Why study in Canada?

  • Qualifications Achieved are Recognized around the World
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Affordable Education
  • Opportunity to learn English or French as a Second Language
  • Ability to Work and Study

The first step to begin studying in Canada is to choose the right program that suits your qualification, experience and future goals.

There are myriad programs of study that can provide you with alternatives in the admission process at the colleges and universities in Canada.  Students who need to improve their English language skills can seek admission in a second language program as a prerequisite to gaining acceptance in a higher level qualification.

  • Study English
    • Students who need ESL certificate or as prerequisite to starting a diploma program

General Requirements:

  • Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age to study English in Canada
  • Average cost of ESL programs: $8,000 CAD to $15,000 CAD per year
  • Average cost of living: $10,000 CAD to $15,000 CAD per year


  • Undergraduate: Diploma / Advanced Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree
    • Diploma attained in 2 years
    • Advanced Diploma Programs attained in 3 years
    • Bachelor’s Degree attained in 4 years

General Requirements:

  • Students who have completed their secondary education and are planning to achieve a degree in a particular field
  • Minimum English Level of IELTS: 6.0 to 6.5 OR TOEFL: 79 to 88**
  • Good minimum GPA (50+ average)
  • Age: 17+
  • Have High School Certificate (Translated to English, if necessary)
  • Specific requirements depending on the college/Province/Level of study
  • Average cost of program: $14,000 CAD to $25000 per year
  • Average cost of living: $10,000 CAD to $15,000 CAD per year


  • Graduate: Post Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate / Master’s Degree
    • Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate attained in 8 months to 1 year, depending on the college and program of study
    • Master’s Degree attained in 1 to 2 years generally offered by universities

General Requirements:

  • Students who have completed higher education like an undergraduate Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum English Level of IELTS: 6.5 OR TOEFL: 88**
  • Very Good minimum GPA (60+ average)
  • Have a minimum 2 year college diploma (Translated to English, if necessary)
  • Average cost of Graduate Diploma or Certificate programs: $15,000 CAD per year
  • Average cost of Master’s Degree programs: $30,000 CAD to $45,000 CAD per year
  • Average cost of living: $10,000 CAD to $15,000 CAD per year


Once requested information and documents are submitted by the student, the Global Direct Canada team will assist with the selection of a correct program according to the student’s academic achievements.

For admission to the school of your choice email us at admissions@gdcis.ca or send us your information via our Apply Onlinetab.  For details on how to apply for a student visa, visit our study permit page.

List of Canadian Schools – Public Colleges / Universities


  • University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • MacEwan University, Edmonton
  • Athabasca University, Athabasca
  • University of Calgary, Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge
  • Mount Royal University, Calgary
  • South Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary
  • North Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton
  • Bow Valley, Calgary
  • Lakeland College, Lloydminster
  • Lethbridge College, Lethbridge
  • Keyano College, Fort McMurray
  • Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat
  • Mount Royal College, Calgary
  • Red Deer College, Red Deer
  • Norquest College, Edmonton
  • Olds College, Olds

British Columbia

  • Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey
  • Royal Roads University, Victoria
  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
  • Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops
  • University Canada West, Vancouver
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
  • University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George
  • University of Victoria, Victoria
  • Capilano University, Vancouver
  • New York Institute of Technology (University), Vancouver
  • Okanagan College, Kelowna
  • Camosun College, Victoria
  • North Island College, Victoria
  • Langara College, Vancouver
  • Douglas College, Vancouver
  • Fraser International College, Vancouver
  • Columbia College, Vancouver
  • College of Rockies, Cranbrook


  • Brandon University, Brandon
  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
  • University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg
  • International College of Manitoba, Winnipeg
  • Red River College, Winnipeg
  • Assiniboine Community College, Brandon
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg Technical College
  • St. Paul’s College, Winnipeg

New Brunswick

  • Mount Allison University, Sackville
  • Saint Thomas University, Fredericton
  • Universite de Moncton, Moncton
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
  • New Brunswick Community College, Fredericton

Nova Scotia

  • Acadia University, Wolfville
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax
  • Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point
  • St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish
  • St. Mary’s University, Halifax
  • Cape Breton University, Sydney
  • Nova Scotia Community College

Prince Edward Island

  • University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown
  •  Holland College, Charlottetown


Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns
  • College of the North Atlantic, St. Johns


  • Brock University, St. Catharines
  • Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Lakehead University, Thunder Bay
  • Laurentian University, Thunder Bay
  • McMaster University, Hamilton
  • Nipissing University, North Bay
  • Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto
  • Queen’s University, Kingston
  • Ryerson University, Toronto
  • Trent University, Peterborough
  • University of Guelph, Guelph
  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • University of Toronto, Toronto
  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario, London
  • University of Windsor, Windsor
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
  • York University, Toronto
  • Algonquin College, Ottawa
  • Seneca College, Toronto
  • George Brown College, Toronto
  • Fanshawe College, London
  • Niagara College, Toronto
  • Humber College, Toronto
  • Georgian College, Barrie
  • Centennial College, Toronto
  • Conestoga College, Kitchener
  • Sheridan College, Oakville


  • Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke
  • Concordia University, Montréal
  • McGill University, Montréal
  • Université de Montréal, Montréal
  • École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal
  • Université du Québec, Ville de Québec
  • UQÀM-Université du Québec, Montréal
  • Université du Québec, Trois-Rivières
  • Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke
  • Université Laval, Québec
  • College LaSalle Montreal, Montréal


  • University of Regina, Regina
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  • Parkland College, Melville
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon