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Study Expenses

With compare to the educational programs in other countries like UK, Australia and New Zealand, the cost of education in Canada is low. It is the good opportunity to international students to save a significant amount on education courses with maintaining the quality of the education.

However, the tuition fees show a discrepancy across varied provinces as well as education programs. The table can help you get an idea of the normal cost for international students in diverse regions of Canada for different educational courses.

Provinces Cost of Undergraduate Studies in Canada Cost of Graduate Studies in Canada
Quebec $9,168 - 10,518 $8,268 - 20,000
Alberta $6,293 - 11,078 $5,298 - $19,200
Ontario $6,900 - 16,204 $5,432 - 29,000
British Columbia $4,462 - 15,870 $2,272 - $17,499
Newfoundland $7,260 $1,896 - 3,549
Manitoba $4,940 - 6,900 $3,795 - 9,685
New Brunswick $7,063 - 10,720 $5,610 - 8,465
Prince Edward Island $7,510 $6,100
Saskatchewan $7,779 - 10,890 $5,313

Living Expenses

The minimum amount needed by the Department of Home Affairs to issue a Canadian student visa is $10,000 for 12 months (excluding the cost of spouse or any other dependent family member.):

Accommodation Expenses

Type Expenses
Off Campus Lodging $250 - $ 750 per month
School/University Provided Home-stays $ 400 - $800 per month
School/University Provided Residence/Dormitory $3000 - $7500 per year

Other Costs

Bus Fare One Way $2.00 - $3.00
Groceries $150 - $200 per month
Utilities & Miscellaneous $300 per month
Average Restaurant Meal $10.00 - 25.00 per person
Movie $11.50 - $13 Approx
Air ticket $500 to $2000
Health/Medical Insurance $300 to $500

Work Opportunities on Canadian Student Visa

While studying in Canada, the international students can work up to 20 hours per week to meet their living costs. There are many part-time employment opportunities in different sectors including tourism, Food Service, hospitality, travel, etc in Canada. However, it is necessary for an international student to be attentive for the necessities and compulsion of their visa.

The international graduates are also allowed to work for 2 years. They can also apply for permanent residency after completing 1 year of working in the Canadian workforce.

You must get a Social Insurance number (SIN), before applying for a job in Canada, It is a nine digit number that provides an access to government programs. It allows employers to process payroll and to inform Canadian Revenue Agency for money he earns.

Industries Offering Part-time Work in Canada

  • Hospitality (Restaurants, bars and cafes)
  • Sales and Telemarketing
  • Retail (Super markets, clothing stores, libraries)
  • Tourism (Hotels and Motels)
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