Costs

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:

Money

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.

Banks

Major Canadian banks located in British Columbia are:

     Royal Bank of Canada

     Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

     Bank of Montreal

     Scotiabank

     TD Canada Trust