Study in Canada

ABOUT CANADA



"High academic standards and thorough quality controls mean that students may gain a high-quality education that will benefit their careers over the long term. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is generally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries. "

  • Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
  • There are 10 Provinces and 3 Territories in Canada.
  • Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Calgary, Halifax, Montreal and Winnipeg are major cities in Canada.
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world by Area after Russia spreading over an area of 99 lakh square kilometers and with a population of around 36 million. Among them 80 % population of Canada lives within 250 kilometers of border with the USA.
  • Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina and Vancouver, home to large immigrant populations.
  • Strong presence of Gujarati, Punjabi, & South Indian community.
  • The UN has consistently ranked Canada as one of the best places in the world to live.
  • Canada invites more than 2 lakhs immigrants in different categories every year. Out of Canada’s 35 million people, over 6 million are immigrants.
  • The largest numbers of immigrants arriving in Canada currently come from India, China and the Philippines.
  • The beauty of Canada lies in its multiculturism. Though the French and the English are more in number, Canada is a land of Immigrants.
  • Per capita income of Canadian is $ 41,506 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki//Canada)
  • Canada is an immense country. It is very diverse in its people, its landscape, its climate, and its way of life. However, Canadians do share the same important values.

WHY STUDY IN CANADA

When you think of studying abroad what factors would you keep in mind? Quality and internationally recognized degrees, Cost Effective, Safe destination of study and welcoming and multicultural environment – you will find these and much more in Canada thereby making it one of the favored destinations among Indian and other international students to study in Canada.

here are many reasons why more than 130,000 International Students chose to live and study in Canada each year. Here are just a few:

  • Qualifications from Canadian study programs are highly respected around the world
  • Studying in Canada is affordable
  • Canada is known as a multicultural society
  • Canada provides numerous safe and secure communities to live and study
  • Canada offers world-class language education opportunities
  • Canadian schools offer an exciting campus lifestyle
  • Canadian institutions are innovative and offer an abundance of research opportunities
  • Canadian government policy offers many immigration programs for permanent residence after a period of study in Canada

Quality and internationally recognized degrees:

Canada places a lot of importance to education and maintains very high standards in education. A degree acquired from Canadian universities in recognized globally and is valued highly in the international job market. Canada is renowned for its research-intensive universities. Canada is ranked 4th in the world for scientific research.

Varied Options:

The choice of schools in Canada is wide and varied, from major research institutions to small liberal arts schools & universities offer a wide range of duate and professional degree programmes in a very flexible mode. Canada has 100 universities, 200 colleges & renowned institutes, accredited language schools as well as specialised institutes.

Affordable education & living:

Canada offers not only quality education, but education which is affordable for international including Indian students. Compared to countries like the UK, USA and Australia, cost of education in Canada is quite moderate.

Safe Country:

A very important factor for most Indian and other international students while choosing a study abroad program, is the safety and security of the country and the city in particular. Parents are worried about the safety of their children and factors like crime against women, racial discrimination, theft and burglary play an important role while choosing a destination for study abroad. In this respect, Canada is one of the safest places to study with very low crime rates and cases of racial discrimination. Statistics by Numbeo reveal that Canada's safety index (62.42) is much higher than the safety indices of other popular study abroad destinations such as US (49.99), UK (57.9) and Australia (57.94).

Multicultural Environment:

Canada has a multicultural environment with people of all religions, races and cultures. People of Canada are extremely friendly and welcoming. The multicultural environment gives students an opportunity to interact with people of all backgrounds and ethnicity. There are numerous communities and associations of which you can be a part and get a feeling of a home away from home. The multicultural environment also helps you find restaurants serving ethnic and traditional Indian foods. You can contact your international student advisor to find out about the ethnic club or association you can join to soak in the homely feeling of the country to which you belong. No wonder that Canada has the 7th largest student population in the world, with 2,65,000 international studentsstudying at various levels of education!

Scholarships:

Canada offers many scholarships specially designed for international students:

There are limited scholarships available in Canada but 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 awards scholarships nor do

school boards or most private schools.

Job Opportunities:

Canada is one of the few nations that offer job opportunities to students who have graduated from Canadian Universities and have obtained a Canadian degree. In fact, after finishing their studies, international students can work in Canada for up to 3 years!

A High Tech Country:

Canada is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, animation, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology etc. Canada was among the first in the world to recognize the need to connect schools and libraries to the Internet, and its SchoolNet program is being copied around the world. All kinds of modern amenities are provided and most campuses happen to be wired with the most sophisticated technologies the world has to offer.

Canadian and Provincial government policy promote permanent residence Immigration after a period of study in Canada Current government policy caters to a growing pool of international students with strong ties to Canada, including Canadian study credentials and Canada based work experience. Qualified students on a study permit are encouraged to apply for Canadian permanent residence under various Federal or Provincial immigration programs without ever having to leave Canada.

Study in Canada Innovative With Abundant Research Opportunities

Canada’s many universities and colleges are leaders in research one of the hallmarks of a Canadian post-secondary education experience. With a study in Canada experience you can become a part of this important part of the Canada study landscape. In Canada, government and industry often collaborate together to support a myriad of research projects in the medical sciences, computer technology, telecommunications, agricultural sciences and environmental sciences.

Study in Canada Canadian Universities and Colleges Offer Exciting Campus Lifestyle

Campus Lifestyle is an important consideration for many international students and Canada does not disappoint. Campuses across the country feature the latest in technology with wireless hotspots throughout enabling a rich experience featuring online interactive learning experience. Campus facilities often include Olympic-calibre sports facilities, concert halls, student-managed government, radio, newspapers and on campus businesses within an expansive infrastructure. Canadian universities and colleges typically feature the best mix of an academic and leisure lifestyle in an environment that facilitates immeasurable opportunities to meet students from a varied international student microcosm

EDUCATION SYSTEM

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. ... Secondary schools go up to Grades 11 or 12, depending on the province.

  • Student Can Apply in SPP ( Student Partner Program ) for Diploma / Certificate/Post Graduate Courses or in General category (Non-Spp) for Bachelor /Master /Ph.D. Courses.
  • Education in Canada is funded, provided and managed by Provincial Governments of Canada.
  • There are 98 Universities in Canada among them 4 in Top 100 World Ranking and 9 in top 300 world Ranking.
  • Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. program offered by Universities only with higher requirement in IELTS.
    [ Students can apply in General Category for Universities Admission ]
  • Diploma (2 Years ) // Adv. diploma // Post Graduate Certificate // Post Graduate Diploma will be offered by SPP Colleges and Student should apply under SPP category only.
  • Tuition fees range from $ 13,000 CAD to $ 15,000 CAD (Approx) per year depending on the program selected . ( for Courses in SPP Colleges )
  • Boarding and living costs are estimated at $ 7000 to $ 13000 CAD per year.
  • Minimum Wage rate in Canada (General) is $ 11.25 & $ 10.55 in Ontario for students.
  • Opportunities for Co-Operative education and Internships, and international students can often work while they study.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Canada's universities maintain high standards of academic excellence and are consistently recognized in top international rankings. Moreover, Canadian tuition fees are some of the lowest in English-speaking countries. Each year hundreds of thousands of international students attend Canadian colleges and universities… Offer Bachelors, Masters and Phd.
Masters and Phd Programs are available only in Universities

CATEGORIZATION OF DEGREES

durations of the Degrees and Diplomas in Canada

DOCTORAL OR PHD

A minimum of 2‐5 years of full‐time study for doctoral programs is required.

MASTERS

Masters degrees generally require at least 2 years of full‐time studies including a thesis (a long essay based on original research), practicum or research paper.

PG DIPLOMA / GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Generally are of 1 year duration and exceptionally of two years as well.

UNDERGRADUATE

Undergraduate programs leading to a bachelors degree generally four years of fulltimestudy.

UG DIPLOMA (Post Secondary Diploma)

A UG Diploma generally comprises of two or three years of full time study

INTAKES

The main Intakes are September and January.
There is a limited May intake as well.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

TOEFL/IELTS scores (TOEFL only for Universities minimum score 79 , IELTS compulsory for SPP Colleges.

  • 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 for UG Diploma Programs and Bachelors Degree.
  • 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 for PG Diploma and Masters Degree programs.

ELIGIBILITY

  • 12 years of full time school education for Bachelors.
  • 16 years of full time education for Masters in technical streams likes engineering,
  • medicine, physiotherapy etc.
  • 15 years of education accepted for hospitality, business admin in community
  • colleges and MBA in universities we represent.
  • Grades range for Masters – Aggregate of minimum 65% required for Masters
  • where as most of the high ranked universities require 70% and above.
  • PG Diploma / Diploma – minimum 50‐55% in qualifying exams (Bachelors/Std 12).
  • Specific subject requirements like Mathematics may also exist for some programs.

STUDENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM - SPP

CANADA STUDENT APPLICATION UNDER STUDENT PARTENERS PROGRAM (SPP)

About SPP ( Student Partners Program )

  • The Student Partners Program (SPP) is a project designed and implemented in partnership between the Canadian visa offices in India and the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
  • Currently Forty Seven of CICan’s member institutions are involved in the program which was launched in April 2009 to improve student recruitment outcomes. The Government of Canada has extended Student Partnership Program due to high visa success rate and Genuine student Applicant.
  • At this time, SPP is open to Indian nationals only.
  • Under this Program a student visa applicant who holds an unconditional admit from a SPP participating Institution and also meets other specific criteria like having a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) will be put on Fast Track and stands a very good chance of Visa Approval.

ENTRY CRITERIA FOR STUDENTS UNDER SPP IN CANADA

Education Requirement for Diploma and Certificate courses :

  • 12 years of full time school education also All diploma ( 10+3, 10+2+3 )
  • Grades minimum 50‐55% in Std. 12th for Diplomas, though high ranked universities may require 70% and above.
  • Specific subject requirements like Mathematics in Std. 12th may also exist for some program.
  • Academic requirement should be above 50 % or 2nd class is must with maximum 4 to 5 Backlogs )

Academic Requirement for PG Diploma / Certificate Courses :

  • Minimum 50‐55% in Bachelors.
  • 15 years of education accepted for all PG Diplomas in community colleges.
  • Specific subject requirements like Mathematics may also exist for some programs.

About IELTS Academic Score Requirement :

  • For Courses after Bachelor Degree i.e. Post Graduate Program, Overall 6.5 Band required with no Band less than 6.0.
  • Note : For Some Professional Courses like Dental , Pharmacy ,Physiotherapy, Bio-Technology, Nursing the institution requires a superior score, that is 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0 or higher 7.0 and % in Maths Subject in 12th also considerable for Eligibility.

Required Fund (If student apply Under SPP,)

  • Student need show purchase of Guaranteed Investment Certificate ( GIC ) of amount $ 10,200 CAD as a proof of cost of living in Canada for 1 year( Including Bank Service charge) from Nova Scotia Bank or ICICI Bank ,Canada and Evidence of Payment of First year/ 1stSemester Tuition Fees.

Tuition Fee :

  • Course Fee in SPP colleges varies approx. $ 11000 to $ 16000 CAD depending on courses and colleges

Study Permit :

  • Students can work part‐time 20 hours a week during term time and 40 hours week during vacations or during scheduled breaks without the need to apply for a separate work permit.

Intake

  • The main Intakes are September ( Fall )and January (Spring ). There is a limited May intake as well in few Universities and colleges.

DOCUMENT REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION IN COLLAGE UNDER SPP

  • Passport copy first and last page.
  • 10th & 12th Mark sheet.
  • Bachelor’s /Master’s all mark sheet along with degree certificate.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Transcript.(If available)
  • Experience Certificate(If any)
  • IELTS Score sheet.
  • Credit Card Details (for Application Fees payment to College / University) [Note: Application fees (as per the requirement of SPP Colleges).

GENERAL CATEGORY NON-SPP

Canada Student Application under General Category

  • Student Can apply for Bachelor // Master // Ph.D. Courses under General Category only.
  • Only Universities and some Non SPP colleges in Canada provides such courses and have their own criteria / requirement for Admission.

Entry Criteria for Bachelors ( Under General Category )

  • 12 years of full time school education.
  • Grades minimum 50‐55% in Std. 12th for Diplomas though high ranked universities may require 70% and above.
  • Specific subject requirements like Mathematics in Std. 12th may also exist for some program.

Entry Criteria for Masters ( Under General Category )

  • Minimum 65% required in Bachelors where as most of the high ranked universities require 70% and above.
  • 16 years of full time education required for Masters in technical streams likes engineering, pharmacy, computer science etc.
  • 15 years of full time education acceptable for MBA in some of the universities we represent.

English Language Requirements

  • For Bachelor Degrees, TOEFL iBT (only accepted by Universities) minimum score of 79 or IELTS 6.0/6.5/7.0 is required as per Course and University requirement.
  • For Masters, TOEFL iBT (only accepted by Universities) minimum score of 88+ or IELTS 6.5/7.0 is required as per course and University Requirement.

Sources of Finance

  • Self funded ‐ Parents.
  • Loans from approved banks. Repayment commences up to one year after graduation or 6 months after securing a job whichever is earlier. The period for repayment also varies and may be upto 15 years.

Employment

  • Current immigration regulations permit students to work part‐time 20 hours a week during term time and 40 hours a week during vacation.

Documents Requirement For Admission in University Under General Category

  • Passport copy first and last page.
  • 10th & 12th Mark sheet.
  • Bachelors /Masters all mark sheet along with degree certificate.
  • Bachelors/Master Transcript.
  • Experience Certificate(If any)
  • IELTS Score sheet.
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Resume

[Note: Application fees (as per the requirement of the Universities/Non-SPP College).]

Work Rights for Students

Students are eligible to work on or off campus from day one.

  • Study permits will automatically authorize the holder to work on/off‐campus for up to 20 hours per week during the academic session and full‐time (i.e. 40 hours per week) during scheduled breaks without the need to apply for a separate work permit.
  • The study permit holder should be pursuing academic, vocational or professional training of six months or more that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate at a Designated Learning Institution.

Co‐op & Internship Programmes :

  • Many of the programs have inbuilt internships of one or two semesters which provide an opportunity for the student to get first hand exposure and experience in Industry relating to his or her area of study.
  • Only International students who are pursuing studies at a secondary school or at a designated institution may apply for a Co‐op Work Permit if a Co op placement is an integral part of their course of study.

Post Study Work Visa ( After Study )

    All international students who have graduated from a Canadian post‐secondary institution are eligible for Post Study Work Visa to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

    • To be eligible for a Post Study Work Visa, international students
      • Should have studied full‐time at least eight months preceding the completion of their program and have graduated from a Designated Learning Institution.
      • Must have completed and passed the program of study and received written notification that they are eligible to obtain their degree, diploma, or certificate.
      • Must apply for a work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from their academic institution that they have met the requirements of their program.
      • Must have a valid study permit when applying for the work permit.
      • The Post Study Work Visa provides no restrictions on the type of employment and no requirement for a job offer.
      • 1 year Study – 1 year extension // 2 years Study – up to 3 years extension

POLITICAL MAP OF CANADA

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LIST OF COLLAGES & UNERVERSITY

SR. No.Name of the college/UniversityLocation SPP/ NON SPP
1Algonquin College Ottawa, Ontario SPP
    
2Cambrian College Toronto/Sudbury, SPP
  Ontario 
3Centennial CollegeToronto, Ontario SPP
    
4Conestoga CollegeKitchener, Ontario SPP
5Confederation CollegeThunder Bay, SPP
 Ontario 
6Fanshawe CollegeLondon, Ontario SPP
    
7Fleming CollegePeterborough, SPP
  Ontario 
8College of RockiesCranbrook, British SPP
  Columbia 
9Mohawk CollegeHamilton, SPP
  Ontario 
10Niagara CollegeWelland, Ontario SPP
    
11Northern CollegeToronto/Timmins, SPP
  Ontario 
12St. Clair CollegeWindsor, Ontario SPP
    
    
13Toronto InternationalToronto, OntarioNON-SPP
 College  
14Sault CollegeSte. Marie, SPP
  Ontario 
15Fraser InternationalBurnaby, BritishNON-SPP
 CollegeColumbia 
16International CollegeWinnipeg,NON-SPP
 of ManitobaManitoba 
17Lester B. PearsonMontreal, QuebecNON-SPP
 Vocational College  
18Cegep Gaspe CollegeMontreal, QuebecNON-SPP
    
19King's UniversityLondon, OntarioNON-SPP
 College  
20Sheridan CollegeBrampton, Ontario SPP
21St. LawrenceToronto/Brockville SPP
  , Ontario 
22St. Lawrence@AlphaToronto, Ontario SPP
    
23RCC Institute ofVaughan, OntarioNON-SPP
 Technology  
24Seneca CollegeToronto, Ontario SPP
25Bow Valley CollegeCalgary, Alberta SPP
26Northern AlbertaEdmonton, Alberta SPP
 Institute of  
 Technology (NAIT)  
27Southern AlbertaCalgary, AlbertaNON-SPP
 Institute of Technology (SAIT)  
28Lethbridge CollegeLethbridge,AlbertaNON-SPP
29Lakeland CollegeVermilion, Alberta SPP
30NorQuest CollegeEdmonton, Alberta SPP
31VancouverVancouver, British SPP
 Community CollegeColumbia 
32LaSalle CollegeMontreal, Quebec SPP
33George Brown CollegeToronto, Ontario SPP
34Humber CollegeToronto, Ontario SPP
35Georgian CollegeBarrie, Ontario SPP
36Northern LightsCreek, British SPP
 CollegeColumbia 
37College of NewPrince George, SPP
 CaledoniaBritish Columbia 
38Selkrik CollegeCastellar, British SPP
  Columbia 
39Herzing CollegeToronto, OntarioNON-SPP
40Parkland CollegeYorkton,Saskatchewan SPP
41SaskatchewanMoose SPP
 PolytechnicJaw,Saskatchewan 
42Red River CollegeWinnipeg, Manitoba SPP
43Cambrian@TorontoToronto, Ontario SPP
44Loyalist CollegeBelleville,Ontario SPP
    
45Manitoba Institute ofWinnipeg, SPP
 Trades And TechnologyManitoba 
46AssiniboineBrandon, SPP
 Community CollegeManitoba 
47New York Institute ofVancouver, BritishNON-SPP
 Technology (NYIT)Columbia 
48Kwantlen PolytechnicSurrey, British SPP
 UniversityColumbia 
49Memorial university -Corner Brook,NON-SPP
 Grenfell campusNewfoundland 
 Newfoundlandand Labrador 
50Canada WestVancouver, BritishNON-SPP
 UniversityColumbia 
51Thompsons RiverKamloops, BritishNON-SPP
 UniversityColumbia 
52University of FraserAbbotsford, British SPP
 ValleyColumbia 
53Capilano UniversityAbbotsford ,NON-SPP
  British Columbia 
54University ofWinnipeg,NON-SPP
 WinnipegManitoba 
55University ofWinnipeg,NON-SPP
 ManitobaManitoba 
56Cape BretonSydney, NovaNON-SPP
 UniversityScotia 
57Mount AllisonSackville, NewNON-SPP
 UniversityBrunswick 
58University of ReginaRegina, SaskatchewanNON-SPP
59University of WindsorWindsor, OntarioNON-SPP
60Brock UniversitySt. Catharines,NON-SPP
  Ontario 
61Fairleigh DickinsonVancouver, BritishNON-SPP
 UniversityColumbia 
62Vancouver IslandNanaimo, British SPP
 UniversityColumbia 
63Sir Wilfrid LaurierRosemère, QuébecNA
 School Board  
64Queen Margaret'sCowichan, BritishNA
 SchoolColumbia 
65Duke AcademyNorth York,NA
  Ontario 
66Upper CanadaBrockville, OntarioNA
 District School Board  
67Blyth AcademyToronto, OntarioNA
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