Canada: An immigrant friendly destination
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CANADA offers a wealth of higher education options and life-enriching opportunities at its universities and university colleges, and has over 90 universities and university colleges that are diverse and range in size from less than 1,000 students to over 40,000 students. They are located across the country.
There is no federal or national department of education in Canada. Each province and territory has exclusive responsibility for elementary, secondary and post-secondary education within its borders.
Range of programmes
Universities in Canada offer undergraduate (Bachelor’s and Honours) and graduate degrees (Master’s and doctoral). The length of most undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degrees is four years when undertaken on a full-time basis. Bachelor of Law (LLB) programmes are usually three years in duration, but require at least three years of prior undergraduate study for admission.
Similarly, degrees in medicine are usually of 4-year duration, however, admission to medical schools in Canada requires three years of prior undergraduate study. Postgraduate degrees from Canadian universities, including Master’s and doctoral degrees, are highly regarded internationally and generally offer competitive tuition fees. University colleges also offer academically-oriented undergraduate degrees as well as more practically-oriented college degrees or diplomas.
Postgraduate programmes in Canada offer excellent value for money, and tuition fees are generally lower than most other international destinations.
Canadian universities consistently appear in rankings of world-class institutions. The Times 2010 World University Ranking placed nine Canadian universities in the top 200. Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s prestigious 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities placed four Canadian institutions in its top 100.
Colleges and technical Institutes
These institutes offer vocationally-oriented programmes of study leading to certificates and diplomas and some degree programmes (eg Applied Arts degrees). These institutions are very similar to TAFE (Technical And Further Education) colleges in Australia and generally tend to focus heavily on training and skills development through hands-on experience. Some colleges offer transfer programmes that enable participants to complete courses through the college and then later transfer into a university or university college, sometimes with credit towards their university degrees.
Canadian visa procedures
As a student, the documentation you require to study in Canada may depend upon the length of time you plan to stay in the country, the province in which you will be studying and the academic institution you will attend.
Applying for a study permit
A study permit is required for programmes of six months or more. Applications should be submitted to the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate. You will be asked to provide identification documents, your acceptance letter to a Canadian institution and proof of sufficient funds for your stay in Canada. A medical exam may also be required. Students are strongly urged to apply for their visa as soon as possible, and at least two to three months in advance of their planned departure to Canada. Regardless of whether or not you require a study permit, ensure that you obtain a visa and carry it with your Letter of Acceptance from the Canadian institution where you plan to study. You can get more info at https://www.educationau-incanada.ca/ or https://www.educationau-incanada.ca/
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Post-Graduation Work Programme
The post-graduation work programme is designed to provide graduating students with Canadian work experience in their fields of study for up to three years after their graduation. The work permit cannot be valid longer than the length of time the student studied. For example, students graduating from a four-year degree programme might be eligible for a three-year work permit. Students graduating from an eight-month certificate programme would only be eligible for a work permit of eight months.
Working in Canada
Under certain conditions, you may be able to work in Canada. Students who do not have a study permit are not eligible to work in Canada. Provided you hold a study permit, you can work on the campus of any publicly funded, degree granting institution that you are attending (no separate work permit is required).
The employer can be the institution, the faculty, a student organisation, a private business or a private contractor providing services to the campus. This provision also allows for working as a graduate, research or teaching assistant at an ‘off campus site’ that has a formal affiliation with the institution (Eg: Teaching hospitals, clinics or research institutes).
Some full-time students who have obtained a study permit may also be eligible to apply for an off-campus work permit that allows them to work for any employer. They can work for up to 20 hours per week during the term, and full-time during holidays. You can get more info at https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work.asp
There are a variety of programmes and funding available to non-Canadians looking to study in Canada. The first place to look for information is the International Scholarships website . Whether you are in Canada for six months on an exchange or are a full fee-paying student who is embarking on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, your time abroad is an excellent opportunity to advance your career and make valuable contacts which will help you in personal development and self-discovery. So go ahead, hunt for the right programme.
This article is sourced from Canadian High Commission, New Delhi
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Questions related to Canada
i have 49.4% in 12th and 62% in graduation. Can i apply for post graduate diploma program in canada?
Thank you for your query. You can surely get admission for PG Diploma in Canada. But the University you will be getting may not be the most prestigious one. You also will have to get a score between 6.5 to 8.0 in IELTS. The living costs in Canada are cheaper than in other foreign countries ranging from 3,000 to 4,000 CAD.
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The student got acceptance letter from the University of Canada now she has decided not to go there, She already paid the fees there, What is your resourse to her?
A lot of universities has the policies if you paid the fee for four years, In lot of cases they may not refund your fees, The students not to go to the university, They may not get the fee back. Having said that it depends on the reason why student is not going to attend the university if possible they may have the fee back. It’s worth having the conversation with the university because the universities in Canada, Australia, US are different in scenario, decision but in this time, no more situation & chances are unfortunately that fee will not be refundable so that is something keep in mind if fee is paid for three years or four years may not get refund. You may ask to have the conversation because it may be the options in policies.
(Assistant Director of International Student Recruitment, University of Arkansas)
lowest cost for MBA drgree in canada
MBA is a high profile degree and pursuing it is expensive. In countries like USA, the tution fees alone for MBA requires many students to take up education loans.
The situation in Canada is somewhat better when it comes to fee structures. However, the fee structure is still substantial.
Depending on the university you opt for, the fee structures may vary greatly from $30,000/- to $120,000/-
To learn more about the best MBA universities in Canada and their fee structures, click on the link below:-
Apart from the tutition fees, one also needs to consider the living cost. Depending on your place of accomodation, rent rates will differ greatly. If you live with roommates, you can split the rent, utilities and grocery bills.
Hope this information helped you
Best of luck!!
What is the qualification for a music teacher in Canada
To be recruited as a music teacher in Canada, the person should have taken a training or done the specialisation in this field from University, or College or a private instructor. A university degree Is required for a classical musician, singer or even an orchestra artist. The talent and ability shown during the audition also plays a major role.
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Im interested to do BBA in canada.Is it necessary to attempt GRE ?
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a 4-year full time undergraduate course. To study in Canada, you must have qualified their secondary level education or equivalent to pursue this course.Basic Requirement is :IELTS- 6.5, TOEFL- 88, CAEL- 70 and PTE- 65In Canada, GRE is required for master's level admission, and some universities and programs may need a good score in the test too.
As you intend to study business, you don't require appearing for GRE exam.
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