There are four main types of higher education institutions in Canada, with courses varying from academic study to vocational training.

In Canada you will find:

How to apply

In most cases you will need to apply to an institution directly, either by downloading or requesting an application form, and submitting it with the relevant documents online or via post. Contact your chosen institution directly or visit their website for information about how to apply. You may have to pay an application fee (typically CAD$50-100).

The exception is if you are applying to a university in Ontario, when you may be able to apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). You may apply to as many institutions in Ontario as you like. There is a fee of CAD$130 for the first three applications (plus a $10 service fee), and each application thereafter costs $42. There may also be additional fees - visit the OUAC website for details.