Fact

 

  • Country name : Canada
  • Provinces : 10 (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan)
  • Form of Government  : Democracy
  • Capital : Ottawa
  • Largest City : Toronto
  • Population : 36.9 Million (2018)
  • Language : English , French
  • Currency : Canadian dollar (CAD)
  • Religion : Mostly Christians
  • Land Area: 9984670 Square Kilometer
  • Popular sports : Ice hockey, lacrosse, Football, Baseball, Rugby, Basketball
  • Country code :  +1
  • National day: 1 July

Study Reason

Canada has become an ideal place for higher education studies, required by many prospective international students. Many of the Canadian universities are present in reputed international rankings and recent education strategy set by Canadian ministry of education stresses on increasing the number of foreign students. This means that international students coming from any part of the globe are now more than welcome in Canada so it is no wonder it became so popular in this sense.

The detailed educational plan encourages foreign students to pursue jobs during their Bachelor’s or Master’s studies and to remain in the country for work opportunities after graduation.

TorontoMontrealVancouverOttawa and  Quebec cover for the largest foreign-student population and they all provide a vibrant and lively atmosphere. In Canada, students can pleasantly combine an enriching academic life with diverse and entertaining leisure activities.

  • Qualification valued around the world
  • Affordable education
  • Multicultural society
  • World class language education
  • Healthy and safe community
  • Innovative and abundant research opportunity
  • Immigration Opportunity

Education System

In Canada, post-secondary education is the responsibility of provincial and territorial governments, and in each province and territory there are laws, policies and procedures that govern the operation of education institutions. The basic structures of provincial and territorial education systems across Canada are similar. Each has 3 tiers — elementary, secondary, and postsecondary all provide universal, free elementary and secondary schooling for Canadian students.

 

Canada has a federation of ten provinces and three territories. Under the Canadian constitution, provincial governments have exclusive responsibility of all levels of education. There is no ministry or department of education at the federal level.

Canada's three territories, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, do not have the same constitutional status as the provinces, but with respect to education, the federal government has delegated this responsibility to the territorial governments, which, in turn, cooperate with the provinces to deliver post secondary programs.

In post-secondary level, Canada offers a range of education institutions:

  • University
  • University Colleges
  • Community Colleges
  • Career Colleges or Technical Institutes

    Three levels of degrees

    • Bachelor’s: generally three or four years of undergraduate study
    • Master’s: one or two years of study after the bachelor’s degree, including a thesis, practicum, or research paper or course-based
    • Doctoral: three years of study including a thesis, usually after the master’s degree

Courses and University

Colleges and University work very closely with business and industry to ensure that their programs are relevant to the changing workplace and to the needs of employers. Canadian college programs offer diverse options in the technical and professional fields including:

 

  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Computer programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Medical / Health
  • IT
  • Nursing
  • Financial service
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • hospitality management
  • Language and arts
  • social services
  • Architecture and Building
  • Broadcasting and Journalism

 

Popular Universities

  1. University of Waterloo
  2. Dalhousie University
  3. University of Manitoba
  4. University of Regina
  5. Seneca College

Popular Courses

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  4. Business Administration
  5. Health Administration

Eligibility Test

English is the language of instruction at Canadian colleges & universities. If students’ first language is not English they must submit one of the following depending upon course, degree and university.

 

Required score on a recognised English proficiency test:

 

Test

Minimum score for admission

Academic IELTS

6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in the writing band

TOEFL iBT

88 overall with minimum of 20 in each component

PTE Academic

61 overall with minimum score of 60 in writing

CAEL

70 overall with minimum of 60 in each subtest

MELAB

85 overall with minimum of 3 in the speaking test

Cost Of Living

Studying in Canada is a rewarding investment in your future with access to a premier education, exciting cross-cultural experiences, and a globally recognized degree. Compared to many countries, studying in Canada is lot affordable. You will likely need between C$20,000 and C$30,000 annually to cover tuition and living expenses. However, this cost range is an average only and will vary according to the institution and program in which you are enrolled, your location and your living expenses.

 

Here is a table to help you understand approximate monthly costs as well as annual costs.

Expenses

Monthly

Annual

Tuition

-

$8000

Student Fees

-

$400

Health Insurance

$75

 

Textbook

-

$600

On-campus Rent

$500

$6000

Mobile phone (basic package)

$30

$360

Public Transit Pass

$40

$480

Groceries/Food

$300

$3,600

Entertainment/Clothes/Gifts

$75

$900

Car: Insurance

-

$1000

Car: Fuel

$200

$2,400

Total Expenses

$1220

$23,740

Application And Visa Process

Study permit is issued to students when they arrive in Canada. However, to get there, a student must first apply for a Temporary Resident Visa which is provided by the Canadian High Commission and facilitated by the Visa Application Centers. VFS Global Services are the designated VACs for Canadian Visa. 

 

Here is the standard process for student visa application:

 

  • Decide on a university to apply and get your acceptance letter
  • Check if you require student visa for Canada
  • Commence your application for Canadian student visa
  • Prepare all required documents for student visa in Canada i.e.
    • Valid Passport
    • Proof of acceptance by a designated college & university
    • Proof of funds
    • Passport size fund
    • Immigration medical examination (IME)
    • English language proficient exam score
    • Statement of purpose (SOP)

 

  • Apply for Canadian visa for study
    • Check the processing time
    • Apply online, Mail documents to Canadian High Commission and facilitated by the Visa Application Centers (VAC)
    • Pay the processing fees
    • Submit your application and supporting documents
    • Biometric appointment and Interview

Career Prospects

There are many options available for students once they have completed their studies in Canada. They may choose to return to their home country with global recognised degree and invaluable work experience or they can continue their studies in Canada for advance credential or they can gain additional work experience which may help them to permanently immigrate in Canada.

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