Post Secondary

Degree awarded: Certificates, Diplomas, Full Bachelor’s Degrees.

Typical Age: 18- 24 (Depends on the individual)

Semesters: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer(some schools)

Fall Semester: Early September – Late December

Winter Semester:Early January – Mid/Late April

Summer Semester: May – June/August (depending on the school)

After secondary school, students can attend either vocational schools, colleges, or universities. At a university they will first earn a Bachelor’s degree, which usually takes three to four years, depending on the student and the part of Canada the school is situated. The student can continue studies to receive a Master’s which typically takes two years to complete. Some go on to pursue a doctorate degree, and this takes between three to five years.

Canada has over 10,000 post secondary degree programs and certificates, offered in its universities and colleges. What this means is that students are not pigeon holed into conventional courses, instead, they have the opportunity to study courses they are actually interested in and are inclined towards.

Admission requirements depend on what school is being applied to and are usually program specific. However, the following are the general list of requirements for both undergraduate and post graduate applications.