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Why apply for a Canada Student Visa?

  • 31 Top-Ranked Universities as per Global Ranking
  • Issued 1.75 lakh Student Visas till June 2023
  • Study Scholarships up to CAD 21,000
  • Hassle-free study permit process
  • Scholarships for all courses for international students
  • Postgraduate Work Permit program allows you to work for 1-3 years
  • Get Canada PR post-study if you are eligible

Study in Canada for High Employability

Canada offers many opportunities for students seeking to build and empower their careers. Many students are migrating to Canada to pursue Graduate and postgraduate courses and various specializations. World-class education, top-ranked universities, advanced infrastructure facilities, easy admission process, affordable tuition fees, and global validity are the significant aspects of choosing Canada for education. Post-study, the country permits the students to work and settle there.

Need assistance to Study Abroad? Y-Axis is here to assist you in all the ways.

Types of Canada Student Visa

  • Student Permit: Permits to Study in Canadian Universities for up to 3 months (Student Direct Stream (SDS) program: Faster application process for eligible candidates)
  • Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ): Study permit for colleges in Quebec

If you are looking forward to study in Canada, Y-Axis is here to help you choose the best university and appropriate course per your requirements.


Top Universities in Canada

The following are the Top universities in Canada as per QS World Ranking 2024.  

QS World University Rankings – Top Universities in Canada

Serial No.

Global Rank

University

1

#26

University of Toronto

2

#27 

McGill University

3

#46

University of British Columbia

4

#111

Université de Montréal

5

#126

University of Alberta

6

#140

McMaster University

7

#149 

University of Waterloo

8

#170

Western University

9

#230

University of Ottawa

10

#235

University of Calgary

11

#240 

Queen's University at Kingston

12

#272 

Dalhousie University

13

#298 

Simon Fraser University

14

#334 

University of Victoria (UVic)

15

#414

Université Laval

16

458

University of Saskatchewan

17

#494 

York University

18

521-530

Concordia University

19

581-590

University of Guelph

20

591-600

Université du Québec

21

601-650

Carleton University

22

601-650

University of Manitoba

23

651-700

University of New Brunswick

24

701-750

University of Windsor

25

751-800

Memorial University of Newfoundland

26

751-800

Université de Sherbrooke

27

801-1000

Ryerson University

Source: QS World University Rankings 2024

For Admission Assistance to Canadian universities, consult Y-Axis! 

Scholarship to Study in Canada

Here is the list of Student Scholarships in Canada. Check the precise details by clicking on the provided link.

Scholarship Name

Amount (per year)

Link

BrokerFish International student scholarship

1000 CAD

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

50,000 CAD

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Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program

82,392 CAD

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Microsoft Scholarships

12,000 CAD

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The University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship

20,000 CAD

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Cost of Study in Canada

Studying in Canada includes visa fees, living expenses, tuition fees, and other expenses. The following table specifies the average cost of living in Canada for diploma, graduate, postgraduate, and master's programs. 

Higher Study Options Average Tuition Fee per Year Visa Fee Living Expenses for 1 Year/Proof of funds for one year

Undergraduate Diploma & Advanced Diploma

13,000 CAD and above

150 CAD

20,635 CAD

Advanced Diploma

13,000 CAD and above

20,635 CAD

Bachelors

13,000 CAD and above

20,635 CAD

PG Diploma/Graduation Certificate

13,000 CAD and above

20,635 CAD

Masters (MS/MBA)

17,000 CAD and above

20,635 CAD

Proof of funds needed to support yourself and your family

Minimum funds needed to support yourself as a student (and family members who come with you) to Canada. Effective from 1 January 2024. 

Number of family members (including the applicant)  Amount of funds required per year (not including tuition) 
1 CAN$20,635
2 CAN$25,690
3 CAN$31,583
4 CAN$38,346
5 CAN$43,492
6 CAN$49,051
7 CAN$54,611


Canada University Fees 

Canadian university tuition fees vary from university to university. Students can refer to the university's official website for the fee structure. We have given the approximate fee range of various courses for your reference.

Study Program

Average Annual Fees in CAD

Undergraduate Program

13,000 to 20,000

Postgraduate/Masters' program

17,000 to 25,000

Doctoral Degree

7,000 to 15,000

 

Top Courses
MBA MASTERS B.TECH
DIPLOMA BACHELORS  

Universities and Programs

Universities List Programs
McGill University B-Tech, Bachelors, Masters, MBA, MBA - Business Analytics
McMaster University B-Tech, Bachelors, Masters, MBA
Queen's University B-Tech, Bachelors, MBA
University of Alberta B-Tech, Bachelors, Masters, MBA
University of British Columbia B-Tech, Bachelors, Masters, MBA
University of Calgary Bachelors, Masters
University of Ottawa Bachelors, Masters, MBA
University of Toronto B-Tech, Bachelors, Masters, MBA
University of Waterloo B-Tech, Bachelors, Masters
University of Western Ontario Bachelors
Western University Masters
Western University Masters
University of Montreal Masters
Simon Fraser University MBA
University Canada West MBA
University of Victoria MBA
York University MBA

Canada Student Visa Validity

A Canadian student visa is valid for 6 months to 5 years, depending on the course duration. It can be extended if required, and applications for visa extensions can be made even from India.

Intakes in Canada 

Canadian universities offer 3 intakes every year.

  • Fall Intake: September
  • Winter Intake: January
  • Summer Intake: April/May

Applying 4 to 6 months before the academic session starts is advisable. The admission and scholarship process can get complicated if you apply just before the deadline.

Study Intakes and Deadlines in Canada for Diploma, Bachelors, PG, and Masters Programs

Higher Study Options Duration Intake Months Deadlines to Apply
Undergraduate Diploma & Advanced Diploma 2 Years September (Major), January (Minor) & May (Minor) 4-6 months before the intake month
Advanced Diploma 3 years September (Major), January (Minor) & May (Minor)
Bachelors 4 Years September (Major), January (Minor) & May (Minor)
PG Diploma/Graduation Certificate 8 months- 2 years September (Major), January (Minor) & May (Minor)
Masters (MS/MBA) 2 Years September (Major), January (Minor) & May (Minor)

Benefits of Studying in Canada 

Canada is one of the world's top-developed countries. It has become the most preferred study destination in the past ten years. Many universities listed in QS worldwide rankings are located in Canada. The following are the top six benefits of studying in Canada.

  • Affordable Education
  • Quality Educational Curriculum
  • Innovative Training and Research Opportunities
  • Best Immigration Possibilities
  • International Exposure
  • International students can work while studying

Other benefits for international students include,

Higher Study Options Part-time work duration allowed Post-study work permit Can departments work full-time? Is schooling free for department children PR option available for post-study and work
Undergraduate Diploma & Advanced Diploma 20 hours a week 1-3 Years YES Yes!- Up to the age of 18 to 22 Years YES
Advanced Diploma 20 hours a week 1-3 Years YES YES
Bachelors 20 hours a week 1-3 Years YES YES
PG Diploma/Graduation Certificate 20 hours a week 1-3 Years YES YES
Masters (MS/MBA) 20 hours a week 1-3 Years YES YES

Canada Student Visa Requirements 

Check the requirements for Canada student visa application.

  • Educational Transcripts
  • Academic references
  • Attestation Letter from the province or territory where you plan to study 
  • Study Permit Application
  • Employer references
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose)
  • Certificates of extracurricular achievements
  • An acceptance letter from your educational institution
  • DLI has to confirm every LOA submitted (applicant outside Canada)
  • Proof of payment
  • Proof of financial funds
  • Proof of English Proficiency 

To know the additional requirements, go through the university portal before applying.

Educational Requirements to Study in Canada
 

Higher Study Options Minimum Educational Requirement Minimum Required Percentage IELTS/PTE/TOEFL Score Backlogs Information Other Standardized Tests
Undergraduate Diploma & Advanced Diploma 12 Years of Education (10+2) 50% IELTS 6, PTE 60, TOEFL 83  Up to 10 backlogs (some private hospital universities may accept more) NA
Advanced Diploma 12 Years of Education (10+2) 60% IELTS 7, PTE 60, TOEFL 83   NA
Bachelors 12 Years of Education (10+2) 60% IELTS 7, PTE 60, TOEFL 83  NA
PG Diploma/Graduation Certificate 3/4 Years of Graduate Degree 55% NA
Masters (MS/MBA) 4 Years of Graduate Degree 65% For MBA, GMAT may be required by some top business colleges with a minimum work experience of 2-3 years. GMAT 520/700

Eligibility to study in Canada

ECA (Educational Credential Assessment)

60 to 70% Grades in the previous academics

Language Proficiency 

Test Min. Score required
CAEL  60
CELPIP 7
IELTS Academic 6
IELTS General 7
PTE 60
TCF Canada  CLB 7
TCF tout public 400
TEF Canada CLB 7
TEF 5 épreuves  400
TOEFL iBT 83

How to apply for a Canada Student Visa?

Step 1: Check your eligibility for a Canada student visa.

Step 2: Arrange the checklist of documents.

Step 3: Apply for the visa online.

Step 4: Wait for the status.

Step 5:  Fly to study in Canada.

Scholarship for Indian students in Canada

Name of Scholarship Amount in CAD
Dalhousie University Scholarship CAD 38,405
Carleton University Scholarship CAD 6400
University of Winnipeg Scholarships CAD 6400
University of Victoria Scholarship CAD 6400
University of Manitoba Scholarships CAD 20,000
Brock University Scholarships CAD 20,485
University of Saskatchewan Scholarships CAD 51,215
UBC Scholarship CAD 1,02,457
University of Waterloo Scholarships CAD 12,803
McGill University Scholarships CAD 15,364

Canada Student Visa Fee 

As per the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada), the Canada Student Visa Fee is 150 CAD-200 CAD.

Application (per person)

CAD

Study permit (including applications for extensions)

150

Biometrics fee (per person)

85

Canada Student Visa Processing Time 

It takes 2 to 16 weeks to process a Canada student visa. 

Canada Post Study Work Permit Options

Canada offers post-study work permit options for international students who want to stay and work. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) operates a Postgraduate Work Permit (PGWP) program, which allows international graduates to work in Canada for up to 3 years.

  • Under the PGWP program, international students can directly work for any Canadian employer in any industry.
  • If you obtained any course of less than 2 years, you can work for the equivalent course period under the PGWP program.
  • You will get a three-year post-study work permit if the course duration is two years or more.
How can Y-Axis help you study in Canada?

Y-Axis can assist by giving more vital support to aspirants who wish to study in Canada. The support process includes,  

  • Free Counseling: Professional counseling for your selection of appropriate course and university.
  • Campus Ready Program: Navigate to study in Canada with the best and ideal course. 
  • Course RecommendationY-Path gives unbiased advice on choosing the right path for successful career growth. 
  • Coaching: We assist you with IELTS live classes to improve your score. 
  • Canada Student Visa: Our expert team helps you in all steps to get a Canada student visa. 

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