Thinking to plan your study in Canada? Then you’ve got something to know! Continue with the blog…

Canada is remaining the favourite study abroad destination for international students because of its multicultural practice, world-class universities, peculiar education system, low cost and high living standards, optimized educational expenses and what not? More to list…

There are a lot of ways to set up your higher education if you’re planning to study in Canada. There are different levels of education offered by the Institutions in Canada. This is also a reason why the country is widely chosen by international students. Canada is flexible to all the people who wish to pursue their education, regardless of age (up to some threshold!) and level of education. There are different levels of education in different domains for international students to study in Canada.

They are;

  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • College Certificate
  • Bachelors
  • PG Certificate/PG Diploma
  • Masters
  • PhD


Let us discuss a few things about the above-mentioned education levels!



This is the basic level a student could choose in any domain right after the completion of high school. In India, a student can choose a diploma course after completing his/her 10th grade, whereas, in Canada, a student becomes eligible for a diploma only when he/she completes high school (12th grade). Diploma courses possibly are 2 years and they extend up to 3 years depending upon the course. A diploma is a pathway, that the student has a lot of opportunities to pursue the education to next levels!


Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma is mostly of 3 years which can be opted by a candidate who completed a Diploma after 12th grade in his/her home country. After completing an advanced diploma, he/she could search for a relevant job or also could pursue education and go for Bachelors.


College Certificate

College Certificate is a one-year pathway program that is opted by the students who completed a Diploma in the home country after 10th grade. The college certificate makes the candidate eligible to study further or go for a relevant job in the field of study! 



Bachelors, the 4-year under-graduation program is generally chosen by the students who have 12 years of schooling education (sometimes more than 12 if he/she is a diploma candidate or has certificate programs completed). Bachelors programs are offered in almost all the universities in Canada. So, if you are willing to do a bachelor’s in Canada, you’re on your tracks right!


PG Diploma/PG Certificate

PG diploma is quite equivalent to masters and is of 1 or 2 years of the course period. Masters has certain eligibility criteria for international students to choose it. In some corner cases, if you are not eligible to study Masters, you can blindly choose  PG Diploma or PG Certificate which is more like Masters in raising your level of qualification. 


Masters and PhD

Masters are the next levels to bachelors which makes the candidate get a highly recognised position in a field. There are more job opportunities for those who complete Masters in Canada.

PhD is the highest level of education in Canada which comprises research and development programs to be carried out by the candidate and offers him/her with a doctorate after completing it successfully!

So, you’ve got more opportunities to carry your education forward by setting up your higher study in Canada.

Hope this blog helped you with a few pieces of knowledge about the education levels in Canada…

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