Canada Student Visa

Study in Canada

Canada plays host to more than 180,000 International students in any given year. Increasingly, Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world.

QUALITY EDUCATION

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 worldwide. International students who graduate from Canadian Institutions enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education & competitive entry requirements.

INEXPENSIVE

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.

Top 10 Universities of Canada

PERMANENT RESIDENCY AND CANADIAN IMMIGRATION

International students can apply for their Permanent Residency which takes up to 9 to 15 months from within Canada. However they need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria of 67 Points.

RANKED AS THE NUMBER ONE COUNTRY

For the past 9 consecutive years, a United Nations survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live. The survey conducted every year, evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earns particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy and low crime rates.

A SAFE PLACE TO STUDY

Every step is taken to ensure the safety of students on Canada's campuses. Most universities / colleges have their own campus security 24 hours a day. There are also “Walk Safe" programs to assist people in getting to public transportation during late hours.

A BILINGUAL NATION

Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majorities (75%) of Canada’s French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Quebec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country. English is the main language of communication in all provinces other than Quebec.

CO-OPERATIVE WORK TERM :

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 to 17 weeks.

Co-Operative work programs, combine courses in many subjects with relevant work, giving students an invaluable head start with their careers. This assists International students in connecting with the Canadian job market and developing a network with the Canadian companies.

WORK DURING AND AFTER AND CO-OP PROGRAM

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. The duration permitted is up to 20 hours per week. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where one gets hands on experience in working in the industry. These may even be paid co-ops. Further students on the completion of their program of 1 year can work up to 1 year and students applying for 2 years program can work for 2-3 years.

WORK DURING AND AFTER AND CO-OP PROGRAM

Canada welcomes over 2 lac immigrants per year & has a policy for skilled professionals as well as Business Immigrants. Canada has maintained a strong stable economic growth because of its active immigration policy. Two thirds of the 5.4%pa increase in population is due to immigration.

Canadian Immigration is one of the simplest immigration systems in comparison with other countries. It allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada, and confers upon that person a Permanent Resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and may be revoked if the holder does not meet Canadian Residency obligations, or is found guilty of serious criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian Permanent Resident may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years.

CANADIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM

Education in Canada is under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories (States) and as such, there is no Federal (Central) education system in Canada. In keeping with the national commitment to education, public education in Canada is free up to and including secondary school (12th Std), in all the provinces. 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.

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TYPES OF CERTIFICATION

CO-OPERATIVE WORK TERM

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 to 17 weeks.

Co-Operative work programs, combine courses in many subjects with relevant work, giving students an invaluable head start with their careers. This assists International students in connecting with the Canadian job market and developing a network with the Canadian companies.

Eligibility

WORK PERMIT

Canada is encouraging International Students to stay back after their studies. The new Work Permit Program states that International students who have studied for 2 years can obtain an Open Work Permit with no restrictions on the type of employment and no requirements of a Job offer for 3 years. Students who study a one year program are eligible for a one year Work Permit.

INSTITUTIONS

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.

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION IS OFFERED BY FOUR TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS:

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

The average grade achieved by a student during the course of an educational program, is calculated on various scales depending on the Institution. (eg: Generally the student may be evaluated on a 4-point scale or a 9 point scale).

INTAKES

International students are expected to start planning for their studies in Canada 1 year in advance. The major intake for Canada primarily is 'Fall' i.e. September. The other intake is in the month of 'Winter' i.e. January, but it depends on the students program and the institution that he/she is applying to. Very few institutes might have the May intake as well.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

All students must be fluent in English if they are applying to Canadian Institutes. International students need to reach the required level of English language competence. All students should take up the IELTS or TOEFL (bit) exams. An IELTS band of 6.0/6.5 for Undergraduate & 6.5/7 for Postgraduate courses or a TOEFL score of 80 and above for Undergraduate and 90 and above for Post Graduate courses is desirable.

EMPLOYMENT

International students graduating from a program of 2 years or more in length would be eligible for a 3 year work permit after graduation with no restrictions on the types of employment and no requirement for a job offer. The experience gained would provide them an opportunity to work in an international setting and at the same time allow them to earn the money invested.

INDUSTRIES

Canada is an international leader in Java, computers, networking, and wireless communications. Insulin, flat-screen technologies are some of the leading inventions originated in Canada. It has a reputation of excellence in sectors such as telecommunications, transportation, engineering, microelectronics, hydroelectric power, biotechnology, food & beverage processing, geomatics, ocean & environmental industries, aerospace etc. Some top Canadian companies recognized worldwide are Black Berry, IMAX, BATA, Corel etc. The Gourmand Report ranked 18 of North America's top 40 Electrical Engineering Faculties in Canada. The Global Competitiveness Report 2000 ranked Canada 1st in Knowledge workers.

SPP COLLEGES CANADA

SPP Institution Province DLI No
Bow Valley College Alberta O19273769422
Lakeland College Alberta O18777577472
Medicine Hat College Alberta O18795445892
NorQuest College Alberta O18795996622
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Alberta O18713200642
Camosun College British Columbia O19361235542
College of New Caledonia British Columbia O19360977332
College of the Rockies British Columbia O19377233362
Columbia College British Columbia O19279591302
Douglas College British Columbia O19360973702