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Before your studies in Canada

You want to study in Canada. We can’t wait for your arrival! In the meantime, there’s plenty to do before your studies. This section will lead you to the information you need to know to get ready for your adventure as an international student in Canada.

Review our pre-departure guide to plan your studies in Canada. Then, search for programs and scholarships, plan your budget, apply for your study permit and research health care, housing as well as employment options. Finally, our Going to Canada checklist will help you plan the final details.

Your application process to study in Canada will involve up to three steps:

  1. Apply for a college or university program
  2. Apply for your study permit and visas for your spouse or children
  3. Apply for scholarships

Find out more about each of these steps below.

Study in Canada: Pre-departure guide

We’ve gathered everything you need to know about being an international student in Canada in one handy guide. Read more

Find programs and costs

Use our search tool to find university and college programs across Canada. The possibilities are endless when it comes to your choices. The tool will also give you information about tuition fees and costs. Read more

Find scholarships

Explore the scholarship opportunities available for the best and brightest international students. Use our database to find scholarships, fellowships or funding opportunities. Read more

Study permits and visas

Get information on study permits for international students coming to Canada—and visas for your family members. Read more

Find an education agent

If you want help to plan your study in Canada experience, an education agent can smooth the way by providing the support you need. Read more

Assessing credentials and qualifications

Are you wondering whether you can transfer your credentials or qualifications to Canada? Learn more about getting your credentials and qualifications assessed before you come to Canada. Read more

Canadian health care

Health care is an important part of moving to another country. Discover all you need to know about getting access to health care in Canada. Read more

Housing and accommodations

Prepare for your stay in Canada by learning about housing and accommodation options, including the cost of living in Canada. Read more

Find work

Do you plan to work part-time during your studies in Canada? This section will lead you to information about where you can work and what you need to know about employment in Canada. Read more

Going to Canada checklist

Ready to go to Canada? Use our handy checklist to make sure you plan every single detail of your study in Canada adventure. Then get ready to take off! Read more