Where you study matters
What you study matters more
How you carry on what you study matters even more

Getting into a great institute, in India, Canada or wherever, is a head-start, but only that

Post which, you are part of the race that we all are part of

The key to many doors can be opened if your profile carries a great institute's name

From an IIT, a humanities student? Many won't hire

From BITS, a psychology student? Many won't hire

From an unknown Engg college, an Engineer? Many won't hire

You get the drift, right?

Even in management, an Operations specialization takes a lot of relative effort (limited supplies/demand) to get placed, relative to an Investment Banking, PE-VC management specialisations (default expectation of being toppers/cats).

Once you enter, you are a rat, in the rat-race, with different pedigrees.

That doesn't matter to the bosses, anywhere - if you perform, you can move ahead. If you are consistent, you thrive. If you falter, you stay behind. If you fumble, you are in trouble.
This is the background filter I'll use first. Then comes the child of the soil versus an international. If you acquire skills in demand, as an international, you are likely to be hired. If you are out there for a CANADIAN degree, then refer to point # 1.

Couldn't resist adding some more to this thread

"Likely" is the operative word there, before you commit to a decision

Many a times, you'd realize that Indian courses are a lot more value-for-money to get at Bachelor's level, and then clear a GRE-GMAT-LSAT etc. to migrate.
The imaginary lead-time or brownie points you get in acquiring a foreign education is, well, a mirage. Unless you have a powerful or connected or monied or flamboyant parent to support your need.

That equation changes if the student is getting into paid seats here in India!
Then it is a matter of that "name"/brand of the university you are getting into (Filter 1A) ...

Studying in a

Science &
Technology University or a

Outpost of
Excellence Institute are both, IMHO, the same.

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