Quick Guide to Canadian College Admission Process

Top 10 colleges in Canada:

Rank University Score
1 Mc Gill University 89.3
2 University of Toronto 84.3
3 University of British Columbia 77.4
4 University of Alberta 69.4
5 Queen's University 58.2
6 Universite de Montreal 56.9
7 University of Waterloo 54.8
8 McMaster University 51.9
9 University of Western Ontario 51.8
10 University of Calgary

How to apply to a Canadian school, college or university

Use the following tips as a helpful guide

Once you have chosen a place to study you will need to apply to that school, college or university. Every school has different rules on how to apply.

Make sure you apply early for your course of study. Apply at least six months in advance to primary and secondary schools. University and college students should apply a year before they want to start their studies.

Contact the school where you want to study to learn how to apply. They will give you the right application forms and be able to tell you about:

  • the cost of applying
  • tuition fees
  • health insurance
  • rent and how much it will cost to live in Canada
  • language tests

Fill out the application form for the school or schools of your choice, and submit it according to the instructions provided. If the school admits you as a student, they will send you a letter of acceptance. You need a letter of acceptance in order to apply for a Study Permit.

Canada allows full-time international students enrolled at designated institutions in certain programs to work part time off campus and full time during scheduled school breaks without a work permit. Contact the government office for more information.