Start your study in Canada journey

Prepare for the education journey of a lifetime. Do you dream of studying at an internationally recognized school, but don’t know where to start? Canada offers you endless possibilities to make your dream a reality. Whether you choose to study with us online, in person or a combination of both, EduCanada is the source for everything you need to know about Canada’s education system.

Here are some of the top reasons to study in Canada:

Ranked in first place globally for the best quality of life.
- U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Tuition fees generally lower than colleges and universities in Australia, the UK and the US.
- QS Top Universities 2021

7 Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world.
- Times Higher Education, World University Rankings, 2022

Find the right program

Study STEM

Discover a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs across Canada. Study quality programs, get research opportunities and make strong industry connections.

Elementary and high school studies

Canada has a world-class education system at the elementary and high school level, with the opportunity to learn in English as well as French. Canadian schools are modern and well-equipped, and welcoming to international students.

Study quantum technologies

Canada’s quantum industries are set to grow significantly in the coming years. Quantum technology students and researchers will be able to take advantage of increasing opportunities.

Study artificial intelligence

Study and do research at top institutions offering artificial intelligence and innovation programs across Canada. Join the world’s highest educated workforce and build a career in Canada.

Study in French

Do you want to go to college or university in a French-speaking community? In Francophone areas of Canada, you can study in French or in a bilingual learning environment.

Search colleges and universities

Discover college and university programs across Canada based on your interests and find out what each will cost you.

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How Canada’s Education System Works


Are you interested in studying in Canada, and want to know more about how our education system works?

Canada is known to have one of the best education systems in the world.

Each of Canada's 13 provinces and territories  runs their own school system and follows government standards to ensure high quality public education across the country.

School is mandatory from about the age of 6 years old to 18 years old.

After secondary school, students may choose between college and university.

Both education systems help students prepare for their futures.

Here's why a Canadian post-secondary education may be a great choice for your future.

At college, students can get hands-on, practical or technical skills training for a specific career.

You can study things like graphic design, web development, culinary arts, occupational health and more.

Colleges often work with employers in different industries to develop the latest curriculum. 

Depending on your college program, you might study anywhere from one to three years.

When you graduate, you'll receive a certificate or diploma. 

At university, students often study in-depth, theoretical subjects, like law, medicine, art history, engineering and much more.

Depending on your program, you might study anywhere from three to seven years.

When you graduate, you'll receive a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree.

In the province of Quebec, the education system is unique.

After secondary school, you can attend a collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, known as CÉGEP.

There, you may choose a three-year technical program to prepare you for a job in your field, or a two-year academic program to prepare you for continued studies at university.

No matter in which province you study, choosing between college and university depends on your interests and goals.

Consider this: Canadian colleges and universities offer flexibility.

If you study at one school and wish to transfer to another, you might receive academic credit for courses you've already completed. 

Several of Canada's universities appear on well-known university rankings lists.

Some Canadian college and university programs offer co-operative or work-integrated learning experiences where students alternate between studying in class and working in their field of study.

Some people even choose to attend both college and university.

Whatever your choice, Canada is a great place to study.

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Find a scholarship

Looking for ways to support your studies, conduct research or advance your professional development? Find out whether you’re eligible for a Canadian scholarship.

Work while studying

International students can work while studying. Get job experience, help pay your tuition and build your network while you study.

5 steps to study in Canada

Every journey begins with some preparation. Explore the 5 key steps to follow to get ready to make Canada your study destination.

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