Study in Canada
Why study in Canada?
- Canada is lauded as one of the best places in the world, to live!
- Canadians give great importance to learning and have developed a first-rate education system
- Canada spends more on education and It ranks second highest among G-8 countries.
- Canada offers a wide choice of over 90 universities and 150 colleges and technical institutes, featuring every imaginable program.
- Canadian tuition fees are amongst the lowest in almost all the English-speaking countries
- Most of the universities and college programs incorporate a co-operative work program, giving the students an opportunity to work in their related field and earn credits for the same.
- Students have an authorization for working twenty hours per week, off campus* when classes are in session and full time during scheduled breaks/vacation.
- Canada is regarded as a peaceful, safe and orderly country with a very rich lifestyle.
- Despite its rich lifestyle, Canada has a remarkably low cost of living.
Education in Canada
- More than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs
- Over 92 universities with great flexibility of programmes viz PhD, PG, UG, Diploma, certificate etc.,
- The Canadian degrees are ranked equal to the US and other Commonweallth countries for their bachelor/master/doctorate system.
- Cutting edge technology and research labs at various institutions.
- Opportunities for co-operative education and internships
- On campus and off campus work make the university education more practical.
- Available and supportive professors.
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Types of schools and institutions in Canada:
- Primary and secondary schools:
- Post-secondary institutions (universities and colleges):
- Private Career and Vocational Schools:
- Language Schools:
- Community Colleges and Technical Institutions:
- Bachelor degree with a minimum of 16 yrs of formal education like 4 years engineering degree.
- Else take a Pre- Masters program ranging from 3 months to one year depending upon the number of credits require.
- International students not having English as a first language must have passed an English examination test such as IELTS, TOEFL.
- You may also qualify for an exemption from English examinations, though an IELTS is always recommended for ease in visa processing.
- Marksheets from 10th Std
- All Educational Documents along with academic transcripts in sealed envelope from college / university.
- Work Experience Documents,if any
- GRE if any
- Passport- Biometric pages
- University application fees in the form of Demand Draft, favouring University
- Registration fees- Rs.50000 including Courier Charges and other Admin expenses
N.B.- All documents should be notarized from a public notary from Court. You should submit transcripts and another set of xerox notarized educational documents.
Duration of the course
- Diploma & Certificate courses - 1 to 2 years
- Advance Diploma courses - 2 to 3 years
- Undergraduate programs - 3 or 4 years of study
- Extensive study & additional credits are involved with honors degrees.
- Masters degrees require 2 years of study
- Doctoral or PhD require a 2 or 3 years of full time study
Cost of Studying:
The tuition fee level for International Students vary with universities which ranges between CDN $15,000 and CDN $26,000.
Average Tuition fees for International Students
English Preparation (ESL): CDN $900 and CDN $1,200 per month
College: CDN $9,000 - CDN $12,000 per annum
University: CDN $10,000 - CDN $16,000 per annum
University Transfer Program (UTP): CDN $9,000 - CDN $12,000 per annum
University Foundations Program: CDN $9,000 - CDN $11,000 per annum
Study permits for International Students :
Eligibility to studying in Canada under Student Permit :
- Need an educational institution in Canada to accept you.
- Required to prove that you have enough money to pay for your: a) Tuition fees b) Living expenses c) Return transportation
- Be without any criminal record and might be required to produce a police certificate.
- To complete a medical examination
- Need to ensure your intentions to leave Canada after studies
Documents needed to apply for a study permit:
- Proof of acceptance
- Proof of identity
- Proof of financial support
- Letter of explanation
- Medical Examination:
- Police Certificates/Certificate of Good Conduct:
- Certified copies or notarized documents
Forms Required for Visa:
- Application For Study Permit Made Outside of Canada (IMM 1294)
- Family Information (IMM 5645)
- Document Checklist (IMM 5483)
- Schedule 1 - Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada (IMM 5257 - Schedule 1), if applicable
- Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union (IMM 5409), if applicable
- Custodianship Declaration - Custodian for Minors Studying in Canada (IMM 5646), if applicable
- Use of a Representative (IMM 5476), if applicable
Note: You may be required to complete additional supporting documents upon request of a visa officer.
Post-Graduation Work Permit Program
The students, who have graduated from a Canadian institution, are permitted to work in Canada for gaining valuable Canadian work experience. A Post-Graduation Work Permit is valid only for the length of time you studied in Canada or less than that.
- Not eligible for this program if studied for less than 8 months.
- Can get a work permit for a period less than that of study period, if studied for less than 2 years but more than 8 months.
- Work permit might be issued for three years, if studied for two years or more.