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BACKGROUND: Canada, for long, has been termed as USA’s neighbor. Today, the country has made and maintained its own reputation on the world map. It is the world's second largest country by area and extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Ottawa, in Ontario State is the country’s capital. Its have 10 provinces and three territories.

WHY STUDY IN CANADA? Canada offers many advantages to the international student. Canada provides a safe, multicultural environment for anyone to study. Canadian educational institutions are internationally known for their quality, and Canadian certifications are accepted world-wide. Comparatively low tuition makes Canadian education an excellent value.

CITIES: Toronto     Vancouver     Montreal      Calgary      Quebec      Victoria.

EDUCATION SYSTEM IN CANADA: The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges / technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university colleges. Canadian universities are largely public funded and as a result, are of a consistently high quality, regardless of location or area of study. Undergraduate programs are of 4 years duration, except in Ontario, where there is three-year Bachelor degrees and three-year Master's degrees. In the other parts of Canada, post-graduate programs (Master's) are of two years duration.


  • Arts
  • Science
  • Commerce and Management
  • Engineering/Technology
  • Medicine


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VISA PROCEDURE: International students are required to obtain a Study Permit before going to Canada. The student can apply for Study permit under the Student Partners Program (SPP) of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the Canadian Immigration Programs in New Delhi and Chandigarh. To qualify for Study Permit Application under SPP the student should hold an unconditional offer letter from one of the universities / colleges that are included under this scheme. SPP is currently open to Indian nationals only. Allow at least two months for your Visa to be processed.

Cost of study in Canada:

  • Undergraduate Programmes- 7000-12000 CAD (approx.)
  • Post Graduate Programmes – 7000-15000 CAD (approx.)

ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING EXPENSES: LIVING EXPENSES: Cost of living for students in Canada would be between Can$ 8,000-12,000, depending upon the location of their residence.

WORK PROSPECTSFull-time students registered in a degree or diploma-granting course are allowed to work on the campus of the institution at which they are registered without the need for an employment authorization. This includes on-campus employment for graduate, teaching or research assistants. Spouses of full-time students are eligible for open or open/restricted employment authorization, depending on medical requirements having been met.