Top courses in Canada for International Students

Updated: Jan 30



Canada offers a wide range of study options for international students in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is the quality of education and the exposure to a multicultural environment that attracts lakhs of students from India to pursue their studies in Canada. The fee structure is also comparatively lesser in Canada compared to other developed countries. The universities in Canada are internationally recognized. Many universities ranked among the top ten universities in the world.


Diversity is the engine of invention. It generates creativity that enriches the world- Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Unlike the Indian education system of 12 plus three years, Canada has a one-year diploma called an undergraduate diploma. Students can opt for an undergraduate diploma and can later do graduation. Bachelors in universities are generally four years, but the colleges that come under the student partner program (SPP) offer two-year undergraduate programs that would lead to three years of post-study work visa. Similarly, there are a lot of graduate diplomas and postgraduate diplomas for students looking for higher studies after graduation with a duration of one year to two years.


Canada offers undergraduate and graduate programs in science and technology as well as in the management and finance and accounting for international students. Find below the top courses that are in demand.

1. Engineering

2. Information Technology

3. Nursing

4. Business Management

5. Finance and Accounting


Engineering



Several universities in Canada offer both Under Graduation and Masters in Engineering. The annual tuition fee can be anywhere between 15 lakhs to 18 lakhs Indian rupees. Bachelors in Engineering is four years, and the Masters in Engineering usually takes two years.


Following are the universities in Canada that offer Engineering programs.

  1. Waterloo University

  2. Mc Gill University

  3. University of Calgary

  4. The university of western Ontario

  5. Mc Master University

  6. Queen's university

  7. University of Alberta

  8. University of British Columbia

  9. University of Toronto


  1. Information Technology



One of the growing industries in Canada, a qualification in Information Technology would help students as there are ample employment opportunities in this sector. There are various universities and colleges in Canada offering both undergraduate and master's programs as well as diploma and PG diplomas in IT and, students wanting to pursue their studies in this field can specialize in the following areas.

  1. Networking

  2. Cyber Security

  3. Web Technologies

  4. Computer programming

  5. Database Management

  6. Data Analytics

2. Nursing


A course in nursing is one of the most popular programs in Canada for students from India. Nursing qualification from Canada is globally recognized. The job is considered one of the most highly sought-after skills that are in demand across the globe. Students who completed their 12th and having English and Mathematics in the subjects learned or a diploma in nursing from India are eligible to apply for a bachelor course in nursing in Canada. Diploma and graduate nursing courses are offered in many colleges and universities. Most of these institutes are ranked top in QS ranking for their nursing program. The course fee for BSc Nursing would range between 20000 CAD to 25000 CAD per annum.


3. Business Management


Canadian universities and colleges offer a wide range of highly competitive business programs. Specializations are available in bachelors as well as Masters in Banking, Finance, Hospitality, Human Resource, Marketing and so on. As knowledge in business management is imperative for any industry, having a degree in management can certainly help you in building a career. Moreover, Canada is looking for professionals who can contribute to its economy. There are more than 500 programs available in business management in universities and colleges across Canada, admission to an undergraduate program to one of these institutes would be easy for international students. However, for an MBA, most of the universities require the prospective student to gain a few years of work experience after bachelors before admitting to their program.


4. Finance and Accounting


The degrees in accounting offered by the universities are accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA), one of the largest accounting organizations in the world. As there is a shortage of skilled professionals in this field, getting a degree in finance and accounting from Canada can provide you good career opportunities and help you get high paychecks in the future. As most of the undergraduate programs are four years, Bachelors's in accounting is also a four-year course. Most of the top universities in Canada do offer a program in accounting for bachelors and Masters. However, a few colleges offer the program which has less tuition fee compared to universities.


To apply to any of the universities and colleges in Canada, international students must pass the English language test with a minimum required score. The required IELTS score is 6.5, with no band less than 6. However, you may check with the respective university for eligibility.


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