Study In Canada

Want to study abroad but can’t decide where? We’re here to provide you with all the information and assistance for your study abroad experience!

Canadian universities offer various under-graduate and post-graduate level programs for international students in various streams. High quality education with affordable tuition fees & scholarship schemes are among the most important aspects that attract International students to study in Canada. Student will be allowed to work full-time after graduating under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. PGWPP may be issued for the length of the study program and up to a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student’s study program, and is only available for study programs that last for more than 8 months.


Apart from being blessed with nature, Canada has sprawling campuses, worldwide recognised institutions and a very stimulating and encouraging environment for students.

Why study in Canada?

Canada has continually proved that it has one of the best education systems in the world. Here is a list of reasons that might help you consider Canada as the country of your choice for your study abroad experience.

  • Studying abroad is an expensive affair. However, Canada has to offer something that is very rare. It costs only about CAN $ 25000 per year and about CAN $ 28000 for specialised courses such as Engineering and Medicine at an undergraduate level.
  • Canada offers quality teaching and an exciting study environment that encourages the students to be creative and grow as an individual.
  • Almost all the universities and colleges have departments and international offices devoted to students and their well-being. These usually offer personal counselling, career-related guidance as well as student welfare which help the students in their personal needs
  • Canada boasts some of the best research universities in the world.
  • Student can obtain a wide variety of internships.
  • International students can be permitted to work 20 hours per week while studying and 40 hours per week during vacations and this can make the expense of this experience considerably economical while also giving student exposure to work environments.
  • With world-class education, Canada gives opportunities to students to immerse themselves into the social and cultural events to get the most out of their experience.
  • Vibrant campuses
  • Immigration opportunities upon completion of studies.
  • Safe and healthy environment and communities.
  • Canada offers education in two languages – English and French. Its universities focus on technology, research and innovation and this only adds to the reputation of its degrees, diplomas and certificates that are well regarded throughout the world.


Before you make your decision, here are some of the criteria that Canada requires you to fulfil before you can kick-start your academic career.

I. Eligibility

  • Graduation with at least 65% score from a UGC or AICTE recognised university.
  • The degree should have been completed within the stipulated duration.
  • Should not have more than 5 backlogs.

II. Post-Graduation Work Permit

  • A student must study a course for a minimum of 8 months full-time to be eligible to stay back.
  • If the student studies a course of duration less than 2 years, he/she is eligible for a post-graduation work permit of same duration

The cost

The tuition fees of courses and universities vary by province. But it costs approximately CAN $ 25000 per year. One must take into consideration that technical and professional courses such as engineering and medical costs more than arts degrees. The following are some details about the same.

Study Program
  • Undergraduate Program
  • Postgraduate master’s Program
  • Doctoral Degree
Average fees(in CAD*)
  • $12,000 to $25,000 per year
  • $24,000 to $35,000 per year
  • $7,000 to $10,000 per year

Intakes of Admission

It is advised to apply to the program and intake of your choice well in advance, i.e., six to nine months before the starting to improve your chances of getting in and scholarship opportunities.

Fall intake : It is the most popular intake which commences in September

Winter intake : Starts in January

Summer intake : Begins in April/May and limited courses offer this intake

Employment Authorisation in Canada

  • Applicant student must be over 18.
  • SAT/ACT is must for admission to undergraduate programs.
  • International students who are studying in a course that needs internships are automatically eligible.
  • A spouse of the student with work-permit is eligible to work as well. Only work-permit holders have the right to apply for dependent visas.

Visa Requirements

  • A Valid Passport with a validity of atleast 6 months beyond your period of stay
  • Two Academic references
  • Statement Of Purpose
  • Extracurricular achievements certificates
  • An (LOA) acceptance letter from your education institution
  • Proof of payment
  • Proof of financial funds
  • Passport size photographs
  • Study Permit and visa
  • English Proficiency

Here are the steps you should know

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  • Make sure you know the cost, benefits and other general details about studying in Canada
  • Select universities based on the program of choice, feasible location, expenses etc.
  • Register, prepare and take tests such as TOEFL and IELTS for your application before you plan to go and study there. These tests are required to prove your proficiency in English and are required. GRE, GMAT are required according to the course and universities you are applying for Masters and Management courses.
  • Finance your education, including costs for travel, food, living amongst others. And decide how you are going to finance it- personal funds, education loans, etc.
  • Apply to the shortlisted universities of your choice before the deadlines.
  • After you have received the acceptance letters, decide which university you want to attend.
  • Apply for a student visa

Student Visa, Dependents and Status after graduation

  • An International student can bring their spouse to Canada on the same study Visa. The spouse is also eligible to seek and apply for a work permit which will allow them to work for an employer till the time their spouse’s study visa is valid.
  • Student visa holders can also bring their children to Canada on the same visa. Minor children can continue their education in Canada while either one of their parents can work or study in Canada. However, a dependent child should be below the age of 22, no more than that. Children who are above the age of 22 can only stay on the same student visa if their mental health does not allow them to be independent

Best Universities

Here they are:

Canada Rank
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
Global Rank
  • 29
  • 35
  • 51
  • 113
  • 137
  • 140
  • 173
  • 211
  • 233
Name of University
  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • Univ. of British Columbia
  • University of Alberta
  • University de Montréal
  • McMaster University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • University of Calgary