UNDER-GRADUATE LEVEL PROGRAMS

1. Post-Secondary Certificate:

A post-secondary certificate program in Canada typically lasts from 8 months to 1 year, focusing on specialized skills for a specific career.

  • Lengths: 8 months (2 semesters)
  • Tuition Fees (International Students): CAD $8,000 to $25,000 per year or more.
  • Admission requirements: high school diploma or equivalent; IELTS for minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5
  • Scope: Upon completion, students gain practical skills and may pursue entry-level positions or further education.

2. Diploma programs:

A regular diploma program in Canada usually lengths in 2 years, which provides in-depth training in a specific field, typically requiring a high school diploma or equivalent for admission.

Additionally, there’s the option of pursuing an Associate Degree, which also spans two years and provides a focused education in a specific area.

  • Lengths: 2 years (4 semesters)
  • Tuition Fees (International Students): CAD $16,000 to $50,000 for the entire program
  • Admission requirements: high school diploma or equivalent; IELTS for minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 (some specific programs may require higher)
  • Scope: These programs offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, preparing students for entry-level positions in their chosen field upon completion. Additionally, graduates may choose to pursue further education, such as advanced diploma programs or bachelor’s degrees, to enhance career prospects.

3. Advanced Diploma programs:

An advanced diploma program in Canada typically builds upon the foundation of a basic diploma or equivalent qualification. It delves deeper into specialized areas within a field, providing advanced skills and knowledge.

  • Lengths: 3 years (6 semesters)
  • Tuition Fees (International Students): CAD $20,000 to $60,000 for the entire program
  • Admission requirements: high school diploma or equivalent; IELTS for minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 (some specific programs may require higher)
  • Scope: Upon completion, graduates are equipped for more senior roles within their field or may choose to continue their education through further specialized studies or by pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

4. Bachelor’s degree:

A bachelor’s degree in Canada is typically a 4-year undergraduate program offered by universities and colleges. It provides a comprehensive education in a chosen field.
Bachelor’s degree programs offer a broad foundation in the chosen discipline, as well as opportunities for specialization through elective courses or majors.

While the standard duration is four years, there are exceptions, as certain colleges offer bachelor’s programs that can be completed in three years.

  • Lengths: Usually 4 years (8 semesters)
  • Tuition Fees (International Students): CAD $20,000 to $60,000 per year
  • Admission requirements: high school diploma or equivalent; IELTS for minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0 (some specific programs may require higher)
  • Scope: Upon completion, graduates possess advanced knowledge and skills, preparing them for entry-level professional positions or further academic pursuits, such as master’s or doctoral degrees.