BC’s Education System is among the best in the world, and compared to other destinations such as the United State and the U.K., the tuition and living fees for international students can be very affordable.
Tuition fees vary by school, so please check with your individual institution. However, below are a couple resources to help you start budgeting:
- Welcome BC’s Cost of Living Calculator (this calculator will help you with all your spending estimates, including rental and food costs)
- Imagine Canada’s Step 1-2-3 helps you estimate how much studying in Canada costs.
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 www.xe.com.
Major Canadian banks located in British Columbia are: