7 Cheap Places to Consider if Studying in Canada

Everyone wants a ‘good bang for their buck’.  In other words they want to get something of value for the best price.  If you are planning on studying in Canada next year, then you want to find a cheap college or university that gives you a quality education that is internationally recognised.  So where can you get good value at a cheap price?

Douglas College:  Located in New Westminster, a commuter centre to larger Vancouver, BC, Douglas College has many advantages for international students studying in Canada.  A college is an ideal choice for studying because students have the advantage of smaller classes and individual attention but they still get the quality they would receive at a larger university.  If you study at Douglas you also can consider options of an associate degree or university transfer credit which allows you to transfer to a major university after 2 years of studying at Douglas.  You will then have a degree from one of Canada’s top-notch universities.  And all of this can be done at a cheaper price too.

Douglas’ tuition cost for 2012 is about $14,000 which is a considerable savings over a top-tiered Canadian university.  Universities in Canada charge anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000 per year.  That means you can save around $8000 in one year by studying at Douglas College.  Additionally, if you study in Canada for 2 years at Douglas and then transfer to a to university for your final 2 years, you will have a degree from an internationally recognised Canadian university and you will have saved roughly $16,000 than if you had attended the university for all 4 years.

Dalhousie University:  Dalhousie in Halifax, Nova Scotia is a full-fledged university in Canada where you can study for an undergraduate or graduate degree.  If you are planning on studying in Canada, this university is a leading, research intensive university offering 180 programs in 11 faculties.  Scholarships and funding are available for both its undergraduates and graduates.  Tuition fees are around $14,000 per year. When you graduate, you may find that there are fewer employment opportunities in this region of Canada, so you may want to consider relocating to other parts of Canada for work.

Georgian College:  Located in Barrie, a ‘bedroom’ city to Toronto, Georgian College is another ideal starter college for international students who plan on studying in Canada.  This small college has agreements with a number of top-notch Canadian universities including York and the University of Toronto.  One of the plus features of this college is its many Co-op and Internship programs which gives the student work experience while still attending classes.  Students usually get paid for working while studying and get credit for their work experience.  This college boasts that 90% of their graduates get work in Canada after completing their program.  Their tuition cost for the year averages $13,000.

Grant MacEwan University:  Located in Edmonton, Alberta, this smaller university offers to international students studying in Canada all the facilities of a larger university.  It is an ideal place for students who want to study in Canada after completion of their Intermediate exams.  If you pass with 1st division you may easily qualify for a position at this fine university.  Grant MacEwan has a university transfer agreement with the University of Alberta and Calgary.  For example a student who studies Engineering for 1 year at Grant MacEwan and gets a good GPA is guaranteed admittance to the 2nd year of Engineering at the University of Alberta.  Tuition for one year at Grant MacEwan is approximately $15,000; a savings of $5000 from the University of Alberta’s $20,000 plus cost.  Alberta is an ideal province to live in because of its lower cost of living and its low unemployment rate which means that if you want to work in Canada after you graduate, then this is an ideal institution for you.

Memorial University:  This is another Maritime located province on Canada’s eastern coast.  It too is a full-fledged university offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Its tuition is one of the lowest in Canada so if you are looking for low tuition while studying in Canada you might want to consider Memorial.  Memorial is situated in one of the richest provinces of Canada, due to off-shore drilling. Low cost of tuition and living is a major factor in wanting to study at this university, but you may have to consider moving to other parts of Canada for work opportunities .

Seneca College:  Seneca College is located in Toronto and has credit transfer and program agreements with York University and the University of Toronto and other universities in Canada.  They not only offer undergraduate degrees and university transfer options, but they also have many diploma and certificate programs for the international student who wants to study in Canada for a shorter period of time.  Their tuition is relatively low at around $12,000.  One thing international students should know about Ontario is their high unemployment rate.  The unemployment rate in Toronto is 8.5% which is one of the highest in the country, especially compared to Alberta which has one of the lowest at 4.5%; it can still be a good place to study, but not necessarily work.  So if you want to work in Canada after studying, then you might have to consider moving to another province such as Alberta or even BC which has a lower unemployment rate than Ontario.

University of Manitoba:  If you want to study at a decent university at an affordable fee, then you will want to consider the University of Manitoba.  Smaller in size than some of the top universities, it still offers all of the quality features of a major university.  For the international student studying in Canada, it also offers programs that help international students adjust to the Canadian education system.  This is a big plus for the international student who needs that bridge between his/her home country education system and the Canadian system.  Manitoba has an unemployment rate of 5.5% so again, it is a good province to study in if you want to work in Canada during or after completing your studies in Canada.  The tuition fee at this university is $15,000.

When making a decision about which university or college in Canada you will study at, it is important to look at several factors, not just the tuition cost.  Quality of education, program choices, cost of living and work opportunities all must be considered when making your choice about the best place to study.  If you want to learn more about these colleges and universities, or other educational options, then contact your Canadian representative in Pakistan to find out the best choice for you.

442 thoughts on “7 Cheap Places to Consider if Studying in Canada

  1. Nabeel

    Nice and helpful information! But some cheap universities also include: U of Saskatchewen, U of Regina, U of Victoria, Simon Fraser!

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I agree Nabeel – we do have other cheap universities, some better than others. U of Saskatchewan, U Vic and Simon Fraser are certainly contenders for quality but Victoria BC, as beautiful as it is to visit, has a higher cost of living than say, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Thanks for writing and bringing attention to some of these finer universities in Canada.

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      1. Mirza hussan

        Hi Helen!

        First of all I would like to appreciate your tremendous efforts on providing precise and detailed information to the queries asked by people. Now, I have a cgpa of 2.51/4.00 in bachelors in electrical engineering from Pakistan, what are my chances of getting admission in masters studies in university of Saskatchewan. I would appreciate if you leave me a detailed answer on this email : saghar872@gmail.com

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    2. Zain Rattani

      Hi,
      I want to apply for PHD. I Have completed my 18 years of education with 3.47 GP. Kindly guide me which university will be affordable.

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      1. Helen Khan Post author

        Cheap is not always best nor does cheap necessarily offer the best funding options. I don’t know what your field is but I could suggest Brock and Memorial, also Simon Fraser.

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  2. hikmat

    Asalam walukum……..Iwanna know about the expence of study visa to canada . I mean admission fee,consultant charges,visa fee etc. Can someone tell me about all the total expence for going to canada.it would be you kindness!!!
    you can send me email on my ID …….

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      1. khusro khan

        Hi Helen,

        i am from Pakistan and i have completed my bachelor degree of Electrical and Computer Engineering with GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0.
        I want to apply for Master’s admission in Electrical and Computer Engineering. i didn’t take any IELTS or TOEFL but university provided me English language proficiency certificate.

        can you please tell me which Canadian university is good for me (Less expensive ) and where i can get a scholarship for my Master’s study.
        Thank you.

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        1. Helen Khan Post author

          Although you do have a GPA that meets the minimum requirement for most Canadian universities, you must understand that entering graduate studies is very competitive. I know of one department that gets over 300 applications but can offer a position to only 30 of these applicants. And that means that the best students are selected. If you are applying to a major Canadian university, then the competitive admission average is around 3.5 and scholarship recipients might be around 3.8. Departmental funding often comes with an admission but that might be through your thesis supervisor who wants you to be a research assistant.

          In your case, you might be better to do a Course based or Project based Master’s degree, but with these degrees you will not get any funding, it is only with the thesis based degree that you would be even considered for funding.

          You could try some of the smaller universities like Lethbridge, Memorial or Windsor, but I would write to the graduate advisors in the departments first before applying.

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    1. anas

      Hi, assalamu alaikum m anas from the uk where m studying mba further i want to do the Engineering in the Canada so please let me know or email me any cheapest varsity for engineering in the Canada.

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      1. Helen Khan Post author

        There are a number of good universities in Canada where you can study Engineering at a reasonable price. Try Memorial University, the University of Regina for starters. If you have a good GPA, over 3 out of 4, you might also be eligible for department funding so you could further reduce your costs. You could even then consider a university with slightly higher fees.

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        1. sulaiman shah

          assalam u alylum i want to ask about that i have 2.15 cgpa can i apply for ms in electrical engineering or in engineering management from any university of canada my overall percentage is 63 % kindly inform me i shall be very thankfull to you

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          1. Helen Khan Post author

            A GPA of 2.15 would most likely not cut it for a Master’s program in a Canadian university. All universities ask for a minimum of 3 and the departments are very competitive so I would say your changes are next to zero.

  3. matilda

    Want to no d amount it wil cost me to undergo a 2years masters degree in canada and cheap universities offring a course in management information system

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      If you are looking for an inexpensive little university where you can study a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management, you might want to look at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. This is a good university and they offer a Masters in Science (Management) which has an Information Systems research area.

      Lethbridge is close to the US border so the weather there is much warmer that the rest of the province. The fees are very reasonable (around $10-12,000) Canadian. Having said that, most universities offer some sort of funding to their graduate students, so cost can be defrayed at any university at the Master’s and PhD level.

      Some universities offer a Information Systems Management program through their MBA programs, but this is a very expensive way to go. MBA programs in Canada are considered professional study programs and therefore cost a lot, even for Canadian students. Also, almost ALL universities ask for a minimum of 2 years work experience as a requirement for their MBA programs.

      Here is a link to the University of Lethbridge: http://www.uleth.ca/graduatestudies/content/master-science-management

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  4. Asad R.

    Thanks for the information. It was a good read. I am an international student and I am looking for a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Canada. What would be the cheapest place to study? and which one would you reccomend? I also wanted to know, as for the job prospects, which one is better: doing a Masters in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or Masters in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering?
    Thanks again
    Regards

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You have a lot of questions that cannot be answered without knowing your academic qualifications. Grad Studies in Canada is very competitive and you need good marks to be considered for a Master’s Degree or PhD. Job opportunities abound whether you take your Masters in Mech. Engineering or take an Applied Science degree. Both are equally good degrees but the applied science ones often don’t come with funding. If you take a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, you are likely to get either a TA or RA position which helps to cover the cost of studying at a university.

      The cheapest place to do graduate studies is probably Memorial University on the east coast. But you also want to make sure you go where you get the right study program for your marks and interests. Also, if you get funding, you can defray your costs. Many universities in Canada guarantee funding for their graduate students.

      You have excellent English writing skills, therefore I am going to make the assumption that you also have a fairly high GPA. If you are interested in my services, then please contact me via email or a phone call. Go to the Contact Information link on the upper right hand side of the page and get the necessary contact information. We do provide International Student Recruitment consultancy services and you may be interested in our services.

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  5. sajid ali

    Hi…!!
    i m student of BS Economics (Hon) final year student wanted to pursue my graduate studies frm Canada next year. i want a clear information abt universities that offer masters or MS progrm in Economics at reasonable cost of education & living wth quality education. so please any one here to guide me abt all these universities and expenses. i m applying next year in 2014.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      It is good to start your search early – a year ahead of time because finding the right school for graduate studies takes time and it also insures that you get your applicaiton in early enough to be considered for funding. Most universities offer some sort of funding to their graduate students. The amount of funding depends on the university and the faculty or department where you will be doing your research.

      If you want to go to the top ranking universities in Canada, the tuition will be more, but you will likely have a better chance of getting better funding. Ranking all has to do with research and research dollars. So generally speaking, the higher ranked universities hold that status because they have more of the research dollars from the government and from the private sector.

      The east coast is the cheapest place to study with a low cost of tuition and cost of living. So you could look at Memorial University or Dalhousie. You could also try the Universities of Lethbridge and Regina in the western provinces as the cost of living is less in the western prairies than in Ontario.

      Because all of our universities have to be recongized by the Canadian government, even second tier universities are fairly good where you will get a good education, but second-tier universities don’t have the same funding for research and to give to their students in the way of salary. Smaller universities that do not have as good a rank will have cheaper tuition and may accept a lower GPA from incoming students than the larger, more reknowned universities. But if you GPA is above 3 then you have a pretty good chance of getting into any university in Canada.

      If you want to use our consultancy services and you live in Pakistan, then please contact us again to inquire about our rates and how we can help you further.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Memorial is a good university to get an education and at a reasonable price too. But because it offers a variety of programs and you have not given any details about yourself, it’s hard to provide you with sufficient information to help you. I would suggest you go to our Contact Information page and either contact us through email or via phone to get more information. Use the email addresses provided rather than the Contact form which is still under construction.

      We are an education consulting firm so you might want to use our services. I have worked in Canada’s post-secondary education system for over 25 years so have the experience to give you expert advice and process your admission application.

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      1. Saqib

        Hi,I want to take admission Memorial University in MBA,can you plz guide me the process,my ilets is 6.5 band.

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  6. Smith Monica

    Hi, just graduated from pharmacology and therapeutics, in one of the universities in Nigeria but with quite a low GPA and I wanna do my master degree in Canada, pls which schl do u think has a low tuition fee and accepts a low GPA

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      YOu have not said how low your GPA is. Most universities look for students with a GPA of 3 or higher although some may consider a GPA of 2.5. The lower the GPA the less chance there is of being accepted because Graduate Studies in Canada is very competative.

      There are a number of universities in Canada that might accept less than a GPA of 3; these universities also have a lower tution cost. The universities are the University of Manitoba, The University of Lethbridge and the University of Regina.

      If you really want to go to Canada, you might have to find a way of improving your GPA.

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  7. Julius darey

    hi helen, i graduated 2012 studied accounting/banking and finance, with a GPA of 2.5 in a state university in Nigeria, and came to Qatar some months back, and studied some courses like OSHA, NEBOSH, IOSH which are health and safety and does not relates to my field of study (accounting) which i found as added advantage to my academic carrier, but i look forward to further my study on Accounting. Pls i’ll like you to help me on which course is cheaper in Canada between accounting and health and safety management and the university name, the cost of leaving, the location and their tuition and how i can apply for it, or possibly there is any course which i can still do that related to health and safety or any other graduate courses which i can do….and moreover my certificate is not ready yet, but i have the transcripts and statement of result and i wanna start the process the week….pls i really need your help on this……….thanks Godbless

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You first need to decide what you want to do then pursue that goal. Accounting and health & safety are worlds apart. Since you only have a 2.5 GPA it is more difficult to find a university that will accept you without a GPA of 3 or greater. That being said, there are some good universities that may consider a 2.5, depending on how Canada ranks your Nigerian university.

      As for health & safetwy, there is probably not a masters degree in that and you may have to settle for a post-graduate diploma or some such designation. I am not familiar with the programs you have taken in Qatar so I cannot really help you with this. I would suggest to try a college for a health and safety program. But remember, when the Canadian government considers your student visa they want to see that you are taking a study program that is an upgrade to what you already have.

      Colleges are also cheaper than universities and the cheapest places to live in Canada are in the Maritimes (along the Atlantic coast).

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      1. talha siddiqui

        Hi
        My name is talha and i want to know about the total cost per year including tution fee,living costs,etc
        I want to study in college of canada in medical but in cheaper rates and i also want to know that does college give a part time job to student
        So plz you give me full information
        Thankyou
        Regards
        Talha siddiqui.

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        1. Helen Khan Post author

          If you are planning on applying for graduate studies then you are in luck because Canadian universities accept graduates, it is the undergraduate student who will not get accepted due to ad not there are many opportunities to get a graduate assistant-ship or position in university. This would help defray the cost of going to school.

          If you are planning on going to Canada as an undergraduate, then beware that most universities do not accept international students into their program. They admit only Canadian or permanent residents into the program.

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  8. Moyosore Ayoola

    Hi Helen, i finished with a BSc in Marketing with a Second Class Upper Division in a private university here in nigeria and i want to proceed for my masters programme in Business in Canada. Please which school do u think has a low tuition fee and cost of living

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      If you only have 2nd class, you probably will not be able to do a masters in Canada. Most graduate faculties at Canadian univerisites only accept students who have a GPA of 3 or greater; that means 1st divison. There are several universities that have low tuition and cost of living but again you need to meet their academic requirements.

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  9. priyal

    hi
    i complete my B.A in economics. would like to pursue higher studies from canada cheap university.please help

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Some of the cheaper universities are MUN (Memorial University), University of Lethbridge, University of Regina and University of Manitoba. All are good universities to attend.

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    2. syed asad amin

      sir I am BE eloctronic Engg 80% marks taken and qualified in pakistan 2014
      fall i like ms study in canada can i awail and total fees for payment

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  10. sarah

    hi,
    i am a first year university student in south africa with the university of south africa, i just wrote my last exams in first year. i want to finish my degree in management accounting in canada just so i can make my qualification international. is theres cheaper universities that offere degrees in Accounting, not specifically management though it would be nice to specialise. so am basically looking for a cheaper university in canada. please help as i have been on the net forever and i also dont understand the regions as i suspect theres regions that are not English speaking which would be a drop back if i got myself in a non englsh speaking region.
    thanks in advance.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      First of all, there is only one province in Canada where you have to know French to survive and that province is Quebec. So if you are looking at universities in Quebec, you should consider other provinces. Some of the cheapest places to study and live are along the east coast so you will wnat to look at Memorial University, Dalhousie, and other Atlantic universities. Other places where the tuition and cost of living is relatively low are the University of Lethbridge, Regina and Manitoba. I hope this helps you in your search for a good Canadian university.

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  11. damilare

    Hi, I finished with a BSc in geography in the university of ibadan,Nigeria with a Cgpa of 3.7(2nd class lower diver) and I want proceed for my masters in canada in Geographical information system.please which of the universities do you think has a considerable tuition and cost of living??

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Is your GPA out of 4 or 5? If it is out of 4, you have many opportunities to study in Canada. As I am not familiar with Nigeria’s education syste, I don’t know what your GPA is out of, so I can only suggest a couple of universities that you can try; the Univeristy of Regina and Manitoba come to mind as they have reasonalbe tuition rates and the cost of living is okay as well. If it is out of 4, then you can look at many more options because the higher your GPA is, the more universities will want you. Depending on your supervisor or the department at the university, you may, as a graduate student, also be eligible for some funding which can help defray your costs.

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  12. SamSam

    Im a high school student from Zimbabwe and I really wanna study in Canada next year(2014) so like I wanted to know which ones the best but AFFORDABLE unis???

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I would suggest a degree offering public college. They are often cheaper and you get a great education as well. So take a look at Georgian or Douglas College as great colleges to attend. If you still want to go to university, one of the cheapest universities is Memorial but also the University of Lethbridge and Grant MacEwan Univerisity are wroth looking at.

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  13. Andrei Simion

    Hello Helen !

    Thanks for all the info and help you are giving us ! My name is Andrei,i’m a 22 years old student from Bucharest,Romania.I am currently studying civil engineering ,3rd year,at the Technical University of Civil Engineering.I am very interested in a Master program in Canada ( will finish university in the summer of 2014 ) and would like to ask which university you would recommend me ( i do have to mention that i am looking for a cheap one since my budget isn’t too big ) . Also,i am wondering if there is any possibility to get a funding ( from the canadian government ) that i will pay back after i finish my studies and start working ( same as in Great Britain,for example )

    Thanks for your time and help,looking forward to your answer !

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Dear Andrei;

      If you have a final GPA of 3 or greater out of 4, then you have many options for finding a university where you can study at the Master’s level. Many universities offer funding to their graduate students and they can get a teaching assistantship or research assistantship from their supervisor for from department operating funds. Some universities give guaranteed funding and will only except a student if they can offer them funds. I would not look for loans for international students as the university funding is a better option.

      Since you are studying engineering, I would try the University of Regina or Manitoba as both are relatively cheap. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are where the jobs are so even though the Atlantic provinces have cheap tuitions, you may be better off with the western provinces although moving to another province is possible after graduations.

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      1. Kam

        Hi,

        I am a Civil Engineering graduate (2013) from Lahore, Pakistan. Now I plan to apply for Masters in Civil Engineering (Fall 2014). I have a GPA of 2.99/4. All universities says minimum admission requirement for Masters is GPA of 3. I sent emails to many universities (Not any of them was in Top 20). Some of them replied and said you cannot apply because of your GPA.

        Please suggest me any university (where I can do my Masters in Civil Engineering) with mild GPA restrictions. (Concordia, Dalhousie, Windsor rejected before even applying)

        What you suggest about applying to a university where they require GPA of 3?

        Looking forward to hear from you.

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        1. misbah

          Hi man @ from Lahore,

          While reading your comment, I must say that you have not gone through the admission requirements for different countries. So far, I have been looking to websites, I have found that for Pakistan, they require first division/first class degree. Moreover, I sense GPA of 2.99 equals to first class (60%)

          Good luck!

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          1. Helen Khan Post author

            You are fairly close to the mark, a GPA of 3 would be equal to 1st division (60%); but having said that, an international student should not think that just making the minimum requirement will get him/her into a Canadian university. Graduate studies is very competitive with far more admission applications than positions a university can offer.

  14. anderson

    Hi, i am a Nigerian, i want to do my masters in Canada in metallurgical and materials engineering, please i need your help on getting a cheap school and the expenses on how to go about the visa. thank you

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  15. lil

    Hi Helen,I really must commennd u on the article and you answering everyones question.you doing a fantastic job. I am a computer science graduate from Nigeria with a 3.5 out of 5 CGPA and I would like to do a postgraduate study ,MBA or Msc in an IT related field. I would want to knonw about the lowest tuition universities in canada and the possibility me staying back after study to work since I would be sponsoring myself.thanks

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Some of the universities with the lowest tuition are the University of Lethbridge, Memorial University, University of Regina and some of the other universities in the Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island). I don’t know if they all have an MBA program (that is pricy no matter where you take it) but most will have a Master’s program which is more affordable.

      Canada has some great work incentive programs for international students who graduate from a Canadian university. The intent is to give the graduate student the opportunity to work in Canada and if desired to apply for permanent residency. As a student you can also work part-time while studying. Please check with the Canadian government websites for more information.

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  16. lil

    I would like to know as well if those schools take in international students that have over 9years of being educated in English without having to write an english test.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You have not indicated where you took your 9 years of English medium instruction, or the program. For example, students who have studied under the Cambridge system (O & A Levels) may be exempt. So you are best to check with the university or college what international systems they recognise for English Language Proficiency.

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  17. asad

    Hello! I’m an ACCA(UK)affiliate and also hold Bsc. Honours with Upper Second Class Division in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. I want to pursue my career in accounting/finance in Canada. Kindly suggest me a reasonable university after cost-benefit analysis. I’ve checked the top tier universities of Canada and they require second upper class from UK students for their masters but the problem is that they are very expensive.
    I want to know a quite reasonable university with good location and excellent career prospects ahead. Thanks.

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  18. joy

    Thanks for this sight, i have started pursuing admission to study msc in simon fraser university, but after making payment for the processing fees, iam surprised that i have not got any reply from them.

    Kindly advice me what to do.

    Regards,
    joy

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      How long ago did you apply to Simon Fraser? What processing time do they give on their website for determining a student’s eligibility? As you are applying for a Master’s degree they might wait until the application deadline to select the very best students from all of the applicants. But until I know how long it has been since you applied, I really can’t advise you further.

      Many universities have online status tracking pages so you can follow the status of your account. Does Simon Fraser have one of those so you can monitor your own status?

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  19. abass

    Sir/ma,
    I have HND in elect elect engineering,C&G and years of experience.want to apply for masters in engineering in canada
    I want very low fees but quality&standard university that will allow me part time job and give me good chances of employment?
    Reply
    Thank

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You have not indicated your marks which are equally important as what you have taken. A university cannot guarantee you a job upon graduation but they can provide you with good qualifications to help you get that job. Some good universities that do not have very high tuition costs are the University of Lethbridge, Regina and Memorial University; also you could look at the University of Nova Scotia. Many universities allow their students to work on and off campus, as per the Government of Canada guidelines for international students working while they are studying. Please check each institutions International student services for information in this regards.

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  20. abass

    Thanks ma’m. Apreciate the information.if I pay my first 2symester tution will be eazy for me to work to balance up my remaining tuition and other leaving expenses?
    What I meant is that as international student are my allow to get a pay job that will sustain me after paying part fees on arrival?
    Thanks

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      They are far and few between. In Canada we call it a qualifying year but you would have be exceptional in other areas to be accepted for a qualifying year. I don’t know how low your grades are but you may have to do some upgrading in your home country to qualify.

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  21. Hassan Shah

    Hi Helen,
    My name is Hassan and i am from Pakistan.
    I just completed my 17.5 years education in business administration (3.5 years MBA).And now i want to study in canada.And regarding that i have some questions.
    1) After getting 17.5 years education from Pakistan, What is next level of education for me in canada? is it post graduation or PhD?
    2)If i choose 1 year business diploma or certificate in any category, like Marketing or Human Resource Management in canada, So what will be the cost(fee) and other expenses?
    3)if i apply for canada, What you think how much chances i have?
    Suggest me low cost university for 1 year diploma.

    Thanks.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Hassan, if you want to study in Canada, you need to look for a program which will be an upgrade to what you already have. Although a university or college may give you admission for a diploma (after having acquired your MBA in Pakistan), that may not satisfy Canadian Immigration. In order to get a student visa, the Canadian government wants to see that you are a genuine student, interested in improving your academic credentials.

      An MBA, in Canada is a very prestigious professional designation and therefore a diploma would look like a downgrade to what you currently have. Your best bet, depending on your marks, is to try for a PhD. A PhD is a 4 year degree.

      There are some cheaper universities like the University of Lethbridge, Memorial and Regina. But each university has its specialty, so what you want to do should come first before cost; as important as cost is.

      As for your chances of getting a student visa for Canada, that all depends on you. Please see the above.

      Any students that I have been able to place in a Canadian institution have successfully gone to Canada, and I know of many more. As long as you meet Canada Immigration requirements you have as good a chance as anyone else of getting your student visa.

      Reply
  22. Hassan Shah

    Thank you for advise
    Now i have 17.5 years of education from pakistan, So can i apply for PhD in Canada?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan

      17.5 years may not be enough for a PhD program in Canada. The universities ask for 4 years of an undergraduate degree before starting a Master’s degree. Before you can qualify for a PhD, you would need 18 years of education so you might just fall short.

      What is equally important is your GPA, as that will be used to determine your eligibility for admission

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      1. Hassan Shah

        Hi Helen,
        i want to start a master program in Canada which consist on 6 semesters.Can you guide me how can i start my procedure to get admission in Canada?
        means where should i start?
        Please send all details about procedure in simple and clear steps.
        please contact me through my email address.

        Reply
        1. Helen Khan Post author

          I will certainly contact you through your email account, but you also have to be more specific about what you want to take and what you already have done. It takes about 1 year to get your admission and get a student visa so you would be looking for an entrance of September 2014, but I will contact you via email.

          Reply
  23. Amos Osas

    I have HND in polymer Technology with a CGPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00 with experiences.
    I want to apply for Masters in Applied Science or pre-masters in Engineering.
    I want low fees with quality education in canada.
    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I don’t know which country you are from so I can’t comment on your Higher National Diploma status, but your GPA is sufficient for graduate studies in Canada. As for applied science degrees that are quality degrees try anyone of the public universities in Canada. They are cheaper and recognised by employers and the government. All public universities have to uphold certain academic and teaching standards. Some of the cheaper universities are Memorial University and the University of Regina, Dalhousie and some of the other universities along the Atlantic coast.

      Reply
  24. AWUHE BAAJI

    hi,
    I have a CGPA (not GPA) of 3.78/5 and want to study a thesis based MES (master of environment and sustainability) at the university of Saskatchewan…. is this enough? kindly advice as I am required to engage a potential supervisor…. I have e-mailed them and they don’t ever respond to my mails. am worried.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Most universities ask for a GPA of 3 out of 4 as their minimum requirement. I assume you are looking at Fall 2014 as this is the term that will open to you since you need to find a supervisor. The U of Saskatchewan asks for 70% which is about 2.5/4 so your 3.7/5 should be pretty close to 70%.

      As to why they haven’t emailed you, I can’t say. How long ago did you contact them? Who did you contact? There are two contact names on the right hand side of this website: http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/grad_programs/programs/ENVS.php.

      Reply
  25. Amos Osas

    I have HND in polymer Technology with a CGPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00 with experiences. I want to apply for Masters in Applied Science or pre-masters in Engineering. I want low fees with quality education in canada.

    thanks for the reply though, i am from Nigeria.

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  26. Richard

    Hello, I’m interested in applying for a business oriented masters course at the Memorial university. I graduated with a CGPA of 3.2 out of 5. Will this be possible? And can a philosophy major be considered for a masters course in management?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I can’t speak specifically about whether you would be accepted or not, without doing a further search on the particular program you want to take and also I would want to see your transcripts. If you live in Pakistan, you can take advantage of my consultancy services so we can find you the best program for a reasonable tuition cost. Your GPA is certainly sufficient to qualify for graduate studies at the master’s level.

      If you live outside of Pakistan, I would suggest you start contacting the university directly to find out these specific details.

      Reply
  27. Muhammad

    Hello Mr. Khan.
    I appreciate your efforts of guiding students to get into right institution. Actually I want to spnosor my younger brother to study and work in canada, right now he is working in Nigeria with me and looking for his further studies and work in canada. He has done his SSC(Secondry school) and ICS(Higher secondry school) from pakistan both in 2nd division. Please suggest me the cheapest (please mention the fees+other costs/year) and the easiest to get admission university even with low quality education.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Because your brother has completed his ICS only and has not done any post secondary schooling he is better off starting at the college level, taking his 1st and 2nd year courses at a college and then transferring to a university later on. A college will be cheaper than a university and some colleges may consider a 2nd division student. These smaller institutions (yet public and good) are around 12-14 thousand a year which is a considerable savings to the student compared to a major university.

      A university you could also consider is Memorial University because of their cheaper fees but they also want calibre students. I would suggest to try Georgian College because they might accept 2nd division. If he is a Pakistani national then he would have to apply through Georgian using my consultancy services as I am their representative in Pakistan. But there are some universities that also offer a ‘make-up’ or transition year for students with lower grades.

      If you have someone in Lahore, or even Pakistan, who could inquire on your behalf, then they should contact us (see the contact info at http://www.busisenseenglish.com/contact.html.

      Is your brother a Pakistani citizen? If so, he will have to apply through the High Commission in Islamabad.

      Reply
  28. AYANTOKUN AYANDEJI

    Hello,i am a graduate of Food science and Technology from a private university in Nigeria. I graduated with a CGPA of 3.21.please i would like to pursue a masters degree in any related marketable course in canada at one of the most affordable schools.please advice.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Some of the less expensive universities are Memorial University and the University of Regina. The University of Alberta has an excellent Food & Nutrition program and if you can get some funding from the University then you would certainly want to look into that.

      Reply
  29. Adesuwa

    Helen,I wish to commend you for the great assistance, I am a marketing graduate from Nigeria with a 3.75 out of 5 CGPA, I wish to do a graduate study ,MBA or Msc in a related field. So far, Queens university has been an attraction, probably because of its 12months duration(Msc management), and tuition. I would love to know other affordable options, but not limited to Msc(management), as other suggested related program would be appreciated. Thanks. Please contact me through email

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  30. Priti

    Hi Helen,

    I am a grduate in hotel management and PG diploma holder in International tourism. My bachelor GPA is Less say 3 or 60%. I want to persue masters of arts in history from memorial university. it will be very kind of you if you please let me know about my eligibility for same. Am I eligible to take this course anywhere in canada or not.

    Keenly waiting for your reply

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  31. seun

    HI
    HELEN
    i graduated with a cpga of 2.1 zoology on a scale of 5 can i get a university or college that will allow me do a conversion program to IT like graduate diploma or post graduate diploma or certificate so after completion i can move on to master am from Nigeria. my regards

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You should have a GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4 to get into a good university in Canada. 2.1 will probably not cut it. Additionally, it is very difficult to make that transition from zoology to IT.

      Reply
    2. Helen Khan Post author

      I don’t know how the Nigerian system compares to Canada but your marks do seem low for doing any sort of graduate work. Generally universities in Canada look for a CGPA of 3 out of 4. But I don’t know your system so you could contact a university to see how they scale marks from Nigeria.

      Reply
  32. angelica

    Hi Good article first of all. I want to to study a bachelor of psychology in Canada next year if possible. I’m moving with my husband and would like to know what places would be best for me to study and for him to work while I’m studying. Also we have plans of applying for residency once and we can, so will you advice me in which place will not be only affordable but also with higher probability of getting PR?. Thanks very much.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You can study Psychology at a number of good universities in Canada; the University of Alberta, York University, The University of Calgary are all possibilities, although there are many more where there is a very good psychology department. You can also try some smaller places like Grant MacEwan and Douglas College in BC. They have more affordable tuition costs. But if you are looking for work, Alberta and Saskatchewan, BC and Ontario are all provinces where you can find employment. Alberta is probably tops for finding employment. You should be able to get PR in any one of these provinces.

      Reply
  33. Akash

    I am from India, I had just passed my 12th HSC board with 65.84% and had scored 75.89% in my 10th SSC board…. Now I am plannig to move to Canada for my bachelor’s degree…. Helen, please help me out in taking the right university or college…. You seem to be a good adviser on all this…. please just help me out….& one thing I forgot to inform is budget problem I belong to middle class family so keeping this view in mind please help me as soon as possible. …… my email Id is athakor177@gmail.com….

    Reply
    1. JRG

      Hi Akash. I’m helping to reply here as someone at a Canadian university that works with students from India. If you’re wondering why I don’t reveal specifics, it’s mainly because I don’t want to appear like I’m using people’s pages and blogs to try to find students, and I also want to give you a fair answer about the possibilities for you. Your ability to get into any Canadian university will depend on which program you want to apply to. Programs in the sciences, engineering, and business tend to have higher requirements for marks than other programs do. If you’re looking for somewhere that has a low cost of living and some scholarship opportunities, you should consider going to a smaller city with a smaller university. The tuition will be lower as well as the cost of living, and pretty much all the universities in Canada offer scholarships. It will require a little bit of research on your part to check into it, but you can try using the following link to help: http://www.educationau-incanada.ca/.

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  34. Aryan Khan

    Hi Helen,
    I really appreciate the way you are guiding the students.
    I need your help as well. I have done MCS in 2003 with GPA 2.5 out of 4. after that i have been working in Pakistan and abroad as well. Having 7+ years of experience in IT. I have searched for UoR and Memorial Uni for grad studies. Their minimum bench mark is 3 (GPA). So i need to know if i have a chance to get into their Master programmes? Can my experience and strong letter of recommendations work in this matter?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Universities in Canada look at the whole picture. Your acceptance to a program is based on your grades, your work or research experience and your letter of intent, research proposal and/or cover letter. Also, you should also be in contact with some of the professors that are doing research in your area of interest. This often helps your case when you apply. And of course letters of recommendation from academics (former professors) will help your case as well.

      Reply
  35. Ahmed Elhadi

    I am a messed up case , but I hope of you help me :)
    I am a Canadian Citzen who lives abroad , I graduated from Highschool from Oman in Thanwia bilingual (english and arabic) certificate then finished 2 semesters in Business College general courses , now I am in Libya the country of my origin started Uni all over again , but Honestly education is super poor here , so I just want to know any good universities that are cheap in Halifax or other cheap area’s that you think would accept me … and please add any info you have, Thank You

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      From what you have written it seems that you have not finished any diploma or degree program. All you really have is a High School certificate. I don’t know what your marks are like but there are a number of possibilities. Yes, you can try a cheaper university like Memorial or the University of Nova Scotia or you can try some colleges like Georgian College in Ontario or Douglas in BC. There are a number of diploma and degree programs at these places that you can look at. Memorial has the lowest tuition but you can also work part-time while going to school so BC or Ontario would give you more job opportunities.

      Reply
  36. paritosh raichura

    hi, i find very interesting and useful details in your blog, thanks for suck good initiative.
    my son (age 19) is going to complete his bachelor degree in bioinformatics, (10+2+3) by the end of march 2014, he has scored 7.5 in IELTS, i am looking for your guidance regarding what post graduate study he can do, so he get absorbed easily during study as well as afterward with pr. i am government officer with limited source of income, but i am determined to send him to Canada, your assistance will be much much appreciated,
    with thanks in advance,

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      It sounds like he has done a 3 year degree which will make it almost impossible to get into graduate studies. He might want to consider an undergraduate degree that will top up his 3 years to 4 years. Some colleges also have some post-graduate diplomas (2 & 3 year programs) that are technical and he might want to try some public colleges in Canada. I would not recommend private if he wants to get his study visa.

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  37. EMMANUEL

    HI, AM LOOKING FOR A CHEAP CANADIAN UNIVERSITY, TO DO MY MASTERS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
    AM DUE GRADUATE IN JANUARY FROM MY UNDERGRADUATE WITH A CGPA OF 3.6/4.0
    THANKS

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Master’s in design is offered at York, University of Alberta (MDes), Manitoba, OCAD University in Ontario, NSCAD in Nova Scotia and Carelton. As for inexpensive; try Nova Scotia or Manitoba as they will be a little less than other universities.

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  38. Usman

    hi
    i have completed Electronics Engineering 1 year ago with 3.22/4 CGPA but as no jobs opportunities here i want to apply for some engineering management course in Canada . My freeind told me Univ of Ottawa offers corse for 8 months after that i can search for jobs. My question is if i go is it easy to find a job with in 1 year in Canada or is it same like Pak ????

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Rather than going for a 1 year program, you might want to try a Master’s degree in Engineering Management or a related field. You want to make sure that you get a study visa, which is more important before even thinking about a job. As for finding employment, you may well find a job very quickly, even if it is not in your field. But you may have to go to western Canada for that. But if you have a Master’ degree in Electronics Engineering, finding a job is much easier.

      Reply
  39. nnamdi abalanne

    I am a graduate of Agricultural economics from Nigeria with a CGPA of 4.02. I wish to go for my masters program in canada in the department of Economics, memorial university becos of the cheap tuition fee. Please i need your assistance on
    1. How to write a comprehensive statement of purpose that will fetch me admission
    2. the possibility of my getting a study visa
    3. how is the city of newfoundland. can one be working while schooling.
    please i will like you people to write me. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I am not familiar with the Nigeria scene so can only help you in one area – what is the province of Newfoundland like as far as work possibilities. All Maritime provinces have a high unemployment rate compared to the rest of Canada, so the chances of getting a part-time job will studying are slimmer than if you go to Western Canada. Of course university costs are higher, but then you will likely be able to find a job while studying. You need to balance the two and make the best choice based on your circumstances.

      For all other inquiries, please contact an international student agency in Nigeria as they would be able to help you better.

      Reply
  40. Enny

    Please Is there any school in canada where the tution fee is $4000 or below Før international students? i̶̲̥̅̊ would love to study in canada but I’m not from a wealthy family so i̶̲̥̅̊. Can’t afford more than $4000

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  41. Prabhakaran

    Hi Helen Khan,
    I did my Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering with CGPA of 3.03/4 and want to pursue Masters in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. Can you please help me choose universities that are affordable and for which I have chances to get admitted based on my profile?

    Also, do the academic standards of universities in Canada differ?
    Or Can I depend on Ranking when choosing universities?
    While I search for Job after my studies, will students who graduated from higher ranked universities have an added advantage?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance :)

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I don’t know what you consider affordable, but some universities also offer their graduate students funding packages, so you will want to check all options. Because you have a CGPA of over 3 you have a decent chance of getting admitted to a university in Canada. One university you might want to try that is a little cheaper than most is the University of Regina.

      The academic standards for universities are pretty much on par through out Canada. Some are more research intensive so they have higher rankings but I wouldn’t be too concerned about rankings. Try for public universities not private as they are generally better and must meet a certain standard to get government funding.

      No, ranking doesn’t make a lot of difference after you graduate and are looking for a job. How well you did, and what you did for your degree makes the difference. What did you do your thesis on? Did you do an applied degree? How well can you communicate? These are the things that matter most.

      Reply
  42. Melody

    Hi Helen,

    I have a 2:2 degree in International Business (Bsc Honours) from the University of London – please can you tell me what the GPA for that qualification would be?

    Would I meet the admissions standards for a MA or MSc course in Canada? I am looking to do a course in either Economics or Human Resources, not an MBA.

    If my grades are too low will it be okay to apply for, (as an example) a Post-Graduate Diploma at Lambton College in Business Management – International Business. From my understanding the course is higher than a undergraduate degree, yet lower than a Masters.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I don’t know how England fares compared to Canada, but I would suspect that a 2.2 GPA is too low. You are better off contacting the college where you want to attend. Yes, a post-graduate diploma is an upgrade to an undergraduate degree and less than a Masters. I am not familiar with Lambton College – make sure it is a public college before applying.

      Reply
  43. Mohammed Salman

    Hello Ma’m,
    . I wanna know about eligibility criteria to study in Canada. I am pursuing bachelor of engineering in electronics and communication (final year). My aggregate is around 53 %. AM i eligible for MS in nanotechnology? I need a cheapest university with part time.

    Thank you

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  44. Khurram Saeed

    Hi i am a student from pakistan i have completed my MBA and now i want to take admission in Project Management Post Graduate programme. Will the canadian embassy consider this a upgrade or a downgrade to my educational carrier.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      What are the prerequisites? If you need an MBA to to qualify, then, yes the government would see it as an upgrade. But an MBA is a very high designation in Canada, a professional designation so upgrading from an MBA is difficult as you are about as high as you are going to get.

      Reply
  45. Sirajul Mostafa

    Hi Helen,
    Please, can you evaluate my profile and suggest me some uni. for masters or post graduate diploma (LOW COST) in Canada-
    BBA (Marketing) 65%, IELTS- 6.5, Management Experience- 2 Years.No GMAT.

    Is there any uni that does not require GMAT for Masters ( Business) and also low cost?
    Thanks a lot in advance.

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  46. umer

    Dear. Mr. Khan,

    I am Umer from Pakistan I have done Master in IT from Al- Khair uni with 3 GPA, in 2002, after that i could not find any job to my related subject so i got the job in Inventory Management and have 4 years of exp from Pakistan, then i got a job in Saudi Arabia in the Same field of Material Management and just completed 6 years, During this i have done Certificate course of Material Mag. from Pakistan Institute of Management, and one year Diploma in Supply chain from Pakistan Institute of Modern Studies.

    I would like to pursue my career in Supply chain, please guide me which university in canada have a program in SCM, and with affordable tution fees, and all necessary detail .

    Waiting for your reply,
    Umer

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      For me to better answer your inquiry in a detailed way, you might want to make use of our consultancy services; we are conveniently located in DHA, Lahore. Please note our contact information athttp://www.busisenseenglish.com/contact.html.

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  47. Arfan

    Hello,

    I have done O/A Levels from Pakistan and I have 8.0 in IELTS, I have been admitted in University of Toronto but unfortunately I cannot afford to pay the staggering amount of tuition fee there, so please can you suggest me a university where the tuition fee is low, and considering my credentials I would have a decent shot getting a scholarship/financial aid or something.

    Course: Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

    Regards

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      There are so many quality colleges and universities to go to in Canada that do not have staggering tuition costs. The U of T is certainly expensive, even for Canadians. You could could try anyone of our other high ranking universities such as UBC, Victoria, Simon Fraser, U of Alberta, U of Calgary, U of Regina, U of Saskatchewan, U of Manitoba, York, Dalhousie, Western Ontario, McMasters, Ottawa, Wilfrid Laurier, the list goes on.

      Reply
  48. jamshaid

    Hi helen I wanna study Bs engineering in uk or Canada nd my budget is around 10-12 lac nd l wanna work there along my study .so which university is better one

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      When counting the cost of university in Canada, please bear in mind that you will only be able to work no more than 20 hours per week while studying. Of course you can work full time during the holidays. You need about $24,000 per year to study in Canada and I would think you could only average about $1000 per month if you get a good job. Having said that, try some smaller colleges like Douglas College or Grant MacEwan University or Memorial for institutions that are affordable.

      Reply
  49. yazid

    hello helen

    please i want to study music .(composer and production ) next year in canada and i want some information if that possible
    thank you

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  50. joseph

    hi my name is joseph. im a Bsc human anatomy holder resident in Nigeria. My G.P is 3.43/5.
    i want to study MPH or masters in cardiovascular science in memorial university. Do u guys tnk id get admitted?

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  51. Dexla

    Hi Helen, I have HND in accounting with a grade point of 3.45 based on 4.00 point scale. I would like to know the schools that accept my qualification for a masters degree. Affordable schools.
    I am also a chartered accountant in Nigeria.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I am not familiar with Nigeria’s education system but a Higher National Diploma would suggest to me that you might have to complete a bachelor’s degree in Canada before applying for a Master’s degree. They may give some credit for part of your diploma and you might want to look at some public colleges to complete your degree before going on to do a master’s degree.

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  52. Kam

    Hi,

    I am a Civil Engineering graduate (2013) from Lahore, Pakistan. Now I plan to apply for Masters in Civil Engineering (Fall 2014). I have a GPA of 2.99/4. All universities says minimum admission requirement for Masters is GPA of 3. I sent emails to many universities (Not any of them was in Top 20). Some of them replied and said you cannot apply because of your GPA.

    Please suggest me any university (where I can do my Masters in Civil Engineering) with mild GPA restrictions. (Concordia, Dalhousie, Windsor rejected before even applying)

    What you suggest about applying to a university where they require GPA of 3?

    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      A GPA of 3 is often the stated minimum marks for most universities. But have you tried the University of Regina or Memorial University? Also, when you apply, the graduate department looks at the whole package, so any other accomplishments you have like great work experience, etc can help in securing a position at a university.

      Reply
  53. Dipesh Virani

    Let me introduce myself, am a versatile and accomplished MBA (Finance and Investment Management)from University of Wales, Cardiff Institute UK offering 4.6 years of experience as junior Financial Analyst.

    I wish to do a course which will add advantage to my MBA from UK, So please advise me the cheapest and the shortest course from a reputed University that will fetch me a job in Canada.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I would suggest trying to emigrate to Canada based on Merit. You can’t do much better than an MBA and you do have 4 years of work experience. You certainly cannot take another MBA. The only other option is to try a post-graduate diploma, but as I have said, and MBA is already a high ranking designation so your best option is to try for a work visa or permanent residency.

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  54. tony

    hi helen keep up the good work. some pointers pls. i have a diploma in data processing and a bsc in computer sc with a GPA of 3.37 out of 5. i would like to go in for a management program or any other suitable IT program an upgrade of my existing qualifications at least for 1 year. please can you guide me on degree options and school choices? most of the schools seem to reqiure a higher GPA. any pointers towards a post graduate diploma? i would prefer a uni and not a college. your assistance will be appreciated. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Because of your GPA, you should try a college and some colleges offer excellent diplomas that are well recognized. Of course you will want to try some of our Polytechnics like NAIT or SAIT or some well recognized colleges like Douglas College in BC or Seneca College in Toronto. Make sure you go to a public college not a private one as these are recognized by the Canadian government and must meet high quality standards.

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  55. john

    Hi, graduated from a private university in nigeria with a cgpa of 3.00 in building and would love to come to canada for a postgrad diploma that would enable me complete my masters in Canada. I would love to know how long it takes, and the tuition cost for a cheap university in canada.

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  56. Faisal Ali

    hey i wana know that what is the cheapest uni in canada for civil engeenring and please the detail of every cost i mean visa charges , where living cost etc

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Universities where you can study Civil Engineering at a decent price, and still be part of a great program are Dalhousie, Memorial and Regina. Students, when they want to study in Canada should consider having a minimum of $10,000 for Cost of living, tuition can range from $8000 to $14,000 for graduate studies. If you are studying at the undergraduate level, I would suggest to start with a college or Grant MacEwan University for your first year or two and then transfer to a larger university for the remaining two years of study. You will save considerably in those 2 years – sometimes as much as $8000.00. Undergraduate fees average around $22,000 to $24,000. The study visa application fee is $125.00.

      Reply
  57. ogheneovo alex

    can i do my msc in canada if i had a CGPA of 3.3 in my ist degre, precisely energy and petroleum study 1n any cheap canada university with low tuition,pls advice me

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Most universities will consider you if your GPA is more than 3 so your 3.3 should be good. You can try Memorial University or the University of Regina as both of them offer excellent programs at a lower tuition.

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  58. jitendra

    sir im from india . i have complited my graduation . now i want to do pg diploma for 2 year in international business. from canada. can u give me the name of any college of canada , which take less fees as compare to other college. pls rpy me on my email id…

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Less expensive may mean exactly that – cheap, but you don’t get the quality education you want. I would suggest looking at colleges like Seneca, Georgian and Douglas or Grant MacEwan University as they offer excellent programs in a medium cost range.

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  59. Puneet Anand

    Hi Helen,i am doing B.E.(Civil) . My marks in engg are as follows :
    1st yr – 52 %
    2nd yr – 55%
    3rd yr – 64%.
    Aggregate – 57%.
    My gre score is 298. My toefl ibt score is 93.
    I am planning to do my masters from Canada.
    Pls suggest me some good univs where i can get an admit ? I have shortlisted some univs : Carleton univ,University of Manitoba,University of Saskatchewan.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Most universities in Canada ask for 70% and greater in the last 2 years of study. They may or may not consider your GRE in the calculations, some do and some don’t. The only possible university where you might get accepted is the University of Regina and maybe Carleton.

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  60. dav

    plsssss i want to know, what university or college that is cheap can todo my post-graduate diploma in canada since my G.P.A is low or should i start diploma in any colleges

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I don’t know where you are from and what you call a low GPA, but you could try Georgian College in Ontario as it is fairly cheap, recognised by the Ontario and Canadian government and offers excellent programs with the prospect of employment after graduation.

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  61. yasir

    hi Helen khan im doing Msc Economics (final year).i want to study in Canada. what course would be in my favor according to my field? and which university would be cheapest for my field?
    please email me full detail of universities and cost of living there for 2015. thanks

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Are you doing a 2 year Masters degree? Then you could only think about doing a PhD in Economics or take a Masters degree in a related discipline such as Financial & Accounting Management or some other related management program.

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  62. Mary

    Hi Helen,

    Am a Nigeria with a HND in Secretarial Studies and BTEC HND in Business management from Edexcel at Merit level which am currently topping up to BA (Hons) in Business (HRM) with Anglia Ruskins University to finish June 2014 (via distance learning). I also have a PGDEducation.

    I worked as an administrator for 8yrs but I want to make a transition to HRM hence the BTEC HND and BA. Now am planning to go to Canada for a masters next year 2014 and subsequently a PHD so I can teach.

    Please, my inquiry is on whether Canadian universitiess frown on degrees gotten through distance learning? You can contact me via my email.

    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Canadian universities do not necessarily frown on distance learning universities; the standing often is determined by how your university is recognised in your home country. Does it have a good reputation or how does it rank nationally or internationally.

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      1. Mary

        Hi Helen,

        My degree is from Anglia Ruskin University UK and its a one year HND top up to get a BA. Also, what is the exact difference between Canadian University system and UK? Do you have an idea about graduate study in France or someone who may know?

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  63. Shanntae

    Hello Helen,

    I need your help! I am currently pursuing a 1 year course based MSc in the Caribbean (UWI) in Food safety and quality assurance, I have a 3 years undergrad degree which I was told is unacceptable in Canada hence the one year MSc. I dream is to obtain my Masters in Public Health can you recommend a good University outside of Ontario(those I find are ridiculously expensive) please. What is your opinion on UBC, Uni of Victoria or Uni of Alberta?

    Thanks loads

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      All the universities that you mentioned are excellent choices. As you are in the Caribbean, I would suggest checking with the universities directly to see what the universities state as Caribbean equivalencies to the Canadian marking system.

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  64. Afsheen

    Hi helen. I want study in canada a as mature student in film studies undergraduate degree. My question is will film studies give me any benifit in getting a job or not. And how much GPA required in film studies degree

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Film studies is not just about making movies, etc but covers a broad range of fields. Film studies is an area in Mass Communications and is a program that opens a lot of doors for employment as media is one of the best ways to get a message across to the masses.

      As for your GPA, most colleges would consider you with a 2.5 GPA but university is a bit higher and they may request a GPA of 3.

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  65. obaleke

    Hi helen, thanks for the lovely post. Usually impossible to find good information for free. I would love to come to canada to do a qualifying year which would enable me further for masters since my gpa is a 2.2 out of 4, but I was completely making over 2.6 in my last 3 semesters. I am interested in coming over to do urban and land regeneration or any other field in built environment excluding architecture. I would love a school under c$10, 000, in a good city with a cheap living cost and an opportunity to work not more than 20 hours a week and make over $150. Thanks again and really appreciate the eeffort in which you have been helping others, keep up the work helen. Are you also in Nigeria.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I am not familiar with Nigeria’s education system so I can’t help you much. Memorial is perhaps the only university where the tuition is in your price range but a 2.2 out of 4 GPA is not sufficient for universities in Canada.

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  66. Ike Chinedu Eric

    I am a graduate of computer science from nigeria with a cgpa of 3.9/5. please i would like to know if i need toefl and gre to get admission for a masters degree in computer science at memorial university and also if i am eligible for a scholarship or grant in the school.

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  67. Michael James

    Hi. Thanks for the very informative article. I am a school administrator from Nigeria with a first degree in Social Work I need a cheap university where i can pursue a graduate degree in social work. Possibly a few options to spread my applications accross.
    A few things i would consider would be the;
    1. The weather ( i am a bit of a cold-hater)
    2. The cost of living in the area (i wouldnt want my cheap tuition rendered worthless by having to pay more for rent and other basics)
    I would be mightily grateful if i get a reply via my email address.
    God bless.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Getting all three of your desires, a Social Work program, warm weather and low tuition/cost of living might not be possible. Not all universities offer a degree in Social Work but you could try the University of Calgary – also you can try some universities in Ontario where the weather is warmer, but you will not find the cheapest universities or a low cost of living there.

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  68. Bryan

    Hi Helen,keep up the good work.
    I am a graduate of elctrical eengineering from Nigeria with gpa of 4.24/5 for my first degree and 4.67/5 from my masters.i am intereted in doing my phd on smart grid in canada.i need advice on choice of quality university in canada where i can get a good scholarship dat can support my dependants as i am married with 4 kids n will love to come with them.do consider weather as am coming with kids from tropical Africa and also jobs dat can support us.
    thanks

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Well you can’t have everything. While you might find a reasonably priced university like the University of Regina where you can study smart grids (please check out their engineering, computing programs), you might not get weather like you have in Nigeria. Most places except for the southern tip of Ontario and the Okanagan in BC, are quite a bit colder then you might like. Also, you may have difficulty getting a scholarship based on only a 4.24/5 GPA. As you are from Africa, I would suggest finding an agent in your own country who would be better equipped to help you with your study in Canada goals.

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  69. Lanre

    Hi Helen,Thanks for helping us provide answers.
    I am a graduate of petroleum engineering from Nigeria with gpa of 4.34/5.i am intereted in doing my M.Eng (Petroleum Engineering) in canada and i need advice on choice of quality universities in canada where i can get a good scholarship and where job opportunities are available.
    Thank you.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Try Regina or Memorial University. These universities are in oil rich provinces so you may get a job afterwards. Also they have reasonable tuition rates and they may offer funding, but you would have to check them out on their websites.

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  70. Waleed

    Asslamolaykom
    Helen, I have a Msc degree in Biochemistry and a Bsc in Chemistry, am looking for a chance to get to study Phd in Canada, as a matter of fact its all about financial aids, I have read the blog above and I have some questions, I am married and have one son, so am thinking to take them with me so am looking for a cheap place in addition to low cost university for my study, can you provide me info about minimal costs in such universities? what else should I add to tuition fees to calculate the total cost per one year? GPA is 3.18 is there a chance for me???

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Your CGPA is not very high so you have limited yourself to the universities that might accept you. You would need to take the tuition cost (around $ 10-15,000 depending on the university) plus about $20,000 for living expenses for your yearly expenses. You might try for funding while you study, depending on the university, but the PhD programs are very competitive so few students are selected into a program each year.

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  71. Rama

    Hi Helen,
    I’m an international student, interested in Master of Managemet. My GPA is 3.6, TOEFL score 86 ibt, and I graduated last year from business school.
    Can I still apply now for Winter semester 2014 in Memorial university?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I don’t know what their application deadline is, but can you get a Study Visa in time? You need to allow time for admission application processing (minimum of 1 month) plus the student visa application processing time for your country.

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  72. Jeffrey

    how do i get a cheap University to study my Masters in Social Works, I need a school that i can afford, please help to direct and with their tuition fees required

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  73. Paul

    I have applied for graduate studies in both university of regina and memorial university of newfoundland. I have checked the application status and one said “hold file for next dept. Intake” that’s for regina. And memorial says “decision made”. I contacted the graduate studies to explain what decision made really means and they responds that my application was considered for fall 2014 and my file will be reviewed in the new year. My official documents are on the way, has not even gotten there yet. I really don’t understand.
    Do you have an idea when memorial often finalize admission for fall session.
    Thanks helen, you are doing great for people.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I don’t know Memorial’s decision-making procedure, so you are better off consulting them. The fact that it will be reviewed is not a bad thing, it means that you are still being considered but in the new year, not now.

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  74. Alexander

    Hello Helen,
    I am completing my bachelor degree in international economics and management in Ukraine this year. I’d like to continue studying in Canada after graduation. Would a college post-graduate diploma be a right decision for me? Or should I consider universities?
    Could you advice me any good colleges/universities with business programs? I am thinking of George Brown College in Toronto, what is your opinion on it?
    Thank you for your help.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      George Brown College is a public college, so you are pretty safe choosing a it as a possible destination. If you go the degree route after doing a bachelors degree, you would probably be looking at an MBA which can have very expensive tuition. But an MBA will certainly land you a good job in time.

      Doing a post-graduate diploma at George Brown is also a good choice as it is a degree granting college and has some good work experience programs.

      But do Ukrainian students get Canada student visas if they take a post-graduate diploma? This you will have to check out from your end.

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  75. Jasmin dhamala

    hi helen,
    i am a Nepalese citizen currently reside in UK since 2010. i had completed my 3 yrs Diploma in electronics engineering from back home in 2008 with a first division (67 %) (after 10 yrs school program). now i am thinking about to proceed my further education in Canada. so i will appreciate the best recommendation regarding the best valued university.

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  76. mary

    Hello Helen,
    I commend your good work. Pls I have applied twice to UofS in Canada and got full scholarships for graduate studies.
    The only snag is embassy keeps refusing me study visa claiming I did not convince them I will leave Canada after my studies. This is very painful to me. Please what am I required to show as conviction as am planning to reapply?

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  77. Ajay Bhandari

    hy Sir,
    I have just completed my (10+2) level course in Science from NepalMy 1st year and second year percentages are 67%and 77% respectively,with the aggregate of 72%.And my ILETS score is 6.5.Now I am planing to study Bachelor Electronic Enginnering In canada at cheaper universities.Sir,wil u mind sugesting me some such universities where my desired course is an option with the annual tuition cost..
    I look forward for your reply soon…..

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You might want to try some of the colleges in Canada that will take in students with a lower GPA. You may be limited as to the bachelor’s degree you can pursue. Try Georgian College in Ontario.

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  78. Faiyad

    Hello Helen,
    I am from Bangladesh and have completed my Bsc. degree in computer science two weeks ago with a cgpa of 2.98 out of 4 (2nd class). Im considering to apply for MS in CSE. My low cgpa has caused a lot of problems for me. Most universities require min 3 avg. im also not familiar with the conversion scales of different universities and it was very confusing to me. i have relatives in toronto and it would be better for me to study from there. Are there any universities that match my criteria? The tuition fees are also a big factor as im from a middle class family. Are there any ways for me to get any funding? Is it really possible or just a farfetched idea? Eagerly waiting for your reply. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Some universities offer funds in the form of research assistantships to their graduate students. I would check that part out when looking at a university. YOur low GPA will probably disqualify you for most universities but you could try Guelph and Regina as the 2.98 just borders the 3. They will also look at other factors as well, your letter of intent, CV and reference letters.

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  79. Rohail Syed

    Hey Helen,
    First of all i really appreciate the work that you are doing. Now getting down to business. I completed my first year studying in the University of East London honouring in Electrical Engineering. I have a cgpa of 3.83/4. I would like to move to Canada to pursue my second year. My budget is approx. 13-17000$ . Can you suggest me a good university where i can resume my studies ? Thank You .

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Because of your low budget (which I assume covers both cost of living and tuition), I would say try Memorial or one of the other Maritime province universities.

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  80. kumar

    dear Helen,

    Good job for ur advices,

    As i completed my bachelor of engineering in 2002 and working as software quality engineer from last 11 years in saudi arabia.Im married with 2kids and wish to study masters degree in canada to ger “PR”.Please advice

    regards

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      As you have not indicated any CGPA, or place of study, I can’t really help you. Universities do consider mature students who have worked in the industry for some time, but because you have already done your bachelors you would have to look at Graduate Studies.

      I would say, check out the website of a few universities in Canada and see if you meet their academic requirements. If you do, then follow their application procedures and apply. Once you have received your Confirmation of Admission, then you can apply for your study visa.

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      1. Zaynab

        Hello,
        I’m from Bangladesh and I’m doing my Alevels at the moment. My subjects are chemistry, physics, mathematics, and pure mathematics. I want to join the undergraduate pharmacy program at Simon fraser university. Can you tell me the total cost of my living expense and tuition fees for the 4 years of my bachelors degree. I also wanted to know the requirements for joining this program and what grades in Alevels are required for a scholarship. Thank you!

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  81. Moustafa

    Hello Helen,
    I am from Egypt and I am studying Construction and building Engineering, its my final semester so I am preparing my papers for masters degree in civil Engineering but I have a CGPA 2.5 out of 4 so do i have any chances and what universities are recommended. Thank you

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  82. Bilal Hussain

    hello
    I have done B.E in chemical engineering with a gpa of 3.0/4.0. I want to do masters from a low cost university in chemical, petroleum or oil and gas engineering. can u please guide me in this regard.
    thank you

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  83. praveen

    hie Helen, i am praveen from india i have completed my bachelors in 2011 with a percentage of 65.presently i am working in a software company .. i want to do MS in computer science in canada… i have a score of 6 in ielts .. i have approached a consultancy they told me that i am not eligible to apply for universities but they said i can apply for colleges in canada.. can you tell me the cheapest colleges in vancouver for pursuing masters …???????

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      VERY FEW colleges in Canada offer degrees at the graduate level. In fact I do not know of any college in Canada that offers an MSc in Computing Science. Graduate Studies takes place in universities.

      What your consultant meant was that your 65% is too low for university and only a college would look at 65%.

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  84. tasnim

    hello,
    I am a Bangladeshi student and want to study in Canada. I want to know which is the cheapest college in Canada to study hotel management? And what will be my total cost for first year of that course (excluding living) ? Eagerly waiting for your reply.
    Best regards
    Tasnim

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Note every college offers hotel management courses. Also, you don’t want to go to just any college, you want to make sure it is a public college so the Canadian government will recognise it when you apply for a visa. Here are three possible choices, two in hotel management and the other in food management. You can check out their tuition costs on their website and compare the cost. All three colleges are well recognised by the government and in industry.

      http://www.senecac.on.ca/fulltime/HTM.html
      http://www.douglas.bc.ca/calendar/programs/phorm.html
      http://www.georgiancollege.ca/academics/full-time-programs/culinary-management-co-op-culn/

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  85. Swarup

    I am computer engg (BE) graduate with first class having the exp around 2+ yrs; looking for the master in computer science from Canada.
    Is there is any university or college offer the master with Internship as a part of programme ?

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  86. bilawal nasir

    i am pakistani student . i want to study in canada . my qualification is fsc . i want to strudy a simple arts program . i know about auniversity which name is university of ottawa but i dont know what its cost and what the living expenses in ottawa . if anyone which help me to choose cheap and affordable university plz help me

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      The University of Ottawa is not the cheapest and Ontario is not a cheap province. I would suggest you contact me to help you with your study in Canada goals. As I have over 27 years of experience in post-secondary education in Canada, I am will versed to help you with your plans to study in Canada. Please contact me at the phone number or email addresses found at : http://www.busisenseenglish.com/contact.html.

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  87. bilawal nasir

    i am a pakistani student . i clear fsc and now i want to study in canada in a bachelor degree of arts . plz give me the name o f unversities which is very cheap . is university of winnipeg a cheap university . plz help me because i want to go to canada within 4 months

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      The University of Winnipeg is not the cheapest, but if you want to study in Canada you might want to try one of the smaller universities or a degree granting college that is recognised by the Canadian government. Any public institution is always a good choice.

      As for going in 4 months, that might not be possible as it usually takes about 3 months for the visa application process. To help you in your decision as to what university to attend and the best arts program for you, I would suggest that you use our consultancy service. I am a Canadian and worked at a major Canadian university for over 27 years so I am very familiar with the Canadian education system. You can get my contact information (phone and email addresses) through the following link: http://www.busisenseenglish.com/contact.html. Note that our hours have changed and we now close at 7 PM.

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  88. akram ali

    Thanks for the information. It was a good read. I am an international student and I am looking for a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Canada. What would be the cheapest place to study? and which one would you reccomend? I also wanted to know, as for the job prospects, which one is better: doing a Masters in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or Masters in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering?I have GPA of 3.4/4.0 and I would prefer the cheapest university with low tution
    Ielts 6.0
    I am very much confused about specializations
    Whether to go for masters in Mech or petroleum
    If u have any other which would fetch job after masters please suggest..
    Thanks again

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      A degree in either Mechanical or Petroleum Engineering would land you a job, although you might have a slight edge in Petroleum because Canada’s gas and oil industry is huge. Alberta and Saskatchewan are major oil & gas producers and Newfoundland has offshore drilling.

      as for the best and cheapest, either Regina or Memorial would be suitable as both are in provinces where petroleum is a major industry.

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  89. USMAN

    HI HELEN !
    I am resident of islamic republic of pakistan and i want to study in canada, my qualification is FSC(PRE-ENGG) with 50% marks I have passed it in DEC,2010 then i get admission in computer science in pakistan that i have left after 1.5 year of studying now i want to go in canada for my higher study in engineering program AM also doing prepration of IELTS TEST and i know some of cheapest universities in canada like memorial & regina but the thing is i want to know that is the education gape mater that is near to 3 years beacuse my last degree is FSC , can i am eligible to apply in any canadian university and is their CHC issue me a student visa and what is the visa ratio of canadian student visa from pakistan ?
    WAITING FOR YOUR KIND REPLY!
    Best regards
    USMAN

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Most institutions require that you have a 70 to 75% mark from your FSc program. Some places might go as low as 65%. Unless you did really well in your 1.5 years at university, you might want to consider upgrading before pursuing a degree in Canada.

      Getting a visa is very possible as long as you are pursuing higher studies and you meet all the other requirements of a visa, like bank statement requirements, etc.

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  90. Mandar M.G.

    Hi Ma’am,
    I am about to finish my 4th yr in Mechanical Engg from an Indian university. I am planning to apply for Masters in either mechanical or petroleum engineering in Canada. My CGPA stands at 7.0/10. IELTS score is 8.0 and GRE score is 315(157 – verbal, 158 – quant, 3.5 – writing). I checked the tuition fees for Mem. Uni. of Newfoundland and they seem to have recently increased their fees for international students ( approx 16,000 CAD now). On the other hand Uni of Ottawa shows aprox 6800 CAD as fees for Int. students. Could you please explain the great variation in fees even though Ottawa is much more reputed. Also could you please mention a couple of other universities which I could apply to (keeping in mind my academic scores). Thank you in advance for your help :)
    * All fees mentioned above are for MSc/MASc programs in either mech or petroleum engg.

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  91. Miss zuberi

    Hi Helen,
    I am currently studying PHarmaceutical Sciences (BSc) final year from London.
    I was considering to apply in Seneca college for pharmaceutical operations programme which is for 1 year and the fee is around $13,500. I wanted to know how much bank statement do I have to show before applying for it? One of my uncle is already residing over there so can I use his bank statement or do I have to provide mine? Can you reply me back on my email please thanks

    Regards,
    Zuberi

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You can use your uncle’s bank statement as long as he signs an affidavit that he is sponsoring you. The minimum amount to state on the bank statement is the cost of the College tuition, 13,500 plus $10,000 and you need to show a statement with this amount for 4 months.

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  92. Alex

    I am Alex, BE Electronics and Communication graduate with 6 years experience in software testing and telecom domain. I am looking for a 1 year PG diploma course in canada for may intake. May i know which course would be suitable to get a job and settle down there. Will this would be a good idea or I need to try for immigration. Can you please help me in this matter.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Not too sure where you are writing from so I don’t know if you would get immigration or not on your merits. As for going into further studies, I would suggest NAIT in Edmonton, Alberta.

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  93. ismail

    hello mam..hope you are doing fine..i had done bachelors in commerce but one of my paper have compartment which i just gave now.result will be announced in july,my result for ielts is 6 band which will be expire in ending of January.i am interested in diplomas like business management.or hotel management or tourism.currently i am in saudia arabia and basically i am from pakistan.can you refer me any college which fees per year can be 7000 or 8000 $.thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Cheap does not always mean good. Georgian College offers these programs and is a good college but the fees are more expensive. If you have completed a bachelors, then you may not get a visa by taking a diploma. The Canadian Government will not see that as an upgrade.

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  94. Koko

    Hi Helen,
    I really appreaciate the time taken to answer most of the question brought to your attention, i am a graduate in Environmental studies with a low GPA of 2.4 in 5point grade system. I am very aware of the low grade thats why i won’t waste your time asking for a University that can accept me for studies. I would like to further my education in Environmental studies/ Construction field to the level of a Masters degree in Canada. I would appreciate your advice on what route or transition academic program i could enrol in to boost my oppurtunities. i had written the IELTS proficiency test and scored a 7.0 rating. i would really appreciate your response.
    Thank you.

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  95. Haroon Naseem

    Hi Helen;
    I am 35 years of age and having completed my MBA from Pakistan with 3.4 GPA back in 2008. I completed my B.Com & PGD (computer science) in 1999 & 2001 respectively. Currently, I am doing job in Qatar as HR Administrator in a Power Plant. I have found that I need to upgrade my qualification with some international degree/diploma to excel in my career, that’s why looking for some opportunities to study abroad specially in Canada. Can you help me to fine best affordable course in Human Resource Management if possible for my age group to get the study visa? I also need to know about the programs and any visa issues I can face in the process.

    Best Regards;

    Haroon

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      The problem of already having an MBA makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to upgrade at a Canadian university. You cannot hold 2 MBA degrees and most universities will not accept you for an MBA program (Human Resource Management). AM MBA is considered a professional program and is rather elite so it will be difficult to find something better. If you take a diploma, the Canadian government will see that as a downgrade and probably not issue a student visa. You could search http://www.aucc.ca and look under Find a Study Program to see if you can find a post-graduate diploma in HR. Good luck.

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  96. Akeem...

    Hello Helen,

    My name is Akeem,I Have my secondary school certificate with me and I want to come and work and finish my University there..Please what are the cheapest universities to go and affordable?Please mention all and I hope to read from you soon.Thank you and have a great day.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You need to complete your Intermediate to qualify for a Canadian college or university. You should have a grade of 70-75% minimum for university or college entrance. Colleges are cheaper than university so you could try Douglas College or try Grant MacEwan University or Memorial.

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  97. Ali

    Hey, thankyou for such an informative article.
    Let me give you a detailed insight on my academic background so that you can tell me if i have a chance of pursuing further studies in canada.
    I enrolled in bahria university islamabad campus as bba student. Repeated the first semester. I have a cgpa of 2.2/4 in the 5th semester and 2.3/4 in the 6th semester. In the 7th semester currently it is 2.5/4. I will graduate in may 2014. If i increase my cgpa to 2.5 or 2.6 in this last 8th semester, is there any chance that i can get admission for masters course in canada?
    I am bba-marketing majors, looking for a MS degree in marketing or project management.
    My budget is max 20,000$ for whole MS degree.

    Also please let me know will i get a work permitt to do get a job in canada if i complete my masters in either one of the above mentioned degrees?

    Please help me out as i have just 6 months left.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Graduate studies is a very competitive field and most universities will look at a student that has a GPA of 3 out of 4 or better. You may also have to write the GMAT exam as a requirement. Getting a job afterwards is certainly a strong possibility but you really should have a higher CGPA to enter an MSc program in marketing or project management.

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  98. ALI RAZA

    Asslam O Alikum

    I’m ALI RAZA from Karachi. I have pass Electrical Engineering in this year with 2.89 CGPA. I want to Go Canada for MEng in Electrical Engineering . please suggest me a cheapest university with minimum GPA Requirment..
    My Mail is : ali_electronics22@hotmail.com

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  99. S. Gupta

    Dear Helen,
    I have a Bachelors in Science (with a specialization in Biotechnology) from a ‘A’ grade University in India with an aggregate of 76% in my 3 years including the same percentage in my 3rd year of study. I also did a M.Sc in stem cell medicine from a reputed British University with an over all aggregate of 55% including a research in the field of nerve bio engineering, its defense and some bio medical based course works. I have been looking around different Canadian Universities for another Masters in the field of Oncology/ Pharmacology/ Neuroscience/Cell and molecular biology as I don’t have the sufficient 5 to 6 years of post secondary higher education to directly qualify for a PhD in Canada (which in my case is 3 years B.Sc and 1 year M.Sc totaling to 4 years). After looking at various Canadian Universities and their requirements I have come to the conclusion that for graduate studies almost all Canadian Universities predominantly look at the last 2 years grade or last 20 courses of 60 credits or more. In that case it will be my 3rd year B.Sc and 1 year M.Sc and my GPA is coming to 3.3/4.0 and 3.7/4.5 (For University of Manitoba), 9/12 (For Mac Master) and 3.5/4.3 (For Dalhousie University) for the last 81 credits taken over 2 years of study. I also have a clinical research experience in different medical fields like Diabetology, Chest and Reproductive medicine for around 1.5 years including a 4 months of internship along with a post graduate diploma in Drug safety and clinical trials management where I have an aggregate of 72%. I would be highly obliged if you kindly advise me about the chances of getting admission into a Canadian University with this GPA, academic and work experience. Thank you
    Best regards
    S.Gupta

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You seem to have a good combination of education and experience. Universities do weigh heavily on your marks but take other factors into consideration. The drawback will be your 55% but you have a fair chance. Just remember that Graduate Studies is a very competitive field and the top students will get a position.

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  100. maheen

    hello Helen,
    i am 28 years old.I did MA Economics with 58% in 2009.i scored 6.0 overall bands in IELTS.Now i would like to pursue a professional program in Canada.
    Which program and university would you suggest me ? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Most professional programs in Canada require a CGPA of 3 out of 4 or better – that is about 70%. So, you may have difficulties getting into a professional program in Canada.

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  101. wasim

    Respected mam,
    I am planning for my masters in Canada at your university. My aggregates are as follows
    1. BE 76%
    2.12th 78%
    3. 10th 81%
    Further i am going to publish a paper on feb 15 of 2014.
    I would like to know ,what are my chances to get an admission in your university for mechanical and also i would like to know about the chances of mine to get scholarship.
    Also i have got my ielts exam on 1st of march, so can i apply first and can i then send my ielts score?
    Hope you will reply soon ,
    Thanking you
    Wasim(from India)

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  102. Hamayun Yaqub

    Hello Madam,
    I have a problem here which I really need to overcome by seeking your kind help. I have obtained 2.96 GPA (71 % marks) in my Bachelors and now I am looking for admission in MPA from either the Western University (UWO) or UOttawa. I just want to know, how good my chances are, in securing the admission, and also eager to know about the cost of study and living as Ontario is damn costly to live. Need your advices quite badly. Waiting for your response.

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  103. Krishan Kumar

    I am B.Tech and M.Tech in Information Technology. My wife is also B.Tech and M.Tech in ECE. Both of us have 5 years Teaching experience at University and College Level in India. We want to migrate to Canada. I want to register my wife for PhD program meanwhile I want to work in Canada. Can you suggest me some universities good for PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering. What are other ways so that we can get good job in Canada after some studies.

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  104. Giorgi

    Many thanks for your responses Helen;

    I would like to know more about Memorial University;
    It is in St. John’s right? Is it cold there? What kind of life is there? What are estimated living expenses there? Just roughly. Are there available host families?

    Will I be able to find half-time job? I mean any kind of student job;

    I am applying for masters degree i already have BBA; is it hard for international student to find a job after graduating ?

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    1. ali

      2.3 gpa from Nust whose grading system is toughest in pakistan after GIKI , i am pr card holder what should i do ? and also how can students from better pakistani uni enter when there grading system is so tough ?

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      1. Helen Khan Post author

        Two points must be noted here:
        1. Many students in Pakistan have a 3 plus CGPA with females surpassing males in this category. A good number of students have more than 3.5
        2. Canadian universities/colleges do recognize that Pakistan has a tough grading system. Some universities also acknowledge this by providing international equivalency marks. If NUST does this, this is to your favour.

        If you are a PR holder, then you don’t have an immigration problem and you can try for a post-graduate diploma or some other diploma/certificate of this sort where your marks are accepted.

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  105. Attiq Khan

    Hi helen after reading comments it is obvious that 3.00/4 GPA is must for Masters in any canadian university.I have 2.9 cgpa in BSCS(16 years of education) from Pakistan . Is there any way to get admission in any canadian university, like get admission in diploma and then in MS. Like zero semester concept or something else?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      There are some diploma programs that you could apply for, but you have to remember that to get your study visa you need to show the Canadian government that you are doing a education/career enhancement.

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  106. Mohammed Bashir

    Am an international student, I had Higher National Diploma HND in Tourism 2007, and I want to study PGd/MSc in any Tourism related field in Canada. Pls can I be given admission to study MSc in Tourism related field and which University is best for me, will appreciate useful information, thanks and God bless

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      If you have only done a Diploma you would most likely not be able to enter a Master’s program at most Canadian universities. You might be able to study a degree program at the bachelor’s level and hear a degree after only 1 or 2 years.

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  107. Kazi Anwarul Azim

    Hi Helen. i have completed my BSC in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from NOrth South University, Bangladesh. My CGPA is 2.95. I wanna do masters in canada. which universities will be cheaper and easy for me to get admission in. Thankss.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Some of the cheaper universities are on the East coast, for example Dalhousie, UPEI, Moncton, U of New Brunswick. You could also try Simon Fraser in Burnaby, BC – some of these universities also look at a lower CGPA.

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  108. jayees ali

    hello, i got a lot of information from the comments above . i want to know little more about georgion college and work availability for a graduate in toronto ? hope you will provide me the required details …

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Georgian College as a good reputation and offers a good number of coop or work programs with their academic programs. It is a college that will likely land you a job when you graduate. Will you find work in Toronto once you graduate? It is possible, although the unemployment rate is higher in Toronto than Barrie. Barrie (where Georgian is located) is considered a ‘bedroom community’ of Toronto and is only a short distance from Toronto’s outskirts. Therefore you might want to stay in Barrie where there are more job opportunities.

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  109. David

    Dear Helen,
    I just received an offer letter for a conditional admission to a Post-Degree Diploma in Business Studies program at Vancouver Island University and would like to know if this Post-Degree Diploma program will increase my chances of getting into the MBA/MScIB program at VIU or an MSc program in other Canadian universities? My CGPA of 2.98 of 5 at undergraduate(BSc Economics) does not meet the requirement for the MBA/MScIB program therefore I would like to know if doing the PDDB program to improve my academic qualification would thereafter qualify me to enter for a masters program in Canada.
    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I cannot answer that question. You are best to contact Vancouver Island University and ask them how their diploma is accepted at major universities, or contact the Business Faculties of some universities and ask if they recognise Vancouver Island’s Post-degree diploma in Business Studies.

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  110. mohamed faizal

    hello helen,i’ve finished my engineering in computerscience(2013 pass) in india with 3 gpa and i’m intrested in doing my master in software engineering in canada one of my uncle is a citizen of canada and a government emploee i can stay in his house (which is close by to reyersen university) can u tell me the total fee it l cost me for two years(overall) in a cheap university nearby and please tell me how much i can earn for a week according to constraints.. and i ve did both my schooling and my UG in english medium so i think i donot need to take up tofel besides that what exams do i need to take for doing my masters in software(2yrs) and can i take my exxam online or do i need to take my exam in person @canada please do mail me the link to take up my entry level exams for respective universities if u know them please reply to my mail soon..

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Generally Ryerson is a bit more expensive then other universities but if they have the program you want, then you certainly should try for Ryerson. Another possibility in the Toronto area is York. Some universities may exempt you from the ELP requirement if you have studied at an institution where English is the medium of instruction. How to proceed from here is dependent on the universities procedures.

      As for working during your university sessions, you are allowed a minimum of 20 hours per week and you can work full time during holidays and summer breaks. But don’t rely on this to cover your cost of living or tuition. I don’t know what kind of experience you have but you may end up with a job that offers only the minimum wage which will be around $10 per hour. That would turn out to be $200 per week. If you have excellent credentials you might get a more professional job at $20 per week, but again you are only making $400 per week (so 800-1200 per month); if you are fortunate to land a job quickly and with a good salary.

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  111. mohamed faizal

    please note : i need masters degree(2yrs) as i’ve did my 4yrs in engineering and not the associates degree *

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  112. OLA

    Am pleased with the information posted on this site,it is really of great benefit. Please I will like to get more information about Algonquin college for post graduate certificate course- Business Intelligence System Infrastructure because I just got an offer letter for fall 2014.
    Will also want to know if Algonquin is a well recognised public college cos I will want to crossover to a reputable university in canada after my PG certificate and my employment eligibilty when I graduate.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      As you are from Nigeria, you are best to consult a consultant in your own country or Algonquin College. I am not familiar with the Nigerian education system, therefore cannot make comment.

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  113. kiran

    Respected Sir,
    I am B.E mechanical with first class and having 7 months experience in production field.I am willing to study in Windsor in master program .I got 6 band and here i attached my resume as well as link of courses i want to study.So please refer it and find out suitability of mine.can i get admission in following programe..Any other university which give admission on 6 band in master of mechanical field than suggest me.
    1-http://www1.uwindsor.ca/professional/master-of-management-manufacturing-management
    2-http://www1.uwindsor.ca/professional/meng-mechanical-engineering-auto-option

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Kiran, you are best to contact the appropriate personnel at the University of Windsor. I cannot see your documents so am not in a position to make a comment on your qualifications. Having said that, 1st class students are usually considered for university admission so your changes are probably good.

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  114. Hasnain ghani

    hello,
    i m hasnain,i wl soon complete my 4th semester in economics(hons).i want to carry my further study in canada.can u tell me about about the universitires which have low costs and that place where living costs are also low?
    its my first time to experience the international world.i dont want that family support me in study costs, i want to earn money and work there by myself to fulfil the dues of uni,so which place i have to choose if it is not possible in canada than u can show me other country.
    guide me and show me the paths….

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      First of all you will not be able to finance your education on only a part-time job. You will also have to have some other source of income like a scholarship or help from back home. Therefore, you should strive for the very best marks, preferably 3.5 and better if you want to be considered for scholarships.

      I am not familiar with other countries as I deal exclusively with Canadian institutions.

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  115. Enny

    Hi Helen,
    kindly advise me on the most affordable university/college for international student to study diploma in human resources managements, with low cost of living & also will like to do part time job to support myself. Also I will be going with my son & will need to put him in a high school in the same province i will be studying, .
    Kindly reply through my email, .
    Regards.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You have an interesting combination here. The best for you is to keep in mind your son’s education; so Alberta and Saskatchewan are two provinces that you will want to check out for High School for your son. Also these provinces have a very low unemployment rate so it is easier to get a job and some of their universities/colleges such as Concordia, Grant MacEwan, NAIT have affordable tuition costs.

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  116. Ashik

    Hi Helen,
    I want to do masters in marketing in Canada. Can you please tell me about Memorial University of Newfoundland. How their degrees’ are seen in the job market and some other info regarding the University. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Memorial is a public university with a good reputation. It is a smaller university so you will have a better interaction with teaching staff, etc. The tuition is less than in some of our other universities and if you choose to go to Memorial, you will do well.

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  117. Gaurav Garg

    Hi,

    I have done B.Tech (computers 4 years Bachelor Degree) in India, what are the ideal courses for me, in canada?
    Later on the course should help in getting PR as well in Canada.

    Thanks !!!

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      For those students who have done a 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Computers, there are a good number of options for you. If you have a very good CGPA, graduate studies is a good option for you. Also you can try polytechnic institutions which offer more practical, hands on experience which gives you and edge in the marketplace. An example of good polytechnic schools in NAIT or SAIT in Alberta.

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      1. Gaurav Garg

        Thanks Helen !!! My CGPA score is 7.5 , Do Polytechnic study will lead to Permanent residence in Canada ?

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  118. Mrh13

    HI Helen,
    I am a MBA (HR) final semester student in Pakistan, I want to apply for a PG diploma in HR/Business or some Graduate Management Degree from Canada, just to get accepted by their educational system and later earn a CHRP (Certificate for Human Resource Professional), I want to know if pursing either of the above mentioned degrees will be considered a value addition to my educational career by the visa granting authorities?

    Additionally let me tell u, I have a 3.45/4 CGPA in 4years BBA(HR) and a 3.38/4 in MBA(HR) 2 yrs.
    I am looking forward to apply at prestigious yet low cost institutes. Please guide me. I will be really grateful to you :)

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Canada does grant visas to students who take post secondary diplomas but generally these students will have applied to a recognised university or college. Try not to choose a private university or college as these are more readily acceptable to the Canadian Government.

      Colleges are more likely to offer post-graduate diplomas than Canadian universities. Douglas College on the West coast is a possibility. Do try for different public funded colleges and universities.

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  119. waqas

    Hi, I am from Pakistan and have done Electrical Engineering(specialization computer Engineering). I am interested in studying Masters in Computer Engineering. But i don’t have a good gpa (2.5). I have 1 year 4 months research experience and 1publication in IEEE. So is it possible to get admission in a Candian College/ university with this gpa. Some universities say they require second class standing from Pakistani Students . But in Pakistan we don’t look at degrees like first or second class. We look at percentage or gpa. So i am confused about what gpa or percentage second class would equate to in a Pakistani Degree

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      When a Canadian university refers to 1st and 2nd class, they are looking at the old marking system that Pakistan has, such as the one that was/is used by Punjab University. They do recognise this system but also recognise the newer GPA or grade system as well.

      As for your low CGPA, it does make it difficult to study in Canada. We could look at some sort of Post-graduate diploma, etc.; but I don’t promise you anything at this point. I would suggest that you send me an email at info@businsenseenglish.com with your pertinent details and I can respond to you better through email.

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  120. Ali Mirza

    Dear Madam,
    I have completed Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology with a GPA of 3.7/4. I have seven months of experience of working in a power plant. Now I am planning to pursue Masters in the same discipline.
    Could you please suggest me some top Universities offering Masters in ME and where I can get fully or partly funded?
    Your help in this regard will be highly appreciated.
    Regards,

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      With your excellent GPA you should be able to get admission at a good university in Canada, such as the University of Alberta. Most of our larger universities offer some form of funding. If you are interested in the University of Alberta, I will be participating in the upcoming DAWN Study in North America fair June 22 to 26 as per the following dates and locations:
      PC Hotel Karachi – June 22 & 23
      Serena Hotel Islamabad – June 25
      PC Hotel Lahore June 26

      If you would like to further discuss the possibility of studying at this prestigious university, then please come and see me in person at one of these locations.

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  121. sohaib zafar

    Dear Helen Khan i did my honors degree in Food Science & Technology from a leading Pakistani university with GPA 3.56/4.00 now i want to study my masters in Canadian university please help me finding better one with low tuition fees, accommodation, food and travel expense. and other scholarships offered .

    Regards,
    Sohaib Zafar

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  122. danish malik

    Hi ..
    I have completed my Engineering in Civil with 70% want to do Masters in Canada want to know what is the scope of civil Engineering in canada can I get job easily. ….
    please help me

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      The scope of Engineering careers in Canada is excellent, especially if you go to provinces like Alberta or Saskatchewan where the unemployment rate is low. These are petroleum and gas rich provinces so technical positions are highly desired. But anywhere in Canada there are job opportunities, especially in the technical fields.

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  123. Tarib

    Hi,
    I am Tarib. I want to know what should be better options for me i want to do masters from well, any Canadian university that is relatively cheap and where there are some options for part time work, too. I have done BS in Industrial and Manufacturing engineering I’ve had 3 internships during my BS ( 4 weeks each), I did my BS in July, 2013.Since then, I’ve been on 2 different projects( for 4 months and 6 months), I have worked as site engineer, then i came to the field of Planning and cost estimation 2 months ago, so that makes my work experience of about a year plus i am currently working in this field. Now, I want to know about my chances? I mean , i know i can score 7.0 in IELTS, but the only problem is my GPA, its 2.55 what do you think my options should be? I would really appreciate your help and i’ll be very grateful to you, if you can guide me through. My heart is in doing Masters in Engineering Management, but if my CGPA gets in the way then definitely i am willing to compromise on it, please suggest me some options?? I am really confused……..

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Yes, your CGPA will get in the way. Graduate studies is competitive and if you have a CGPA 3 or more, you increase your changes of acceptance considerably.

      The other option is to try for a post-graduate diploma in engineering management, or a related field. There are very few of them and you may want to try a polytechnic institution like NAIT or SAIT. You may also want to consider doing your MSc here and then applying in Canada for the MSc program in a related discipline. Make sure you get excellent marks.

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  124. salman

    I have complete Fsc pre medical with 82% in 2012 & right now i m student @ KEMU in BSc Medical Laboratory technology
    my first semester gpa is 2.15 & 2nd semester 3.23 & currently in 3rd semester …………….i want to study in canada in bachelors medical laboratory sciences …………….what do you recommend for me should i stay in pak to complete degree or should go for canda

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      If you can finance it, I would recommend doing a credit transfer to a good university in Canada, especially if you want to go into Graduate Studies. If you have a CGPA of 2.5 when you apply for a transfer to complete your Bachelors at a Canadian university, you have a good change of getting an acceptance letter.

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  125. Ayaz

    I need some help,i have graduated from a University in Pakistan in 2012 in average grades,after that i came here in Dubai ,and since then i am doing job here,but now i somewhat realize that i need to enhance my educational qualification for a better job,i have no idea how i will do it but i know i have to do it,any help ,by anyone would be appreciated ,like the expenses ,or the procedure to apply etc

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  126. usman muhammad

    I have master degree in Civil engineering and searching for program in PhD in civil engineering in Canada. I have found Polytechnic School Montreal. I talked there and it costs around 5000 dollars for a PhD. Also university of BC costs around 8000 dollars for PhD. What you prefer?

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  127. Mariam

    hi Helen!
    i am student of mechanical engineering in Pakistan. i am in my 6th sems with a grade point of 3.26 out of 4, only two semester are left in completion of my studies. i want to pursue a master degree program in mechanical and industrial management.if you can suggest any good low priced colleges or universities than it will be a great help.
    Also i want to know if i can get a scholarship there with this grade point or not.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      As you still have 2 semesters left, I would suggest you study very hard and try to raise your CGPA. Universities look specifically at your last 2 years when calculating your GPA for admission purposes, so even if it now stands at 3.26, you could conceivably bring it up considerably by doing a knockout last year. This will open more opportunities for admission and funding.

      I would also suggest you consider writing the GRE as this is not always required but is often recommended and is often required for scholarship and funding purposes. It will certainly help your portfolio.

      You will not be able to do a Master’s degree at a college so you have only universities to look at. It is less expensive to do an MSc than an MEng and you also have more opportunities for funding such as scholarships and research assistantships.

      A university with lower tuition costs may cost you more in the end if you do not get any financial assistance. Therefore you have to look at not only the tuition cost but also the financial assistance available to students. Lower end tuition costs can be found at Memorial and Simon Fraser. But Dalhousie Alberta, Calgary and York may have more funding options.

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  128. Asad

    Hi Helen,
    I have done masters in public administration from Pakistan with 3.64 C.G.P.A
    I want to study In Canada can u suggest me which program and university would
    be suitable for me and it should be cheap.
    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Any number of our universities that offer a Public Administration program would consider a student with a CGPA of 3.64. As for lower tuition costs, you are better off with universities in the Maritime or Western provinces. Ontario universities tend to have a higher tuition cost although they do offer some excellent programs.

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  129. SABBIR RAHMAN

    dear madam, i have completed my B.B.A from a private university with GPA 3.6 . now i want to study my MBA from Canada. So would u please tell me the total cost.

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  130. Aneel Ahmad

    Hi, i have a bachelours degree in agriculture engineering with a CGPA of 2.85/4.00 ( which makes >65% CGPA according to Higher Education Commission of Pakistan & I have a CGPA 0f 3.20/4.00 in the last 2 years of my bachelours degree ) from University of Agriculture, faisalabad, Pakistan. Name me some universities you think i have a good chance of getting admission in master o menchanical/environmental engineering?
    Please kindly tell me how much fees will it cost? And I’m quite fluent in english.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Moving from Agriculture to Mechanical Engineering may not help you get into a university in Canada. I would suggest sticking to Agriculture, maybe renewable resources or a agriculture department that deals with the environment.

      The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan has a good reputation in Canada and many of its graduates have studied at the University of Alberta. Other universities that offer Agriculture are the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Guelph.

      Fees for graduate studies, per year range anywhere from $8000 to $16,000 depending on the university. Cost of living can range from $10,000 TO $18,000 per year depending on the province you will reside in.

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  131. Adnan Malik

    hi halen khan , its really nice to see that you are answering the questions for more then a years,
    I just have few questions too , i have done my bsees (bachelors science of electrical and electronics studies) wd Cgpa of 3.2 /4 , but now i want to get done masters in civil engineering ,is that possible ?? or any other way or may be i take extra semester related to basic of civil engineering. if yes , then please mention the universities name.
    secondly, i live in saudia, so should i apply from here or from my home country pakistan,as i also done my bachelors from their.
    thanks in advance :)

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  132. Tooba Jawwad

    Hello.I have done B.S in Microbiology and now would like to do my Masters from Canada. Can you suggest me some cheap but providing quality of education Univerisity in Canada?
    I am married and having a daughter around 1 year. What will be the procedure of applying study permit?
    Earliest reply will highly be appreciated.
    Thank You

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      A Master’s degree is relatively cheap at any university compared to an undergraduate degree. Some of the universities that offer cheaper tuition are Memorial, Simon Fraser, University of Victoria, University of Alberta, University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. Some of these places also have a lower cost of living than say Ontario.

      Depending on your CGPA, you might also be able to find some funding from the university, but remember a position at a good university is competitive so you should have a CGPA of about 3.5 to improve your changes of funding.

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  133. yasir majeed

    hello i’ve done my bachelors in pakistan and pg level 7 from UK iam looking for a mba top up program just like UK is there any university in canada offering mba top up program….regards

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      An MBA is about as top as you can get in Canada unless you do a PhD in Business. The other option is to try for some specialization such as Forensic Accounting or some other specialized field in the field of business. Some of the better business schools such as the one at the University of Alberta, McGill and McMasters or Queens University would be the ones I would look at for a top up to your MBA from the UK.

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  134. Kiran Khan

    Hey Helen,
    I graduated in Mass Comm with 3.46 out of 4 CGPA in 2012. In the year 2013, I worked at home as a content writer. In May 2014, I landed a job at an office. I want to study in Canada but facing some confusions. Kindly reply to following questions.
    1. I have an almost 2 year gap in my education (since 2012) so would that effect in me getting an admission and visa?
    2. I have heard that visa is not granted on Diploma program.
    3. What program should I opt for as I heard that if I opt for a different field then my graduation degree, I wont get an admission.
    4. What field can land me a good job?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      If you are a Mass Communication student who has been trying to get into the writing field, then at the Master’s level, you don’t really have to worry too much about the 2 year gap as your work is related to your degree and probably to the degree you will take. Your 3.47 GPA makes you eligible for a graduate program and I would try for a Masters in Mass Communication or Journalism. I would not try for a diploma as a Master’s degree is not necessarily more costly than a diploma program.

      Mass Communication can land you a good job in advertising, community education, etc.

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  135. Fizza

    Hey, I’m from Pakistan and in the second year of my Alevels, I want to join an undergraduate program in Biology in Canada. I wanted to know that as Seneca college in Toronto is as mentioned affiliated with university of York , is it easy for me to transfer to york after completing my college in a year. I also wanted to know that what I found on the internet is that Simon Fraser university is not that cheap, can you please tell me the exact tuition fees of simon Fraser university as I am finding it difficult to exactly figure it out from the website. Thanks <3

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I am not familiar enough with the relationship between Seneca and York so I would suggest contacting the International Student Services at York to see if they recommend starting at Seneca and then doing a credit transfer to York.

      Simon Fraser does have an $11,000 premium over domestic fees for the undergraduate student, so undergraduate programs for international students are not as economical as for graduate students.

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  136. mohammad

    Hi,
    I am currently graduated in the feild of electrical and electronics engineering with GPA Of 3.47
    I am planning to study abroad in canada but i dont have enough budget to afford my tution fees. Can i get any financial aid from any university in canada.
    I am planning to continue my study in electrical
    Engineering.
    Could you please inform me how can i apply for universities in canada which offering any kind of scholarships.
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      If you have a GPA of 3.47, then you have a good chance of getting accepted to one of Canada’s universities. Generally our graduate programs, if you are going to go the thesis (research) route has funding opportunities for students. There is very little funding or scholarships for those students that want to do an MEng rather than the MSc in Engineering.

      The Canadian government dues allow international students to work up to 20 hours per week on or off campus, but you might not land a job immediately and you may end up with a minimum wage job for your first job. Some MEng programs have an internship or co-op component which means you would get a salary for that period of time that you are working in the internship or co-op portion of your degree.

      Most university departments and faculties will list funding or scholarship opportunities under their graduate student links.

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  137. Kiran Khan

    Dear Helen,
    I am Engineering graduated , I am from Pakistan but I am working Saudi Arabia since 2 years, I am interested to do my master in MBA from memorial University as I notice its cheapest and reasonable, I did my Engineering in English so Do I need IELTS , for admission process and I heard GMAT result also need to be submitted. well I have just few confusions , One I have enough money. I am self support lady..:) What do you suggest about bank statement requirements and Can I get part time work during my MBA studies.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Some universities will accept a letter from your university’s Registrar’s Office stating that the medium of instruction was in English. Your exams would also have to be in English. If the university accepts this letter than you don’t have to do the IELTS exam. Also, if you studied under the Cambridge system in high school and have a B grade in your O level’s English, they may also accept that. But it depends on the university.

      GMAT is compulsory for the majority of universities in Canada and the USA for an MBA. I don’t know of any that do not require it for their MBA programs.

      Your bank statement would have to be the amount of tuition for 1 year plus $10,000 CAD.

      Yes, you can work part-time during your studies. The Canadian government allows international students to work up to 20 hours per week while they are studying and full-time during the holidays.

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  138. Waleed Ahmed

    AOA Helen,

    I graduated in Petroleum & N.Gas Engineering from M.U.E.T Pakistan with CG PA 2.49 and i wish to study M.E in Oil & Gas Engineering from Memorial University Newfoundland, So please can u guide me what steps should i take to get the admission asap & i got the letter verified from my uni, which states the medium of instruction or education was in English,but apart from that i am planning to give IELTS in the next coming month.
    Also tell me which route will be better for me as I’ve two years of job experience in my field.
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Graduate studies is a very competitive field, regardless of which university you apply to. Most Canadian universities ask for a minimum requirement of a CGPA of 3 or better. Although Memorial may accept a slightly lower average, you may be find that you are not accepted with a CGPA of 2.49.

      Work experience will help your case, and the suggested route would be an MEng, course based as opposed to the thesis based MSc route.

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  139. Kazi

    Hei, thanks a lot for the information.
    I am doing my under graduation on BBA, majoring in marketing and Human resource management.
    I wish to do my masters followed by my MBA in Canada . Is there any way you can help me find the best program and institute at reasonable price?
    Thanks in advance :)

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      An MBA program in Canada is never cheap as the program is considered a professional program. As an International Student you will be looking at roughly $50,000 CAD for the full program. But the possibilities of employment are high if you graduate from one of our recognized universities.

      You will need to write the GMAT and also have 2 years, minimum, work experience to meet program admission requirements. You will also need a minimum of a 3 GPA to be considered.

      For a good university, try one of our public universities as they are generally better recognized than the private ones.

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  140. Ashik

    Hi Helen,
    I have graduated and is looking to apply for my masters degree in Canada. Can you please share info on University of Windsor. I am looking for Msc. in Supply Chain Management program. Thanks !

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  141. Chaudhary

    Assalam O Alaikum Brother!
    Hats off dear for your service and suggestions.
    I have done FSC PRE ENGINEERING with 80% marks and hope so that I will complete IELTS with required bands.I want to continue my Education in engineering in Canada. Kindly recommend the universities where chances of getting admission are higher.
    And secondly can you tell me anything about chances of getting PR Status by taking a work experience in Post Graduation Work Scheme after finishing my studies and then applying through Canadian Experience Class.
    Thanking you in advance.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Having studied pre-engineering with a mark of 80% does make you eligible for some universities in Canada, although you would not necessarily meet the requirements of the larger world ranking universities. There is a smaller, reputable university in Alberta where students can take their 1st year engineering and transfer to the University of Alberta, one of the top 100 in the world. You have to retain the required GPA to get credit transfer.

      I would suggest sending an email to info@albertaroseeducation.com for further details about this top teaching university for your 1st year of engineering in Canada.

      The Canadian government has designed the Post-Graduate Work program so international students might be eligible for permanent residency. See this blog’s latest article http://blog.albertaroseeducation.com/2015/01/uk-international-student-policies-turn-students-to-other-destinations/.

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  142. Malek

    Thanks for your list. It’s good to find relatively cheap unis in Canada, but the question is, if I graduated from ones of these mentioned universities, am I likely to land a job in Canada especially that I am a foreigner, and Canadians will have preference over me? I am asking that in sense that I’m interested in settling in Canada after completing my Masters.
    Thanks in Advance

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Canadian employers must be equal opportunity employers. That does not say that biases don’t exist, they do; but employment will be mainly based on merit not who you are. Canadian employers look at your credentials, any experience you have and your interpersonal skills which will become evident during the interview..

      Experience can be gained by working in a lab or on a project with a professor or by a co-op program or by doing volunteer work in a professor’s lab, etc. You are also allowed to work part-time while a student and this too will give you relevant Canadian work experience.

      So, if you have a good CGPA, good communication skills, a degree in a much in demand field and if you have great reference letters, then you will do well.

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      1. Malek

        Thanks for your reply, I get your point. I actually have a CGPA of 3.9/4 until now. I am studying Economics, and might proceed in Economics at Masters level as well in Canada, or even a degree that has to do with accounting or finance. Do you reckon a masters in Economics would be high in demand? I’ve been trying to get an answer for that through searching on internet, but couldn’t unfortunately.
        Thank you

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        1. Helen Khan Post author

          Economics, and related degrees are in high demand in Canada. If you wish to use Alberta Rose Education Centre’s consultancy services to help you find a good university and place to study, then contact us directly at info@albertaroseeducation.com. Please make sure to include your CGPA, what you wish to study and a scanned PDF copy of your transcripts. Also, ask all your questions and we will help you as much as possible. Of course consultancy services cost, but the first correspondence is free.

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  143. imran

    hi this is imran from pakistan ,i have done MBBS from china ,i got 72.92% .now i want get admission in MPH master of public health in Canada.any one can tell me here whats process and this percentage enough for getting admission in MPH program in canada.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      The general minimum requirement CGPA for a graduate program in Public Health in a Canadian University is 3; but the competitive average of those being accepted into the program is around 3.6 to 3.8. For example, last year the competitive average at the University of Alberta was 3.8. So the students who apply generally have very good credentials.

      The best way to check out the process is to go online and look up some universities in Canada where you can study Public Health. Then look at their admission requirements and processes for the program. To state one set requirement and process will not help you as some universities in Canada have different requirements and different procedures for applying.

      Simply type into Google, Masters of Public Health in Canada Universities and a good number of universities will be displayed.

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  144. Nouman Ahmed Qureshi

    Hi my name is Nouman Ahmed Qureshi Currently i am doing Bachelor of Commerce from University of Central Punjab and it will be completed in March 2015, my CGPA is 3.9 and i am on full bright scholarship with semester stipend of PKR 10,000 i am receiving from my university if you can help me out in finding a good university in Canada which give me scholarship then i am ready to meet you in your office

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  145. anum

    hi…my name is anum and i am from karachi, pakistan. i will soon completing my bachelors in business administration and want to do masters in human resource management. my current cgpa is 3/4. and my ielts score is 6, no gmat. so can you tell me the name of universities that offer masters in HR with this requirement.

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  146. Saif

    Hey, thanks for the information in advance.I’m currently studying in uk, mechanical engineering bachelor degree.I’m graduating this year inshallah. I want to ask about the colleges or universities which are affordable for international students for MBA degree or engineering. I have a low gpa and i guess that would be my main issue when I’ll apply. I got 7bands in ilets, haven’t tried the gmat test till now. Hoping for a positive response.

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  147. junaid

    Hi.my name is junaid i have completed my Bsc in computer science.. I have done networking courses.. My gpa is very low.. Less than 2.5.. Can i do MS from canada..?? I have started preparing for gre and ielts… Please help me out..

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      The likelihood of doing an MS in Canada with a GPA below 2.5 is very, very slim. Most universities do not want you to apply if your GPA is below 3; the minimum is 3. And MS degrees in Canada are very competitive so meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. Some departments may get 150 applicants but be able to offer a position to only 30 students.

      Doing the GRE will certainly help you if you get a sufficiently high mark. Check the website of some university departments to see what the minimum requirement is for that university.

      Some of the universities, such as the University of Windsor offer a qualifying year so you will want to see if that option is available to you. This year would allow you to upgrade your credentials to meet the MS requirements of that university.

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  148. junaid

    thanks for you reply.. If not MS can i go for two years diploma program in canada..? if yes what will be the fees..and please suggest some college..

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Even for a diploma, you might not find a university or college that wants to take you on. A 2.15 GPA will make it difficult for you to get into a post-secondary institution in Canada.

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  149. Amman

    hi my name is Amman. i am doing BS CS from Fast University. Currently i am in 8 th semester.My Cgpa is also less than 2.5.Please can you guide me in Qualifying year in University of Windsor

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Have you contact international advisors at the University of Windsor for more information on their qualifying year, or better yet, contact the desired department.

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  150. ahmad khan

    I have completed my BSC in mech engg. with 2.95 gpa now I am looking to do MS from canada
    is there any chance of getting admission in good canadian university.

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      1. Helen Khan Post author

        The best thing for you to do is contact a Canadian consultant, see the following contact information; http://www.albertaroseeducation.com/contact.html. Send your academic details and what you want to do. Please be advised that this consultant only works with Pakistani students so if you live elsewhere, you should contact someone in your home country or look up different institutions on the web.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      There may be a university that will consider your lower GPA, but you would need to supplement it with a high GRE score and some relevant internship or engineering project. Good reference letters will also help your case and being able to fund your own education will also help.

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  151. Mohammed

    Hi Helen,

    I am from India. I have done a three year Bachelors Degree in Computer Science in 2008 and looking forward for MS in Comp Sc in Canada. My IELTS Score is 6.5. After my graduation, I have been working in IT field. Am I eligible for Masters or Post Graduate Diploma? Will the gap be negative on my Visa Application?

    Thanks in advance.

    Thanks,
    Mohammed

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  152. AJ

    Dear Helen Khan:
    Hope that you are in good health. Since nobody can deny the quality of education being offered in Canada so I have been looking into Canadian Universities for past few months for pursuing masters. Now, my query….I have recently graduated from a Pakistani University (NED-Karachi) in BE Mechanical Engineering with a CGPA of 2.73 / 4. I have read your repeated comments on the minimum CGPA requirements i.e. 3.0 in Canadian Universities. But my curiosity in getting admission in a Canadian University has led me to ask this question again:
    1. Are there any other Universities that offer CGPA relaxation- at least in my case i.e. above 2.5. If yes, then please Enlist. If no then,
    2. Are there any other ways of getting accepted in Post-graduate Program?

    Please note that I can not improve my CGPA now, since I got my degree recently.

    Thank you

    Regards

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      There are probably no universities that will relax the GPA minimum requirement. In fact the minimum is there just as a guideline. Graduate studies in Canada is very competitive and the competitive average for those that get admitted may hover around the 3.5 mark.

      One thing that you should do, I highly recommend it, is write the GRE exam and try to score well above the 50 percent mark. You can also do an internship or some project (even if you don’t get paid for it) in Mechanical Engineering. Good recommendation letters help as well. I would like to advise you that you may not get funding (only available to thesis based students) but you might get into a course or project based program.

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  153. Aliasgher Janmohammed

    Great article, really helpful. Though I want specific information on the M-Eng in Civil Engineering. I know of Memorial however are there any cheap universities for international students in Toronto?

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Toronto is one of the most expensive cities in Canada to live in and they don’t have any cheap universities. Ryerson and York are certainly cheaper than the U of Toronto but not as cheap as Memorial. You might even want to look at the western provinces as they have more reasonable tuition rates.

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  154. Ahmed

    Dear Miss/Admin,

    I am from New York and just graduated with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from a renowned SUNY school. My program was highly competitive and at the same time I had to maintain two jobs in tandem. So I ended up with an overall CGPA of 2.94 and my engineering GPA is around 3.02. I am interested in pursuing my Masters in Computer Engineering/Computer Science at an affordable/cheaper Canadian University/College. But I would like to know, given my sub-3.0 CGPA, if there is any chance in securing an admission into the Graduate Schools?

    Moreover, I am planning on writing for GRE exam in few months. If I score decently higher in GRE, will that account for my academic aptitude before the graduate admissions committee in Canadian colleges? I would appreciate if you could kindly advise on the ways to increase any chances of admission at any Canadian institution in the relevant field. Thank You.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I am not up on how Canadian institutions view a less than 3 GPA from a US institution. The fact that you are writing the GRE exam is excellent because it will help your case. Make sure you get above the 50 percentile. It would be even better to look at a couple of universities to see what percentile they are accepting from students.

      There are a couple of things you can do, part of your statement of intent should discuss why your GPA is what it is (because of working 2 jobs) and you can also get some good work experience in Engineering which will help – it could be an internship or somewhere where you work on a project. I would also suggest doing a course based or project based because you will likely not get funding with such a low GPA.

      You should also be in contact with some department advisors at a few Canadian universities to see if they have additional advise or directions to take.

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  155. bilal

    I have gpa of 2.77 out of 4. 69.25%
    I did electrical engg from pakistani university.
    I applied for masters program in top universities of canada but got rejected in all.
    I even went till interview but was put down on because of gpa.
    Kindly advise how should i apply again so that some one should give me a try.
    I am trying for masters in internetworking.

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      It can be very disappointing not to get admission to a university, especially after applying to a good number of them. The problem is that you didn’t even meet the minimum requirement for entrance. The minimum requirement is 3 out of 4 and even then many students with that GPA do not get admission. The reason is that graduate studies is very competitive with far more applications than they have positions for. Therefore the admission average could be as high as 3.5 and as disappointing as it is, your likelihood of being accepted is small.

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  156. Abdullah

    I live in Pakistan and I have successfully completed my HSC with 78% marks.Now I have a plan to study in Canada probably in Toronto.The program I am planning to take is Bachelors in Engineering(BE).I have IELTS score of 7.0.I meet the minimum requirements of university of toronto and I can very well afford the study and living costs.So I want information that whether I will be accepted in the final list of students undertaking the particular program.I will be highly obliged.
    Anxiously waiting for your reply

    Regards
    Abdullah Siddique
    .

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Although you meet the minimum requirement for Toronto, I cannot confirm your admission. I can say that you might be considered based on your marks, but the Admissions department in their Registrar’s Office will make that decision. The University of Toronto is a very competitive university because of its high ranking in the world. In addition to the U of Toronto, you might want to apply to 2 or 3 more universities and see where you get accepted. Another high ranking university is the University of Alberta and you might want to try the University of Regina for their engineering programs. If you want to know more about the University of Alberta, you might want to contact their representative to Pakistan through Alberta Rose Education Centre.

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  157. Mohammed Ansar

    Hi Helen,

    I am a BBA graduate. I worked with a start-up firm for an year after that and currently I am working with another firm. I am looking forward to do an MBA from Canada.

    A friend suggested me to go for a PGDM program and then MBA after getting the PR. Is it better to go for a PGDM or MBA directly? I am looking forward to work abroad only.

    Could you suggest me some good and economical colleges/ Universities in Canada that I could try for this January? I am looking for a program in International Business or Hospitality Management. Also, it would be great if you could suggest which one is a better program considering the job oppurtunities there.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      There are two things you need to consider; 1) MBA programs require GMAT or GRE scores and 2 years work experience in a management position and 2) will you get a visa based on a PGD program.

      January programs usually have a July or before July application deadline and if you live in Pakistan it can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months for your student visa application to be processed. You might want to try for May 2016 or September 2016.

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  158. Abdullah

    Hi Helen,

    I appreciate your counseling and help regarding my admission.But the main thing I want to ask is that can I expect that I will get admission in a good university in Canada by keeping in view of my academic record as I previously mentioned I got 78% in HSC(High School Certificate) and IELTS score of 7.0.In short are there any bright chances for me to get admission in a good engineering university.Some relatives of mine are living in victoria and they suggested university of victoria.As per your experience where do I stand in this particular university as I have a strong desire to study bachelors in canada.I’ll be extremely thankful If you could give me some suggestions.
    Waiting for your informative reply.

    Regards

    Abdullah Siddique

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  159. madiha

    i am very disappointed, please help !!

    i wanted to apply for Food science masters, but supervisor is mandatory in all universities in canada, im really frustrated because i have been doing past 6 months and not succeeded, one professor agreed but deadline was passed, now t
    admissions open, but that professor now not available, please help me what should i do???
    non thesis based masters have 27,000$ per year which we cant afford, research based has half fee than non thesis based..

    any clue or idea what should i do??

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      There are ways to improve your rating with professors and that is through doing the GRE exam and IELTS. It takes about 1 year to find a supervisor and apply to the university and also apply for your visa. You might want to try for September 2016. Also you might want to make sure that you have written your letters to supervisors in a way that they understand and accept. Do you know what supervisors are looking for in a letter to them? Also do you have an academic CV or one that is for employment? These things make a difference.

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  160. Muhammad Arshad

    I have completed MBA(IT ) in 2006 and have two year experience in bank as customer services and operations management and 5.5 year administrative experience in govt department my cgpa in 16 year master degree is 3.64/5.0 kindly help me to find out college or university for two year post graduate diploma in business administration above all it must be low cost

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  161. Muhammad Arshad

    I have checked your recommended institutes but I am not satisfied kindly help me to find 2 year post graduate diploma in business administration

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  162. Zayed

    Hello, i want to do my undergraduate programme from Canada..are there any good universities apart from memorial, which will cost under 15,000 per year. If there are plz give me some of more names as it will be very helpful for me.
    Thanks in Advance

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  163. Hassan

    Hello,
    I’m from Pakistan. I’ve completed my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an overall GPA of 2.82/4, which is 70%. In last two years of my degree (over 60 credits), however, my gpa was over 3.2/4.
    My IELTS score is 7 with no individual band less than 6.5
    I want to do Meng ( mechanical ) from Canada.

    I know my GPA is not good, but it falls under the minimum admission requirements stated by many universities that i have looked up. Kindly, tell me in which universities do i have chance to get admission in your opinion? I wouldn’t mind getting into average universities.

    Memorial University, University of Regina, Dellhousie University , University of Victoria, University of Saskatchewan are the universities i am considering.

    Thanks,
    Hassan

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  164. Zephaniah

    Dear Helen,

    Thank you for the help you are offering to prospective graduate students wishing to study in Canada.

    My name is Zephaniah, I hold a bachelor of medical laboratory science degree from a Nigerian University. After my degree and transcript were evaluated by the World Education service (WES) in the United States, my GPA was put at 2.86/4.0. I applied to the University of Alberta for the Mater of Public Health Program but my application was not considered irrespective of the experince i have in the field of public health.

    Please i need your advice on what schools to apply to now in Canada. I have done some online search but i have not found any school yet. I would be taking the IELTS exam this November.

    Please do kind reply via my email.

    Kind regards,

    Zephaniah

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Your GPA is very low, therefore you will have difficulties getting into a competitive graduate program in Canada. In fact it is below the minimum required GPA of 3, therefore I can fully understand why you didn’t get a response.

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  165. mohsin nawaz

    Hi i git admition in concordia uni for ms and has my valid visa .but now i wants to chang my institute is there any opyion ?
    If can you guide me

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  166. Ssg

    Hi Helen,

    I found your blog very informative and Its very encouraging that you have answered all queries of visitors!
    I want to ask some question also. I want to do MS in computer science (I can go with any of program like course-work or thesis) in Canada. I have secured 3.9 GPA out of 4.0 in BS-Bioinformatics from Baqai Medical University and I have IETLS of 7.0.
    Can you suggest me some inexpensive Universities where I have greater chances to finance my study by myself.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      With a GPA as high as yours, cheap may not be best for you. You would want to see where you can get funding, places like the University of Alberta, UBC, Toronto, McGill and Queens. Thesis based programs give funding, not course-based. If you still want to do course based you want to go where the tuition and cost of living is reasonable like the universities of Alberta, Memorial, Regina and Saskatchewan.

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  167. Sohail

    Hi Helen
    I have completed Electrical & Power Engineering with a CGPA 2.91/4 (74%) from COMSATS Institute Of Information Technology, Pakistan. I’m willing to do my masters in Canada. Kindly suggest me some low cost universities. And what should be the minimum IELTS score.
    Regards
    Sohail

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. Also most universities ask for a CGPA of 3, so you might also want to consider doing the GRE to give you a better edge at being accepted.
      If you want to be in the top 10%, you will need:

      Verbal: 163-170
      Quantitative: 165-170
      Analytical Writing: 5-6

      Very Good Scores:

      Verbal: 158-162
      Quantitative: 159-164
      Analytical Writing: 4.5

      Average – still gives you a 50% edge

      Verbal: 152-158
      Quantitative: 153-158
      Analytical Writing: 4

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  168. Anish

    I also want to do Meng in mechanical engineering. I got provisional offer letter of university of western Ontario. But applied in university of Manitoba, Ottawa, Victoria and Dalhousie. Please suggest me which is best to go in terms of masters study in mechanical department, living , PR and fees ?

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    1. Helen Khan Post author

      All of these universities are good so you need to look at other factors like cost of living and employment opportunities when you graduate. Manitoba and Dalhousie will have a lower cost of living but their may be more job opportunities in Manitoba, BC and Ontario.

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  169. noorie

    Hi Helen,

    I wanted to check if you have information on Vancouver Island University for MBA program. Are there any universities in Canada that accept application without a GMAT?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Vancouver Island University – from a visa perspective and from future employment opportunities, I would try for a different university. If you really want a quality education, do consider writing the GMAT – it will be worth it in the end, and at the very least write the GRE. There are a few that might consider GRE scores, but you are better off with GMAT as it opens more opportunities.

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  170. Ali

    Hi Helen and thanks for your helping everybody in here,

    I have a bachelor degree in civil engineering with cgpa of 3.57 out of 4 and ielts of 6.5 . I have checked most of the universities in Canada and mostly I have no problem with their requirements. The thing is, I would like to apply in a university where the chance of getting admitted is high so that I can definitely start my master of science in civil engineering soon. Applying in Utoronto or Ubc have some risks because of too many competitive applications. The matter of cost is also important for me . therefore, I wanna ask you 2 questions:

    1) what do you think of applying in Alberta? do I have any chances? ( can you give me 2 universities which are suitable for me? )

    2) Applying for fund or Ra or even scholarship comes with application or I should apply separately?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Which university would accept you and where competition is not high: The fact that you have a GPA of 3.57 will help you for most universities. Alberta is the 5th best university in Canada and ranks in the top 100 of the world so competition is steep there, especially in Engineering. But your CGPA is good and you have sufficient bands in your IELTS results.

      Some universities to consider are Regina, Memorial and Dalhousie; but do try for the U of Alberta too.

      Some universities will not offer you a position unless they can fund you, but if you require funding then you most likely have to find a supervisor who will be willing to take you on and also fund you as an RA.

      I would suggest to first write to the Civil Engineering Graduate Coordinator at different universities to see where you might find the best fit. If you get a positive response, then go ahead and pursue an application to that university.

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  171. Faheem

    Hi Helen,

    i am from Pakistan and i have completed my BS Computer Science degree with GPA of 2.85 out of 4.0…. and also 3 year Diploma in Software Engineer form Aptech…. and 6 year Experience IT department.
    I want to apply for Master’s admission in IT/MSCS. i didn’t take any IELTS or TOEFL … with out IELTS admission & Visa is possible ???
    can you please tell me which Canadian university is good for me (Less expensive )
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      A GPA of 2.85 may make it difficult for you to get into a good university, even a cheaper one. Because you have been out of school and in the industry for sometime, you would have to apply for a course based or project based Master’s program, therefore you would need to be self-funded.

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  172. Jawad

    AOA. im jawad from Pakistan and i B.Tech Hons(Four years degree) with cgpa 3.04 out of 4 in chemical technology and now i want to admission in master program in chemical technology or engineering in Canada in low fees university…plz suggest me

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  173. Arslan Asad

    Hello Sir,
    Hope you’ll be quite fine there. I have to know about admission process and deadline for September intake.
    I’ve completed my 16 years of education in English language and linguistics with second division scoring 47%. I’m studying diploma TEFL too and first semester exams finished just waiting for result then second semester will start in February or March.
    I wanna get admission in Canada to study masters degree in linguistics. Please write me details and guide me in a sincere way to get admission and to continue my masters degree in linguistics there in Canada.

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  174. Amjad Ali

    Hi Helen
    I am from Pakistan. I have completed my Bachelor Degree in BS.Commerce GPA is 2.83 and now i want apply for Project based Masters program. can you please guide me which colleges are cheap and valuable. and i can apply for them..

    Regards.
    Amjad Ali

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  175. Ali

    Thanks Helen for your answer, Dalhousie university is good one , but they need ielts 7 which is not my case.

    I’ve got one more question.

    I would like to apply to one of these universities ( Waterloo or McMaster) . Based on my grades ( Cgpa of 3.57 out of 4 , ielts: 6.5 ) , Do you think probability of getting admitted in which of these 2 universities are higher in master of civil engineering? ( I’ve heard waterloo is so strict in admission and won’t be so much chance for me, is it ? )

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  176. Dr.Mehrab

    Hey Helen khan
    I have recently completed my mbbs and got my registration from pmdc. I am from pakistan.
    I am interested in getting admission in masters of public health in a canadian university.
    Please suggest me the lowest fee universities (territory doesnt matter).
    And let me know if i can do part time job for survival
    Thanks in anticipation.

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  177. khan

    hello
    I want to go canada on study visa .I want to get masters degree there.
    I done BSC and masters in computer science my CGPA is 3.Is there any possibilties for me getting admission in canada university ??
    Please give some names of cheapest universities in saskatoon .
    And What is ielts passing score for canadian univesities???

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Although most universities state a minimum GPA of 3, it is a very competitive field and the best students get admission offers. Therefore to give yourself a competitive edge, I would suggest writing the GRE and getting good results. As for IELTS, some universities will accept a band as low as 6.5 but some want 7 or even 7.5 depending on the program.

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  178. Mohammed

    Hi Helen,

    Thanks for the detailed encylopedia of Canada education system,you are definitely helping us alot.I appreciate your effort.

    I am a pilot,I did my CPL in USA,I completed my high school and I want to do a 2 year bachelor diploma related to my field to get a 3 year work permit,maybe AME,aircraft maintenance or anything related to aviation.I am really short on funds,I wanted a cheap tution university and a place where I can get a part time job,I have a IELTS score of 6.5 in all bands,I request you to kindly provide me some options,

    Thanks again for your time and consideration

    Keep up the good work,God bless

    Mohammed

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  179. Asif

    Hi, I have done MBA in international business Management from Ireland. I am working in social sector for the last two years. I want to get admission in some course related to my field of job. There are two courses one is a certificate 8 months course in Seneca college and another is graduate diploma program in Schulich business school. What do you think which course I shall proceed with? What will be my chances of visa on the above mentioned courses after MBA?

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  180. Merry

    Hey Helen Khan.

    I have completed my B.Sc hons degree in microbiology with 3.88 C.gpa, also gold medalist of undergraduate study.Recently I am also enrolled in M.phil degree but I want to develop my self in research environment. I am interested in medical microbiology side. could you suggest me some universities that can provide good funding to me .

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  181. Munier

    Hi I’m Munier kindly can u tell me what is the place affordable for me to study and live and to work I’m high school graduate with 85% and toefl:IBT test taker with the average of 82% hope to hear from you soon.. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      If you are a high school graduate with an average of 85% you might even be eligible for a few scholarships – depending on the high school curriculum you have studied. Memorial probably has the cheapest tuition but you might also want to check out a university like the University of Alberta that offers scholarships to its international students.

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  182. Hudu Mohammed

    Hi Helen, I have graduated high school and want to study in Canada.
    I have my transcripts and GPA.
    Where should I start from in terms of application and visa acquiring.
    Please reply to me through my email
    Thank you

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  183. S. K.

    Dear Helen,
    I am MA in English Translation Studies from Iran. I want to do my PhD in Applied Linguistics there. I have published a book and some international articles, is there a possibility of getting a fund if not which university has the lowest fees?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      If you have published a book and have some published international articles in an academic journal, then the chances of getting a position and funding at a good university would be fairly good (depending on your GPA). Most universities (at the graduate level) have tuition fees of under $10,000 CAD per year; so we have a good number of universities where Graduate Studies is affordable.

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  184. Ahmad Gul

    Electrical Engineering from PEC recognized university from Pakistan
    CGPA 2.45

    i know Canadian universities cut off is usually 3.0 , however equivalent percentage for Pakistani students is 60%/ first class division…right??

    kindly suggest me a couple of universities for january intake with such low gpa
    i want course based masters/MEng as it is self funded..so i assume admission will be bit easier than researched based masters

    my chances in uni of regina, uni of saskatchewan, uni of winnipeg, uni of manitoba??

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      While true that Canadian universities recognise upper 1st division marks from Pakistan, they are also aware that many universities in Pakistan use the 2 semester system and grade using GPA. Therefore they will look at your GPA as a GPA and will probably not go up or down on the scale. A 2.45 is a 2.45.

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  185. Mohammad Amir

    Which city & university of Canada will be best for an international student for studying in BBA (Finance) & part time work opportunity are available?
    Thanks.

    Reply
  186. Monam Hayat

    Hi……. i have just give my second year exams ……. i am thinking of going abroad for higher studies …. can you tell me the cheap university of toronto …..i have done my inter from computer science and my subjects were maths .physics and computer … plz guide me .

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Universities and colleges in the Toronto area are not necessarily cheap. You might want to try the Western provinces for cheaper universities or Memorial in Newfoundland. York University is cheaper than U of Toronto

      Reply
  187. Benjamin

    Hello Helen, I completed Business Studies with 3.64 GPA and a one year Msc in project management with merit. Am interested in pursuing further studies in Canada. What are my chances of Getting a PhD program or what opportunities are available to me?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Contact universities of interest as you have a decent GPA because each country has its own grading system so it is best for you to contact the university as they will be familiar with the grading system in your country.

      Reply
  188. Niroop

    Hi , myself niroop from INDIA , i wanna do my master’s in Canada is that a good option ?i have 64.14% in my BE with 8 months work exp in software developement filed and i have to take IELTS in coming month if i score around 6.5-7 scale will get admission in any of graded universities in Canada which has job opportunities and part time job around .Thank you in advance , appreciate your help .

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  189. Muhammad Rohail Khan

    Dear Helen,

    My CGPA is 3.701/4 and I have secured 2nd position in my batch. I graduated at the end of December 2015. My IELTS score is 6.5 bands overall. Can you please enlist some affordable engineering institutes (under 10000$ tuition fees per year) which provide scholarships easily and where I can pursue Research Based Master’s Program like MSc or MASc. Also, I haven’t got any published conference paper, will that effect my chances of admission? Thank you.

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  190. Shayan Ahmed

    Hey, need some guidance here. Graduated in June 2014 as an Electrical Engineer with a CGPA of 2.65/4.00 from a highly ranked university in Pakistan. Have been working since Sept 14 at Schneider Electric as an Engineer. Few highlights that set me apart from an average student are as follows:

    1. Being one of the few to represent my county at Formula Student Competition, United Kingdom (biggest student motorsport competition in the world)

    2. Have a research publication in IEEE Xplore, 2015

    3. My work experience with a giant European Multinational

    Although I understand my grades are low however I would like to know if there are any universities (affordable like under CAD 10k) where I could pursue my Masters.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Graduate studies in Canada is very competitive and the competitive average of candidates that get admission offers is usually well over a GPA of 3. Therefore, it might be difficult to get an offer.

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  191. Ghulam Mustfa

    Dear Helen,
    I want to study Master in Pharmacology from University of Saskatchewan.
    Will it be possible for me to get admission with following academic background.
    Pharm D ( Graduation) 3.23/4.00
    F.Sc (pre med) 75%
    Metriculation 77%
    IELTS 7.00

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  192. Rooh-ul-Amin

    I have done a 1-year certificate course in Digital Media Technology from NWTC Green bay, USA that end in May 2016. I also studied Intensive English Program courses in DMT certification. Before that I did my 2 years graduation in Pakistan. I have 4 years experience in Journalism field as I studied Journalism in Graduation in Pakistan (14 years education). I did TOEFL and IELTS, and scored 73 and 6 Band respectively. Now I am in Pakistan. I want to pursue associate degree of 2 years from a very less expensive college in Canada in the field of Public Relation, Journalism, etc. I also want to ask you that as I studied IEP courses in US, whether I will be exempted from English courses in Canadian College or not?

    Reply
  193. sukh

    hello sir/mam,
    i have completed my b.tech
    in computer science with
    60% marks..due to some
    reasons my degree got
    extended up to 2 years..now
    i want to do post
    graduation from
    canada..please suggest me
    some affordable colleges or
    if possible then universities
    also where i can get
    addmission..please reply me
    through email..thanx

    Reply
  194. Zahoor Ahmed

    Hi!
    I belong to Kashmir, Pakistan. I’ve master’s degree in linguistics and literature; with 3.2 CGPA out of 04, and, with a thesis.

    I want to pursue my higher studies. I’m interested to take admission in one of these universities: The university of Saskatchewan, and, The university of British Columbia.

    Am I eligible? (If you consider this mentioned 3.2 CGPA out of 04)

    And, do you really think that there are job opportunities in these to provinces of cagada?

    Please share your knowledge.
    Many Thanks.

    Reply
  195. Manpreet Dhillon

    Hello,

    I have received an offer from Conestoga college for Information Technology Business Analysis – Operations Graduate certificate program (2 years). What are the possible job prospects in this field after completion of this program?

    Also, I have applied to some other Universities for Masters programs in Engineering which include Dalhousie (Internetworking), University of Regina (MEng Software Systems Engg) and Carleton University (MEng ECE). I am at present waiting for their response.

    Which one should I prefer if I am lucky enough to get an admission offer from these?

    My profile:
    Secondary School 86%
    Higher Secondary School 71%
    Btech CSE – 77%
    IELTS 7 overall
    No work experience
    I have certifications in C++, ASP.NET and Mobile App development

    Kindly guide me.

    Thankyou :)

    Reply
  196. syed irfan

    Hi mr Helan my name is syed irfanuddin i have finished BSC C.S and i want to apply for MBA or Diploma in Supply chain management can u please help me with the fee structure and cost of living

    Reply
  197. Aliya

    Could you please tell me colleges for Psychology which are relatively cheap. Also please tell me earning certificate in health care aide will be beneficial? And is there any further studies for health care aide also tell me employment ratio for it? I would deeply appreciate your guidance.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      All of our universities will have a department of Psychology. A health care aide certificate from another country will not help you very much when applying to Canadian universities or working in Canada. I would suggest a health care diploma of some nature, from a Canadian college if you want to get a job when you graduate.

      Reply
      1. Hanzala Rehman

        Hello Khan,
        I was looking through the FAQs from the top and was finding the answers to my queries. But sadly couldn’t find the satisfaction.

        Firstly i will thankyou for your kind and humble response. really appreciate your efforts.

        I am from Pakistan. And i recently did my Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and now i am considering to do Masters from Canada in the same field (Chemical Engineering). And i have some universities in mind on the category of “Affordable Universities”. That is (yet) -MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY and -U of SASKATCHEWAN.

        Both are fair on rankings. But U o S is a bit better in ranking.
        Now comming to the point of focus I am preferring the university majorly on the Less Living Expenses and More Job Opportunities, that links the two cities comparison NL and SK.

        The job Opportunities will be majorly in Chemical related field (That is Food and beverages, Pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, Water treatment, petrochemicals, oil & gas, polymers and plastics, Energy, Petroleum Refinery e.t.c. )

        So it will be a great pleasure, if you’ll clear this vivid decision of mine.

        Gratitude,
        Hanzala Rehman

        Reply
    2. Helen Khan Post author

      Most universities will offer degrees in Psychology. Two institutions which are not overly expensive that offer psychology/health programs are Grant MacEwan University and Georgian College. Please contact me directly for more details on Georgian College. It is always a good idea to health related programs as there is always a need for health practitioners.

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  198. Ahmed

    Thank you Helen for providing these valuable information. My wife intends to get admission in a low cost university or college for two or three years program in Education (B.Ed or M.Ed) she has a Masters Degree from a HEC recognized university in Pakistan. Based on her admission and studies, can I get Canadian work permit? If yes how to process and which university or college would you suggest to begin with.

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  199. Nawal burki

    Hello , first of all I like to thanks and appreciate ur rapid reply for each n every question, I m Pakistani national living in Benghazi libya,
    I m doing architecture of engineering from afriqya university libya and inshaallah I will get my degree in coming December and after that I have plan to continue my study in Canada for M.ARCH ( Master of architecture) I like to hear from you which university is suitable for me with reasonable tuition fee?
    And can u suggest any consultation services in lahore for further enquiries about immigration matters?
    I m teaching here since 12 years in international primary school so is there any possibility to get job there during my study period in Canada.
    Looking for ur reply , u can email me as well.
    My email id is : paindu0000@gmail.com

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You can search out the University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba, University of Waterloo, University of Toronto or Ryerson University.

      Reply
  200. Jacob

    Hi Helen,
    I am a student from India who is in her second year of undergrad.
    Do you know of any universities offering graduate-level Astronomy and/or Astrophysics courses- keeping in mind that I come from a middle class family, and hence would not prefer cities with high living costs and a high tuition- yet manages to balance out with a reputation for at least decent education?
    I can assume that by the time my third and final year of undergrad ends, I will have a CGPA of around 3.5 on a 4 point scale.

    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Try the University of Alberta as they have Astrophysics and Astronomy there. If you keep up your high GPA, then you might be eligible for some funding. Alberta has an average cost of living and their graduate tuition costs are relatively low.

      Reply
  201. Amad khan

    Hello! My name is Amad khan i just finish my BBA (16 years) with 3.28 gap and i have 297 in GRE and 7 in ielts. i was to pursue a 3 years masters course with scholarship or funding opportunity. in a field which will enable be to easily get a job afterwards. i am very confused on which courses to apply, where i will get the 3 PGWP and also have a good chance of getting admitted. please help me i will really appreciate it.

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  202. hammad

    I also want to study in Canada and I want to do BBA from any Cheap university , my range is around 6000 to 10000 cnd dollars .Recommend me some good universities with good employment rate. Waiting for you reply ?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      There are very few universities that offer a program for the amount you mentioned. Memorial might be your best option. But if you are an A star student with 85% or higher marks, you might be eligible for scholarships.

      Reply
  203. farrukh

    I am from Karachi,Pakistani. i have done BS(CS) in 2016.so i wanted to do MS(CS) from Canada my GPA is 2.75. so which university you refer me. if the university is in Vancouver that will be good.

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      As you have a GPA of 2.75, I would not recommend any university. Most universities ask for a minimum CGPA of 3 or higher. You might write the GRE exam and hope that helps our prospects of admission.

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  204. Usama Zahid

    Hello mam ,
    I like to thanks and appreciate your reply for every questions. I am from Pakistan.
    I have done BSCS (Bachelor of science in computer science) . Got 2.91 cgpa and 6.5 ielts bands .
    I want to apply for masters .
    What are my chances with this cgpa ?
    Almost in all uni requirement 3 cgpa is required and i am lacking a little bit in that.

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  205. Sanjay Krishna

    Dear Mam,
    My scores are as follows:
    BE mechanical : 64% with no backlogs at all
    IELTS : 7.5 [L -8.5, S- 7.5, R – 7.5, W- 7.0]
    GRE: 299 [Quants: 156, Verbal – 143, W – 3.0]
    12th Grade: 75%
    10th Grade: 86%
    Published 3 International Technical Journal Papers
    7 projects including SAE BAJA and SAE Aero Design
    I am interested in doing MS Automotive Engineering in the University of Windsor,Canada. Am I eligible? Looking forward for your reply. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      You are best contacting the U of Windsor and asking their Graduate Advisors. One thing you can do to improve your prospects of admission is to write the GRE exam and get a good score. Your published papers will certainly increase your eligibility.

      Reply
  206. Ali Riaz

    Dear Miss Helen,
    I have 4 years bachelor degree in fashion & design. now i want to study in Master in graphic design from Canada cheapest University. please suggest me any cheapest universities and scholarship.

    I shall be very thankful to you.
    Regards,

    Reply
  207. Asfand Yar Ahmad

    Dear Helen,

    I’ve completed Bachelors in business administration (4 years) with 3.05 cgpa and I plan to continue my education in Canada.
    Can you please let me know of an institute which offers MBA and meets the following requirements,
    A) Minimal tution fee
    B) Exemption of GMAT/GRE & Work experience

    I’ll be very glad to have your reply ASAP !
    THANK YOU

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      It is not possible to get into a quality MBA program without GRE/GMAT or work experience. I would recommend no institution that doesn’t include the mentioned requirements.

      Reply
  208. AHAD

    I WANT O APPLY FOR MBA FROM VANCOUVER PLEASE GUIDE ME ABOUT THE MBA THAT FROM WHICH UNIVERSITY I WILL DO MY MBA . I AM DOING BBA AND THIS YEAR WILL BE THE LAST YEAR FOR GRADUATION BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY CGPA IS 2.8 SO CAN I GET ADMISSION FOR MBA IN UNIVERSITY ?

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      Most Canadian universities will not even consider your application if the GPA is below 3. You can contact UBC and Simon Fraser to see if they would accept other criteria to compensate your low GPA.

      Reply
  209. Adriennne

    Dear Helen

    I have recently graduated with Honours form the University of Cape Town in Electrical and Computer Engineering.I would like to do my graduate studies in Canada in Electrical and computer engineering or project management, but I am having a hard time understanding the Canadian GPA equivalence to a 66% South African GPA. could you please help with some clarification on what my GPA is equivalent to in Canada 4.0 GPA system? some recommendation of good universities considering my GPA will be highly appreciated.

    I am looking forward to hear from you soon.

    Regards
    Adrienne

    Reply
    1. Helen Khan Post author

      I am not familiar enough with the education marking systems in African countries. I work exclusively in Pakistan. Therefore it is best for you to contact universities in Canada yourself to find out how your marks rate according to Canadian institutions.

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  210. Muhammad Arif

    Hi Helen ,
    If u can plz give me your email address, i want to talk to you as i want to apply for MS in canada

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  211. K. Hussain

    Hi Helen

    I’m a Pakistani living in Saudi Arabia. My son passed Higher Secondary School exam (F.Sc) in Pre-Medical group from Federal Board of Education Islamabad with subjects of English, Chemistry, Biology & Physics.
    He scored C grade. His medium education was English through out his education carrier. I’m interested to send him Canada for bachelor degree in any of the below fields;

    1- Any bachelor in Health sciences
    2- Biomedical Engineering
    3- Biotechnology
    4- Bio-Bioinformatic
    5- Agriculture
    6- Veterinary Science
    7- B.B.A (Accounting & Finance)

    Please send information of universities where i can find these fields including costs also

    Secondly, shall he take IELTS/TOEFL for admission while his medium was english

    Do you have any representative in Saudi Arabia

    looking forward for your reply

    Kind regards

    K. Hussain

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  212. Mehak

    Hi Helen
    I have completed Master in Education and my area of specialization is educational psychology my CGPA is 3.89 can i able to take admission in any of these above universities

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  213. anoosh

    hi sir ,

    i hold an msc degee in chemical engineering with 3.6 cgpa , number of publications and 6.5 ielts .i want to apply for phd in chemical engineering suggest the easiest university to get into as most of the universities require the supervisor acceptance for the admission offer which i am unable to get yet.

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  214. Abdullah

    Hi Helen,

    I have bachelor degree in petroleum engineering from WVU. I am looking for the cheapest and shortest non-thesis , non-research master program in Canada. It is not necessarily to be engineering program. It is Ok to be in any field. So, what do you recommend me?

    Reply
  215. aamir sohail

    Hi , Helen

    I have completed B.Engineering in Civil and wish to study Masters in Canada , My overall GPA is 2.4 is there any chance i could apply in any university. I have a budget of $30,000 CAD .
    can you please suggest me some universities that accepts low GPA .

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  216. Muhammad Zubair AHmed

    Hi Helen,

    I was graduated in 2015 from Sir Syed University Karachi(Electronic Engineering). I have 2 years of work experience in SIEMENS Pakistan. My IELTS score is 6.5 overall. I want to get a Master in Electrical Engineering degree from Canada. Please suggest me some universities with the following advantages:
    1. Where I can easily do some part time work for my expenses.
    2. Low tution fees of university.
    3. Good job opportunities after study.

    Thanks in advance

    Reply
  217. Shikha

    Hi,
    I completed by Bachelors in Computer Engineering with first class with distinction and my Masters in Computer Information Technology & Industrial Engineering Technology along with a graduate certification in Lean Six Sigma from Purdue University, USA with a GPA of 4.0 .
    I have been working in the US since the beginning of this year but want to move to Canada for work and to settle down. I am interested in courses that bridge the gap between business and technology and was wondering if you could recommend some universities where I might get a full scholarship. I am open to doing another Masters or a PhD as long as it is not too expensive and the cost of living in the area, is reasonable and unemployment rate is low.
    I would highly appreciate your guidance!

    Thanks and Regards,
    Shikha

    Reply

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