Languages : English & French
Official Currency : Canadian Dollars (CAD)
Major Cities : Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary.
Canada at Glance
Canada has been declared as the best country in the world to live in by United Nations. And it is the second largest country in the world, both geographically vast and an ethnically diverse country to study in. The large urban centers of Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are particularly well-known for their multicultural way of life.
Canada is an international leader in computer and information technology and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation, engineering and natural resources. With vibrant cities and strong economic climate, the country’s high standard of living and climate and its safe beautiful environment makes Canada an ideal place for study.
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Canada is situated in North America (constituting 41% of the continent’s area), Canada spans a vast, diverse territory between the north pacific ocean to the west and the North Atlantic ocean to the east and the Arctic ocean to the north, with the United States to the south and northwest.
Canada also has many volcanoes and hilly regions making it a perfect tourist destinations for trekking, hiking and road trips to the hilly and mountainous regions.
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Canada experiences four different seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, although their arrival times vary across the country. The single most significant factor in climate is latitude.
The weather in Canada differs from region to region which mainly sees winter for half of the year. Winter can be harsh in many interior provinces of the country such as the Prairie province, which experience the Continental climate.
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Canadian culture has been influenced by a variety of other nationalities. It is a cultural hub of various religious and ethnic groups. Historically, the culture of the country has undergone much change due to the influence and acceptance of British, French, and Aboriginal cultures and traditions. Many Canadians believe in and value the multicultural variety of their country and feel proud of its inherent multiculturalism. Due to the high rate of migration between Canada and the United States, Canada’s culture has also been heavily influenced by the U.S.
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Food favoritism in Canada varies slightly from one region to another. These choices are strongly influenced by the family’s heritage. These differences vary greatly in case of holiday celebrations. English tradition is apparent in dishes made from seafood served everywhere along the Atlantic coast except in Québec. In Québec, dishes are made in the tradition of the French settlers who arrived there. Throughout Canada, products made from maple such as maple syrup and other maple products are very popular. This adoration reflects the Canadian pride for the maple tree whose leaf adorns the flag of Canada.
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- Canadian Universities are known for being consistently high quality and for offering internally accepted degrees and credentials. Over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered at more than 100 institutions nationwide.
- International students can expect to be assisted in their university studies by such resources and services as orientation sessions, support programs, academic advising, prayer room, safe walk programs, student clubs and assistance with medical concerns.
- International students can work while they study, taking advantage of many co-operative education and internship opportunities.
- The high quality of Canadian Universities education is further enabled by membership in the associations if colleges and Universities of Canada (AUCC) and provincial government charters.
- Canada Universities and colleges are world renowned for their high standards, safe campuses and educational excellence. Canada is offering unique student partnership program for Indian students.
- International students who graduate from Canadian institutions enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education and competitive entry requirements.
- Canadian institutions charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time maintain excellent education quality.
- Universities offer broad range of degrees from undergraduate to doctorate while colleges offer a broad range of UG, PG diplomas and applied degrees, which are more vocationally oriented, skill-based, specific and shorter in duration compared to a university degree. These diplomas may have transfer agreement with the Universities for students to transfer up to 60 credits and gain entry into the third year of a degree program.
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Education in Canada is and important and necessary factor. It is generally divided into three forms: primary, secondary, and post-secondary. Each province oversees the curriculum and provides education within provincial jurisdiction. Education is compulsory for all in Canada up to the age of sixteen, except in Ontario and Brunswick where the compulsory age is eighteen. The federal, provincial and local governments in Canada ensure that the education system is properly looked after, funded and provided for.
Since the education system of Canada is such that federal, provincial and local governments oversee it in their own ways, the educational system or levels of education for each region is grouped and named differently.
Types of certification
Certificate :Is a qualification awarded upon successful completion of a program which is usually one year in length.
Diploma : Is a qualification awarded on the basis of one or two year’s of successful study.
Advanced Diploma :Is a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelors Degree.
Bachelors Degrees :Are awarded by Universities/ University Colleges/ Community Colleges after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies.
Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificates :It lead to a Masters Degree. These programs have work terms which provide full-time opportunities to gain practical experience along with theoretical studies. A typical co-op term lasts 12 to 17 weeks. The prerequisites to participate in these programs is a Bachelors Degree of 3 or 4 years duration.
Masters Degree :Is an option for Bachelors Degree. Graduates who have an interest in further learning and research, and for those who want to broaden their career possibilities. It is for 2 yrs duration and can be pursued after a 4 yrs Bachelors or a 3yrs Bachelors & a 1year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada.
Doctorate or PhD :Is a degree ranking above the Masters Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete.
Co-Op is a work term provided as part and parcel of the course curriculum. It provides an excellent opportunity to students to gain first hand practical experience related to the field of specialization. Students can gain on the job experience while continuing to study. Co-op provides full time opportunities that last for 12 – 17 weeks. International students in connecting with the Canadian Job market and developing a network with the Canadian companies. For more details please visit Co-Operative work
The degrees & diplomas from Canadian Institutions are among the most widely recognized in the world. The education system in Canada encompasses of both public funded & private institutions. Students have a diverse choice of 90 Universities & 175 Community Colleges offering a wide array of programs. While pursuing their studies, the students, are allowed to work for the first 6 months on-campus and thereafter off-campus. Student can earn more from vocational & Technology courses than normal degrees.
Technical/ Career Colleges : These are privately owned and operated with the main objective of preparing students for the job market after a short period of instruction. The emphasis at career colleges is on practical skills over a broad range of programs.
Community Colleges & Technical Institutes: They typically have more career oriented, practical/ technical related curricula, with small classes, off-campus course offerings, a greater ratio of laboratory space to class room space, and an interactive teaching style.
University Colleges : As a component of the Canadian University system, University Colleges offer students a choice of either academic oriented university degree programs or the more practical-oriented college diplomas and certificates.
Universities : Canadian Universities are largely public funded and as a result, offer consistently high quality education at lower tuition rates for International students than their counterparts in competing countries. They offer a broad range of courses and degrees from Undergraduate to Doctorate and also certificate and professional degrees. Class sizes in universities are generally large.
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Student Partners Program (SPP) is a joint pilot project between citizenship and immigration Canada’s visa offices in India and the association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). SPP is an administrative framework that involves close co-operative partnership and feedback from the member colleges to ensure student compliance with the terms of their study permit. The process of student visa is very easy and approval ratio is about 95%.
- Age up to 35 years.
- Visa Procedure process time 15 to 20 days.
- Qualification : 12th Pass or All Diploma holders like 10+3, 10+2+3 or All Bachelor’s Degree holders or All Master’s Degree Holders (Academic second class or above).
- Academic IELTS : Undergraduate 6.0 Bands and Post Graduate 6.5 Bands (IELTS Bands varies with the course or College/University selected.)
- 1 Year Graduate Diploma requires overall 6.5 bands.
- Some Colleges requires 7 bands for nursing course.
- Students must have to pay full 1 year/1 sem tution fee in advance before applying for Visa
After completing the studies, student can apply for post graduate work permit. On two years course, student is eligible up to 3 years of work permit.
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The colleges participating under the Student Partner’s College is listed as under:
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Reference : Institutes listed under SPP
Top Universities in Canada
Other Universities in Canada – Province-wise
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The major intake for Canada is ‘Fall’ i.e. September. The other intake is in the month of ‘Winter’ i.e. ‘January’, but it depends on the selection of Program and Institution. Some institute might have ‘May’ intake as well.
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The value for residing in Canada
approximately might be somewhere between CAD$ 7,000 to 12,000 per year with respect to the location as well as selecting to remain on campus or off campus.
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. Work rights are available to international students
to work while and after studies.
During your studies
Since June 2014, individuals don’t have to get separate off campus work permit to function off campus along with that, they are permitted to work from the day one of their program of study.
Individuals can work up to:
- 20 hours each week throughout normal educational periods and,
- Full time i.e. Up to 40 hours each week during planned breaks and holidays.
Reference : Work while you study
After your studies (Work and Migration)
To operate within Canada once you complete your graduate, you have to obtain a work permit under the Post Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP).
- If your course duration will be lower than a couple of years yet greater than 8 months, you will end up qualified to receive work permit for a period of time no longer as compared to the extent of the study program.
- In case, your program length is 24 months or more, you might be entitled to reveive a work permit up to 3 years.
Reference:Employment in Canada
What is a Students Partners Program ?
Student Partners Program (SPP) is a joint pilot project between citizenship and immigration Canada’s visa offices in India and the association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). SPP is an administrative framework that involves close co-operative partnership and feedback from the member colleges to ensure student compliance with the terms of their study permit. For more details on this, please visit Student Partners Program.
Which institutions are listed under this program ?
The list of the colleges selected under Student Partners Program are listed on the website under the SPP category. For more details, please visit List of Institutions.
How speedily visa can be processed under this program ?
The applicant will normally receive an outcome within 2 weeks from the date of submission of visa file. For detailed information, please visit SPP visa processing time.
Can study in universities and colleges be considered same ?
No, both are different.
Universities are instructional organizations attended after 12 years of education, or after secondary school, for the master’s degree. Almost all Canadian Educational Institutions offers 4 years bachelor degree program, many offers you 1 to 2 years masters degree courses.
Colleges are usually two years organizations offering technical or vocational courses, or courses for transfer to university leading to as certificate or diploma or advanced diploma. These colleges do not offer master’s degree program. For more details, please visit Education in Canada.
Will my degree be recognized in other countries ?
A degree from a Canadian university is recognized around the world and is usually equivalent to an American or Commonwealth degree. Professional and specialized programs such as medicine, nursing and engineering are accredited by reliable and reputable agencies. For more details, please visit Internationally recognised Education.
What happens when I arrive in Canada ?
When you arrive in Canada, you must inform officials at the port of entry that you are an international student picking up your student authorization. At that point, you will show the letter issued by the Canadian visa office in your country of origin to an immigration officer, who will issue your student authorization. Please note that authorizations are not issued by customs officers. The immigration officer at the port of entry will determine whether you may enter Canada and how long you may stay. You must either leave Canada on or before the date set by the immigration officer or have your status extended by an immigration office in Canada. For more details, please visit Prepare for arrival in Canada.
What are the rankings of Canadian Universities ?
There is no formal ranking of institutions in Canada. It is difficult to do a formal ranking because they are uniformly of high quality and the range of offerings differs from institution to institution. Informal rankings can be found in book and magazine publications. However, these types of evaluations should not be considered definitive as the criteria for determining the rankings vary and do not always pertain to international students. You do not need to evaluate the ranking or reputation of the entire university, because the department or school where you will be studying may have its own reputation, due to its research facilities or because there are well-known professors teaching there. For more details, please visit Canadian Universities.
Do students need a work permit to work on campus or off campus ?
No. Since June 2014, individuals don’t have to get separate off campus work permit to function off campus along with that, they are permitted to work from the day one of their program of study. For more details, please visit workwhile study
Will I need to attend visa interview ?
After reviewing your application, a visa officer will decide if an interview is necessary. If so, the officer will contact you directly to set up a time and place for an appointment. For more details, please visit Visa Interview
May I change schools?
You may change institutions and/or program of study to others at the same level. Applications for changing schools can be obtained from the nearest Canada Immigration Center. However, if the terms and conditions on your student authorization state that you are required to attend a specific school, then if you wish to change schools, you must apply for a new student authorization and provide the appropriate documentation. This may be done while you are in Canada. For more details, Please visit Changing schools in Canada
How do I obtain an extension?
If you wish to extend your student authorization, you can do so within Canada. Contact the nearest Canadian Immigration Centre at least two months before the expiry of your authorization, and ask for an application to be mailed to you. For more details, Please visitExtend a study permit
Are international students eligible for scholarships? What financial assistance is available to international students ?
Yes international students are eligible for some scholarships. The majority of scholarships available are for masters or doctoral students. For more details, please visit Scholarship and Financial aid
Can I stay longer after I complete my Graduation ?
Yes, students can stay and work up to 3 years according to the length of their study program. Work after graduation