With large-scale investment in its International education strategy an increasing number of international students enrolling (minimum 15% each year in UG engineering programs), Canada is a country that can be one good destination for the one who is willing to pursue Engineering. There are more than 20 top universities in Canada offering Engineering courses according to QS TOP UNIVERSITIES and more than 1,15,000 registered Engineering firms in Canada. Some top companies being AECON, Banterer, Canadian Natural Resource, CIMA+, Golder, and many more.
The local workforce of Canada is not being sufficient due to lacking skills needed, hence the demand for Engineers in various fields in Canada is high. Each sector of engineering is projected to grow by 2025. The annual job opening predictions by the labor market are as below:
This makes Canada a perfect study abroad destination for international aspirants planning to settle in Canada with a job that offers such median salaries.
One needs to check out the following universities ranked globally, as well as on the basis of the subject rank according to QS rankings 2020 to pursue Engineering from Canadian universities:
|University/college||Subject Rank||Engineering Programme|
|University of Toronto||#22||4Bachelor degrees,12 Master degrees, and 4Doctoral degrees.|
|University of British Columbia||#32||13 Bachelor degrees,2 Master degrees, and 1Doctoral degrees|
|McGill University||#47||13Bachelor degrees, 16Master degrees, and 9Doctoral degrees|
|University of Alberta||#112||17Bachelor degrees,6 Master degrees, and 3Doctoral degrees|
|Queen's University at Kingston||#161||10Bachelor degree,10 Master degree, and 7Doctoral degree|
Engineering is a vast course and is provided under various specifications in Canada. The degree of Engineering is provided in Bachelor, Master and Doctoral forms in addition to several short term courses in Canada. Therefore, if one has a high interest in pursuing Engineering from Canada, the country is highly recommended.
The various specializations of Engineering that Canada offers to any willing student to study are mentioned as follows along with the universities offering the program:
|Specializations||Bachelors offered at||Masters offered at|
|Aerospace Engineering||UBC, McGill, UToronto||Concordia University, UToronto, Ryerson University|
|Mechanical Engineering||UToronto, McGill, UOttawa, McMaster||UToronto, UBC, Dalhousie University|
|Chemical Engineering||UBC, U of T, McGill, UAlberta, University of Waterloo||Queen’s University, Lakehead University, Ryerson University, University of Ottawa|
|Software Engineering||UToronto, UBC, McGill University||Concordia University, University of Regina, Western University|
|Civil Engineering||UBC, U of T, McGill, UAlberta, University of Waterloo||UAlberta, McMaster University, University of Calgary|
|Biomedical Engineering||Western University, University of Waterloo, McGill, UBC||McGill, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba|
|Industrial Engineering||McMaster, UBC, McGill||UToronto, Dalhousie University, University of Windsor|
|Computer Engineering||McGill, McMaster, UBC, UToronto||University of Waterloo, Queen’s University, University of Guelph|
|Environmental Engineering||UToronto, UBC||University of Ottawa, Lakehead University, Concordia University|
One needs to note the degree types that are offered by Canadian Universities, if willing to pursue the course of Engineering:
Studying in Canada offers you the above-mentioned opportunities and degree levels to pursue engineering.
As discussed above, Engineering in Canada is available in the form of various degrees, hence one who is enthusiastic in pursuing his or her undergraduate degree from Canada must check few popular Bachelor’s degrees offered by the below-mentioned universities, along with the duration of the degree and fee structure-
|Bachelors of Engineering/Bachelors of Applied Science||University of Toronto||4 years||$ 47,092|
|Bachelors of Engineering/ Bachelors of Applied Science||University of British Columbia||4 years||$ 36,000 approximately|
|Bachelors of Engineering/ Bachelors of Applied Science||McGill University||4 years||$ 31,794|
|Bachelors of Engineering/ Bachelors of Science||University of Alberta||4 years||$ 47,092|
|Bachelors of Engineering/ Bachelors of Applied Science||Queen's University at Kingston||4 years||$ 11,000 to 18,000 approximately|
Candidates eager to apply for the Undergraduate Engineering degree from Canada must ensure to have few basic eligibility. Some of the required eligibility criteria are listed below that may or may not apply in all the cases:
The average annual cost to study an Undergraduate Engineering course from Canada could be $12,000 to $50,000 approximately, depending on the course and university one chooses. The graphical image below describes the change in the average tuition for international students pursuing a bachelor of engineering from Canada over the past few years.
Various scholarships to study undergraduate Engineering degrees are available for the students in Canada. However, many Canadian universities also provide specific scholarships for international students to help them pursue their undergraduate Engineering degree from Canada.
Students who have already pursued their undergraduate degree under any specialization of Engineering and looking forward to pursuing their masters in Engineering from Canada can keep a note on the below-mentioned master programs offered by the mentioned universities of Canada, along with the duration and the fee structure-
|Masters of Engineering/ Master of Applied Science||University of Toronto||2 years||$ 18,000 to $ 45,000|
|Masters of Engineering/ Master of Applied Science||University of British Columbia||2 years||$ 15,185|
|Masters of Engineering/ Master of Applied Science||McGill University||2 years||$ 13,583|
|Masters of Master of Applied Science Engineering/||University of Alberta||2 years||$ 7,100 to $ 8,000|
|Masters of Engineering/ Master of Applied Science||Queen's University at Kingston||2 years||$ 14,619|
The applicants of the students willing to apply for a master degree in Engineering from Canada shall be accepted on the fulfillment of a few basic criteria as mentioned below-
Tabulated below are your one-step guides to a various Engineering masters degree in Canada
|Programs to Pursue|
|Masters in Civil Engineering in Canada||Masters in Electrical Engineering in Canada|
|Masters in Industrial Engineering in Canada||Masters in Biomedical Engineering in Canada|
|Masters in Chemical Engineering in Canada||Masters in Aerospace Engineering in Canada|
|Masters in Software Engineering in Canada||Masters in Engineering Management in Canada|
|Masters in Mechanical Engineering in Canada||Masters in Computer Engineering in Canada|
The documents required for pursuing masters in engineering in Canada can be broadly generalized into the following:
The average annual cost to study a graduate Engineering course from Canada could be $10,000 to $45,000 approximately, depending on the course and university one chooses. This cost is highly dependent on the choice of specialization opted. Each type of master's in engineering can cost an international student differently. The cost of studying in Canada will also include the cost of living in Canada as well. This is one of the major expenses incurred by international students.
Numerous scholarships are available to study graduate Engineering degrees for the students in Canada. However, several Canadian universities also provide specific scholarships for international students to help them pursue their undergraduate Engineering degree from Canada.
A P.H.D degree in Engineering can complement the overall qualifications of a student and may also help him/her to have a highlighted profession ahead, by making the student capable enough to secure a high paid job. According to QS TOP UNIVERSITIES, there are more than 20 top universities in Canada that provide a P.H.D degree in Engineering under several specializations.
Students having a high interest in pursuing a P.H.D can look down on the mentioned programs offered by the few specified universities, along with the duration and fee structure:
|Doctor of Philosophy||University of Toronto||5 years||$ 4,657|
|Doctor of Philosophy||University of British Columbia||4 years||$ 6,582|
|Doctor of Philosophy||McGill University||3 to 4 years||$ 11,728|
|Doctor of Philosophy||University of Alberta||3 to 5 years||$ 7,100|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Queen's University at Kingston||4 years||$ 9,695|
A P.H.D in Engineering being the top valued degree has special criteria to be fulfilled by the student willing to appear for a P.H.D degree in Canada. A P.H.D degree in Engineering can take a student to achieve higher work goals and to earn more. Therefore, students must keep a track of the following requirements for pursuing a P.H.D in Engineering from Canada:
The average annual cost to study a P.H.D Engineering degree from Canada could be $5,000 to $12,000 approximately, depending on the course and university one chooses.
Many scholarships are available to study a doctoral Engineering program for the students in Canada. However, several Canadian universities also provide specific scholarships for international students to help them pursue their doctoral Engineering degree from Canada.
To pursue higher education in an international country can seem a little difficult because of the finances required, but there are various scholarships provided by the international countries and universities one wishes to study.
One who is keen to take up his/her higher education in Engineering from Canada needs not to worry much, as the country and the universities have a good number of scholarships available for international students.
Assembled below are few popular scholarships available for international students that one can avail and find suitable for pursuing Engineering from Canada:
|Scholarship Name||Offered To||Amount Awarded (CAD)||Number of Scholarships|
|Debesh Kamal Scholarship||Available for all the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs||953||N/A|
|University of Alberta- India Centenary Scholarship||Available for the undergraduate programs of University of Alberta||9756||2|
|Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program||Available for all the Diploma, Bachelors and Master programs||103||3000|
|Go Clean Scholarships||Available for all the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs||2410||1|
|Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships||Available for Postdoctoral Programs||36253||70|
Students must keep an eye to the websites of the country as well as of the universities they are willing to study to find out the available scholarships for various programs.
The scope of pursuing Engineering from Canada post-secondary education can really bring a fruitful result to the prepared students. The lessons provided in the classroom and in the job site can really make a student employee- worthy.
Canada has a good scope of employment for wide ranges of specialization in Engineering for students to pursue from various universities and some engineering designations, along with their approximate salaries are as follows:
|Designation||Annual Salary (CAD)|
|Electrical and electronics engineers||$60,000-100,000|
|Industrial and manufacturing engineers||$50,00-100,000|
|Computer programmers and interactive media developers||$40,000-120,000|
|Metallurgical and materials engineers||$50,00-100,000|
|Software engineers and designers||$50,000-120,000|
However, these salary ranges were an approximation and had chances to vary from firm to firm and from industry to industry.
As per the data by salary explorer, the average annual salary in the field of engineering rises by 17% post completion of an undergraduate diploma/certificate. This rise increases to around 24% after completion of an undergraduate degree in engineering.