Canada is a North American Country consisting of 10 provinces & 3 territories. It’s the World 2nd largest country by total area. Its capital is Ottawa. Other important cities in Canada are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Quebec.
Canada has the 11th largest economy in the world. It is the member of Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) & Group of Eight (G8). Logging and oil industries are its two primary wealth producing sectors. It is also one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and aircrafts.
Benefits of Studying in Canada
The Canadian education system boasts of superlative standards and rigorous quality controls, which ensures that students graduating from their universities are valued by employers across the world. Moreover, a degree, diploma or a certificate awarded by a Canadian institute is globally recognized as being at par with those awarded by Commonwealth nations or the United States. University of Toronto and British Colombia are two of the top rated universities in the world.
State of art facilities
Students can choose from a large number of career focused certificate, diploma, postgraduate and degree programs. Students keen on doing original and intensive search during their Master's and PhD levels would find the facilities offered by Canadian universities more than substantial.
While Canada’s education and standard of living are amongst the highest in the world, its tuition fees and cost of living are generally lower than US and UK. A number of comparison studies conducted by educational publications of repute prove that students can save considerably on their tuition fees while studying in Canada.
Job Opportunities during and after education
You also have the option of working outside the campus limited to 20 hours a week during semester months and full time during scheduled breaks like summer and winter vacations.
Canada also offers post study work right for 1-2 years depending on the course taken.
Possibility of Immigration
Students with Canadian credentials, qualifications and work experience can apply and easily secure permanent residency in Canada without having to leave after completing their education. However, this varies for each individual depending upon points obtained.
During the process which takes up to 15 to 18 months to complete, students from India find gainful full time employment which just adds to their credentials strengthening their application.
Almost all ethnic groups are represented in Canada and there are millions of Indians happily living there for generations. Canadians are very cosmopolitan and inclusive in their attitude and are generally regarded as being more polite, gracious and welcoming towards the Asian community. Students come to Canada from all over the world , so graduates build work contracts and friendships across the globe as well as with Canadians.
In Canada, there are 90 Universities and 42 SPP Colleges. The difference between Universities and SPP Colleges is that the Universities offer the academic programs and SPP Colleges offer the specialized courses and they are comparatively less expensive than the Universities.
- Education in Canada is funded by government.
- The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) defines two distinct types of post-secondary institutions in Canada: universities and colleges.
- Universities offer : Bachelor’s, Master's and Doctoral Degrees.
- Community Colleges (SPP Programs) offer Diplomas.
- Major intakes for taking admission in Canada is January, May and September.
Typically a 2 years program at University requires 16 years of completed education. For diploma and Graduate certificates you need a minimum score of 60% in Class XII or in your Bachelor's. Some science programs evaluate student’s GRE Score among other criteria. MBA programs require GMAT Scores & relevant work experience among other criteria.
Most Canadian universities insist upon a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 for Bachelor's, Diploma and Advanced Courses, and 6.5 for Graduate, Graduate Certificate and Master's Programs.
Types of Certifications Awarded:
- Diploma is the qualification awarded on the basis of one or two year’s programme, and is offered at colleges.
- Undergraduate/ Bachelor's Degrees are awarded by Universities after four years of full-time study, and lead to graduation.
- Graduate/ Post Graduate degrees lead to Advanced Degrees & P.G. Diploma. A pre-requisite to participate in graduate studies in a university is a Bachelor's/undergraduate degree (4 years). However SPP colleges accept a 3 year of graduate degree.
- M.B.A. programmes typically require a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, GMAT score of 580-600, TOEFL score of 560-600, and a 4 year Bachelor's Degree.
- Visa process is under SPP/ University/ General Category
- Good Academic Grades
- Good IELTS Score
- All work experience documents are required.
- Any gap has to be supported by documents.
- Medical proof is required.
- GIC account to be opened before Visa application.
Tution Fees :
Community Colleges (SPP Program) : CAD 10,000 - 17,000 per year
University Degrees for both UG and PG: UG- CAD 12,000 - 30,000 per year
Cost of Living :
CAD $ 10,000 per year (includes accommodation, transport and entertainment).
SPP Colleges :
- George Brown College : Toronto, Ontario
- Niagara College : Welland, Ontario
- Georgian College : Barrie, Ontario
- Douglas College : New Westminster, British Columbia
- Conestoga College : Kitchener, Ontario
- St. Clair College : Windsor, Ontario
- Red River College : Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) : Edmonton, Alberta
- Algonquin College : Ottawa, Ontario
- Fanshawe College : London, Ontario
- Concordia University College of Alberta : Edmonton, Alberta
- Lambton College : Sarnia, Ontario
- Northern Lights College : British Columbia
- Confederation College : Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Camosun College : Victoria, British Columbia
- Vancouver Community College : Vancouver, British Columbia
- Cambrian College : Sudbury, Ontario
- Seneca College : Toronto, Ontario
- Centennial College : Toronto, Ontario
- Columbia College : Vancouver, British Columbia
- North Island College : British Columbia
- Bow Valley College : Calgary, Alberta
- Northern College : Timmins, Ontario
- Fleming College : Peterborough, Ontario
- College of the Rockies : British Columbia
- Selkirk College : Castlegar, British Columbia
- Parkland College : Saskatchewan
- College of New Caledonia : British Columbia
- Alexander College : Vancouver, British Columbia
- Humber College
- Brock University : St. Catharines, Ontario
- Vancouver Island University : Vancouver, British Columbia
- Thompson River University : Kamloops, British Columbia
- University of Fraser Valley : Abbotsford, British Columbia
- Capilano University : Vancouver, British Columbia
- Cape Breton University : Sydney, Nova Scotia
- Fairleigh Dickinson University : Vancouver, British Columbia
- Royal Roads University : Victoria, British Columbia
- Dalhousie University : Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Mount Allison University (UG Only) : Sackville, New Brunswick
- Lakehead University, Ontario
- University of Victora, Victoria
- NYIT, Vancouver, British Columbia