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|
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.):
|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|
|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)