apply online for your student visa,   Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

Upload the required documents.

Name and date of birth

Address and contact number

Passport details

Details of travel plans, and travel companions

Physical fitness / medical health information

Original letter of acceptance from a Canadian university

If you plan to study in Quebec, you will also need a Certificate D’acceptation du Québec, English and French translations of your document, a statement from the translator and a certified copy of the original documents

Proof of English language proficiency

Submit the proof of financial resources to support your studies in Canada (Tuition fees and Living expenses).

Submit the document which shows that you have no criminal record.

Once the online process completes, you will have to attend your student visa interview at your chosen embassy office.

Canada admission process is very painstaking. Hence, you may need our career counsellors at IAEC to help you with the process.

Top Scholarships

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Canadian Francophonie Scholarship

National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)

University of Waterloo Scholarships

Université de Montréal Scholarships

University Canada West Scholarships

McGill University Scholarships

Work Opportunities:

Student visa holders are granted the permission to work on-campus and off-campus. They may be eligible to apply for off-campus employment permit after 6months of study.

International students can work for 20 hours per week

Part time student jobs in Canada for international students:

Part-Time Jobs Average Salary Per Hour
Teacher’sAssistant  CAD 15
Tutor  CAD 17
Freelancer  CAD 25
Webdesigner CAD 22
Translator  CAD 21
Salesperson  CAD 25
Dogwalker  CAD 14
Barista  CAD 12

Post Study Job Opportunities in Canada:

Career Fields

Area of Specialization Average Annual Salary
Management CAD 83,000
Healthcare  CAD 101,000
Chemical Engineering CAD 75,000
Statistics / Data Science CAD 75,000
Electrical & Electronics Engineering CAD 72,000

Getting the Work Visa & PR in Canada

The government of Canada allows the international students to apply for a work permit in Canada after the completion of the course.

Eligibility Criteria for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

The student must have completed a program of study that lasted at least 8 months and led to a degree, diploma or certificate.

The student must have studied full time each academic session without any break in between.

You may also be eligible for Canadian Permanent Residence status, after 3 years of stay and work under the work permit

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