Study in Canada

Study in Canada

Canada is a beautiful and one of the largest countries in the world. It is a multicultural country and welcomes international students and immigrants from across the world. Canada is regarded as a highly developed market-oriented economy and this leads to immense possibilities for students to work in Canada after graduation.

Quick Facts
Capital Ottawa
Currency Canadian dollar
Languages spoken English, French
Area 9.985 million sq km
Population 36.29 million
Calling code +1
  • Why Study in Canada
  • Education in Canada
  • Universities in Canada
  • Entry Requirements
  • Cost of Education
  • Student Visa Process

Why study in Canada

Benefits of Studying in Canada

  • Canada is lauded as one of the best places in the world, to live!
  • Canadians give great importance to learning and have developed a first-rate education system
  • Canada spends more on education and It ranks second highest among G-8 countries.
  • Canada offers a wide choice of over 90 universities and 150 colleges and technical institutes, featuring every imaginable program.
  • Canadian tuition fees are amongst the lowest in almost all the English-speaking countries
  • Most of the universities and college programs incorporate a co-operative work program, giving the students an opportunity to work in their related field and earn credits for the same.
  • Students have an authorization for working twenty hours per week, off campus* when classes are in session and full time during scheduled breaks/vacation.
  • Canada is regarded as a peaceful, safe and orderly country with a very rich lifestyle.
  • Despite its rich lifestyle, Canada has a remarkably low cost of living.

Education in Canada

  • More than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
  • Over 92 universities with great flexibility of programmes viz PhD, PG, UG, Diploma, certificate etc.
  • The Canadian degrees are ranked equal to the US and other Commonweallth countries for their bachelor/master/doctorate system.
  • Cutting edge technology and research labs at various institutions.
  • Opportunities for co-operative education and internships
  • On campus and off campus work make the university education more practical.
  • Available and supportive professors.

Major Intakes

Sep / Jan

Universities in Canada

Some of the universities and institutions in Canada are as follows

  • University of Toronto
  • The University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Alberta
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Calgary
  • The University of Western Ontario
  • Queen's University
  • York University
  • University of Victoria
  • McMaster University
  • University of Guelph
  • Ryerson University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Concordia University
  • Université de Montréal
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Université Laval
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • University of Manitoba
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • University of Regina
  • Brock University
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • The University of Winnipeg
  • Trent University
  • École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • University of Lethbridge
  • Lakehead University
  • HEC Montréal
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Acadia University
  • Université du Québec


  • Diploma & Certificate courses - 1 to 2 years
  • Advance Diploma courses - 2 to 3 years
  • Undergraduate programs - 3 or 4 years of study
  • Extensive study & additional credits are involved with honors degrees.
  • Masters degrees require 2 years of study
  • Doctoral or PhD require a 2 or 3 years of full time study

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor degree with a minimum of 16 yrs of formal education like 4 years engineering degree.
  • Else take a Pre- Masters program ranging from 3 months to one year depending upon the number of credits required.

English Requirement

  • International students not having English as a first language must have passed an English examination test such as IELTS, TOEFL.
  • You may also qualify for an exemption from English examinations, though an IELTS is always recommended for ease in visa processing.

Documents required

  • Marksheets from 10th Std
  • All Educational Documents along with academic transcripts in sealed envelope from college / university.
  • Work Experience Documents,if any
  • GRE if any
  • Passport- Biometric pages
  • University application fees in the form of Demand Draft, favouring University
  • Registration fees- Rs.50000 including Courier Charges and other Admin expenses


All documents should be notarized from a public notary from Court. You should submit transcripts and another set of xerox notarized educational documents.

Cost of Education

The tuition fee level for International Students vary with universities which ranges between CDN $15,000 and CDN $26,000.

Average Tuition fees for International Students

English Preparation (ESL): CDN $900 and CDN $1,200 per month

College: CDN $9,000 - CDN $12,000 per annum

University: CDN $10,000 - CDN $16,000 per annum

University Transfer Program (UTP): CDN $9,000 - CDN $12,000 per annum

University Foundations Program: CDN $9,000 - CDN $11,000 per annum

Student Visa Process

For Photo visa specifications, Please click on the following link Canada Visa Photo Specifications

Study permits for International Students

Eligibility to studying in Canada under Student Permit :

  • Need an educational institution in Canada to accept you.
  • Required to prove that you have enough money to pay for your: a) Tuition fees b) Living expenses c) Return transportation
  • Be without any criminal record and might be required to produce a police certificate.
  • To complete a medical examination.
  • Need to ensure your intentions to leave Canada after studies

Documents needed to apply for a study permit:

  • Proof of acceptance
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of financial support
  • Letter of explanation
  • Medical Examination
  • Police Certificates/Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Certified copies or notarized documents

Visa Forms

Forms Required for Visa:

  • Application For Study Permit Made Outside of Canada (IMM 1294)
  • Family Information (IMM 5645)
  • Document Checklist (IMM 5483)
  • Schedule 1 - Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada (IMM 5257 - Schedule 1), if applicable.
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union (IMM 5409), if applicable.
  • Custodianship Declaration - Custodian for Minors Studying in Canada (IMM 5646), if applicable.
  • Use of a Representative (IMM 5476), if applicable.

Note: You may be required to complete additional supporting documents upon request of a visa officer.

Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

The students, who have graduated from a Canadian institution, are permitted to work in Canada for gaining valuable Canadian work experience. A Post-Graduation Work Permit is valid only for the length of time you studied in Canada or less than that.

Not eligible for this program if studied for less than 8 months. Can get a work permit for a period less than that of study period, if studied for less than 2 years but more than 8 months. Work permit might be issued for three years, if studied for two years or more.