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STUDY IN CANADA : Students Most Preferable Destination of All Time

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Why Study in CANADA: The Only Education You Need

What would it mean to have an Canadian university listed on your resume? Why would potential employers pause and take notice of your education credentials from the Canada?

Every year thousands of student make Canada their destination for higher education. The universities in Canada are known for its quality and reputation, and at the same time competitive. The Canadian government spends a lot of money every year for their education systems when compared to other countries.

A diploma or masters in Canada is highly recognized all over the world, the main reason being the rigorous quality check done by the government to maintain its standards. The students who come to Canada has a wide variety of programs to choose, from the 90 universities and 175 colleges. Apart from this, the country is considered as world leaders in the field of computers and information technologies, and excels in the field of telecommunication, aerospace, urban transports, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers –electronics, food and beverages, biotechnology etc.

The UNO, has ranked Canada as one of the best countries to live in , mainly because of its stable and peaceful society. Apart from that ,  Canada is also known for its high life expectancy due to its universal health care systems, a country with lowest crime and violence rates. The 3 largest cities in Canada being Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are considered as the best cities to live in , for their cleanliness and life style.

Canada is a bilingual country, where English and French language is spoken all over the country and is also an integral part of the Canadian education system. Canada, due to its scenic beauty attracts large number of people as tourist and students every year, its beauty, peace and vibrant atmosphere makes it a perfect destination for any one.

Incredible Education System

  • There is no central federal education system in Canada, the norms and systems are controlled by the provinces and territories where the Canadian universities are situated. Public education is free in Canada up to secondary school, for Canadians in all provinces.
  • Each province reflects its explicit regional heritage as there is a significant difference between the education systems of the different provinces in Canada.
  • Unlike India, the secondary level education in Canada goes up to 13th grade, the maximum level does not go beyond 12th grade in other countries.

POST SECONDARY EDUCATION IS OFFERED BY FOUR TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS:

  • Universities
  • University Colleges
  • Community Colleges/Technical Institutes
  • Career Colleges

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MS IN CANADA

The number of universities in Canada which offers bachelors and masters is very low when compared to its neighboring country US. The total number of universities in Canada will not exceed more than 90. The higher education in Canada is the responsibility of the provinces and territories, and each of these provinces has their own policies and procedures. The basic academic structure is similar in all colleges and universities.

The Canadian colleges offer the post graduate diploma , or post graduate certificate courses , where as the universities offer the masters degree. The diploma programs can be completed in 1 yr , and the masters are generally completed within 2 yrs.  Programs like PG diploma in data base application developer, event and media production, computer networking and technical support ,3D animation and office administration to name a few.

Top Universities for MS

S NO UNIVERSITY COURSES COUNTRY
1 University of Toronto Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing CANADA
2 University of Waterloo Computer Science & Information Systems, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic CANADA
3 University of British Columbia Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing CANADA
4 McGill University Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing CANADA
5 Université de Montréal Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Electrical & Electronic CANADA
6 University of Alberta Chemical, Civil & Structural CANADA
7 University of Calgary Chemical CANADA
8 McMaster University Civil & Structural CANADA
9 University of Guelph Electrical & Electronic CANADA
10 Queen’s University Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing CANADA

The pg diploma programs are industrial designed or career focused programs , where as the masters study is the conventional method of post grad degree which paves its way to a doctorate. The diploma programs are mostly professional or vocational schools, focuses on the specific skills of the student. The programs are mainly subject concentric, where as the bachelors covers a broader area and the masters specializes in a particular area of study.

Masters in Canada, is generally termed as MA , as in masters in arts , MSc, masters in science . The MA is for programs in arts, humanities and social sciences, where as the Msc programs are for life sciences, biology and chemistry and sometimes management too. The Msc programs can either be M eng or MASc, where the Masters engineering programs generally lead to a project and internship, where the masters in applied sciences or the masters in science may lead to a research and doctorate.

The masters of science or engineering program in Canada is for a duration of 2 yrs and the doctorate may take 3 to 4 yrs to complete. Most of the top ranking universities in Canada are in 3 main provinces, namely , Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec .  The two top ranking universities in Canada are University of Toronto and McGill university, which  are located in the two largest cities of Canada , namely , Toronto and Montreal. The other universities in Canada which are worth mentioning are University of British Columbia, University of Alberta ,   McMasters university , University of Waterloo, University of Calgary etc

All universities offer programs in various areas of studies, for eg , Under arts and humanities, the areas of studies are English literature, fashion, History, Modern languages, Under Business and management studies, , masters in accounting and masters in finance are  generally considered, Under engineering and technology, the main areas of focus are masters in Mechanical Engineering, masters in computer science, masters in electrical engineering and Architecture. Under life sciences and medicine, the areas of study are masters in biological sciences and pharmacy, and natural sciences, the areas of study are chemistry, environmental sciences and astronomy. Programs like masters in International Business, Masters in global business etc are few of the management studies in Canada. Masters in information systems, master sin engineering management, master sin supply chain management are a few programs where the technology and management studies are combined

 

Some unique programs offered by Canada in their post grad and under grad level are  , bachelors in mobile computing in Carleton University, Bachelors in commerce concentrating in petroleum land management in University of Calgary

  • The total number of universities in Canada will not exceed more than 90.
  • The Canadian colleges offer the post graduate diploma , or post graduate certificate courses , where as the universities offer the masters degree.
  • The diploma programs can be completed in 1 yr , and the masters are generally completed within 2 yrs.
  • The pg diploma programs are industrial designed or career focused programs , where as the masters study is the conventional method of post grad degree which paves its way to a doctorate.
  • The Msc programs can either be M eng or MASc, where the Masters engineering programs generally lead to a project and internship, where the masters in applied sciences or the masters in science may lead to a research and doctorate.
  • The masters of science or engineering program in Canada is for a duration of 2 yrs and the doctorate may take 3 to 4 yrs to complete.
  • Most of the top ranking universities in Canada are in 3 main provinces, namely , Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec .
  • Programs like masters in International Business, Masters in global business etc are few of the management studies in Canada.

MBA IN CANADA

Canada is the most popular, global MBA study destination according to the OS top MBA.com.  Among the MBA schools in Canada, Richard IV school of Business in western Ontario is one of the best schools followed by Rotman school of management in the University of Toronto. Queens school of business, HEC Montreal also picture in the top B schools of Canada

The duration of the MBA in Canada varies from school to school, one year being the minimum time up to  24 months in some universities. The MBA in Canada is often followed by a rigorous internship in an industry to hone their skill set acquired during the course and develop their leadership abilities to succeed in their career.

In Canada, many business school offer niche programs , focusing on a specific industries. This opportunity will enhance the skills of the students in a specific area of study, for eg, the MBA offered by the Queens University is designed for individuals who are looking at managerial positions in science and technology. General MBA program focuses in all areas of business studies and the seek for job opportunities in all areas of business .Combined MBA programs take a longer time to complete , since they not only focus of the general management programs but also specialized studies like law , medicine, agriculture  etc

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COST OF STUDYING IN CANADA

Studying in Canada is comparatively cheaper to many other countries like the UK and the US and quiet affordable.Anually, a student would need somewhere between 15000$ to 30,000$, which will cover the tuition fees and the living expences.However, this cost will vary from university to university and course to course and also the life style of the student. In case of masters in Canada, per annum expenses can be between 25000$ to 35000$ per annum , slightly more in case of MBA in Canada. For  a PG diploma in Canada , the expenses per annum will not exceed beyond 15000$ per annum, inclusive of tuition and living expenses.

Most of the universities in Canada offer accommodation facilities for all international students, an admission to a Canadian school does not mean that the accommodation is guaranteed, students, generally apply for separate housing .The housing cost varies from university to university and also depends whether the student requires private rooms or shared accomadation.The cost of rooms vary from 500$ to 1500$ per month , and apart from that , the other expenses like electricity, cable for internet etc has to be considered.

Another major expense will be the transportation cost for the students, which depends on the distance from the university till the accomadation.Studnets generally choose public transportation, like buses, subways or trains. The public transportation will cost around 90$ per month as monthly pass.

International students in Canada also need to take up health insurance, the medical coverage available will vary from province to province. The coverage will also depend on the duration of stay in Canada.

Even though the cost of education is not that high in Canada, international students are allowed to work part up to 20 hrs per week, which could reduce their expenses further.

  • Studying in Canada is comparatively cheaper to many other countries like the UK and the US and quiet affordable.
  • Anually, a student would need somewhere between 15000$ to 30,000$, which will cover the tuition fees and the living expences.
  • PG diploma in Canada , the expenses per annum will not exceed beyond 15000$ per annum, inclusive of tuition and living expenses.
  • The cost of rooms vary from 500$ to 1500$ per month , and apart from that , the other expenses like electricity, cable for internet etc has to be considered.
  • International students in Canada also need to take up health insurance, the medical coverage available will vary from province to province.

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Job Opportunities

The booming Canadian economy has created a lot of job opportunities in many cities in Canada. Due to the shortage of labour in various sectors, the Canadian employers are willing to hire qualified international workers for the jobs. The health care industry, information technology and engineering are the most sought after where jobs are concerned. Other than that there is a demand for workers with expertise in carpentry, electrical and plumbing .  A Graduate student can stay back in Canada for a period of 3 yrs after the graduation; students who take a one year program can stay back for a period of 1 year. This gives them ample time to look for a job.

The Canadian economy is dominated by service industry, apart from that, logging and oil are the two main primary area of industries in Canada. Automobile and aircraft industries also play a prominent role for job opportunities. With a large area of coastal lines, the sea food industry also creates ample opportunities for jobs.

Applications & Visa Process

In Canada, there are totally two intakes, the one in Aug / Sep. which is called the fall intake, and the one in Jan , the spring intake. Some universities all offer a may intake. The dead lines of the universities for the fall intake would be between Jan and March of the same year and for the January intake, Oct to Dec of the previous year. Some universities also have a rolling intake, where, the applications are accepted the whole year.

Students applying to the Canadian institute need to show competencies in the English language skills. IELTS or TOEFL are mandatory requirements for the application process. A band width of less than 6 in IELTS will not be accepted, similarly, at least 80 is required for the TOEFL.

Eligibility criteria for the under graduate admission is  1st class in the 12th grade , with IELTS score, for masters in engineering, some universities expect GRE too, but mainly a good percentage in the Ug level. For MBA in Canada, all universities expect GMAT score and a few years of work experience.

  • Apart from taking the GRE and the TOEFL  or IELTS, the university application cannot be completed without the supporting documents for the application processThe universities prefer the online application system available in all their web sites. The students create an account with the university login in portal, with an ID and a pass word, log in to the university application and complete the application form. Apart from the application details, the student has to upload a statement of purpose, letter of recommendation, resume, passport copy, soft copy of the IELTS/TOEFL   and the GRE. Once the application is submitted, after paying the necessary application fee, the university will take at least 8 weeks to get back with the results.The transcripts are also sometimes uploaded in the online application. the consolidated mark sheets of all the semester will be accepted initially , but , most of the universities expect the students to mail the original transcripts from the college with the college attestation . Your application form is complete only if the hard copy is received by the university.The statement of purpose, sop, is one of the most important document for the application process, which gives an idea to the admission committee about you as a person, what has influenced you to take up the particular course for the masters , the extracurricular activities done by you to enhance your interest in your area of study and about your professional interest with your short term and long term goals. Even though the GPA and the GRE also contribute to the deciding factor, but the SOP is the only document which makes you stand apart from the other applicants.The letter of recommendation is another document which gives the university an insight about the student form the third person point of view. The LOR is given by the lectures in your college or by the project supervisor in your internships or a senor employer in your organization. The LOR gives the admission committee an independent assessment of the student’s skills and qualities which does not reflect in the SOP.Apart from this  , a one page resume and a passport copy of the applicant is also expected

An international student who wants to study in Canada requires a study permit for entry in to Canada.

The study permit will depend on whether you are applying for the SPP college (meaning PG diploma in colleges) or to the general category. The application for the Canadian study permit can be done online and also submit the hard copy in the VFS , if your city does not have the Canadian embassy.

Before we submit the necessary docs, the medical examination has to be done through registered medical practitioners. This is mainly to ensure that the student’s health is not in any danger to the public health or safety in Canada

The Canadian visa also requires the students to take up the biometrics. The finger prints and photo graphs are taken after you submit your documents in the VFS.

  • The following are the application documents for the visa
    • Application for study permit made outside Canada
    • Family information
    • Document checklist
    • Schedule I – application for temporary resident visa
    • Statutory declaration of common law union
    • Custodianship declaration
    • Use of representatives

     

    The visa fees is payable by draft to the Canadian high commission, which comes around 150$ for the study permit and 85% for the biometrics. There would be vfs charges too

     

    the specifications, you will have to provide new photos before your application can be processed.

    Apart from the above mentioned visa forms, the following forms are also to be submitted.

    Other Supporting documents

    A letter confirming your admission in the Canadian university or college

    Financial documents, proof that there is enough funding for the 2 yrs of study in Canada. This could be in the form of bank statements or loan sanction letter. Apart from this, an affidavit of support should also be submitted by the sponsorer

    CA statement detailing the assets and liabilities of the sponsorer

    Receipt of the semester fee payment made, if any

    Passport copy and the original passport

    All academic credentials, including the hard copy of the GRE and TOefL or IELTS

    Along with the documents , a letter stating the reasons for choosing the particular university and course and the future plans .

    Once the documents are submitted in the VFS, the Canadian high Commission will get back within 15 days reading the status of the visa

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