Why Canada?

Canada has the finest quality of education and the universities are all equipped with cutting-edge technologies, to ensure that the students are up to date with the latest technology. Canadian Education system is currently leading in the fields of Information Technology, Renewable Energy, Engineering and Finance, which is of no surprise to many because the Canadian Government believes in the ability of education to change the country, and therefore spends more per capita on its education system than any other country. Their Universities and colleges are world-renowned for their excellence, diverse culture, sophisticated labs and classrooms, and are more affordable compared to their peer universities in other countries, which is quite the addition to an already lhuge list of reasons why students prefer Canada as their study abroad destination.

With a degree that is globally recognized along with being a world leader in information technology, telecommunications, biotechnology and environment industries, Canada brings ample career opportunities to its students and their universities do not just provide students with quality education, but also, encourage them to take part in international exchanges, co-operative work experience programs, extra-curricular activities and athletics, which help them grow as an individual. Besides, their government offers great support to students who continue to research. For those who want to work there, Canada allows students to stay and work for up to 3 years even after graduation.

The World Happiness Report states Canada as the 9th happiest place in the world to live, which can majorly be attributed to their world renowned politeness. A wonderful country with diverse cultures and scenic nature, Canada has proven time and again why it’s one of the best countries to study in.

Canada’s Environment

Canada is considered to be one of the safest countries in the world. Latest ranking of safest countries in the world by Global Peace Index, places Canada at 6th in the world. Their government is of a democratic nature and protects the fundamental rights and freedom of every individual who stays in the country, under the ‘Canadian charter of rights and freedom’ law.

Canadians are very friendly and welcoming, which makes one feel at home. Canada has a diverse culture, as they have immigrants from across the world living in the country, constituting one-fifth of its population. As there are people from around the globe, one may find many languages spoken there, making one not feel isolated.

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Cost of living

Canadian expenses are cost-effective when compared to many other countries, as most of the universities there are government funded. The cost of living might slightly vary from town to town, and the average living expenses are approximately CAD$10,000/year. Cost of Living varies per location and typically its CAD$ 600 in most of Canadian cities expect urban locations like Toronto and Vancouver where its around CAD$1000 per month.

On top of the affordable cost of living, Canadian Government allows University students to work even while pursuing their education. According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) 2018 International Student Survey, 93% of students say that they are happy with their educational experience in Canada. The universities help students financially by allowing them to work at the campus for 20hour/week. Students who are pursuing any full-time program are eligible to work 20hours/week off-campus during the semester and can work for full time during their breaks. The income earned through part-time jobs can be helpful in paying off all your living expenses, thus lessening the financial burden on your education.

Tuition Cost

Your tuition fee is calculated based on your residency status, calendar year of study, and the course you are enrolled in. The average tuition fee for an undergraduate program is approximately CAD $ 30,000/year. The tuition fee for graduate programs ranges from CAD $26,000 to CAD $40,000 and some of the top Universities’ tuition fees go up to CAD $ 50000. Tuition fees vary depending on Individual Universities, and the duration of the course. Some of the top universities have a very high tuition fee structure when compared to other universities.

Tuition at Colleges for Diploma and Postgraduate Diplomas range CAD $ 15,000-17,000 per year.

Career Prospects and Post-Study Work Experience

Unlike many other countries, Canada allows you to stay and work for up to 3 years after completing your education for 2 or more years. The government doesn’t place any restrictions on the nature of work to ensure that the student makes the decision based on their skill set and academic interests.

As a Canadian degree is accepted globally, you are eligible to go and work at any place, of your choice, provided you have the necessary degrees and skills. If you wish to return to your home country, then the Canadian degree adds value to your resume and increases your chances of getting a job.

Canada is known for its high standards in engineering, energy, mobile applications, gaming and project management courses. As Canada is leading in Information Technology and home to many top companies, it could provide one with ample career opportunities and increase their chances of success.

If one wishes to settle down in Canada, one can apply for permanent residency by meeting an immigration expert and determining if they have desirable skills and enough work experience to be granted residency.


What are the advantages of studying in Canada to get a PR visa?

PR applicants are evaluated on various criteria such as age, skills, education, and work experience.

If a candidate decides to study in Canada, they will gain points in three areas – language, education, and work. An education in Canada can give valuable points for various immigration streams such as Express Entry or PNP streams.

Students are also allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while pursuing their course which helps them gain valuable work experience and add points to their CRS score.

What is the minimum IELTS score required for a student visa in Canada?

For a Canada Student Visa, you must get a minimum of 5.5 bands in each of the four IELTS segments for Undergraduate Courses, with an aggregate score of 6.0 or higher. Graduate courses require a score of 6.5 bands, with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four parts to study in Canada.

How can I study abroad in Canada?

To be able to study in Canada as an international student, you will have to first secure a study permit from the federal government of Canada.

What is a study permit for Canada?

A study permit is a document issued by the federal Government of Canada allowing overseas-born nationals to study at any of the Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) in Canada.

Am I eligible for the Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) of Canada?

You might be eligible for Canadian PGWP if you have graduated from a DLI in Canada and intend remaining in the country temporarily to work.

Can I work overseas in Canada after I graduate in Canada?

To be able to stay on in Canada and work after you graduate, you will require a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

How long can I stay in Canada on my PGWP?

The validity of your Canada PGWP will be as per the length of your study program. For example, if your study program was two years or above in duration, you might be eligible for a PGWP valid for three years.