Study in Canada has been a dream for so many Indian students and make their career in Canada. Canada is appreciated worldwide for its high academic standards – from elementary to secondary, colleges, universities, and beyond. Canada consistently ranks as one of the best countries to study in the world and is currently the #1 best country for quality of life.
CANADA is now first choice among students for overseas education. No second thoughts are given when it comes to moving in Canada. Especially Indian students mark the major proportion among international students, flying, to turn their dream of ‘Study in Canada’ into reality.
The education system in Canada
The higher education system in Canada is not very different from the American education system, with a little influence from Britain.
There are mainly three types of institutions:
Public Universities: Public universities in Canada are run by the provincial, territorial or federal government funding besides receiving the tuition fees from students.
Private Universities: Private universities in Canada are mostly funded by donations and research grants. These universities do not receive funding from the government bodies.
Liberal Arts Colleges: Liberal arts colleges in Canada are pretty similar to that in the USA. These are either public or private colleges, with a primary emphasis on undergraduate courses in liberal arts.
Cost of studying in Canada
The price tag for higher studies in Canada is roughly half compared with other leading study destinations. Tuition fees vary from institution to institution. On average, students will have to shell out CAD 14,000–25,000 per year.
Annual living expenses will depend on the living location you prefer and the type of accommodation that suits you, i.e., private, homestay or on-campus accommodation. On average, students pay CAD 500–600 per month for their accommodation. Of course, the transport and other expenses should be factored in. And one more thing that you can’t avoid is health insurance that costs CAD 600 (approx.) per year.
International students can work part-time for 20 hours per week –on or off-campus post this period. Some universities with more intensive courses allow their students to work for nearly 12 hours since working for more hours can affect their students’ performance.
International students can apply for work permits post their studies, which gives them the opportunity to work in the country for a three-year period.