Canada 1There is a wider choice of universities with Concordia University, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, University de Montreal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario and York University.

While studying in Canada you can work provided you have a valid study permit, which being an international student you should have, you again have to check this out depending on the job you choose.

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There is a wider choice of universities with Concordia University, McGill University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, University de Montreal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario and York University.

While studying in Canada you can work provided you have a valid study permit, which being an international student you should have, you again have to check this out depending on the job you choose.

Canadian initiatives allow making large investments in its education system. As Canada is one of the world’s top education performers and among the top three countries in spending per capita on public post secondary education.

Canada is home to some of the most preferred institutions in the world. With well prepared and highly educated and talent teachers in different institutions, with mundane surrounding which enables to earn knowledge with peaceful environment. Studying away from home in Canada is a dream of several students as they are rest assured about the security and care.. Schools in Canada falls under four brief categories namely; Institution/College, Trade/Vocational, Language Schools & Primary / Secondary. The education system in Canada is divided into Certificate level, generally for a year, Diploma level, for one or two years, Advanced Diploma, generally two or three-year programs, Bachelor degrees, awarded after four years of full-time study, Post-graduate Diplomas / Certificates, for one or two years of study, Master’s degrees, available after a bachelor degree to do extremely well in a certain subject, for one to two years. Moreover the Doctorate or PhD, is generally four to seven years.

With a curriculum including certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, degrees, masters, doctorate, and so on, Canadian colleges give students every chance to broaden their educational and cultural horizons. Degrees obtained from Canadian institutions are recognized worldwide and considered equivalent to those obtained from the U.S. or Commonwealth countries. This is one of the crucial reasons for international educators considering Canada for research and collaboration partnerships.

Tuition Fees
  • Application fees $50 to $150 depending on the University.
  • Approximately 25per University due to authentication of documents required by the University (transcripts, recommendation letters).
  • Entrance exam costs around $ 200 a piece, depending on the field you are applying for. Usually students take this exam two times therefore plan on spending around 500 $ on this test.
  • Test scores like GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS have to be reported by the testing agencies (like ETS), which may cost up to $ 20 per University (an average cost for reporting scores of all tests you may have taken).

Canada is a big and varied country even when it comes to expenses, so the money you will spend on University fees overall depend widely on the region you choose to live. The expenses also vary from the different study programs you are enrolled in, whether you are and undergraduate students or a graduate student and so on. A overview of University expenses for international students that study in different provinces in Canada is presented below:

Masters tuition fees will vary considerably depending on which institution you choose and can range from CDN$7,000 to CDN$25,000. In some Canadian Universities, it may go up to CDN $ 35,000 for the entire program. Master degrees in this country are usually wrapped up in two academic years.


University accommodation is considered the best alternative for international students, as renting a private entity might be difficult and costly at first. Commonly, students choose to live in residence halls on campus the first two years.

Students who really value privacy are prone to renting private accommodation though, in the beginning or after the first few months and choose to live independently with roommates. The university itself might provide a list of appropriate accommodation in the vicinity of the campus. Home stays are set up by the university, and provide home comforts that might make the transition into Canadian life easier for younger international students or those that have never lived away from home before.

School-Provided Home stays School-Provided Residence/Dormitory Off Campus Housing $ 400 – $800 per month$3000 – $7500 per
year$250 – $ 750 per month
Overall, the approximate cost of living per month including the majority of expenses would be $600 to $800, yet it widely depends on your lifestyle.


In order to be working during your studies in Canada while in Canada, you are obliged to pay income taxes for the money you will be earning. Any money you earn in Canada is subject to Canadian income tax—this includes income from University employment such as Graduate Assistantships or Teaching Assistantships.

Bear in mind that, regarding taxes your residency status is pretty similar to a Canadian citizen opposed to your immigration status once you live study and work in the state of Canada. As a resident you ought to follow and meticulously fulfill your tax duties.

If you are an international student enrolled in a full degree program, you will use a Canadian resident’s tax form and will be eligible for Canadian residents’ tax deductions and benefits.

There is no way to precisely determine in advance how much tax you will have to pay on your earnings, as this is varied upon numerous factors (i.e., total income, residency status, federal and provincial tax rates, federal and provincial tax credits, and federal and provincial tax deductions).

List of Universities & College in Canada

Acadia University
Algoma University
Ambrose University
Aurora College
Bishop’s University
Brandon University
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Brock University
Burman University
Campion College at the University of Regina
Canadian Mennonite University
Cape Breton University
Capilano University
Carleton University
Collège militaire royal du Canada
College of the North Atlantic
Collège Universitaire Dominicain
Concordia University
Concordia University of Edmonton
Crandall University
Dalhousie University
École de Technologie Supérieure
École Nationale d’Administration Publique
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
First Nations University of Canada
HEC Montréal
Kingswood University
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Lakehead University
Laurentian University
Luther College
MacEwan University
McGill University
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mount Allison University
Mount Royal University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Nipissing University
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
NSCAD University
OCAD University
Queen’s University
Redeemer University College
Royal Roads University
Ryerson University
Saint Mary’s University
SAIT Polytechnic
Simon Fraser University
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Mary’s University
St. Stephen’s University
St. Thomas More College
St. Thomas University
The King’s University
The University of British Columbia
The University of Western Ontario
The University of Winnipeg
Thompson Rivers University
Trent University
Trinity Western University
Université de Moncton
Université de Montréal
Université de Saint-Boniface
Université de Sherbrooke
Université du Québec
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Université Laval
Université Sainte-Anne
University Canada West
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
University of King’s College
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
University of the Fraser Valley
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Vancouver Island University
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University
Yorkville University

Visa & Immigration Policies

Thousands of student each year decide to pursue their education in Canada, whether it is undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Having become quite popular in the Educational domain, Canada is now one of the most desired destinations to study abroad.

Offering great opportunities to not only get quality education but also work during and after studies is just the beginning; Canada is in a great advantage over the competition. Also, immigration options are open to getting permanent residency for international students who obtain a graduate degree in this country.

The Student Visa to Canada allows overseas students to study at many of its world-class Universities and Colleges. Canada generally welcomes close to 100,000 foreign students every year.

Canada is getting further recognition and praise for providing world-class education to the newcomers who come to study either in English or French, as a bilingual entity. The Student visa allows foreigners to engage in further studies in Canada either in an academic or vocational sector only to mutually benefit from mutual cultural exchange, expansive knowledge and varied skills in a Canadian already multi-faced classrooms and schools.

In order to be granted a student visa in Canada, you must prove that you are really going there to study as in get accepted in a Canadian tertiary education institute accepted by the government, prove you will have enough money to support yourself during the studies and there is something waiting for you in your home country after you’ve graduated.

The moment you get the student visa you are bound to not only get a quality degree in Canada but also get a great shot on a permanent postgraduate employment opportunity which is highly probable in this country.

Student visa requirements

The Canadian Student visa welcomes international students to their qualified educational institutions. The specific requirements for the Student visa will vary depending on the selected level of study, the applicant’s educational background, and their country of citizenship.

Applicants are generally required:

  • Proof of acceptance and enrolment to an accredited academic institution in Canada;
  • Possess a valid passport/travel document, and provide proof of financial support;
  • Ties to their home country and evidence of their intention to leave Canada at the end of their studies.

Additionally, students have to have proof of no criminal history or endangering medical conditions of any sort and willingly undergo medical testing as required.

Study Permit

Before you enter Canada in order to engage in an educational institution regardless of the type, be it professional or vocational training at a university, college or other, a student will have to obtain a study permit (residency permit).

There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, you do not need a permit if you are enrolling in a short-term course or program of six months or less. Nonetheless, if you plan on studying a full course over more than six months, it is mandatory to get a study permit before you arrive.

You must apply for a study permit from outside Canada, at the visa office responsible for the country or region where you live in.

Along with the application form which you will download online, you have to attach the following document in order to apply for a study permit.

  • Your letter of acceptance;
  • Proof of your identity;
  • Proof that you have sufficient funds for your stay in Canada.
Work Permit

Most of the international students that come to Canada have their expenses covered by awards, scholarships, and bursaries on a competitive basis. However, this might not always be the case. Once you are granted a student visa you are eligible to work on-campus during the school year, earning money for tuition and other personal expenses.

Once you’ve graduated, you are entitled to apply for a Post-Graduation Work visa which allows you to stay and work in Canada for three more years. Afterwards, it’s also possible to apply for a permanent residency permit which allows you to work and live in Canada permanently.

In addition, students are entitled to apply for Off-Campus Work visa after 6 months. To work off campus, you must have a work permit. The work permit allows you to work part-time during regular academic sessions (20 hours per week) and full-time during scheduled breaks, such as winter and summer holidays, and spring break. You can work in any line of work, and change jobs as you please.

To qualify for the work permit, you must have a valid study permit and be a full-time student at a recognized postsecondary educational institution. Recognized institutions generally include a public, post-secondary college or university and degree-granting programs offered by private institutions throughout Canada.


If you want to make Canada your permanent home, there are a number of ways to apply. In most cases, you will not need to leave Canada.<.br>
To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must comply with the following conditions:

You must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Permanent resident status
You must have permanent resident status in Canada. Your permanent resident status must not be in question. That means you must not be:

  • under review for immigration or fraud reasons
  • under a removal order

Time you have lived in Canada You must have resided in Canada for at least three years in the past four years before you apply. You will count the time spent in Canada before becoming a permanent resident.

Language abilities

Canada has two official languages—English and French. To become a citizen, you must show that you have adequate knowledge of one of these languages.

A citizenship judge will make the final decision on your application, including how well you can communicate in English or French.

Criminal history (prohibitions)

You cannot become a citizen if you

  • Have been convicted of an indictable (criminal) offence or an offence under the Citizenship Act in the three years before you apply,
  • Are currently charged with an offence under the Citizenship Act,
  • Are in prison, on parole or on probation,
  • Are under a removal order
  • Are being investigated for, are charged with, or have been convicted of a war crime or a crime against humanity, or
  • Have had your Canadian citizenship taken away in the past five years.
How well you know Canada

To become a citizen, you must understand the rights, responsibilities and privileges of citizenship, such as voting in elections and obeying the law. You must also show you understand Canada’s

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