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If you dream of studying at lively sprawling campuses bustling with happy students from around the world, Canada should figure number 1 on your list. High quality education, affordable tuition, world-class infrastructure, well-equipped labs and libraries, erudite faculty together make for a comprehensive learning experience that you will never forget.

One of the most student- and immigrant-friendly countries, Canada is known for its easy visa and PR norms. Right before the pandemic struck, Canada saw phenomenal growth in international students – 80% for five consecutive years – the highest among all international study destinations. At 34% of the total international student population, India sends the largest cohort of scholars to study in Canada.

Before we cover your favorite Canadian universities, let’s answer students’ most pressing queries about studying in Canada. Here we go!

1. How to apply to Canadian universities?
2. How much does it cost to study in Canada?
3. Can you work while studying in Canada?
4. What are student visa requirements to study in Canada?
5. What are the job prospects after studying in Canada?
6. How to settle in Canada after studying there?
7. Which universities in Canada accept SAT scores?
8. 10 Universities in Canada that accept SAT scores

How to apply to Canadian universities?

Bachelors programs in Canada range from 3 years to 5 years. To apply to universities in Canada as an Indian student, you would need to have:

– 65% or above in Class 12. If applying in Class 11, you should provide Class 9, 10 and 11th grades, but you will have to submit Class 12 grades once they are available

– IELTS score above 6.5, with sectional scores above 6

– If you are applying for engineering programs, you should have studied Physics, Chemistry, Math and English in Class 12

– If you are applying for fine arts programs, you are required to submit a creative portfolio or video.

This is a general criteria for applying to universities in Canada, some universities may have more specific requirements. Talk to our Canada specialist if you are unsure of your eligibility to a particular program.

How much does it cost to study in Canada?

Tuition fees at universities in Canada would normally cost you anywhere between CAD 15,000 and CAD 45,000 per year (roughly INR 8 to 26 lakhs). This is comparable with many Indian colleges and universities. Other living costs including rent, books, food, transportation, leisure, utilities, etc. will depend upon which Canadian city you are staying in. For example, living in Toronto will cost you $3500 per month, whereas living in Qubec City would cost you around $1800. (Source:

Is SAT required for Canada for Indian students?

Have you taken the SAT before?

Can you work while studying in Canada?

Yes, many students do. Your Canada study permit allows you to work for 20 hours every week while the session is on. Currently though, during pandemic times, Canadian government has allowed students to work full time. You can also work full time in four months’ study break from May to August. Students usually work as teaching assistant, computer analyst, tour guide, fundraiser, etc. on the campus. Many Canadian universities also offer elaborate co-op programs which are like paid internships. Explore what are co-ops and how to get them while you are studying in Canada.

What are student visa requirements to study in Canada?

To apply for a student visa to Canada, you will need to have the following documents:

– Acceptance letter from the university or college

– Proof of English proficiency like IELTS or TOEFL

– Valid passport

– Proof of funds

– Academic transcripts

– Tuition fee receipt

What are the job prospects after studying in Canada?

Most Indian students at Canadian universities and colleges are interested in working in Canada after graduation. Co-op programs are a great way to build your connections and gain work experience. A lot of students get their first job in the same organization where they did their co-op. Your communication and networking skills play a huge role in helping you secure a job in Canada after studying there. So stay in touch with your university’s career center staff, professors, co-op employers and local students. Also look out and apply for job postings in websites and newspapers.

How to settle in Canada after studying there?

Your study permit allows you to stay in Canada for 90 days after the course completion date which is mentioned in your degree or diploma certificate. Within that time if you get a job offer, you can stay in Canada and work on a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). This permit conditionally allows you to work in Canada for up to 3 years.

Studying and working in Canada opens way for PR or permanent residency. In the point-based Canadian Immigration system higher education in Canada has considerable score, the rest being for language skills, age, job offer and adaptability.

Which universities in Canada accept SAT scores?

SAT is a standardized exam that tests your Math and English reasoning skills. Most Indian students take the SAT in Class 11 and are eligible to apply to 4000 universities and colleges across 85 countries. Here we have put together a list of 10 good universities in Canada that accept SAT scores. Take note that SAT is not a mandatory requirement of universities, but submitting SAT scores will definitely have a favourable impact on your candidature, especially if you are applying for engineering programs. Have a look!

10 Universities in Canada that accept SAT scores

SI No.       University Name                                 SAT score  
1               University of Toronto                           >1350
2               University of British Columbia            >1400
3               McGill University                                   >1460
4               McMaster University                            >1200
5               University of Montreal                         >1400
6               University of Alberta                            >1200
7               University of Waterloo                        >1200
8               University of Calgary                            >1100
9               University of Saskatchewan                >1100
10             University of Ottawa                            >1000           

If you want to apply to these 10 universities or any other college in Canada with SAT scores, make sure to have a word with our expert Canada study consultants. Just a 15 minute call will help you identify the universities where you have good chances of getting admission!

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