Best Courses to Study in Canada after 12th

About 34% of students in Canada are from India. Canada has grown their student base six-fold over the last 20 years. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data, Canada’s international student population has grown by over 13% in 2019. This article will help you understand what are the best courses to study in Canada after 12th.

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Why study in Canada?

  1. Studying in Canada can be more affordable to students than in UK and USA as Canada provides equal study opportunities
  2. Students can work in Canada while studying. Students can apply for a work permit and can work with studying to cover their costs.
  3. Canada has been ranked as one of the safest countries by the Global Peace Index. So, students can enjoy their rights as people of Canada.
  4. It provides the opportunity to its students of working for at least 3 years after completing their graduation before they apply for residency.

Canada offers a different variety of study programs that you can apply for. Let’s discuss what are the best courses that you can study in Canada after the 12th.

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Best Courses to Study in Canada after 12th from India

Diploma Programs

Canada has a variety of diploma programs you can apply for. These programs are different from bachelor’s degree programs because of their duration. They may be for 2 – 3 years depending on the programs.

Top UG Diploma Programs to Study in Canada after 12th

  1. Diploma in Mechanical Engg
  2. Diploma in Civil Engg
  3. Diploma in Computer Engg
  4. Diploma in Automotive Engg
  5. Diploma in Electronics & Communication
  6. Diploma in Electrical Engg
  7. Diploma in Aeronautics Engg
  8. Diploma in Architectural Engg
  9. Engineering Diploma courses
  10. Marine field related Diploma courses
  11. Diploma in Fire and safety technology
  12. Diploma in Hotel Management
  13. Diploma in animation and multimedia
  14. Diploma in Interior designing
  15. Diploma courses related to computers and programming
  16. Nursing related Diploma courses
  17. Air Hostess/Steward Diploma courses
  18. Diploma course to become a gym instructor
  19. Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
  20. Diploma in Dialysis Technology
  21. Diploma in Radiography
  22. Diploma in X-Ray Technology
  23. Diploma in Physiotherapy
  24. Diploma in Speech Therapy
  25. Diploma in Audiology and Speech Therapy
  26. Diploma in Anesthesia Technology
  27. Diploma in Optometry
  28. Diploma in Ophthalmology
  29. Diploma in Nursing Care Assistant
  30. Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech
  31. Diploma in Dental Hygienist
  32. Diploma in Medical Record Technology
  33. Diploma in Operation Theater Technology
  34. Diploma in Architectural Assistantship
  35. Diploma in Business Management
  36. Other Diploma Courses
  37. Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  38. Diploma in Acting and Anchoring
  39. Diploma in Visual Communication
  40. Diploma in VJ, RJ, and Anchoring
  41. Diploma in Photography
  42. Diploma in Primary Education
  43. Diploma in Elementary Education
  44. Diploma in Yoga Education
  45. Diploma in Fashion Technology
  46. Diploma in Apparel Design
  47. Diploma in Culinary Arts

These are some of the diploma courses that are available in Canada. Students can pursue them according to their interests.

Now let us look at the different Bachelor’s degree options available. We will divide them into different streams like arts, commerce, science.

Best Science Courses to study in Canada after 12th

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Science courses for medical 

  • MBBS
  • BDS 
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy 
  • BSc Biotechnology 
  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • BSc Microbiology 
  • BSc Cardiology 
  • BSc Zoology 
  • BSc Physiotherapy 
  • BSc Radiology 
  • BSc Anaesthesia 
  • BSc Biology 
  • BSc Bioinformatics 
  • BSc Botany 
  • BSc Forensic Science 
  • BTech Pharmaceutical & Food Science Technology 
  • Veterinary Sciences

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  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information and Technology Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Mathematics 
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) 
  • Mining Engineering 
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Textile Engineering 
  • Computer Science Engineering 
  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Chemistry
  • Structural Engineering
  • Data Science

Entry Requirements for Studying in Canada after 12th Science:

Percentage Requirement: 70-80% in 12th boards (min)
TOEFL Score: 85
IELTS score:  6.0

Top Colleges/Universities:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • McMaster University
  • McGill University
  • York University

Best Commerce courses to study in Canada after 12th

For students of commerce with maths:

  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics 
  • Certified Financial Planner 
  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 
  • Bachelor of Foreign Trades
  • Company Secretary 
  • Accountancy Courses
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Cost Accounting
  • CA
  • CS
  • Animation And Multimedia Courses
  • Journalism
  • BCom (Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Taxation, Advertising)
  • BCA 
  • BA LLB
  • BCM (Business Continuity Management)
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics 
  • Certified Financial Planner 
  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics
  • Bachelor of Foreign Trades

For students of commerce without maths:

  • Bachelor of Hotel Management
  • Bachelors in Fashion Designing
  • Bachelors in Journalism
  • Bachelors in Digital Media
  • BBA in Marketing
  • BBA in HR Management
  • BBA in Supply Chain Management
  • BA LLB

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Eligibility to Study in Canada after 12th Commerce:

Percentage Requirement: 60-80% in 12th boards (min)
TOEFL Score: Above 80
IELTS score: 6.0

Top Colleges/Universities:

  • University of Alberta 
  • McMaster University
  • University of Ottawa 
  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University

Best Arts courses to study in Canada after Class 12

  • BA English 
  • BA Economics 
  • BA Sociology
  • BA Psychology 
  • BA in Political Science
  • BA History 
  • BA Geography 
  • Bachelor of Arts and Cultural Studies
  • BA Public Administration 
  • Journalism and Mass Communication 
  • Mass Communication
  • Fashion Design
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Foreign Language
  • Human Rights
  • Music
  • Filmmaking
  • Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Environmental Planning and Design
  • Bachelor of Arts and Cultural Studies

Entry Requirements:

Percentage Requirement: 55-65% in 12th boards (min)
TOEFL Score: 80 – 90
IELTS score: 6.5

Top Colleges/Universities:

  • McGill University 
  • University of Montreal
  • McMaster University
  • University of Calgary
  • Western University

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Cost of Studying in Canada after 12th

  • Tuition Fees: Rs. 7 – 15 Lacs per year (vary course to course)
  • Living Expenses: Rs. 5.5 – 7 Lacs per year

According to Statistics Canada, the average tuition fees for undergraduate international students in 2019/20 are CA$29714 (~US$22,500) per year.

Humanities courses tend to be cheaper (averaging $5,542), while subjects such as engineering and medicine are among the more expensive (an average of CA$21,717 (~US$16,446) for dentistry and $14,162 (~US$10,724) for Medicine. Fees for business and management courses are lower than the national average, at CA$6,827 (~US$5,170) per year.

Documents Required to Study in Canada after 12th

  • Study Permit
  • Valid Passport
  • Acceptance Letter
  • Proof of Funds
  • Immigration Medical Examination
  • English Proficiency Test Score (TOEFL, IELTS) 
  • Statement of Purpose / Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation

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Sonali Mitea is a BSc Economics Graduate from the University of Calcutta (CU). At present, Sonali is working with Stoodnt as the Social Media Marketing Manager and also works as a freelancer. Her areas of expertise include Instagram/Facebook Ads, Copywriting, Storytelling, and Growth Hacking.
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