On a budget to study in Canada? Save Thousands with 7 great programs

International Students from Around the World want a bright future. That’s why they choose Canada, and they choose Clearport!

Canada is among the Top 3 Education destinations in the World for International Students, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Per the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), 530,540 International Students attended School in Canada even during COVID-19, in the 2020 school year.

According to Statistics Canada, International students accounted for all the growth in postsecondary enrollments in 2018/2019, and International Student enrollments in formal programs in Canada more than tripled over a 10-year period.

There is great demand to study in Canada.

The top 4 reasons why International Students choose Canada are:

1. Canada’s quality of life and quality of education
2. Its reputation as a safe country
3. Its tolerant, non-discriminatory society
4. You can study in Canada on a budget and save money.  It is more affordable than other popular study destinations (the U.S., U.K., and Australia, for example)

Other advantages of Studying College or University in Canada include that:

  • International Students can work part-time in Canada while they study a full-time accredited program at a designated Post-Secondary institution (DLI).
  • Upon graduating, most Post-Secondary international students may also be eligible to obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit, based on the length of the study program (for a minimum of 8 months up to a maximum of 3 years).
  • Canada offers great Employment opportunities for International Students that complete a Post-Secondary Program in Canada.

Since 2008, we have helped International Students from around the world to come to study in Canada and build a bright future full of opportunities. In this article, we present 7 programs, 3 Bachelor’s Degrees and 4 Master’s Degrees, that are great options for you! All are in demand in Canada, are affordable and let you save money if you are on a budget, and make you eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit to stay and work after you graduate.

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3 Bachelor’s Degrees In Demand with annual tuition starting at $15,000

These 2-Year study programs starting in January 2022 offer an affordable cost, Scholarships Ŧ if you apply now through Clearport, a Post-Graduation Work Permit, and great quality of education… but only if you apply quickly! Learn more about these options for a great future in this article.

(Ŧ Scholarships are offered by the educational institutions, are subject to conditions, and may be adjusted from time to time).

2-Year College Diploma in Early Learning and Child Care- Red Deer, Alberta

This program, offered by Red Deer College, strategically located between Calgary and Edmonton in the Western Province of Alberta, prepares students academically and ensures that they gain the experience needed to succeed in their careers.

This 2-Year Undergraduate College Diploma in Early Learning and Child Care prepares students to meet to children’s developmental needs, trains them to work with children from birth to eight years (with some preparation for working with children from eight to twelve), and emphasizes the development of caring relationships with children and families.  This Degree will prepare you for a rewarding career. You will gain knowledge and build competencies in such areas as child development, interpersonal relations, curriculum content, family studies, exceptional children, and program management.

The program focuses on theory and practice integration, with an extended practicum in a variety of early learning and care program environments.

You can get a $500 Scholarship if you apply early with Clearport, a 100% Discount in your School Application Fee, and after you graduate, you can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit to stay and work in Canada, and build a path to Permanent Residence.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: Grade 12 / High School
  • Min GPA: 50.0%

English Proficiency Requirements:

For direct admission, the applicant must be from an English-speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:

  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Listening: 6.0, Min Reading: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 115

Applicants interested in applying for direct admission must provide valid results before receiving a final offer letter from the school.

For conditional admission, you are required to provide English proficiency scores:

  • Min TOEFL iBT: 35
  • Min IELTS overall: 5

Apply now with Clearport to get a 100% discount on your School Application Fee and a $500 tuition scholarship!

Application fee: $0 after 100% discount

Tuition Information

Tuition for 2020-2021 $15,702
Tuition scholarship $500
Total tuition fees, 1st Year $15,202 
Total tuition fees, 2nd Year $15,702
   
Total tuition fees for the two-year program $30,904

Note: Ancillary fees are in addition to tuition fees, and will be charged each year of studies.

  • Health and Dental Fee: $305 per year
  • Program Fee: $1,076 per year
  • Activity and Wellness Fee: $44 per year

This is a great, affordable program that will prepare you for a rewarding career in Canada!

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2-Year College Diploma in Software Development – Vancouver

In 2020, Red Deer College (based in Red Deer, Alberta) entered into a partnership with Sterling College in Vancouver, British Columbia, to form Red Deer College at Sterling College, delivering study programs at these two campus locations to enhance skills, build expertise, and ensure students are job-ready when they graduate.

This program gets you a College Degree in Software Development. One of the occupations that are most in demand in Canada is precisely Software Developer; with some experience, Software Developers in Canada earn annual wages between $80,000 and $120,000.

This program gives students the opportunity to earn a College Diploma with technical skills in software development that meet industry needs.

The program is designed for students seeking to focus on one or more application domains, such as general Application Development, Web Development, Games Development, and Mobile Applications Development.

After completing the Diploma in Software Development program, you can enter careers such as Computer Programmer, Web Developer, Software Tester, Mobile Application Developer, and many others.

You can get a $2,000 Scholarship if you apply early with Clearport, a 100% Discount in your School Application Fee, and after you graduate, you can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit to stay and work in Canada, and build a path to Permanent Residence.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: Grade 12 / High School
  • Min GPA: 50.0%

English Proficiency Requirements:

For direct admission, the applicant must be from an English-speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:

  • Min TOEFL iBT: 79
  • Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Listening: 5.5, Min Reading: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105
  • Min PTE overall: 58

Applicants interested in applying for direct admission must provide valid results before receiving a final offer letter from the school.

Apply now with Clearport to get a 100% discount on your School Application Fee and a $2,000 tuition scholarship!

Application fee: $0 after 100% discount

Tuition Information

Tuition for 2020-2021 $14,500
Tuition scholarship $2,000
Total tuition fees, 1st Year $12,500 
Total tuition fees, 2nd Year $14,500
   
Total tuition fees for the two-year program $27,000

Note: Ancillary fees are in addition to tuition fees, and will be charged each year of studies.

  • British Columbia Medical Services Plan: $900 per year
  • Health Insurance Fee: $635 per year
  • Registration Fee: $300 one time
  • Other Ancillary Fee: $60 per year

This 2-year College Diploma will quickly make you employable in Canada!

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2-Year Dual Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources, Marketing and Entrepreneurship – Greater Toronto Area

Trent University, located in Oshawa, Ontario, recently announced that it is offering a two-year double Graduate Certificate program in Business Human Resources and Marketing Management in its Durham Campus (Greater Toronto Area).

This dual program will give you two credentials and certifications that are in demand in Canada, and you can get them in just 2 years instead of having to study the two programs separately.

The full name of this 2-Year program is “Business: Human Resources, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Dual Post-Graduate Certificate”.

You will develop in-demand skills in human resource management, entrepreneurship, marketing, branding, and advertising. While studying in the vibrant Greater Toronto Area, you will also enjoy all its attractions, a truly multi-cultural and diverse environment, perfect your English (with opportunities to also learn some French), and make connections and friends for life.

Even more attractive, you can get a $9,000 Scholarship if you apply early with Clearport, and after you graduate, you can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit to stay and work in Canada, and build a path to Permanent Residence.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this program, you must hold a degree from an accredited university. Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree with a planned completion before September are eligible.

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Min GPA: 70.0%

English Proficiency Requirements:

For direct admission, the applicant must be from an English-speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:

  • Min TOEFL iBT: 86 (Min Writing: 20.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Listening: 6.0, Min Reading: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0)

Resume Boosters: Complete this Degree and enhance your Resume!

  • Earn the credentials and skills needed for your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.
  • Build a foundation to start a business, pursue a passion for marketing, research and innovation, or simply improve your marketability to potential employers.
  • Gain real-world experience in a placement at a local business or organization.

Career Paths

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Brand Consultant
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Advertising Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Entrepreneur

Apply now with Clearport to get a 100% discount on your School Application Fee and a $9,000 tuition scholarship (divided into your 2-year tuition)!

Application fee: $0 after 100% discount

Tuition Information

Tuition for 2020-2021 $22,454
Tuition scholarship $4,000
Total tuition fees, 1st Year $18,454 
Tuition for 2021-2022 $23,577
Tuition scholarship $5,000
Total tuition fees, 2nd Year $18,577
Total tuition fees for the two-year program $37,031

Note: Ancillary fees are in addition to tuition fees, and will be charged each year of studies.

  • Ancillary Fees: $2,653 per year
  • Books and Supplies Fees: $1,000 per year

As you can see, this 2-year Dual Post-Graduate Certificate is a great option for you!

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Our Memberships

Our 2 types of Memberships give Students the level of service and value they want:

Basic Student Membership:

Self-service with our world-class online tools to choose the right school and apply to it, and to assess if the student’s English level meets school requirements. Great value, saving time and money vs doing all the school research and application on your own.

Student Concierge Membership:

Fully personalized service, one-on-one calls with our Education Consultants, and step-by-step assistance in: School and Study Program research, review and selection, including costs and requirements; School & Visa application processes; Housing arrangements; budget preparation; and more, even 24/7 emergency support while studying in Canada. All the convenience and peace of mind. Plus SRT, our English Assessment & Improvement tool to meet the English level required by your school of choice.

If you want to learn more about our services for International Students, you can read some of our recent articles here, here, and here. You can also click on the image below to watch a short video about our Student Mobility Services to study in Canada!

4 Affordable Master Degrees under $7,000 at Canada’s Top Small University

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) at Prince George offers 4 affordable Master’s Degrees that are excellent options for those seeking economical study program options, strong academic credentials, and a Post-Graduation Work Permit in Canada.

These four programs can be completed in 2 years. Total annual School Fees for each of these programs are under CAD $7,000, so these Master’s Degrees in Canada are highly affordable!

In these programs, you actually study 3 Semesters per year, with 2 options to graduate: with just coursework, or with a Thesis.

Total Annual cost of each of these Master’s Degree programs in Canada is an affordable CAD $6,879. This total includes a one-time Application fee of CAD $153.00, an annual Tuition of CAD $5,248.00, and other annual School Fees of CAD $1,478.

These 4 programs are:

  1. Master of Science – Computer Science.
  2. Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies.
  3. Master of Arts – Development Economics.
  4. Master of Science – Chemistry.

Graduates from these affordable Master’s Degrees in Canada are in demand, so they will have various employment opportunities after graduation.

Why Study One of these 4 Master’s Degrees

  1. Affordability: At under $7,000 per year, Tuition and School Fees for each of these Master’s Degrees programs in Canada are among the most affordable.
  2. Great Quality of Education: The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) offers great quality of education through these competitive-entry, demanding postgraduate study programs. A Master’s credential obtained from a Canadian research-focused superior education institution is highly valued around the world. Also, UNBC has consistently ranked at the top of Canada’s small universities in Canada through the last decade (see below).
  3. Work while you Study: Because these are full-time programs and UNBC is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI), you can work part-time while you study (up to 20 hours per week). This makes studying a Master’s Degree in Canada even more affordable.
  4. Post-Graduation Work Permit and potential Permanent Residence: After completing any of these 2-year, full-time Master’s Degrees, you will be able to apply for a 3-year Post-Graduation Work Permit that allows you to work anywhere in Canada, for any employer. After you graduate and once you gain 1 year of full-time Canadian work experience (and meet other requirements), you can apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.
  5. Your Spouse gets a Work Permit while you Study: When you enrol as a full-time International Student in a graduate study program offered by a Designated Learning Institution, your spouse can apply for an Open Work Permit. This way, your spouse can work full- or part-time with any employer in Canada! By allowing your spouse to work, a Master’s Degree in Canada becomes more affordable for your family, while also give your spouse the opportunity to gain valuable Canadian work experience.
  6. These are Degrees in Demand: All these study programs align with global and Canadian market trends that are driving employment needs now and in the immediate future.

Top-10 Reasons to Study at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

  1. Affordability: Again, with total Tuition and School Fees under CAD $7,000 per year, these Master’s Degree programs in Canada uniquely affordable!
  2. Leading University Ranking: In 2015, and 2016, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) earned the top “Small University in Canada” ranking by Maclean’s, a prestigious Canadian publication. Since then, UNBC has consistently ranked in the top three Small Universities in Canada for the last ten years.
  3. Research Focus: UNBC is the second-newest university in Canada and one of the research-intensive Universities in British Columbia. It also is a degree-granting institution and a sponsor for several research institutes, with regional teaching centers in various communities in the Province. As an institution, UNBC focuses on teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. It brings its students the excitement of new knowledge, and offers the outcomes of its teaching and research to the world.
  4. Great Faculty and Small Class Size: UNBC’s study programs are taught by an award-winning faculty. The University of Northern British Columbia also has the smallest class sizes of any research-intensive university in western Canada.
  5. Study Program Variety: UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities. The University of Northern British Columbia offers a total of 55 Under-Graduate programs, 15 Master’s Degree programs, and 2 Doctoral (PhD) programs. It also offers (jointly with the University of British Columbia) the Northern Medical Program, aimed at easing the shortage of Medical doctors in the north of the Province. UNBC’s study programs explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment.
  6. Green University: UNBC is renowned as Canada’s Green University™; it has undertaken a leadership role to a more sustainable future for Canada as a whole.
  7. Regional Focus: UNBC is not only a University in the North, but also for the North. The students, alumni, faculty, staff, and communities served by UNBC share a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure in and for the region.
  8. Student Life: UNBC has a Student Life department that focuses on developing and implementing fun, supportive and social student activities, to engage its diverse student population and enhance their studying experience. UNBC has dozens of Clubs that are run by students, CIS-level varsity athletics teams, intramural tournaments and activities, and many outdoor activities that take advantage of the outstanding nature that surrounds it.
  9. Commitment to International Education and Diversity: UNBC is one of Canada’s best small, research-intensive universities and an active participant in the global community. Its commitment to International Education is engraved in the teaching, research, and service missions of UNBC. The University of Northern British Columbia fosters academic excellence, and is also a welcoming place with a friendly, inclusive, diverse, and supportive learning environment.
  10. Location and Small Size: In the 2019–20 academic year, 3,570 students were enrolled at UNBC. Its main campus is located at Prince George, British Columbia, a small urban area with a population of about 75,000. Prince George is the largest city in northern British Columbia, and because it is the hub city for Northern BC, it is also called the “Northern Capital” of that Province. Aside of its spectacular natural surroundings, Prince George boasts many recreation facilities, including 116 playgrounds and parks, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse fields, eight golf courses, tennis courts, ice rinks and roller rinks, a modern Aquatic Centre, plus an older swimming pool and a 6,000-seat multipurpose arena called the CN Centre. For those that like hiking, there is an 11 km riverfront system of urban trails called the Heritage Trails. Downhill, Cross-Country Heli Skiing are available in 4 regional provincial parks. (Source: Wikipedia)

Working while Studying in Canada

Many International Students want to work while studying in Canada to help cover some expenses and/or to gain valuable work experience and build their Resumes. This makes Master’s Degrees in Canada even more affordable.

You will need to be enrolled in a full-time Post-Secondary Study Program at a Designated Learning Institution (or DLI), such as the University of Northern British Columbia.

While you are studying in Canada, you can work part-time while you study, up to 20 hours per week during each study term, and full-time during vacations and official school breaks.

If the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from your Post-Secondary Designated Learning Institution indicates that Work Experience (such as a Co-op or Internship) is part of your Study Program, you may be able to work more than 20 hours per week during each term, in which case you may be issued a Study Permit and a Work Permit.

In any case, these documents will define if you are allowed to work off- or on-campus and for how many hours per week.

Become a Clearport Study-Work Concierge Member, and we will help you in every step, from choosing an affordable Master’s Degree program in Canada to preparing and submitting your School and Study Permit applications.

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Can I Bring My Family With Me While I Study?

If you have a spouse (you are married or live in a common-law union), you may want to bring your spouse with you when you come to study in Canada. If you have children, you and your spouse may want to bring them with you.

This must be clearly indicated in your Study Permit Application, and the Visa Officers will take it into consideration.  Remember, if you apply to bring your spouse and/or children with you, you will need to provide Proof of Funds demonstrating that you have enough funds available to cover not only your personal living expenses, but also those of the family members that come along with you to Canada. This is another reason to choose an affordable Master’s Degree program in Canada.

You can see here the amount of funds required by the Government of Canada by number of family members.

Can My Spouse Work in Canada While I Study?

If your Study Permit Application includes your spouse and children, and if it is approved, your spouse will receive an Open Work Permit to work Full-Time in Canada, and -depending on their age- your children will receive Study Permits to study Grade School. Having this additional income will make studying a Master’s Degree in Canada more affordable for you and your family.

You can book an Immigration Consultation with our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants to learn more.

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If you are unsure whether to apply to Study or to Work in Canada, or want to have specific Immigration information and assistance to Study and Work in Canada, our In-House Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) can explain the requirements and take you through the process of applying for a Study Permit that allows you to work while you study. Book an Immigration Consultation, and we will help you define your situation and best strategy. Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants will guide you with qualified, professional Immigration Advise.

An Immigration Consultation can save you time and money by providing the professional guidance you require from a well-prepared, certified Team of ICCRC-regulated consultants.

Please beware of advice from “immigration consultants” that are not regulated or in good standing. Only a Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant in good standing with the ICCRC can offer consultancy services for applications to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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Can I Stay in Canada After I Graduate?

Yes. You can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) after you graduate, and you must do it immediately after graduating. A PGWP will allow you to stay in Canada and work for up to 3 years after graduating from a 2-year program.

Can I Apply for Permanent Residence if I Graduated from a Canadian College or University?

Yes. After working in Canada under a Post-Graduation Work Permit for a minimum of 1 year (or equivalent number of hours), you can apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.

Can Clearport Help Me With The Whole Study Application Process?

Yes, we can. Since 2008, we help International Students to come to study in Canada.

Post-Secondary Schools in Canada offer great programs that are recognized worldwide, ranging from Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, or Certificates to full Bachelor degrees, Master degrees and PhDs. They also provide strong support for International Students.

You will broaden your horizons with a true international experience and make new friends from Canada and all over the world. We can help make this life-changing experience come true bye recommending an affordable Master’s Degree program in Canada.

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Our Two types of Memberships give you the level of service and value that you want as an International Student:

Basic Student Membership:

This is an economical Self-Service option that gives you access to our world-class online tools to choose the right school and apply to it; it also gives you access to SRT, our English Assessment and Improvement tool, to assess if your English level meets school requirements, and to improve it with a free Personalized Learning Plan without additional cost.

Our Basic Student Membership is great value, saving you time and money vs the months it can take you to do all the school research and prepare a school application on your own.

Student Concierge Membership:

Our Student Concierge Membership gives you Convenience and all the Peace of Mind you and your family need. With our Student Concierge Membership, you get access to our fully personalized service, including one-on-one calls with our Education Consultants and step-by-step assistance in: School and Study Program research, review, and selection, including costs and requirements; School & Visa application processes; Housing arrangements; Budget preparation; and more, even 24/7 emergency support while studying in Canada.

Our Student Concierge Membership also gives you access to SRT, our English Assessment & Improvement tool, to meet the English level required by your school of choice.

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Can Clearport Also Help Me With the Study Visa / Permit and Work Permit Process?

Yes, with our Student Concierge Membership, as explained above.

And remember, these are only some options to study in Canada, but there are thousands more!

We can help you find an affordable study program in Canada that matches your preferences, needs and budget, so become a Student Concierge Member or book an Immigration Consultation.

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