Capital: Ottawa
Languages: English & French
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) -3.5 hours to – 8 hours
Climate: Continental climate with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees in the summer to -15 in the winter
Calling Code: +1

Canada is a country occupying most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area and its common border with the United States to the south and northwest is the world's longest.

The land occupied by Canada was inhabited for millennia by various groups of Aboriginal people. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French expeditions explored, and later settled along, the Atlantic coast. France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763 after the Seven Years' War. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament.

A federation comprising ten provinces and three territories, Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. It is a bilingual and multicultural country, with both English and French as official languages both at the federal level and in the province of New Brunswick. One of the world's highly developed countries, Canada has a diversified economy that is reliant upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade—particularly with the United States, with which Canada has had a long and complex relationship. It is a member of the G8, G-20, NATO, Organization for Economic
Co-operation and Development, WTO, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization internationale de la Francophonie, OAS, APEC, and United Nations.

Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is well-regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe.

One of the Best Places in the World to Live
Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada's largest cities -- Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal -- have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.

High Standard of Living
Canadians enjoy a standard of living among the highest in the world. Almost 70 per cent of Canadians own their own homes, with a higher percentage owning durable goods, such as automobiles, refrigerators, washing machines, television, telephones and radios. Canada also has an extensive health care system and social security network.
Media, entertainment and artistic endeavours are well-developed in Canada. A wide range of cultural activities is also available, including museums, galleries, live theatre, dance and music performances and concerts.

Welcoming Environment
Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected and learning together is encouraged.
Almost all of the world's ethnic groups are represented in Canada. As a result, most ethnic foods and recreational activities associated with specific cultures are available in Canada. Clubs, informal clubs and associations representing a multitude of ethnic backgrounds are also easily accessible. International student advisors at schools can help students get in touch with such groups.
All major urban centres have a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums. Canadian cities provide numerous parks, gardens and beaches for public use, as well as excellent sports and recreation facilities.

Beautiful Environment
Canadians place a high value on their natural environment. There are currently 42 national parks and national park reserves in Canada. National parks are located in every province and territory, and some have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Each province and territory has also designated areas as provincial parks, wilderness areas, ecological and nature reserves.
Students who come to Canada will witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world. Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the 'maple sugar country' in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic provinces.

A Safe Place To Study
Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Its violent crime rate decreased for ten consecutive years from 1993 to 2003. Unlike its US neighbours to the south, firearms are strictly controlled and generally are not permitted.
International students who come to Canada should follow the same common sense safety precautions as they would anywhere in the world.

A High Tech Country
Canada is a stimulating environment in which to do business and to learn, thanks to the contributions of many bright and talented scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs. The country is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology, food and beverage processing, geomatics; and ocean and environmental industries.

A Bilingual Nation
Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75 per cent) of Canada's French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Québec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country.
According to a 2001 census, French is the mother tongue of 81 per cent of Québec's population and is spoken at home by 83 per cent of Québecers. Internationally, it is estimated that over 1 billion people speak English and over 250 million speak French. As a bilingual nation, Canada offers superior English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) programs for students wishing to learn either or both languages.
The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges/ technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university colleges.
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.

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. Cégep is a French acronym for College of General and Vocational Education, and is two years of general or three years of technical education between high school and university. The province of Québec has the Cégep system. Education institutions are not officially ranked in Canada, but you will find quality institutions across the country. When choosing your school in Canada, consider the type, size and location of the institution. If you are interested in a particular area of study, investigate which schools have more to offer in that discipline.
Universities & Colleges
• Grant MacEwan Univerisity - (SPP)
• Concordia University (College of Alberta)
• Thompson Rivers University
• Farleigh Dickinson University – Vancouver
• New York Institute of Technology – MBA Only
• Simon Fraser University Only UG (FIC)
• University of Manitoba Only UG (ICM)
• University of British Columbia (Continuing Studies)
• University of the Fraser Valley
• Study Group ISC At Royal Roads University
• Kwantlen Polytechnic University (under SPP)
• Acadia University
• Assumption University
• Athabasca University
• Augustana University College
• Bishop's University
• Brandon University
• Brock University
• Carleton University
• Concordia University
• Lakehead University
• Laurentian University
• Laval University
• McGill University
• McMaster University
• Memorial University of Newfoundland
• Mount Allison University
• Mount Saint Vincent University
• Nipissing University
• Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
• Royal Roads University
• Ryerson Polytechnic University
• Saint Mary's University
• Scarborough College, University of Toronto
• Simon Fraser University
• St. Francis Xavier University
• St. Mary's University, Canada
• St. Thomas University
• Technical University of British Columbia
• Technical University of Nova Scotia
• Tele-Universite
• The King's University College
• Trent University
• Trinity Western University
• Université de Sherbrooke
• Université du Québec
• Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
• Université du Québec à Montreal
• Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
• Universite Laval
• Universite de Moncton
• Universite du Quebec a Abitibi-Temiscamingue
• Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi
• Universite du Quebec a Hull
• Universite du Quebec a Rimouski
• Universite du Quebec, central
• University College of Cape Breton
• University College of the Cariboo
• University College of the Fraser Valley
• University of Alberta
• University of British Columbia
• University of Calgary
• University of Guelph
• University of Lethbridge
• University of Manitoba
• University of Montreal
• University of New Brunswick
• University of New Brunswick, Saint John
• University of Northern British Columbia
• University of Ottawa
• University of Prince Edward Island
• University of Regina
• University of Saskatchewan
• University of St. Michael's College
• University of Toronto
• University of Toronto, Scarborough
• University of Victoria
• University of Waterloo
• University of Western Ontario
• University of Windsor
• University of Winnipeg
• Wilfrid Laurier University
• York University

List of Colleges
• Georgian College - SPP
• Cambrian College – SPP
• Algonquin College - SPP
• Lambton College – SPP
• Seneca College – SPP
• College of the Rockies - SPP
• Sheridan College - SPP
• Conestoga College - SPP
• Langara College (Under SPP)
• The University Of King's College
• New York Institute Of Technology (NYIT)
• Niagara College - SPP
• St. Clair College
• Omni College (Nursing Courses Only)
• Red River College - SPP
• Cambrian @ Hanson International Academy
• Selkirk College – SPP
• Northern Lights College - SPP
• Parkland College - SPP
• London School of Business & Finance (LSBF)
• Loyalist College - SPP
• Okanagan College - SPP
• St. Lawrence College (Under SPP)
• The Art Institute of Vancouver
• Alexander College
• Norquest College
• Winnipeg Technical College (Under SPP)
• Douglas College – SPP*
• Humber College*
• Canadian College
• SAIT Polytechnic
• Medicine Hat College (SPP)
• Grant Macewan University (SPP)
• Vancouver Film School
• Lasalle College
• Academy Canada
• Alberta Vocational College - Calgary
• Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
• Associated Canadian Theological Schools
• British Columbia Institute of Technology
• Cégep Joliette-De Lanaudière
• Cabot College of Applied Arts, Technology and
Continuing Education
• Camosun College
• Canadian Baptist Seminary
• Canadian Coast Guard College
• Canadore College
• Collège Notre-Dame
• Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne
• College Jean-Guy Leboeuf
• College Militaire Royale
• College de Jonquière
• Columbia College
• Conestoga College
• Confederation College
• Coquitlam College
• Dawson College
• DeVry Institute of Technology, Calgary
• DeVry Institute of Technology, Ontario
• Douglas College
• Durham College
• Eastern Pentecostal Bible College
• Ecole Nationale d'Administration Publique
• Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
• Ecole de Technologie Supirieure
• Erindale College
• Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
• Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology
• Grant MacEwan Community College
• Hautes Etudes Commerciales
• Holland College
• Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology
• Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
• Kamloops International College
• Keyin Technical College
• La Cite Collegiale
• Sprott Shaw College
• Lambton College
• Lethbridge Community College
• Marine Institute St. John's
• Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
• Mount Royal College
• Nova Scotia Agricultural College
• Nova Scotia Gaelic College
• Nova Scotia Teachers College
• Okanagan University College
• Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
• Open Learning Agency
• Red River Community College
• Royal Military College of Canada
• Royal Roads University
• Ryerson Polytechnic University
• Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science & Technology
• Sault College
• Scarborough College, University of Toronto
• Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
• Sir Sandford Fleming College
• Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
• Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
• Toronto School of Theology

Undergraduate Tuition Fee (Approx. in INR per year)

Science Course
Arts Course
Business Course
Annual Tuition Fee
7-9 lacs
6-8 lacs
7-9 lacs

Undergraduate Admission Requirements
• Class-XII :+75%
• TOEFL/IELTS : +79/+6.0
• SAT:+1800(Not Mandatory)

Postgraduate Tuition Fee (Approx. in INR per year)

MBA Course
Science Course
Arts Course
Business Course
Annual Tuition Fee
10-15 lacs
7-9 lacs
6-8 lacs
7-9 lacs

Postgraduate Admission Requirements
• Bachelor Degree: +70%
• TOEFL/IELTS +90/+6.5
• GMAT/GRE: Required
• Work Exp.- 2-4 yrs(Only in Case of MBA).

Cost of Living (Approx. in INR per year)
• Living cost- 3-7 lacs