STUDY ABROAD STUDY IN CANADA

STUDY IN CANADA

Overview

Canada is the world's 2nd largest country in terms of area and land mass, and it has common border with the US and is the longest land border shared by any two countries. Canada is based in North American country and has ten major provinces. Canada is located in the northern part of the North American continent. The capital of Canada is Ottawa, but the biggest city in Canada is Toronto (ON, Canada). The biggest province in Canada is Quebec, but if you compare in terms of population Ontario has the highest population. Canada tops various international rankings by various world bodies such as United Nations, International Monetary Fund etc., Canada offers excellent education, transparency and rich quality of life. It is a highly developed country with a per capita income better than other rich nations.

Canadian Institutions

Canada is a home for top academic institutions and excellent research facilities. Education of Canada is extremely valuable all over the World. The quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, but the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. All graduates and under graduates prefer Canada for their higher education, as it offers a best choice for their career and is a good destination to settle. Canada provides scholarship facilities to students and plenty of opportunities like option to work while studying for the part-time and post completion of their course they are eligible to work full-time. International students can also apply for permanent residency after staying for 3 continuous years in Canada.

Language

Canada is a bilingual country with two primary official languages (English and French). Canada is considered as a world leader in language training, it is the best place to be to get fluency in these two languages. Canada has low crime rate and offers a high quality of living. Immigrants and PR card holders are given same status, freedom and rights as that of the Canadian citizens.

Student Program

Government of Canada for the benefit of students of Indian origin has started a new program called the Students Partner's Program (SPP) in India only. This new option is an administrative step initiated by the government of Canada in association with Canadian visa offices based in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). The SPP colleges system is targeted at improving visa approval rate and time frame in India. There are currently about 43 SPP colleges under SPP program in Canada.
Canada is an excellent country and is considered to be very safe and stable. It offers an excellent health care system. The living and educational costs are comparatively low as compared to other developed countries. Canada is an ideal place for international students to visit and enhance their learning abilities.

 

Education System in Canada:

The education system of Canada is respected across the World. Canadian education is given good prominence by various countries and its employers. The post-secondary education is the taken care by the provincial and territorial governments. All provinces and territories have their own laws and policies which govern the functioning of post-secondary institutions. The structure of education (provincial and territorial) systems across Canada is similar. It is a three tier based system (elementary, secondary, and post secondary). All provinces provide free elementary & secondary schooling to Canadian students. All international students prefer PG Diploma, Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, certification courses.

Academic Levels:

The entry criterion depends on the level of education, course and university criteria.

  • Masters-2 years program
  • Bachelors-3 or 4 years program
  • Diplomas-12 to 24 months

Admissions Intakes

  • The main intake which is offered by all universities is in the month of October.
  • Some universities offer January intake.
  • Few colleges offer 3 to 4 intakes per year in the month of January/April/ May/September.

Top Courses

  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Aviation
  • Applied Science and Hospitality
  • Accounting
  • Biotechnology
  • Law / Legal Studies
  • Communication/ Media studies
  • Art & Design.

Living expenses

  • Cost of living in Canada is comparatively lesser than countries.
  • Mostly shared accommodation ranges from CAD250 to CAD550 per month.
  • Minimum expenses per year C$10,000 to C$12,000.

Fee structure

  • Masters per year-CAD 6,000 to CAD 30,000
  • Bachelors or Diploma per year-CAD 6,000 to CAD 18,000
  • Visa application fee-$125 (Rupees 700 service charges at VFS)
  • Time taken for grant of visa under SPP-3 weeks and non-SPP-3 to 6 weeks approximately.

Work Eligibility

  • Part time work is 20 hours per week during the course time and full time during vacations.
  • Pay for part time work is $8 to $12 per hour.

Post study work rights:

  • If your course duration is less than 2 years but more than 8 months, you will be eligible for work permit for a period no longer than the length of your program of study.
  • If your course duration is 2 years or more, you may be eligible for a work permit for up to 3 years.

Career Opportunities

Mostly Canada offers better career opportunities in the areas in demand are:

  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Health Care
  • Finance
  • Biological Sciences
  • Hospitality and Tourism.

Weather

Canada is a large country, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean and it spans five time zones, the weather in Canada varies widely depending on where you are. The climate in Canada varies from season to season, its extreme northern temperatures reach above only 0C for a few months every year, most individuals in Canada live within 300 kilometers of southern border, where warm springs, hot summers and pleasantly crisp autumns prevail for more than 7 months.