Can-Asia Education Council: About Can-Asia


Canada is most famous for its natural beauty. To many in other countries, the word Canada evokes images of wide-open spaces, dramatic mountains, pristine forests and majestic lakes.

Canada is also known as a modern, progressive nation with open-minded citizens. We are a multicultural society with two official languages, English and French, and are proud of our ethnic diversity.

Canadians are widely regarded as friendly, polite, well-educated, interesting and healthy. We enjoy a very high standard of living”Canada has consistently ranked among the top 10 countries in the United Nations Quality of Life Index since 2004.



Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). A Degree/Diploma from a Canadian Institute is recognized worldwide. International students who graduate from Canadian Institutions enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education & competitive entry requirements. The number of foreign students who went to Canada grew by 8% (1.2 million) resulting in the highest number of foreign students ever admitted.



Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada's inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.


International students can apply for their Permanent Residency which takes up to 15 to 18 months from within Canada. However they need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria of 67 Points.



For the past 9 consecutive years, a United Nations survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live. The survey conducted every year, evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earns particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy and low crime rates.



Every step is taken to ensure the safety of students on Canada's campuses. Most universities / colleges have their own campus security 24 hours a day. There are also Walk Safe" programs to assist people in getting to public transportation during late hours.



Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75%) of Canada's French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Quebec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country. English is the main language of communication in all provinces other than Quebec.



As of 1st June 2014 full time students are eligible to work off campus without a work permit upto 20 hours per week & full time during vacation. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where one gets hands on experience in working in the industry. These may even be paid co-ops. Further students on the completion of their program can work upto 3 years depending on the length of their study program.



Canada welcomes over 2 lac immigrants per year. International students with Canadian Credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada. For more information about possibility of Immigration to Canada please visit the Citizenship Immigration Canada website.



Education in Canada is under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories (States) and as such, there is no Federal (Central) education system in Canada. In keeping with the national commitment to education, public education in Canada is free up to and including secondary school (12 Std), in all the provinces. At the post-secondary level, institutions are divided into community colleges and universities. A significant number of university graduates attend college upon completion of their degree in order to acquire vocational skills for employment.


The degrees & diplomas from Canadian Institutions are among the most widely recognized in the world. The education system in Canada encompasses of both public funded & private institutions. Students have a diverse choice of 92 Universities & 175 Community Colleges offering a wide array of programs. While pursuing their studies, the students, are allowed to work for the first 6 months on-campus and thereafter off-campus. Student can earn more from vocational & Technology courses than normal degrees.



Level of Studies


Advanced Diploma / Diploma / Certificate

> Higher Second Class in HSC       > IELTS / TOEFL(ibt)

Bachelor's Degree

> First Class in HSC           > IELTS / TOEFL(ibt)

Post Graduate Certificate / Diploma

> Higher Second Class in Bachelors Degree(3 or 4 years)    > IELTS / TOEFL(ibt)

Master's  Degree

> First Class in Bachelor's Degree(4 years only)    > IELTS / TOEFL(ibt)  (OR)

> First Class in Bachelor's Degree (3 years in India)

> Post Graduate  Certificate or Diploma  (Canadian)   > IELTS / TOEFL(ibt)



All students must be fluent in English if they are applying to Canadian Institutes. International students need to reach the required level of English language competence. All students should take up the IELTS or TOEFL (ibt) exams. An IELTS band of 6.0/6.5 for Undergraduate & 6.5/7 for Postgraduate courses or a TOEFL score of 80 and above for Undergraduate and 90 and above for Post Graduate courses is Desirable.    

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