How to apply for masters in Canada
- Over 300,000 international students make way to Canada, one of the hottest destinations to pursue higher education. In fact, the last few years have seen a four-fold increase in the number of international students exploring the country's educational system. One of the major factors why Canada continues to attract foreign students is because of its vibrant cities and a plethora of multi-cultural communities. Canada has students from all over the world coming to study in its quality institutions, thereby making it a truly diverse student nation.

Although Canada offers a wide variety of options for graduate studies, many international students are unaware about how to apply for Masters in Canada and what makes them eligible to study at one of its top universities.

Here we have explained the entire process for applying for a Masters’ programme in Canada right from the time you need to research to finally submitting your application form.

 

Read the steps below to know how to apply for Masters in Canada:

Choose the course you want to study: While most students who plan to study abroad are sure of the programme, there is still room for further research. Canadian universities offer a wide range of courses to international students to explore. So, it is always better to research for courses that you might not be aware of but definitely fall within your area of interest. Not many would be knowing that universities in Canada offer courses in international forestry or petroleum land management. 

 

Know the universities: There are nearly 100 universities in Canada spread over 13 provinces and territories. It gives the international student a lot of options to choose from so many universities. While selecting universities, it is advisable that you keep 8-10 universities in your application checklist. Also, you should start researching for the universities at least 15 months prior to the beginning of the session. If you are interested in applying for Fall, make sure you check out for universities between May and June. That leaves you enough time to go through your exams and arrange for the admission requirements accordingly.

 

Here are the top universities in Canada:

Institute

THE

QS

ARWU

University of Toronto

20

20

24

University of British Columbia

32

43

37

McGill University

39

21

67

McMaster University

94

113

90

University of Montreal

113

83

101-150

University of Alberta

124

84

101-150

University of Victoria

173

290

201-300

University of Waterloo

251-275

169

201-300

University of Ottawa

188

218

201-300

University of Calgary

226-250

171

151-200

Dalhousie University

226-250

235

201-300

Carleton University

226-250

501-550

401-500

Laval University

226-250

298

201-300

Simon Fraser University

226-250

222

201-300

Western University

226-250

-

201-300

York University

226-250

421-430

401-500

Queen's University, Ontario

251-275

187

201-300

University of Guelph

-

431-440

201-300

Université de Sherbrooke

-

441-450

-

Concordia University

-

461-470

-

University of Saskatchewan

 

481-490

301-400

University of Manitoba

301-350

501-550

301-400

University of Quebec

-

501-550

401-500

Check deadlines:

Admissions for Masters courses at Canadian universities usually start in September though some programmes also open their applications in May and July. For schools, which accept students in September, deadlines range from the fall to winter.

 

Here are the deadlines:

University

Application deadline(tentative)

University of Toronto

December to January

University of British Columbia

January

McGill University

January- March

McMaster University

January- March

University of Montreal

February

University of Alberta

September admission: July 1

January admission: November 1

May admission: March 1

July admission: May 1

Eligibility: 

A majority of the universities in Canada require the applicant to have 16 years of education or a four- year Bachelor’s degree. However, students who have completed their Master’s degree after a three-year Bachelor’s are also eligible to apply for admission to Masters at a Canadian university.

 

Work experience: Work experience is an important requirement for admission to Canadian business schools. Some specialized colleges might also demand work experience certificates from you. Generally, Canadian universities ask for experience of 2-3 years in a specific field, preferably related to the course of study.

 

Register for test: The next step in applying for Masters in Canada is to register for the standardized tests required for admission to graduate courses. Some of the tests to be taken are:

 

GMAT: Most of the business schools in Canada require GMAT as a criterion for admission into a wide range of management programs like Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accountancy and Master of Finance programs. The GMAT evaluates a candidate on four yardsticks: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. It is valid for 5 years and can be taken within a 16-day break between two tests.

 

GRE: GRE is accepted by both business schools and other colleges offering Masters related programmes. GRE has three main sections- Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

 

IELTS: IELTS is a major English language proficiency test accepted by universities in Canada for admission to their Masters programmes.

 

TOEFL: TOEFL is also accepted as a valid English proficiency test in Canadian universities. TOEFL is an English proficiency for students from non-native English speaking country students. TOEFL is conducted more than 50 times a year at 4,500 test centres in 165 countries worldwide.

 

Application package for Masters in Canada:

Academic transcripts: Academic transcripts include all the qualifications that you will list in your application form. Start arranging your transcripts from October itself.

 

SOP: The Statement of Purpose is required by most universities in Canada for admission to their Masters programmes. The Statement of Purpose details the candidate’s reasons for applying for the programme and also his goals in life.The university or department usually sets the word limit to the SOP though usually it is around 500 words.

 

LOR: The Letter of Recommendation is an assessment of your potential by a third person, maybe a professor or an employer. Most universities require at least two to three recommendation letters.

 

Resume: Some universities, especially business schools, require you to submit a resume alongwith the application. A resume contains an aspirant’s basic information like date of birth, academic qualifications and achievements.

 

Post applications: The universities which are willing to admit you will send their offer letter by March or April. This is the time to start arranging for your funds. You can either apply for scholarships along with the applications or take education loan from bank. Most banks offer loans upto 15 lakhs rupees. However, there are some others which cover the whole study amount.

 

Study permit: Apply for the Student Permit with Citizenship and Immigration Canada by May or June. It generally takes about a month for the study permits to be processed.

 

Stay tuned to www.studyabroad.careers360.com for more stories on study opportunities in Canada

 
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I got 6.68 cgpa in b tech and 6.5 in ielts can i do masters in canada

Shiksha 29th Mar, 2020

Hello!

Yes, you can do masters from canada with ilets score of 6.5. The average score that is required in Canada to do masters is 6. Although the figure vary from college/university to college/university. Here are few universities accepting the score of 6.5 and below:

  • University of Windsor
  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • University of Alberta
  • McMaster University

I hope this helps.

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i want to become an surgeon and i want to study in canada plz tell me admission processor and college along with fees

srikar kanakala 28th Mar, 2020

Dear Harpreet,

In order to become a Surgeon, here are a few steps you must follow.

  • Completion of undergraduate and graduate education (a baccalaureate degree and a medical degree)
  • Completion of a 5-year residency program in general surgery. This includes specialized knowledge of the abdomen; alimentary tract (digestive organs) breast, skin, and soft tissue, comprehensive trauma management, critical care, endocrine system, head and neck, surgical oncology (management of screening, surveillance, surgical therapy, rehabilitation, vascular (circulatory) system.
  • Residency program requirements for each of the surgical specialty areas for example, thoracic surgery requires 5 years of general surgery training plus 2 years of training in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

If you particularly looking to study in Canada, make sure you have applied for passport and have all the necessary documents. The average tuition fees in Canada to get into a medical school will cost you about 16 lakh rupees every year and can reach up to 65 lakh rupees.

Some of the best medical schools in Canada are,

  • University of Toronto- $73,000 every year which is almost 55 lakh Indian rupees
  • MccGill University- $40,000 per year which is almost 30 lakh Indian rupees
  • University of British Columbia- $20,000  per year which is almost 15 lakh Indian rupees
  • McMaster University- $96,000  per year which is almost 72 lakh Indian rupees
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I am average student and I was interested do BBA in canada which college is suitable?

anurag khanna 27th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Some best colleges for BBA in Canada are enlisted below :-

  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Alberta
  • Western University
  • McGill University
  • York University
  • Queen's University
  • McMaster University
  • University of Waterloo

I hope this answer helps you in deciding your career. For further queries feel free to ask in comment section.

Good Luck!!


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In which month BBA admissions will start in canada?

srikar kanakala 27th Mar, 2020
Hello Guna,




Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a course which provides knowledge in management domain. A strong foundation is laid from the Under Graduation itself in all aspects of business and Administration. Student develops management skills and will be trained in entrepreneurship skills.
There are some skills required for pursuing BBA which are most important. Marketing, leadership skills are highly necessary.
The process for admission is too long and you need to be patient.

1) You need to clear exams held between June and December. There are exams like
GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, SAT, PRE which helps you to fetch an admission in Universities.


2) According to that score you should start applying for colleges in August

Basing on your exams score you need to make a list of eligible colleges and start applying for admission.

3) From Nov the nominal process will begin and required work should be done.

The process begins once you receive a call letter from a university. You need to do all the standard procedures as instructed by the colleges.

4) In the next may You should start visa processing and start arranging required amount to study.

5) You can fly in between July and August to join in your desired University.

Considering the present world scenario these dates may vary. Covid-19 is unpredictable and has badly effected Canada. The change in dates is possible.
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I completed 12th grade..in bi.p.c. Is it possible to do BBA course in canada?

srikar kanakala 27th Mar, 2020
Hello Guna,

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a course which provides knowledge in management domain. A strong foundation is laid from the Under Graduation itself in all aspects of business and Administration. Student develops management skills and will be trained in entrepreneurship skills.
There are some skills required for pursuing BBA which are most important. Marketing, leadership skills are highly necessary.

To acquire an admission in Canada University the student must clear his 12th class.
The various domains available are General Management, Business Values, Fundamentals of Organizational Behaviour, Fundamentals of Marketing, Fundamentals of HRM, Introduction to Information Systems.

With a degree in BBA you can design your career as Financial Analyst, Business Development Executive, Project Manager, Human Resource Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Manager.

There are few levels which you need to clear to get an admission in Canadian University. They are

1) Advanced Functions at 70%

2) Calculus or vectors- 60%

3) Data management- 60%

4) Higher Level or Standard Level English at 4

5) Higher Level or Standard Level Mathematics at 4

6) IB Minimum Score- 33
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