Education System Canada

Education System Canada

Higher education in Canada is relatively similar to what you’d find in America, though there are influences of British system too.

In Canada each province and territory is responsible for education at all levels within it including universities. However all Canadian universities share a common culture of quality and excellence and a commitment to ensuring that high standards are achieved and maintained in their academic programs.

Public institutes receive funding’s from the provincial territorial or the federal government, however private institutes do not get any government funding and are dependent on higher tuition fees and support from alumni and faculty research grants.

The academic year is usually split up to 3 semesters; fall semester from August to December; winter semester from January to April and summer semester from May to July.

The undergraduate degree takes 3 to 4 years to complete. You need to select your “major”, however, the same can be changed during the course of study. Along with the “major”, you can select minor or else you can do double major.

You can choose to study at technical or a community college for a specific career or else can transfer to university to complete your studies at university level to get bachelor’s degree.

Master degree will require you to complete your bachelor’s degree first.

Canada offers different types of courses including:

  • Certificate level (1 year)
  • Diploma level (1 or 2 years)
  • Advanced Diploma (2 or 3 years)
  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years full time)
  • Post Graduate Diplomas (1 or 2 years)
  • Master’s degree (1 or 2 years after bachelors)
  • Doctorate or PhD (Min 3 years after bachelors)