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Top Courses to Study in Canada: Universities, Fees & Scholarships

Jul 28, 2023

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Studying the right course in Canada can elevate your career and ensure a great head start amongst your peers. Canada in the last few years has been highly in demand in the higher education circle as one of the most popular destinations. Multicultural environment, no language barrier, high standard of living, good quality educational institutes along with government welfare programmes for residents as well as citizens are some reasons international students want to pursue their education in Canada

In order to find out the top courses in Canada, continue reading the article.

What are Some of the Top Courses in Canada?

To make your study in Canada dream come true, here is a table listing the top courses that you can pursue in Canada and open the door to a bright future.

Course NameUniversitiesApproximate Cost to Study
Business Management

1.  York University

2.  McGill University

3.  Smith School of Business

4.  Schulich School of Business

5.  Rotman School of Management

  • 30,000 to 130,000 (CAD)



IT & Computer Science

1.  McMaster University

2.  McGill University

3.  University of Toronto

4.  University of Waterloo

5.  University of British Columbia

  • 18,000 to 40,000 (CAD) per year for a bachelor’s degree



1.  McGill University

2.  University of Toronto

3.  University of Waterloo

4.  University of Alberta

  • 20,000 to 30,000 (CAD) per year
Health, Biosciences & Pharmacy

1.  McGill University

2.  McMaster University

3.  Dalhousie University

4.  Queen’s University

  • 20,000 to 65,000 (CAD) for a bachelor’s degree in medicine
  • 14,000 to 45,000 (CAD) per year to study master's in life sciences.
  • Approximately 35,000 (CAD) to study Master of Health in health administration



Human Resources

1.  University of Calgary

2.  University of Toronto

3.  University of Windsor

4.  Trent University

5.  York University

  • 10,000 to 67,000 (CAD) to study bachelor’s degree in HR
  • 15,000 to 80,000 (CAD) to study a master’s degree



Agricultural Science & Forestry

1.  McGill University

2.  University of Toronto

3.  University of Saskatchewan

4.  University of Alberta

5.  Dalhousie University

  • 3, 500 to 18,000 (CAD) per year to pursue agricultural science & forestry


 Media & Journalism

1.  University of Waterloo

2.  University of Toronto

3.  Western University

4.  Queen’s University

  • 5,000 to 30,000 (CAD) per year


Course Details

  • Business Management 

Business management courses are in demand in Canada, preferred by both international and local students. This is due to a stable and thriving economy, a very healthy environment for business (extremely conducive to starting your own venture), and a plethora of employment opportunities. 

  • IT & Computer Science 

Many Canadian colleges and universities offer IT and computer science both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Canadian government recognises the importance of these fields and has therefore, managed to make valuable investments with respect to development and research in areas such as cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. 

  • Engineering 

The government in Canada understands the benefits of supporting engineering courses for the country’s economic prospects. This is why the government has made necessary investments in research and education. A number of colleges and universities in Canada offer a myriad of engineering programs and courses. 

  • Health, Biosciences & Pharmacy 

The healthcare industry along with Bioscience is a recognised industry in Canada due to both growing scope and demand. About seven universities in Canada come within the top 100 QS ranking under the medical institutions' category. 

  • Human Resources

There is good demand for HR professionals in Canada and the scope of courses is also plenty. The human resource courses offered by Canadian universities are highly reputed due to their faculty expertise, accreditation, practical learning opportunities, industry partnerships, and in-depth research opportunities. 

  • Agricultural Science & Forestry 

Canada is a major producer of forestry and agricultural products  due to which there is much scope in the field of Agricultural Science and Forestry. Such a discipline is taught to students with the intention to impart knowledge about the trade of cultivating crops, managing forests, and raising livestock. The courses include subject areas such as plant genetics, soil science, nutrition, animal breeding, forest ecology, pest management, and timber harvesting. 

  • Media & Journalism 

The media and journalism courses in Canada are geared to build a strong foundation in the principles of media and journalism. This includes skills that are needed to analyse, gather and propagate information across a variety of platforms. 

Scholarships to Study in Canada

Studying abroad is an expensive affair but thankfully not one that is out of your reach, especially with a plethora of scholarship opportunities offered by the Canadian government and institutions. As an international student, you are eligible to apply for the following scholarships in Canada in order to fund your education:

1.     Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship

This is a yearly scholarship that is offered by the University of Toronto. It is offered to meritorious students who have excelled creatively and academically. It is also offered to those who have excelled in their educational institutes back home. In total, 37 scholarships are awarded each year to those enrolling for undergraduate programs.

2.     York University International Student Scholarship

In order to get this award, undergraduate students need to be pursuing one of these subjects- science, education, business, engineering, arts/media/performance, engineering and liberal arts. Students planning to enrol at York University can apply for Global Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship which offers $80,000 for four years in total. Alternatively, they can also apply for International Entrance Scholarships of Distinction which offers $140,000 for four years total.

3.     Ontario Graduate Scholarships

University of Toronto in collaboration with the Province of Ontario every year awards international students planning to pursue master’s or doctoral programmes with the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship amount is $5,000 for each session. Recipients are awarded $10,000- 15,000 consecutively for two or three sessions.

4.     University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship

The University of Calgary yearly awards the International Entrance Scholarship to international students in order to encourage them to continue their studies. Extracurricular achievements along with academic excellence are some of the major requirements for winning the scholarship. The scholarship amount is around $15,000 and the student has to maintain a GPA of 2.60 over 24.00 units in order for the scholarship to be renewed every second, third and fourth year.


The availability of courses in Canada is abundant and picking the best one requires a lot of research. Additionally, in order to be eligible for these courses either at the undergraduate or graduate level, you need to study related subjects in your school or college. This means that it requires a few years of proper planning. So, in order to get the right guidance for your study abroad plans, connect with KC Overseas, one of the best education consultants in India.

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