Studying in Canada
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Canada, the second largest country in the world, is both a geographically vast and an ethnically diverse country to study in. Canada's natural environment offers many recreational opportunities as well as a high standard of living in cosmopolitan and multicultural cities.Canadians are known for being a peaceful and friendly people. There also are inhabitants of a multicultural and bilingual country which welcome students from all religions and nationalities. Thousands of students come to study in Canada every year and even more come to Canada to learn English or French.
The large urban centres of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are particularly well-known for their multicultural way of life. This rich cultural variety can be seen in the many languages spoken on the street, or the cuisines served through open restaurant windows or many cultural celebrations throughout the year.
The education system in the Maple Leaf Country is quite easy to understand.
The education system in each of the 13 provinces in Canada is governed by the local rules and regulations. There are various post-secondary institutions that include colleges, universities and technical schools.
Each post-secondary school has its own set of rules on how to apply, and decides what level of English you will need to be at to be accepted, as well as other entry requirements for various courses of study.
Besides this, there are private career and vocational schools which are not necessarily governed by provincial governments. There are career colleges, community colleges -- both of which are non-degree granting institutions offering courses ranging from 1-3 years. The fee is generally lower than the university or university colleges.
Then there are university colleges offering four-year undergraduate degrees as well as graduate courses ranging from Masters to doctoral. Lastly, there are universities generally offering primarily masters and research programmes only.
To decide which institution to apply to and to ascertain your eligibility, one should contact the college or university directly or better still ask a Pyramid counsellor for seeking advice on the same.
The Pyramid counsellor will be able to guide you on the basis of your academic record, extra curricular activities, your performance in test like IELTS your financial background etc. Once you have chosen a place to study you will need to apply to that school, college or university.
Once the student receives his/her letter of acceptance from the educational institution, he/she will need to apply for the student permit. The time needed to process an application to study in Canada may be different at various visa offices. One does not need a study permit if you plan to take a course or programme in Canada that lasts six months or less. You must complete the course or programme within the period authorised for your stay in Canada.
Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a top rated education system with excellent standards. Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Whether you study a Degree in Canada or it's a Diploma qualification, the reputation and recognition of the same will be worldwide. International students who graduate from Colleges in Canada enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education and competitive entry requirements.
All in all, simply understand that Canadian qualifications are valued all around the world. Thus, you are investing your time, money, efforts safely and in the right place
Know what courses are available in Canada
Canada offers a range of programs which are attractive to Indian students. From multimedia and animation to journalism and mass media or mass communication, business and management, marketing, finance, agriculture, engineering, pharmacy technician, advertising, writing, graphic design, film studies, digital media and more, you will easily find in India.
MBA in Canada is one of the most popular and renowned across the world. Many Canadian MBAs are ranked at the top in the World Ranking. Have you known about the University of Toronto?
Canada is extremely popular amongst Indian students for its undergraduate studies since both quality and affordability at some of top Canadian Colleges seems to be an attractive opportunity.
So be in an English course in Canada, or courses in IT, science, engineering, education, accounting, business, you will find at the topmost quality. And you could apply to all levels including Diploma, Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma (generally used as Postgraduate Diploma in India), PhD, and even Distance Education, Canada has something excellent to offer.
The key is to select the right set of Colleges and Universities in Canada and admission applications must be made out timely.
Colleges and Universities
Documents for Admission
- Statement of Purpose
- Marksheets and Passing Certificates from 10th onwards
- Two reference letters from colleges / employers
- Passport copy
- Birth Certificate
- IELTS score sheet
- Original Passport
- Birth certificate/translated and notarized
- Two Photograph (with White background )
- Original Proof of Payment of Canadian Fee Receipt
- Confirmation Page of Online Visa Application with bar code
- Original Receipt of Visa Fee
- Original Interview Appointment Letter
- Evidence of Financial Sources (Required Bank Statement of previous four months + Property documents)
- Affidavit of Support from Sponsor (Copy of CNIC + Passport ID Page of Sponsor must be attached with it)
- All Original Educational Documents (Transcripts and Certificates)
- Original IELTS Certificate and GRE Scores
- A Personal Statement for Study Permit in Canada (minimum 500 words)
- Copy of CNIC of the student
- Work Experience Letter/s (if applicable)
- Police Certificate
- Proof of Tuition fee payment
- Visa Application forms
- 2 complete photo copy sets of all above attested and notarized
Lastly, after your admission to Canadian Institution is done, with (Visa Facilitation Services) VFS Canada in India, the Canadian visa application process is simpler than many other Countries. Complete information for Canadian student visa, visa forms, requirement for visa, Canadian visa fees, visa processing time, visa status check (visa tracker), procedure to apply for visa, and more useful information is easily available.
In India, you can apply for a Canadian Visa at VFS Global Services Centres located in: Mumbai, Ahmedabad (West India), Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad (South India), New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar (North India), Kolkata (East India)
Reasonable Cost of Study in Canada
Cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower in Canada than in other countries. Canadian Colleges charge lower tuition fees for international students than some other popular study destinations while also maintaining excellent quality of education. Though education in Canada is affordable, the lower fee also means that there will be more competition in getting your admission in Canada (thus apply early). Over the last three years, Canada's inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.
|Costs||Undergraduate Studies in CanadaUndergraduate Studies in Canada||Graduate Studies in Canada (PG)|
|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|