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.