Algoma University

Ontario, Canada

Public | Estd. 2008

Algoma University

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Public -2008

Fall, Spring and Winter

Intakes

42%

Acceptance Rate

21:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

52 : 48

Male: Female Ratio

Fall, Spring and Winter

Intakes

42%

Acceptance Rate

21:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

52 : 48

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations, and Rankings

Algoma University was first established as Algoma College in 1965 and was initially an affiliate of Laurentian University in Sudbury. It began offering classes in 1967 in a portable building at the Cambrian College site and was established at its present location - the Shingwauk Residential School Building - in 1971. It received full autonomous University status in 2008, becoming Ontario’s 19th University. Algoma University is dedicated to promote cross-cultural learning and facilitating indigenous communities to learn alongside global peers in the shared space of the classroom. Algoma University has partnerships with the Algoma Conservatory of Music, Cambrian College, Confederation College, George Brown College, Humber College, and many more. Further, it is affiliated with Universities Canada and the Canadian Bureau for International Education. Algoma University falls in the top 31% of world universities, ranking 75th in Canada and 4316th globally. It also ranks #1205 of 2629 in North America, #21 of 24 in Ontario, and #1 of 1 in Sault Ste. Marie.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

Algoma University has three campuses - Sault Ste. Marie campus, Brampton Campus and the Timmins campus. The campus at Sault Ste. Marie offers a traditional and historic setting, with the St. Mary River and Lake Superior being only a few steps from the campus. The Timmins and the Brampton campuses are beautiful, urban settings located in close proximity to the city’s respective business districts. The University has 4 Schools that offer a wide range of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Certificate programs along with Experiential Learning opportunities. Students can get more out of their degree programs by coupling them with Minors and specializing in a subject they like. At Algoma University, students can choose to study Business Administration, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science, Economics and Finance along with Anishinaabe Studies for students interested in learning about indigenous cultures. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Algoma University prides itself in great faculty and teaching experience. Having established with the mission to uplift the indigenous Anishinaabe community, the University today has successfully bridged the gap between aboriginal communities and students from other communities, including International students. Algoma continues to empower the native culture through regular events on campus and through community outreach. The faculty of the University is well experienced and provides the students with adequate knowledge. Algoma University has strong industrial partnerships. This allows students to experience industrial visits and also provides them with the opportunity to work as interns under professionals. The university has a list of notable alumni that includes, the human rights activist Michael Cachagee, the Olympics gold medallist Ryan Harnden, advocate Sherley Fletcher Horn, professional ice hockey player Kevin Hodson, Water Activist Josephine Mandamin, Author and Artist Roxanne Martin, and celebrated author Joanne Robertson. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Algoma University has a firm belief in equality, diversity, and inclusion. They have students coming to study from around the globe. This includes the aboriginal Anishinaabe communities learning alongside international peers in the shared classroom space. The University offers multiple scholarships for international students and ensures that all the students feel included on the campus. Algoma University is committed to helping its students have a great career after their graduation. At the University, students can enroll in the Algoma Mentorship Program to expand their professional network, inculcate leadership qualities and receive personalized attention to advance in their careers. The University helps the students in every step from creating their CV to having real-time experience. Many prominent companies visit the campus for talks, workshops and placements.

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International Students %

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Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled at the institute.

Eligibility

Overall 7.0, no band less than 6 in IELTS.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

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Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

These scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled at the institute.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

These scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled at the institute.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution.
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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Algoma University is particularly known for its education designed to meet the needs of its immediate society in Northern Ontario and facilitating education for the aboriginal Anishinaabe community. The University specialises in courses such as Liberal Arts, Sciences, Management and professional degree programs.
Algoma University is particularly known for its education designed to meet the needs of its immediate society in Northern Ontario and facilitating education for the aboriginal Anishinaabe community. The University specialises in courses such as Liberal Arts, Sciences, Management and professional degree programs.
Brampton is the 9th largest city in Canada that is closest to its cultural values in the Greater Toronto area. As such, students are less likely to experience cultural shock along with being in close proximity to 1500+ businesses and the city’s cultural attractions.
Brampton is the 9th largest city in Canada that is closest to its cultural values in the Greater Toronto area. As such, students are less likely to experience cultural shock along with being in close proximity to 1500+ businesses and the city’s cultural attractions.
International students can begin their studies at Algoma University once they have submitted proof that a visa application has been filed with the IRCC and they can begin classes without an approved visa. The University will accept an approved visa whenever it is received – there is no firm deadline to submit this. Students can forward their approved visa to the university via their education consultants.
International students can begin their studies at Algoma University once they have submitted proof that a visa application has been filed with the IRCC and they can begin classes without an approved visa. The University will accept an approved visa whenever it is received – there is no firm deadline to submit this. Students can forward their approved visa to the university via their education consultants.
All non-essential staff at Algoma U are currently working from home in Ontario. Due to this measure, students can expect delays in application processing time. All applicants for the May 2022 and Sept 2022 terms should receive an admissions decision in a timely fashion in the order of their submission.
All non-essential staff at Algoma U are currently working from home in Ontario. Due to this measure, students can expect delays in application processing time. All applicants for the May 2022 and Sept 2022 terms should receive an admissions decision in a timely fashion in the order of their submission.
Algoma University is aware that English language testing centers in some affected areas are closed and students may not be able to sit for testing. As an alternative therefore, the University is currently accepting the Duolingo English Test, which can be completed from home.
Algoma University is aware that English language testing centers in some affected areas are closed and students may not be able to sit for testing. As an alternative therefore, the University is currently accepting the Duolingo English Test, which can be completed from home.

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Studying in Canada

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost to study in Canada is as follows: 

Undergraduate: CAD 12,000 - CAD 30,000 (INR 7,19,814 - INR 17,99,537)

Postgraduate: CAD 18,000 - CAD 20,000 (INR 9,54,000 - INR 12,00,017)

MBA: CAD 28,000 - CAD 57,000 (INR 16,80,153 - 34,20,312)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 250- CAD 625 per month (INR 14,538 - INR 36,345)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in Canada: CAD 750 - CAD 2,200 per month (INR 43,614 - INR 1,27,937)

Food Expenses: CAD 407 - CAD 816 per month (INR 23,668 - INR 47,453)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

English Proficiency Exams to Study in Canada

IELTS: 5.5 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 80 - 100

PTE60 - 75

Duolingo English Test: 90 - 115 and higher

Admission Tests to Study in Canada

GMAT: 550 - 690

GRE: 305 - 315+

MCAT: A minimum of 125 in each section

LSAT: 155 - 162

SAT: 1100 - 1400

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in Canada

  • You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic terms/semesters. To make up these hours, you can perform multiple jobs as long as they all match the requirements of your study permit.

  • You can work full-time if you're on a scheduled break throughout the school year, such as the winter and summer holidays or a fall or spring reading week. 

  • You have the option of working overtime or can also work in 2 part-time jobs that sum up to a bigger number of hours than normal. To work full-time before and after the break, you must be a full-time student. You are unable to work during the break before the start of your first academic session/semester.

  • If you're self-employed, you're also in charge of keeping account of the hours you work off-campus and demonstrating that you're following the terms of your study permit.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in Canada

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in Canada. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity. Students can only work on-campus in Canada if their study permit allows it. However, they can work without a work permit if they:

  • Are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Have enrolled in a program that is at least 6 months long and awards a diploma, certificate or degree by the end of it

  • Have enrolled in a secondary-level post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. In Canada, students can work off-campus only if:

  • They are a student at a designated learning institution (DLI).

  • They are enrolled in a secondary-level vocational training programme or a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme.

  • They are enrolled in a programme that lasts at least 6 months and leads to a diploma, certificate, or degree.

  • They are a holder of a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • They are studying part-time because you are in your last semester and do not need a full course load, or you were a full-time student until your final semester.

 Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in Canada and a lot more! 

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Holders of a Canadian Study Permit who meet the requirements have been allowed to work on or off-campus without the need for a separate work permit for up to 20 hours per week. Students must note that:

  • They need to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada.

  • Courses with a duration of fewer than 8 months do not allow a student to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit.

  • If students pursue a course with a duration of less than 2 years, they are eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course.

Here’s our top-searched guide to know more about the Canada Work Permit

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Here are the different application costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in Canada:

  • Student Permit: CAD 154

  • Canada Student Dependent Visa: CAD 500

  • Post Graduate Work Permit: CAD 261

  • Work Permit: CAD 199

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

Step 1: Get an admission letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Step 2: Apply for the permit online or download an application package.

Step 3: Pay the fee for your application and keep the receipt.

Step 4: Have a medical check-up from a panel physician registered in your country.

Step 5: Receive a decision on your application.

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in Canada for international students are as follows:

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Architecture

  • Medicine and Life Sciences

  • Engineering, IT and Blockchain

  • Natural Sciences

  • Human Resources 

  • Finance and Banking

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

Canada has one of the world's largest economies and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. As of 2020, it has the 9th-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $1.64 trillion in US dollars and 15th in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). Moreover, compared to some of the world's other great economic powers, it has a workforce several of just under 19 million people. According to Statista, Canada's Real GDP growth rate is expected to be 4.89% in 2022.

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