Education System In Canada

The education system enables international students coming from India post grade 12 in two year Associate Degree and Diploma programs to enable students to get industry linked education leading further to a degree with credit transfer post completion

At post-secondary level, Canada offers a range of education Intuitions

Universities

 

Many Canadian universities and colleges are well respected across the world. University studies focus on the development of critical thinking and research skills as students work toward a bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree, a master’s (graduate) degree or a PhD (doctorate) degree.

 

Colleges, university colleges and technical institutes

 

Colleges, university colleges and technical institutes offer a range of applied programs that are typically focused on preparing you for a career.

 

The education system enables international students coming from India post grade 12 in two year Associate Degree and Diploma programs to enable students to get industry linked education leading further to a degree with credit transfer post completion

 

Class sizes range, but are typically smaller than in universities. Tuition rates are also less expensive.

 

Private colleges

 

Private career colleges are private businesses that could be either for-profit or non-profit.

 

They offer certificate and diploma programs in many fields such as business, electronics and health services, with flexible learning schedules.

Certificate Programs

Less than one year, or one to two full-time semesters

 

A typical certificate in Canada involves three to eight academic months of post-secondary study in a single subject. Common subject areas include Business, IT, Health Care Administration, and other pre-diploma or pre-degree options. All colleges and universities offer certificate programs of different lengths.

College or University Diploma

Two years minimum, or four to six full-time semesters

 

College diplomas in Canada most often comprise a minimum of two full-time academic years of specialized post-secondary study.  Some Diploma programs are also likely to have a co-op internship component or other apprenticeship options, and diplomas can be upgraded or transferred into a bachelor’s degree.

Associate Degree

Usually two years, or four full-time semesters

 

An Associate Degree in Canada is a 60-credit, foundational undergraduate program in a classical area of study (such as Sciences or Arts). The Associate Degree allows students to begin their studies at one college or university and transfer into third-year coursework at a university, pending recognition by the receiving institution.

Bachelor's Degree

Approximately four to five years, or eight or more full-time semesters

 

A bachelor’s degree in Canada normally signifies completion of four years of full-time post-secondary education. In this arrangement, students are expected to gain general and foundational knowledge over their first one or two years, and then specialize in a concentration called a major.

Graduate Studies in Canada

Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

Less than one year, or one or two full-time semesters

 

These programs may comprise approximately two to three semesters of full-time study. Graduate diplomas and certificates can  provides intense specialization in one subject area. Common subject areas include Business Administration, Sales and Marketing, and Resource Management, to name a few.

 

Master’s Degree

Approximately one to three years, or three to nine full-time semesters)

 

Master’s degrees comprise one to three years of highly-specialized post-graduate study, and may lead to professional practice.