Costs of studying in Canada

Estimated total annual costs of studying in Canada is C$30,000 to C$35,000 as follows:

Tuition Fees

  • Secondary school     C$12,000 – C$16,000
  • Colleges and University     C$12,000 – C$16,000

Costs of Living

Cost of living depends a lot on where in Canada the student will be located and the situation of the individual student. However, these general guidelines will give you a sense of what to plan for.

Estimated minimum annual living costs for single person (not including tuition)



Public transit pass for a year

Room & Board


On or off-campus housing and food costs

Books & Supplies


Reading materials, lab/studio costs vary by program

Health Plan


Basic health coverage (some provinces are free of charge)

Personal & Household Expenses


Clothing, personal care, household goods, etc



Having a bit of fun!


C$ 17,200

Remember, this does not include tuition fees

The above does not include many extras such as costs of return home passage, telephone and internet charges, dental fees, etc.

Foreign students could work on or off campus to earn some money, but must first apply for a work permit….. See section on "Work Visa and Immigration".

Macao - Taipa Centre
Canadian Learning Centre
Rua Fernao Mendes Pinto No. 102
Chuen Yuet Garden "A" R/C
Taipa, Macao
T: +853 2882 7710