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Master’s in Canada

Pursuing a master’s in Canada is worth every penny!

Canada is not only one of the major global players in higher education but also home to more than 200,000 international students. With world-class institutions, academic excellence, multicultural environment, and the most beautiful scenic views, its popularity among international students is only growing over time. Given the same, many postgraduate students plan to pursue their Master’s in Canada.

Why pursue a Master’s in Canada

  • Global perspective: More than 200 nationalities represent the student body in Canada with Canadian society being one of the most diverse communities globally 

  • Favourable government policy: Since the Canadian Tertiary education sector attracts high levels of government spending, it ranks on the top of OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries for state backing for higher education

  • Post-study opportunities: Once you complete your Master’s in Canada, you’ll be eligible for a post-graduation work permit, which allows you to work in the country for the same duration of your study programme

  • High quality of life and safe: Canadians enjoy an extremely high standard of living besides offering a safe and stable environment to study

  • Bilingual country: Being a multicultural nation with two official languages (English and French), Canada offers a learning opportunity to international students to take in a new language or improve existing skills

Eligibility criteria

Master’s courses in Canada are usually designed for one to two years as a full-time study program. While the eligibility criteria for every institution varies with stream and other specifications, the most common requirements include: 

  • Minimum 16 years of educational experience with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in bachelor’s

  • If you have three years of bachelor’s degree, then a two-year master’s degree is necessary. Although, few institutions also accept three-year bachelor’s degree with 15 years of educational experience.

  • Results of English-language proficiency tests such as IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5.

  • Few institutions might ask you to submit your GRE scores with a minimum score of 260*
    *This requirement is usually stated for engineering and science-based programs 

  • For Master’s in management areas like MBA, Finance and Accounting, many Canadian business schools require you to take the GMAT exam with a minimum score of 650

Cost of studying Master’s in Canada

Canada is quite affordable for international students compared to other English-speaking countries with most of its Master’s program ranging between CAD 17,000 to CAD 30,000. Where arts and humanities-based courses might be on the lower end of this scale, popular courses like Dentistry, Architecture and Business might rank on the higher side. 

Studying Master’s in Canada can open doors to many opportunities, both in Canada and across the world. If you are thinking about pursuing your higher education in Canada, then this is the right time! Get in touch with IDP’s international education specialists and make your dream of studying in Canada come true. 

Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2020/2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates. 

Updated on April 17, 2021

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