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Study in Canada: A Complete Guide for Indian Students

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Canada is a country that is sure to appeal to students of all ages. Canada has something for everyone, from its beautiful landscapes to its diverse cultures. Additionally, deciding to study abroad in Canada is an excellent idea because of its affordable tuition and diverse study opportunities.[1]. The top-rated universities and colleges are only one part of a great deal; Canada also has an ever-growing job market, making this country even more appealing to aspiring students.

So, if you want to journey in the fall or to stay on track for a career in the future, Canada is the perfect place to be, and this guide has got you covered! Read more about the application process, the best universities, and the top courses to kickstart your career.


IntakesFall, Winter, and Summer
Cost of StudyUndergraduate Degree: CAD 17, 000 to CAD 30,000
Postgraduate Degree: CAD 18,000- CAD 40,000
Required ExamsIELTS, PTE, TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT
Degrees OfferedDiploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctorate
Cost of Living CAD 600 – 800 per month
Top Funding SourcesScholarships, Part-time Jobs, and Student Loans
Languages SpokenEnglish and French
Best Student CitiesMontreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Quebec, and Edmonton

Best Universities for Study Abroad Canada

There are several great Canadian universities that students can explore while they’re in college. Some of the best universities in Canada are listed below:

UniversitiesQS World Ranking
Dalhousie University298
Fraser University318
Fairleigh Dickinson University600
University of Windsor601 - 650
Royal Roads University1761
Lakehead University1050
Thompson Rivers University646

Top Colleges to Study in Canada

  1. Algonquin Institute of Technology
  2. Douglas College
  3. Durham College
  4. Georgian College
  5. Fanshawe College
  6. Fleming College
  7. Selkirk College
  8. Lambton College
  9. Niagara College
  10. Northern Lights College

But how do you select? How can you proceed? How many marks are needed for these universities? Many other queries related to universities in Canada can come to your mind. For this, you can connect with our study in Canada consultants. We provide free quality consultancy to help you make career decisions.

Top Courses in Canada

There are many reasons to study abroad in Canada. The country is renowned for its high-quality education, and there are plenty of courses to choose from. 

Here are some of the top courses in Canada that you might want to consider:

Technical Courses

  1. Business Studies
  2. Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Teaching
  5. Nursing

Non-technical Courses

  1. Arts and Humanities
  2. Fashion Design

Many students make wrong career decisions because they need more guidance and awareness of the best courses.

But don’t worry, we have a team of expert study-abroad consultants in Delhi with years of experience and knowledge regarding career counselling.

Best Places to Study Abroad in Canada

There are many reasons to study in Canada as an Indian student. For one, Canada can be more affordable than other countries. And lastly, Canada has a welcoming attitude toward international students.

So, if you’re an Indian student considering studying abroad, Canada should be at the top of your list! To help you out, listed below are some of the best places to study in Canada for Indian students:

  1. Saskatchewan
  2. Ontario
  3. British Columbia
  4. Alberta
  5. Yukon
  6. Quebec

Other great cities to consider for studying abroad in Canada include Calgary, Edmonton, and Waterloo. These cities all have excellent universities and offer a variety of things to see and do.

Read More: Upcoming Intakes in Canada for International Students

Career Opportunities in Canada

Sure, here are some of the most in-demand career opportunities in Canada after studying there:

Career OpportunitiesSalary Package Annually (INR)
Software Development48.35 lakhs
Engineering50.12 lakhs
Healthcare43.85 lakhs
Education43.30 lakhs
Business Analyst42.08 lakhs
Data Scientist51.54 lakhs
Marketing Manager45.39 lakhs

These are some great career opportunities available in Canada after studying there.[2] With a degree from a Canadian university, you will be well-positioned to find a job in your field and start your career in Canada.

Scholarships for Indian Students in Canada

Various scholarships are available to students who want to study abroad in Canada. Here are just a few of the most popular options:

Government Scholarships in Canada for Indian Students

  1. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
  2. Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
  3. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
  4. Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program
  5. Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) Scholarships

University-specific scholarships for Indian Students in Canada

  1. Simon Fraser University (SFU)
  2. Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU)
  3. Royal Roads University (RRU)
  4. Lakehead University
  5. Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

Other Scholarships to Study in Canada

  1. Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
  2. Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships

In addition, if you are a student who always scores good marks or has some other exceptional talent, you can get a merit-based scholarship.

If you want to know more about scholarships in Canada, you can read this article: Scholarships for Indian Students in Canada. Or, you can avail of our counselling from Transglobal Overseas to understand each scholarship’s eligibility, process, Etc.

Education Cost and Living Costs in Canada

There are several factors to consider when you decide on Canada as a study destination. The cost of studying in Canada will depend on the city you choose to live in. However, according to the Economic Times, you should expect a yearly expense of CAD 10,000-16,000 (approx 7 lakhs- 10 lakhs) as your living expense when you are in Canada. 

Additionally, the cost of study will depend on the course, duration, and University, but you should be prepared for an expense between CAD 8,000 and 52,000 (approx. INR 5 lakhs and 30 lakhs), depending on all the above factors.

Tuition Fees in Canada for Different Study Programmes:

For undergraduate programs:

  1. Diploma: 9 Lacs – 17 Lacs a year, depending on the course and institution.
  2. Degree:  10 Lacs – 19 Lacs yearly, depending on the course and institution.

For post-graduate programs:: 

  1. Diploma: 10 Lacs – 15 Lacs yearly, depending on the course and institution.
  2. Degree: 11 Lacs – 24 Lacs yearly, depending on the course and institution.

Living Cost in Canada:

Sr. No.ExpensesAverage Cost Per MonthAverage Cost Per Year
1On-Campus Rental$600$7200
2Mobile Phone (Basic Package)$30$360
3Public Transit Pass$40$480

Read More: Highest Paying Part Time Jobs in Canada

Why Choose Transglobal Overseas as Study in Canada Consultants?

Transglobal Overseas has a highly experienced and qualified team of Canadian education consultants who can provide all the information and support you need to make your dream of studying in Canada a reality. [3]

As a reputed consultant, we also have a proven track record of helping students from all over the world secure admission into top Canadian universities. We also offer a wide range of other services, including:

  1. Student Profile Analysis
  2. Career Counselling
  3. Course University Selection
  4. Visa consultation and application assistance
  5. Guidance on choosing the right educational institution and program
  6. Scholarship assistance
  7. Training and Examination
  8. Pre-departure orientation and support services
  9. Post-arrival assistance and support

Get in touch with us on how we can help you achieve your goals.

FAQs Regarding Study in Canada:

Does Canada accept the study gap?

Yes, Canada accepts students with a study gap in their history. However, the student has to explain the gap in his application for a study permit. The Canadian government may also ask for additional documents and evidence to support the reason for the Gap.

How can I get a work permit in Canada after studying?

You can apply for a 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.[4]

Can I get PR after finishing my studies in Canada?

Yes, Canada’s welcoming immigration policies provide clear routes to Permanent Residency for international students who have completed their studies and gained relevant work experience.

Is Canada a good country for Masters?

Canada is preferred as the top country to do MS. Further, a post-graduation work permit in Canada is valid for the same duration as your program of study, or you can stay for a minimum of 8 months and a maximum of 3 years after completing your MS.

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