Study Expenses

The cost of education in Canada is low compared to other countries like UK Australia and New Zealand. The country offers a great opportunity to international students to save a considerable amount of money on education courses without compromising with the quality.

However, the tuition fees varies across different provinces and programs. The table given below can help you get an idea of the average cost for international students in different provinces of Canada for different fields.

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 required 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

International students, while studying in Canada, can work up to 20 hours per week to meet their living costs. The country offers many part-time employment opportunities in different sectors including hospitality, travel, tourism, Food Service, etc. However, it is essential for an international student to get aware of the requirements and obligations of their visa.

While 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.

Before applying for a job in Canada, you must get a Social Insurance number (SIN). It is a nine digit number that provides an access to government programs and benefits whilst allow employers to process payroll and inform Canadian Revenue Agency of the amount of money you earn.

Industries Offering Part-time Work in Canada

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