Canada

Best Universities In Canada

One of the best-ranked countries in the world in terms of quality of life, Canada has become the most popular destination for immigrants, effectively dethroning their southern neighbor, the USA. Many  Universities in Canada such as McGill University, University of Toronto and HEC Montreal are amongst the top ranked universities in the world. With great job opportunities, a booming economy, incredible infrastructure and picturesque landscapes, there is no shortage of reasons for why students intending to study in Canada and workers looking to make a living here, are flocking to Canada from all over the world. One of the safest nations to reside in, Canada is poised to dominate the global stage in the next 10 years. It’s no wonder then, that the number of university applicants wishing to study in Canada have been the highest so far.

 

The Canadian Education System

Canada has a well-recognized, high-quality education system. Universities in Canada are both public as well as privately funded. The Universities in Canada offer degree programs in various subjects and fields of specializations. Individuals who wish to study in Canada can also opt to study at government community colleges that offer a wide variety of diploma, postgraduate diploma and certificate programs for students who. Admission into public universities is difficult as they are counted amongst the best Universities in Canada and entry criteria have very high standards. Indian students, who opt to study in Canada prefer community colleges due to benefits provided under the Student Partnership Program and a simple admission process.

Entry Criterion

Academic requirement – Academic requirements for study in Canada are fairly flexible. To apply for undergraduate diploma and certificate programs in Universities in Canada, candidates require 10+2 or equivalent educational qualification. a Bachelor’s degree is required to apply for post graduate program Universities in Canada. However, conditions may be relaxed based on candidate profile. Students intending to study in Canada for their post graduation can also take a different course compared to their past academic background.

For admission into Master’s programs in universities in Canada, students require a strong academic profile in addition to the above basic requirements. Doctoral programs are limited and requirements change based on program and profile (for details you may send an inquiry).

Some of Canada’s more popular cities are Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. These are  both bustling cities and great education hubs, renowned the world over

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  • May / June – few institutions with limited courses

Living costs

CAD $10,000 pa (as per Canadian High Comission)

Tuition fee

  1. CAD $10,000 to 14,000 pa- Community colleges
  2. CAD $ 10,000 to 22,000 pa for universities

Admission process is fairly simple. A Student needs to submit application form, relevant fees and past academic documents along with English proficiency certificate. For a detailed list of documents please contact our offices. Admission in Canada takes about 3 to 4 weeks. It is desirable to apply 4-6 months before the start of the program. Whereas the universities admission process is very complex and the process takes 3-6 months of time.

International Students studying in Canada can work for 20 hrs per week and full time during Public holidays or Vacations. Dependants (spouse / partner) of student can work full time. Some Canadian universities and colleges provide Co-op program in which a student can work as part of the course in their related field and also earn credits for it.

Students are eligible for a Post Study work permit for a period of 3 years if the study program is for a minimum period of 2 years. Otherwise the work permit is for a period same as the duration of the course. International students who have graduated from a course in Canada would gain points under the Skilled Migrant Category and may lead the path for applying for PR.

Processing time for visa is about 1-2 weeks . To get a student visa, you will have to prove that you have enough finances to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for your course. Under the new SPP visa rules students have to pay 1st Semester fee in advance to the Canadian college. For living expenses the candidate has to show living expenses through GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) from Scotia Bank in advance into a specially designated bank account in your name which will periodically release funds for you when you are in Canada. Under the SPP route visa success rate is very high with little documentation. For a detailed list of documents contact any of our offices. Usually there is no visa interview.

In case a student does not opt for SPP program then the usual visa process will apply. In this complete documentation and financial proof for remaining fee and one year living expenses is required.

After completing 1 year of open work permit, candidates are eligible to apply for permanent residency for Canada under various immigration programs.