Canada offers quality education
Education in Canada is different in a way as most of the students opt for postgraduate diploma courses, in other words, vocational courses. These courses are popular as most students have employment in mind.
Maria Mathias, director, Canadian Education Centre, says that these vocational courses are highly specialised in nature. Pointing to the prospectus of a top college in Canada, she says that there are specialisations such as Networking and Business. “In India while there are many vocational colleges and institutes offering good courses, few Indian students apply to these courses. This is because in India vocational study is looked down upon, when in fact, it is one of the most job-oriented and useful education that parents can encourage their children to opt for.”
Doctoral studies on a rise
“At the same time, there’s a slight rise in the number of students applying for postgraduate degrees,” says Mathai. Most of the applications are for engineering or MBA, hospitality and animation. And now the Canadian government wants to make research attractive. “You see not many are aware that Blackberry and Maple are inventions from Canada!”
The Canadian Government has recently introduced The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) programme to attract and retain world class doctoral students, offering them a significant financial award during their studies at Canadian universities.
"The United Nations has rated Canada as one of the best places on the globe to live,” says Mathai. “And a degree or a diploma from a Canadian Education Institution is universally recognized for its high academic standard.”
Cost of living and part-time jobs
The expenses depend on the region; however, in big cities such as Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver it could go up to 9,000 to 10,000 Canadian dollars. Therefore, keep a budget of 500-900 dollars a month if you are planning to take private accommodation like many students do by renting a house close to the campus.
There are plenty of on-campus and off-campus jobs available in restaurants, shops and libraries. Students are allowed to work 20 hours per week and full-time during vacation. Minimum wage is 8 dollars/hour. Therefore, if you work 20 hours you could earn 160 dollars a week. This can easily take care of food, travel and the rent. And even a visit to the local restaurant once a week! And this is non-taxable income.
New work visa policies
Students in their final semesters should start looking out for a job as the postgraduate work visa takes 90 days to process. However, now with two years of degree programme, the student can obtain three years of work permit to work anywhere in Canada, irrespective of the province.
Most Canadian institutions offer mandatory health insurance which is inclusive in the fee structure outlined at the time of admission. However, if a student has not taken a medical insurance from his/her institution, it is advisable to get one before boarding the flight to Canada. Some insurance providers cover both travel insurance and medical insurance as part of their policies and are very advantageous for students travelling abroad. Students may also opt to get a Canadian Health Insurance upon arrival in Canada if he/she so desires.
Advice to Indian students
Don’t carry books. There are six-floor libraries there. Carry daily wear such as jeans and T-shirts and light woollens but do not buy heavy woollens from India. The Canadian winter is different from India’s. So save money to buy winter wear from Canada. However, socks, caps, gloves can be bought from India as they are much cheaper.
Dry food items are allowed but do not carry them in your hand-baggage, put them into your check-in baggage. You wouldn’t want sniffer dogs chasing you and the whole airport looking at you only to discover that there’s cracker peanuts in your hand baggage.
Write down the important dates on a calendar. This will take care of any unnecessary stress down the line. Use study and research skills workshops, advisors, tutors and course unions.
Talk to your professor when you have questions about course material or assignments. This can save you time and frustration. Learn the basics of academic integrity and avoid plagiarism. Go to the library!
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Questions related to Canada
I am preparing for neet 2020 ,but my family might move to Canada this year so can I join in medical college in Canada with my neet score card?
Hello student yes for indian origin student its mandatory to appear in neet entrance examination to get admission into medical college in Canada also.
NEET eligibility - candidates must passed or appearing class 12 with physics chemistry and biology with minimum 50 percent marks from a recognized board.
Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
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.
All the best
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!!
Is it possible to apply for study Visa in Canada for a music course?
Nowadays Canada is becoming study hub of India. If anyone wish to take academic professional or vocational training like music at university college or any other educational institute in Canada you need a study visa. Student should apply for a temporary resident visa in Canada to study with specified documents. The only eligibility criterias for student visa in Canada is is that
- you have been accepted by a designated learning institute
- you have to prove that you came here for study purpose and you have enough funds for that
- you have to prove that you have no criminal record also
- have to show a medical certificate for good health
hope this will help you