Masters in Engineering (MEng) in Canada: Universities & Fees

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Anurag Pal Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 17:07 IST

Master of Engineering is a specialization course offered to undergraduates with an engineering degree. The Master of Engineering is a 1-2 year course in Canada. Specializations are offered in the areas of Aerospace, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc. Your degree from the Canadian universities allows you to stay and get a work permit. And, if you are planning to stay in Canada forever, then this Canadian work experience makes you eligible for permanent residence.

Highlights for Master of Engineering in Canada



Total no. of Master of Engineering Colleges in Canada

Approximately 25+ colleges

Master of Engineering cost in Canada

Tuition Fee: C$2,300 – C$50,000 per annum

Living Cost: C$1,800 per month (approximately) 

Top Specializations

Aerospace engineering, Biomedical engineering, Mechanical engineering, etc

Exams required


Top 10 Master of Engineering Colleges in Canada

Top mechanical engineering colleges in Canada are listed below based on the world university rankings 2022, issued by Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). These rankings are subject-based world university rankings.


THE ranking 2022

QS ranking 2022

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada



University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada



McGill University

Montreal, Canada



McMaster University

Hamilton, Canada



University of Montreal

Montreal, Canada



University of Alberta

Edmonton, Canada



University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada



University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Canada



Dalhousie University

Halifax, Canada



Queen’s University

Kingston, Canada



Popular Master of Engineering Specializations for Canada

Master of Engineering is a specialization course after a bachelor’s degree in engineering. The length of this course in Canada is 1-2 years. Some of the most popular specializations for MEng course in Canada are as follows:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering

Master of Engineering cost/fees in Canada

Master of Engineering course in Canada is offered in many specializations and the cost of the course depends upon the type of specialization and the university you choose.

  • The average tuition fee for the Master of Engineering in Canada is C$20,000 – C$50,000 per year. 
  • The average cost of living in Canada for international students is C$1,800 monthly. This includes apartment rental, utilities, goods and services.

Cost of a Student Visa

To study in Canada you need to have a study permit from the Embassy of Canada in your country. The cost of a student permit per person including extensions is C$150.

Master of Engineering Requirements for Canada

The specific entry requirements for MEng vary depending upon the university. However, the general entry requirements for the Master of Engineering course in Canadian universities are as follows: 

  • Bachelor’s degree  or its equivalent with an average of at least mid-B
  • GRE
  • Application form

Work Permit after Master of Engineering in Canada

After the completion of your graduation course, you need to apply for a work permit to work in Canada. The work experience gained while working may help you to qualify for permanent residence. The work permit after graduation is called Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), a student is eligible for a PGWP only if a student is graduated from a “Designated Learning Institution (DLI)”. If the program length was at least 8 months, but less than 2 years then, a student may be given a PGWP that’s valid up to the same length as the study program. But, if your program was 2 years or more then a student may get a PGWP for 3 years.

Master of Engineering Scholarships for Canada

There are several scholarship programs available to international students. Some scholarships are country-specific and some are for all the international students who wish to study in Canada. One of the most popular scholarship program is, ‘Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship’ this program is funded by the government of Canada. The total value of this program is C$80 million.

Master of Engineering Jobs & Salaries for Canada (ROI)

Canada is among the 10 largest economies in the world. There are plenty of job opportunities for students with a degree in Master of Engineering. The average salary for graduates in Engineering from Canadian universities is C$72,000 – C$80,000 annually. Depending upon the specialization of your master’s in engineering you may get a salary as huge as C$100,000 per annum.

Master of Engineering Courses

First Year Tuition Fee

Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

U of T, Toronto

INR 18,89,502

Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's

INR 2,87,757

MEng Aerospace Engineering

McGill University, Montreal

INR 15,31,667

Civil Engineering - MEng

University of Waterloo

INR 23,63,857

M.Eng. in Computing and Software

McMaster University, Hamilton

INR 12,30,096

MEng Industrial Engineering

Dalhousie University, Halifax

INR 10,55,466

FAQs for Study Master of Engineering in Canada

Q. What is the minimum GPA required to study in Canada?

A. Minimum GPA required to study Master of Engineering in Canada is 3 out of 4.

Q. What is the overall GRE required to study in Canada?

A. Minimum GRE score required varies by course and it differs for each course. It may not be required for a particular course too.

Q. What is the cost of a student visa for international students in Canada?

A. The cost of a student visa for the international visa is C$150 (Canadian dollar).

Q. How long can a student live to work post-graduation in Canada?

A. Students need to apply for Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) after the completion of their course. This permit depends upon the length of the course.

Q. Is an English proficiency test necessary to study in Canada?

A. Yes, if you are not a native of English speaking country then you must have proof of English proficiency like IELTS or TOEFL.

Q. What is the average salary for a Master of Engineering student?

A. The average salary for a Master of Engineering is C$77,000 annually.

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