Study in Canada from India

Canada is one of the preferred countries by Indian students to study abroad . It has number of universities and colleges with affordable fees which offers many job opportunities. In 2021 Canada had about 4,50,000 new international students due to their easing of travel restrictions .

Why Study in Canada as an Indian Student?

Spend less, live good: Canada provides a budget-friendly living to international students, which makes it a better choice than other countries. The living cost would depend on the area, but it is far better even then. The average cost of living may range from 700 to 2000 Canadian Dollars, which may be equal to around Rs.41,500 - Rs.1,15,000.

Finest universities and colleges: Canada has a set of world-class universities revered worldwide. A degree earned in Canada has a huge reverence. It is also worth noting that 4 Canadian cities have been included in the Top 100 Best Student Cities In The World by the World University Rankings.

Get those extra notes: An international student studying in Canada can work up to 20 hours a week part-time. They can also work full time during their summer and winter breaks. This helps you earn some extra bucks and spend for your needs. So, enjoy the freedom it gives you.

Charming cities and refined cultures await you: Canada is a place where you see a mix of bustling city life and a serene landscape. From Niagara Falls to the Royal Ontario Museum, the country waits for you to explore. All these assure you better living standards and job opportunities.

Infinite scope for research: Now, this is good news for all the research scholars in Canada. Canada provides great importance to research and development, and the Canadian government has also put more stress on it. This is what makes Canada a better option for those who are interested in science and research.

Immigration benefits: The Canadian government has recently come up with some immigration benefits for international students. They will qualify for an additional work permit called Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWP), valid for up to 18 months, starting in Summer 2022. This gives you a double benefit. You can either return to your country with an international experience certificate or settle down in Canada permanently.

Be peaceful, always: Do you know that Canada has been continually ranked as one of the safest countries in the world? Canada has been ranked in the Global Peace Index as the tenth most peaceful country globally as of 2021. Also, don’t worry; you will be entitled to the same benefits as a Canadian.

Vibrant campus life guaranteed: Almost all the campuses in Canada conduct several kinds of programs, fests, events, and other activities so that it will always be entertaining for you. This will also help you get associated with new people and cultures, thus making you less homesick.

The all-welcoming people: The “warm and friendly” stereotype works right in the case of Canada. You will find yourself in a welcoming country with unique cultures to explore, from the soothing small towns to the happening cities.

An experience like never before: Canada is one place where you will have an experience like never before. From the white winter to the red autumn, Canada offers something new every season. So go and see for yourself how good it is.

Best Course to Study in Canada

Business Management: MBA in Canada is one of the most sought-after degrees worldwide. MBA graduates with specialisation in Big Data or Analytics are in high demand in Canada and Australia.

Computer Science & IT: It is a well-known fact that Computer Science and IT professionals are in high demand worldwide. IT project managers and software engineers have turned out to be listed in the Top 10 In-Demand occupations in Canada.

Engineering: Engineering is yet another course on-demand in Canada. Quite a lot of engineering streams like Civil, Electrical-Electronics, Mechanical, Chemical etc., are the most sought-after ones.

Medicine & Healthcare: The importance of medicine, biotechnology, pharmacy etc., will never cease, and you need to be truly skilled and qualified. More often than not, a PhD in the field has become mandatory to land in a good position.

Media & Journalism: There has been a rise in the importance of media and journalism. This partially owes to the increase in new career opportunities like digital and interactive design, digital marketing etc. A few job functions in demand include marketing, public relations, visual effects and animation, creative and graphic design, UX/UI design etc.

Psychology & Human Resources: Nowadays, companies can be seen stressing more skill up-gradation and training existing employees. This is where counselling psychologists, industrial psychologists, HR professionals, and career advisers come to the limelight.

Mathematics & Analytics: The significance of quantitative and analytical professionals is currently on a surge, which points to the increase in their demand. They are in high demand in financial services, retail, media, travel, healthcare, FMCG etc.

Physical & Earth Sciences and Renewable Energy: The energy industry is currently a key player in job generation in Canada. The fields in demand include Physics & Astronomy, Geo-Informatics, Geology, Mining, Renewable Energy etc.

Agricultural Science & Forestry: Taking problems like global warming, food security, and climate change into consideration, the job prospects of agricultural scientists, forestry consultants, agronomists, and agricultural consultants are on a hike in Canada.

Artificial Intelligence: Canada is considered the world-leading AI research hub with unending job opportunities. It is estimated that more than 34,000 innovative jobs will be created within the next ten years.

Cost of Study in Canada

Canada is regarded as one of the most preferred study destinations globally, especially by students from India. Compared to countries like the USA and UK, Canada offers education at a more reasonable rate. Indian students increased from 48,765 in 2015 to 2,19,855 in 2019. Compared to Undergraduate courses, Diploma courses and one-year Postgraduate courses are considered cheaper in Canada.

Study Programs

S. No Degree Average Fees (CAD) Average Fees (INR)
1 UG CAD 30,000 INR 16,15,000
2 PG CAD 20,000 INR 9,54,000
3 PG Diploma CAD 17,744 INR 9,08,772
4 Diploma CAD 10,000 INR 7,76,086
5 PhD CAD 25,000 INR 19,40,213

Cost of Living in Canada

Canada is considered to be one of the budget-friendly countries in the world, especially by international students. An average living cost in Canada would come somewhere around CAD15,000 - CAD20,000. This is again dependent on the area you reside in and your lifestyle. It is to be noted that these expenses are bound to come apart from your tuition fees. Nonetheless, you need not worry too much about it either.

S. No Type of Expense Amounts in CAD
1 Food CAD 300
2 Accommodation CAD 400 - CAD 600
3 Transportation CAD 100 - CAD 250
4 Internet CAD 30 - CAD 60
5 Miscellaneous CAD 600 - CAD 700

Eligibility conditions to Study in Canada

Bachelor’s Programs: A Bachelor’s Degree in Canada taked three years, whereas a Bachelor’s Diploma will take six months to 1 year, depending on the university. You require roughly 70% in 12th grade.

  • Paper Based TOFEL Test

    If you take a paper based TOFEL test. the duration is between 580 to 600 minutes. If you take a Paper-Based TOEFL Test .

  • Computer Based TOFEL Test

    If you take s Computer based TOFEL test ,the duration is between 237-250 minutes. This time may vary from university to university.

Diploma Programs: The admission formalities for diploma programs are flexible in Canada. You may require at least 60% in your 12th grade. The TOEFL PBT should be 550 minutes, and CBT should be 213 minutes. Additionally, you may require an IELTS score of around 6 or 6.5, depending on the university.

Master’s Programs: Canada offers two types of Master’s degrees. One is Master’s by thesis, where you will be asked to submit a thesis during your course, Another is Master’s by non-thesis, where you are not to submit any thesis. You may require a work experience of 2-3 years and a four year Bachelor’s degree.


It should also be noted that these programs may differ according to the course and university that you are applying to. Further you will require all the basic requirements like a student visa, DLI, documents etc.

Exams which are required to study in Canada

For studying in Canada, depending upon the course, program and university, you may have to take following tests/ exams:

IELTS: A non-native English language speaker may be asked to appear for an IELTS test to study in Canada. The International English Language Training System (IELTS) score can vary from 5.0 to 7.5, depending on the university and course. However, a minimum score of 6.0 is required to get a Canadian visa. IELTS tests a candidate’s listening, speaking, writing and reading skills. The listening and speaking sessions are the same for all students but the other two depend on your course. The cost of this test comes somewhere around Rs.15,000.

TOEFL: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is conducted as either a Paper-Based Test (PBT) or an Internet-Based Test (IBT). A TOEFL IBT score between 90-100 may be required to get into a Canadian university. TOEFL costs somewhere around Rs.14,000.

PTE: The Pearson Test for English (PTE) is gaining popularity amongst Canadian universities. A PTE score is usually valid for two years and it costs around Rs.13,000 to take this test.

GMAT: A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) applies only to those who want to study management and business. This test has a validity of five years.

About Canda Student Visa

For any international student to study in Canada, has to obtain a valid study permit issued by the Canadian Immigration authorities. Apart from this,You need to have an excellent medical record, a clean criminal record, adequate funds in the bank and an acceptance from a Designated Learning Institute (DLI).

To get a Canadian student visa, the documents required are

  • A Valid passport.
  • Proof of approval by a designated institute.
  • Proof of funds.
  • Passport size photographs.
  • Immigration Medical Examination (IME).
  • Statement of purpose
  • Language proficiency test

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