Canada is made up of 10 provinces and three territories, most of which are populated by Canadians who can trace their ancestry from virtually everywhere in the world. A recent census showed that over 11 million Canadians, or 42 per cent of the population, reported having an ethnic origin other than British or French. Because of economical and technological growth, students from various parts of the world come to study in Canada and build their bright future.
Geographically though, Canada is diverse. It is endowed with mountains such as the famous Rockies, the largest coastline on earth, the Great Lakes and several natural forests that have been developed into National Parks. Canada’s cities are safe, modern, of a cosmopolitan culture and are unbelievable close to their natural habitat. Almost 25% of the world’s fresh water is in Canada.
Why Study in Canada?
- Large and high rising vibrant economy
- International students can work part time during semester & full time during holidays.
- Affordable & lower tution fees compared to other similar countries.
- You spouse can accompany you when you go to study, can even work with permit.
- Your child can accompany you and study there without any hassle for the period you obtain visa.
- Graduates can work in Canada after their study. This is a friendly policy which is not allowed in most countries
- Such students are even given extra facilities so that they could immigrate and settle in Canada. No other country does that.
Most preferred Cities to Study in Canada:
Best Universities in Canada:
- University of Torronto
- McGill University
- University of British Columbia
- University of Alberta
- University of Montreal
Students have number of options they may choose to either take an accommodation on or off campus while studying in a college/university in Canada. There are several kinds of accommodation available.
Accommodation provided by the school/college enrolled in:
Canadian Schools/ Colleges and Universities provide two kinds of accommodation:
Residence sharing apartment/ Dormitories
In this, normally 4-6 students share a flat – like space with individual bedrooms and common living and kitchen areas. This is a good way of making friends, getting to be part of the student community, share chores and exchange cultural tips, while still being able to have one’s own individual space while studying, writing and sleeping.
Many Canadian families prefer renting their extra rooms to international students. The student gets to stay in a home-like atmosphere and has the benefit of being part of a family. This is often essential for international students, especially the younger students and helps them adapt quickly. Typically the student has a room to her/him and shares meals with the host family.
Since homestays are arranged by the school/college the student has enrolled in, every effort is made to match the student profile with the host family to ensure safe and healthy adaptation.
In this system, rents may vary vastly depending on location, the lists of amenities and utilities included. Rents are higher in the city Centre , especially in larger cities while the suburban accommodation may appear or actually be much cheaper. It is important for the student to make a thorough comparison and read the fine print before signing a lease.
Often an entire flat or house is too expensive for one student alone to rent out and so one can join a group who is renting by either checking out new students with similar requirements, or keep a lookout on notice boards, newspapers and the like for any single rooms within a house being advertised.
Cost of Study in Canada:
Studying in Canada is not free, but it is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year (8 months) in an Arts & Science program is approximately C$7100 (US$4765). However, tuition varies from institution to institution. See below for.
Undergraduate Tuition fees
(International Students) Approx.
Graduate Tuition fees
(International Students) Approx
12000 – 20000
One can work on an valid full time study permit. Studying at an accredited public or private institution, may work on campus without a work permit.
In most cases, work permits for students are granted if:
- The intended employment is an essential part of the programme under study.
- The employment is certified with a letter by a responsible official of the institution where student is studying.
- The Co-op or Internship duration does not exceed 50% of the total programme of study.