Study Abroad - Canada
Canada is one of the world wealthiest nations and has the tenth largest economy. The high quality of life and abundant resources and dearth of skilled labor force makes it an ideal destination for the job seekers and students. Canada has been consistently ranked by the UN as the number one country to live in. With over 90 universities and 150 colleges and technical institutes offering a huge array of program in almost every field, Canada makes it one of the best sought-after destinations for students who want to pursue a truly enriching study and career abroad.
Canada offers a truly international educational experience. A Canadian degree/ diploma is recognized around the world as one of high academic standards. Education in Canada is truly affordable in terms of cost of education and cost of living.
The well known and most sought after universities such as University of Toronto, Waterloo, Alberta and British Columbia and the colleges such as the Humber, Centennial, Seneca, Fanshawe and Lambtonhave a well-structured curriculum and stresses importance on practicum as a practical experience truly enhances the required skills which is the most valuable asset sought after by the employers. Some of their programs are tailor-made keeping in mind the Indian education system background and include in-depth and interactive instruction as well as work placements which provide valuable insight to the students in their chosen field for a broader perspective beyond the classrooms.
Canada has recently started encouraging doctoral studies as well. The Canadian Government has recently introduced The Vanier Canada Graduate scholarships (Vanier CGS) program to attract and retain world class doctoral student. The universities also offer them a significant financial assistance during their studies.As an international student you can always apply for an on-campus and off-campus job such as in libraries, shops and restaurants. Students are allowed to work 20 hours per week and full time during vacation. Hence, you can easily take care of some of your food, travel and the rental expenses and even visit to the local restaurant once a week! And this income is not taxable !!!
With the 3 year stay back options now available to 2-year degree students, the students benefit the most wherein they are able to work and be absorbed in the industries. The institutions provide extensive assistance to the students right from drafting their resumes to helping them with references towards prospective employment opportunities.
Canadian universities provide a full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with faculty undertaking research of national and international importance. Universities in Canada range from large urban, multi-campus and research-intensive universities, offering a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, to small liberal arts colleges with a focus on undergraduate education. Others provide specialized professional programs in fields such as business, engineering, art and design or agriculture.
If you are a foreign student who graduated in Canada, you often have the qualities to make a successful transition from temporary to permanent residence. Applying to stay in Canada permanently in your case is simple. You can do this under the Canadian Experience Class.
Our other services include institution screening, assistance in application procedures, follow-ups, visa documentation guidance and support, pre-departure briefing, etc. We can also help you for your accommodation arrangements and post landing requirements in coordination with our Associates, the Program Providers, and legal consultants in Canada. We do have a dedicated visa documentation department to assist our students to secure visa and can also assist for migration in co ordination with Migration Attorney in Canada
We can also help you in IELTS, TOEFL, OET and PTE (Pearson Test on English) courses, as proficiency in English language is a must for admissions in Canadian Universities.
Canada is an economically developed country, and less vulnerable to global economic down turns. It has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected and learning together is encouraged. Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal -- have been recognized as excellent cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
Average winter and summer high temperatures across Canada vary according to the location. Winters can be harsh in many regions of the country, particularly in the interior and Prairie provinces, which experience a continental climate, where daily average temperatures are near −15 °C (5 °F) but can drop below −40 °C (−40 °F) with severe wind chills.
Canada's two official languages are English and French. The Canadian currency system uses dollars ($) and cents (¢) similar to the US, Australia and New Zealand. Most hotels, stores and restaurants will accept US dollars, though sometimes at a lower exchange rate than at banks or airports. It is always a good idea to convert some of your money to Canadian currency prior to leaving home.
Cost Of Study & Living
Canada offers student a variety of courses to choose from. They range from certificate programs to Under graduate & Post graduate programs. Their duration varies from 1 to 3 years according to different programs respectively. The tuition fees range from 10000CAD to 24000 CAD per year or Rs.500000 to Rs.1200000. Scholarships can be availed by eligible candidates according to their merits. On an average excluding scholarships (approx)
I year program - Tuition Fee will be 10000CAD to 24000CAD or Rs.5,00,000 to Rs.12,00,000
II year Program - Tuition Fee will be 20000CAD to 48000CAD or Rs.10,00,000 to Rs.24,00,000
III year program - Tuition Fee will be 30000CAD to 72000CAD or Rs.15,00,000 to Rs.36,00,000
Total Living Expense:
The total living expense for an International student in Canada will be approximately around 10000CAD to CAD12000 per year which includes rent, food, transportation, personal expenses and other miscellaneous expenses. This figure is subject to change depending upon the lifestyle of the student, location and the type of accommodation He / She chooses which may vary from the College or University accommodation to renting a flat on one's own.
The above conversion has been done @ 1CAD = Rs.50 (approx) as on 01-07-2012. Subject to change
REPUTED AND LEADING UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES IN CANADA
Mount Allison University
University Canada West
University of Manitoba
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
Vancouver Island University
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Vancouver Community College
George Brown College
Grant MacEwan University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Montreal
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
College of New Caledonia
Memorial University of Newfoundland
British Columbia Institute of Technology
University Canada West
Vancouver Island University
Bow Valley College
Medicine Hat College
College of the Rockies
Red River College