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As one of the countries to launch a multiculturalism policy, Canada was always going to be a great place for foreigners. Having been voted for consecutive years as the best country to live and study in, Canada has been welcoming more than 200,000 researchers and students each year. For most of these students, making the decision was not entirely hard at all. Other than the possibility of landing a scholarship from the government or other initiatives, there are other attractive reasons students want to further their education in Canada.
The emphasis on research in post-secondary education has greatly improved the statuses of Canadian universities. 10 or more Canadian universities have been selected for different rankings of top class universities in the world. Other than the high academic standards upheld by Canadian universities, there are diverse schools of studies students can choose from. These include but are not limited to computer science and technology, agriculture, environmental studies, medicine, telecommunications among others. The government and equally the private sector have remained supportive in research projects to make Canadian universities offer nothing less than cutting edge education.
With Canada, you will enjoy the benefits of living in a first-world economy, at a relatively low cost. The country has three territories which have been subdivided into ten provinces hosting an average population of 35 million. Bordering Canada to the south is the USA. The two countries have strong immigration arrangements that allow Canadians to move to the USA, and hence you will find a majority of the 35million settling around the border area. The government and Canadian natives are all committed to ensuring for a diverse culture. Everyone is friendly to each other, and this diversity of freedom serves as a protection to all. The country is peaceful, stable and quite safe with a very low crime rate, making it easy for international students to settle in.
Other than getting a strong, globally certificate from Canadian universities, you will get a job too. With over 5,000 global agreements with both local and international companies, Canadian graduates are most likely to secure a job sooner than in any other location. The education system focuses on an industry-specified research. This prepares the graduates for the work environment, long before they leave the university halls. It is no surprise that 90% graduates from Canada can secure permanent employment in less than six months after they graduated.
Studying in Canada would be a dream come true experience for anyone, literally, since Canada is ranked as the BEST PLACE in the world to LIVE. Because of its access to education, high life expectancy and low crime rates, Canada is a very attractive destination for students throughout the world.
Canada welcomes immigrants with open arms. Thus, those who complete their education can decide upon staying back and complete the immigration process to enjoy the best life in the world! As a country of immigrants, Canada places a high-demand on multicultural diversity.
Moreover, Canadian education costs are relatively cheaper than US and other countries - by at least 30%. Coupled with its low cost of living, Canada is one of the best destinations for international students.
Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages - English and French. Most of the French-speaking inhabitants live in Quebec. However, almost all non-Quebec based universities offer education instruction in English only.
The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges / technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university colleges. Canadian universities are largely public funded and as a result, are of a consistently high quality, regardless of location or area of study. At the same time, they (the universities) retain a high degree of academic autonomy.
Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to Canadians, and standards across the country are uniformly high.
Once students complete elementary school which is up to 8thstandard, they would take up High school education comprising of classes 9thto 12th.
There are more than 175 post-secondary institutions that offer various programs such as Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor's, including vocational and adult-education. These institutions are known as Community colleges, Technical Institute, University College and ce`gep. All these colleges are members of the Association of Canadian Community colleges.
Undergraduate programs are of 4 years duration, except in Ontario, where there is three-year Bachelor degrees and three-year Master's degrees. In the other parts of Canada, post-graduate programs (Master's) are of two years duration.
A degree from a Canadian university is recognized world-wide and as a result, international students who graduate from Canadian universities enjoy successful and prosperous careers.
You may obtain study permit forms in your country of origin at the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Canadian Education Centre. Applications and documentation must then be submitted to the nearest visa office.
The New Canadian Study Permit pilot project for Selected Community Colleges / Universities is called the Student Partnership Program (SPP) and its objective is to streamline the application process and give priority to SPP applications, to improve the time it takes to properly process and assess applications (14 days) and to dramatically improve the overall approval rates of Canadian Study Permit. This scheme only applies to those who are submitting applications to either the Delhi or Chandigarh Canadian High Commission for Study Permits.
Studying in Canada is not free, but it is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year (8 months) in an Arts & Science program is C$ 11,903.
For accommodation, students have a number of options available that can be on-campus or off-campus such as hostels, rented housing, homestay etc.
Cost of living for students in Canada would be between Can.$ 8,000-12,000, depending upon the location of their residence.
There are limited scholarships available in Canada. They rarely cover the full cost of a study program and they are not always easy to find. Scholarships to international students are available at some Canadian institutions for students with exceptional results. The amount awarded varies from one institution to another and usually covers only part of a student's education and living expenses. The calendar of each university in Canada includes a complete and detailed list of the scholarships it administers. This information is usually available on school web sites as well. Obtaining a scholarship is very competitive and applications must be made directly to each university along with the application for admission. Community and Career Colleges do not usually award scholarships nor do school boards or most private schools.
There are various organisations within Canada that administer scholarship programs in various countries but they are usually for graduate students and professors who are studying or researching a specific subject; Study in Canada is a typical area for which scholarships are awarded. Students should also check within their home country through public and private organisations for any financial assistance they may provide to
Full-time students registered in a degree or diploma-granting course are allowed to work on the campus of the institution at which they are registered without the need for an employment authorisation. This includes on-campus employment for graduate, teaching or research assistants.
Spouses of full-time students are eligible for open or open/restricted employment authorisation, depending on medical requirements having been met.
Students whose intended employment forms an integral part of their course of study such as undergraduate co-op programs, some programs offered by career colleges or language schools and some high school programs.
Canada is best known for quality of education and it has consistenly ranked by the UN as the best country to live in. Having a large Asian students, canada offers international educational experience. The highest occupational groups are Business, Computer professionals,physicians, mathematicians, financial managers,software publishers,mechanical engineers, hospitality, telecoms, health care and Fine arts.
Employment opportunities for international students are allowed to work on the campus on publicly-funded, and istitutions, these jobs are often difficult to obtain and do not provide sufficient fund to sustain education costs. International students can take up on campus jobs, they are allowed to work 20 hrs per week during semester. On campus jobs may include teaching assistantships, research assistantship where a student is paid an average of 8-12 CAD per hour thus student earns approximately 800-1200 CAD per month or get waiver in their tuition fee. With this, student can do internship in the related field which may be paid.
During vacation the student is allowed to work for 40 hrs per week. On completion of the course, student is allowed to work for 3 years popularly known as PSW(Post Study Work) for two years course and 1 year Post Study Work for one year study. On completion of thier PSW; the student can later apply for work permit visa or Permanent Residency.
What is a Student Partners Program?
Student Partners Program was created by Canadian High Commission offices in Delhi and Chandigarh in order to speed up visa processing and reduce the number of documents needed to asses visa/Study Permit applications for a certain category of students admitted to select Colleges / Universities.
Which Colleges are selected for this program?
Seneca College, Centennial College, Georgian College, Douglas College, Sheridan College, Okanagan College, Lambton College, etc.
How quickly can a visa/Study Permit be processed through this program?
The applicant will normally receive an approval-in-principle and medical instructions, a refusal letter or call for interview, within 2 weeks of application. Once the applicant undergoes their medical examination and provides their passport, the Study Permit will normally be issued within one week.
What students will be considered for this expedited visa processing?
Only students who are admitted unconditionally (submitted valid IELTS results with a minimum of 5.5 score) into a post-secondary program and those willing to apply for an Education Loan from one of the approved Banks (see list below), can be processed for their visa/Study Permit through this program.
Are there any additional fees?
No, there are no additional fees for this Program. You will need to pay regular visa processing fees in a manner specified by the CHC office where you are applying (Delhi or Chandigarh)
If the student doesn’t have a valid IELTS score, but has the required TOEFL score, Can the student be considered for admission to the selected College through this program?
The student can still be considered for admission to the selected College / University and can apply for visa/Study Permit through the regular visa stream. However, the student cannot be considered for the expedited processing through the Student Partners Program. CHC will only accept valid IELTS score with the minimum of 5.5 score.
The student’s parents have bank statements with sufficient amount of money to cover the tuition and living expenses for one year. Will the student be considered as eligible applicant for the Student Partners Program?
No. However, if the student is accepted by the college, the student can still apply for Visa/Study Permit through the regular processing stream. The student cannot apply under SPP.
If the student has applied through a consultant, does he need to report this information to the CHC office?
Yes. CHC will ask the student to state whether he has received assistance from a consultant. Failure to report this information may result in the rejection of visa.
How will the student know if he would be considered eligible for the Student Partners Program?
The College / University will send information along with the offer pack.
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