Canada

  • CANADA

     The republic of Canada is the world's second largest country. Canada has the longest coastline in the world. One of the largest countries in the world is a great place for students of all ages to go to learn and explore.Canada is a hugely popular choice as an overseas study destination for a host of reasons. From a secure environment to a first-rate education system, abundant opportunities to buzzling city life and picturesque locations, Canada offers everything you could possibly want from life.Canada has many reasons to be counted among the best international study destinations. It offers a wide variety of course options ranging from undergraduate diplomas to master’s degrees. Research is a key component of Canadian universities and it plays a great role at the forefront of technology.It is a peaceful and safe country and is considered among the best countries to live in. Three Canadian cities viz. Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary fall under the top 10 "Most Liveable Cities” in the world.It is also one of the most industrialized countries of the world and has been consistently ranking amongst the most stable economies. A small population in a vast, resource rich, technically advanced country means that there is always a need for skilled professionals and employability rates are high.

    Quick Facts About Canada

    • Canada is a Federation of ten provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan) and three territories (Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut).
    • Capital          :  Ottawa
    • Currency       : Canadian Dollar (1 Canadian Dollar equals 59.54                                                                    Indian Rupee)
    • Climate         : Climate is very cold winters and short, cool summers
    • Language      : French and English
    • Government  :  Parliamentary Democracy
    • Major cities   : Toronto, Montreal, Calgary,Winnipeg,Halifax,Vancouver

    Why Study in Canada?

    • First rate education system in the world
    • Immigration friendly country
    • Large number of prestigious universities to choose from
    • Low Tuition Fees
    • Range of job focussed programmes with Co-op
    • Strong growing economy with large manpower shortage
    • Opportunity to gain Canadian Work experience by working part-time on- campus without a work permit and off-campus with a work permit
    • Post-graduate work permits upon completion of studies related to field of study
    • Nomination for Immigration to Canada under Provincial Nominee Programs
    • Chance to stay in Canada while your permanent resident application is in process
    • Spouse accompaniment/work right

    Canada for International Students

     Canada is a popular destination for thousands of international students. The most popular provinces to study in Canada especially for international students are British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, as these are home to many of the top universities. International students in Canada enjoy the same freedom and social benefits as those offered to Canadian citizens. Canada has a hassle-free visa application process, possibility of paid internships and umpteen on-campus as well as off-campus job opportunities. Students can get a post study work visa for up to 3 years and can apply for permanent residence if required.

    Education System in Canada

    The school systems in Canada are different from each other, depending on the province or territory. Education is available in both English and in French in most places, provided there are enough students in that area speaking the secondary language. High school is typical for grades nine to 12. In Québec, high school ends in grade eleven and is followed by a program that prepares the student for university or a technical field called CEGEP.Beyond this, students can attend either vocational schools or enter a university. At a university, they will first earn a Bachelor's degree and can continue studies to receive a Master's or a Doctorate degree. Vocational students will earn certificates and diplomas that will help improve their skills in various trades.

    Universities

    • Government Funded-Offering Diploma,AdvancedDiploma,Bachelors,Masters and Phd Programs

    Community Colleges

    • Both government and private funded-Offering UG Diplomas,University Transfer Programs,Bachelors and PG Diplomas

    Private Colleges Universities and Colleges in Canada

    1. Alberta University of the Arts
    2. Booth University College
    3. Burman University
    4. McGill University's School of Continuing Studies,  Montreal, Quebec  
    5. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
    6. Western University, London, Ontario (Only UG)
    7. University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia (Only UG)
    8. York  University, Toronto, Ontario
    9.  University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (Only UG)
    10.  Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (M. Eng. in internet working and all UG courses)
    11.  University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    12.  University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Only UG)
    13.  Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (Only PG)
    14.  University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario (Only UG)
    15.  University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    16.  University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
    17.  Brock University, St. Catharine’s, Ontario
    18.  Wilfrid id Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario (Only UG and Pre MBA)
    19.  University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta (Only UG)
    20.  Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
    21.  Lakehead University through Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
    22.  University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    23.  University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
    24.  Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (Only UG)
    25.  University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia
    26.  Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia
    27.  Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario (Only UG)
    28.  Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    29.  Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
    30.  St. Mary's University, Calgary, Alberta (Only UG)
    31.  Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia
    32.  Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia
    33.  Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver, British Columbia
    34.  Simon Fraser University through Fraser International College, Burnaby, British Columbia 
    35.  Wilfred Laurier  University through Wilfrid Laurier  International College, Waterloo, Ontario (Only UG)
    36.  University of Manitoba through International College of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Only UG)
    37.  Ryerson University through Ryerson University International College, Toronto, Ontario (Only UG)
    38.  Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia
    39.  St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    40.  University Canada West, Vancouver, British Columbia
    41.  New York Institute of Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia
    42.  Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario
    43.  The King's University, Edmonton, Alberta
    44.  Adler University, Vancouver, British Columbia
    45.  King's University College (University of Western Ontario), London, Ontario
    46.  Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia
    47.  Capilano University, North Vancouver, British Columbia
    48.  Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, British Columbia
    49.  University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia
    50.  Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
    51.  MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta {Only UG)
    52.  Yukon University, Whitehorse, Yukon
    53.  Crandall University, Moncton, New Brunswick
    54.  Seneca College, Toronto ,Ontario
    55.  George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario
    56.  Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
    57.  Bow Valley College, Calgary, Alberta
    58.  Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia (Except Punjab)
    59.  Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta
    60.  Niagara College, Well and, Ontario
    61.  Niagara College, Toronto, Ontario
    62.  Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
    63.  Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario
    64.  Flemings College, Peterborough, Ontario
    65.  North Island College, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
    66.  Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
    67.  Georgian ILAC, Toronto, Ontario
    68.  Loyalist College, Toronto, Ontario
    69.  Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario
    70.  Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (Except North & West India)
    71.  Lakeland College, Vermilion, Alberta
    72.  Cambrian College, Sudbury, Ontario
    73.  Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    74.  Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario (Only for Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh)
    75.  Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario
    76.  College of New Caledonia, Prince George, British Columbia
    77.  Cegep Marie-Victorin, Montreal, Quebec
    78.  Saskatchewan  Polytechnic, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    79.  Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
    80.  LaSalle College, Montreal and Vancouver
    81.  College of the Rockies, Cranbrook, British Columbia
    82.  Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
    83.  Northern College, Timmins, Ontario
    84.  St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario
    85.  Lambton College, Sarnia, Toronto and Mississauga Campus,Ontario
    86.  Selkirk College, Castlegar, British Columbia
    87.  Assiniboine Community College, Brandon, Manitoba
    88.  Canadore College, North Bay, Ontario (Except Punjab and Haryana)
    89.  Acsenda School of Management, Vancouver, British Columbia
    90.  Le Cordon Bleu, Ottawa, Ontario
    91.  Alexander College, Vancouver, British Columbia
    92.  Vancouver Film School,Vancouver, British Columbia
    93.  Northern College at Pures-Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    94.  Cegep de la Gaspesie et des lies, Gaspe, Quebec
    95.  Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, British Columbia
    96.  British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, British Columbia
    97.  Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, Alberta
    98.  NorQuest College, Edmonton, Alberta
    99.  Coquitlam College, Coquitlam, British Columbia
    100.  Trebas Institute, Montreal, Quebec
    101.  Kensley College, Montreal, Quebec

    Hot courses in Canada

    •  Medicine
    •  Engineering
    • Health care management
    •  Aviation
    •  Pilot
    •  Hospitality
    •  Travel & Tourism
    •  Nursing
    •  Logistics
    •  Pharmacy
    • Life Science
    •  Hotel Management
    •  Mass Communication
    •  Social Work
    •  Psychology
    •  Forensic Medicine
    •  Criminology
    •  Sports Science and Nutrition
    •  Culinary
    •  Maritime Studies
    •  Finance
    •  Accounting
    •  Business
    •  Law
    • Journalism
    • Visual media
    • Fashion designing
    •  Interior designing
    •  Game developing
    •  Animation

    Entry Requirements and Cost of Education in Canada

    UG Diploma

    • Course Duration: 2 Years or 3 Years
    • Academic Requirement : 50% - 55% in Plus Two
    • IELTS : 6.0
    • Course Cost :$12,000   to      $50,000

    Undergraduate

    • Course Duration: 3 Years , For Engineering :4 Years
    • Academic Requirement : 60% in Plus Two
    • IELTS : 6.5
    • Course Cost :$13,000   to     $20,000

    PG Diploma

    • Course Duration: 1 Year  or 2 Years
    • Academic Requirement : 50% - 55% in Bachelors
    • IELTS : 6.5
    • Course Cost :  $12,000   to      $50,000

    Postgraduate

    • Course Duration: 2 Years 
    • Academic Requirement : 65% in Bachelors(16 Years of education is compulsory)
    • IELTS : 6.5
    • Course Cost :  $17,000   to      $25,000 

    Work Rights AndStayback In Canada

    • Students are eligible to work part time on or off campus from day one
    • To apply for a study permit on or after 1st June 2014, an international student will need to have a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution
    • Can Work Full-time (i.e. 40 hours per week) during scheduled breaks without the need to apply for a separate work permit

    DLI Canada

    Co-Op Programs In Canada

    • Many of the programs have inbuilt internships of one or two semesters which provide an opportunity for the student to get first hand exposure and experience in Industry relating to his or her area of study
    • Co-ops are for a semester or more and are mostly paid
    • Internships are for lesser time period i.e. 15 days to 30 days and may or may not be paid

    Benefits of Co-Op Programs

    • Earn practical experience in your field of study
    • Apply classroom theory to real life work settings
    • Develop marketable skills necessary for workplace success
    • Gain upto two years of meaningful,relevant work experience
    • Establish Contacts and network with future employers and co-workers
    • Earn money to help pay for tuition and costs of living 
    • Explore different work environments and alternate career avenues
    • Discover your strengths and skills at work
    • Build evidence based career portfolio to support your study or work applications
    • Improve your interview skills and learn how to search for work

    Post Study Work Permit In Canada

                       The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from eligible Canadian designated learning institutions (DLIs) to obtain an open work permit to gain valuable Canadian work experience. Skilled Canadian work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0 or skill level A or B that is gained through the PGWPP helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian experience class within Express Entry.

    • All international students who have graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution are eligible for a Post Study Work Visa to gain valuable Canadian work experience
    • Must apply for a post study work permit within 180 days of receiving written confirmation by way of final mark sheets from their academic institution
    • If the program duration is 2 years or more - Post Study Work Visa will be issued for 3 years

    PNP Programs In Canada

     Canada’s provincial nominee programs (PNPs) offer a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for individuals who are interested in immigrating to a specific Canadian province or territory. Each Canadian province and territory operates its own PNP designed to meet its specific economic and demographic needs.

    • Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon are the provinces which periodically participate in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
    • Possibility of paid internships while studying.
    • Post study work visa and good job opportunities after completion of studies
    • Possibility of permanent residency

    SDS Visa Canada

    •   The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI)

    Intakes in Canada

    • September
    • January
    • May
    • July and October(Limited Intakes)

    Scholarships in Canada

     Scholarships in Canada are quite competitive as they are very limited in number as compared to scholarships offered by other countries like the USA, UK or Australia. The eligibility for scholarships for international students aspiring to study in Canada is judged on the basis of outstanding academic grades and exceptional English Proficiency scores. Scholarships are mostly offered by the universities without any particular application based on the eligibility benchmarks but at some institutions the students need to apply for the same. Scholarships are majorly offered at the entrance level but for some scholarships the students are supposed to prove their excellence in academics in the subsequent years of education as well.

    • Association of Colleges and Universities of the Canadian Francophonie
    • Athlone Fellowship
    • Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
    • Currie Scholarship
    • Donaldson Scholarship
    • Ed Belfour High Performance Award
    • Frank McKinnon Scholarship
    • Garfield Weston Merit Scholarships for Colleges
    • HESEG Foundation
    • Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair
    • The Killam Trusts
    • Lambda Foundation
    • Loran Award
    • Loran Scholars Foundation
    • Naomi Levin Scholarship
    • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
    • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
    • Prix d'Europe
    • RBC Financial Group MJHL Scholarship
    • Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship
    • Schulich Leader Scholarships
    • TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership
    • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

    Internships in Canada

       As a graduate student, internships can prove to be a vital link for a seamless transition from your college campus to a high paying job. Internships while studying abroad help you gain real world experience by developing essential skills that employers look for - confidence, communication, professionalism and work ethics. Being an intern adds significant value to your resume and helps you build a professional network, ultimately enhancing the chances of getting your dream job. 

    • You can opt for paid or unpaid internships and prepare for a global career while you are pursuing the program, during the vacation, or soon after graduation.
    • Internships may be part-time or full-time. They are usually part-time during a university semester and full-time during the summer, winter or Easter holidays.
    • Semester internships are available during spring, summer, fall, and winter semesters.
    • The internships abroad usually last an entire semester and some may even last an entire year. The longer duration programs help you to explore the work processes and acquire the technical know-how.
    • Some internships are paid while others help you to earn academic credits.
    • The duration and stipend vary depending on the university or the organization.

    GIC Canada

    • Guaranteed Investment Certificate
    • Purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAD$ 10,000 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada

    Documents Required  for Canada Student Visa

    • Application Form
    • Academic Records
    • Standardized Examination Scores
    • Work Experience details if any
    • Application Fees if applicable
    • SOP and Recommendation Letters required for universities only
    • Canada has launched the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program on 7th June 2018 which streamlines the process for Indian students to study at Universities and Colleges in Canada
    • An IELTS score of 6 overall with a minimum band of 6 for each ability (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) as well, taken within the past two years.
    • Major advantages of applying under SDS
    • Streamlined visa process
    • Minimal financial documentation
    • Faster visa processing and outcomes with standard turnaround time of 20 calendar days or less after submission of complete visa application and biometrics

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