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Study in Canada

Canada is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in sectors such as telecommunications, transportation, engineering, and natural resources.

Why study in Canada?

With affordable tuition fees, quality institutions, post-study work and immigration options and welcoming people, it is no surprise that Canada is fast becoming a leading destination for international students.

Canada hosts more than 250,000 international students and has experienced a huge increase in demand from overseas students in recent years.

Canada is known for its natural beauty, clean cities and first-rate healthcare and public transport systems. Canada is generally safe, politically stable and orderly. Although known for a diversity of seasons and temperatures, and even some snow, some parts of Canada, specifically in British Columbia have very mild winters.

Traditionally a country of immigrants, Canadians are proud of their nation’s diversity, with one in three Canadians possessing an ethnic background other than British, French or indigenous.

Generally, as a student living in Canada you can expect a peaceful, multicultural environment with people who are friendly and interested in learning about new cultures. As a bonus, Canada borders the US and offers easy access to travel experiences there.

According to the International Monetary Fund, Canada is among the top 10 wealthiest nations in the world. With its highly regarded education system, dedication to growth and expansion, and strong economic climate, Canada is an ideal location to study for a higher education degree.

Cost of studying in Canada

Canadian institutions offer lower tuition rates than many other countries, which means international students can save considerably by studying in Canada. All Canadian universities receive public funding through their provincial governments, which allows for lower tuition fees and ensures all universities adhere to a code of academic standards.

Accommodation

Rent costs will vary greatly depending on where you study, and if you live on or off campus.

If you choose to live off campus you will likely pay around $600 a month to rent a room and at least $1,800 a month to rent an apartment.

More information on the cost of living is available here.

Employment prospects

In Canada, work rights are available to international students while studying and also upon finishing a degree or diploma.
During your studies

Canada recently announced new regulations for international students. As of June, 2014, students do not need to apply for a separate work visa to work off-campus, and are eligible to work as soon as their program of study begins.

Canada provides extensive work and career opportunities for all types of students. Many institutions in Canada offer a co-operative education program. This is a structured program where students alternate between periods of work and study. This integrated curriculum is achieved through a partnership between the educational institution and industry.

After graduation

International graduates from Canadian higher education institutions also have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to three years following the completion of their program.

To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). If you would like to look into staying in Canada as a permanent resident after you finish your studies, there are several programs available, each with its own requirements.

Canadian universities and colleges

Take a look at the list of our partner universities, colleges and institutions in Canada.

Study in Australia

Australia is a safe, affordable study destination with highly regarded education institutions. For more than 45 years, JHM Consultancy has played a major role in developing international education in Australia.