Why everyone wants to Study in Canada? FAQ
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What are the common requirements for admission to a Canadian University/College?
If a student wants to be accepted into a Canadian tertiary education institution, they must meet certain requirements, whether it is an undergraduate or a postgraduate program. Competition can vary depending on the field of studies, programs, and other factors. The two essential criteria are, however, high school grades and performance as well as language competence, whether it’s English (in most provinces) or French in those that are francophone.
Canadian institutions have their own policies regarding admission requirements for international students. As well as the entry criteria, the programs may differ. Community colleges must have a minimum of 55% in the previous educational qualification, and universities must have a minimum of 60%. Additionally, an English proficiency score is required.
What study fields are available in Canada?
The career pathways available for you to pursue range from business to agriculture, to health, to social services, to broadcasting and journalism, to hospitality and tourism, to design, to science, to engineering, to environment, to languages and to the arts.
In Canada, how long does it take to get a Master’s degree?
Most Master degrees are awarded after a full academic year, as well as a mandatory internship. Depending on the curriculum and the sensitivity of the program, a Master’s degree can sometimes last two years.
How long does it take to get a PhD degree in Canada?
A PhD program typically lasts two to three years, is independently funded, and is considered a job position (but not always), in most cases.
What is the difference between public and private post-secondary institutions in Canada?
Public universities are usually independent of governmental monitoring and do not require accreditation, while private universities are commonly monitored by state gathered education councils.
What documentation will I need to apply for a student visa in Canada?
As a general rule, applicants must:
- Proof of acceptance into a Canadian academic institution;
- Possess a valid passport or travel document and provide proof of financial support;
- Evidence of their intent to leave Canada at the end of their studies and ties to their home country.
- All students must prove that they have no criminal history or endangering medical conditions. They must also be willing to undergo medical testing as required.
How long will I have to wait to receive a Canadian student visa?
The processing time varies. The answer depends on the type of application you submit and where it is processed.
While studying in Canada, can I work without a work permit?
When it comes to international students, Canada is rather open. Those who are entirely focused on their studies can find some jobs that do not require a work permit, but pay quite poorly.
What is the approximate cost of accommodation in Canada?
There are a variety of accommodations in Canada, depending on where you will be living as well as the type of accommodation you choose. The typical annual cost ranges from $7300 to $14000.
What are the alternatives for short-term accommodation in Canada?
Numerous hotels are at one’s disposal once you arrive at your Canadian destination. Opposed to more expensive hotels, a hostel is the perfect low-budget temporary accommodation in a big city. Another alternative for a short stay would be the websites of the institutions may also be checked to get the exact requirements, Bed-and-Breakfast joints.
What is the cost of studying in Canada?
Studying in Canada can be relatively cheaper as Canada offers low tuition rates for international students as compared to the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. The average cost of study including tuition and living cost is CAD 25, 000 per year.
What kind of accommodations will be available to students?
On-campus housing options range from shared condos to dormitories, or you may choose to live off-campus.
Meal plans and other utilities such as phone and internet connection may or may not be included in the cost of on-campus housing.
Off-campus housing prices may be cheaper, but you will have to pay more for furnishings, water, electricity and other miscellaneous expenses.
What is the climate like in Canada?
There are four distinct seasons in Canada: spring (March-May); summer (June-August); fall (September-October); and winter (November-February).
Although temperatures in the far north reach temperatures above 0°C only a few months of the year, there are warm springs, hot summers, and pleasant autumns for at least seven months before winter sets in.
Do Canadian universities offer scholarships to international students?
International students who wish to study in Canada are judged on the basis of their academic performance and English proficiency scores. In most cases, scholarships are offered by universities without any special application, but at some institutions, students are required to apply.
Is it possible for international students to work while studying in Canada?
Students from outside of Canada who have a valid study permit and a Social Insurance Number (SIN) can work in Canada while studying. During term time, students can work part-time for 20 hours a week and full-time during vacations. Moreover, many institutions in Canada offer paid internships as part of the course, so that students have the opportunity to work full time in industries related to their area of study.
Indian students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during an ongoing session and full-time during vacations. You can also get up to three years of extension post completion of your studies depending on your program duration.
For a one-year program, you can acquire a work permit of one year while for programs with duration of 2-4 years, you can get a work permit of up to 3 years (visa rules are subject to change, please check the official website for the same).
Does Canada offer internships?
There are some programs in Canada that include work experience as part of their curriculum. Your school must confirm that students in your program must complete work placements in order to receive a degree or Your co-op or internship represents less than 50% of the total program of your studies in Canada in order to qualify for a co-op or internship work permit.
What is the deadline for applying for a work permit?
If your acceptance letter confirms that a co-op or internship placement is part of your program’s curriculum, you should apply for a work permit. If such a case arises, the work permit will be processed with the application, and the student will be issued a SW visa.
Is it possible for graduates to work in Canada after graduating?
After you graduate from a Designated Learning Institution, you may be eligible to apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). Work permit visas are normally granted for one year following a year of study. A student can get a post-study work visa for up to 3 additional years if they study for at least 2 or more years.
Is it possible for international students to apply for permanent residence?
The permanent resident visa is based on a point system. As a result of the PGWPP, you can gain valuable points towards qualifying for permanent residency in Canada.
Can Canadian institutions accept the 10+2+3 education system of India?
The 10+2+3 system is accepted for postgraduate (PG) diploma programs, however, most universities require the 10+2+4 system for masters programs. On a case-by-case basis, certain universities may accept 10+2+3 for masters in selected programs.
In contrast to India, Canada has two parallel education systems where colleges and universities are separate. Colleges and universities offer postgraduate diplomas and master’s degrees. A few universities may also offer PG diploma programs in selected courses.
Where should I study after 12th grade in Canada?
A program and an institution are solely determined by your interests, academic background, and budget. Make a list of your interests and skills and spend some time reflecting on them to decide where to study and what to study. Find out which skillset or interest has a good application professionally. You should narrow down your choices. Find relevant courses and institutions accordingly. It’s also important to consider the intakes of your preferred courses, since not all universities or colleges offer all three intakes.
We can help you select the best course for your profile and needs. You can book a free counselling session with one of our experienced counsellors, who can advise you on course selection, application submission, and visa procedures.
In Canada, what and where should you study after graduation?
A master’s degree in Canada can be the best decision of your life since it’ll enhance both your technical skills and your CV. If you are an Indian student with an undergrad degree, you should seek out an institution that emphasizes practical knowledge, hands-on experience, and job preparation. In Canadian universities and colleges, you’ll be implementing all the concepts and ideas you learn in the classroom.
Consider the subjects you learned in your undergrad program and list the ones that interest you. Search for programs and universities in your desired niche. You will also need to take language and/or aptitude tests if you are applying to Canadian colleges and universities. Consider your academic scores when deciding what and where to study. Prepare for your preferred courses based on the intake offered.
Experienced counsellors can help you identify and secure the university or college where you will thrive. You can book a free counselling session with one of our experienced counsellors, who can advise you on course selection, application submission, and visa procedures.
What English language tests are accepted by Canadian institutions?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English language proficiency test accepted by almost all institutions in Canada; it is also recommended as per the Student Direct Stream (SDS) – the fastest way for Indian students to acquire a Canadian visa. Globally, Canadian institutions are open to accepting international students and may take other proficiency tests as well (see the website of your preferred institution for details).
Are Canada’s qualifications recognized worldwide?
Yes, degrees from Canadian institutions are accepted worldwide and are well known for their high quality.
For students under 18 studying in Canada, are there any special requirements?
As part of your visa application, you must submit a custodian letter if you are under 18. When you apply for your visa, your counsellor will assist you with the same, months before the deadline.