Canada

CANADA

Canada is the second largest country in the world; Canada is a land of great beauty. With its Atlantic and Pacific costs, vast forests, mountain ranges, lakes and vast prairie, Canada is rich in its natural resources.

Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, with a high per-capita income.

Canada is known for its quality education & world class universities.

Canada is a land of opportunities – where immigration is the foundation for economic growth and which brings people from all over the world. Immigrants bring their customs, traditions, rituals and culture which makes Canada the world’s best multicultural country to live in.

Canada is the second largest country in the world with a population of 32 million.

Canada ranks 7th among the most popular travel destinations in the world.

All Canadians have free access to health care.

The combination of Canada’s natural environment and its reputation for high-quality education are just a few of the things that attract tens of thousands of foreign students to Canada every year.

Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

A Degree/Diploma from a Canadian Institute is recognized world-wide. International students who graduate from Canadian Institutions enjoy successful and prosperous careers.

Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time maintain excellent educational quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive.

Over the last three years, Canada’s inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.

Over the past 9 years, according to a United Nations survey, Canada has been found to be the best country to live in.

Canada’s college/university campuses aren’t only wired with the latest in sophisticated technology, but countless other modern amenities as well. From Olympic-quality sports facilities to public concert halls and art galleries, Canada’s post-secondary campuses offer you enormous possibilities for learning and leisure.

Students in Canada are allowed to work part time on campus during the first 6 months of their program and off campus part time thereafter.

International students can apply for their Permanent Residency after completing their studies if they qualify as per the existing rules and regulations.

At the post-secondary level, institutions are divided into community colleges and universities. A significant number of university graduates attend college upon completion of their degree in order to acquire vocational skills for employment.

 EDUCATION SYSTEM IN CANADA

Bachelor’s degree

A bachelor’s degree in Canada will usually take upto four years and lead to graduate level studies.

Master’s Degree

A bachelor’s degree may be followed by a Master’s degree. It is for a duration of 2 years and can be pursued after a 4 years Bachelors or a 3years Bachelors & a 1year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada.

Graduate Diploma

It is a qualification awarded on the basis of one or two years of successful study.

Advanced Diploma

It is a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelor’s Degree.

Graduate Certificate

It is a qualification awarded upon successful completion of a program which is usually one year in length.

Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificate

These lead to a Master’s 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 prerequisite to participate in these programs is a Bachelors Degree of 3 or 4 years duration.

Doctorate/PhD

It is a degree ranking above the Master’s Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete.

 Applying for a Course or Institute

Intakes

The academic year in Canada varies between states and institutions. Major intakes for study in Canada are ‘winter intake’ i.e. January and ‘fall intake’ i.e. September. A limited number of specialized programs are offered in the summer session that commences in May.

English Language Requirements

All students must be fluent in English language if they are to succeed at university in Canada. A band score of 6.0+ for undergraduate & 6.5+ for postgraduate courses is desirable.

Documentation

Documents needed for applying for a study visa in Canada are: resume, statement of purpose, marksheets& certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts (If applicable), Certificates of extra-curricular activities, work experience certificates (If applicable), a copy of the student’s passport , and preferably reference letters from colleges & employers.

Cost

The tuition fees to study abroad in Canada vary from course to course and university to university. An undergraduate or Bachelor’s degree can cost anywhere between CAD$ 12,000 and CAD$ 25, 000 approximately per year. The cost of studying a Diploma or Post-Graduate Diploma in New Zealand may cost CAD$ 10,000 to CAD$ 20,000 approximately per year, while cost of studying for a Post Graduate Degree may be anywhere between A$ 15,000 and A$ 30,000. The estimated living cost or living expenses in Canada can be betweenCAD$8,000 to CAD$ 11,000 approximately per year.

Provinces

Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island etc.

 Top Universities and Colleges
  • Algonquin College
  • Alexander College
  • Bow Valley College
  • Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Columbia College
  • Douglas College
  • Durham College
  • Fanshawe College of AppliedArts & Technology
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College of Arts & Technology
  • Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Medicine Hat College
  • Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Northern College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Okanagan College
  • Red River College of Applied Arts, Science& Technology
  • Selkirk College
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Sheridan College Institute of Technology& Advanced Learning
  • St-Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • St. Lawrence College
  • Thompsons River University
  • University of The Fraser Valley
  • Fraser International College
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (SIAST)
  • University Canada West
  • Manitoba institute of trades and technology
  • International College of Manitoba