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About Canada

For international students across the world, Canada is an ideal study destination. Multicultural environment, affordable high-quality education, stable economy, and openness to immigration, make Canada an ideal country for international students for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies; in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo, Ottawa, and Montreal. With one of the longest coastlines, vast wilderness, world-class cities, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a natural destination for thousands of international students.

Canada welcomes over 500,000 international higher education students each year. Universities in Canada are ranked among the best in the world and are globally recognized and well-respected. Some top Canadian universities as per global university rankings are University of Toronoto, University of McGill, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, McMaster University.

Canada’s advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. The country has always opened its doors to skilled international professionals, and diverse global students. It clearly reflects in its study permit and immigration policies. On an average, it has welcomed approximately 300,000 immigrants over the past 6 years.

Situated in the northern part of North America, Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories, making Canada the second-largest country in the world. The official languages of the country are English and French, though Quebec is the only province to have French as its official language. Other popular languages include Chinese, Punjabi, and Spanish. The size of the population is 38 million, out of which approximately 80% of the population lives in cities and towns. It is home to over 250 ethnic groups and ancestries. The official Currency of the country is the Canadian dollar.

It is recommended that students aspiring to study abroad take a deep dive into the entire journey, from the preparation, the courses and the admission process, to the paperwork and the visas.

Top Courses in Canada

Top Courses in Canada

Price Range

Business & Administrative Studies

Avg Tuition Fee UG – 550 – 56,000 per year PG – 2150 – 52,700 per year

Engineering & Technology

Avg Tuition Fee UG – 1,350 – 55,000 per year PG – 2,150 – 52,500 per year

Medicine and Healthcare

Avg Tuition Fee PG – 2150 – 58,300 per year


Avg Tuition Fee PG – 7,875 – 59,388 per year

Biological Sciences

Avg Tuition Fee UG – 24,663 – 39,756 per year


Canada is considered to be one of the world’s most popular study destinations for international students, offering diverse opportunities and experiences and known for its multicultural ethos. Besides, Canada is ranked 5th in QS world rankings for the Education System Strength, having a bilingual status and with English and French being the most preferred languages. Moreover, Canada is home to some of the globally renowned universities with state-of-the-art infrastructure. In fact, there are various types of post-secondary schools offering more than 8000 courses in Canada. Universities in Canada are primarily responsible for awarding bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. However, there are several community colleges as well which provide 1 – 2 years of pre-professional certificates, diploma, associate degree, or even specialized bachelor’s degree.

Compared to many other countries, studying in Canada is affordable. Although tuition fees for international students vary across provinces and programs, overall you will likely need between CAD20,000 and CAD30,000 annually to cover tuition fees in Canada. In addition, the cost of studying varies immensely across various universities and colleges as well, as each university and college set their own fees structure. 

Furthermore, the tuition fees for certain professional programs, like that of a global MBA, are slightly on the higher side. Additionally, if you are targeting top business schools like Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) or Asper School of Business (University of Manitoba) in Canada, then you will likely need between an average of CAD 35,000 to CAD 45,000 per annum. Many universities in Canada offer financial aid to international students in terms of their own scholarships, so you might be able to apply for a scholarship offered exclusively by the university at which you plan to study. Apart from it several other scholarships, grants, and bursaries are available for international students wishing to study in Canada, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These include specific scholarships for sporting and academic achievement, and subject-specific scholarships. In all cases, it’s important to apply as early as possible as scholarship funding is limited and highly competitive. Besides, international students are allowed to work while studying on their study visa. They can work for 20 hours a week balancing their studies. In terms of ROI, international students are also eligible to stay back up to 3 years depending on the length of their program.

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