Constantly increasing its investments in education, Canada also raises education standards in parallel with the investments. In line with the prominent features that can be listed as rising education standards, welfare level and working opportunities in the country, the population concentrated in large regions such as Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, and accordingly, job opportunities are increasing day by day.

Work Permit in Canada During and After the Master’s Degree

During your master’s degree in Canada, you have a work permit of 20 hours per week, and after completing your education, you have a full-time work permit for 1 or 3 years, depending on the type and duration of your education. With the work permit you have obtained, it is possible to work in any job related to your field or you can find. Many universities’ own career centers provide direct support to students in terms of working and finding a job, and with this support, it becomes easier for students to specialize in their own fields.

In addition to providing work experience in Canada, another advantage for foreign students is that the post-graduation work program provides students with the opportunity to start a permanent job in the companies they work for before or after their post-graduation work permits expire. Students who start working in Canadian companies are eligible to apply for the program called PNP (Provincial Nominee Program), which is valid in some provinces of Canada. Immigration applications to Canada, which will be made after this, normally take 2 years on average in case of application from within the borders of Canada, but it decreases by half to approximately 1 year.

Masters Tuition Fees in Canada

Although it is not possible to talk about a standard fee for graduate education in Canada, it starts from 17,000 Canadian dollars according to the department and duration of education. Due to the exchange rate difference of the Canadian dollar, it is more economical than many developed and western countries.

MBA and PhD Education in Canada

For foreign students, it is possible to pursue a master’s degree in many different fields in Canada. Master and doctorate programs in this country are recognized in almost every country in the world for their prestige and quality education. Practice-based master’s programs, especially MBA, take one year. Educational programs are very diverse.

Generally, higher tuition fees in Canada are lower than in other western countries. Master’s programs in the country are generally offered as 2 years full-time. However, when it comes to MBA (Master of Business Administration) style more practice-oriented master’s programs, it is also possible for students to complete their master’s education in as little as 1 year. The duration of doctoral programs varies between 4 and 7 years.

Canadian Application and Admission Requirements

Although the application and admission requirements for master’s, MBA and doctoral programs in Canada vary according to schools and departments, common demands are generally in the form of English proficiency, a good graduation average, a letter of goodwill and reference letters. If you do not have English proficiency, there are also programs combined with language training. During the application and admission requirements, Oscar Education consultants will help you step by step.

Living Costs in Canada

Living costs in Canada vary depending on the city, school and type of accommodation you choose, but income inequality is also at the lowest level in the country with high living standards and well-being. Apart from all these, it is possible to cover many of your costs with the work permit you will obtain during your education.

Fill in the information request form on the procedures for applying for masters and doctorates in Canada

Master Application and Admission Conditions

In general, students must have high language proficiency in order to apply to universities for a quality master’s education in Canada. If they do not have such documents, they are placed in schools through language schools covering certain periods, first in language training and then in Master education.

Anyone with a 4-year university degree in Canada can apply for a master’s degree. The important thing is not which department you graduated from, but whether you meet the criteria required by universities for master’s degree. As Oscar Education, our priorities are to determine the universities that suit the characteristics of the candidates, to direct them to the universities where they can be accepted, and to make your applications in line with your preferences. The criteria determined by universities are the same for all master’s programs in all countries abroad. As a result, every student who has the following 3 basic criteria can apply to master’s programs in Canada.

  • Graduating from a four-year college or being a senior
  • Having a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 and above
  • TOEFL / IELTS score document showing English proficiency

Many Canadian universities require GRE or GMAT from their graduate students. If the student is considering starting the Master Program directly, the application should be made provided that the university exit document, TOEFL or IELTS exam results, GMAT and GRE results are complete. Many universities may require GRE or GMAT depending on the field of study. Being able to start a master’s degree in Canada depends not only on the results of these 2 exams, but also on the factors that we will list below;

  • financial adequacy,
  • English proficiency,
  • Academic success,
  • Results of knowledge and ability tests,
  • Reference letters
  • SOP-Statement of Purpose- (Letter of intent)

It will be easier for you to be accepted if you have work experience!

In order to gain a competitive advantage in applications for graduate and doctorate level programs, it is necessary to have research ability and/or work experience in addition to a bachelor’s degree. While being accepted to graduate programs, your homework, research, grades and work experience in your field play a big role in your undergraduate education. For the MBA program, it is necessary to get enough points from the GMAT and GRE exams for the engineering master.

If you are considering a career in the academic field, we recommend master by research. In addition, master by research provides important conveniences in terms of visa. Some universities accept their own language exams and can give direct admission without seeing the English exam result.

Application periods

The cost of applying for a master’s degree in Canada varies according to the university, but varies between 75-165 Canadian dollars. Schools have so-called “deadline” deadlines, where most schools start accepting graduate applications well in advance. Some universities start accepting applications for master’s programs starting in August from October of the previous year.

Some of the Universities for Masters and Doctorate in Canada

University City Explanation
University of Algoma Saulte Ste., Marie More than thirty academic programs, personal attention and achievement-oriented education, intercultural learning
Algonquin College Ottowa Experience-based teaching approach with rich program options, co-op or fieldwork
Centennial College Toronto Affordable tuition fees and payment options, Joint program and transfer opportunities with the world’s best universities
Thompson Rivers University Kamloops One of Canada’s most prestigious universities
University of Windsor Ontario A prominent campus university in business, engineering and linguistics education in Canada
Seneca College Toronto Teaching in Toronto since 1966 with one-, two-, and three-year certificate and diploma programs
Arbutus College Vancouver Certificate programs with a work permit of up to 20 months in areas such as business, marketing and tourism in Canada
Douglas College Vancouver Ideal for university study in Vancouver with short and long-term programs in hundreds of fields
University Canada West Vancouver A quality and modern option to pursue an MBA in Canada
Georgian College 7 Different Campuses A choice of campuses from the best arts and technology schools in Canada
Sheridan College Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville One of the best options for post graduate programs and work permit programs in Canada
Durham College Oshawa, Whitby Ontario-based college offering certificate and diploma programs in engineering, finance, media

Doctoral studies usually take between 3-7 years. English or French proficiency must be proven with exams such as IELTS or TOEFL. Graduate grade point average and work experience in the desired field are also important in doctoral applications. However, the most important issue is to find a university that provides education on the subject for which a doctorate is planned and a professor to work with on that subject. Students who are accepted to the Ph.D. can usually either study at affordable costs or benefit from scholarship opportunities.

Application deadlines for doctoral programs at Canadian universities are usually early, so students need to start their research and preparation quite early.

Book a free consultation for a Masters or PhD study in Canada.