Education System in Canada

Education System

Education in Canada is generally divided into primary education, followed by secondary and post-secondary. Then for International Students the entry levels after-10+2 are : Diploma and Advance Diploma.

Following levels are offered in colleges:

    Diploma

    Advance diploma

    Post graduate Diploma

Following levels are provided in Universities:

    Degree

    Master

Co-op : Diploma at college leading to Degree at University
Co-operative programme (co-op) is offered in 3years diploma programs ( not in all diplomas)
It means student gets internship in industry during his studies. He does practical work there and works under a mentor. He gets advantage to work in actual job scenario and faces all the challenges. If he is capable enough to impress his mentor, he may secure job for himself in that company. This internship is on paid basis. So student learns and earn simultaneously. It might be possible that any student doesn’t get chance , as he is not that capable to secure internship, it will reflect in his academic profile that he is not very skilled. But based on his credits, he can get admission I university. International students prefer to go for Co-op, as it helps to find good placement after studies. If it is not possible for a student to get Co-op from India, then he can request the college to transfer his course to Co-op, once he reaches in Canada and starts his study there, for this he has to pay extra fee there.

UTP : University Transfer programme
This includes 4 years degree programme. It is good for those students who want to study in University but couldn’t secure a seat for himself. That student studies in a college for 2 years and then for next 2 years goes to University. For example Columbia College, Vancouver has UTP with University of British Columbia. Otherwise it is very difficult to get admission in UBC, directly.

Types of education providers:

*Schools/Career colleges : Theses are meant for short term courses, means certificates. No international students go in such colleges. These are like our vocational training institutes in India. These are for domestic market primarily.

Community or Technical College : Theses are meant for short term courses, means certificates. No international students go in such colleges. These are like our vocational training institutes in India. These are for domestic market primarily.

University College : Theses are meant for short term courses, means certificates. No international students go in such colleges. These are like our vocational training institutes in India. These are for domestic market primarily.

Universities : Theses are meant for short term courses, means certificates. No international students go in such colleges. These are like our vocational training institutes in India. These are for domestic market primarily.