Post Graduate Degree in Canada- One vs Two Years

A Postgraduate diploma is basically a shorter version of a Master’s degree where the students are required to complete 120 credits while in a Master’s degree, the students are required to complete 180 credits. There is also a shorter degree of Postgraduate diploma that is a postgraduate certificate where the students have to complete only 60 credits. In Canada, more than 6,00,000 students are admitted in the universities of Canada. Also, for Bangladeshi students Canada is a famous study place. Additionally, Canada has a multicultural environment, so international students are encouraged to select Canada for study. The universities in Canada save an immense amount of public spending. Canada is considered to be a prominent country in terms of its high quality of life. The two languages that are mostly used in Canada are English and French and students have the ability to adapt a new language and renovate their skills. The students studying in Canada are allowed to receive the work allowance after completing their graduation. Postgraduate diploma is done by the students after they have completed their Bachelor’s degree and before the Master’s degree. To complete a Postgraduate diploma degree 1 year is required. The students can stretch post graduate degrees longer to achieve a Master’s degree for example for Master of Arts and Sciences. Postgraduate diploma is becoming famous because the duration is short and cheaper than doing a Master’s degree. 









To get admitted into a Postgraduate diploma degree, students are required to fulfill the criterias:

  • The students are required to show the documents of their completion of the Bachelor’s degree.
  • To get into a Canadian University, a student is required to have work experience to apply for post graduation.
  • The students are required to show the IELTS results to prove their fluency in speaking English, a minimum score of 6 is required.
  • In some cases, Graduate Record Admission (GRE) results are recognized if particular programmes are followed such as Master in Finance or Master of Business Administration. 

There are top 10 subject areas for a postgraduate degree. 

  • Broadcasting and newspaper publishing
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics, Data Science and Analytics
  • Business Finance and Management
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Cultivation and Arboriculture
  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology and Biotechnology
  • Information and Technology and CSE

There are top universities offering two years of postgraduate diploma courses:

  • Centennial College, Ontario
  • University of Winnipeg 
  • North Island College, British Columbia
  • College of New Caledonia, British Columbia
  • Simon Simon Frasier University
  • McMaster University
  • Fleming College, Ontario
  • Humber College, Ontario
  • Lambton College, Ontario
  • Fanshawe College, Ontario
  • St. Lawrence College, Ontario

There are several degrees which help to get a permanent residency in Canada:

  • Master’s of Business Administration
  • Master of Science of Computer Science and Information and Technology
  • Master of Science in Data Science
  • Master of Science in Big Data
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Banking
  • Master of Science/ Technology in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science/ Technology in Mechanical Engineering

In Canada, universities offer one or two years of postgraduate diploma to the students. In one year of postgraduate diploma courses, the universities in Canada offer the students to expand their skills. With those skills, the students can increase the employability in your selected department. This one year of postgraduate involves two or three semesters in total. On the other hand, a 2 years postgraduate diploma degree includes four to six semesters in total. The advantage of doing two years of post graduation in Canada is that it allows you to work for three years. Canada is the famous end of the line for the postgraduate courses particularly in these areas like tourism, hotel management and supply chain management. After the student has completed his or her post graduation in Canada, they would like to receive a permanent residency in Canada. Around the world as the high skills professionals are increasing, there are multiple graduate diplomas and certificate courses offered by Canada to the students.  There are top 2 years postgraduates courses offered by Canada. For example: Tourism Experience Management, Strategic Management and Global Business Management.

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