‎CANADIAN‬ ‪‎STUDENT‬ ‪‎VISA‬ (TIPS AND GUIDELINES)

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CANADIAN‬ ‎STUDENT‬ ‪VISA‬ TIPS AND GUIDELINES …FOLLOW IT AND SECURE YOUR STUDY VISA…

Here are the latest tips, guidelines & feedback for Canadian Study Visa from Canadian High Commission:

1)  If student belongs to Punjab, Hyderabad or other high risk states then they must submit backlogs summary and it should be genuine not manipulated because Canadian High Commission has PDF software to find out whether it is genuine or manipulated.

2)  We strongly recommend that please do not select Payroll, Finance, Taxation and Accounting program because Canadian High commission believes that all these programs are more oriented towards Canadian employer and market not useful for Indian employer.

3)  Canadian High Commission emphasize on all Technology program like IT, Biotechnology, Environment, Sustainable Energy, Power, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and all engineering programs. Because all these programs have global opportunities to work in Canada as well as in India.

4)  If student has completed Master degree and/or having 4 to 5 years experience then we strongly advise to apply for Master Degree program and not PG diploma program otherwise they are likely to be refused. They can still apply under SPP and decision of application depend on the visa officer. Moreover, they can also apply for special value added program which is not easily available in India.
Generally, The Visa officer reads program curriculum before taking decision in application.

5)  We are advising you for GIC account with Scotia Bank and ICICI bank (newly added). We strongly recommend to open GIC account with Scotia Bank because ICICI bank has limited branches in Canada like Brampton, Mississauga, Scarborough, Downtown, Calgary, and Surrey- Vancouver. If you want to use ICICI Bank for GIC account then select only the above mentioned cities’ colleges for opening GIC account with ICICI otherwise student may face problem to contact ICICI bank to activate GIC account in Canada. You can use ICICI bank GIC for Centennial, George Brown, Sheridan, Bow valley, SAIT, Douglas, Langara, Vancouver Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver Campus, NYIT – Vancouver campus, Capilano University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, etc.

6)  We strongly recommend do not choose Project Management program as fresh engineering graduate until you have 2 to 3 years Project level experience.

7)  Please mentioned previous refusal details (USA, Canada and other countries) in Visa form. If applicable

8)  SPP VISA approval rate is lowest in compare to other 10 countries. Just because Visa applications were not appropriate especially with regards to the SPP Norms. It is just 60 % whether other countries has 70 to 80 % approval rate.

9)  Online application is better than paper based application but still student can apply paper visa application.
If student is applying paper visa application, student must follow SPP check list to submit documents and application forms properly.

10)  12th High school student must have minimum 55% in core subjects.
Visa priority will be given for fresh application with good academic background.

11)  Process time of application depends on visa office and/or Visa officer. (15 to 25 days.)
It is strongly recommend that you submit your application at least 2 to 3 months ahead of your proposed date of travel. Applications that are received after 01 April for May entry, after 01 August for September entry and after 01 December for January entry will not normally be processed in time for the start of classes and will likely to be refused.

12)  If student is applying under Non SPP then they need to submit visa application before July for September Intake. It is advisable. NON SPP Documents check list are different from SPP Documents checklist.

13)  Candidates who are applying for Technical or PG program should have 60 % in core subjects and program involving with customer interaction will increase visa chance.
Programs related to Business or accounting – Marks in English, Math, and Statistics & Accounting should be more than 60 %.
60% marks will be viewed as base marks and preference will be given to students with higher score.

14)  Recommended IELTS requirement for PG, Fast-Track and program related to direct public dealing is 6.5 overall not less than 6.0.
Though as per the CIC website 6.0 not less than 5.5 is indicated as IELTS score, first priority will be given to students with a higher IELTS score.

15)  Do not choose 2 Years Business Accounting, Payroll, Taxation and Finance as these programs are losing out on Job opportunities in the corporate world and since students completing these 2 year programs end up in with work in Petrol pumps, Malls, Corner stores, these programs are not being viewed as Skill enhancement programs.

16)  Please do not hide any semester / fail mark sheets from CIC as they will assume that you are hiding information and it may cause in to refusal.

17)  Gaps after studies should not be more than 2 years for undergraduate students and not more than 5 years for Graduates. Only those students who have relevant work experience to the program applied will be given priority.
To fill GAP after study application accompanied with an Appointment Letter / Salary slip / Letter from previous Employer indicating start and end date with nature of duties / job. Experience letter must be signed by authority with full name and designation. All matter should be on company letter head with complete address and contact details. In addition you can keep Business Card of signing authority. It is strongly advisable to submit last 2 years IT return and/or Form No.16 and last 6 months Bank salary statement.

18)  10+3 and 10+2+3 year’s education (Diploma) pattern 3 to 4 backlogs acceptable and 10+2+4 (B. Pharmacy, All Bachelor of Engineering etc. ) or more years education pattern 6 to 8 back logs acceptable but failure in core subjects, more than 2 attempts in same subject and more than 5 backlogs will be viewed negatively.

19)  Pharmacy Technician program is comply with criteria from the CCAPP (Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs), students applying for the Pharmacy Technician Diploma program will now need to demonstrate overall 6.5 band not less than 6.0 Band in IELTS.
Application with more than 8 backlogs will be considered as NON – SPP application same thing is applicable if there is more than 5 years of GAP and there are more chances to get refusal for these kind of profile.

20)  Applicants who did not completed their study on time (i. e; Taken 5 years to complete 4 years program) are most likely to be refused.
Applicants who studied from UK, AUS or NZ may apply for program in Canada with good IELTS score (i. e; 6.5 overall or above) and they should have successfully completed their study. Normally, these kind of profile are likely to be refused.

21)   Under “Other Reasons” on the refusal letter, you will often see the following comment, “Your proposed studies are not reasonable in light of one or more of your qualifications, previous studies, employment, level of establishment, language abilities, or your future prospects and plans”. As CIC do not have the resources and therefore the time to customize each and every refusal letter, this template response indicates one of the following:
Missing semester mark sheets
Graduating from a program in duration longer than length of the program (i.e. 5 years for a 4 year program).
Backlogs are in courses that are critical to their success in the Canada
Program of study is not complementary to their previous studies
Concerns about gaps between graduation and employment have not been satisfied as a result of the lack of letters of employment, appointment letters and last pay stub.
A former UK or Australian graduate scores below 7.0 bands (minimum) on their IELTS test or other applicants have too many bands of 5.5 for a Post Graduate program.

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Study in Canada– Know all about studying in Canada

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Well known for its high quality standard of life and multi-cultural communities, Canada has emerged as one of the most sought after study destinations for interntaional students pursuing higher education abroad. Currently, there are over 2,60,000 interntaional students studying in the country.

Here, we have presented some of the frequently asked questions by aspirants who want to pursue a degree from a Canadian university.

 

Q: What are the top universities in Canada?

A: Canada is renowned for its high quality education and research worldwide and attracts a major chunk of international students to its universities.

Here, we have listed the top 10 universities in Canada as per three major ranking platforms. They are Times Higher Education (THE), QS and ARWU.

Institute THE QS ARWU
University of Toronto 20 20 24
University of British Columbia 32 43 37
McGill University 39 21 67
McMaster University 94 113 90
University of Montreal 113 83 101-150
University of Alberta 124 84 101-150
University of Victoria 173 290 201-300
University of Waterloo 251-275 169 201-300
University of Ottawa 188 218 201-300
University of Calgary 226-250 171 151-200

Q: How to get admission in a Canadian university?

A: The Canadian admission season usually starts in September. However, some programmes are also open for admission in July and May. For schools, which accept students in September, deadlines range from the fall to winter. Also, there are no entrance tests at the undergraduate level and a student’s admission is based on his/ her academic performance throughout school as well as in 11 and 12th standard.

Admissions to some Canadian universities are also accepted through OUAC i.e., the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. The OUAC is a common application platform for mainly undergraduate courses but it also accepts graduate and professional applications.

Q: What are popular courses in Canada?

A: Among international students, Canada is most popular for its management and computer science courses. Subjects like Life Sciences, Journalism, Hotel Management, Fashion Designing, Animation, environmental sciences are also gaining popularity.

Q: What are the major scholarships for international students in Canada?

A:There are a few Canadian universities which provide scholarships specifically for international students. Some of the major scholarships are:

  1. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Programme: The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship programme offers opportunities to students who want to explore study as well as research opportunities in  Canada. The scholarship is funded by the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). Under this programme, Graduate Students Exchanges are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months. The scholarship covers tuition fee, living expenses as well as sundry expenses of the students.
  2. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships: Funded by three major agencies- Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the  Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is aimed at attracting high quality research personnel to Canada. Up to 167 Vanier Canada Graduate scholarships are awarded annually. Under this scheme, the stipend is paid for 3 years and scholars are awarded $50,000 per year.
  3. Mitacs Elevate: The Mitacs Elevate is basically a training programme for postdoctoral students to undertake industry related research work. Fellows are paid $115,000 research award for over two years in the programme. Besides, the scheme also offers top-tier R&D management training worth $15,000 for the fellows. In addition to their research project, fellows spend from one to two days per month participating in training activities.
  4. CIFAR Global Scholars: This scholarship is meant for students who have completed their PhD and are looking to explore advanced research opportunities in their area of study. The scholars are given the opportunity to collaborate with researchers across the world in Canada. The fellowship is offered for 2 years and scholars are paid $70,000 as annual stipend. Besides, scholars are also given health benefits as well as $5000 as additional research support.

Q: What is the cost of education in Canada?

A: While the cost of education depends on the institute you are applying tothe average tuition fee is around $8000 to $25000 annually.

 

Q: How to get Canadian student visa?

A: You need a study permit to pursue your education Canada gives you the right to remain in the country for the duration of the permit i.e., one to 4 years. It takes at least 2-3 months to process a study permit. Hence, it is advisable that you apply for it well in advance. The course duration should be more than 6 months. One of the basic requirements is that your course should be more than 6 months. You need not apply for a study permit if the duration of your course is less than 6 months. Also, your university should be a designated learning institution in Canada. The basic requirements for a study permit are the Letter of Acceptance and proof of funds.

Q: What are the work-after study opportunities in Canada?

A: International students are allowed to work upto to 20 hours a weel during their study in Canada. Students are also allowed to work full-time during summer breaks. After graduation, students can become eligible to apply for permanent immigration under the Canada Experience Class (CEC) program.

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Work in Canada during and after your studies

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Working while you study in Canada

You and your spouse or common-law partner may be eligible to work temporarily in Canada while you study. You may also be able to gain Canadian work experience after you graduate.

Working on campus

If you have a valid study permit, you may be able to work on the campus of the institution you attend without a work permit. You can work for the institution itself, or for a private business located on the campus.

To do this, you must be a full-time student at a public university, a community college, a collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP), a publicly funded trade or technical school or a private institution authorized to confer degrees.

Working off campus

To work off campus, you must have a work permit. Through the Off-Campus Work Permit Program, you can work part-time during regular academic sessions (20 hours per week) and full-time during scheduled breaks, such as winter and summer holidays, and spring break. You can work in any occupation, and you can change employers whenever you like.

To qualify for the program, you must have a valid study permit and be a full-time student at a recognized postsecondary educational institution. Recognized institutions generally include a public, post-secondary college or university, a CEGEP in Quebec and degree-granting programs offered by private institutions.

For a list of participating institutions in the Off-Campus Work Permit Program, visit www.cic.gc.ca/institutions. Check with your institution to make sure the program that you choose is eligible.

Co-op and internship programs

If you are in a program with a work experience component, such as a co-op or internship placement, you will need a work permit as well as a study permit.

To get a work permit, you must prove that the work experience is essential to completing your program. Acceptable proof could include a letter from the school you are attending or a copy of the school curriculum.

The work experience cannot be more than 50% of your total program of study.

Working after graduation

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows you to gain valuable Canadian work experience after you have completed your studies in Canada. This can help you apply to become a permanent resident of Canada.

To qualify, you must have graduated from a public or private institution that grants degrees recognized by the province or territory. These institutions may include a university, college or CEGEP.

Work permits under this program are valid for the length of your study program, up to a maximum of three years. For example, if you graduate from a four-year degree program, you could be eligible for a three-year work permit. If you graduate from an eight-month certificate program, you would be eligible for a work permit that is valid for eight months.

You must apply for a post-graduation work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from your educational institution that you have met the requirements for completing your academic program.

With this permit, you can work in any occupation and change employers anytime you wish.

Work permits for spouses of students

If you are a full-time student at a recognized post-secondary institution, and you have a valid study permit, your spouse or common-law partner can apply for a permit to work in Canada. As long as they have a work permit, they can work in any occupation and change jobs at any time.

These permits are valid for the same period of time as your study permit.

Who can get a work permit as spouse or common-law partner of a student?

Your spouse or common-law partner may apply for an open work permit if you:

  • are a full-time student at a:
    • public post-secondary school, such as a college or university, or CEGEP in Quebec
    • private college-level school in Quebec or
    • Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law (for example, Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree) and
  • have a valid study permit.

How long is the open work permit valid for?

The work permit for your spouse or common-law partner is valid for the same period of time as your study permit.

How to apply

There are two ways you can apply for a spouse or common-law partner work permit:

Apply online

To apply online you must have:

  • access to a scanner or digital camera to make electronic copies of your documents for uploading and
  • a valid credit card to pay with.

Apply on paper

1. Get the application package
The package includes the application guide and all the forms you need to fill out.

Read the guide carefully before you complete the application form. We do not refund the fee for processing your application. Make sure you are eligible for a work permit before you apply.

Photocopy the blank forms and use one as a working copy. Keep the working copy for your records.

Download and print the application package.

2. Complete application and attach documents
The application form has instructions. Read them and be sure to give us all the documents asked for. If information or documents are missing, it may delay your application. The document checklist in the application package lists all documents to include.

Answer all questions carefully, completely and truthfully. We will not process incomplete applications. We will return them to you. This will delay the application process.

3. Submit your application
The application package contains the mailing address where you must send your application.

 

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Overview on Education In Canada

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Education In Canada

Citizens Education System In Canada:

Canadian children attend kindergarten (pre-nursery education) for one or two years at the age of four or five on a voluntary basis. All children begin Grade One at about six years of age. The School year normally runs from September through the following June but in some instances, January intake dates are possible. Secondary Schools go up to Grades 11 or 12, depending on the province. From there, students may attend University, college or Cégep studies. Cégep is a French acronym for College of General and Vocational Education, and it is two years of general or three years of technical education between high School and University. The province of Québec has the Cégep system.

Post secondary education (Higher Institution in Canada):

Postsecondary education in Canada is available in both Governments supported and private Institutions, which offer Degrees, Masters, Diplomas, Certificates, and attestations which depends on the nature of the Institution and the length of the program for which one is interested in. In Canada, the Postsecondary environment has advanced during the past few years, as Universities are no longer the only degree-awarding Institutions in some jurisdictions. A recognized Post Secondary Institution is a private or a public institution that has been given full authority to award degrees, diplomas, and other credentials by a public or private act of the provincial or territorial legislature or through a Government-mandated quality assurance mechanism.
Degree-granting Institutions in Canada focus on teaching and research. In 2004–05, Canadian Universities performed $8.9 billion worth of research and development, close to 35 percent of the national total.

In Canada, degrees are obtainable at three consecutive levels:

  • Students enter at the bachelor’s level after having completed the Secondary School or the two-year cégep program in Quebec successfully. Most Universities also have special entrance requirements and paths for mature students. Bachelor’s degrees normally require three or four years of full-time study, depending on the province and whether the program is general or specialized.
  • A master’s degree normally requires two years of study after the bachelor’s degree in Canadian universities. This also depends on the course of study.
  • For a doctoral degree, three to five years of additional study and research plus a dissertation are the normal requirements.

Please Note: Canadian universities and colleges are very flexible.

  1. If you want to change programs later, usually you can.
  2. If you want to combine two programs, there are hundreds of possibilities like communication studies and computer science or biology and psychology, or business and economics, usually you can.
  3. If you want to get two degrees at the same time, that is possible too!

Canada World Ranking in education

Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).Canada is the only nation where more than half of all adults had a tertiary education (Postsecondary education.) in 2010. After Canada comes Israel ( 45 percent) and Japan ( 44 percent).Other countries in the Top 10 bracket and the percentages of their citizens with Postsecondary education are: United States (41 percent), New Zealand (40 Percent) and South Korea (39 Percent). Norway, United Kingdom, Australia and Finland run neck and neck with 37 percent of their citizens having attained Postsecondary education.

Institutions Count in Canada:

Canada has about 163 recognized (well known)public and private Universities (including theological Schools) and 183 recognized public Colleges and institutes, including those granting applied and bachelor’s degrees.  In addition to the recognized Institutions, there are 68 Universities-level Institutions and 51 college-level ones operating as authorized Institutions, in which only selected programs are approved under provincially established quality assurance programs.

General Admission Process Requirements:

Though admission process and requirements vary from institution to institution in Canada, here we’ll discuss about the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canadian universities.
Undergraduate requirements
Undergraduate requirements depend on the type of institution one chooses, this is usually in form of prerequisites and assessments guiding the processes involved in a certain university to offer an academic degree, which varies in different ways depending on if the student is a foreigner or a permanent resident.
For admission in undergraduate level, student must have completed twelve years of academic education, but for postgraduate level it is sixteen years.
Below you can find undergraduate requirements for most Canadian Tertiary Institutions.
All applicants to undergraduate programs must submit:

  • A completed application form;
  • An official high school transcript (or attested copy) (if applicable);
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (if any);
  • A detailed chronological résumé to demonstrate educational achievements, work experience, progression, community involvement, volunteer experience, and other related experience; and
  • A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions.

Applicants who completed high school or any post-secondary studies outside Canada must also submit:

  • Documentation confirming their high school completion was awarded, if not already indicated on official transcripts; and
  • Proof of English language proficiency as specified in the “English Language Proficiency” section.

Languages:

Finally it is important for you to know that major languages used in Canada are English and French. But most of the universities offer courses in English language. So you need to show your efficiency by means of English Language tests. IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English language test in Canada, however, some universities even accepts TOEFL. The score that you must obtain in these language tests vary from institution to institution and course of study students choose. Some universities even seek for other medium of English language test assessment. For management students, students may be asked for two years of work experience before being admitted to the university. In most of the cases GMAT is compulsory for MBA students.

Graduates Requirements

Graduate requirements depend on the type of institution one chooses, this is usually in form of prerequisites and assessments guiding the processes involved in a certain university to offer an academic Master’s degree or further studies, which varies in different ways depending on if the student is a foreigner or a permanent resident.
Below you can find the general graduate requirements for most institutions.

  • A completed application form;
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
  • Official documentation confirming professional designations, where applicable;
  • Two (2) letters of academic reference attesting to readiness for graduate studies; For those without recent academic experience, letters from employers attesting to management level experience and analytical writing skills will be acceptable;
  • A detailed chronological résumé clearly outlining educational achievements, work experience and progression, and other related experience; and
  • A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions.

Applicants who completed undergraduate studies outside Canada must also submit:

  • Documentation confirming their degree was awarded, if not already indicated on official transcripts;
  • A credential evaluation from a recognized service confirming equivalency if the applicant submits a credential from an unrecognized institution or if additional analysis is required by the Admissions Committee; and
  • Proof of English language proficiency.

Note: Where transcripts are in a language other than English, the applicant must provide a notarized English translation of the original transcripts from a certified translator or on official letterhead stationery from the secondary school plus an official original transcript from the institution to the UCW Registrar.

scholarship programs in Canada

Canada is committed to participation in international study and research partnerships that build understanding among peoples, develop global citizens and leaders, and contribute to the development of nations.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is responsible for the Government of Canada’s participation in major International Scholarship Programs. DFAIT provides support to international scholars in Canada, which is often reciprocated by foreign governments which support Canadian scholars in their countries.

Work and Study In Canada

It is possible to work in Canada, while you are here as a student, under any Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC’s) work programs for students. In most cases, you will need to apply for a student work permit. Working in Canada can go a long way towards helping you establish business contacts for the future and can even help you immigrate after graduation.
You may work on campus at the institution where you study without a work permit if you are;

  1. A full-time student at a public post-secondary institution, such as a college or university, or a collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) in Quebec.
  2. A full-time student at a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as a public institution, and receives at least 50 percent of its financing for its overall operations from government grants (currently only private college-level educational institutions in Quebec qualify).
  3. A full-time student at a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees..

Off Campus

You can also work on campus if you have a valid study permit, You can also work off campus but you must have a work permit. The work permit authorizes you to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during scheduled breaks (for example, winter and summer holidays, and spring break). A work permit does not guarantee that you will find a job. It is your responsibility to look for work. Even if you work off campus, your studies must be the main reason you are in Canada.

University and College Programs

In Canada, there are more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered in Universities, as well as professional degree programs and Certificates. Most Institutions provide instruction in either English or French; others offer instruction in both official languages.
In Canada, Colleges and institutes offer a range of vocation-oriented programs in a wide variety of professional and technical fields, including business, health, applied arts, technology, and social services. Some of the Institutions are specialized and provide training in a single field such as fisheries, arts, paramedical technology, and agriculture. Colleges also provide literacy and academic upgrading programs, pre-employment and pre-apprenticeship programs, and the in-class portions of registered apprenticeship programs. As well, many different workshops, short programs, and upgrades for skilled workers and professionals are made available for students.

Guide Lines to Applying for Admission in Canadian Universities

If you want to apply for admission in any Canadian Universities or Colleges! It is advisable you ask yourself these questions;
a.    Have I made the necessary researches I needed to?
b.    Are the people I contacted really professions and would be willing to help me all the way?
c.    Have I selected a course of my choice?
d.    How long is the duration of my course of choice? As many courses may last longer than you expect.
e.    What are the necessary steps to obtaining my Visa or study permit?
f.    Where is Canada Located in the world?
g.    What is the climate (weather) condition of the country
h.    How much do I have in my bank account?
i.    How will I sustain myself when I get there?
j.    What is the type of food they have over there?
k.    What is my source of income?
l.    How can I cope with the standard of education there?
m.    What language do they instruct with?
n.    If my primary language is English, how fluent am I in it?
o.    What is my qualification?
p.    What is my academic assessment?
q.    Where can I get expert advice or counseling on all my dealings?
r.    Have I really decided?
s.    What do I need to know about the country?
t.    How is my country going to assist me in all my processes?
u.    Will my age determine my studies?
v.    What is the cost of living there?
w.    Which institution is the best I can afford?
x.    Do I have attitude problems?
y.    What do I think will be my major challenge when I get there?
z.    And finally how and where do I start now?

If you have answers to the above questions, then you are likely to be on track. Please contact us for the for more information because we are here to guide you through the whole process.

More on Work and study in Canada:

Studying in Canada means you can also work while studying. You can even get a three-year work permit after graduation if you apply for it. The basic fat is that it is not too difficult to become a permanent resident after graduation. If you want, it is also possible to become a Canadian permanent Citiizen as soon as 2 years after your graduation!
You may be able to work on or off campus in Canada while you are there as a student. There may also be limited employment opportunities for graduate students, such as teaching assistantships or research assistantships; if you are studying for a master’s degree or a Ph.D., You may be able to work at your Institution as a teaching or research assistant. You should inquire about this possibility when you apply for admission.

Distance education:

There are many Canadian Universities and Colleges that offer courses and programs online. This is for the advantage of those who would not afford going to Canada for studies or those who would want to acquire extra Knowledge about their chosen profession without having to travel all the way to Canada. If you are not able to go to Canada, you can earn a recognized Canadian degree, diploma, or certificate without leaving home. More information about on-line and distance education is available at Canadian Universities.

Working in Canada after Graduation

If you want to work after completing your studies in Canada, you may be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit. The following programs can help facilitate this process for eligible candidates:
The Post-Graduate Work Program
This is the program that allows international students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution (University or College) to gain valuable Canadian work experience through a special work permit issued for the length of the study program, up to 3 years.
You will be Eligible if you:

  • Studied full time in Canada.
  • Graduated from a public post-secondary institution, a private post-secondary institution, or a private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees.
  • Studied in a program that was at least 8 months long.
  • Applied for the work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation that you have completed your academic program.
  • Have received notification that you are eligible to obtain your degree, diploma or certificate.
  • Have a valid study permit when you apply.

The Canadian Experience Class
This program allows international students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution (University or College) to apply to permanently stay in Canada. In order to qualify, you must already be familiar with Canadian society, be able to communicate in English or French, have qualifying work experience, and also be able to contribute to the Canadian economy.
You will be eligible if you:

  • Plan to live outside of the province of Quebec.
  • Graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution with at least 1 year of full-time (or equivalent) skilled work experience in Canada.
  • Gained work experience in Canada with the proper work or study authorization.
  • Submitted your application while working in Canada – or – within 1 year of leaving your job in Canada.
  • Have completed an independent language assessment (from an agency designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

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Tips for students and immigrants traveling to Canada from India.

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The first thing to do is block your tickets (this implies no financial commitment). This can be done through travel agents. Make sure the Travel Agent is good and you get the best possible deal.

  • Block flights with many airlines/agencies. Put pressure on the agencies and get as much info as possible. Much before the flight call the airlines themselves and confirm your ticket (from India British Airways and AIR FRANCE offers the best package.Indicate whether you want Asian Vegetarian Meal (AVM), non-smoking section, etc
  • Cross-check everything the travel agent says
  • Avoid change of airline. A direct flight is the best. If change of airline can’t be avoided, leave at least 4-6 hrs gap between the scheduled arrival of one flight and the scheduled departure of the connecting flight.
  • Baggage is usually safe with a single irline – change of airline sometimes leads to misplaced luggage. Some airlines don’t take care of baggage transfer – you may have to personally carry it (check this while booking)

 

Things to be done in advance

Certain things have to be done in advance, i.e., as soon as you get your aid – much before the flight.

    • Learn driving
    • Learn to cook (or you will have a very bad time)
    • apply for bank loan (if necessary)
    • make your passport valid for 6 months more than your stay indicated in your admit letter make sure your passport is valid for 6 months atleast.
    • make outstation purchases (sweater, thermal underwear, cassettes, etc. – available/cheap in Delhi, Bombay, Ahmedabad, etc)
    • get medical checkup done
      • dental
      • fresh checkup, especially if you have a major ailment
      • Get prescriptions & medicines for all common ailments
      • get your eye-sight checked – get a new prescription. Buy atleast one extra pair of glasses.
      • tested for TB if possible (chest X-ray)
      • get requisite immunization done (especially MMR)
    • get cassettes recorded which you may like to take with you
    • write to UMISA giving your flight #, time & date of arrival; they may pick you up & give temporary accomodation if necessary
    • if you are very interested in any Indian magazine (Gult, Tamil, etc.) subscribe to them – you can subscribe to them after going to the Canada also.
    • note your/parent’s bank A/c #

Packing

    • Start your packing well in advance
    • Buy two good boxes – they should be able to withstand a lot of mishandling. They should be as large as possible within the size limitations (however most airlines are not very strict about baggage size). Put identification marks and labels both inside & outside the boxes (apart from this the airlines will also provide you with adhesive labels). Boxes with independent top & bottom are preferable.
    • Box specifications As an example the Air India economy class baggage specifications are given below. Note the specs. may be different for other countries/airlines.
      2 pieces of baggage with total linear dimension (l+b+h) not exceeding 270cm (106inches). Moreover the total linear dimension of each piece should not be over 158cm (62″). The weight of each bag should not exceed 32kg (70lb) [note: they are not particular about this]
    • Carry on baggage : In addition you can carry a bag with linear dimension not exceeding 115cm (45 inches) onboard (fits beneath the seat). For most other airlines the baggage specs are similar (confirm). If you are taking a break outside USA/Canada contact your travel agent or airlines for details.

Things to be kept in the boxes

 

  • Copy of all certificates/documents (originals in hand baggage)
  • Important apping materials (SOP, reco etc)
  • necessary books/notebooks (some suggested books are – Clark’s Tables, a good dictionary/thesaurus, a booklet for units conversion) [note: there should be no legal hassles taking Photo copies of books – but don’t flaunt them to Americans/Canadian Profs]
  • Copy of address book/telephone book/diary
  • Some stationery and related items suggested (not absolutely necessary – just for the first few weeks) are : common items + rubber stamp with house address + airmail covers + few Indian razor blades for cutting work + screw driver
  • Indian postal stamps – for sending letters through someone coming to India
  • Medical history files
  • Gifts (suggested: rollable pictures, handicrafts, etc)
  • Non-technical books (fiction/religious). [note: second-hand story books are cheap in the US]
  • 1 pair leather chappals, 2 hawai chappals (+ extra straps)
  • soap (bath), toothbrushes (slightly costly here – 1 or 2 bucks) etc
  • Cassettes

 

Clothes

Usually clothes are machine washed once a week (laundramat) – hence one week supply of clothes (+ one week backup) is needed. Get all clothes little loose – clothes may shrink in machine wash & you will probably grow fatter.

 

  • 14-15 sets of undergarments, socks, handkerchiefs (Not necessary ! Good stuff available here & pretty cheap)
  • 5 sets of good shirts, pants
  • a good swimming trunk + few shorts
  • a tie + 1-2 belts
  • 3-6 ordinary towels (Turkish ones start stinking)
  • a bedsheet
  • lungies/dhotis/pajamas
  • thermal underwear (2-4)
  • extra woollen sweaters

Note:

  • don’t take Indian files (empty) or punching machines – filing system is different in the US (3 holes, A4)
  • don’t take paper
  • don’t take raincoats
  • don’t buy Wallet but if u spot one which has room for lots of card grab it (wallet for carrying cards can be bought in Canada)
  • wear your shoes to save space in the box. If needed buy only leather shoes (other types of shoes are cheap here). For some weather conditions Indian leather shoes may crack.
  • stuff listed above – most of them are available pretty cheap in here (made in China). Exceptions are leather goods, formal wear. In a month or two you will be in a position to get anything you want (unless you are not on aid)

Food stuffs

Below are some food stuffs that may be taken :

  • 1 – 2.5 kg packets of Sambar Powder
  • 1 packet of Rasam Powder
  • 0.5 box of Masala powder
  • Pickles
  • tamarind paste
  • different dhals in small quantity for initial phase (not a must)
  • Indian instant coffee and tea
  • Elaichi, clove, cinnamon Note: most of these items are available in the Indian stores in the major cities. However you need to carry them for use in the first few days.
  • actually pickles are not allowed – but you can take them in solder-sealed tins. [students are usually not checked for these]
  • take all dry food stuff in sealed plastic packetsDon’t come loaded with foodstuffs as you may have (small) problems with the customs. Try to get “instant” stuff as people generally don’t have much time for cooking in here .

    Vessels

    • big pressure pan (with spare handle, 3 safety valves, 2 weights, 1 base plate, 3 gaskets) [note: big pressure cooker may not be needed as Electric rice cooker can be bought in here ]
    • idli plates
    • dosai turner, rice server & other ladles
    • tongs
    • small bowls
    • rolling pin
    • knife
    • kadaie (optional)
    • cook book – . Non-stick kitchenware is cheap in here and you can buy a full set.

     

    Things to be kept in Hand Baggage

    • some medicines (including for air-sickness)
    • novel/mags/books for inflight reading
    • sweater
    • original important documents (admit letter, visa, tickets …)
    • enough money (little cash, travellers’ checks)
    • address book/phone book (Indian & US)
    • copies of your photo (passport size)
    • enlisted steps to be followed in case of emergency (accident, theft, etc)
    • things to survive for a week in case luggage gets misplaced (two sets of clothes, valuables like calci, addresses etc)

    Things to be kept on person

    • shorter extract of contact addresses – especially of people coming to pick you up.
    • receipt got along with travellers’ checks – in case you lose the TC’s


    Things to be left at home


    • List of addresses/phone numbers at which info about you can be obtained
    • one copy of all your important documents
    • a copy of all relevant parts of Medical History files
    • Arrange to collect/redirect mail from your room/hostel
    • Arrange to apply/collect/mail your transcripts (about 20 in number preferable)
    • Your tailoring measurements
    • a few blank signed papers – so that your parents can be authorized to look after anything on your behalf
  • Things to be done in the last week before the flight
    • call up & find if there is any delay or change of schedule of the plane (inform the people coming to pick you up of any such change)
    • rest well – ready to face the long journey/jet lag
    • bid bye to all concerned

    On the day of the flight, in-flight & later

    • since it is going to be a long flight wear something comfortable (cotton dress + full hand shirt). Wear your shoes – inflight you can remove them (some airlines give inflight shoes – else relax in socks)
    • be at the airport 3-4 hours before flight departure
    • collect $20 at the airport (part of it in $1)
    • relax during flight, sleep as much as possible
    • for vegetarians – watch out before you eat – you may get non-veg even if you had asked for veg. Veg. food is generally bland – its/juice are good choices. Don’t hesitate to ask questions.
    • once out of India be very careful (from sheer experience of seniors). Don’t trust anyone. Don’t hire a taxi (unless emergency) till you reach your destination. If required don’t hesitate to spend money.
    • Don’t hesitate to talk to people to ask questions usually they will answer all your queries properly .

    Port of entry procedures

    • once you are out of the plane go straight to the immigration counter – rush for them to beat the queue. It might take 0.5-1 hour here.
    • Keep your admit letter, passport, admission & aid letters ready. They might ask a few questions like – is this your first time in Canada ? Student ? Which University ?
    • They will attach a student authorisation letter to your visa.

    You are now in Canada !

    • then go to the baggage are to fetch your luggage. Pick up a cart (you get this at a machine for $1) to carry the bags. Then pick up your bags as they come out on the conveyor (suitable eye-catching labels help here). If you don’t get your baggage inform the enquiry section – you may have to wait 0.5-1 hour here.
    • cart your baggage to nearby Customs.
    • If asked to open the baggage do so slowly – do not mess up the place.
    • If asked about the “podi”s tell them that they are “dried Indian spices” to make traditional Indian food like curry.
    • Note : In most cases you will NOT be asked to open your boxes at all & will be simply waved through.
    • call i) the people at ICS ii) dept. iii)Indian Students’ iv) admissions office
    • Never leave your baggage unattended. Don’t go out of the airport until somebody comes & picks you up.

    A few things of importance in after(arrival)life

    • Your first work is to meet the Foreign Students’ Advisor in the International Center for Student (ICS). They keep a record of you (passport, visa details etc). When you leave (temporarily or permanently) you have to go there again.
    • Then do the things which you did when you entered the University get your Univ ID card get your Driver’s Licence tax forms, etc some paperwork in the dept. meet the HOD/grad. student advisor/advisor register for classes

     

    Be happy now that your dream has come true !

 

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Engineering in Canada – Tips and Guidance

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Engineering happens to be one of the oldest disciplines of study. With a number of fields to choose from, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, happen to be considered as the “big four”. Engineering has remained a popular choice among students as a form of further studies. Engineering courses are all about the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical applied work. A field that is destined to stay in demand for a long time to come, students who complete a course in engineering are taught to apply mathematical and scientific principles in order to develop effective solutions to real-world, technical problems.

Why choose Canada

Affordable tuition fees, quality education, post-study work options as well as world renowned institutions have made Canada one of the leading destinations for studying abroad. With degrees and certificates that are recognized the world over, engineering colleges in Canada follow very high academic standards and rigorous quality controls that ensure that the students get high quality education. While the quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than as compared to other countries

Choosing an institution

Of the large number of engineering colleges in Canada, it is important to be able to choose the college that would be right for the student. This is a decision that must be taken after due consideration. The factors that one must consider before selecting the institution are:

  • Infrastructure: not the building of the college, but mainly the intake capacity of the college.
  • Faculty
  • Facilities
  • Placement Records
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Location

Requirements

The particular requirements of taking admission into engineering program in Canada vary from institution to institution as every institution has a different idea of the minimum qualifications required for their courses. But the basic requirements are:

  • Academic Qualifications: The minimum admission average is determined annually.
  • English Language Proficiency score
  • GRE Scores ( Not Mandatory for all Canadian Institutions )

Partner Institutions

Acadia University | Algonquin College | Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology | Camosun College | Capilano University | Dalhousie University | Georgian College | Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Science | Navita -ICM- International College of Manitoba | Navitas – FIC – Fraser International College | Prince Edward Island University | Royal Roads University | Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology | Selkirk College | St. Francis Xavier University | Trent University | University of Ontario Institute of Technology | University of Waterloo | Vancouver Island University

Other Courses offered in Canada

  • Applied Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Bio-Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Management
  • Health Science
  • International Business
  • MBA
  • Nursing
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Social Science
  • Wireless Networking
  • Information System
  • Project Management
  • Masters
  • IT
  • Science
  • Post-Graduation
  • MS
  • Pharmacy
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All About Canada – Study Aborad

Canada is the second largest country in the world. Canada is situated in northern North America (constituting 41% of the continent’s area). Canada spans a vast, diverse territory between the North Pacific Ocean to the west and the North Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Arctic Ocean to the north (hence the country’s motto “From sea to sea”), with the United States to the south (contiguous United States) and northwest (Alaska). Although because of its climate, there are no permanent settlements in close 90 percent of the country.  The population of Canada, some 34,980,000 as of November 2012, is concentrated in the south in proximity to its border with the contiguous U.S.; with a population density of 3.5 people per square kilometer, it is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.  Most people live in highly urbanized centers in the south, within 300 kilometers of the border with the United States.

The Geography of Canada

You cannot talk about the geography of Canada without talking about the climate. Canada has a diverse climate. The climate varies from temperate on the west coast of British Columbia to a subarctic climate in the north. Extreme northern Canada can have snow year round with a Polar climate. Landlocked areas tend to have a warm summer continental climate zone with the exception of Southern Ontario which has a hot summer humid continental climate. Parts of Western Canada have a semi-arid climate, and parts of Vancouver Island can even be classified as cool summer Mediterranean climate.
Refer to Canada’s map here

The Canadian Culture

Canadian culture is a term that explains the artistic, musical, literary, culinary, political and social elements that are representative of Canada and Canadians, not only to its own population, but people all over the world. Canadian culture has historically been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French, and by its own indigenous cultures. Over time, elements of the cultures of Canadian immigrant populations have become incorporated into mainstream Canadian culture. It has subsequently been influenced by American culture because of its shared language, proximity and migration between the two countries. The country is highly diverse culture, with more than 200 ethnic origins and 200 first languages reported in the 2006 census. There are two major linguistic groups and two generally accepted languages, English and French. In the year 2006, over 57 percent of the population submitted English as their first language and almost 22 percent submitted French as their first language. The wide majority of the French speaking people in Canada live in Quebec, where at least 79 percent have French as their mother tongue.

Canada’s Economy

Canada has the eleventh largest economy in the world (measured in US dollars at market exchange rates), is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, and is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Group of Eight (G8). As with other developed nations, the Canadian economy is dominated by the service industry, which employs about three quarters of Canadians. Canada is unusual among developed countries in the importance of the primary sector, with the logging and oil industries being two of Canada’s most important. Canada also has a sizeable manufacturing sector, centered in Central Canada, with the automobile industry and aircraft industry especially important. With a long coast line, Canada has the 8th largest commercial fishing and seafood industry in the world.

Inclusively, Canada’s economic freedom score is 79.4, making its economy the 6th freest in the 2013 Index. Canada is also the freest economy in the North America region. The foundations of economic freedom in Canada remain strong and well supported by solid protection of property rights and an independent judiciary that enforces anti-corruption measures effectively. While many large advanced economies have been struggling with the heavy burden of government and fiscal constraints that result from years of unrestrained public spending, Canada’s public finance management has been comparatively prudent, with efforts to downsize government made on a continuing basis. Canada’s economy has been resilient, benefiting from a strong commitment to open-market policies that facilitate global trade and investment flows. Efficient regulations are applied evenly in most cases, encouraging dynamic entrepreneurial activity in the private sector. Steady reduction of the standard corporate tax rate has also contributed to global competitiveness.

Life in Canada

Most people who have been to Canada would say; there is no other Country in the World like Canada! Canada lies to the North of the United States of America and it is one of the World’s largest Countries with 9,971,000 square kilometers of land; that is approximately 10,000 Miles. Canada constitutes of ten provinces and three territories. It is a Country renowned for its Diversified and High standard of living, Quality Education and amazing economic growth.
Canada has traditionally been a Country of Immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural differences and this creates an exciting setting where different perspectives are respected and learning is highly encouraged.

Almost entire world’s ethnic groups are represented in Canada. Due to that, most ethnic foods and recreational activities associated with specific cultures are available in Canada to aid social interactions. Informal clubs and associations representing a multitude of ethnic backgrounds are also easily accessible. International Students Advisers at schools can help students get in touch with such groups.

The reliable annual survey conducted by The Economist and Mercer ranks three Canadian cities within the top five best cities in the World. (Vancouver is ranked as no. 1 best city in the world with Toronto as no. 4 and Calgary as no. 5) Cities in Canada are also consistently ranked in the top ten best cities in the world by the United Nations and other countries.

English or French is essential

Canada is an English and French speaking country, so speaking either English or French can help you adapt to life in Canada by making it easier to get a job, communicate with other people living in Canada. You will also need to be able to speak English or French fluently to become a Canadian citizen. It is a good idea to learn both languages. Depending on where you decide to live in Canada, being bilingual can make it easier for you to communicate with people in your new community and get a job.

English is the most common language spoken everywhere in Canada excluding the province of Quebec, where French is the official language. French is also spoken in many communities in other provinces, especially New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba. New Brunswick is Canada’s only officially bilingual province. Canada is officially a bilingual country and there are Anglophone and Francophone communities in every province and territory of Canada.
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Some few facts about Canada:

  • Canada ranks higher than the United Sates in statistics such as life expectancy (80.22 years in Canada versus 77.85 in the United States) and infant mortality (4.75 Canadian deaths per 1000 versus 6.50 in the States). Both countries rank highly with a 99% literacy rate
  • Toronto has the highest cost of living in Canada, followed by Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Ottawa respectively.

The survey found that Canadian cities have lower living costs than many other locations in the developed world.
Further detail figures from the survey showed that;

  • The cost of living in Toronto province is 30 percent lower than in London or UK.
  • The cost of living in Vancouver is 12 percent lower than in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • The cost of living in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is 5 percent lower than in Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Provincial Differences

The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world’s second-largest country by area. Canada is made up of 10 provinces and three territories. It can be divided into five regional areas:

  1. The East, also called the Atlantic region, includes the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
  2. The Central region includes the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
  3. The Prairies includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan and some parts of Alberta.
  4. The West includes most of Alberta and British Columbia.
  5. The North is made up of the three territories—Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Each province and territory has its own capital city where the provincial or territorial government is permanently located. The major difference between a Canadian province and a territory is that provinces are jurisdictions that receive their power and authority directly from the Constitution Act, 1867, whereas territories derive their mandates and powers from the federal government. In modern Canadian constitutional theory, the provinces are considered to be co-sovereign divisions, and each province has its own “Crown” represented by the lieutenant-governor, whereas the territories are not sovereign, but simply parts of the federal realm, and have a commissioner.

Though there are many similarities in the provincial and territorial educational system across Canada, there are significant differences in the prospectus, assessment, and accountability policies among the jurisdictions that express the geographical spectrum, history, language, culture, and corresponding specialized needs of the populations served. The comprehensive, spread, and widely accessible nature of the educational system in Canada reflects the societal belief in the importance of education in the country.

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Cost of Studying and Living in Canada

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Canada has increasingly become a notorious destination that attracts international students, especially in the last years. Having prestigious universities, vivid student cities and well-organized lifestyle, Canada turned into a country with high demands and a high reputation. Canada has 26 universities listed among the best academic institutions worldwide according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In addition, according to a OECD study, Canada was also ranked as one of the world’s most educated countries.

Read below and you’ll find useful information about tuition, living costs and scholarship opportunities for studying in “The Great White North”.

1. University tuition fees in Canada

Tuition fees in Canadian universities are a bit demanding, but lower than those from countries such as the United Kingdom, the USA or Australia. University fees may vary yearly, as you will notice differences depending on the city or degree programme. Newfoundland universities for instance, have the lowest tuition fees, while Ontario is the most expensive area.

Tuition fees for Bachelor degrees

Average tuition: 6,500 CAD/year

Examples of expensive programmes:

  • Dentistry (21,000 CAD/year)
  • Law (11,400 CAD/year)

Examples of affordable programmes:

  • Social sciences (850 CAD/year)
  • Education (2,000 CAD/year)
Tuition fees for Master and PhD degrees

Average tuition: 7,000 CAD/year

Examples of expensive programmes:

  • MBA (27,500 CAD/year)
  • Engineering (37,000 CAD/year)

Examples of affordable programmes:

  • Design (2,000 CAD/year)
  • Humanities (1,800 CAD/year)
Most affordable universities in Canada

Check the list of Canadian universities with the most affordable tuition fees:

  1. Memorial University of Newfoundland– average tuition fees 1,700 CAD/year.
  2. Simon Fraser University– average tuition fees 6,400 CAD/year.
  3. University of Saskatchewan– average tuition fees 7,000 CAD/year.
  4. Athabasca University– average tuition fees 5,000 CAD/year.
Tuition fees at top-ranked universities

Here is a list of average tuition fees at the top ranked Canadian universities:

  1. University of Toronto– average tuition fees 38,000 CAD/year.
  2. University of British Columbia– average tuition fees 8,500-9,000 CAD/year.
  3. McGill University– average tuition fees 8,000 CAD/year
  4. University of Montreal– average tuition fees 10,000 CAD/year.

2. Student living costs in Canada

Living costs in Canada are a bit above average, but the high quality of life is guaranteed. You would need a minimum amount of 1,000-1,200 CAD/month for most provinces, such as Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa.

Vancouver and Calgary are some of the most expensive cities in Canada, where you would need around 1,200-1,500 CAD/month.

Accommodation costs

There are many housing options to choose from in Canada, and an equally diverse price range.

The main housing options for students in Canada are:

  • Student residences: prices are between 250 – 625 CAD/month
  • University-provided homestays usually: rates start from 400 and can lead to 800 CAD/month.
  • Share an apartment: 250 – 700 CAD/month, prices for rent depend on location and facilities.
Other costs associated with accommodation

When you rent an apartment or studio, you would have to add extra expenses to the rent price, such as:

  • basic utilities (electricity, water, heating, garbage): 150 CAD/month
  • internet: 57 CAD/month
Food costs

You won’t spend too much on food bills, just around 200-250 CAD/month for shopping from the local supermarkets and groceries. Some of the cheapest supermarkets you can find all over Canada are Canadian Superstore, Walmart, No Frills.

If you wish to eat in a restaurant, you will have to pay around 10 – 25 CAD. A three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant will cost 60 CAD.

Transportation costs

Students enrolled in a Canadian university aged between 18 and 25 will benefit from discounts when purchasing the monthly transport pass.

  • The total price of a transport pass is 91 CAD/month, while a one-way ticket is worth 3 CAD.
  • Taxis are also a common way of transport all over Canada and fares are between 2 and 6 CAD/ km.

3. Funding & student support

Canada has plenty of programmes that support students financially during their studies.

Here is a list of specially-designed awards for international students:

  • Scholarships provided by various Canadian universities for Master and PhD studies
  • Scholarships available to non-Canadian academic institutions to facilitate collaboration with the local academic community
  • Scholarships available to foreign students for study/research in Canada
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General Admission Requirements for Study in Canada

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Though admission process and Visa requirements vary from institution to institution in Canada, here we’ll discuss about the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canadian Universities or Colleges.

Undergraduate requirements
Undergraduate requirements depend on the type of institution one chooses, this is usually in form of prerequisites and assessments guiding the processes involved in a certain University or College to offer an academic degree, which varies in different ways depending on if the student is a foreigner or a permanent resident.
For admission into undergraduate level, student must have completed twelve years of academic education, but for postgraduate level it is sixteen years. Below you can find undergraduate requirements for most Canadian Tertiary Institutions.

All applicants into undergraduate programs must submit:

  • A completed application form;
  • An official high school transcript (or attested copy) (if applicable);
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (if any);
  • A detailed chronological résumé to demonstrate educational achievements, work experience, progression, community involvement, volunteer experience, and other related experience; and
  • A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions.

Applicants who completed high school or any post-secondary study outside Canada must also submit:

  • Documentation confirming their high school completion was awarded, if not already indicated on official transcripts; and
  • Proof of English language proficiency.

Finally it is important for you to know that major languages used in Canada are English and French. But most of the universities offer courses in English language. So you need to show your efficiency by means of English Language tests. IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada, however, some universities and colleges accept TOEFL. The score that you must obtain in these language tests vary from institution to institution and course of study. Some universities even seek for other medium of English language test assessment. For MBA, students may be asked for two years of work experience before being admitted to the university. In most of the cases GMAT is compulsory for MBA students.



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