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Studying in CANADA: Few aspects we must know

Updated on August 27, 2016
CN Tower, Toronto, CANADA
CN Tower, Toronto, CANADA

Canada is one of the best options for international students searching best studies and better career. It has consistently maintained its prestige as an attractive education hub due to a variety of factors like international recognition, financial affordability, cultural exposure and research opportunities.

Canada is a beautiful country with rich life style and multi culture. It is full of famous tourist attractions like beautiful Niagara Falls, Toronto Zoo, CN Tower, the beautiful Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Rideau Canal, Jasper National Park, Lake Ontario, Canadian Rockies, Georgian Bay and many more.

Beautiful cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Brampton, Kingston & St John offer everything you could wish from life with city life running seamlessly into nature. With a wonderful range of landscapes, from massive snow capped mountains to lush green vegetation, the choice is endless. You just have to spread your imagination and beautiful life is there.

Quality Education & Better Career

Canada offer world class education with world raking colleges and Universities. In courses offered, the curriculum is more practical and designed according to industry demand. It prepare students with more better skills. UN ranked CANADA as one of best places of the world to live and education system of Canada is one of the reasons behind this fact. Canada was ranked for nine consecutive years by the United Nations to be among the top 3 countries in the world in which to live and study out of 174 countries.

Canadian Colleges and Universities are considered best in the world. On one side students acquire worldwide recognised education, on the other side they get opportunity to live in better life style and multicultural environment.

Study in CANADA: Quality Education & Better Life Style
Study in CANADA: Quality Education & Better Life Style

Multicultural Society & Safe Environment

As I said earlier that student get opportunity to study in society which is multicultural, student are trained to be better human with more wide horizons. Canada is the very first country, which officially declared multiculturalism as policy through the establishment of the 1971 Multiculturalism Policy of Canada, which affirms the rights of all citizens regardless of race, ethnic origin, language or religion. Nearly all of the globe's ethnic groups are represented in Canadian society. This way student get chance to live different peoples from different countries.

Cost of Study & other expenses

If you are considering Canada as your study abroad destination, knowing about education costs in Canada is certainly very important. Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality. So as compare to other countries, the cost of study and other expenses in Canada are very reasonable. In Canada, tuition fees are affordable and more over international students are permitted to work part time during their studies. During vacations they are allowed to work full time. This way students can earn sufficient to meet their expenses. Affordability of cost is one of the main reasons why students choose Canada as their study destination.

In Canada, the average course fee varies around CAN$ 8000 to CAN$ 16000 per year, whereas cost of living for international students is estimated as CAN$ 400 to CAN$ 700 per month. Living cost also varies with living style of individual student. Same way course fee also depend upon subject and duration of study.

This cost is based on generalized figures only, it vary according to the institution and program in which you are enrolled, your location, and living choices. Tuition fees for international students vary across provinces and programs. It is recommended to check all details before making final decision to study in Canada.

Post Study Work

Eligible international graduates are authorised to work full-time after their studies. Canada is offering post study working rights. If your are completing course having duration 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. same way if if your course duration is 2 years or more, you may be eligible for a work permit for up to 3 years.

Visa & other requirements

Once you have decided to study in Canada, the very first thing is selection of college or University and also the proposed course of your study. As Canada is a vast country with different provinces, selection of right college and University is very important step. While choosing college and University the focus should be right course and better career. In this selection you may take help of some education consultant. Most of the leading colleges and Universities have list of recruitment agents in different countries and areas. As this write up is focused on Indian students, list of education consultants in India can be searched.

Visa application must be filed well in time to avoid any delay
Visa application must be filed well in time to avoid any delay

As admission and visa application process have many stages and it may take approx 8 to 10 week time, you start process well in time. Canadian colleges and Universities normally have three intakes a year. These are January, May & September every year. You have to check the availability of particular course in particular intake. International students are expected to start planning for their studies in Canada 6 to 8 months in advance. Once you have selected your proposed course and college, you have to send application along with requisite application fee for admission offer letter. College may take time of few weeks to issue admission offer letter.

Foreign students who wish to study in Canada, must take study visa or study permit, and to apply for study permit student must show Letter of Acceptance from Designated Learning Institute. Another main requirement is show sufficient funds to finance your studies and to cover other expenses in that country.

Applicant must be able to convince visa officer that you main motive is to study and you will return your homeland after completion of studies.

Student Partners Program for Indian Students

For Indian students, a special program is introduced which os known as Student Partners Program generally referred as SPP. It is an administrative framework designed and implemented in partnership between the Canadian Visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).

SPP was launched in April 2009 with the aim to improve the recruitment of students. Initially it was introduced in India only but later on it was extended in China as well. Under this program the admission and visa application process is streamlined to make it more fast and result oriented.

There is list of more than 40 colleges and Universities under this program. These colleges fall mainly in five provinces of Canada. There is always possibility of more colleges to be included under SPP and final list must be checked before applying under SPP criteria.

Under SPP students apply to a participating College and may be considered under the program if they meet specific criteria of IELTS minimum 6.0 bands overall with no band less than 5.5 and student should have above 50% marks in 12th. Different courses have different requirements as well.

See more details @ CANADA Study Visa under SPP

© 2015 Jaspal Singh


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