With affordable tuition fees, quality institutions, flexibility to work during study, post-study work and immigration options, and welcoming people, it Is no surprise that Canada is one of the premiere destinations for international students, drawing in over 300,000 new international students annually. According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) 2019 International Student Survey, the overwhelming majority of students (93%) say they are satisfied with their educational experience in Canada.
Canadian Education System
The Canadian Education system comprises primary, secondary, and tertiary education. The primary and secondary education is grouped as K-12, which is short for “Kindergarten to Grade 12”. Tertiary education, more commonly referred to as post-secondary education in North America, is attained at universities, colleges, CEGEPs, and vocational schools, where students can earn undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, diplomas and certificates.
There are over 90 universities in Canada, offering students over 15,000 undergraduate (Bachelor’s) and graduate (Master’s and PhD) degree programs. Scholars Zone is partnered with many of the most popular and well-known Canadian universities, including the University of Waterloo, Queen’s University, the University of Western Ontario, Yorkville University and more. Visit the Scholars Zone Website to see all the Canadian universities with whom Scholars Zone is partnered.
Canada is home to over 130 colleges, many of whom are Scholars Zone partners, including Conestoga College, Seneca College, Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, and Red River College. For a complete list of Scholars Zone Canadian college partners, log in to the Scholars Zone Platform.
Designated Learning Institutions
While students can study at other schools, only students at DLIs are eligible to work during study. Only graduates from the approved list of programs at DLIs are eligible for the Postgraduate Work Permit (PGWP), a legal document which allows students to stay and work in Canada after graduation.