Complete Admissions Support To Study In Canada

As one of the world’s favourite student destinations Canada has much to boast of. Students from across the world flock to its reputed universities to pursue courses in every discipline. Strong infrastructure, cutting edge curriculum and sprawling campuses are the hallmark of Canadian institutions. Y-Axis works with students to help them increase their chances of studying in Canada. We help students identify and apply to the right course and right college that can serve as a launchpad for their international career.


Canada is one of the best places to higher studies and the country attracts thousands of students each year from abroad. The country provides world class education which is recognized globally. Research is one of the key components of a graduate student. The universities support the students who come out with best research ideas and many scholarships are given to student for their research works.

  • Affordable Education
  • Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities
  • Immigration Possibilities
  • Exciting Campus Lifestyle
  • Healthy and Safe Communities
  • International students can often work while they study & Internships
Some other pertinent reasons for choosing Canada include:
  • Numerous research opportunities
  • Possibility of immigration after completing the course
  • Vibrant campus atmosphere
  • International students have the option of working when studying
  • Good internship opportunities
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Education Qualification
    • The minimum eligibility criterion is to be a graduate with 50% score from a UGC or AICTE recognized university.
    • However, the below factors make the client case an exception and a KB query has to be raised to take confirmation on whether you can enroll the client or not before you sell.
      • Year Back
        • The graduation degree has to be completed within the stipulated time with no-year back.
        • Example: B.Com is a 3-year degree. The client should have completed it within 3 years and not more.
        • Example: Engineering is a 4-year degree. The client should have completed within 4 years and not more.
      • Backlogs
        • The client should not have more than 10 backlogs in his/her graduation period.
Stay Back Period in Canada and Post Graduation Work Permit:
  • A student needs to pursue a course for a minimum duration of 8 months to be eligible to stay back in Canada
  • Course less than 8 months does not allow a client to stay back and apply for Post Graduation Work Permit
  • For post-graduation work permit a client needs to pursue a course of duration 8 months or more.
    • If the client pursues a course which is of duration less than 2 years, he/she is eligible for a post-graduation work permit of equivalent duration as the course
      • Example: 8 months course = 8 months post-graduation work permit
    • If the client pursues 2 years course (masters or diploma), he/she is eligible for a post-graduation work permit of 3 years
      • Example: 2 years masters/diploma course = 3 years post-graduation work permit
Cost of studying in Canada

Tuition fees in Canada vary by institution and province, but the cost is generally more affordable when compared to other countries around the world. Technical and medical courses are more expensive than arts courses.
On an average, the tuition and fees range from CAD 7,000 to CAD 35,000 per year for an International student.

Study Program Average fees(in CAD*)
Undergraduate Program $12,000 to $25,000 per year
Postgraduate master’s Program $24,000 to $35,000 per year
Doctoral Degree $7,000 to $10,000 per year

The cost of studying in Canada will include other factors such as the cost of living and the student and visa application fees you will need to pay.

Upcoming intakes in the Canada

Canadian universities and colleges offer three intakes. Intakes may also be referred to as a semester in some institutions. The three intakes available in Canada are:

Intake 1: Fall Semester – A popular intake starts in the month of September

Intake 2: Winter Semester – Starts in the month of January

Intake 3: Summer Semester – Usually starts from April/May, this intake is available for limited programs and colleges.

We would advise you to apply well in advance because admissions and scholarships get difficult when you apply closer to the deadline. It is better to apply 6 to 9 months before the academic session starts.


Student Applicant:

  • Students must be over 18 years of age
  • International Students can work on-campus or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during breaks such as the winter or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit
  • Foreign students who are studying in a program that requires work experience such as through a co-op or internship program


In general, spouses are given the same rights as the spouse is already in Canada. Therefore, if the spouse in Canada has the right to work, the spouse who comes to join him or her will also have that right. But also note that only work permit holders can apply for the dependant visas.

Canada Student Visa Requirements:

You will generally need the following for your CANADA Student Visa application:

  • Valid Passport
  • Attested copies of 10th, 12th and Degree certificates
  • Academic references – 2
  • Employer references – 2
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose)
  • Certificates of extracurricular achievements
  • An acceptance letter from your education institution
  • Proof of payment
  • Proof of financial funds
  • Passport size photographs
  • Study Permit and visa
  • English Proficiency
  • Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application

Steps to study abroad in Canada:


Research Your Options:

Before you shortlist the universities, decide what you want to study, where you want to live, overall cost, various opportunities etc.

Step 2:

 Select Universities:

Shortlist the universities (about 10 universities should do) & study programs that meet your requirements and you want to apply for.

Step 3:

 Prepare for entrance exams:

Prepare for the standardized tests like TOEFL/GRE/GMAT/IELTS etc. based on the requirements of the universities & collages. Register for these tests in advance. While applying for the tests you should also plan for the time  required in case you need to retake the test. You should complete these tests before September of the year you wish to apply.

Step 4:

Finance your studies:

Ensure that you have the money ready for your entire period of  study in Canada along with accommodation, local travel, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Decide on how you will finance your studies – personal saving, education loans, student scholarships or assistantship.

Step 5:

Apply to university:

Contact each university directly for the admission requirements. Every university has its own admission requirements. Complete the applications well before deadlines and send them.

Step 6:

Confirm admission:

Once you get your acceptance letters from the universities that you have applied to, choose the university you would like to study at. The next step is to pay a non-refundable deposit to the university to confirm your admission.

Step 7:

Get Student Visa:

Once you get admission confirmation done, you can apply for your student visa.

Student visa and dependents:

A foreign national on a study visa in Canada can bring their spouse and dependent children to Canada. The spouse can also apply for an open work permit. They can work for a Canadian employer for the time the study visa of their partner is valid. However, if the spouse wants to study, they will have to apply for a separate study visa.

Study visa holders can also bring their dependent children to Canada. The children can stay for the duration of the study visa in Canada. Minor children can pursue their school education in the country provided one of their parents can either work or study in Canada. A dependent child should be below the age or 22. Children above 22 years who are not financially independent due to a physical or mental condition are also considered dependents.

  • Canada has provided ways to encourage international students and graduates to stay, gain work experience, or otherwise contribute to Canada’s economy and culture
  • In its effort to retain international students, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) operates a Post-Graduate Work Permit Program. Under this program, international graduates may obtain an open work permit for up to three years
  • This allows them to work for any Canadian employer in any industry without the requirement of a Canadian job offer at the time of applying
Top Universities in Canada:

The QS World University Rankings 2021 includes 25 top Canadian universities. The 10 highest-ranked universities in Canada are –

QS World University Rankings 2021 – Top 10 Universities in Canada

Serial No.

Canada Rank

Global Rank





University of Toronto




McGill University




University of British Columbia




Université de Montréal




University of Alberta




McMaster University




University of Waterloo




Western University




Queen’s University




University of Calgary

How much IELTS score is required for Canada Student Visa?

A Canada Student Visa will require you to score a minimum of 5.5 bands in each of the 4 IELTS segments for Undergraduate Courses with an overall minimum score of 6.0 and plus. Graduate Courses require 6.5 bands score with at least a score of 6.0 in each of the 4 segments.

How can I get Study Visa for Canada?

The following are the steps to be followed to obtain the Canada Study Visa:

  • Submit an online application for the Canada Study Visa on the website of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada prior o your arrival to the nation
  • It is also possible to submit a paper-based Visa application in nations that have limited access to internet
  • Provide a Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). It refers to a University/College recognized by the Government of Canada.
  • Offer evidence of adequate financial resources for supporting your studies in Canada including living expenses and tuition fees
  • Have no record of crime
  • Provide medical records that state you are having a good health condition and if required complete medical examinations
How much does a Canada student visa cost?

A study permit for Canada costs CAD 150.

Issued by the Government of Canada, a study permit is a document that allows foreign nationals to study at any of the Designated learning Institutions [DLI] in Canada. A study permit is not a visa. A visitor visa or eTA for Canada will be issued along with the study permit, whichever is required in the specific situation.

How long does it take to get a Canada student visa?

The processing time varies from country to country.

For Canada study permits, anyone applying from India can expect a processing time of around 20 calendar days. As Indians are eligible for applying under the Student Direct Stream [SDS], they can expect a faster processing time for their study permit for Canada. A legal resident living in any 1 of certain countries – India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Morocco, Senegal, Vietnam, and China – can apply under the SDS.

Do note that a study permit is not a visa and you cannot enter or travel to Canada on your study permit alone. You will also require either an electronic travel authorization [eTA] or a visitor visa. If required, the same will be issued along with your study permit.

How much money is required for Canada Study Visa?

Canada Student Visa requirements include offering proof of funds to support oneself. As of now, it is CAD 10,000 annually excluding the tuition fees. It is CAD 11,000 if you are applying to study in Quebec province.

Is ITR required for Canada Student Visa?

Submitting ITR – Income Tax Return as evidence of income has not been listed specifically among the mandatory documents for submission. However, Canada Student Visa applicants must note that:

  • The mindset of the Visa Officers is to ensure that the student does not become a burden on Canada’s economy and must be able to bear the cost of studies
  • Students who fail to support themselves can resort to work unlawfully or in other illegal activities and no nation would be happy about this
  • Submitting ITR acts as evidence or a measure that builds confidence that the student will be able to fund the education in Canada without any support externally
  • Any Education loans that are approved for Study in Canada are also deemed as available sources
What are the required documents for Canada study Visa?

Your application for student permit must have the following documents:

  • Acceptance letter from the university
  • Valid passport
  • Proof that you have enough funds to finance your studies
  • Proof of English Proficiency Test
  • Academic Documents
  • Receipt of Payment of Tuition fee
  • Medical certificate
  • Selection to a university in Quebec will need a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec’ (CAQ that will be sent by the university
Do I need a PCC for a Canadian Student Visa? I am from India.

Canada Student Visa applications filed by citizens of India from within India do not require PCC.  

How much does it cost to study in Canada?

The official currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar often represented as CAD or $.

Canada is an affordable country when it comes to study and live. The total cost you incur totally depends on the place you choose to study. The average cost for an international student seeking an undergraduate course would be at least $18,000. If you are pursuing a post graduate degree, it might cost you $17,000. There are also post graduate courses that cost as much as $50,000 too.

You should also consider other costs when putting down your budgeting. Health Insurance will cost $600; the administration fee would be between $150 and $500. The application fees for certain courses would cost $250.

If you want a study visa, you should be having at least $10,000 at your disposal for your living costs. If you want to live with more comfort, you should have at least $15,000. You can consider University accommodation over a rented one as the former would cost cheaper. Having more money is always good.

International students are allowed to work for 120 full days or 240 half days while they study at Canada. This can earn you extra money which you can use for other expenditure. But if you want enough money with which you could support your study, going for a full time work is a better option.

Which study is best for future in Canada?

Studying in Canada has many advantages. Choose whichever course you are interested. Research on which Canadian University is the best for you. Canadian Universities offer world class education and a practical approach to learning. These degrees are accepted worldwide.

As soon as students complete their graduation, they begin searching for jobs. Majority of these students get employment opportunities. But students from certain fields have a cut above chance of getting a job in Canada.

Below is the list

  • Degrees in Dentistry have 100% chances of getting a job
  • Degrees in the field of Medicine have 99% chances
  • Nursing degrees have 97.4% chances
  • Pharmacy degrees: 97.2% Degrees in Pharmacy have 97.2%
  • A degree in Computer science has 96.5%
  • Degrees in business have 94.9%
Which jobs are in demand in Canada?

Based on latest information, the top jobs available in Canada are related to healthcare and STEM related fields. Canada needs workers in these areas and are encouraging graduates from these fields to apply for them.

What are the documents required for obtaining the Canada study Visa?
  • Attested copies of 10th, 12th and Degree certificates
  • Proof of passing the English language proficiency test– TOEFL, IELTS
  • Score of Standardized Tests such as GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the program)
  • Academic references – 2
  • Employer references – 2
  • Photographs (Passport size)
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose)
  • CV/Resume
  • Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
  • Certificates of extracurricular achievements
How do I prepare for entrance to universities in Canada?

You must prepare for standardized tests such as TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS based on the requirements of the university or course you are applying to. You must register for these tests in advance. Prior preparation for these tests is also necessary. You can do this by attending coaching classes or taking online courses. Sometimes you may have to retake these tests to get the qualifying score.

How do I finance my studies in Canada?

Before you leave for Canada, ensure that you have enough funds that will take care of your entire period of stay in the country. This should include funds for tuition fees, accommodation, food, clothes, local travel and other expenses. You must plan on how you will fund these expenses either with your personal savings, educational loans, scholarship etc.

What is the GIC required for students to study in Canada?

Students going to Canada must buy a special guaranteed investment certificate (GIC) from any of the participating bank such as Nova Scotia Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Canada Bank, CIBC Bank for an amount of CAD 10,200 to facilitate the adjustment of the living expenses of the first year. With the GIC the student will receive CAD 2000 on arrival in Canada. The rest of the money will be paid in 12 equal installments to take care of his monthly living expenses.

Can those on student visa Bring dependents?

Canada’s immigration policy allows the spouse and minor dependents of student visa holders to come to Canada to work and study. The spouse of a dependent visa holder can work in Canada on an open work permit. They can work for any employer in Canada and does not require an LMIA or job offer before arrival in the country. The work permit will have the same period of validity as the study permit

Minor children of student visa holders can study and do not require a study permit to pursue their education in Canada.

To bring dependents the student visa aspirant can apply for his dependents concurrently or wait for his student visa application to be approved before making his application for his dependents.

The following relations can be sponsored for a dependent visa:

  • Spouse or common-law partner or conjugal partner
  • Dependent children under the age of 21
  • Dependent parents or grandparents
  • Child adopted outside Canada while you held a Canadian citizenship or PR
  • Your brother, sister, niece, nephew, uncle, aunt or other close relatives

Your dependents can live with you in Canada.

What are the Documents required to apply for dependents?

Passport & travel history

Background documentation

Spouse/partner documentation including marriage certificate

Other proof of relationship

Income proof of sponsor to show adequate finances

Completed application & consulate fees

Are Canadian colleges and universities accepting applications from overseas students?

Even though Canadian colleges and universities are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, they are accepting online applications from international students.

Is WES still accepting documents?

WES is coordinating with DHL, FedEx, Canada Post, USPS, and other delivery companies to hold mail while WES offices are closed. It has arranged for them to pick up mail for storage at WES once every week to process the ECA reports.

My University/Institution can’t send official documents because of COVID-19. Can I still get an evaluation- ECA Report?

If your university wishes to send your documents electronically to WES, please have them apply via the WES Contact Us form. WES will contact your institution to discuss possibilities for the digital transfer of documents.

Will WES still send verification requests when the office is closed?

WES will continue to send requests for verification / re-verification to organizations via email during this crisis. WES will not submit requests for verification / re-verification via mail (postal or courier) until their in-office operations resume.

Will COVID-19 affect the WES evaluation process?

WES is operating remotely to promote completion of assessment results and is working closely with institutions across the globe to obtain validated credentials electronically.

How to apply for student visa Canada?

You should apply for a student visa once you get confirmation from a university. You should collect all the documents required for the student visa and submit your visa application.

Financial requirements

In order to study in Canada, you should have the funds required for your entire stay in Canada along with accommodation, local travel, food, clothes, and other miscellaneous expenses. You should plan on how you will finance your studies- personal savings, education loans, student scholarships, or assistantship.

To help you understand the Canada study visa rules and the study requirements for Indian students, you can take the help of student visa consultants. These consultants will help you apply for a study in Canada from India.

What is the type of student visa I need to study abroad in Canada?

You will need a Canada study permit to be able to study in Canada as an international student. 

What are the degree options available for studying overseas in Canada?

Study abroad in Canada, degree options available:

[1] Bachelor’s (3 to 4 years)

[2] Advanced Diploma (3 years)

[3] Diploma (2 years)

How many intakes are offered in Canada?

There are 2 intakes offered by universities in Canada.

FALL – September – major intake

WINTER – January – minor intake

Some universities in Canada might also offer SUMMER intake (April/May), for certain limited courses only.

Are there funding and scholarship options available for studying overseas in Canada?

Generally, every university in Canada has different scholarship options available. International students might apply for various scholarships for studying aboard in Canada.

Can international students in Canada work part-time?

International students can work 20 hours a week while studying abroad in Canada.

What is the academic percentage needed for admission in Canadian universities?

Recommended to have at least 70% for admission into a course at the Bachelor’s degree level.

For Diploma and Advanced Diploma, at least 60% will be needed.

Is 12 years of education accepted for study abroad in Canada?

Yes, 12 years of education is accepted by Canada for study abroad.

I have a long education gap. Can I apply for study abroad in Canada?

A maximum of 7 year’s education gap is accepted for any UG profile. Most of the colleges are very specific to this requirement.

What is a LOA for study abroad in Canada?

Here, by ‘LOA’ is implied a Letter of Acceptance.

An LOA for study overseas is the official document confirming the offer and will be required to begin the student visa application process.

As per IRCC, a LOA will have to be included with Canada study permit applications – including renewals – that had been received (online) or post-marked (paper-based) on or after June 1, 2014.

Who issues an LOA?

A Letter of Acceptance or LOA is issued by a Designated Learning Institution [DLI].

What is a DLI?

Provinces and territories in Canada can approve – or ‘designate’ – schools that might take in international students.

Such schools are referred to as Designated Learning Institutions [DLI]

Is a LOA from a DLI mandatory?

Those applying for a Canada study permit will require an acceptance letter from a DLI.

A Canada study permit application that doesn’t include an acceptance letter will be refused by IRCC.

Is it possible to submit the Canada student visa application without LOA?

Not possible. A LOA will be required.

Do Canadian universities and colleges accept profiles that are holding distance education?

Very few colleges in Canada accept 12th through distance education. Limited options available.

What are the required exams for study abroad in Canada?

Generally, IELTS will be required for all study courses.

SAT or ACT, though recommended, are not required.

Is IELTS compulsory for study abroad in Canada?

An international student will have to show results of any of the English proficiency tests – PTE, TOEFL, or IELTS.

Few colleges in Canada are also accepting Duolingo scores.

Can I get the English proficiency test requirement waived if I hold more than 70% in 10th and 12th?

No. Results of any of the English proficiency tests will have to be submitted. The test can be either IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL.

Duolingo scores are also being accepted by few colleges in Canada.

What is the duration of the Bachelor’s degree in Canada?

Most of the courses offered in Canada at the Bachelor’s level are for 3 to 4 years.

Is Maths in 12th a requirement for applying for study abroad in Canada?

For BSc in Canada: Maths in Class 12 is mandatory.

For BA in Canada: Maths in Class 12 is optional.

For most of the Business and STEM-related courses in Canada: Maths is a requirement.

What is the cost of the application fee?

Most of the Canadian universities charge an application fee in the range of CAD 100 to CAD 150.

College application fee, on the other hand, would be between CAD 100 to CAD 125.

What are the timelines for receiving the offer from the university/college in Canada?

Usually, universities in Canada take 6 to 8 weeks for giving their decision.

A decision from a college in Canada can be expected in 2 to 4 weeks.

Is Duolingo accepted in Canada universities or colleges?

Some universities and colleges in Canada are accepting Duolingo test scores, for a limited period.

What are the post-study work opportunities available for an international student in Canada?

An international student is eligible for –

  • 1-year post study work permit after the completion of 1-year study in Canada
  • 3-years post study work permit following the completion of a course of 2 or more years in Canada.
What is the estimated tuition fee for 1 year?

The annual tuition fees for universities in Canada range from CAD 20,000 to CAD 45,000.

Tuition fees for colleges in Canada start from CAD 14,000 a year.

What is the estimated living cost for 1 year?

Approximately CAD 10,000 will be required to be shown towards meeting the financial requirement for a Canada student visa.

Are there any specific requirements for study abroad in Quebec?

Those planning to study overseas in Quebec province of Canada will have to apply for a CAQ or Quebec Acceptance Certificate.

Here, CAQ stands for certificat d’acceptation du Québec.

Generally, Quebec’s temporary resident programs require a CAQ authorizing their stay in Quebec.

Can students apply for a Bachelor's in the Canada if they have already had a bachelor's degree in India/some other country?


However, do note that while such students might apply, a proper justification for the same will be required at the time of their visa interview.

Moreover, the course in Canada should be different from their earlier degree. Generally, it is recommended to apply for a PG Diploma or Master’s in Canada in such cases.

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