Knowing Canada

Why Canada?

In Canada, there are three significant fall, summer, and winter intake seasons. Fall has a September start date. Winter intake starts in January. Summer intake starts in May.

Public universities are government-subsidized, like most universities in Canada, while private universities rely on tuition fees, endowments, and private donations to cover operating costs.

A minimum of 30 credits are needed to graduate in specifically Ontario, those being 18 compulsory credits and 12 elective credits. One credit is equal to one completed course per semester, with the maximum credits earned per semester being four to five.


Many Canadian universities and colleges welcome international students into their online and distance education programs. Search for your academic program to find out whether you can complete part or all of your studies via distance education.

VISA - Canada

Student can apply for a student visa at the Canada embassy or consulate or application agencies in your country.

The visitor fee is $100 Work visa fee is $155 and the student fee is $150.

You can apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) from inside Canada as long as you're eligible. You have up to 180 days after you graduate to apply for a PGWP. When you apply, you must confirm the following: that you attended and completed your program.

You must bring a valid study permit or a port of entry letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit.

Living in Canada

The average cost of living in Canada is:

1) For a single person per month, excluding rent, it is $1,245.

2) For a single student per month, excluding rent, it is $880.

3) For a two-person family per month, excluding rent, it is almost $2,500.

International students in Canada are required to obtain health insurance for the duration of their stay in Canada.


Exams required - Canada

The most often used admission tests include the SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT. Language competence is necessary for a Canadian student visa, whereas educational institutions demand both language proficiency and academic expertise.

Each college and vocational school in Canada has its admission requirements. To learn out about admission requirements for the program you want to pursue, visit the websites of the colleges you are interested in attending. You can use our Search colleges & universities to locate their websites.


Canada Post-Study

You must have:

1. Studied full-time in Canada and your course duration should be at least eight months.

2. Apply for a work permit within 180 days of completing your course.

3. Written proof from the college/university indicating the same.

Healthcare, Engineering, IT, and Automobiles are major sectors in Canada. Students having relevant backgrounds can have job opportunities in these sectors.

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