How Much Does it Cost to Study in Canada?

If you decided to go to Canada to get your higher education there, you have to know all about a cost for a living, university's fees etc. Canada welcomes students from all around the world.  There is a perfect online tool developed by the Council of Ministers of Education for those who have chosen Canada as a destination for studying. You can calculate the fees you have to pay according to the university you picked up, and you can also find the information about applying documents you need to prepare.

How much does it cost to live in Canada?

First of all, let's find out how much it costs to live in this country. You must have CA$10,000(US$8,100) plus to your tuition fees, clearly, you should have some budget to define your living expenses. The amount of it will largely depend on your spending habits and location, as in bigger cities the life is more expensive.

In some universities, the total amount you'll need will be approximately CA$14,000. In the University of British Columbia, which is located in Vancouver, you need to pay CA$15,500 per year, without including mandatory health insurance which costs CA $864 per year. In terms of rent Vancouver has been presented as the most expensive city. You can see that it’s better to pay attention to the location and rent payment if you want to save your money. And remember, it’s always important to have enough money for living in another country.

There are some examples of average spending in Canada:

  • Loaf of bread - US$2.20
  • Cinema ticket - US$10.50
  • Eating in the restaurant - US$12 per person
  • Monthly gym fee - US$40
  • One ticket on the public transport - US$2.50

If you’re going to study in Canada you should buy compulsory health insurance, it costs around US$120.

Tuition fees in Canada

The tuition fees in Canada vary according to the particular university. The cost of studying in Canadian universities also depends on many factors. For example, in the remote provinces of Canada, the cost of studying will be significantly cheaper than in Toronto or Vancouver. An important role plays the prestige of the university: the higher the rating is the higher the price level will be. If the program includes an internship, then the student can get double benefits: firstly, the student pays only a few hundred dollars per semester for choosing a company instead of several thousand, and secondly - there is an opportunity to get a good pay for work during practice.

For citizens of Canada the cost of studying on average is CA$6,571 per year or an undergraduate degree, and for a graduate degree, it costs CA$6,907 per year.

Undergraduate tuition fees in Canada

If you want to study at graduate level the average tuition fees for international students in 2017-2018 are US$20,540 (CA$25,180) per year. The tuition fees vary according to the courses. The humanities and art are less expensive than such subjects as medicine and engineering.

Postgraduate tuitions fees in Canada

Statistics Canada reports that average tuition fees for postgraduate level are lower, and depend significantly on the program you’re in. The cost in 2017-2018 is approximately US$13,250(CA$16,252).

Student jobs in Canada

If you are a Canadian student and you want to get a part-time job to support yourself, you can work up to 20 hours during the university semester. You can work such a writer with admission college essays. During summer or winter breaks you can work if you have the followings:

  • You are a full-time student
  • Have a valid study permit
  • You are enrolled at a designated learning institution at post-secondary level
  • You are studying in an academic, professional or vocational training program that provides you a degree, certificate or diploma that is at least six months in duration

And do not forget about SIN (Social Insurance Number).

Good luck in the Canadian university!

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