Study in Canada

The combination of Canada's natural environment and its reputation for high-quality education are just a few of the things that attract tens of thousands of foreign students to Canada every year. Foreign students choose to study in Canada because of the :

Quality

Canadian degrees and diplomas are recognized throughout the world. The 1998 Gourman Report, an independent USA report, scored 18 Canadian electrical engineering programs in the top 40 of such programs in North America. Canadian work experience is highly desirable by multi-national companies who actively recruit on Canadian campuses. Canada is among the select few countries whose students scored near the top in reading, mathematics and science in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment(PISA)study.

Variety

Students coming to Canada have over 90 degree granting universities, 175 community colleges, several private language schools and many corporate training facilities to choose from. The Canadian education system includes strong student support services, small classes and active campus communities.

Cost

Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the world. As a result, Canadian universities and colleges offer lower tuition rates for international students than their counterparts in other countries. The cost of study in carnadine considerably less than the USA, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Multi-Cultural & Welcoming Society

Canada's international reputation as a peace-keeping nation extends to it's citizens. Canadians comprise of many different cultures, religions and races from around the world. Students coming to Canada will experience a secure, peaceful, multi-cultural environment in cities and towns with people who are friendly and interested in learning about other cultures.

Standard of Living

In the last decade, Canada has repeatedly been chosen by UN as one of the best places to live in the world. The reasons listed included: high education enrollment levels; high-quality, low cost education; universal healthcare system; an uncompromising respect for fundamental rights and human dignity; clean and safe cities; and cosmopolitan, multi-cultural ethnic cities with many recreational amenities.

Canada Education System

Education in Canada is under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories and as such, there is no federal education system in Canada. In keeping with the national commitment to education, public education in Canada is free up to and including secondary school in all the provinces.

However, each provincial system, while similar to the others, reflects its specific regional concerns, and historical and cultural heritage. At the post-secondary level, institutions are divided into community colleges and universities.

There are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces of Canada. Secondary schooling in Canada could go up to Grade 11, 12 or 13, depending on the province unlike in India , where Grade 12 is standard all over the country.

Post secondary education is offered by four types of educational institutions:

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

Facts

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world, Canada is a land of great beauty. With its Atlantic and Pacific costs, vast forests, mountain ranges, lakes and vast prairie, Canada is rich in its natural resources.
  • Canada is one of the world's wealthiest nations, with a high per-capita income
  • Canada is a land of opportunities - young and dynamic where immigration is the foundation for economic growth and which brings people all over from world and they also bring their customs, traditions, ritual and culture which makes Canada world’s best multicultural country to live in
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world with a population of 32 million
  • Canada ranks 7th among the most popular travel destinations in the world
  • There are 3.8 million Canadians who regularly speak at least two languages at home with Chinese, Italian, and Punjabi as the most frequently spoken other than English and French
  • All Canadians have free access to health care. Most people over 65 and social aid recipients receive the majority of their prescription drugs free. Canada also has a wide-ranging social security network including old age pension, family allowance, unemployment insurance and welfare. Canadians are recognized internationally for their efforts to promote health and generally consider themselves healthy people
  • Compared to other countries, Canadians live longer and suffer less chronic illnesses and disabilities For six years in a row - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 - Canada has ranked first in the world on the United Nations Human Development Index

Tuition Fee

Course Fee $ (Canadian Dollars)
English Study $ 180 - $ 290 per week
Secondary School $ 8,500 - $ 12,000 per year
Undergraduate/Diploma $ 6,000 - $ 13,000 per year
Postgraduate $ 7,000 - $ 15,000 per year

Note : Tuition fees for universities differ depending on the province, institution and program of study.

Living cost & expenses $ (Canadian Dollars)
Home stay $ 400 - $ 800 per month
Dormitory $ 250 - $ 515 per month
Apartment $ 250 - $ 700 per month(Shared Apartment)

Note :Prices can vary greatly according to location and time of year.

Work while you study

Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows International Students to work in Canada in limited situations. Students are required to arrive in Canada with sufficient money to live and pay their bills while studying. However, in some cases, a student may be able to work in Canada during the course of study :

  • On Campus with out a work permit
  • Off-Campus with a valid work permit
  • In Co-op and Internship Prohrams, where work experience is a part of the course, with work permit

In addition, spouses/common-law partners of international students are eligible to work in Canada while their partners study.

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