BC’s Education System is among the best in the world, and compared to other destinations such as the United States and the UK, the tuition and living fees for international students can be affordable.
Tuition fees vary by school, so please check with your individual institution. However, below are a couple resources to help you start budgeting:


The Canadian dollar (C$) is the currency of Canada. One dollar equals 100 cents.

The most frequently used coins are:  5¢ (“nickel”), 10¢ (“dime”), 25¢ (“quarter”), $1 (“loonie”) and $2 (“toonie”). The most frequently used banknotes are: $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

To see current exchange rates between your home country’s currency and the Canadian dollar, please visit


Major Canadian banks located in British Columbia are:

     Royal Bank of Canada

     Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

     Bank of Montreal


     TD Canada Trust