Why Canada?

  1. High standard educational institutions around the world
  2. Tuition fees for international students in Canada are much lower than comparable countries.
  3. Canada spends more per capita on education than any other country in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  4. International educational experience since 100,000 international students come from all parts of the world annually in Canada
  5. Renowned all over the world for its tradition of hospitality and tolerance.
  6. A remarkable multicultural society
  7. Canada is a world leader in software development, telecommunications, aerospace, engineering, urban transport, biotechnology, mining technology and environmental industries.
  8. Canada offers a wide choice of over 90 universities and 150 colleges and technical institutes, featuring virtually every program imaginable.
  9. Remarkably low cost of living

Education System

Canada is one of the world’s top education performers leading all other G8 countries in per capita spending on education. Students score high on international tests reflecting the dedication each jurisdiction has on the quality of our education system.
The Canadian education system covers elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. Education in Canada is governed by each provincial and territorial government. All provinces and territories provide universal, free elementary and secondary schooling for 12 years, with the exception of Quebec where it is for 11 years. Education is compulsory to the age of between 15 and 18, depending on the province.

Post-secondary education includes career college (vocational school), community college, university and grad school.

University degrees are offered at three consecutive levels: bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral.  Students at the baccalaureate or bachelor’s level are known as undergraduates. Successful completion of the secondary school program, or the two-year Cégep program in the case of Quebec, is the normal prerequisite for admission to undergraduate study. Bachelor’s degrees normally require three or four years of full-time study, depending on the province or whether the program is general or specialized. An honours baccalaureate degree usually signals a higher degree of concentration in the honours subject, as well as a higher level of academic achievement. At some universities, an honours degree may require an additional year of study.

A master’s degree typically requires two years of study after successful completion of an honours baccalaureate. Although the normal prerequisite for a doctoral program is a master’s degree, students have been allowed, in special circumstances, to go directly from an honours baccalaureate program into a doctoral program. It takes from three to four or five years of study and research, as well as a dissertation are the normal requirements for a doctorate. Generally known as a PhD, doctoral degrees may also be granted in particular fields of study such as music (DMus) or law (LLD).

In regulated professions such as medicine, law, education, and social work, an internship is generally required in order to obtain a license to practice.

Universities / Colleges

  • Northern Lights College, Vancouver, BC
  • Conestoga College, Toronto
  • Okanogan College, Vancouver
  • University of British Columbia
  • Trinity Western Universit