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A Guide to Choose the Best College to Study in Canada

How to Choose the Best College to Study in Canada

Studying in Canada is a dream ticket for most study-abroad aspirants. With the world's best colleges, best infrastructure, and high standard of education, Canada stand top as the #1 destination for abroad education. Plus, graduates from Canadian universities have a great demand when compared to the rest. These all reasons make most international students choose Canada. Now the biggest question is, How to choose the best college to study in Canada? Before going to the actual point, here we are presenting the list of best colleges in Canada for International students.

  • McGill University.
  • The University of British Columbia.
  • The University of Alberta.
  • The University of Windsor.
  • Concordia University Montreal.
  • York University.
  • Simon Fraser University.
  • Dalhousie University.

By collaborating with all the experts in abroad education, we are presenting a guide or a step-by-step process to choose the best college in Canada for higher education.

Step To Follow For Choosing Best College

1. Know your Goal:

As you have already decided to go to Canada for higher education, it is time to focus on how to do it. Before starting the planning, analyze the purpose of Canadian education. Most of the international students who immigrate to Canada have a purpose of higher education or improving skills for employment or extending their stay in Canada. Depending on the long-term goal, choose the course to pursue in Canada. Considering, the most common type of immigrant, students, here are some of the best courses offered by Canadian Universities to make your work easy.

  • IT
  • Computer Programming & Analysis
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Information Technology
  • Sports
  • Business Management
  • Advanced Manufacturing Management
  • International Business Management.

Here are some of the Top MS courses to Study in Canada for your reference.

2. Check the course offering Colleges/ University

Once the course is decided, check the colleges/ universities that are offering that particular course. Along with that, check the curriculum to verify whether your needs are being fulfilled or not. This kind of segregation can help to finalize the college easily. Another important point to take into consideration is the course duration. Make sure not to pick short-term duration courses as the course duration affects the work permit duration.

3. Check the Canadian authorization for College/University

This is the important step and the point most of the students miss. Particularly international students need to be careful with this point as they should apply to universities online. Check whether the university or the college you picked, was recognized by the Canadian government or not. Never skip this step to avoid falling for the frauds.

[Read More: Benefits of applying through Student Direct stream for Canada]

4. Verify work-permit options from the college/university

Usually, Canadian universities or colleges help with post-graduation work permit visas. Check whether the college how they are helping students for their post-graduation career. Ultimately a better career is everyone's choice. So make sure to get things clear with this point.

5. Talk to other International students

Researching universities and reading evaluations is essential, yet speaking with someone who already studying in Canada or at Canadian universities will provide you with more insight than these internet pieces. They can let you know what should be expected in real than imagine some stuff. So always have a word with seniors. If you don't know anyone over there go to the next point now.

6. Take the help of an Education Advisor

There is no wrong with taking the help of an abroad education advisor. They can guide you with all the career options, universities best suited for your requirements, and the dates for intakes. With the busy schedules in everyone's lives, it is tough to keep up with dates, updates, and announcements. So, hiring Canadian education consultants can make all the work easier. From university selection to applying to that university, everything can be guided by them. One common mistake by most immigrants is choosing part-time studies. Canada Study permit can be granted for the students with a full-time course at any recognized university. Please remember this point before choosing any course.

Common Mistakes to avoid while Choosing a College in Canada:

Once the university/college is selected, start with the application process. Always apply to a couple of universities instead of just one. So that, you can have a backup option even if one university rejects the application. Once received the university's invitation to apply letter, you can go ahead with applying for Canada Student Visa.

Common Mistakes to avoid while choosing a college in Canada:

  • Errors in applications like a wrong degree or wrong academic details to the college
  • Miscalculation of the budget to study in Canada
  • Not checking the post-study work permit options for the college
  • Applying to only one university/college
  • Not considering other expenses along with the tuition fees.

[Read More: Best SOP sample format to get Canada Student Visa ]

Follow this step-by-step procedure to land at your favorite college in Canada. Or you can take a bit of advice from study abroad counselors for a better view of the process.

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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