Ever thought of furthering your education after high school/secondary school? What school comes to mind when thinking about your post-secondary education? Does the cost of Post-education education matters when deciding? The cost of Post-Secondary Education in Canada is quite affordable depending on the institution, province, course, etc.
Post-Secondary Education in Canada
Canada is currently one of the world’s leading study destinations for both domestic and foreign students with over 90 universities out of which 17 are privately owned. And there are currently about 150 post-secondary institutions in Canada.
Canada offers a wide variety of experience and opportunities for both domestic and international students. Post-secondary institutions in Canada offer courses both in French and English. However, if you are not a native speaker, you will be required to provide proof of proficiency in the language you plan to study in.
Also, you will be required to provide proof of financial capability throughout your studies if your admission is not funded by the school or other organizations (scholarship).
Post-secondary institutions in Canada offer three-degree levels. They include:
- Bachelor’s degree – this span for 4 years
- Master’s degree – requires an extra year or two
- Doctorate – 3 years
Cost of Tuition Fees in Canada
Generally, post-secondary education in Canada is less expensive compared to countries like the UK, US and Australia. Post-secondary institutions in Canada set their fees, and these fees vary on different factors like:
- The program you are studying
- Whether you are a foreign or domestic student
- Your level of study (undergraduate or postgraduate)
Programs such as Bachelor’s in Medicine, Engineering, Social sciences, Natural sciences, Computer Science and IT and Business and Management are currently among the most expensive study programs for post-secondary education in Canada.
While for master program, master’s in Business, Engineering, Computer Science and Law are the most expensive. Going by the latest report from Statistics Canada, tuition fees in Canada decreased by 5.3% for domestic undergraduate students and increased by 7.6% for foreign undergraduates in the 2019/2020 academic session. This gives domestic students a greater advantage in terms of affordability.
For undergraduate students, Humanities courses tend to be cheaper while Engineering and Medicine are the most expensive. According to Statistics Canada, the average tuition fee for international undergraduate students is CAD 29,714, while for international students the average fee for international postgraduate students is CAD 7,744. Note that, postgraduate level tuition fees are generally lower but also vary depending on your program.
Cheapest Post-Secondary Institution in Canada
The Cheapest post-secondary institution currently in Canada include:[table “43” not found /]
Even at these affordable price rates, there are still several study programmes that cost over CA$30,000 per year like; Master’s degree in Business, Law, Dentistry and particularly, in Business Administration.
The highest-ranking post-secondary institutions in Canada currently has the following fee range:[table “44” not found /]
Cost of Post-Secondary Education in Canada By Province
Post-secondary institutions in Newfoundland are the most affordable while those in Ontario are the most expensive. The fees in the tables below were for the 2019/2020 academic session. Tuition fees change per year.
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British Columbia[table “46” not found /]
Manitoba[table “47” not found /]
News Brunswick[table “48” not found /]
NewFoundLand and Labrador[table “49” not found /]
Nova Scotia[table “50” not found /]
Ontario[table “51” not found /]
Prince Edward Island[table “52” not found /]
Quebec[table “53” not found /]
Saskatchewan[table “54” not found /]
From the tables above, post-secondary education in Canada can be quite expensive depending on your level of study, your program of study, province and the status of your citizenship.
If you need funding from your provincial government, it is advisable to check the school you are applying to know if funding is available for either domestic or international students.
In making your choice of a post-secondary institution in Canada, do not assume that the quality of education depends on how pricey the university is. You may be able to get the same quality of education for less.