Why study in Canada

Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.

Canadian teenagers consistently rank among the best in the world on international tests of reading, science and math – a testament to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is well-regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe.

  • Excellent Education
  • Good health system
  • Low crime
  • Clean streets
  • Multicultural diversities
  • Economic stability
  • Easy immigration
  • Bilingual Country
  • Beautiful Natural sites

 Since the colonization by two distinct nations, France and Great Britain, Canada kept the tradition of encouraging multicultural diversity.  Canadians are very receptive to immigrants from different ethnic groups and respect the habits and viewpoints that differ from yours.

 Besides these facts, students coming to Canada will enjoy one of the most beautiful sites in the world. Canada has more than 2,000 national and provincial parks, wilderness areas and ecological reserves, many of these territories recognized by UNESCO as world heritage sites.


 Area: 9,984,670 km2,the 2nd largest in the world

 Population: 31,241,030 inhabitants (2006 census)

 Capital: Ottawa

 Largest city: Toronto

 Subdivisions: Ten provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador) and three territories (Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut)

 Languages: English and French

 Local time: +0.5 to-4h (relative to GMT)

 Currency: Canadian Dollar (CND)


High Quality Education

Education institutions are not officially ranked in Canada, but you will find quality institutions across the country. When choosing your school in Canada, consider the type, size and location of the institution. If you are interested in a particular area of study, investigate which schools have more to offer in that discipline.

 The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges/ technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university colleges.

Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces

Cost of study

Studying in Canada is not free, but it is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year (8 months) in an undergraduate program is C$11,903.

Canada offers the lowest tuition rates* for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the US.  Rates at U.S. public universities were almost 1/3 higher than fees for Bachelor’s degrees in Canada, while U.S. private university fees were more than double.

Work opportunities

International students can work legally in Canada up to 20 hour per week . There are three ways to work in the country

 Participate in Study + Work program

 Working Holiday program

 Study at university full time for at least six months

Accommodation in Canada

 Living in Canada is the dream for many students. For you to have a positive experience, you should consider different options that will match your life style you want in Canada.

 Information Planet recommends that you arrange your accommodation in advance. Here are the main types of accommodation for both short and long term stay in Canada. This way you have a better understanding of what to expect and can plan your finances.

 Types of accommodation in Canada

 Home stay

 Student Housing

 Share Accommodation

 In Canada, you usually pay for accommodation on a monthly basis. The prices for different types of accommodation vary depending on the neighborhood, size of the room, facilities and equipment available. Please keep in mind that

 The longer you stay, the lower the price

 The greater the number of people in the house, the lower the price

 The farther from downtown, the lower the price

Career Courses

The most popular courses in Canada among foreign students are vocational programs (VEC). The program lasts from 1 to 3 years and usually involve trainingat related work sites. These courses are perfect for students intending to work in Canada due to the practical content with a focus on the labor market.

 Some vocational or technical schools offer university transfer programs that allow students to attend the first two years in college before they enroll in university to complete the last two years of the 4 year program. Many Canadians choose to begin their study at the top college and then transfer to universities.

 The Canadian Association of Colleges (ACCC) accredits and oversees the quality of public colleges. All these institutions primarily train students in the commercial, industrial and public service. They sometimes offer certificates, diplomas, and bachelor degree as well as postgraduate degree.

Admission requirements

 The basic prerequisite for entrance to college or university is an intermediate level of English demonstrated by TOEFL or IELTS scores. Some English schools offer a bridge program to the colleges, which means you are accepted to these colleges without writing TOEFL.

 The minimum age is 18 years old.

 You must register for school in advance.

 The semesters start in September and January.

 Courses available

  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • Event Management and Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Tourism Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation/3D
  • Games
  • Photography, Film and Video
  • Public Relations
  • Natural Therapies
  • Courses Fitness and Sports, among others.

Educational system

Undergraduate Degrees

 Technical Certificate – 1 year

 Technical Diploma – 2 years

 Bachelor degree – 3 or 4 years

Graduate Degrees

 Post-Graduate Diploma or Diploma – 1-2 years

Visa requirements

  • Proof of acceptance
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of financial support ( bank statement past 4 month)
  • a letter and Income Tax Papers from the person or institution providing you with money
  • Letter of explanation
  • TOEFL / IELTS score, if applicable
  • Visa fee to be payable by Bank draft
  • Copies of Academic Mark sheets and Certificates
  • Work Experience Certificates, if applicable

 Financial requirements

All Canada

Living cost $10,000/year (or $833 per month) + tuition fee

Quebec province

Living cost $9,600/year (or $800 per month)+tuition fee