Is UK better than Canada?

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For UG courses in UK, premier universities used to require 13 years of pre-university education. This rule was recently changed and now UK universities require CBSE plus-two certificate to admission to UG courses.

For PG courses, you can get admissions after finishing three-year UG degree. To get admission in management courses, you will have to appear for GMAT. For science courses, you may not need to give the GRE exam so check with university first.

You may also need to have few year of work experience to apply to management courses in UK. IELTS or TOEFL may not be needed by any university but it is mandatory for visa purposes.


For UG courses, you need to have completed 12 years of schooling. To get admission, you need to appear for SAT exam.

For PG courses, getting admission in vocational courses is easier as the eligibility criteria is a lot more flexible. For management degrees, you need to appear for GMAT and for engineering degrees, you need to appear for GRE exam.

The concept of cut off doesn’t apply to Canadian colleges. Colleges will provide the average score accepted by them on their websites which will give students an idea on what is considered a good score. You will also need to appear for a language exam like TOEFL or IELTS. Many universities may not require language test but it is still advisable to appear in one for visa purposes.

Cost of living
Cost for undergraduate courses
Particulars UK Canada

Particulars UK Canada
Tuition £8,000-£15,000 per year $10,000 – $30,000 per year
Room and living expenses £12,000-£15,000 per year $10,000–$12,000 per year
Duration of course 3 years 4 years
Total £20,000-£30,000 $20,000-$42,000 per year

Cost of postgraduate courses

Particulars UK Canada
Tuition £10,000-£20,000 per year $15,000 – $35,000 per year
Room and living expenses £12,000-£15,000 per year $10,000–$12,000 per year
Duration of course 1-2 years 1-2 years
Total £22,000-£35,000 per year $25,000-$47,000 per year


Post-study work permit:


In 2012 Tier 1 (post-study work) was close to new applicants. So, technically you don’t get a post work visa with a student visa. If you want to work there after your studies, then you need to apply for a Tier 2 visa which is meant for highly skilled workers.

In order to be eligible to apply for Tier 2, your annual lowest wage for the new job should be £20,500 or above.

You can stay and work in the UK with a Tier 2 visa for a maximum of 5 years.


The Canadian post-graduation work visa allows students to graduate from any post-secondary institute to work post studying for a maximum of 3 years. Under this work permit, the student can work in any field or industry.

Employment opportunities:


Top jobs in UK are corporate managers, directors, mechanical engineers, aircraft pilots, nurses, etc.


Jobs like nurse practitioners, program analysts, pharmacists, financial managers, construction managers, etc. are some of the most sought after positions in Canada.
Permanent residency opportunities


Due to changes in government and legal policies recently, immigration to UK is deemed really difficult. If you are staying back in UK on student or work visa, then in most cases you need to leave the country.


During this period of Post-Graduation Work permit, you can apply for Permanent Residency under the Canadian Experience Class. Since the country is sparsely populated, there is a shortage of highly skilled employees. Compared to most other countries, getting PR in Canada is very easy.



UK has a variable climate changing every day. It is difficult to predict the weather. In general, the summers are warm and the winters see snowfall. Summers are cooler as compared to India. Also, the rains are unpredictable and it can rain at any time throughout the year. The average temperature in summers is around 25°C to 15°C; in winters it is around 7°C to 0°C.


Weather in Canada varies widely depending upon where you are. Canada stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, covering five time zones. In Toronto, winter is milder than most Canadian cities, yet still cold and snowy. Weather in Montreal during winters is usually cold and snowy. Usually, the country experiences pleasantly cool summers.