Here are some typical costs for living in Canada:
|Bus Fare One Way (local)||$2.00|
|Local Telephone Call||$0.25|
|Average Restaurant Meal||$10.00 - 25.00 per person|
|Letter within Canada||$0.46|
|International Postage (letter)||$0.95|
Some provinces apply a provincial tax levy to goods and services. All provinces must apply the federal Goods & Services Tax (GST) of seven per cent to most purchases. As a visitor, a portion of the GST may be refunded to you upon your departure from Canada. There are restrictions that apply and you must provide original receipts. Contact Revenue Canada or your school for further information.
Note: On an average, an Indian student will need approximately Rs5lakhs per year for studying in Canada, depending upon your tuition fees and location
Types of Assistance
Merit based assistance is awarded in many forms, from tuition waivers, various types of assistantships, to fellowships. The most common are listed here:
Who Should Apply?
Students will have a greater chance of getting financial aid if they:
Very few international students get any kind of assistantships and most people get it after reaching there. So you have to arrange for funds for the first few semesters, at least till the time you can arrange something there.