Why study in Canada

Canada

Study in Canada

Study in Canada would be a dream come true experience for anyone, literally, since Canada is ranked as the

BEST PLACE in the world to LIVE.  Because of its access to education, high life expectancy and low crime

rates, Canada is a very attractive destination for students throughout the world.

Canada welcomes immigrants with open arms. Thus, those who complete their education can decide upon

staying back and complete the immigration process to enjoy the best life in the world! As a country of

immigrants, Canada places a high-demand on multicultural diversity.

Moreover, Canadian education costs are relatively cheaper than US and other countries – by at least 30%.

Coupled with its low cost of living, Canada is one of the best destinations for international students.

Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages – English and French.  Most of the French-speaking

inhabitants live in Quebec. However, almost all non-Quebec based universities offer education instruction in

English only.

Institutions

Acadia University

Alexander College

Algonquin college

Brock University

Canadian Flyers International

Cambrian College

Camosun College

Cape Breton University

Capilano University

Centennial College

College of New Caledonia

College of The Rockies

Concordia University – John Molson School Of Business

Concordia University of Edmonton

Conestoga College

Confederation College

Dalhousie University

Devry Institute of Technology

Douglas College

Durham College

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver

Fanshawe College

Fleming College

Fraser International College (SFU)

George Brown College

Georgian College

Herzing College

Humber College

International College of Manitoba

Kings University College At The University Of Western Ontario

Kwantlen University

Lakehead University

Lambton College

Langara College

Loyalist College

McMaster University

Memorial University of New Foundland

Mohawk College

Mount Allison University

Niagara College

North Island College

Northern College

NYIT – Vancouver

Okanagan College

Parkland College

Red River College

Royal Roads University

Selkirk College

Seneca College

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Sheridan College

Saint Mary's University

St. Francis Xavier College

St. Clair College

St. Lawrence College

Lasalle College

Le Cordon Bleu

Thompson Rivers University

Trent University

University of Alberta

University of the Fraser Valley

University of New Brunswick

University of Waterloo

University Of Windsor

University of Manitoba

University of Prince Edward Island

University Of Regina

University Of Saskatchewan

University of Victoria

Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Film School

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management

Education System

Education Chart

The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community

colleges / technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities

and university colleges.  Canadian universities are largely public funded and as a result, are of a consistently

high quality, regardless of location or area of study.  At the same time, they (the universities) retain a high

degree of academic autonomy.

Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant

differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to

Canadians, and standards across the country are uniformly high.

Once students complete elementary school which is up to 8 th standard, they would take up High school education

comprising of classes 9 th to 12 th .

There are more than 175 post-secondary institutions that offer various programs such as Certificate, Diploma

and Bachelor's, including vocational and adult-education. These institutions are known as Community colleges,

Technical Institute, University College and ce`gep. All these colleges are members of the Association of

Canadian Community colleges.

Undergraduate programs are of 4 years duration, except in Ontario, where there is three-year Bachelor degrees

and three-year Master's degrees. In the other parts of Canada, post-graduate programs (Master's) are of two

years duration.

A degree from a Canadian university is recognized world-wide and as a result, international students who

graduate from Canadian universities enjoy successful and prosperous careers.

Applying for a visa

You may obtain study permit forms in your country of origin at the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or

Canadian Education Centre. Applications and documentation must then be submitted to the nearest visa office.

Canadian Study Permit under Student Partnership

Program

The New Canadian Study Permit pilot project for Selected Community Colleges / Universities is called the

Student Partnership Program (SPP) and its objective is to streamline the application process and give priority to

SPP applications, to improve the time it takes to properly process and assess applications (14 days) and to

dramatically improve the overall approval rates of Canadian Study Permit. This scheme only applies to those

who are submitting applications to either the Delhi or Chandigarh Canadian High Commission for Study

Permits.

Costs

Studying in Canada is not free, but it is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year (8

months) in an Arts & Science program is C$ 11,903.

International Students, 2001-2002 Tuition Fees, General Arts and Sciences Programs

Province Undergraduate Graduate

Newfoundland $7,260 $1,896 – $3,549

Prince Edward Island $7,510 $6,100

Nova Scotia $8,520 – $12,480 $4,329 – $15,000

New Brunswick $7,063 – $ 10,720 $5,610 – $8,465

Quebec $9,168 – $10,518 $8,268 – $20,000

Ontario $6,900 – $16,204 $5,432 – $29,000

Manitoba $4,940 – $6,900 $3,759 – $9,685

Saskatchewan $7,779 – $10,890 $5,313

Alberta $6,293 – $11,078 $5,298 – $19,200

British Columbia $4,462 – $15,870 $2,272 – $17,499

Source: Statistics Canada

Accommodation and living expenses

For accommodation, students have a number of options available that can be on-campus or off-campus such as

hostels, rented housing, homestay etc.

Cost of living for students in Canada would be between Can.$ 8,000-12,000, depending upon the location of

their residence.

Financial Assistance for International Students

There are limited scholarships available in Canada. They rarely cover the full cost of a study program and they

are not always easy to find. Scholarships to international students are available at some Canadian institutions for

students with exceptional results. The amount awarded varies from one institution to another and usually covers

only part of a student's education and living expenses. The calendar of each university in Canada includes a

complete and detailed list of the scholarships it administers. This information is usually available on school web

sites as well. Obtaining a scholarship is very competitive and applications must be made directly to each

university along with the application for admission. Community and Career Colleges do not usually award

scholarships nor do school boards or most private schools.

There are various organisations within Canada that administer scholarship programs in various countries but

they are usually for graduate students and professors who are studying or researching a specific subject; Study in

Canada is a typical area for which scholarships are awarded. Students should also check within their home

country through public and private organisations for any financial assistance they may provide to

Work prospects

Full-time students registered in a degree or diploma-granting course are allowed to work on the campus of the

institution at which they are registered without the need for an employment authorisation. This includes on-

campus employment for graduate, teaching or research assistants.

Spouses of full-time students are eligible for open or open/restricted employment authorisation, depending on

medical requirements having been met.

Students whose intended employment forms an integral part of their course of study such as undergraduate co-

op programs, some programs offered by career colleges or language schools and some high school programs.

Industry/Employment

Canada is best known for quality of education and it has consistenly ranked by the UN as the best

country to live in. Having a large Asian students, canada offers international educational

experience. The highest occupational groups are Business, Computer professionals,physicians,

mathematicians, financial managers,software publishers,mechanical engineers, hospitality,

telecoms, health care and Fine arts.

Employment opportunities for international students are allowed to work on the campus on

publicly-funded, and istitutions, these jobs are often difficult to obtain and do not provide

sufficient fund to sustain education costs. International students can take up on campus jobs, they

are allowed to work 20 hrs per week during semester. On campus jobs may include teaching

assistantships, research assistantship where a student is paid an average of 8-12 CAD per hour

thus student earns approximately 800-1200 CAD per month or get waiver in their tuition fee. With

this, student can do internship in the related field which may be paid.

During vacation the student is allowed to work for 40 hrs per week. On completion of the course,

student is allowed to work for 3 years popularly known as PSW(Post Study Work) for two years

course and 1 year Post Study Work for one year study. On completion of thier PSW; the student

can later apply for work permit visa or Permanent Residency.