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Study in Canada

Canada stands out as a desirable study abroad destination due to its academic brilliance, affordability, and adventure. Canada is home to more than 250,000 foreign students, and demand from international students has risen recently. The people of Canada are friendly and inviting. Canada has a legacy of embracing immigrants from many different countries. Canada now has a wider variety of cultures. In Canada and among Canadians, diversity is valued as a strength. Throughout the year, students can take part in festivals from many ethnic groups, and the best part is that the entire country celebrates each holiday, not just the ethnic group!  

Why Study in Canada?

In the past 8–9 years, Canada has consistently but gradually gained more recognition as a top choice for higher education. It is currently one of the top locations for international students pursuing higher education. For international students, the ideal mix is a high-quality education topped with internship opportunities and flexible government laws regarding post-study jobs and immigration. 10 years ago, students from financially secure families were more likely to pursue an education overseas. Canada offers the best community college system in the world for students looking for courses that are not too expensive and short in duration, so they can save on living expenses as well. All provincial governments in Canada, regardless of the type of institution (college or university), ensure that the level of education is consistently very high because education is a provincial obligation. If you wish to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you can select from a variety of universities based on your qualifications. At Canadian schools, you can choose from a variety of specialized diplomas, advanced diplomas, and post-graduate diplomas if you’re seeking a quicker and more relevant way to get the skills you need to find employment. The basic necessities of life, such as clean air and water, as well as reduced population densities and competition, a sense of space, etc., are also indicators of a high quality of life, as are other aspects of it, such as access to top-notch medical care and well-developed educational systems.

Cost of study

Comparing Canadian institutions to those in other well-liked study abroad countries, the cost of tuition is somewhat lower. For International students, it is a very practical option when considering the return on investment and the great part- and full-time employment opportunities.

There is no denying that studying abroad may be expensive for students. However, Canada has the lowest tuition costs for international students when compared to the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Courses in the humanities, education, and the arts are typically less expensive than those in the sciences, medicine, and engineering. The tuition fees are normally higher, and the charges vary based on the program, if you want to pursue postgraduate education.

Average Fees for the Study Program in CAD*

Undergraduate degree: $550 to $30,000 per year
Master’s degree: $1,075 to $65,000 per year
Doctorate: $2,150 to $58,300 per year

Student Accommodation

The majority of foreign students studying in Canada spend their first year living on campus, where they are required to share a room with another student and use the kitchen, washing room, and common areas with other students. International students in Canada frequently choose off-campus housing after their first year, when they get accustomed to the culture and people of the nation, in order to save money on housing. They often share an apartment or home with friends. For international students who want to live comfortably in Canada, there are many possibilities. International students have a variety of housing options to choose from, including living with host families, in university residences, and in rented apartments. Student housing: $250 to $625 CAD per month For homestays organized by the university: $400–$800 CAD per month Apartment rent: It varies from $300 to $700 CAD per month depending on amenities and location. A studio or one-room apartment might cost more than $1,000 CAD per month to rent.

Cost of Living

You might save some money by choosing affordable universities in Canada, but keep in mind that living expenses there are higher than average. A high quality of life is assured nonetheless. For the majority of provinces, including Quebec, Montreal, and Ottawa, you would require between $800 and $1,500 CAD each month. Some of Canada’s most costly cities include Vancouver and Calgary, where monthly living expenses can exceed $2,000 CAD. For essential services (electricity, water, heating, and waste): $150 CAD/month For internet: $50–$70 CAD per month Transportation: $80-$110 CAD per month Groceries: $300 CAD per month


Medical assistance and Insurance


All international students must have healthcare insurance, regardless of the country they receive an education in. International students’ access to healthcare in Canada differs from city to city.
Provincial health care and private health insurance are the two main categories of medical insurance in Canada.

Essential emergency and preventative services are included in the provincial medical health care system. International students can also choose private health insurance, which has many more benefits than provincial health care and is available to all foreign nationals studying in Canada on a study visa who need to utilize the services.

In Canada, private health insurance typically costs between $600 and $1000 CAD.


Work and Study

Students are allowed to work part-time, either on campus or off campus, for roughly 20 hours per week. They may also apply for a post-study work visa that is good for up to three years, depending on how long the programme is. After completing the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program, you can get significant work experience that will help you decide whether or not you want to remain in Canada. If you later apply to become a permanent resident of Canada, this programme might also be helpful.

PWPP work permits allow you to work in any occupation and switch employers at any time. They are valid for the same amount of time as your first study programme (up to a maximum of three years). You must have earned a degree from a recognized institution in a Canadian province or territory, whether from a public or private university. Within 90 days of obtaining written notification that your academic programme is over, you must submit an application for the PWPP.