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Education System in Canada

Canada makes a large investment in its education system. In fact, Canada is one of the world’s top education performers and among the top three countries in spending per capita on public post-secondary education, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 

The Canadian Post-Secondary Education System 

The post-secondary education system in Canada is divided into:

  • Certificate level, generally for a year
  • Diploma level, for one or two years 
  • Advanced Diploma, generally two or three-year programs
  • Bachelor degrees, awarded after four years of full-time study 
  • Post-graduate Diplomas/Certificates, for one or two years of study
  • Master’s degrees, available after a bachelor degree to excel in a certain subject, for one to two years
  • Doctorate or PhD, generally four to seven years 

 

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