Study in Canada

Canada, a developed country, is in North America bordering the USA. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Quality education, affordable fee, peaceful and secure life, post-study work, immigration opportunity to exposure to diverse culture are some of the key reasons students choose Canada as a study destination. Education in Canada is generally divided into primary education, followed by secondary education and post-secondary. Education in both English and French is available in most places across Canada. Canadian provinces and territories are responsible for education provision. Canada has a large number of Universities, almost all of which are publicly funded. 


Canada offers higher education which is internationally recognized and globally respected for its quality with affordable tuition fees. It is a safe, affordable and attractive destination for many Nepalese students. Statistically, more than 130,000 top international students and researchers choose to study in Canada each year who feel safe, secure and welcomed. A Canadian Degree/Diploma is recognized across the globe. Canadian institutes charge lower tuition fees for international students compared to the US. International Students can apply for their PR which takes up to 15 to 18 months from within Canada. Students are eligible to work off campus without a work permit up to 20 hrs. Per week and full time during vacation. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where one gets hands on experience in working in the industry.  Students will need a Canadian Study Permit (or student visa), which, depending on your home country, will be either an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) or a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).

  • Canadian Study Permit – this is not a visa, it’s a permit which allows you to study in Canada. If you hold a study permit, you must remain enrolled and make reasonable and timely progress towards completing your course.
  • Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) – this is a recent requirement for visa-exempt, non-U.S. foreign nationals. Your eTA is valid for five years or until the passport you used to apply for the eTA expires (whichever is sooner), and can be used to travel to Canada many times.
  • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) – for students who have been accepted into a designated learning institution and are unable to apply for the eTA.

Education System in canada

The education system in Canada includes both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges/ technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university colleges.

In general, Canadian children attend kindergarten for one or two years at the age of four or five on a voluntary basis. All children begin Grade One at about six years of age. The school year normally runs from September through the following June but in some instances, January intake dates are possible. Secondary schools go up to Grades 11 or 12, depending on the province. From there, students may attend university, college or Cégep studies. 

Canada ranked 3rd best country in the world for education in 2019 as per US News & World Report. It has 98 universities, 3 of them rank in the top 50, 7 in the top 200 and Canada’s top ranked University; University of Toronto is ranked 25th in the world  as per QS world ranking. Canada is ranked in the top 5 nations that helps in the provision of a stronger higher educational system.

Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to Canadians, and standards across the country are uniformly high.

Scholarships to study in Canada

  1. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
  2. National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
  3. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program
  4. Quebec Provincial Government Scholarship

Ontario Trillium Scholarship

Benefits of Studying in Canada

  • Quality and internationally recognized degrees
  • A wide range of study options available
  • Affordable education & living cost
  • Safe, multicultural and welcoming country
  • Post Study Work Visa facilities for students