Study In Canada

Canada, second largest country in the world in area occupying roughly the northern two-fifths of the continent of North America. Despite Canada’s great size, it is one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries. 

“There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous – hearted people” – Winston Churchill

Choose to study in Canada, and you’ll have the opportunity to encounter vastly different cultural and natural experiences – from the ski slopes of British Columbia to the prairie province of Manitoba, with cities such as Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Quebec famously friendly, tolerant and multicultural. Canada is a land of endless possibilities. Each year, nearly 500,000 international students choose Canada as their study destination. Why study in Canada as an international student? The reasons are as plentiful vast open spaces, diverse people, and abundant opportunities available to those who live, work and study here. As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality and a stable, peaceful society. You’ll feel safe, secure brightening your future.

When you study in Canada, you invest in your future. After all, a Canadian education opens the door to employment and business opportunities, and life in Canada after your studies. Canada’s university degrees and college diplomas are recognized worldwide and top colleges and universities are vast, yet our tuition fees are among the lowest in English speaking countries. Canada’s vibrant culture and heritage is a blessing!!

Canadians are comparatively few in number, however, they have crafted what many observers consider to be a model multicultural society, welcoming immigrant populations from every other continent. In addition, Canada harbours and exports a wealth of natural resources and intellectual capital equalled by few other countries.

Why Canada?
 

One of the Best Places in the World to Live
Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit.  In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada’s largest cities — Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal — have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.

High Standard of Living
Canadians enjoy a standard of living among the highest in the world. Canada also has an extensive health care system and social security network.

Welcoming Environment
Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected and learning together is encouraged.

Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the ‘maple sugar country’ in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic provinces.

A Safe Place To Study
International students who come to Canada should follow the same common sense safety precautions as they would anywhere in the world. Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country.  Students can contact any Canadian Education Centre to learn more about personal safety, or attend a safety orientation session at their school upon their arrival in Canada.

Student life

Accommodation
Firstly, you need to decide whether you want to live in university managed accommodation, or with a private landlord. Choosing university managed accommodation can also give you a catered or self-catered option. Catered accommodation offers the benefits of your meals being cooked for you and a degree of certainty with meal costs.

Orientation
Orientation week is mandatory for international students so you want to be sure and arrive before it starts. This is the time where you will be introduced to the university and its services, as well as enrol in your classes. It is essential that you read your guidebook, which is provided by the college. The guide explains each part of the admission process.

How to apply to Canadian Universities/Colleges from India?


These vary between study programs and levels. For each course, Indian students will need to meet a minimum English language requirement. Along with that a minimum academic record of 65% and above for humanities stream in class XII, and 70 – 80% and above for Science/Commerce stream in class XII will also be required. Foundations and Diploma programs are available for students who have secured below 60%. The student should have completed 18 years of age before joining a degree program.

 
Documents
The following documents also need to be submitted –

  • Attested copies of mark sheets of Standard X, XII, and the Bachelor’s degree (if applicable)
  • At least, two academic reference letters from professors who have taught you most recently
  • If you have work experience then two letters of recommendation from the employer/manager who knows you well and can comment on your professional abilities
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Resume
  • Photocopied score reports of GMAT / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Portfolio (in case of Students applying for art and design courses & architecture programs)
  • Others (certificates/achievements at the state and national level and extracurricular activities)
  •  Proof of funds
  • Medical Tests

 

Which Exam is required for Study in Canada?

Language exams
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) are all standardized language tests, which are required to be taken for the purpose of getting admission into colleges.

Repetition of exams: IELTS can be taken for an unlimited number of times. TOEFL can be retaken as many times as desired, but cannot be taken more than once in a 12-day period. Same holds true for PTE; it can be taken as many times as one wishes to. You must wait to receive your scores before you can book your next test.

Fee: The standard fee for these exams is Rs 12,100 for IELTS, Rs 13,140 (US $180) for TOEFL and Rs 13,300 for PTE.

Time to apply: Ideally, if you are aiming at the September intake you should appear for these exams by November so that you can apply before the 1st deadline. The universities & colleges you will be applying to will mention which exam results they will accept. But if they give a choice to go for either of these, then the choice depends on you. The time require d to prepare for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE would depend on the existing English language proficiency. You may require 2 to 4 months of preparation before the exam date.

Cost of Studying in Canada


The tuition fee varies according to different universities, courses, and the city. The tuition expenses in Canada might be up to CDN $10,000 – $30,000 per year for an undergraduate course. And if you are thinking of applying to a postgraduate course, the cost would be $15,000 – $55,000 per year approximately.

Living expenses
On average, a student spends approximately CDN $10,000–$12,000 per year. But the expenses also depend on the place where a student stay. If a student stays in a metropolitan city like Toronto or Vancouver the expenses could go up to CDN $15,000 in comparison to a student studying in the suburbs where the expenses would be around CDN $8,000-$10,000 each year.

Health insurance
Insurance Policy for international students is mandatory, as students have to stay abroad for a long period of time. Before getting an insurance policy make sure that it covers medical expenses, personal accident, dental treatment, study interruption, passport loss, etc. Insurance is basically cashless so a student does not need to pay money at the time of hospitalization.

Scholarships to Study in Canada
Merit and need-based fee waivers are awarded to international students. Candidate with strong academics, good performance in standardized exams and extracurricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards and financial assistance. To benefit from these opportunities, one has to make sure to send all the required documents by particular deadlines. In addition to this, the presentation of the application is also important because one is judged by the image one projects.

Part time for students: Salary
The average Part Time for Students salary in Canada is $37,050 per year or $19 per hour. Entry level positions start at $27,300 per year while most experienced workers make up to $62,985 per year.

Higher education in Canada

Undergraduate degrees in Canada can take either three or four years to complete, depending on the university. Postgraduate degrees last between one and three years to complete, depending on the type of degree. Different types of higher education providers in Canada include: universities (which carry out research and provide both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees), community colleges and technical, applied arts or applied science schools (which grant certificates, diplomas, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees).

Compared to many countries, studying in Canada is very affordable. You will likely need between C$20,000 and C$30,000 annually to cover tuition. This range is an average only and will vary according to the institution and program in which you are enrolled. The costs for housing, food and other living expenses will depend on your location and your own needs, but C$15,000 annually is not an uncommon estimate. Canada is known for having some of the lowest university tuition fees among English-speaking countries. Whatever your budget may be, you’ll find something just right for you in our diverse range of education options. Research the cost of post-secondary programs and living expenses in the city or town of your choice so you can prepare your budget.

By attending a Canadian college, you can earn a certificate, diploma or post-graduate diploma. You can also take university transfer programs, apprenticeship programs, or complete academic and applied degree

Programs to suit your needs

Are you interested in nanotechnology? Web design? Social work? Nursing? Whatever your passion, we have the programs. Choose from more than 10,000 programs at 127 publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics across Canada. They offer a full range of study options in the technical and professional fields, including:

  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Broadcasting and journalism
  • Business
  • Dental hygiene
  • Design
  • Engineering technology
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Hospitality management
  • Information and communications technology
  • Languages and arts
  • Sciences
  • Social services

Graduate program options
Canadian universities & colleges offer graduate degree programs.

  • Master’s degrees require 1 or 2 years of study after completing your bachelor’s degree. In Canada, your master’s studies can include a thesis, practicum, research paper or a course‑based program.
  • PhD and doctoral degrees involve 3 to 5 years of study, including a thesis. This usually is pursued after completing your master’s degree. Your PhD path will include a dissertation that you prepare based on extensive and original research in your field

Professional certification in Canada
Certification in Canada offers you practical knowledge, support and credibility to enhance your career both in Canada and abroad. It provides an important pathway to employment, placing you above your peers who may not be certified. Professional certification validates your expertise and often generates a higher salary.

What are the requirements for a Student Visa in Canada?
 

You should apply for the Canada student visa after you get the college acceptance letter. You should begin with the visa process around June if aiming at the September intake. Following are the documents needed to apply.

Proof of acceptance: If you plan to attend any school (primary or secondary), college, university or other educational institution in Canada, the school must complete and send you a letter of acceptance. You must include the original letter with your study permit application.

Proof of financial support: You must prove that you can support yourself and the family members who accompany you while you are in Canada.

During the personal interview, additional documents may be requested by the interviewer. These may be documents to prove evidence of academic or financial status. These may include:

  • Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates from schools you attended
  • Scores from tests, such as the TOEFL, SAT, GRE, or GMAT
  • Your intent to depart from Canada upon completion of the course of study
  • How you will pay all educational, living and travel costs

 

Work permit

The eligibility criteria to get a Post Study Work Permit are as follows:

You should have pursued a full-time course in Canada.

The length of your course should have been more than 8 months.

You must have graduated from either a public post-secondary institution or a private post-secondary institution or

You should apply for a work permit within three months (90 days) after receiving an official letter saying that you have successfully completed your education from the Institute.

You will be given the work permit only if you have a student visa.

You cannot get a work permit longer than your course duration. If your course duration is eight months, then you will receive a work permit for eight months.

Arrival in Canada

One of our representatives will receive the student at the airport.For the first 2 months the students can stay at our accommodation or they can find there own accommodation.

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