A Brief about Education System in Canada

A Brief about Education System in Canada

Canada boasts of a high-quality and affordable education where two out of every five academics (at university level) hold at least one global degree. 14 of the top 300 universities worldwide are from Canada. It has two official languages that are English and French, however, Quebec is the only province to have French as its official language.

Education System in Canada

It comprises both publicly-funded and private schools, which includes: technical institutes/community colleges, vocational schools, secondary schools, exchange programs, language schools, universities, summer camps, and university colleges. Canada’s Education System is designed in such a manner that it offers education at various levels.

The degrees that are generally awarded by the Canadian higher education institutes are:-

  • Certificate Level (one year)
  • Diploma level (two years)
  • Advanced Diploma (three years)
  • Advanced Diploma or Fast track Diplomas (1 or 2 years)
  • Post-graduate Diplomas/Certificates (one or two years)
  • Master’s Degree (one to two years)
  • M.Phil. Degree (two years)
  • Doctorate or Ph.D. (four to seven years) 

Popular Universities in Canada

The Canadian universities are ranked among the best in the world and are internationally recognized and well-respected. There are over 163 public and private recognized universities and 183 public recognized colleges and institutes in Canada.  As per the Global University Rankings University of Alberta, the University of Waterloo, McMaster University, the University of Windsor, and Brock University are among the most prominent universities of Canada.

  • University of Waterloo
  • McMaster University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Windsor
  • Carleton University
  • McGill University
  • Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Lethbridge University
  • Western University
  • Queen’s University
  • Brock University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Cape Breton University

Popular Courses to Study in Canada

The availability of numerous programs is the reason why more than 642,280 international students call Canada home14 of the top worldwide universities are from Canada. Not only does Canada offers a world-class education, but also a great standard of living.

The country offers a wide variety of programs for undergraduates and graduates.  Below is the list of the best and the most popular study programs to study in Canada:

  • Business and Administrative Studies
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • Finance
  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology


The preparation to study in Canada for Indian students must begin 1 year in advance. The primary intake to study in Canada is ‘Fall’, September. The secondary intake is in the month of January i.e. ‘winter’, but it also depends upon the student’s program and the institution that he/she is applying to. A few of the educational institutes in Canada might have the May intake also.


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