With its high academic standards, world class institutions, relatively affordable costs and multicultural lifestyle, Canada is growing in popularity as a higher education destination.
WHY CHOOSE CANADA?
QUALIFICATIONS VALUED AROUND THE WORLD:
Canada’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls mean that you’ll be receiving a high-quality education. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or other Commonwealth countries.
The quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, but the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
Almost all of the world’s ethnic groups are represented in Canada. Your international student advisor can help you get in touch with ethnic clubs and associations connected to your home country.
HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITIES:
The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all of the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society..
WORLD-CLASS LANGUAGE EDUCATION:
Canada is a bilingual country and is considered a world leader in language training. Since teaching French and English as a first and second language is an integral part of a Canadian education, you will be able to improve your fluency and capacity for either language as you further your studies.
EXCITING CAMPUS LIFESTYLE:
Canada’s post-secondary campuses are wired with the latest in sophisticated technology. But many also offer Olympic-quality sports facilities, public concert halls and art galleries. Plus, you’ll have opportunities to meet like-minded individuals and gain valuable experience through student-run governments, radio, newspapers and businesses.
INNOVATIVE AND ABUNDANT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES:
Since research is one of the key components of a Canadian post-secondary education, you’ll have ample opportunity to become a part of this vibrant aspect of education. In Canada, government and industry together support research including: telecommunications, medicine, agriculture, computer technology, and environmental science.
LAND OF POSSIBILITIES:
Under Canada’s dynamic, hands-on academic environment, you will not only acquire knowledge and skills in analysis and communication, but you will also learn how to express yourself, demonstrate your creativity, and develop your self-confidence. Teachers and professors are always available and eager to help with lessons.
POSSIBILITY OF IMMIGRATION:
Some international students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada. For more information about the possibility of immigration to Canada once your education program is complete, please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
EDUCATION IN THE CANADA
The Canadian education system is under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories (States). Public education in Canada is free up to secondary school. Undergraduate and post graduate universities are divided into community colleges and universities.
Canadian universities offer different kinds of courses:
CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA COURSES:
These are shorter duration courses, usually one or two years long. A wide variety of certificate and diploma courses in all disciplines are available in Canadian universities.
3 year programs which can sometimes be extended to a Bachelors Degree.
Bachelor degrees are four years in duration.Canadian institutions offer awide range of disciplines to choose from.
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMAS / CERTIFICATES:
These courses can be taken following the completion of a 3 or 4 year bachelor degree. They may either stand alone or be credited towards a Master degree. They usually include full-time work opportunities to gain practical experience. These‘co-op’ terms are usually of 12 to 17 weeks duration.
Usually of 2 years duration following a 4 year bachelors degree (or a 3 year bachelors degree & a 1 year Canadian post graduate diploma). Master degrees provide opportunities for further learning and research and broaden career possibilities.
DOCTORATE OR PHD:
Intensive research degrees that emphasize independent research. The duration of the courses range from 4 to 7 years.
CO-OPERATIVE WORK TERM:
Co-op is a work termincluded in the course curriculum. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain first hand practical experience related to the field of their specialization. Co-op provides full time opportunities that last for 12 to 17 weeks. Co-Operative work programs combine courses in many subjects with relevant work, giving students an invaluable head start with their careers. This helps International students to connect with the Canadian job market and to build networks with Canadian companies.
Finding part time work in Canada is not difficult. Students are permitted to work part time on campus during the first 6 months of their program and off campus part time thereafter for a maximum duration of 20 hours per week.
EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA
Canada offers many options for international students to work in the country after they complete their course.
POST-GRADUATE WORK PROGRAM:
Under this program international students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution can gain valuable Canadian work experience through a special work permit issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of 3 years.
CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS:
This is a program that allows international students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to apply to permanently stay in Canada. For eligibility, the student must be able to communicate in English or French, be familiar with Canadian culture, and be able to prove that they can contribute to the Canadian society.
PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM:
This program is for international students who have the skills, education and work experience required to make an immediate contribution to a Canadian state. In this program, a Canadian province or territory will nominate a student to become a permanent resident of Canada. For this you must plan to live in the province that nominated you and must apply directly to that province. You must also submit a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for permanent residence.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SPP PROGRAM CANADA
Age : Up to 25 Years (With genuine work exp.)
Qualification : 12th / All Diploma holders (10+3, 10+2+3) / All Bachelor degree / All Master Degree.
Academic : Above 55 % or minimum 2nd class & max. 4 – 6 backlogs.
Experience : Maximum up to 5 years with genuine work experience certificates.
IELTS : Minimum overall 6.0 band require (no band less than 5.5) for Diplomas
Overall 6.5 bands required for PG programs & Programs related to Dental, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing – some colleges require overall 7.0 Band.
College Fees : CAD $13,000 to $15,000 for 1 year (2 Semester) Tuition fees.
IF APPLYING UNDER SPP CATEGORY:
Proof of funds : Evidence of purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution (Scotia Bank), in the amount of $10,280 CAD to cover living expenses for first year in Canada and evidence of payment for first year / semester tuition fees.
IF APPLYING UNDER GENERAL CATEGORY: (NON SPP)
You can fulfil the financial requirement by submitting a copy of the receipt for 1st semester / 1st year tuition fee & a copy of an Educational Loan from an Indian Chartered Bank equivalent to $ 10000 to $ 25000 depends upon program selected.