Across its 10 provinces, six time zones, many cities and towns, and numerous higher education institutions, Canada has it all. But where in Canada are you going to study?

Compared with other industrialized countries around the world, studying in Canada has a unique set of advantages. With quality and affordable tuition, safe towns and cities, employment options (both during and after the study period), and as a pathway to permanent immigration, the decision to study in Canada can be a life-changing one.

There is much to consider when deciding on a study location in Canada. Some people prefer large colleges and universities in big, bustling cities, while others prefer the intimacy of a small town. How significant a factor is tuition fees and cost of living? Are you coming to Canada with a long-term vision to work after graduation and perhaps apply for permanent residence and, eventually, Canadian citizenship? Each Canadian province has unique advantages for prospective international students.

All these issues, and more, are dealt with in this Provinces and Locations section. We have dedicated pages on each Canadian province and its higher education institutions. From here, you can learn more and begin your clear path to studying in Canada.

Are you eligible?

To find out if you are eligible for a Canadian Study Permit, fill out a free assessment form.

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Study in Alberta

The Peace Bridge on September 21, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Study in British Columbia

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Study in Manitoba

The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Study in New Brunswick

A lighthouse on the coast of New Brunswick, Canada with a sailing boat heading across the horizon

Study in Newfoundland

St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Study in Nova Scotia

The Henry Hicks Building at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Study in Ontario

An aerial view of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Study in Prince Edward Island

University Avenue in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Study in Quebec

Downtown Montreal, with McGill University in the foreground and Mont Saint Bruno in the distance

Study in Saskatchewan

An aerial view of University Bridge in downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

 

In addition to this Provinces and Locations section, please visit the following resources to help you on your Canadian study journey:

  • Find A School: Here you will find some tips for finding your ideal program and school.
  • Designated Learning Institutions: If you want a study permit, your desired school needs to be on this list.
  • School Search: Get all the details on colleges and universities across Canada.
  • School Match: We’ve partnered with SchoolMatch Canada to provide you with a free assessment to show you which Canadian schools match your expectations, personality and goals.
  • Get Admission: Once you have selected an educational institution and study program in Canada, you will need to receive admission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective and current international students in Canada alike have a range of questions about studying in Canada. Oftentimes, these questions are specific to certain provinces. Consequently, we have prepared a range of updated FAQ pages to help you make the best decisions for your future education. 

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