“Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest successMatshona Dhliwayo, Zimbabwean philosopher

Canada is the northern neighbour of the United States and is a very developed country. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. There are numerous top universities and colleges for both local and international students to choose from for higher studies in Canada. There are increasing numbers of students from Africa choosing to study at university in Canada.  This makes it one of the most sought-after study abroad destinations. Especially as students have the choice to study in the English language, in French or a combination of the two languages. Popular courses in Canada for international students include Computer Science & IT, Business & Management, Engineering, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Agricultural Science and Forestry. Here, Seed Educational Consulting discusses some of our recommended courses to study in Canada.


A business degree in Canada is offered in various areas that include Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Project Management. This provides a wide range of choices for students to choose from.  Business is the most popular area of study among African students due to its many different areas of specialization. Most Canadian universities and colleges offer at least some business-related programs.  Canada is home to some of the best universities and a Canadian diploma is well recognized internationally. Students coming to study Business in Canada will therefore found lots of work opportunities for them, both in Canada and elsewhere.  


Computer science is a popular course with students as the world is turning increasingly digital. There is a growing need for software engineers in the workforce, and employees in a whole host of related areas, in the work-force.  There is a digital skills shortage in Canada and everywhere else in the world. There are huge job opportunities for students who study IT-related programs. Whether they are broader computer science programs or more niche options, such as data science or application development. Computer Science and IT programs are typically offered at both universities and colleges. The University of Windsor, for example, offers Computer Science at both Bachelor and Master’s degree level with different areas of specialization offered, such as applied computing and artificial intelligence.  However, Canada’s colleges also offer exciting routes into well-paid IT jobs. Centennial College in Toronto, for example, offers Graduate Certificate programs in Mobile Applications Development and Cyber Security. Both of options offer great employment prospects.


Canada is the second largest country in the world by surface area and has huge spaces devoted to agriculture and abundant forests. Courses offered in Agricultural Science are increasingly relevant. In our world where there is population increase and so more mouths to feed, while climate change potentially impacts on yields.  Better management of forestry resources is also becoming increasingly important as one way of combating climate change. Both fields of study offer job opportunities in Canada and abroad.


Engineering in Canada has many different areas of specialization including chemical, civil, electrical, environmental,  industrial and mechanical engineering programs. Canadian universities are renowned for the quality of their engineering programs. Many Canadian universities feature in the US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities for Engineering. Including Seed partner, University of Windsor! 


Canada is a fast-growing study abroad destination for African students. The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best countries in the world to live. This ranking is influenced by Canada’s education system, national income, its world-class healthcare system and citizens’ general quality of life. And, if the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted one thing, it is that quality healthcare, both of physical and mental health,  is an essential contributor to overall quality of life.    There are many future job opportunities in healthcare, both in Canada and elsewhere for qualified professionals. Why not choose higher education in Canada for its excellent programs in healthcare, including biomedical science, neuroscience, nursing, psychology and many more? Seed partner University of Windsor offers a number of top courses to study in the healthcare field, especially at Bachelor degree level.