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Top 5 Courses to Study in Canada

by AJV Global
Published on: 12/Apr/2022
Discover the most sought-ought subject areas and courses to study in Canada in this article.


Canada continues to be the most popular study destination. The primary reasons are the multitude of available study options, scholarships, location, and cost-effective courses. The wide spectrum of courses is globally accredited and career-oriented. The Post Study Work Permit allows you to work in the country, thus, gaining practical experience. This not only makes you a global citizen but also boosts your chances of residency in an easier way through the Express Entry program. Let’s explore the most popular courses to study in Canada for an international student.

1. Business Management

The expanding trend of obtaining an MBA from a prestigious university has become a cliché. Canada's institutions, on the other hand, can give you strong alumni and business ties to help you lead your career in this competitive market, as well as help you find your place in the professional world. A business management degree in Canada prepares you for a global career by teaching you problem-solving, leadership, and strategic planning skills. For business grads, there are a lot of job opportunities. These courses are extremely popular among students all over the world. Several universities and colleges around Canada offer management courses. Few such ones are as follows:

  • McGill University
  • Smith School of Business
  • York University
  • Rotman School of Management
  • Schulich School of Business


The average salary of a business management graduate in Canada is $78,890 per year or $40.46 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $67,232 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $110,680 per year.

2. IT and Computer Science

There's no turning back now that we've entered the digital age. Because new technologies are constantly being developed, there is a perpetual demand for brilliant tech minds who can design, maintain, and repair both gadgets and code. Because of the high demand for qualified IT workers, careers in IT and computer science are well-paid. To attract more students to these courses, the Indian and Canadian governments offer several scholarships, immigration incentives, and lower tuition prices.

Most universities here provide world-class IT and Computer Science courses like the following top ones:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Winnipeg
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Waterloo
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Royal Roads University
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic

The top programmes in the IT and Computer Sciences category to study in Canada are:

  • Information system analysts

  • Database analytics or analysts
  • Data science
  • Software engineering
  • Computer programming
  • Web designing and development
  • Cyber security
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence


The average salary of an IT professional in Canada is $69,980 per year or $35.89 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $48,750 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $100,049 per year. 

3. Engineering

Canada produces a considerable number of engineering graduates each year. International engineering students in Canada have the finest possibilities to study at colleges accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The wide range of engineering streams, structured education curriculum, top-notch research activities, and safe and friendly environment are the main reasons to opt for Canada for engineering studies.

International students studying engineering in Canada are particularly interested in the following specializations:

  • Automobile Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials and Mineral Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering.

Some well-known institutions for studying engineering in Canada are:

  • The University of Toronto​​​​​​​
  • University of Alberta
  • Carleton University
  • McMaster University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Ryerson University


The average salary of an engineer in Canada is $75,033 per year or $38.48 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $59,787 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $105,978 per year.

4. Hospitality

Over the years, the hospitality and hotel management industry in Canada has grown massively. This is one of the reasons why a hospitality management professional in Canada can earn CA$58,500 per year or $30 per hour*. So, there is no denying that hotel management in Canada has a vast scope.

These degrees teach students how to develop tourism-related business strategies. Students learn how to manage the quality of food, housing, and entertainment, all of which contribute to the enjoyment of their consumers. The tourism and hospitality business in Canada is desperate for competent individuals to fill management and entry-level to mid-level positions in hotels, restaurants, and resorts across the country. These jobs are in high demand, in part because Canada is one of the most visited countries in the world. 

Ryerson University, Georgian College, and Fanshawe College are among the educational institutions that prepare students to be the finest in their fields and promote them to attain their goals.


The average salary in the hospitality industry in Canada is $49,648 per year or $25.46 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $37,050 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $81,391 per year.

5. Media and Journalism

The final category of popular courses for students in Canada is media, which focuses on journalism. As digital media, social networking sites, and internet marketing gain pace, the demand for qualified journalists is increasing dramatically. Students with journalism degrees work for larger companies including Deloitte, CBC, Deep Body, and others as reporters, associate producers, associate media directors, and media operations managers. Students who major in media can work as social media managers, public relations officers, a statistician, or media planners, among other dynamically changing careers.

Here are the best schools in Canada to pursue a career in media and journalism:

  • Queen's University (Queen's University) 
  • Western University is a public university in Canada
  • Waterloo University is a public university in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


The average salary in the media and journalism sector in Canada is $90,617 per year or $46.47 per hour*. Entry-level positions start at $90,168 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $91,890 per year.

If you're interested in learning more about any of the above subjects, scope in Canada, etc., why not schedule a free consultation with us today? Our experienced and friendly international study experts can assist students of all ages and levels of experience from selecting the right course to the student visa. 

(Income sources: Talent Canada, *Payscale)

Partner / Author: AJV Global

AJV Global is a New Zealand based ENZ Recognized company. We are an end to end education & migration company, with a highly qualified team of advisers licensed by the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority and former immigration officers.

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