Canada is a host to over 180000 international students in a year. Through the years the number of international students deciding to study in Canada is increasing. Students have various choices of over 96 Universities and 175 community colleges offering a broad range of courses. The country is an international leader in computers, Java, networking and wireless communication. It has also made a prominent place in a varied number of areas such as aerospace, engineering, biotechnology, telecommunications, transportation, environmental studies and much more. Few of the world’s most recognized companies such as BlackBerry, IMAX, Corel, Cineplex Cinema, BATA, McCain food and many more have originated from Canada. The country provides a peaceful, diverse and safe environment to pupils for learning as well as working.

Benefits of studying in Canada:

Bilingual Nation
Safe place to study
Quality Education
Economical
Canadian Immigration and Permanent Residency
Work During and After and Co-op program
Ranked as the number one country to live

Top 3 institutions in Canada:

University of Waterloo:

The University has its main campus in Waterloo, it is also a member of U15 which is a group of research intensive universities in Canada. In 2016 the university had 30,600 undergraduate and 5,300 postgraduate students. The Research Infosource 2018, places the University number one for comprehensive research. Furthermore, the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2019, places the University number one in the world for student employer partnership. Maclean’s Magazine 2019 puts the University as the most innovative in Canada for 27 years.

University of Alberta:

The University of Alberta has four campuses in Edmonton and one in Camrose. Popularly known as the U of A, it has 388 undergraduate programs, 500 graduate programs and over 40061 international students. It is fourth in Canada and eighty-first in the world for its research impacts. The university is one of the top 5 research institutions in Canada.

George Brown College:

The college has three campuses in Toronto. It offers a varied number of courses in a wide range of subjects, with 35 Diploma programs, 31 Advanced Diploma programs and degree programs as well. It provides immense impetus to the overall development of the student.

Intake:

The primary intake period is in September, whilst the other one is in January. Few universities in Canada have a May intake as well. A student should begin planning for education in Canada one year prior.

Types of Certificates:

Certificate: Successful completion of one year program
Diploma: Successful completion of one or two year program
Advanced Diploma: 3 year program, leading to Bachelors Degree
Bachelor’s Degree: Successful completion of four year program, awarded by the University/College
Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate: Specialized course of 8-12 months
Masters Degree: Successful completion of two year program
PhD or Doctorate: Usually takes four to seven years to complete

Entrance Exam:

Along with good grades, students should also be fluent in English when making an application. Undergraduate courses in Canada require the students to have an IELTS score of 6.0/6.5 or a TOEFL course of 80 and above. Postgraduate courses require the students to have an IELTS score of 6.5/7 or a TOEFL course of 90 and above. PTE scores are also acceptable.

Popular courses:

Architecture
Aviation
Biology/Life Science
Business
Computer Science
Engineering
Hospitality
Humanities
Information Technology
Language
Law
Marketing
Project Management
Sports

Costs to study in Canada:

Type of Certificate

Tuition Fees/year (Approx)

Certificate and Diploma Program

C$13000-C$16000

Bachelors

C$13000-C$18000

Masters

C$17000-C$25000

Types of Accommodation

Expense/month (Approx)

Dormitory/Residence

C$350-C$515

Off-Campus Housing

C$350-C$1200

Homestay

C$550-C$800

Work Opportunities:

Co-Operative Work Term: During the duration of certain courses, co-operative work program is offered to students. This first hand practical experience lasts for 12-17 weeks. It gives the students the opportunity to kickstart their career, due to the immense networking opportunities they get. The co-operative work program enables students to approximately earn C$700-C$900 per month.
Work During Studies:During the duration of the program students are permitted to work 20 hours per week off campus and 40 hours during course break, which approximately enables them to earn C$11-C$14 per hour.
Work Permit:International students who have completed two years of study are encouraged to stay back with the Open Work Permit for up to 3 years.

Visa:

To study in Canada, one should make an application well in advance. Under normal circumstances the visa takes over 4-6 weeks process. Submission of the visa requires the student to have adequate English Language scores, Proof of Payment, purchase of special Guaranteed Investment Certificate to cover living expenses for the first year of stay.

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