Canada's capital is Ottawa, but the largest city in Canada is Toronto (ON, Canada), following by Montréal & Quebec City (QC, Canada) and then Vancouver (BC, Canada). Other major cities in Canada are: Victoria (BC, Canada), Abbotsford, BC, Edmonton (AB, Canada), Calgary (AB, Canada) and Winnipeg (MB, Canada), Charlottetown, PEI, Halifax, NS. The Largest province in Canada is Quebec. However the largest population is in Ontario with capital city of Toronto whose population is almost half of the population in Ontario.
Canadian Education System
Education in Canada is under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories (States) and as such, there is no Federal (Central) education system in Canada. In keeping with the national commitment to education, public education in Canada is free up to secondary school (12th Std), in all the provinces. At the post-secondary level, institutions are divided into community colleges and universities. A significant number of university graduates attend college upon completion of their degree in order to acquire vocational skills for employment.
Certificate : Canadian Certificate is a qualification awarded upon completion of a one year programme.
Diploma: Canadian Diploma is a qualification awarded on the basis of one or two year's programme.
Advanced Diploma: Canadian Advanced Diploma Is a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelors Degree. It generally precedes the final year of Bachelors level studies.
Bachelors Degrees: Canadian Bachelors Degree is awarded by Universities, University Colleges, Community Colleges after four years of full-time study. This leads to graduate (postgraduate) level studies.
Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificates: Canadian Post Graduate Certificate or Post Graduate Diploma is level of study undertaken after a 3 years or 4 years Bachelors Degree. It leads to a Masters Degree. These programs have work terms which provide full-time opportunities to gain practical experience along with theoretical studies. A typical co-op term lasts 12 to 17 weeks.
Masters Degree: Students who have successfully finished their Bachelors level education can opt to study a Canadian Masters Degree. It is of 2 years duration and can be pursued after a 4 years Bachelors or a 3 years Bachelors and a 1 year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada. Masters degree generally will take a time period of 2 years to finish and will also involve a blend of course work and thesis (also known as dissertation).
MBA: MBA in Canada can be studied after finishing a Bachelors degree. It generally requires a 4 years Bachelors. Most Canadian MBAs will require at least 3 years of work experience with a good GMAT score.
Doctorate or PhD: Is a degree ranking above the Masters Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete.
Post-doctoral:These programmes are much more specialized, research oriented programmes.
Co-operative Work Term in Canada
Co-op provides an excellent opportunity to students to gain practical experience related to the field of specialization. Students can gain on-the-job experience while continuing to study . Co-op provides full time opportunities that last for 12 to 17 weeks. Co-Operative work programmes, combine courses in many subjects with relevant work, giving students a valuable start with their careers. This assists International students in connecting with the Canadian job market and developing a network with the Canadian companies.
Types of Education Institutions in Canada
The degrees & diplomas from Canadian Institutions are among the most widely recognized in the world. The education system in Canada encompasses of both public funded & private institutions. Students have a diverse choice of Universities & Community Colleges offering a wide array of programmes. While pursuing their studies, the students, are allowed to work for the first 6 months on-campus and thereafter off-campus. Student can earn more from vocational & Technology courses than normal degrees.
Post secondary education is offered by four types of educational institutions:
Technical / Career Colleges :These are privately owned and operated with the main objective of preparing students for the job market after a short period of instruction. The emphasis at career colleges is on practical skills over a broad range of programmes. Students seeking short-term training programs in multimedia, film studies, computer/internet studies, graphic design and hospitality to name a few, may want to consider applying to a career college.
Community Colleges & Technical Institutes: They typically have more career oriented, practical/ technical related curricula, with small classes, off-campus course offerings, a greater ratio of laboratory space to class room space, and an interactive teaching style.
University Colleges: As a component of the Canadian University system, University Colleges offer students a choice of either academic oriented university degree programmes or the more practical-oriented college diplomas and certificates. Students intending to acquire a degree at a university can complete their first two years of study at a community college or university college and earn credits.
Universities: Canadian Universities are largely public funded and as a result, offer consistently high quality education at lower tuition rates for International students than their counterparts in competing countries. They offer a broad range of courses and degrees from Undergraduate to Doctorate and also certificate and professional degrees.
Diploma and Bachelor degrees: IELTS 6.0/ 6.5 band with no band less than 5.5/ 6.0 Graduate Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma: 6.0/ 6.5 band Masters degrees: 6.5 band with no band less than 6.0
Tuition Fee: Average C$ 10,000 – C$ 12,000 per year
Living expenses:Average C$ 10,000 – C$ 12,000 per year
List of Universities
Algonquin College, Toronto, Ontario
British Columbia institute of Technology, Burnaby, British Columbia
Columbia College, Vancouver, BC
Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC
College of New Caledonia, Prince George, BC
College of the Rockies, Cranbrook, BC
Douglas College, New Westminster, BC
Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
Grant Macewan University, Edmonton, Alberta
Kwantlen Ploytechnic University, Surrey, BC
Langara College, Vancouver, BC
Malaspina High School
Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Mohwak College, Hamilton, Ontario
Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta
Newyork Institute of technology, Vancouver, BC
North Island College, Vancouver Island, BC
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmoton, Alberta
Northern Lights College, Fort St. John, BC
Okangan College, Kelowna, BC
Red River College, Manitoba
Selkirk College, Castlegar, BC
Seneca College of applied Arts & Technology, Toronto, Ontario
Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, Ontario
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta
St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario
Thompson River University, Kamloops, BC
Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC
New Brunswick Community College
University Canada West
University of Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC
University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward
The United States of America is a country in North America. There are 50 states in the United States of America.
The US is one of the most preferred education destination among International students. In total there are 4276 Institutions in US out of which 1700 Universities & Institutions offer Master Degree & Ph D, 1700 Universities offer Bachelors.
Classy & Quality Education system
The United States has more institutions of higher learning than any other country in the world. The academic bodies provide absolute quality education. Quality of research is excellent and the facilities available to bring your research to the market are exceptional. USA has always been a hub of inventions and Universities play a significant role in the change process.
USA has to offer any course that you can even think of. MBA, engineering course, retail management, human resource, banking, finance, investment, securities, electronics, telecommunication, information systems & technology, computer science & engineering, art and design, fashion Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Web Design, Multimedia Design, Textile Design, Automobile / Automotive Design, Aerospace Design. For engineering students, US can offer just about anything: General, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Aerospace, Aeronautical, Electronics and Electrical, Communication, Automotive, Software, IT, Computer, Chemical, Oil and Gas, Ocean and Water. Physiotherapy, nutrition, medicine, dentistry, psychology and more are available in Health and allied fields.
The courses are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. More than 4000 institutions offer undergraduates, post graduates, Masters (incl. MBA) and doctorate degrees.
US education has been more recognized worldwide. This means your degree is worth the cost. US remains the ultimate land of opportunities given its size, market and value of its education. Students enjoy the Global Edge when they study in USA.
US easily enjoys the advantage of providing more scholarships / financial assistance / financial aid / bursaries to students as compared to the rest of the world. Most of our students who have applied to US Schools at any level have managed to get some scholarships.
Part-time work: Students can make much more than a handful working part-time for 20 hours per week during course of study and full-time (generally 40 hours per week) during vacations. Optional Practical Training (popularly known as OPT): US in most cases allow students to opt for the Optional Practical Training (OPT) year whereby students can stay back for at least a year and work.
The USA education system is flexible. During your course, you can transfer from one course or stream to another or from one School to another. Students can study Associate Degree (ie the first 2 years of your undergraduate course) at a Community College in USA and then transfer to some of the topmost Institutions for the remaining 2 years. This ensures that you not only save large sums of money but you also get one of the best degrees in the world.
5.0 Bands and above a) TOEFL score taken within the last 24 months with an overall Score of minimum 550 / 213 / 79 or above with the minimum validity of 6 months at the time of applying. Or b) IELTS score taken within the last 24 months with an overall score of minimum 6.0 (no band less than 5.5), with the minimum validity of 6 months at the time of applying. If the student doesn’t satisfy the above criteria for English he will need to study ESL at AIC.
Course fee depends on the course and colleges.
Tuition Fee Average: $ 8,000 – $ 32,000 per year
Living expenses Average: $ 8,000 – $ 12,000 per year
List of Universities
Name Of the University
Dallas Baptist University
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU)
Foothill and De Anza Colleges
Hawaii Pacific University
Lawrence Tech University
Long Island University, CW Post
Missouri University of Science and Technology (UMR)
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Film Academy
New York Institute of Technology
NYU Polytechnic University
Rochester Institute of Technology
St. Johns University
University of Findlay
Florida Institute of Technology
University of Mary Hardin Baylor
University of Massachusetts (UMass) in Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Massachusetts Boston,
University of Idaho
University of Alabama Huntsville
University of Cinncinati
Auburn University, Montogomery
Arkansas State University
Ball State University
California State University - Long Beach
California Lutheran University
Case Western Reserve University
Chicago State University
Florida International University
Golden Gate university
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Montana State University
North West Missouri State University
Northern Michigan University
North Seattle Community College
New York University
Oregon State University
Pacific Lutheran University
Robert Morris University
St. Louis University
St. Louis Missouri
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Sacred Heart University
South East Missouri State University
Saint Francis University
Southern New Hampshire University
St Leo University
Saint Loe, FL
Southern methodist university
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire Wisconsin
Tennessee Tech University
University of New Heaven
University of South Florida
University of Northern Lowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
University of Hartford
Wright State University
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green KY
Colorado State University
Center City Philadelphia
Buies Creek, NC
South Central Kentucky
Fairmount State University
Humboldt State University
Indiana State University
State University of New York (SUNY)-Albany
State University of New York (SUNY)-Binghamton
State University of New York (SUNY)-Buffalo State College