Official Name: Canada

Form of Government: Federal parliamentary state

Capital: Ottawa

Population: 36,307,820

Official Language: English, French

Money: Canadian dollar

Area: 9,970,610 square kilometres

Study Reason

World Class Education – Canadian college and university diplomas are recognized around the world. The Canadian educational system encourages cross-disciplinary studies and the development of transferable skills.

Gain work experience after graduation : The Canadian government offers a work program to students who have obtained a diploma from a post-secondary school in Canada and are looking to gain work experience. This is an excellent way to continue to live in Canada while diversifying and developing your professional skills.

Good for technological courses : The telecommunications, digital media, video game, biotech and aeronautical engineering industries are particularly strong in Canada.

Excellent Quality of Life  : Canada boasts an enviable quality of life, with a cost of living (e.g., housing, transportation, tuition) that is lower than in other countries, such as the US, France and the UK, and offers safety, stability and respect for the rights of individuals and communities.

Discover natural beauty : Canada is an extremely vast country: Its surface area is 14 times larger than that of France. It offers a multitude of magnificent landscapes that can be explored throughout the country’s four distinct seasons. 

Education System

The post-secondary education system in Canada is divided into : Certificate Level, Diploma Level, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Postgraduate diplomas/certificates, Master’s Degree, Doctorate or PhD

Most colleges and universities typically offer classes from early September until the end of April or early May. 

Apart from being devoted to research and high-quality teaching, Canadian universities also aim to provide opportunities that improve students’ learning, career and life.

In comparison to the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US, Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students.

You can apply to several government and non-government Canadian scholarships available for eligible international students.

Courses and University

Popular Universities 

McGill University

McMaster University

University of Alberta

University of Montreal

University of Calgary

University of Ottawa

University of Waterloo

Western University


Popular Courses

Master of Business Administration

Computer Science & IT

Business & Finance

Core Engineering & Engineering Management

Physical & Earth Sciences and Renewable Energy

Agricultural Science & Forestry

Biosciences, Medicine & Healthcare

Media & Journalism


Eligibility Test

English is the language of instruction at Canadian colleges & universities. If students’ first language is not English they must submit one of the following depending upon course, degree and university.

Required score on a recognised English proficiency test:

IELTS – 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in the writing band

TOEFL iBT – 88 overall with minimum of 20 in each component

PTE Academic – 61 overall with minimum score of 60 in writing


Cost of Living

Australia currently has the 20th highest cost of living in the world. The basic cost of living for major cities are mentioned below : 

Toronto, Canada – C$2,237(1 bedroom flat/per month) C$90(Meal 3 courses) C$151.15(Transportation Monthly Pass)

Montreal, Canada – C$1,290(1 bedroom flat/per month) C$65(Meal 3 courses) C$86.50(Transportation Monthly Pass)


Document Checklist

Valid Passport.

Proof of Acceptance by a Designated Learning Institution

Proof of Funds

Passport Size Photographs

Immigration Medical Examination (IME)

English Language Proficiency Exam Score

Statement of Purpose

Credit Card

Career Prospects

There are many options available for students once they have completed their studies in Canada. They may choose to return to their home country with global recognised degree and invaluable work experience or they can continue their studies in Canada for advance credential or they can gain additional work experience which may help them to permanently immigrate in Canada.