EDUCATION IN CANADA
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION IN CANADA:
POST-SECONDARY OR TERTIARY EDUCATION IN CANADA:
Colleges and Vocational Institutions:
Universities of Canada:
CANADA STUDY DESTINATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
WHY STUDY IN CANADA?
Currently, more than half a million (530,540) international students study in Canada.
Some important reasons for international students to study in Canada
27 of Canada’s universities rank in the THE (Times Higher Education) Rankings, World University Rankings 2019 and many universities rank in the QS rankings as well.
Canada has a strong focus on research and the government of Canada offers great support to research in the following disciplines – Science and Technology, Engineering, Electronics and telecommunication, Business, agriculture, environmental science, Health Science, Pharmacy and Nursing etc.
Whilst Canada offers the entire range of programs at all levels, these are five top industries which not only have very popular courses but also ample job opportunities
1) Hospitality industry
There are a range of programs both degree programs as well as diplomas in this sector including
2) Health Science
3) Information Technology
There are many specializations within Engineering including Computers, civil, electrical, Mining, marine, mechanical, aerospace and industrial engineering. And most of the programs have co-op opportunities
The average Engineering salary in Canada is about $60,519 per year.
5) Business Management
Popular programs that Canadian Universities offer :
Duration of academic programs
Bachelor’s degree programs are available for 4 years. However Canada offers very unique specialized and trade based programs in the form of Diploma / Advance Diploma / Post Graduate Diploma. Duration of these programs is between 1-3 years. Similarly, Master’s degree programs are available for either 1 year or 2 years.
Cost for on-campus accommodation may range anywhere from CAD 8,000 to CAD 10,000 (annually) whereas living in a shared apartment can cost you around CAD 400 to CAD 700 per month depending upon your location and time of the year.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Various merit based and application based scholarships, bursaries are available in Canadian Universities and Colleges.
Part Time Jobs
Canada provides all its international students with an opportunity to work for up to 20 hours every week during their semesters and full-time during the summer and winter breaks. To work on-campus or as an intern in any company, you would not require any additional work permit as your study permit is enough to help you find a part time job.
Secondly, many Canadian Institutions ( Colleges and Universities ) offer programs with Co-Op. Co Op is an internship terms which is included as a part of the program. Through these co-op programs students get to earn money, business contacts and Work experience. All these will help student to excel in their professional Career. Hourly wages are on average 15 CAD , also varies among the provinces. Students usually get full tax return on annual income of below CAD 32,000.
Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP) allows students to stay and work in Canada for up to three years after completion of their graduation. The length of your permit will depend on the length of the study program you completed in Canada. The permit won't be longer than the length of your study program. You can gain some international work experience and apply for permanent residency later on.
International students who worked and studied in Canada can also apply for Permanent Residence and the new Express Entry policy has expedited the process as well.
Some more Reasons for Studying in Canada
Warm and Welcoming
In Canada, you’ll find extremely warm and welcoming people who come from varied ethnic groups with different cultures and lifestyle. The multicultural environment in Canada promotes friendliness and peaceful living like no other country.
Canada has been consistently ranked as one of the safest nations in the world. In 2018, the Global Peace Index listed Canada as the sixth peaceful country across the globe.
English is a widely spoken language
High Standards of Living
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES and COLLEGES:
Students who have academic gaps must have gaps justified. Gaps can be justified with jobs or any other short course in any field of work.
English Language Requirement: