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Study in Canada

Study In Canada

Canada, that vast expanse of land over the United States, is one of the most beautiful stretches of Earth on the planet. With lush mountainsides and gorgeous snowcapped landscapes, sitting in Canada is like sitting within a painting. But Canada also has a top-notch higher education system that gives the country brains in addition to beauty. Canadians are welcoming and respectful of differences. Our educational institutions encourage new students from abroad and strive to grow their international student population. One thing is for sure – your time in Canada will be something that you will never forget! What are you waiting for?

Why Study in Canada ?

1. The United Nations ranked Canada as one of the best places in the world to live!

This assessment was based upon Canada’s achievements in terms of educational attainment, life expectancy, national income and general quality of life. It also took into consideration Canada’s abundance of fresh water, comfortable population density, low incidence of violent crime and model health care system.

2. Education system in Canada

Canada makes a large investment in its education system. In fact, Canada is one of the world’s top education performers and among the top three countries in spending per capita on public post-secondary education, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The tertiary education system in Canada is divided into:

  •   Certificate level, generally for a year
  •   Diploma level, for one or two years
  •   Advanced Diploma, generally two or three-year programs
  •   Bachelor degrees, awarded after four years of full-time study
  •   Post-graduate Diplomas/Certificates, for one or two years of study
  •   Master’s degrees, available after a bachelor degree to excel in a certain subject, for one to two years
  •   Doctorate or PhD, generally four to seven years

3. Possibility to work in Canada after graduation

International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to one year after they receive their degree or diploma. International students can work on campus without a work permit. Plans are being made to allow international students to work off-campus, too.

4. Employment prospects

In Canada, work rights are available to international students while studying and also upon finishing a degree or diploma.

During your studies

Canada recently announced new regulations for international students. As of June, 2014, students do not need to apply for a separate work visa to work off-campus, and are eligible to work as soon as their program of study begins. Canada provides extensive work and career opportunities for all types of students. Many institutions in Canada offer a co-operative education program. This is a structured program where students alternate between periods of work and study. This integrated curriculum is achieved through a partnership between the educational institution and industry.

After graduation

International graduates from Canadian higher education institutions also have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to three years following the completion of their program. To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). If you would like to look into staying in Canada as a permanent resident after you finish your studies, there are several programs available, each with its own requirements.

5. A multicultural country

Over the past century and a half, Canada has welcomed 15 million immigrants. Canada is also home to over one million aboriginal people, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. Canada has a national policy for multiculturalism and works to ensure that people’s customs and traditions are preserved and respected.

6. Internationally recognized degrees

Each year hundreds of thousands of international students attend Canadian colleges and universities. Their degrees are recognized around the world as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries. Canada boasts a wide range of quality educational institutions for both degrees and diplomas in technical and professional disciplines.

7. Health and safety in Canada

Canadian universities are conscious of the safety of students on their campuses. Most universities and colleges have 24-hour campus security. The Canadian government has launched ‘Walk Safe’ campaigns to help students safely use public transport late in the evening. In Canada, each province or territory manages its own healthcare system, which covers the costs of Canadian citizens’ visits to hospitals and doctors. Virtually all Canadian tertiary institutions have medical insurance plans available for international students.

Canada Fact File

  •   Canada became a nation on July 1, 1867 as four provinces - Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick - came together to form the Dominion of Canada.
  •   Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US.
  •   Second-largest country in world (after Russia); strategic location between Russia and US via north polar route; approximately 90% of the population is concentrated within 160 km of the US border.
  •   Capital of Canada: Ottawa
  •   Temperature: Varies from to subarctic and arctic in north.
  •   Literacy rate: 99%
  •   Languages: English: 59.3%, French: 23.2%, Other: 17.5%
  •   Unemployment rate: 8.10% in August 2010
  •   Canada Currency CAD$

Cost of Living

For accommodation, students have a number of options available that can be on-campus or off-campus such as hostels, rented housing, home stay etc. Cost of living for students in Canada would be between CAD$ 8,000-12,000, depending upon the location of their residence.

Cost of Studying

Studying in Canada is quite affordable when compared to other western countries.

  •   Diploma & Advanced Diploma Courses range from CAD$11,000 - CAD$13,000 per year depending on the course.
  •   Bachelor’s Degrees range from CAD$13,000 - CAd$19,000 per year for most under-graduate degrees
  •   Post-graduate Degrees begin from CAD$12,000 and ranges up to CAD$22,000

English Language Requirement

Canadian Colleges & Universities accept either IELTS, PTE Academic or TOEFL scores as a proof of English proficiency. Depending upon the institution, the score requirements may vary between 80-100 for TOEFL and 6.0 - 7.0 bands in IELTS. For MBA admission a good score in GMAT is required.

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