Why Study In Canada...

Canada plays host to more than 180,000 International students in any given year. Canada is known for its quality education & competitive entry requirements. A Canadian Degree/Diploma is recognized across the globe. Canadian institutes charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries. For the past 9 consecutive years, UN survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live in. International students can apply for their PR which takes up to 15 to 18 months from within Canada. Students are eligible to work off campus without a work permit upto 20 hrs per week & full time during vacation. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where one gets hands on experience in working in the industry. Further students on the completion of their program can work upto 3 years depending on the length of their study program.

Top Courses

Humanities And Social Sciences:
Under Humanities and Social sciences, the study of psychology is a very popular major to study. It involves the study of humans and other life forms. The study of psychology has become an increasingly popular course to study in over the years. The course stands out from the usual clinched study of Business and Engineering.

Engineering And Technology:
Engineers with formal training and accreditation are called Professional Engineers. In Canada, the accreditation organization is the Canadian Council for Professional Engineers.
The engineering field stands high in the list of popular courses in Canada because of updated technology and ample resources that are most important in this sector. Engineering is one of the most sought after and highly paid jobs, although it is competitive in nature.

Biological And Life Sciences:
Canada is considered one of the largest Biotechnology hubs outside the U.S.A. With its prominent universities and research institutes. The booming economy and advanced technologies allow researchers to perform and progress in this field. Biologists can combine their biology degree with other fields to work in applied science such as biotechnology, forensic sciences, politics and policy, and science writing.

Business Studies:
Canada also offers bounteous of academic opportunities to its students for learning about business. Business schools in Canada develop future leaders by focusing on analytical, organizational, and management skills.
The above-presented courses are the most common courses opted by students due to their popularity and demand across the globe. These majors in Canada scale up to 51% of preference and offered by most colleges in Canada.
Despite that, Engineering is still one of the most staggering courses in Canada. Alongside Engineering, the study of Arts, Music, and Theater are a few to name as the special courses to study in Canadian universities. It also includes other courses:

Aviation:
Briefly, this course prepares you to operate safely in a complex aircraft, to understand the technologies and human factors that affect the successful operation of an aircraft and to assume the professional responsibility associated with being a commercial pilot.

Sports:
It studies the psychology of sport and exercise. This includes coaching, motivation and emotion, psychopharmacology, and stress.

Tourism And Hospitality:
Tourism and leisure refer to the management of products and services related to such activities as traveling for pleasure, personal recreation, and various social events.

Law And Regulations:
Students learn a general overview of the Canadian legal system and choose to specialize in civil or property law, environmental law, and many more.

Language:
Canada has two official languages English as a Second Language (ESL) or French as a Second Language (FSL).

Education Cost

Canada is the world’s most educated country with over half of its residents being college graduates. As per Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada is amongst the top 3 countries in the world in terms of spending per capita for public post-secondary education.

Canadian institutes charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada’s inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.

Tuition Fees 

Program

Tuition Fees(Approx.)/Year in CAD

In Indian Rs./Year

Diploma & Certificate Program

13,000 – 16,000

7,41,000 – 9,21,000

Bachelors Program

13,000 – 18,000

7,41,000 – 10,26,000

Masters Program

17,000 – 25,000

9,69,000 – 14,25,000

 

Conversion Rate C$1 = Rs 57/-
 
 

Living Expenses 

Types of Accommodation

Living costs & expenses(Approx.)/month in CAD

In Indian Rs/Month

Residency/Dormitory

350 – 515 per month

19,950 – 29,355

Off campus Rental housing

350 – 700per month (shared apartment)

19,950 – 39,900

 

500 – 1200 per month(single apartment)

25,500. – 68,400

Homestay

550 – 800 per month

31,350 – 45,600

 

Conversion Rate C$1 = Rs 57/-

Types of Accommodation
Residence / Dormitory

Many institutions have accommodation conveniently located on or near their campuses. Many residences have a shared kitchen, toilets and other facilities. There is usually an option of having either a shared or private room. Dormitories are usually separated by gender. In some cases, the meal plan can be included in the cost of the room. 


Off campus Rental Housing

Renting is another option open to students. Many students share accommodation to keep costs down and usually find places that meet their needs & preferences. Many institutes offer an off campus housing service which can provide a list of affordable accommodation near the campus.


Homestay

Many Canadian families welcome international students. Homestays also offer a more stable & secure environment for younger people coming to study in Canada. Typically, a homestay consists of a Canadian family hosting a student in their home while the student attends classes in Canada. Meals are provided in homestay but are not compulsory. Homestays are arranged by schools & students are matched with families who share similar interests.


Health Insurance

In Canada it is compulsory for an international student to have a medical insurance. The medical coverage provided to international students varies throughout Canada with respect to the province. The provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan cover international students under their provincial health care plans, but coverage generally depends on the length of your stay.

Education System

Types of Certification :-

Certificate
:

Is a qualification awarded upon successful completion of a program that is usually a course that demands one years time. 

Diploma:

Is a qualification awarded on the basis of one or two years of successful study. 

Advanced Diploma:

Is a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelors Degree. 

Bachelors Degree:

Are awarded by Universities/ University Colleges/ Community Colleges after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies. 

Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificates:

It leads to a Masters Degree. These programs have work terms that provide full-time opportunities to gain practical experience along with theoretical studies. The prerequisites to participate in these programs are Bachelors Degrees of 3 or 4 years duration. 

Masters Degree:

Is an option for Bachelors Degree Graduates who have an interest in further learning and research, and for those who want to broaden their career possibilities. It is for 2 years duration and can be pursued after a 4 years Bachelors or a 3 years Bachelors & a 1year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada.

Doctorate or PhD:

Is a degree ranking above the Masters Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete.

Institutions:

 The degrees & diplomas from Canadian Institutions are among the most widely recognized in the world. The education system in Canada encompasses of both public funded & private institutions. Students have a diverse choice of 90 Universities & 175 Community Colleges offering a wide array of programs. While pursuing their studies, the students are allowed to work for the first 6 months on-campus and thereafter off-campus. Student can earn more from vocational & Technology courses than normal degrees.

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

Technical/ Career Colleges:

These are privately owned and operated with the main objective of preparing students for the job market after a short period of instruction. The emphasis at career colleges is on practical skills over a broad range of programs.

Community Colleges & Technical Institutes:

They typically have more career oriented, practical/technical related curricula, with small classes, off-campus course offerings, a greater ratio of laboratory space to classroom space, and an interactive teaching style. 

University Colleges:

As a component of the Canadian University system university colleges offer students a choice of either academic oriented university degree programs or the more practical-oriented college diplomas and certificates. 

Universities:

Canadian Universities are largely public funded and as a result, offer consistently high quality education at lower tuition rates for international students than their counterparts in competing countries. They offer a broad range of courses and degrees from Undergraduate to Doctorate and also certificate and professional degrees.

Grade Point Average (GPA):

The average grade achieved by a student during the course of an educational program, is calculated on various scales depending on the Institution. (eg: Generally the student may be evaluated an a 4-point scale or a 9 point scale).

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