Education System

Canada is one of the world’s top education performers and among the top 3 OECD countries in spending per capita on public postsecondary education. Students score high on international tests reflecting the dedication each jurisdiction has on the quality of our education system. Canada’s 5 MBA schools placed in the top 100 Financial Times Rankings (2012).


In Canada, post-secondary education is the responsibility of provincial and territorial governments, and in each province and territory there are laws, policies and procedures that govern the operation of post-secondary institutions. All over the country the basic structure of education systems are similar.


Types of Certification:

  • Certificate: This is providing upon successful completion of a programme which is duration of one year.
  • Diploma: Its awarded on the basis of one or two years of successful study.
  • Advanced Diploma :Its a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelors Degree.
  • Bachelor’s Degrees: Are awarded by Universities/ University Colleges/ Community Colleges after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies.
  • Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificates: It leads to a Masters Degree. These programs have work terms which provide full-time opportunities to gain practical experience along with theoretical studies. A typical co-op term lasts 12 to 17 weeks. The prerequisite to participate in these programs is a Bachelors Degree of 3 or 4 years duration.
  • Masters Degree :Its an option for Bachelors Degree. Graduates who have an interest in further learning and research. It is for 2 yrs duration and can be pursued after 4 yrs Bachelors or 3yrs Bachelors & a 1year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada.
  • Doctorate or PhD :Its a degree ranking above the Masters Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete.