Canada's post-secondary education system is made up of public
and private colleges and universities. Public institutions are
funded by the government and typically have lower tuition costs.
Private institutions are not government funded, however might offer
fast-track programs that you can complete in a short period of
Colleges generally offer
shorter programs of study, usually technical / practical in nature
and grant diplomas or certificates to students. Universities grant degrees
for specialized professions, and can offer broad-based,
research-oriented academic programs of study.
For more information on Canada's Universities and