Why choose universities or colleges in Canada?
Before submitting an application to Canadian colleges and universities, you, as a student, may have several concerns. Which institutions or colleges may I apply to? Which province or campus should I apply to? What are the fundamental requirements for admission? What advantages come with studying at a particular college or university? What are the chances of getting a job in the future? What are the language requirements, including those for the PTE, TOFEL, and IETLS? What is the cost to apply? There are a ton more questions to come.
Career Abroad’s counselors are qualified to help you with these and other inquiries, as well as to guide you in selecting the best Canadian university or colleges to enroll in.
Below, find a list of all the public colleges and universities we represent in different provinces in Canada.
Click on the college name to get an overview.
Difference between Universities and colleges.
Academic and professional programs are the main focus of universities. Colleges place more emphasis on trades and career training.
In various English-speaking nations, “college” and “university” have different connotations. Colleges and universities are distinct institutions in Canada; typically, colleges provide a wider variety of programs than universities do.
Colleges tend to be more directly career-oriented than universities. This means they offer practical or hands-on training. Generally, a certificate program is 1 year or less, and a diploma program is 2 or 3 years.
Colleges also have pre-trades and apprenticeship training, language training and skills upgrading.
Some Ontario colleges focus on agriculture, health science, art or military programs.
Universities are establishments that are able to provide degrees. Every university offers bachelor’s degrees, and many also offer master’s and doctorate programs. Ontario’s universities are autonomous. The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development provides funds, but each institution is self-governing and controls its own academic offerings, admissions policies, and faculty.
If you study full-time, it typically takes 3–4 years to finish an undergraduate degree. If you want to enroll in a graduate school (Master’s degree), you normally need to have a “honours degree,” which is earned in the fourth year. Many colleges enable students to combine subjects into a “double major” (for example, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology).
Numerous universities also offer professional programs in fields like law, medicine, and dentistry. You may be able to start these programs after two or three years of undergraduate education in specific situations.
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