MBA in Canada for Indian Students

Canada has long held a reputation as being among the world’s top study destinations for international MBA students. Business schools in Canada are many students’ destination of choice for high-quality education at an affordable cost in a safe, welcoming, multicultural environment.

There are a number of reasons why Canada is an especially attractive study destination for prospective Indian MBA applicants. Canada and India have incredibly strong people-to-people ties that grow stronger with each passing year. India is also the top source country for foreign students studying in Canada. If you choose Canada as your study destination, you can count on having a significant Indian student community to help with your adjustment and providing a source of support as you complete your studies.

Immigrant Friendly Environment

Canada offers an open, tolerant, safe, and multicultural environment for immigrants from all over the world to study and thrive. In fact, more than 1 in 5 Canadians are immigrants themselves. Canada’s values are informed strongly by its multicultural, multiethnic, and multilinguistic citizenry.

Canada’s immigrant friendly environment extends to its policies around student study permits, work opportunities for international graduates, and pathways to citizenship.

After taking the GMAT exam, submitting your applications, and being admitted to a Canadian MBA program, you have to apply for a study permit online with your letter of acceptance, proof of identity, and proof of financial support. For an MBA internship, you will have to apply for a co-op or intern work permit.

If you are interested in working in Canada after earning your MBA, you can obtain a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) after your studies, allowing you to work anywhere in Canada for up to three years - depending on the duration of your MBA program. Canada offers multiple different programs for becoming a permanent resident, as well. The Canadian government’s Come to Canada Tool makes it easy for you to understand which immigration programs you can apply for.

The GMAT Exam

Canada’s leading MBA programs accept the GMAT exam because it is a proven predictor of your ability to succeed in the classrooms. Applying with a competitive GMAT exam score demonstrates your commitment and motivation and helps you stand out in the admissions process.

Canada B-Schools and Programs

  • Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto: Full-time, two-year MBA
  • Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University: Full-time, two-year MBA
  • Schulich School of Business, York University: Full-time, two-year MBA
  • Ivey Business School, Western University: Full-time, one-year MBA
  • HEC Montreal: Full-time, one-year MBA
  • Smith School of Business, Queens University: Full-time, one-year MBA