Study Abroad in Canada

A favorite with most Indian students, study in Canada for the magnificent career prospects it offers.

Situated in the northern part of North America, Canada’s advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world. While English and French are known to be the official languages, Quebec is the only province that uses French as its official language. (Study In Canada)

Every year, Canada welcomes over 4 lac, international students. The universities in Canada are globally recognized, many of which are considered top-ranked as per world University rankings. Some of the leading Canadian universities as per global university rankings are – the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, and McMaster University. Looking to make a successful career for yourself? Then Canada is sure the place to be! 

The country’s multicultural environment and high-quality education systems with affordable fee structures make it a go-to destination for most Indian students!

Advantages of Studying in Canada

Canada’s education system offers a blend of classroom learning and practical work experience.

Most Colleges and Universities offer September (fall) and January (spring) intakes

Most colleges also offer April/May (summer) intakes.

Tuition fee for international students in Canada is lower in comparison to the tuition fee charged by other English speaking countries.

Various scholarships, grants and bursaries are available for Indian students who wish to study in Canada.

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01Quality Education that’s Affordable

Canada has a world-class education system for pursuing higher studies. Pursue the best courses abroad for bright career opportunities at a comparatively affordable cost of studying, in Canada.

02Home to Many Cultures

Canada’s demographic composition is ethnically heterogeneous. Meaning, its citizens come from different countries of origin and backgrounds. As an Indian student in Canada, it brings an opportunity for you to learn about new cultures, food and ethnicity.

03Innovative Research Opportunities

There’s a wide scope in the field of research in Canada. The Government of Canada as well as its powerful private players provide ample opportunities to research students in the following fields: Telecommunications, Data Analysis, Medicine, Agriculture, Computer Technology, Petroleum Engineering and Environmental Sciences.

04Ranks Among The World’s Best

The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best countries to live in. It is peaceful, politically stable, prosperous and a safe country with a multi-cultural and vibrant society.

05Land Of Possibilities

State-of-the-art sports facilities, public concert halls and art galleries, you name it, and Canada’s post-secondary campuses have it all! Its highly dynamic and hands-on academic environment helps Indian students in Canada to acquire knowledge and skills in analysis and communication, as well as the confidence to express oneself, demonstrate one’s creativity, thereby enhancing one’s self-esteem!

Popular Courses to Study in Canada

Computer Science and IT
Business and Finance
Core Engineering and Engineering Management
Physical and Earth Sciences
Renewable Energy
Agricultural Science and Forestry
Bioscience, Medicine and Healthcare
Media and Journalism
Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science and Analytics
Data Science
Psychology and Human Resources

Scholarships Offered to Study in Canada

Canadian universities and colleges provide a range of scholarships to Indian students in Canada on a merit basis. Furthermore, the Canadian government, public and private establishments also offer various scholarships, grants, and bursaries, funding higher education in Canada.

Criteria for Availing Student Scholarships in Canada
  • Good academic score – overall percentage of  your previous qualifications.
  • Participation in extracurriculars and volunteering
  • IELTS score
University Scholarships

Need help with finding the right course and the right scholarships that you may be eligible for? Our Certified and experienced counselors have placed many-a-successful scholarship applications for our students and know it first-hand – the challenges and opportunities you may come across.

  • Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program
  • National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
  • Quebec Provincial Government Scholarship
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarship
  • Partnership Grants by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • Anne Vallee Ecological Fund
  • Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships

Entry Criteria to Study in Canada

Here’s some good news for Indian students who wish to study in Canada. All Indian students in Canada who have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) are allowed to work 20 hours per week during their academic period and full-time during vacations. If you work along with your studies, your Canadian income will be taxable. 

  • Secure a valid study permit (approx. cost – CAD 150)
  • Most universities offer on-campus residence facilities to international students
  • Must have a bank balance for living expenditure, like food, social activities and emergencies (*indicative cost – CAD 10,000)
  •  It is mandatory for all students traveling to Canada to get medical insurance before the commencement of program

Expenditure Guide to Study in Canada

Province Under Graduation / Year* Graduation / Year*
Newfoundland CAD 10,000 CAD 12,549
Prince Edward Island CAD 10,000 CAD 12,300
Nova Scotia CAD 10,480 CAD 14,000
New Brunswick CAD 8,720 CAD 14,000
Quebec CAD 10,500 CAD 15,000
Ontario CAD 13,000 CAD 17,000
Manitoba CAD 8,000 CAD 14,000
Saskatchewan CAD 10,890 CAD 14,000
Alberta CAD 10,800 CAD 14,200
British Columbia CAD 13,500 CAD 17,499

 *All costs are indicative only. The total expenditure can be obtained from the University Website, or by speaking to the xpert study abroad consultant at UniXperts.

Post Study Work Rights in Canada

The most common route taken by Indian students in Canada to reside in the country after graduation is the post-graduation work permit (PGWP). For this, a student needs to have studied at a designated learning institution (DLI) as endorsed and accredited by the Canadian government.  

Please note – Not all programs are eligible. Students are required to check with the study abroad consultants at Unixperts before applying.

Here’s the procedure: 

  • Graduating from a DLI does not mean that you are automatically eligible to get a PGWP.
  • After getting the final marks, a candidate has 180 days to apply for a PGWP.
  • You need to make sure that your study permit does not expire before you get your final marks.

Students can get up to 3 years of post-study work permit, depending upon the duration of the course they choose in Canada.

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Canadian Study Visa Requirement

Here’s a list of documents required for a student visa to Study in Canada:

  • Acceptance letter from the Canadian education institution
  • Valid passport or travel document
  • Proof that you can support yourself or any family members who might accompany you while you’re in Canada
  • Documentation of a student/education loan from a financial institution (if any)
  • Bank statements
  • A bank draft in convertible currency
  • Proof of payment of tuition and accommodation fees
  • A letter from the person or institution providing your funding

*Note: These are the basic requirements. Speak to the xpert study abroad consultants at UniXperts to get detailed guidance on the quick and efficient ways to obtain your Canadian Student Visa.