Study Nursing in Canada for International Students

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As one of the world's fastest-growing economies, Canada has long been a sought-after destination for international students. Even in these difficult economic times, thousands of students worldwide travel to Canada to study because it has long been regarded as one of the world's most important educational hubs. Studying nursing in Canada is an excellent option for Bangladeshi students interested in becoming nurses.

The program meets the needs of the majority of MNC hospitals in Canada.

This blog post provides all of the relevant information on studying in Canada that Bangladeshi students who are preparing for nursing and associated disciplines need to know.

BSc Nursing in Canada: Highlights

Course Name 

Bachelor Of Science Nursing in Canada


2-4 years 


12-grade with a minimum of 65% (English and Mathematics as compulsory subjects) 

English Test 

IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL - 80 

Application Fees 

95 CAD

Average Fees 

52,000 CAD to 169,000 CAD


CAD 81,152 

Benefits of Studying Nursing in Canada

In 2022, total healthcare spending in Canada will account for 11.6% of the country's GDP. There are more chances for medical graduates in Canada, thanks to the government's increased focus on the business.

  • Full-time nurse jobs are expected to grow by 3.4% in Canada, from 64,000 in 2019 to 142,000 in 2035.
  • In Canada, 80% of Registered Nursing (RN) graduates can obtain a nursing license within two years.
  • The number of internationally educated nurses increased by 7.8% from 2014 to 2018, accounting for 8.5% of the total nursing population in Canada.
  • Between 2008 and 2017, the number of Registered Nurses (RNs) increased by 12,283, Licensed Nurses (LNs) increased by 6,685 and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) increased by 294.
  • Nurses work in some of the country's most prestigious hospitals and clinics. A nurse's average yearly salary is CA$81,152.
  • Nursing Degrees from Canada are globally recognized.
  • The B.Sc (Bachelor of Science) programme for studying Nursing in Canada is one of the world's most well-known courses and popular course programs.
  • It provides an in-depth understanding of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Students receive both theoretical and practical education.
  • Job flexibility is quite excellent.
  • Bangladeshi Students can work anywhere globally with the complete information earned at the Canadian college.
  • Students also take part in an industrial internship to better understand the industry.
  • Admission and obtaining a student visa are both simple procedures.

Quick Read: Study in Canada

Best Nursing Programs in Canada

Students obtaining a bachelor's degree in nursing are taught human anatomy, physiology, and other pertinent topics. 

There are two types of BSc Nursing programs in Canada: 

  • Standard stream 
  • Accelerated stream

Primary Stream: This four-year programme is for students with no prior nursing education.

Students can enrol for the accelerated BSc Nursing programme if they have already completed two years at a university.

During those two years, students must study human anatomy and physiology.

Some of the courses included in the BSc Nursing programme include:

  • Nursing theory
  • Nursing practice
  • Nurse as a professional person
  • Professional issues
  • Path Physiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • General education

List of Nursing Colleges in Canada for International Students

  • McMaster University.
  • Queen's University at Kingston.
  • The University of British Columbia.
  • Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.
  • The University of Toronto.
  • McGill University.
  • The University of Alberta.
  • The University of Ottawa.

Nursing Fees in Canada

The average BSc Nursing tuition expenses in Canada range from 52,000 CAD to 169,000 CAD.

The following is a list of colleges in Canada that charge tuition for BSc nursing.

University Name

Average fees per year

Humber college

CAD 20,485 

Seneca college

CAD 21,407

McGill University 

CAD 19,568

University of Alberta 

CAD 7,106  

University of British Columbia

CAD 41,234

Study Nursing in Canada: Admission Requirements

You must submit the following documents after determining your eligibility for a BSc nursing program in Canada:

  • Academic transcripts on official paper,
  • The results of English language tests,
  • CAS,
  • Letter of Recommendation (LOR),
  • Latest and updated Resume.

Study Nursing in Canada: Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's degrees in nursing are available from several Canadian colleges and universities. You can choose from a variety of specialities and degree types. The requirements differ based on the subject and university. 

Here are some of the most basic requirements that international students must achieve to apply for any course. Here is a list of some of them:

  1. Students need to have a minimum grade point average of 65% in 12th grade.
  2. At the 12th grade level, several universities require English, Mathematics, and some scientific subjects.
  3. Completing a CASPer test (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) is required.
  4. Language proficiency exams, such as the IELTS, require a minimum overall score of 6.5, whereas the TOEFL demands a score of 80.

Nursing Scholarships for International Students in Canada

The following are scholarships in Canada for BSc in Nursing offered by various universities to help students with their expenses.




Award Value 

Dean’s Global Award of Excellence

University of Toronto

Enrollment in BScN program


The Class of 1966 Nursing Scholarship

McMaster University

Academic Performance


The Steve Baxter Memorial Scholarship

McMaster University

Leadership qualities


The Lori Scott Nursing Scholarship

McMaster University

Completed Level 1 in Nursing


F.A. Davis Nursing Undergraduate Scholarship

McGill University

Enrollment in Nursing program


Canadian Nurses Foundation Awards

University of British Columbia

Enrollment in BScN


Susan Nelles Scholarship

Queen's University

4th year student of BScN


BN Nursing Scholarship

University of Calgary

Academic Performance


School of Nursing Scholarship

University of Ottawa

Enrollment in School of Nursing



How to Get Admission to Study Nursing in Canada?

  • Visit the university's official website.
  • Examine the course material as well as the prerequisites. Click on the appropriate university's application form.
  • To begin, create an account using your cell phone number or email address.
  • You will receive an email or SMS with login details and verification of your registered contact number.
  • Use the login details provided to enter your personal information (name, gender, date of birth).
  • Enter your academic credentials and upload any supporting documentation.
  • Choose your course and submit your application.
  • The application fee varies by university and can be paid online or by debit/credit card.
  • Please submit your application form; your account will allow you to track its progress.
  • Some colleges will ask selected students to take part in a virtual interview.

How to Apply for Canada Student Visa?

After gathering all of your documents, you will need to apply for your student visa online through the CIC's official website. Three months before your intended travel date to Canada, you can apply for a student visa. Your application date is the date you pay your application fee. In terms of your application's status, you will be notified via email if your visa application is approved.

A Canadian Study Permit Costs 150 CAD, and the Canadian Visa Application can be completed both offline and online. The student's visa processing fee can be paid online using a credit card. Following the submission of your visa application, you will be required to pay an additional biometric fee of 85 CAD.

Listed below are the documents that are required when you apply for a Canadian visa:

  • A valid passport,
  • Attested copies of your SPM/IGCSE and post-secondary education documents,
  • A statement of purpose
  • Police Certificate,
  • Letter of acceptance from your education institution,
  • Proof of financial support.

Read More About: Canada Student Visa

Nursing Jobs in Canada

In Canada, nurse practitioners are self-regulated. Provincial and territorial governments impose the standards for licensure.

  • To obtain a license, you must pass the Canadian Registered Nurse Test, except for Quebec, which has its test. The CNA gives the test three times a year and lets students retake it as many times as possible.
  • Once you have received your licence, you will need to apply for nursing jobs in Canada.

Here is a rundown of some of the most common nursing jobs and their average salary ranges:

Job Role

Average Annual Salary (in CAD)

Critical Care Nurse supervisor

40,320- 96,000

Psychiatric Nurse

44,160- 88,320

Nurse Practitioner- Adult care

42,240 - 1,15,000

Nursing Professor

38,400 - 1,45,920

Nurse- Midwife

42,240 - 1,15,000

Nurse Team Leader

40,320- 96,000

Family Nurse Practitioner

42,240 - 1,15,000

Clinical Informatics Specialist

44,160- 88,320

Clinical Research Manager

38,4000 - 1,01,760

Mental Health Nurse

44,160- 88,320

Licensed practical nurse

38,4000 - 63,360

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