Canada's education is known for quality and excellence across the entire global education sector. Great importance is given to learning and maintaining high standards of imparting education here. What's makes studying in Canada even more conducive is the lower living costs and tuition fees for international students. Canada fosters diversified study options at Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma MS (Master of Science) levels and MBA. Moreover, a number of Canadian institutions are involved in international research partnerships to study and address major world issues. Another beneficial aspect of studying in Canada is The 'Walk Safe' programs that help people access public transportation during late hours.
Cost of studying in Canada
Canadian institutions offer lower tuition rates than many other countries, which means international students can save considerably by studying in Canada. All Canadian institutions receive public funding through their provincial governments, which allows for lower tuition fees and ensures all institutions adhere to a code of academic standards.
Tuition fees for Canadian institutions vary from course to course and institution to institution. On an average, a student needs to pay a minimum of C$12,000 (approx) to as high as C$40,000 (~US$34,000) per year.
Other than tuition fees, an international student would need to pay institution administration fees of around C$100, international student application fees from around C$250, compulsory fees for student services of C$500-1,000 and processing fees for a study permit (currently C$150 ).
Rent costs will vary greatly depending on where you study, and if you live on or off campus.
If you choose to live off campus you will likely pay around $600 a month to rent a room and at least $1,800 a month to rent an apartment.
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In Canada, work rights are available to international students while studying and also upon finishing a degree or diploma.
During your studies
Canada provides extensive work and career opportunities for all types of students. Many institutions in Canada offer a co-operative education program. This is a structured program where students alternate between periods of work and study. This integrated curriculum is achieved through a partnership between the educational institution and industry.
International graduates from Canadian higher education institutions also have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to three years following the completion of their program.
To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). If you would like to look into staying in Canada as a permanent resident after you finish your studies you can contact our head office in Canada any time.