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Tuition at Canada’s Medical Schools Rises By an Average of 4.4 Per cent

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Statistics Canada’s data also says medical students are paying the second highest tuition fees among all Canadian undergraduate university courses.

Tuition rates in Canada are soaring across the board, and medical school is no different.

Statistics Canada recently reported that Canada’s 17 medical schools saw a tuition increase of 4.4% over the past year. This translates to Canadian medical students paying an average of $11,345 each year.

In response to rising rates, the Canadian Federation of Medical Students told MPs on Parliament Hill that they were “especially concerned” that rising costs will pose a financial barrier to “aspiring students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.”

Statistics Canada’s data also says medical students are paying the second highest tuition fees among all Canadian undergraduate university courses. Dental tuition is still higher, and is a whopping 40% higher than med school students, at $16,024 per year. This is 6.4 per cent more than last year.

Med school tuition can be anywhere from $23,000 at McMaster University ($95,000 for international students), or as low as $3,100 at Université de Montréal.

Elsewhere in the health sector, pharmacy students saw the biggest tuition increase this year at 8.8 per cent, and pay an average of $9,806 each year. Nursing students pay an average of $4,809 per year.

Schools mentioned: McMaster University, Université de Montréal.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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