Vocational programs in Canada, known as Vocational Training, by education level come after completed secondary education and before bachelor studies.
These programs are designed to offer practical and professional skills and knowledge necessary for jobs that are of crucial importance for society.
The academic year in Canada starts in September and finishes in April or May. Intakes are mostly in September, but in some cases there is intake in January at the beginning of second semester. There are some VET programs which have more intakes during a year.
Depending on level of education and earned qualifications, VET programs can last few months up to 2 years.
Tuition fees for VET programs are in general lower than those for Bachelor studies and they start from 8.000 and go up to 16.000CAD per year.
For enrollment in some VET program in Canada you need to have completed secondary education and passed some of the internationally recognized English (IELTS, TOEFL, CAEL) or French language tests. The average score depends on the test, program and institution. For courses in English language required score is usually 6 on IELTS test or 80 on TOEFL IBT test.