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Study in Canada Guide

1. Top Reasons to Study in Canada

Canada is one of the best places in the world to live. Canada’s achievements in terms of educational attainment, life expectancy, national income and general quality of life are far above the others. Canada’s abundance of fresh water, comfortable population density, low incidence of violent crime and a health care system is a model for the world.

  • Excellent Education System: Canada’s education system is excellent and ranks among the best in the world. Moreover Canadian tuition fees are among the lowest in English-speaking countries.
  • Internationally Recognized Degree: Canada boasts a wide range of quality educational institutions for both degrees and diplomas in technical and professional disciplines. Over 106,000 international students attend Canadian colleges and universities. This means that you can meet people from around the world as well as people from your own country.
  • Possibility of Settling in Canada: International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to THREE years after they receive their degree or diploma. International students can work on campus without a work permit & can work off-campus with an open work permit.
  • Excellent Health Care: Compared to other countries, medical insurance is inexpensive in Canada yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.

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2. Education System in Canada

Education in Canada is funded by government and is given a lot of emphasis. The country follows thee tier education offering ample opportunities for internationals students seeking higher education. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), an organisation composed of Canadian universities, defines two distinct types of post-secondary institutions in Canada: universities and colleges.

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Universities grant university degrees, which include bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees; and colleges, also known as community colleges, provide diplomas. In some cases, universities must be a member of AUCC to be able to grant university degrees. However, in other provinces membership is no guarantee of university status.

3. Cost of Study in Canada

Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students as compared to U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the US. Tuition fees of U.S. public universities were almost 1/3 higher than fees for bachelor’s degree in Canada. Apart from academic costs Canada is also known for low cost of living while offering high quality of life style.

Tuition Fees Estimate: The tuition fee varies according to different universities, courses and the city. The tuition expenses in Canada might be up to CDN $10,000 – $30,000 per year for an under graduate course. And if you are thinking of applying to a post graduate course, the cost would be $15,000 – $55,000 per year approximately.

Type of Course Fees Per Year (INR)
Bachelors Courses
(Certificate, Diplomas, Bachelors Degree)
8 Lakhs (approx)
Masters Courses
(Post Graduate Diploma’s, Masters)
11 Lakhs (approx)
Doctorate Courses (PhD) 7 Lakhs (approx)

Living Cost Estimate: The cost of living depends heavily on what part of Canada will you be living in along with how much you will socialise. Some of the basic elements for living as an international student in Canada are:

Type of Expenses Monthly Cost (INR)
Accomodation INR 16, 000
Food INR 14,000
Transportation INR 6,000
Utilities INR 3,000
Total Expenses  INR 40, 000

The living expenses range from CDN $ 10,000 per year (approximately 6 lakhs per year). In living costs you should include in your budget for accommodation, food, laundry, utility bills, clothing, social trips, travelling and entertainment costs. In the following table, we have provided you with basic estimate of costs of various elements of living expenses per month.

4. Work Opportunities in Canada

  • During Course: Students are allowed to work part time up to 20hr/per week during regular academic session and full time during vacations. By working part-time one can earn CAD $ 10 per hour, i.e. around CAD $ 800 per month (which is equivalent to INR 48,000).
  • After Course: The PGWPP allows post-graduate students who have studied at a participating Canadian university/college to gain Canadian work experience. Work experience gained through the PGWPP will ultimately help students qualify for permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).A post-graduation work permit can’t be valid for longer than the student’s course of study. For example if your post-graduate course was of two years’ duration, then the work permit granted to you will also be of two years.

5. Admission Procedure for Canada

To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Canada, students should register with Zenith Abroad. After registration, students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages; Zenith Abroad enhances their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice.

6. Documents Required for Admission Assessment

Following is a list of documents required for admission in Canada:

  • Attested copies of X, XII mark sheet and completion certificate
  • Bachelor Degree Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits) (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  • Standardized Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the program)
  • Two academic references
  • Two references from employers (where applicable)
  • Passport sized photographs
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Resume/CV
  • Draft for application fees, if applicable
  • Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture program)
  • Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
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