Canada is a popular Education-destination for International Students all over the globe because of its quality education, affordability and work opportunities. So, approximately 11% of Indian Students are studying in Canada for their better future. Many new programs have been launched to provide education to international students in various colleges and universities of Canada. Moreover, Canadian’s have welcoming nature due to which students enjoy their long stay in the nation. Since 2007, the number of International Students in Canada has surged by 130%. Canadians have always given importance to learning and therefore they have established excellent Education System. In fact, the students who want the quality of North American Education but at low expenses, can find education at the U.S Canadian Universities similar to the UK Universities. Canada’s Education System provides skills, knowledge and qualification which is required in today’s corporate sector.
It’s degrees and diplomas are world wide acknowledged which gives feathers to their success cap. There are 100’s of Universities in Canada out of which University of Alberta, McGill University and the University of Toronto are ranked among the top 100 in the world. The benefit of studying in Canada compared to other countries like the United Kingdom and the United States is their low cost living as well as tuition fee. Students have Scholarship opportunities and they can work off-campus during studies. There are number of Education Institutes, Universities and Colleges in Canada therefore it could be difficult for students to choose one. However, My Foreign Study provides information on what the University/College and course of study, student should consider relevant to their previous academic performance.
For three continuous years, Canada has been declared the country with a good reputation in the world. It has ranked high in categories like the best place to study, the best place to live, work opportunities, etc. It is one of the top destinations for International Students as it provides a wide range of options to the students. In 2016 more than 3 lakh students choose Canada for Higher Studies and the number has risen dramatically in the last few years. There are many internationally ranked Universities in Canada and even the Canadian ministry of education stresses on increasing the number of International Students. Below are some more reasons as to why one must choose Canada for higher studies:
Canadian Government and Universities provide scholarships like The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Concordia University Undergraduate Scholarship, Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Programme, University of Calgary Graduate Studies Award to the International Students.
Canadian Universities and Colleges are known for their high academic standards. Their degrees are globally acknowledged. In 2012 universities like McGill University, McMaster University, University of Toronto and University of British Columbia have claimed top 100 spots in the ARWU Shanghai Rankings.
Cost of living in Canada is low despite of high Education Standards.
Canadian Education System gives lots of importance to research . In Canada, Government and Industry both gives support to research which involves Telecommunication, Medicine, Computer Technology, Agriculture Etc.
Safety is the biggest concern of International Students and their parents. Canada was ranked as 8th most peaceful country in the world by The Institute of Economics and Peace.
According to ICEF more than 3,50,000 International Students select Canada for Higher Education every year. Getting Offer Letter from Canadian University or college is not the only hurdle that one has to cross. The student also needs a visa to enter and continue their stay during their study program. If the duration of selected course is more than six months, then it is mandatory for students to get Canadian Student Permit. To apply for a Student Visa, student needs list of documents which are key components of the Application process:
- A valid passport is required to apply for a Student Visa.
- Passport validity must cover the students stay in Canada during the study program.
- Once the student has decided the University or College for studies, then he must apply for Acceptance Letter there. The letter consists of DLI number, i.e. Designated Learning Institution Number.
As per current scenario student needs to show proof of funds required to pay tuition fee as well as for living expenses. Canadian Immigration asks students to have at least $10,000 for their day to day expenses.
- For offline applications two passport sized photographs are required. For online applications, digital passport sized photographs not more than 4 MB is required.
- The size of the image should be at least 35mm*45mm.
- It should have a plain background.
- Students who are applying for Canada Study Visa needs to undergo Immigration Medical Examination from selected Doctors. Students should get a medical examination, preferably a week before they start their Visa Application. The tests may include chest X-Rays and Laboratory tests.
- While applying for Canada Study Visa, students need to submit an Essay stating the purpose of the visit and reason for selecting particular institution.
- In case of online Application, the Application fee is paid by Credit Card as the Debit Cards are not accepted by the system. The visa fee for Canada is CAD $ 150.
Canada has been attracting the volume of students from India. Around 13,000 International Students prefer to study in Canada every year. If students wish to have academic,
professional or vocational training at College, University or any other educational institute in Canada then they require a study permit before entering the country. The
student gets study permit on entering Canada, but student must first apply for Temporary Resident Visa which is issued by the Canadian High Commission. The Visa fee for
a Canadian Study Permit is CAD $ 150. Students must process by attending counselling sessions to find out options relevant to their previous course of study and available
courses. Further, students must follow the process given below to continue:
1. First of all apply for Acceptance Letter in recognized University/College of Canada. While applying for Offer Letter, students need to submit their academic documents, valid passport copy and proof of English Language Ability. The student will have to wait for the next step until they receive the Offer Letter from university.
2. Once the Acceptance Letter is received, the student can pay tuition fee, which is mentioned in the Offer Letter. On successful payment of Tuition Fee student is provided with a receipt which is required during visa lodgement.
3. The next step is getting a guaranteed investment certificate that is GIC from a participating Financial institute like Nova Scotia for the amount of $ 10,200 CAD. This is required for students 1st year living expenses.
4. Now student needs to undertake medical from one of the Dr. who is approved by the Canadian Government. After medical, student gets receipt which is required during the time of visa lodgement.
The last step is lodgement of file in the embassy. To lodge file student need set of documents which are mentioned in the checklist provided by My Foreign Study.
International Students can do part time job while studying in Canada. Even after taking a study loan or scholarship there are day to day expenses for which students need part time job to make their stay pleasant. They can work on-campus or off-campus without any work permit during studies. There is a criteria which students need to match in order to work in their college or university campus i.e. they must have a valid study permit,their SIN i.e. Social Insurance Number. Students can work in the library, hospital or research facility on their campus. On-campus student employers can be :
For off-campus part time jobs, student must:
Students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during sessions and full-time during breaks such as summer and winter vacations.
|Sr. No.||Institution Name||Campus|
|1.||Alexander College||Burnaby, Vancouver|
|3.||University of Canada West||Vancouver|
|8.||Cape Breton University||Nova Scotia|
|9.||University of Saskatchwen||Saskatchewan|
|10.||University of Manitoba||Manitoba|
|11.||University of New Bruinswick||Fredericton, Saint John|
|13.||University of Western Ontario||Ontario|
|15.||Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology||Ontario|
|16.||Vancouver Island University||Vancouver|
|17.||Vancouver Community College||Vancouver|
|18.||University of Fraser Valley||British Columbia|
|20.||St.Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology||Ontario|
|21.||Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning||Ontario|
|22.||Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology||Ontario|
|23.||Selkirk College||British Columbia|
|27.||Okanagan College||British Columbia|
|28.||Northern Lights||British Columbia|
|31.||Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology||Ontario|
|32.||Medicine Hat College||Alberta|
|33.||Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technologies||Manitoba|
|34.||Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology||Ontario|
|36.||Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology||Ontario|
|38.||College of New Caledonia||British Columbia|
|39.||College of the Rockies||British Columbia|
|44.||Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology||Ontario|
|45.||Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology||Ontario|
|46.||Humber College Institute of Learing and Advanced Learning||Ontario|
|47.||Kwantlen Polytechnic University||British Columbia|