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Study in Canada- 9 interesting facts must know

Study in Canada

When you are planning for study in Canada, there is a lot of question has come to your mind.

In this article, you will get some information about whether you have to choose this country, for your studies, or not.

The following topics are included in this article:

  1. Why study in Canada?
  2. Tuition Cost in Canada
  3. Living Cost in Canada
  4. Requirements of Documents
  5. Part-Time Jobs in Canada
  6. Scholarships in Canada
  7. Visa Processes in Canada
  8. Job Scenario in Canada
  9. Top Universities in Canada
  10. Conclusion
  11. FAQs

Why study in Canada?

  • Canada is primarily known for the Niagara Falls but trust me, this country has a lot more to offer.
  • The country has a lot of beautiful scenery and countryside.
  • There are a lot of places available for sightseeing and rich cultural cities.
  • This country is vast and diversified.
  • It is home to millions of people from all around the globe.
  • In this country, people mainly speak two languages i.e. English and French.
  • The requirement for students applying to Canadian institutions solely depends on proficiency in the English language except for Quebec.
  • This country is famous for its safety and peaceful nature. As a result, it ranked fourth in the world, for its life quality.
  • This country provides world-class education along with various scholarships.
  • It provides huge opportunities in the field of research.
  • Canada offers diverse scenic beauty such as; a snowy mountain, placid lakes, rich forests, and many other beauties that cannot be expressed in words.
  • Education and living cost is less relatively its neighboring country the USA.
  • To sum up, this country attracts students from overseas to build their careers as well as cultivate a better standard of living.

Tuition Cost in Canada

Canada Education cost
  • To begin with, this Country is one of the most affordable countries when it comes to education as compared to other developed countries like the USA, Australia, France, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
  • Tuition fees for international students at the various level are as follows:
Level of StudyCost of Tuition (per year)
UndergraduateCAD 25000 to 35000
PostgraduateCAD 15000 to 25000
DoctorateCAD 10,000 to 20,000
*Data may very, check individual website of university before applying into the university
  • Also, you have to consider other expenses, which are mainly for you, in terms of, Amenities, Administration fees, Student Services.

Living Cost in Canada

  • As per Canadian Departments of home and safety, you must have to deposit CAD 10,200 in their account before going to Canada as annual living cost.
  • The following are the various sectors, where you have to invest in your accommodation.
Living Need (per month)Expenses (per month)
RentCAD$300 – CAD$500
Groceries and Eating outCAD$100 – CAD$150
Phone and InternetCAD$100
Public TransportationCAD$ 60
Entertainment CAD$ 50
On-Campus RentCAD$ 600
  • In short, you needed around CAD$ 800 – 900 per month.

Requirements of Documents

  • The following Documents are required while applying to universities in this country.
    1. Valid Passport copies
    2. Attested copies of High school Mark-sheet (Only for the undergraduate applicant)
    3. Academic Transcripts (Only for the postgraduate applicant)
    4. Undergraduate Degree (if available)
    5. A score of English Proficiency Exam,
      • IELTS – The minimum score required to enroll in a decent university is 6.0 Bands in all Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking section.
        • The validity of this score is about two years.
        • This exam score is required if the applicant has a desire to get a Permanent Residence Card in the future.
    6. Resume
    7. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    8. Letter of Recommendation (min. 2 letters required)            
    9. Portfolio (only for arts and design-oriented student)           
    10. Certificate achieved in Co-curricular activity (if available)
    11. Proof of funds (Students have to submit advance one-year living cost in    their bank account)    
    12. Work experience letter (if available)
    13. Health Insurance letter

Part-Time Jobs in Canada

  • A student needs a huge of amount money to study abroad.
  • Students prefer to work part-time and earn some extra cash. This helps them to manage their tuition fees and living costs.
  • You can work part-time under a student visa in this country.
  • The duration and approx. minimum wage is mention below:
Minimum Wages       
(per hour)
Duration            (Hours/week)Minimum Wages       
(per hour)
Term time20CAD 12
Vacation40CAD 15
  • Tax Relaxation is provided to a student for a certain amount.
  • You need to pay taxes according to the Canadian Taxation Office after you crossed the limit.
  • Keeping this in mind, you are allowed to work both ON and OFF campus jobs.

       1. On-Campus Jobs:

  • In this, you have to job on the campus of the college, this includes the following type of work.
    • Research Assistance
    • Tutor

2. Off-Campus Jobs:

  • The following are the off-campus jobs.
    • At the supermarket
    • At Restaurant

Scholarship in Canada

  • Scholarships help you to compensate for your tuition fees.
  • There is a various scholarship provided by the government and private organization as follows:

1. Canadian government scholarships:

  1. NSERC Postgraduate scholarships 
  2. IDRC Research Awards

2. Private organization funded scholarship

Visa Processes in Canada

  • No matter which country you choose, you must have a student visa in order to stay in that particular country for studying. It not only grants to study there but also act as valid proof of stay till the time you are present there. Hence, Visa is equally important as a passport because it depicts the purpose of your stay.
  • Now, if you want to study less than three months, you need to apply only for a tourist visa.
  • And, if you want to pursue a course for more than 3 months of a time period, you require a Student Visa.
  • The cost of this Visa is CAD$150.
  • The following Documents require for Visa Processes.
    1. Valid Passport copy
    2. Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
    3. High-School Mark sheet (only for the undergraduate applicant)
    4. Academic Transcripts (only for postgraduate and doctorate applicant)
    5. A score of various Exam (as per university demand)
    6. Proof of Funds (tuition fees + CAD$ 10000, for 12 months)
    7. Resume
    8. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    9. Approval letter from designated Canadian University

Post- Study Work Visa:

  • In this country, after you finish your studies, you are given a certain amount of time to work.
  • Once your student visa gets over up to a certain time period you can work.
  • If you opt short term course you are not eligible for a work permit visa.
  • After the completion of your studies, you can work full time.
  • After completion of any long course, you can work for three years.
  • When you complete four to five years in this country you are eligible for applying for a Permanent Residence (PR) card.
  • This card is issued by the government of Canada.
  • You need to fulfill certain criteria in order to apply for PR.
  • Also, You need at least 67 points to get Canadian PR.

Job Scenario in Canada

  • You need to work and earn money to survive by fulfilling the basic needs of living.
  • This country is ranked among the top valuable countries with a higher economy around the world. So, Jobs and salaries are pretty much up to the mark.
  • The following are some great job sectors in this country.
    1. Sales
    2. Software manager
    3. Accountants

Top Universities in Canada

  • The total number of universities in this county are nearly 100 more importantly 3 to 4 institution lies among the top 50 universities of the world.
  • The following are some of the top universities in Canada.
Country RankWorld RankCountry Rank
University of Toronto291
McGill University352
University of British Columbia513
University of Alberta1134
Universität de Montréal1375
McMaster University1406
University of Waterloo 1737
Western University2118
University of Calgary 2339
Queen’s University23910


To sum up, I hope you understood the important factors of the study in Canada. If you have any doubts regarding this, you can always ask questions in the comment section.


1. Should I study in Canada?

Absolutely Yes. For two reasons; you need to have a strong desire to study in a world-class environment. Secondly, a better lifestyle.

2. What are the wages for students in Canada?

In Canada, you as a student can earn CAD$15 during term time.

3. Which English proficiency exam required in Canada?

IELTS is considered as a platform for an English proficiency exam in Canada.

4. Is GRE mandatory in Canada?

No. It is not mandatory.

5. Is GMAT mandatory in Canada?

Yes, if you are an MBA applicant. Otherwise only English proficiency test matters. Some universities may not ask you for GMAT scores.

6. Is it worth to study in Canada?

Yes, to get the best of both the world i.e education and adventure

7. Is student visa is easy to get?

The process of a Student visa for Canada is easy given that it’s appropriate.

8. Do I work while studying?

As long as, you have a student you are permitted to work part-time on and off-campus but up to 20 hrs per week.

9. Does Canada has harsh winters as the USA?

Yes. The winters in Canada are bad as compared to the USA.

10. Is Permanent Residence easy to gain in Canada?

Yes. You can get PR in three to four years.

11. How many hours can I work in Canada?

You can work up to 20 hrs during term time and up to 40 hrs during vacations.

12. How many points are required for Canada PR?

You need at least 67 points to get Canadian PR.



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