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 CanadaCanada 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.
AdmissionAll 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 DegreesBachelor’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 / CertificatesIt 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 DegreeMaster’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/PhDPh.D is a degree ranking above the Master’s Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete
AccommodationIf 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.
UniversityCanadian 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|