Want to choose one of the Canadian universities and colleges? Many students prefer to learn in face-to-face settings and have the “campus experience”, rather than take online classes. For such students, this section provides and links to advice on finding a suitable campus for study in Canada. It also provides links to some colleges that provide online programs. Click here for US campus schools.
In the Canadian higher education system there is a clear distinction between “colleges” and “universities“. A Canadian college is for individuals seeking applied careers, such as a payroll administrator, medical office assistant, graphic designer or legal administrative assistant, whereas a Canadian university is for individuals seeking more academic or professional careers. Admission depends on high school grades and varies according to the university. Click here for more details about entry requirements for universities and colleges in Canada.
Some of the features of a college education
Increasingly students are opting for Canadian college education, not because they cannot get into a Canadian university, but because they see that a Canada diploma or certificate in a work-related area as more relevant to their needs:
- A campus Canada education provides you with practical, hands-on learning experiences as part of your study, so you are ready to enter the workforce immediately.
- You can choose from day or evening classes to fit your schedule.
- You enter the workforce quicker and so you are earning earlier than your university peers enrolled in a four-year degree program.
- Financial assistance for Canadian studies may also be available for those who qualify.
- Some of your Canadian courses will involve work on projects that will prepare you for challenges faced on the job.
Click here for a comparison of median salary by degree in Canada.
Links to selected Canadian colleges
- CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care: Diploma programs in business, health care and technology.
- Reeves College: Diploma programs in business, health care, computer design and legal related studies;
- Vancouver Career College: Diploma programs in business, health care, trades, education, hospitality and legal studies.