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WHY CANADA ?

Canada is one of the best places to higher studies and the country attracts thousands of students each year from abroad. The country provides world class education which is recognized globally. Research is one of the key components of a graduate student. The universities support the students who come out with best research ideas and many scholarships are given to student for their research works.

COST OF STUDYING IN CANADA

Tuition fees in Canada vary by institution and province, but the cost is generally more affordable when compared to other countries around the world. Technical and medical courses are more expensive than arts courses. On an average, the tuition and fees range from CAD 7,000 to CAD 35,000 per year for an International student.

Study Program Average fees(in CAD*)
Undergraduate Program $12,000 to $25,000 per year
Postgraduate master’s Program $24,000 to $35,000 per year
Doctoral Degree $7,000 to $10,000 per year
INTAKES IN THE CANADA

Canadian universities and colleges offer three intakes. Intakes may also be referred to as a semester in some institutions. The three intakes available in Canada are:

Intake 1: Fall Semester – A popular intake starts in the month of September

Intake 2: Winter Semester – Starts in the month of January

Intake 3: Summer Semester – Usually starts from April/May, this intake is available for limited programs and colleges.

We would advise you to apply well in advance because admissions and scholarships get difficult when you apply closer to the deadline. It is better to apply 6 to 9 months before the academic session starts.

WORK AUTHORIZATION FOR STUDENTS:

Student Applicant:

  • Students must be over 18 years of age
  • International Students can work on-campus or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during breaks such as the winter or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit
  • Foreign students who are studying in a program that requires work experience such as through a co-op or internship program

Spouse:

In general, spouses are given the same rights as the spouse is already in Canada. Therefore, if the spouse in Canada has the right to work, the spouse who comes to join him or her will also have that right. But also note that only work permit holders can apply for the dependant visas.

 

CANADA STUDENT VISA REQUIREMENTS:

You will generally need the following for your CANADA Student Visa application:

  • Valid Passport
  • Attested copies of 10th, 12th and Degree certificates
  • Academic references – 2
  • Employer references – 2
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose)
  • Certificates of extracurricular achievements
  • An acceptance letter from your education institution
  • Proof of payment
  • Proof of financial funds
  • Passport size photographs
  • Study Permit and visa
  • English Proficiency
  • Your university will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application

Steps to study abroad in Canada:

Step1:

Research Your Options:

Before you shortlist the universities, decide what you want to study, where you want to live, overall cost, various opportunities etc.

Step 2:

 Select Universities:

Shortlist the universities & study programs that meet your requirements and you want to apply for.

Step 3:

 Prepare for entrance exams:

Prepare for the standardized tests like TOEFL/GRE/GMAT/IELTS etc. based on the requirements of the universities & collages. Register for these tests in advance. While applying for the tests you should also plan for the time required in case you need to retake the test. You should complete these tests before September of the year you wish to apply.

Step 4:

Finance your studies:

Ensure that you have the money ready for your entire period of  study in Canada along with accommodation, local travel, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Decide on how you will finance your studies – personal saving, education loans, student scholarships or assistantship.

Step 5:

Apply to university:

Contact each university directly for the admission requirements. Every university has its own admission requirements. Complete the applications well before deadlines and send them.

Step 6:

Confirm admission:

Once you get your acceptance letters from the universities that you have applied to, choose the university you would like to study at. The next step is to pay a non-refundable deposit to the university to confirm your admission.

Step 7:

Get Student Visa:

Once you get admission confirmation done, you can apply for your student visa.

STUDENT VISA AND DEPENDENTS:

A foreign national on a study visa in Canada can bring their spouse and dependent children to Canada. The spouse can also apply for an open work permit. They can work for a Canadian employer for the time the study visa of their partner is valid. However, if the spouse wants to study, they will have to apply for a separate study visa.

Study visa holders can also bring their dependent children to Canada. The children can stay for the duration of the study visa in Canada. Minor children can pursue their school education in the country provided one of their parents can either work or study in Canada. A dependent child should be below the age or 22. Children above 22 years who are not financially independent due to a physical or mental condition are also considered dependents.

 

AFTER YOU GRADUATE:

  • Canada has provided ways to encourage international students and graduates to stay, gain work experience, or otherwise contribute to Canada’s economy and culture
  • In its effort to retain international students, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) operates a Post-Graduate Work Permit Program. Under this program, international graduates may obtain an open work permit for up to three years
  • This allows them to work for any Canadian employer in any industry without the requirement of a Canadian job offer at the time of applying
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