Canada

Canada is an immense country. It is very diverse in its people, its landscape, its climate, and its way of life. However, Canadians do share the same important values. These values guide and influence much of our everyday life. These are values of pride, a belief in equality and diversity and respect for all individuals in society. Women, men, children and seniors are all equally respected in Canada. Canadians may be different from each other but it is these shared values that make Canada a friendly, caring, peace loving and secure society in which to live.

Capital City: Ottawa There are two official languages: English and French Religion: Roman Catholic 45%, Protestant and other 55% Currency: Canadian Dollar ($CAD)

Largest cities (metropolitan areas)

Toronto; Montreal; Vancouver; Calgary , OTTAWA (capital); Edmonton
Covering most of the northern part of the North American continent and with an area larger than that of the United States, Canada is known for its natural beauty – few nations in the world can boast anything close to its wealth of forests, lakes and mountains – and for its multicultural diversity.. In the east, the mountainous Maritime Provinces have an irregular coastline on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic. The St. Lawrence plain, covering most of southern Quebec and Ontario, and the interior continental plain, covering southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and most of Alberta, are the principal cultivable areas. They are separated by a forested plateau rising from Lakes Superior and Huron.

Study in Canada

Canada has a well-established position among the world’s leading study destinations, it was the seventh most popular country for international students, who accounted for 6.5% of all post-secondary students in the country.

For those looking to study at an elite university in one of the world’s most developed nations, applying to study in Canada can be an attractive option. A total of 26 universities in Canada feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2014/15, of which three are in the world’s top 50 and 10 make the world’s top 200 – a feat matched only by a handful of other nations.

Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada's inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.

Admission

All students must be fluent in English if they are applying to Canadian Institutes. International students need to reach the required level of English language competence. All students should take up the IELTS or TOEFL (ibt) exams. An IELTS band of 6.0/6.5 for Undergraduate & 6.5/7 for Postgraduate courses or a TOEFL score of 80 and above for Undergraduate and 90 and above for Post Graduate courses.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees are awarded by Universities/ University Colleges/ Community Colleges after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies.

Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificates

It lead to a Master’s Degree. These programs have work terms which provide full-time opportunities to gain practical experience along with theoretical studies. A typical co-op term lasts 12 to 17 weeks. The prerequisites to participate in these programs is a Bachelors Degree of 3 or 4 years duration.

Master’s Degree

Master’s Degree is an option for Bachelor’s Degree. Graduates who have an interest in further learning and research, and for those who want to broaden their career possibilities. It is for 2 yrs duration and can be pursued after a 4 yrs Bachelors or a 3yrs Bachelors & a 1year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada.

Doctorate/PhD

Ph.D is a degree ranking above the Master’s Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete

Accommodation

If you are planning to study in Canada, you will need somewhere to live. Many schools offer on-campus housing ranging from shared condominiums to dormitory-style housing. The cost for these may or may not include a meal plan and or other utilities such as phone and Internet connection.

If you choose to live off-campus, prices may be lower but will include the additional cost of furnishing, hydro, electricity and/or other miscellaneous expenses.

University

Canadian universities educate more than 1.5 million students annually. They perform more than one-third of Canada’s research and development. And as a $30 billion enterprise, universities generate economic wealth in communities across Canada.

University Name City University Name City
University of Toronto Toronto The University of British Columbia Vancouver
University of Alberta Edmonton Simon Fraser University Burnaby
University of Waterloo Waterloo McGill University Montreal
University of Calgary Calgary York University Toronto
Queen's University Kingston University of Victoria Victoria
Université de Montréal Montreal The University of Western Ontario London
Université Laval Quebec City Université du Québec à Montréal Montréal
McMaster University Hamilton University of Ottawa Ottawa
University of Guelph Guelph Concordia University Montreal
Carleton University Ottawa Dalhousie University Halifax
University of Manitoba Winnipeg University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon
Memorial University of Newfoundland St John’s Ryerson University Toronto
Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke University of New Brunswick Fredericton
École Polytechnique de Montréal Montreal Brock University St. Catharines
University of Regina Regina University of Windsor Windsor
Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo University of Winnipeg Winnipeg
Université du Québec Quebec City University of Lethbridge Lethbridge
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Chicoutimi HEC Montréal Montreal
Trent University Peterborough British Columbia Institute of Technology Burnaby
Thompson Rivers University Kamloops Lakehead University Thunder Bay
École de Technologie Supérieure Montreal Laurentian University Sudbury
Université de Moncton Moncton Acadia University Wolfville
University of Northern British Columbia Prince George Royal Roads University Victoria
University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown University of Ontario Institute of Technology Oshawa
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières Bishop's University Sherbrooke