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The cost of education in Canada

Canadian education is the cheapest among English-speaking countries are leaders in the educational market. The cost of living in this country also compares favorably with the US and the UK. The price of tuition for foreign citizens in average 2-3 times higher than for residents of Canada. The main factors that affect the cost of education, are the location (province) and to learn the subject.


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Tuition fees for undergraduate in Canada

The cost of one year of training in canadian undergraduate programs for foreign students in an average of 16000 canadian dollars for most professions (data from the Canadian Bureau of statistics in 2014-2015). To obtain the degree you need to study 4 years in Quebec – 3 years. Some occupational specialties are more expensive: engineering an average of 23,000, and veterinary medicine and dentistry 49000-52000 canadian dollars per year. The training in these specialties lasts longer typically for a year or two.

College or Institute of applied Sciences is much cheaper, about 11,000 canadian dollars per year in the main areas. Therefore, foreign students often prefer to obtain a professional education and then transfer to a University. If a student wants to include in his education semester internships (called Co-Op), he will have to pay an additional fee, which can vary from 200 to 1100 canadian dollars.

The cost of graduate programs in Canada

Master's programs in Canada can last a year or two. Often they are cheaper than undergraduate courses on the same subject, but the average cost, according to the Canadian Bureau of statistics, also 16,000 canadian dollars a year.

The exception are MBA – the prices are in the range 35000-45000 canadian dollars for the year. In addition, in many canadian universities there are so-called “professional” graduate programs in advanced areas at the interface of disciplines, such as rehabilitation engineering or biotechnology. They are very popular, and the cost of their passage can reach 70000 canadian dollars.

The cost of studying in Canada, depending on province

Value of bachelor's and master's programs depends on the province in which is located the University. The most expensive are considered to be Ontario and British Columbia, and the cheapest Quebec and Newfoundland. Quebec truly offers the lowest rates for its residents – an average of about 2000 canadian dollars per year for all specialties, including medicine.

But for foreign students statement about the relative cheapness of this province is not always true: the margins vary depending on the University, and the cost of living in Quebec is one of the most high. Also, do not forget about the fact that this French-speaking province, and its teaching in universities is carried out mainly in the French language. English programs are only offered by two universities: McGill University and Bishop's University.

The cost of education in Canada depending on the specialty

Often, the cost of training depends on the student's choice of subject area. According to the Canadian Bureau of statistics, the cheapest professions are traditionally pedagogy, social Sciences and Humanities. The most expensive specialty, an order of magnitude apart from all the others, it's engineering, law and medicine, especially dentistry and veterinary medicine. However, some canadian universities offer the same price for all programs of the same level of education.

The cost of the student's stay in Canada

The most expensive provinces in Canada , in terms of the cost of housing are Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Not be amiss to mention that in big cities the prices are always higher than in smaller ones, and the quality of education everywhere is about the same.

Examples of annual living expenses for international students in different canadian provinces, according to the Canadian Bureau of statistics (based on 2014/2015 school year)

Student visas allow foreign students to work up to 20 hours per week after 6 months of stay in the country. Usually working students get $ 10 per hour.