Distance Learning in Canada

Most of the universities that offer distance learning in Canada are accredited and belong to the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). These universities offer undergraduate, postgraduate, certificates and diplomas in over 50 fields. Distance learning is a suitable option for people who want to strike a balance between work and education. Students from in and outside Canada are reaping the benefits of distance education as it enables them to get a degree, diploma or certificate without having to attend the regular classroom sessions.

Distance Learning Universities in Canada:

The following are the universities that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, bachelors, diploma and certificate courses through distance learning:

  • Athabasca University
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Victoria
  • Canadian Virtual University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Guelph
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Acadia University
  • Laurentian University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Western Ontario
  • McMaster University
  • Lakehead University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Concordia University College of Alberta
  • Cape Breton University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Carleton University
  • Royal Roads University
  • Brandon University

Distance Learning Courses Offered in Canada:

Listed below are the fields of studies that the applicants can opt for:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • General Studies
  • Science
  • Management Studies
  • Health Administration
  • Labor Relations and Human Resources
  • Commerce
  • Professional Arts
  • Technology
  • Tourism
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Media and Communications
  • Law

A Rough Budget for Distance Education in Canada:

Given below are the estimated costs of pursuing courses through distance education in Canada:

  • Undergraduate: US$ 550 – US$ 906
  • Masters: US$ 1800 – US$ 2200
  • Doctoral: US$ 2,200 – US$ 2,400
  • MBA: US$ 2,300 – US$ 2,500

The above fees are inclusive of postal levies.