Canada is a country in the northern part of North America, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. A developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world

Capital
Ottawa

Population
38.01 Million

Language
English, French

International Students
435415

GDP
$ 1.71 Trillion

Dialing Code
+1

Currency
Canadian Dollar

Universities
534

Temperature
-15 to 30°C

Why study in Canada?

Canada has a firmly established position among the world’s noteworthy study destinations. Canadian Universities features programs related to almost every field. It provides undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees in various subject areas. It also provides you with the luxury to opt for core subjects.

Statistics

A total of 435415 international students enrolled in 534 higher education institutions in Canada across various courses. The major highlights are shown below

  • India
    46%
  • China
    28%
  • France
    6%
  • United States
    4%
  • Korea South
    4%
  • Nigeria
    3%
  • Vietnam
    3%
  • Brazil
    3%
  • Iran
    2%
  • Japan
    1%

Ownership

Public (89%)
474 Universities
Private (11%)
60 Universities
For the year 2018-19

Study Level

PG (31%)
133677 Students
UG (69%)
301738 Students
For the year 2018-19
Popular Fields of Study in Canada

Arts and Humanities

Social Sciences

Law and Legal Studies

Engineering and Technology

Architecture

Design

Medicine and Life Sciences

Natural Sciences

International Students' Fields of Study

Total International Students - 435415

Business & Management Studies (25%)

Mathematics and Computer Science (21%)

Engineering and Technology (20%)

Natural Sciences (10%)

Agriculture & Forestry (9%)

Medicine and Life Sciences (7%)

Media and communications studies (4%)

Arts and Humanities (3%)

Social Sciences (2%)

Top Universities in Canada

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Admission Season and Timeline

Application Start Dates
Submission of Application
Admission Results
Apply for Visa
Academic Session Begins
Application Start Dates Canadian universities have two admission intakes. Spring session starts in January, and fall session starts in September. Applications start in August for fall session of next year,
Submission of Application By December end all application deadlines for the fall session of next year are over
Admission Results Application decisions and acceptance letters are rolled out by universities during January to April, for the fall session of the same year
Apply for Visa A typical processing time for Canadian study visa is 6 weeks, hence the student must apply immediately once they get a confirmation from the university. By June end Visa and financing should be ready.
Academic Session Begins The fall session will start in September and last till December, while spring intake will start in January and last till May.

Post Admission Experience

Visa Options
Student Permit
Cost - $150

Type- Study

The study permit is a document issued that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationa...

Post Graduate Work Permit
Cost - $255

Type- Work

The post-graduation work permit allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian ...

Work Permit
Cost - $155

Type- Work

A Canadian work permit is the permission to take a job within Canada if you are from a foreign country. You usually need a work permit to work in Cana...

Weather
oC / oF
MinMax
MinMax
Ottawa
-13o-6o
Montreal
-12o-4o
Toronto
-7o0o
Vancouver
3o7o
Quebec
-15o-7o
Cost Of Living

Low

High

Monthly Living Expenses
Rent

$594 - $1714

Food

$552 - $798

Transport

$63 - $295

Miscellaneous

$136 - $296

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FAQs

Business and Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Physical and Life Sciences are the popular courses which also have decent job opportunities post study.
Medical field is the highest paid in Canada followed by IT and business jobs. Professionals like surgeons, dentists and other physicians are at the top of the list of highest paid professionals in Canada
The cost of studies in Canada is definitely lower than USA, moreover financial aid is a lot easier to get as an international student in the Canada. Moreover, the cost of living is also a lot lower in Canada.
After studying in Canada for two years, you may be eligible to apply for a post-graduate work permit. The post-graduate work permit program is designed to help students gain Canadian work experience to help them qualify for PR in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class (under the Express Entry system)
Yes, you may be able to bring your spouse or common-law partner, and dependent children, with you to Canada. They may be eligible for a study or work permit, or a visitor visa. You must submit their applications online when you apply for your study permit.
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