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Why Study in Canada ?

Education System:

The school systems in Canada are different from each other, depending on the province or territory. Education is available in both English and in French in most places, provided there are enough students in that area speaking the secondary language. High school is typically till grades nine to 12. In Québec, high school ends in grade eleven and is followed by a program that prepares the student for university or a technical _eld called CEGEP. Beyond this, students can attend either vocational schools or enter a university. At a university they will _rst earn a Bachelor's degree, and can continue studies to receive a Master's or a Doctorate degree. Vocational students will earn certificates and diplomas that will help improve their skills in the various trades.

 

Popular choices for pursuing a full time academic degree are.

• McGill University,

• The University of British Columbia,

• University of Alberta,

• Simon Fraser University,

are popular choices if you want to pursue a full time academic degree. Most of the best colleges in the country are situated in cities like Toronto, British Columbia and Montreal. The number of Canadian student visas issued to Indian students jumped to more than 12,000 in 2010 from 3,152 in 2008. Canada is the preferred destination for vocational studies rather than degree courses as these result in better employment opportunities. Canada is a good choice for immigration as the country offers immense scope for working owing to its low population density. The most popular degree courses in Canada would be postgraduate diploma in areas like Business Management, Media, Engineering, Computer Science and Hospitality.

 

Safety in Canada:

Canada is one of the safest countries, with one of the highest standards of living in the world. Canada is a free country where people are, by and large, judged on their actions and character, rather than their appearance or country of origin. Indians living in Canada: Most Indians choose to live at larger urban centres like Toronto, and Vancouver, where more than 70% of Indians live. Smaller communities are also growing in Calgary, Edmonton, and Montreal. Indians in Vancouver are from different parts of India. A place called Little India exists in Vancouver and a section of Gerrard Street in Toronto. Indians in Vancouver mainly live in the suburb of Surrey, or nearby Abbotsford and also in other parts of Vancouver.

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Admission process

Requirements: These vary between study programs and levels. For each course, Indian students will need to meet a minimum English language requirement. Along with that a minimum academic record of 65% and above for humanities stream in class XIIth, and 70 - 80% and above for Science/Commerce stream in class XII will also be required. Foundations and Diploma programs are available for students who have secured below 60%. The student should have completed 18 years of age before joining a degree program. It is important to note that these numbers are just for reference purpose, the actual numbers may di_er from university to university.

The following documents also need to be submitted -

• Attested copies of mark sheets of Standard X, XII, and the Bachelors degree (if applicable)

• At least, two academic reference letters from professors who have taught you most recently

• If you have work experience then two letters of recommendation from the employer/manager who knows you well and can comment on your professional abilities

• Statement of Purpose (SOP)

• Resume

• Photocopies of score reports of GMAT / IELTS / TOEFL

• Portfolio (in case of Students applying for art and design courses & architecture programs)

• Others (certificates / achievements at the state and national level and extracurricular activities)

• Proof of funds

• Medical Tests

 

Timeline:

Most Canadian colleges accept online applications. You will have to visit each college's website to apply. In most cases, you will have to make an account on the college website to provide your basic information, submit the scanned version of your documents and pay application fees. You will be informed about the application process and stages through this account. Please refer to the website of the colleges of your choice to know the process of applying as it may differ from institute to institute. Application fee: All colleges require that you pay an application fee while applying. The fee amount will differ depending upon the college and course being applied to, so check with individual colleges about their application fee.

 

Steps: The common steps to applying for admission are as follows:

• Search for colleges and courses

• Contact schools and visit websites for information

• Narrow down your list of schools

• Take the entrance exams like SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS

• Write SOPs and ask for LORs

• Apply to the colleges which fit your interests

• Appear for video interviews of the colleges that shortlisted you

• If accepted, apply for student visa

 

Cost of living

The cost of living depends heavily on what part of Canada will you be living in along with how much you will socialise. Some of the basic elements for living as an international student in Canada are:

• Accommodation rent ( on campus or o_ campus )

• Groceries and food

• Utilities like power, water, gas, internet

• Phone bills

• Text and reference books

• Airfare for traveling back to India

 

 Other elements which may differ from person to person would be:

• Dinning out

• Travel and Vacation

• Car rent and Car insurance

• Cable TV connection

 

School expenses:

The tuition fee varies according to di_erent universities, courses and the city. The tuition expenses in Canada might be up to CDN $10,000-$30,000 per year for an under graduate course. And if you are thinking of applying for a post graduate course, the cost would be $15,000-$55,000 per year.

Living expenses:

On an average, a student spends approximately CDN $10,000–$12,000 per year. But the expenses also depend on the place where a student stays. If a student stays in metropolitan city like Toronto or Vancouver the expenses could go up to CDN $15,000 in comparison to a student studying in the suburbs where the expenses would be around CDN $8,000-$10,000 each year.

Health insurance:

Insurance Policy for international students is mandatory, as students have to stay abroad for a long period of time. Before getting an insurance make sure that it covers medical expenses, personal accident, dental treatment, study interruption, passport loss etc. Insurance is basically cashless so a student does not need to pay money at the time of hospitalisation.

Scholarships:

Merit and need based fee waivers are awarded to international students. Candidate with strong academics, good performance in  standardised exams and extracurricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards and _nancial assistance. To benefit from these opportunities, one has to make sure to send all the required documents by particular deadlines. In addition to this, the presentation of the application is also important because one is judged by the image one projects.

Documents required:

The documents usually needed for a scholarship application are as follows, although the requirements may differ:

• Academic records and photocopies

• A recent CV

• A letter of intent, which acts as a cover page

• Certificate of language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores)

• Letters of reference

 

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