Online Courses in Canada

Canada is an internet country. Of course, the internet is available in one form or another in just about every country in the world. But what I mean to say is that Canada has one of the world’s highest internet usage rates amongst its citizen-users. It also has one of the highest internet or wired-in participation/compliance rates in the world as well. This means that per capita, more Canadians have and use internet access more than just about any other country in the world!

Canada is a technologically advanced, first world country that also has a historical pioneering-status when it comes to communication technology. Indeed, Alexander Graham Bell – the widely accepted inventor of the first telephone in 1876 – was Canadian and started the Bell Telephone Company in Canada. Canada’s communications leadership tradition continued with some of the first communications satellites launched into space (after US and Russia). Canadian also use cellphones and smartphones at a rate higher than most other countries as well. The reasons for why communication is so important in Canada are rooted in the Canadian geography, harsh climate, and cultural necessities (to name a few). Of course, this area of study is not really relevant here, but suffice it to say that Communication and Canada go hand-in-hand.

So, why am I stating all this? If you’re looking for online courses in Canada, there is no better place than Canada to search.

Online School Canada

Many Canadian colleges, universities, university-colleges, and even private career colleges offer on line courses Canada and for international schools as well. With technological advances, increasing access to high-speed internet, prevalence of smartphones, portable computing laptops, tablets, netpads, it’s no surprise that post-secondary schools have made access to their curriculums through specific online via the internet.

Even some of the top undergraduate and graduate schools have programs set up that market them as Canadian online universities. It’s not so much a specific institution as it is a core factor or component of the improvements of the educations system that allows more and more opportunity for onlineeducation.

In fact, it is entirely possible to access specialized programs online through teleconferencing, internet go-to-seminars and meetings, online tests and project/research submissions, etc. And even general undergraduate programs can result in an undergraduate degree entirely without stepping foot in a physical classroom. This is not only the reality, but also a growing and more prevalent trend in higher education.

5 Responses to Online Courses in Canada
  1. amr abbas
    July 24, 2012 | 5:07 am

    dear sir

    I just got the pr status and i need to get an msc in mechanical engineering could you kindly advide the name of university that give such a course

    • admin
      August 30, 2012 | 11:10 am

      Hi Amr Abbas,

      Many universities have mechanical engineering programs. University of British Columbia, and Univesity of Waterloo come to mind as strong contenders. If you’re an international student, McGill University (in Montreal) is probably the best choice. It has a top program and the institution has a high enrollment of foreign students. Good Luck!

  2. S.M.Shahanur Islam
    August 10, 2012 | 11:29 am

    Dear Concern,

    I am S.M.Shahanur Islam from Bangladesh. I am too much interested to study in Canada & I had been completed B.B.A from Daffodil International University in Bangladesh so now I want to study here if you can help me regarding this issue.

    Thanks with Best Regards
    S.M.Shahanur Islam

    • admin
      August 30, 2012 | 11:07 am

      Hi S.M. Shahanur Islam,

      Strictly speaking as international students, the first place I would start to make inquiries is the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program which is run by the Canadian Federal Government. I believe they offer $10k grants if I’m not mistaken. If that program is no longer available, you could make inquiries with through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Labour/Trade to see if there’s any new or more suitable program. Some more general information can be found on the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (

      Given that you alarady have a degree, you may see if that qualifies you for some specific programs at institutions in Canada. Check out the Universities and Colleges of Canada ( organization. If you contact them directly, and present your situation, they will definitely be able to direct you to the right college or university that has more international student enrollment. Offhand I know that McGill in Montreal is one of the top universities known for international enrollment. But all colleges and universities do have a proportion of non-Canadian students.

      Remember, you’ll also need to be proficient in English and be able to prove it (ie. TOEFL test, etc.).

      Good Luck!

  3. morgan bailey
    March 26, 2013 | 6:25 am

    Hello, I am interested in obtaining an Electrical engineering degree online. I am an Amercian citizen currently working in Alberta with 13yrs. Experience and several engineering jobs already on my resume. What would be the best program for me to be certified in Canada with the option of reciprocation in the U.S? I would prefer a 100% online course due to my heavy work schedule if one might exist. Thank you in advance for any and all information provided.