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Why Choose Nova Scotia as Abroad Education Destination?

What are Some of the Benefits of Studying in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia has an extensive and proud history in terms of research and higher education. Despite the fact that this province is densely populated, this province is home to not less than 11 public universities and over 90 private colleges which are the highest. In addition to many undergraduate degrees, the institutions in Nova Scotia also provide graduate degrees in fields of education and research like engineering, medicine, business, fine arts, dentistry, and much more.

Many questions arise in the mind of international students who are looking to Study in Canada, the questions would be "Is it better to study in Nova Scotia?" And "what are the benefits of studying in Nova Scotia?" etc.

Nova Scotia has got a population of around +9,43,000 people and among those, the population of foreign students who are pursuing an education in Canada province is around +9,479 students and the main education destination in this province are Antigonish, Wolfville, and Halifax.

You won't feel like an Alien

Students in large numbers who are looking to study abroad, migrate to Canada. They bring unique energy and vibe to life in Nova Scotia. They get to meet many foreign students and students of their own origin and won't find themselves alone.

Universities in Nova Scotia

This province has got few leading universities in Canada, mainly when it comes to the universities providing undergraduate programs. As per last year's university rankings, three of the leading seven Canadian universities providing undergraduate programs are situated in Nova Scotia. The universities and colleges in this province are featured because of their size, proximity, and tradition of enrolling foreign students. There are universities like Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, St.Francis Xavier University and Acadia University, and many others.

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Immigration and Visas

Many foreign students would require a permit to study as a graduate in Canada and others might require applying for temporary residence in Canada. Students who pursue postgraduate courses would not need to obtain a Canadian student visa but a study permit.

Life in Nova Scotia

One would not be farther away from the ocean, so one could sail, swim, and engage in water sports, the prospect would always be there. The cultural heritage of this province is different from other provinces of the country, with its flourishing film industry and many theatres and art galleries situated around the capital city, there are plenty of things. Selecting to Study Postgraduate Course in Canada would provide you with many prospects.

Working in Nova Scotia

Tourism is the biggest sector of this province. There are immense prospects for working in sectors like the military, film industry, and aerospace. This province is the best place to begin your own business as this province offers many incentives for small business development.

Accommodation in Nova Scotia

Those who are studying in Nova Scotia has got many options to choose where to stay in this province. If you want to stay in a flat on campus you are near to lecture halls. You would reside with other students in a shared flat. If you want to stay outside campus then there are other options as well.

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Many Routes to Canada PR

Like any other province in this country, when a foreign student Migrates to Nova Scotia, this province not only allows them to stay but also makes them well-positioned to apply for PR through the Canadian immigration program. Nova Scotia Nominee Program is ideal for students.

Immigrate to Nova Scotia post-study

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry is among various streams of NSNP, that provide a route to PR for skilled applicants who had done the job with the employer in this province for a year. This points-based immigration system allows points for applicants who had concluded a minimum of a two-year period of time in pursuing an education at an institution in this province. Points are also given if the spouse of the applicant has finished their education in this province. The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry program is aligned with the Federal Express Entry program permitting accelerated processing times.

NSNP: Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

This stream offers an immigration prospect for foreign students who had graduated from the University of this Province and who had started their own businesses. This stream is presently the only one of its kind in the nation.

Atlantic Foreign Graduate Program

This program permits foreign graduates of entitled universities or colleges in Atlantic Canada to submit an application for PR without any job experience.

Express Entry Program

Applicants who have completed their studies at any college in this province could look forward to Immigrating to Canada through this program. They are allotted points for their education. Foreign students might also gain work experience.

New Program to support group of graduating foreign students

The province has started the Stay Nova Scotia (SNS) program which is a foreign student retention program that started last year in the month of September and has now been extended further. This popular program would continue to work with graduating students from many backgrounds to assist them to settle down in this province.

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Stay Nova Scotia (SNS) program

This program was started to evaluate the economic conditions of this province, and its main aim is to retain the foreign students in the province after completing their education. At Global Tree, our education counselors will guide you in selecting the right university and college as per your profile. Know more about our fast and easy Process for Education in Canada. Call us or please log into our website Global Tree. 


Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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