• Canada is the largest country in the Western hemisphere and the second largest country in the world after Russia. It borders only one country, the United States of America.
  • As of 2021 there are 226,203 foreign nationals living in Canada.
  • Canada is famous for the Niagara Falls, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police aka Mounties, poutine and Ryan Reynolds

Education in Canada

Canada offers two types of higher education: Research-oriented education (such as universities, which award both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and technical-based education (such as community colleges and technical, applied arts or applied science schools, which award certificates, diplomas, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees).

Why study in Canada

Safe and friendly country

Canada is well known for its friendly and welcoming people. It ranks tenth in The Global Peace Index and fifteenth in World Happiness Report. Canada is also ranked as having the best quality of life in the world for 2022.

Excellent career opportunities

Canada offers students a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which allows you to work in the country for up to three years if you completed a course that was at least two years long. The PGWP can last anywhere from eight months to three years depending on the length of your course.

Affordable study costs

The unique advantage of studying in Canada is that, while it is a developed, western country, it offers education at a comparatively lower cost than its other western counterparts.

Plenty to do

Soaking up arts and culture in the big cities or enjoy the great Canadian outdoors. You can go camping and hiking in summer and try your hand at skiing and skating during the winter months.

Cost of studying in Canada

The cost of studying in Canada can vary depending on your level of study. College and vocational schools will cost you between CAD 10,000 and CAD 18,000. While with universities, you’re looking at anything between CAD 12,000 and CAD 30,000.

The cost of living can vary depending on the province. On average it’s approximately CAD 12,000 per year.

Getting a Canadian student visa

To study in Canada you will require a study permit. This document, which is issued by the Canadian government, allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI). Your study permit is not a visa. It won’t let you enter Canada, so you may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).

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Working in Canada

You may work part-time in Canada for up to 20 hours per week so long as you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You’re a full-time student at a designated learning institution.
  • You’re enrolled in a post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training programme or your study programme is at least six months long and leads to a degree, diploma or certificate.
  • You’ve started studying.
  • You have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

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