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6 - 6.5
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INR 7500
Living Cost
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INR 4 - 7 Lakhs
Part-Time Jobs
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20 Hrs/Week
Work Permit
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1-3 Years

Luxurious yet Affordable Lifestyle

Canada has a spectacularly advanced way of living that encompasses scenic beauty as well as developed cities.Numbeo reports the 2017 living cost index for Canda as 73 making it more affordable than USA, UK, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand.

High Employment Rate

90% of graduates are employed within 6 months of completing education.

Many work opportunities

Canada allows 20 hours of part time work while studying and up to 3 years of post study work permit is granted basis the duration and field of study.

Simple visa process

The visa process is completely online with only document submission required at the consulate. Also, for SPP colleges no additional documents for funds availability need to be presented.

Multicultural and safe environment

Students of more than 60 nationalities study in main Canadian cities and they have the lowest crime rates among global metro cities.

Canada is home to some of the most sought after institutions in the world.With highly skilled and incredibly proficient teachers in different institutions, studying in Canada is an educational experience like none other.

  • • Institution/College
  • • Trade/Vocational
  • • Language Schools
  • • Primary/Secondary
Degree LevelCourse Duration
Certificate levelGenerally for 1 year.
Diploma levelGenerally for 1 or 2 years
Advanced DiplomaGenerally 2 or 3 year programs
Bachelor degreesGenerally awarded after 4 years of full-time study
Post-graduate Diplomas/CertificatesGenerally for 1 or 2 years of study
Master’s degreesGenerally for 1-2 years
Doctorate or PhDGenerally for 4 to 7 years

With a large number of programmes including certificates, diplomas, bachelor degrees, masters and doctorates, Canadian colleges give students innumerable opportunities for their holistic development.

Quality of Education & Curriculum


Canada is one of the world's prime education performers and obtains the top position in the list of educational spending per capita of all the countries in the (OECD)Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

4 Canadian universities were in the Top 100 of ARWU Shanghai Rankings , while 5 more ranked in the Top of the QS University Ranking.

Degrees obtained from Canadian institutions are recognized worldwide and considered equivalent to those acquired from the U.S. or Commonwealth nations. This is one of the main reasons for international educators considering Canada for research and collaboration partnerships.

Diversity in Education

Canada offers a wide variety of programs, with everything from humanities to health & technology, with some very specialized environmental programs available.

Being a bilingual nation, Canada offers quality English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) programs for students who want to learn either or both languages.

High-Tech Campus

Canada is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in sectors such as telecommunications, animation, transportation and engineering; and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology etc.

Canada was the world’s first country to connect its schools and libraries to the internet through its SchoolNet program

All kinds of modern utilities are provided and most campuses are wired with the most refined technologies in the world.

Cost of Living


Canada has one of the highest standard of living in the world. Living expenses including accommodation in Canada approximately INR 4,76,800-7,15,200 .

Living costs vary greatly based on the type of accommodation, whether you are sharing accommodation with roommates, and your overall standard of living. Generally, cities like Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa Cost around INR 47,700-57,200 /month

Cost of Living Estimate

MonthlyFull Year
Accommodation (Single, off-campus, not shared$800 - $1,050$9,600 - $12,600
Cost of Living Total/td> $1,255 - $1,505 $15,300 - $18,300
Average cost of living$16,800
Tuition and fees (Thesis student) $8,790 (International student)
TOTAL $25,590 (International student)

*Miscellaneous costs include monthly phone ($50), laundry ($30) and recreation/entertainment ($75).

Accomodation Costs

There are variety of housing options to choose from in Canada

  • • Student residences: prices are between 200 – 600 CAD/month.
  • • College-provided homestays:rates between 250-800 CAD/month.
  • • Sharing an apartment: 250 – 700 CAD/month.
* prices for rent depend on location and facilities.


Some extra expenses incurred
  • • Basic utilities (Electricity, Water, Garbage): INR 7500
  • • Internet: INR 3000

Some typical costs
  • • Public Transport One Way: INR 100-150
  • • Restaurant Meal (Individual): INR 500-750
  • • Movie ticket (Individual): INR 600-700
  • • Loaf of bread: (Individual): INR 120-150

Cost of Education


Undergraduate tuition fees in Canada

Average tuition fees :INR 6,67,520 per year.

Postgraduate tuition fees in Canada

International StudentsAmount
MBA programsINR 20,02,560 per year
Thesis-based Master's & DoctoralINR 4,46,524 per year
Course-based Master'sINR 4,94,783 per year

*Courses like Arts and humanities are generally cheaper,while engineering and medicine tend to be more expensive.

Minimum Finances required for Study Permit

In order to be eligible for a Canadian study permit, a prospective international student is required to show proof of sufficient finances to support him or herself, plus any accompanying family members, while in Canada.Written confirmation of scholarships, bursaries, or loans may be submitted as proof of financial support.

Number of peopleAll provinces except ‘Quebec’
Single studentTuition plus INR 4,80,000 for a 12-month period (or 40,000 per month)

Financial Aid


International students in Canada may have access to a wide range of financial aid options to assist them with the costs of studying in Canada.For example:


Financial aid granted on the basis of economic need is known as a bursary. Students who apply for bursaries generally have to undergo a needs assessment, and may have to provide information about their income, or their parents’ income.


International students in Canada have access to student loans on the same conditions as Canadian citizens or permanent residents.


Financial aid granted for academic or extracurricular achievement is known as a scholarship, or sometimes a grant. Scholarships may be offered by institutions, organizations, governments, or individuals.


Eligibility criteria and application process

Some scholarships may require an essay or references from teachers or employers. Other scholarships may be based solely on grades, sporting achievements, or other extracurricular activities.

Link to Find Scholarships

Canadian Government Scholarship portal

Canada offers many scholarships specially designed for international students:

  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Programme

    Under this programme, Graduate Students Exchanges are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months. The scholarship covers tuition fee, living expenses and miscellaneous expenses of the students.

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

    Under this scheme, the stipend is paid for 3 years and scholars are awarded Approx INR 24,00,000 per year.

  • Mitacs Elevate

    Fellows are paid $115,000 research award for over two years in the programme. Besides, the scheme also offers top-tier R&D management training worth $15,000 for the fellows.

  • CIFAR Global Scholars

    This scholarship is meant for students who have completed their PhD and are looking to explore advanced research opportunities in their area of study.

    The fellowship is offered for 2 years and scholars are paid $70,000 as annual stipend. Besides, scholars are also given health benefits as well as $5000 as additional research support.



Work While You Study

According to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), international students in the country may work on campus or off campus or else they can opt to work as a co–op student or intern, if they want to earn while they study in order to support their studies.

Work on campus

A very convenient way of earning while studying. It is a good option for student residents who have extra time between classes.

You may work on campus at the institution where you study without a work permit if

  • • you are a full-time student and
  • • you have a valid study permit

Work off campus

As of June 1, 2014, you may qualify to work off campus without a work permit. If you qualify, your study permit will allow you to

  • • work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and
  • • work full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.

Work as a Co-op Student or Intern
  • • A Co-op (Co-operative Education) is a type of internship programme that enables college students to do career training working with professionals in their major fields of study and get paid.It is a Programme for which they will have to apply for both work permit and study permit.

International students can work on campus

  • • Administrative university offices - as interns, assistants or receptionists
  • • Coffee shops
  • • Stores and restaurants
  • • Bookstores in Campus
  • • University libraries

International students can work off campus at

  • Companies as interns, research assistants.
  • Banks as tellers, customer service representatives
  • Restaurants as servers, hosts, cooks
  • Stores as customer service representatives, cashiers, designers of store displays, etc.

Working as Co- Op Intern

Eligibility criteria for a work permit for Co–op progammme
  • • Students must have a valid study permit
  • • Their employment must be a part of their academic programme, and should be certified by a letter from the concerned academic official.
*International students will not be eligible to work as co–op student or intern if they are studying English or French as a second language. Candian Govt. Details Work On-Campus

Obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit upon graduation

Under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program, you can obtain a work permit valid for up to three years, depending on the duration of your study program.

  • • No job offer required
  • • Work with any employer across Canada and change job when you want to.
  • • Get that all-important Canadian work experience as you work towards obtaining permanent residence.
Many international graduates use the PGWP as a stepping stone into a successful career in Canada, and towards ‘Canadian permanent residenceApply for PGWPP

Finding a Job

A wide variety of job search sites exist to meet the need of different job finders.

The popular job search sites in Canada are:

Multicultural Environment


Canada has a plethora of diverse individuals of all religions, races and cultures. The multicultural environment gives students an opportunity to interact with people of all backgrounds and ethnicity.

Canada has the 7th largest student population in the world, with 2,65,000 international students studying at various levels of education.

Most ethnic foods and informal clubs associated with specific cultures are available in Canada. There are many restaurants serving ethnic and traditional Indian foods.


Canada is one of the safest places to study with very low crime rates and cases of racial discrimination.

Canada's safety index (62.42) is much higher than the safety indices of other popular study abroad destinations such as US (49.99), UK (57.9) and Australia (57.94).According To Statistics by Numbeo.


Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. Punjabi is the third most spoken language in Canada with at least 4,60,000 speakers.

Canada is a premiere language training destination. Each year, over 200,000 students come to study in Canada and a large number come specifically for language courses in English or French.


Indians have been building places of worship for their respective faiths since the first settlers arrived in Canada.

There are well over 175 Sikh societies/Gurdwaras in Canada.

Health Care in Canada


All international students who study in Canada are required to have health insurance. Medical coverage available to international students varies from province to province, In Provinces in which international students are not covered under provincial health care plans,private health insurance coverage is to be arranged.

Canadian Provinces and Territories may offer additional health benefits to their residents. They may provide full or partial coverage for things such as prescription drugs, dental care, optometric care, etc.

Provincial Health Care

The provincial health care system in Canada covers basic and preventive medical services, as well as emergency care. As an international student with a valid study visa, you should be qualified for a provincial health care card so that you may access these services.

Although some services likedental care, vision care, prescription medications are not covered by the Canadian provincial health care system.

Private Health Insurance

The medical care offered by a certain province or territory might not be covered in other provinces and territories.

Private health insurance is also available for services that may not be covered under your province or territory’s health insurance plan. These services generally include prescription drugs, dental costs, private hospital rooms, ambulance services, and prescription glasses.

As an international student studying in Canada, it is suggestedto purchase private health insurance before your trip, to make sure you are covered in all cases.

Explore Canada


Canada excels in terms of its stunning natural settings with 42 national landmarks and multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The landscape offers a stunning diversity -- from breathtaking coastline to wide open prairies and the scenic Rocky Mountains.

Best student cities in Canada according to QS ranking 2016

CityQS Ranking

Facts about Montréal

Number of universities in QS listA total of 3 Universities
International students27% of students enrolled at ranked institutions
Average tuition feesINR 8,67,500

Facts about Toronto

Number of universities in QS listA total of 3 Universities
International students17% of students enrolled at ranked institutions
Average tuition feesINR 15,03,500

Facts about Vancouver

Number of universities in QS listA total of 2 Universities
International students23% of students enrolled at ranked institutions
Average tuition feesINR 12,27,000

Facts about Ottawa

Number of universities in QS listA total of 2 Universities
International students16% of students enrolled at ranked institutions
Average tuition feesINR 11,31,000

Facts about Quebec

Number of universities in QS listA total of 3 Universities
International students8% of students enrolled at ranked institutions
Average tuition feesINR 10,09,00

Permanent Residence

Another reason that makes Canada a dream education destination is that some international students who have graduated from Canadian Institution are allowed to apply for permanent residency visa without moving out of the country.

If you are a foreign student who recently graduated in Canada, you likely have the qualities to make a successful transition from temporary to permanent residence. You are familiar with Canadian society and can contribute to the Canadian economy. You should have knowledge of English or French and qualifying work experience.

You may be eligible to apply to stay in Canada permanently under one of the immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system

To check eligibility ,go the Canadian Immigration Govt. Website:


Express Entry

Express Entry is the new selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

Express Entry is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.

Comprehensive Ranking System :

The Comprehensive Ranking System ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada through Express Entry under the following components:

  • • Core human capital factors
  • • Accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors
  • • Skill transferability factors and
  • • Factors relating to a provincial nomination, a qualifying offer of arranged employment, Canadian study experience, a sibling in Canada, and/or French language ability.

There are a total of 1,200 points available under the Comprehensive Ranking System.

Invitation to Apply (ITA)

The government of Canada issues Invitations to Apply to certain candidates in the Express Entry pool according to their ranking by publishing a minimum CRS cut-off score at the time of the draw and notifying those candidates who have been invited to apply for permanent residence.

You may be eligible to apply to stay in Canada permanently under one of the immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system

Canada Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) Immigration

Federal Skilled Worker applications are assessed based on an applicant's ability to become economically established upon immigration to Canada.

As of January 1, 2015, Federal Skilled Worker applications are being processed through the Express Entry immigration selection system for immigration to Canada. Candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Class must first make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online Express Entry profile.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Provincial nomination is an important fast-track option for Canadian permanent residence.

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.

Improving Chances for International Students

For many international graduates, the Canadian Experience Classmay offer the fastest path to achieving permanent residence.

After completing a program or course of study at a Canadian educational institution, many international graduates are able to remain in the country on post-graduate work permits. If, during this time, a graduate obtains at least one year of work in a skilled, professional or technical field, they may then become eligible to enter the Express Entry pool under the Canadian Experience Class.

The PGWPP allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. Skilled Canadian work experience gained through the PGWPP helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through Express Entry.

Canadian Experience Class :

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration category for Canada's foreign workers who wish to become permanent residents.

International students and temporary foreign workers suitable for Canadian immigration because having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals have already settled into Canadian society and established important networks in their communities and their careers

Canadian Experience Class applications are processed through the Express Entry selection system for immigration to Canada.Eligible candidates must make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada, create an online Express Entry profile, and receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence before they may make an application.

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