Public Holidays

  • New Year's Day - Jan. 1
  • Good Friday - varies every year
  • Easter Monday - varies every year
  • Victoria Day - the Monday preceding May 25
  • Canada Day - Jul. 1 (observed on Jul. 2 if Jul. 1 falls on a Sunday)
  • Labour Day - first Monday of Sept.
  • Thanksgiving Day - second Monday of Oct.
  • Remembrance Day - Nov. 11
  • Christmas Day - Dec. 25
  • Boxing Day - Dec. 26

Time Zones

Time Zone

IST Offset

Province / Territory


9 hours behind IST*


Atlantic Standard Time

9:30 hours behind IST

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

New Brunswick

Eastern Parts of Québec

Eastern Standard Time

10:30 hours behind IST

Eastern Parts of Nunavut

Western Parts of Québec

Eastern Parts of Ontario

Central Standard Time

11:30 hours behind IST

Western Parts of Ontario


Central Parts of Nunavut


Mountain Standard Time

12:30 hours behind IST


Northwest Territories

Western Parts of Nunavut

Pacific Standard Time

13:30 hours behind IST

British Columbia



* IST – Indian Standard Time


  • Full name: Canada
  • Population: 35.15 million (2016 estimates)
  • Capital: Ottawa
  • Largest city: Toronto
  • Area: 9.98 million sq km
  • Major languages: English & French
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 82 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CAN dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: gold, nickel, uranium, diamonds, lead, wheat, grains, Pulp and paper sector, oil and gas, Computers, Pharmaceutical and automobile Manufacturing
  • GDP per capita (Average income of a country's citizens): $49,775 (Wikipedia, 2018) 20th Rank in World
  • Internet domain: .ca
  • International dialing code: +1

Why Study in Canada ?

Education system in Canada is Internationally Recognized
Canada has developed a first-rate education system with high standards. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is recognized globally as being equivalent to those from the United States and Commonwealth countries.

Canada is one of the Best Places in the World to Live
From safe neighborhoods in some of North America's most cosmopolitan cities to top-notch health care and public transportation, excellence permeates every aspect of Canadian life - including a world class higher education system. The United Nations has consistently ranked Canada as one of the top three places in the world to live. Canada earned high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy, and low crime rates.

Multicultural and Welcoming
Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In fact, one out of three Canadians has an ethnic background other than English, French or Aboriginal.

Excellent health care
Compared to other countries, medical insurance is inexpensive in Canada yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.

A Safe Place to Study
Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Since the beginning of 1990’s, there has been a consistent drop in crime rates in Canada.

Work Opportunities in Canada
International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to one year after they receive their degree or diploma. International students in Canada can work off-campus with a work permit.

Universities / Colleges

Top Universities in Canada

  • McGill University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Alberta
  • Université de Montréal
  • McMaster University
  • Queen's University University of Waterloo
  • The University of Western Ontario
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Calgary
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Victoria
  • York University
  • Université Laval
  • University of Manitoba
  • Université du Québec
  • Vancouver Island University

Other Universities in Canada – Province-wise


  • Athabasca University
  • Augustana University College
  • Concordia University College of Alberta
  • The King's University College
  • University of Lethbridge

British Columbia

  • Malaspina University College
  • Okanagan University College
  • Royal Roads University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University College of the Fraser Valley
  • University of Northern British Columbia


  • Brandon University
  • University of Winnipeg

New Brunswick

  • Crandall University
  • Mount Allison University
  • St. Stephen’s University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Université de Moncton
  • University of New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nova Scotia

  • Acadia University
  • Cape Breton University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Saint Mary's University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • University of King's College


  • Algoma University College
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • Nipissing University
  • Redeemer University College
  • Ryerson University
  • Saint Paul University
  • Trent University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Sudbury
  • University of Windsor
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

Prince Edward Island

  • University of Prince Edward Island


  • Bishop's University
  • Concordia University
  • EcolePolytechnique de Montreal
  • HEC Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke


  • First Nations University of Canada
  • University of Regina
  • University of Saskatchewan