When compared to countries like the United States of America, the cost of education In Canada is relatively cheaper. Though the most expensive city you can find in Canada is Toronto, it is still cheaper when compared to some of the most popular destinations for foreign education. For instance, an international student’s cost for a year in a U.S.A University can be around $15,000 a year whereas in Canada, it can be around $13,000, and that’s for the most expensive parts where accommodation takes a chunk of the amount.
Tuition fees in Canada are set up by the universities themselves. The tuition fee encompasses a lot of considerations. Things that go into the tuition fee include the type of student you are (international or local student), the program or course you are studying, the level of study (graduate or undergraduate, and many other considerations. According to a Stats Canada recent report, Ontario is the current most expensive province for international students to study. For local students, the average amount to pay might be around CA$6,000 or (US$4,534 every year).
Undergraduate tuition fees for international students
Averagely, the tuition fees for international students in Canada begins around CA$14,000 (US$10,730) every year. Tuition fees for the humanities and arts courses are seen to be cheaper whiles courses such as medicine and engineering tend to be the most expensive.
Postgraduate tuition fees for international students
The tuition fee for the postgraduate programs also depends on the kind of program you are offering. The most expensive postgraduate programs are executive MBA which averages at CA$42,000 (US$32,000).
It all depends on your level of education as well as the program you offer. Programs that require some practicalities including medicine, engineering, and computer science tend to be more expensive than those programs in the arts and humanities.
With few of world's leading study destinations, Canada is certainly an attractive option amongst the developed nations to study. While Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec with many of the top universities of Canada, are the most popular provinces amongst international students, the other provinces also make an impressive choice to start a milestone journey of your career.
You will be pleased to know that 26 Canadian universities were featured in the QS World University Ranking 2016/17. Not just that, three of the universities in Canada are amongst the top 50 while 10 more make it to the list of top 300 education institutes. The McGill University in Montreal ranks 30th while the University of Toronto ranks 32nd in the list. The University of Waterloo, the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, McMaster University and Western University are other noteworthy options to look for higher studies.