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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 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 

The tertiary 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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