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One of the major reasons behind Canada’s popularity among students is its affordable quality education. The Canadian government spends generously on higher education and is among the top three countries to spend per capital on post-secondary education. Let’s find out more about the Canadian education system.

Here’s an overview of the Canadian education for you.

One of the major reasons behind Canada’s popularity among students is its affordable quality education. The Canadian government spends generously on higher education and is among the top three countries to spend per capital on post-secondary education. Let’s find out more about the Canadian education system.

Qualification Duration Description
Certificates and Diploma 1 to 2 years Vocational and job oriented programs, mainly technical
Associate degree 2 years Equivalent to first two years of a 4-year bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree 3 to 4 years And undergraduate degree which requires successful completion of secondary school. The duration of your course depends on the province and type of program although most courses last for 4 years. Certain provinces like Quebec have bachelor's degree of 3 years.
Bachelor's Honors degree 4 years And undergraduate degree which requires successful completion of secondary school. The duration of your course depends on the province and type of program although most courses last for 4 years. Certain provinces like Quebec have bachelor's degree of 3 years.
Bachelor's Honors degree 4 years This will require getting a specific GPA or credits, a majors or a specialist program
Postgraduate diploma 1 to 2 years A post bachelor degree qualification
Master's degree (by thesis) 1 to 2 years Often referred to as research masters, this requires mandatory submission of thesis for assessment and course completion
Master's degree (by non-thesis) 1 to 2 years This is a taught master's degree, not requiring thesis submission
Doctorate or PhD 4 to 7 years Ph.D. is awarded when students complete dissertation and successfully defend their work before a panel of faculty members
Post-Doctoral Programs No time limit Specialised research-oriented programs

 

Types of institutions

There are different types of qualifications offered by various institutions of Canada.

  • University: Students can apply for undergraduate degree, postgraduate certificate, diploma and degree, professional degrees and doctorate in universities of Canada.
  • University colleges: Programs offered by university colleges include diploma and university transfer programs.
  • Community colleges: Students can get certificate, diploma, associate degree, undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma in community colleges.
  • Career and technical colleges: Certificate and diploma offered for technical education.