The Canadian education system and types of universities in Canada

Education System and Types of Universities in Canada

Canada—the land of endless possibilities. Every year, over half a million students migrate to Canada for their higher education and eventually find themselves building a home in Canada. The degrees and college diplomas at top universities in Canada are recognized worldwide while keeping the tuition fees among the lowest compared to other English-speaking countries.

One of the main reasons international students choose Canada is its affordability—in terms of tuition fees as well as general living costs. The second reason is due to the fact that they rank #1 in the world when it comes to quality of life. If you, as a student, have plans to study in Canada, rest assured that you are on the right path.

In this blog, we will be talking about the Canadian education system, various study levels, and the different intakes. Continue reading to find out more!

The Canadian Education System

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Canada is one of the world's best education performers, ranking in the top three countries in terms of public post-secondary education investment per capita (OECD). Due to its high GDP spending on education (ranked 2nd amongst the G-8 countries), student outcomes are of the highest standards. Canadian degrees, diplomas, and certificates are well regarded across the world.

With the focus on technology, research, and innovation, you'll be engaged with individuals living in a forward-thinking society while learning from some of the brightest minds in Canada.

Post-Secondary Education System in Canada (Study Levels)

  • Certificate level, generally for a year.
  • Diploma level, for one or two years.
  • Advanced Diploma programmes are typically two or three years in length.
  • Bachelor's degrees, awarded after four years of full-time study
  • Postgraduate diplomas and certificates for one or two years of study.
  • Masters in Canada (degrees), available after a bachelor's degree to excel in a particular subject, for one to two years.
  • Doctorate or Ph.D., four to seven years in most cases.

Intakes in Canada

As with any study abroad destination, Canada too has 2 intakes every year. The winter and fall intake The fall intake is from September to December, or until early January. The winter intakes are from January to May.

Popular Bachelor's Courses in Canada

If you are planning to study in Canada, here is a list of some of the most popular courses among international students.

  • Big Data Analysis
  • Health Care
  • Administration
  • Oil & Gas Engineering
  • Journalism & Mass-Media
  • Power Engineering
  • Technology
  • Business Analytics
  • Biotechnology
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Cyber Security

Popular Master's Courses in Canada

Done with your undergraduate degree and now looking for postgraduate course options abroad? Check out the list of popular courses in Canada for international students below:

  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Theatre
  • Master of Data Science Master of Health Science
  • Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Master of Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Cyber Security Master of Science
  • (M.Sc) Accounting and Financial Management

We hope we answered your questions regarding the Canadian education system, study levels, intake details, and popular undergraduate and graduate courses in today's blog. If you would like to know more or need guidance with your study abroad journey get in touch with our experienced counselors and migration agents through the inquiry form for free.

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