STUDY IN CANADA
We can Explain about immigration as people trying to visit or settle in other country. Immigration is done for different purposes, one of which is study. Through Education one can ACHIEVE education and which subsequently lead to ermanent immigration .
Canada Immigration is the best one can make, if the quality of life is something occupying your thoughts and After all, you have only one life! This beautiful country has the unique distinction of having five cities amongst the top 25 from the list of the most habitable cities across the globe.
If you are going for study you must obey Canadian rules and policies. If we want to immigrate to this country, first consult to immigration department of Canada, after having a valid visa and immigration you can easily visit the country and start your studies there.
Canada is a North American Country consisting of 10 provinces & 3 territories. It’s the World 2nd largest country by total area. Its capital is Ottawa. Other important cities in Canada are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Quebec.
Canada has the 11th largest economy in the world. It is the member of Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) & Group of Eight (G8). Logging and oil industries are its two primary wealth producing sectors. It is also one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and aircrafts.
In Canada, there are 90 Universities and 42 SPP Colleges. The difference between Universities and SPP Colleges is that the Universities offer the academic programs and SPP Colleges offer the specialized courses and they are comparatively less expensive than the Universities.
- Education in Canada is funded by government.
- The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) defines two distinct types of post-secondary institutions in Canada: universities and colleges.
- Universities offer : Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees.
- Community Colleges (SPP Programs) offer Diplomas.
- Major intake for taking admission in Canada is Jan/ Sep.
WHY STUDY IN CANADA
The Canadian education system boasts of superlative standards and rigorous quality controls, which ensures that students graduating from their universities are valued by employers across the world. Moreover, a degree, diploma or a certificate awarded by a Canadian institute is globally recognized as being at par with those awarded by Commonwealth nations or the United States. University of Toronto and British Colombia are two of the top rated universities in the world.
STATE OF ART FACILITIES
Students can choose from a large number of career focused certificate, diploma, postgraduate and degree programs. Students keen on doing original and intensive search during their Master’s and PhD levels would find the facilities offered by Canadian universities more than substantial.
While Canada’s education and standard of living are amongst the highest in the world, its tuition fees and cost of living are generally lower than US and UK. A number of comparison studies conducted by educational publications of repute prove that students can save considerably on their tuition fees while studying in Canada. Job Opportunities during and after education
You also have the option of working outside the campus limited to 20 hours a week during semester months and full time during scheduled breaks like summer and winter vacations.
Canada also offers post study work right for 1-2 years depending on the course taken.
POSSIBILITY OF IMMIGRATION
Students with Canadian credentials, qualifications and work experience can apply and easily secure permanent residency in Canada without having to leave after completing their education. However, this varies for each individual depending upon points obtained.
During the process which takes up to 15 to 18 months to complete, students from India find gainful full time employment which just adds to their credentials strengthening their application.
Almost all ethnic groups are represented in Canada and there are millions of Indians happily living there for generations. Canadians are very cosmopolitan and inclusive in their attitude and are generally regarded as being more polite, gracious and welcoming towards the Asian community. Students come to Canada from all over the world, so graduates build work contracts and friendships across the globe as well as with Canadians.
REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN CANADA
Diploma and Bachelor degrees: IELTS 6.0/ 6.5 band with no band less than 5.5/ 6.0 Graduate Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma: 6.0/ 6.5 band Masters degrees: 6.5 band with no band less than 6.0
It varies for each institution. A good grade is very important to go to Canada. You can apply if you have higher second division and first division. Some universities ask for much higher grades, check specific entry requirement details before applying.
- Bachelor : 60% & 6.5 Bands, no band less than 6.0
- MBA : 60% & 6 .5 Bands, no band less than 6.0
- GMAT is also required for MBA by most of the universities.
LIVING IN CANADA
ACCOMMODATION IN CANADA
It is always best to stay on campus. Not only are the basic amenities easily accessible but also on-campus life allows students to gradually integrate into the student community under the guidance of peers and staff. If on campus option is not available then one should look for the home-stays or rented accommodation. Home-stays provide family life and are usually cheaper than on campus accommodation. Depending on your location, home-stays usually cost 800-1000USD a month on single occupancy room basis, including meals. Students who decide to rent an apartment can also get valuable help from the university student association.
Some universities have their own credit union or other banking services. Before opening an account, find out which banks are near where you would live and study. It may be difficult to open an account from overseas, so take enough money with you to live on until you can open a US account and arrange for funds to be transferred from home.
Getting ready for different destination and living alone should be prepared with basic necessities. As a student you plan accordingly, prepare a list of things which you will need initially. Make sure your baggage should include seasonally and appropriate clothing, insurance documents, medical prescription back up supply and letter from doctor
It is a good idea to take a few small mementos of home with you – photos of friends and family will brighten your room and remind you of what you’re temporarily leaving behind. Ensure that you have the right clothes to battle the change of seasons.
When you first arrive, it is expected that you will be calling home frequently. It is essential to check your phone’s compatibility with US mobile operators, as some phones don’t work in the US. With diverse choices of handsets and monthly plans, you can enjoy variety in handsets, operators and competitive costs. Since most prepaid connections require a Social Security card, a prepaid connection is cost effective and a convenient alternative.
INTERNET & EMAIL ACCESS
Usually college campus is fully equipped with Wi-Fi. Students do get access in the college campus. But it’s better to have a personal laptop. You can check out the details at your university’s book store