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Well known for its high quality standard of life and multi-cultural communities, Canada has emerged as one of the most sought after study destinations for interntaional students pursuing higher education abroad. Currently, there are over 2,60,000 interntaional students studying in the country.

Here, we have presented some of the frequently asked questions by aspirants who want to pursue a degree from a Canadian university.

 

Q: What are the top universities in Canada?

A: Canada is renowned for its high quality education and research worldwide and attracts a major chunk of international students to its universities.

Here, we have listed the top 10 universities in Canada as per three major ranking platforms. They are Times Higher Education (THE), QS and ARWU.

Institute

THE

QS

ARWU

University of Toronto

20

20

24

University of British Columbia

32

43

37

McGill University

39

21

67

McMaster University

94

113

90

University of Montreal

113

83

101-150

University of Alberta

124

84

101-150

University of Victoria

173

290

201-300

University of Waterloo

251-275

169

201-300

University of Ottawa

188

218

201-300

University of Calgary

226-250

171

151-200

Q: How to get admission in a Canadian university?

A: The Canadian admission season usually starts in September. However, some programmes are also open for admission in July and May. For schools, which accept students in September, deadlines range from the fall to winter. Also, there are no entrance tests at the undergraduate level and a student’s admission is based on his/ her academic performance throughout school as well as in 11 and 12th standard.

Admissions to some Canadian universities are also accepted through OUAC i.e., the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. The OUAC is a common application platform for mainly undergraduate courses but it also accepts graduate and professional applications.

Q: What are popular courses in Canada?

A: Among international students, Canada is most popular for its management and computer science courses. Subjects like Life Sciences, Journalism, Hotel Management, Fashion Designing, Animation, environmental sciences are also gaining popularity.

Q: What are the major scholarships for international students in Canada?

A:There are a few Canadian universities which provide scholarships specifically for international students. Some of the major scholarships are:

  1. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Programme: The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship programme offers opportunities to students who want to explore study as well as research opportunities in  Canada. The scholarship is funded by the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). Under this programme, Graduate Students Exchanges are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months. The scholarship covers tuition fee, living expenses as well as sundry expenses of the students.

  2. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships: Funded by three major agencies- Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the  Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is aimed at attracting high quality research personnel to Canada. Up to 167 Vanier Canada Graduate scholarships are awarded annually. Under this scheme, the stipend is paid for 3 years and scholars are awarded $50,000 per year.

  3. Mitacs Elevate: The Mitacs Elevate is basically a training programme for postdoctoral students to undertake industry related research work. Fellows are paid $115,000 research award for over two years in the programme. Besides, the scheme also offers top-tier R&D management training worth $15,000 for the fellows. In addition to their research project, fellows spend from one to two days per month participating in training activities.

  4. CIFAR Global Scholars: This scholarship is meant for students who have completed their PhD and are looking to explore advanced research opportunities in their area of study. The scholars are given the opportunity to collaborate with researchers across the world in Canada. The fellowship is offered for 2 years and scholars are paid $70,000 as annual stipend. Besides, scholars are also given health benefits as well as $5000 as additional research support.

Q: What is the cost of education in Canada?

A: While the cost of education depends on the institute you are applying to, the average tuition fee is around $8000 to $25000 annually.

 

Q: How to get Canadian student visa?

A: You need a study permit to pursue your education Canada gives you the right to remain in the country for the duration of the permit i.e., one to 4 years. It takes at least 2-3 months to process a study permit. Hence, it is advisable that you apply for it well in advance. The course duration should be more than 6 months. One of the basic requirements is that your course should be more than 6 months. You need not apply for a study permit if the duration of your course is less than 6 months. Also, your university should be a designated learning institution in Canada. The basic requirements for a study permit are the Letter of Acceptance and proof of funds.

Q: What are the work-after study opportunities in Canada?

A: International students are allowed to work upto to 20 hours a weel during their study in Canada. Students are also allowed to work full-time during summer breaks. After graduation, students can become eligible to apply for permanent immigration under the Canada Experience Class (CEC) program.

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after my mbbs in india.how can i become doctor in canada.. I mean what i have to study there i want to know info about all exam and all imp info

Suryashis Chakraborty 23rd Feb, 2020

Hello Arsheen,

After acquiring the much coveted MBBS degree from India, an Indian doctor may wish to try his / her luck up abroad in Canada and try to become a doctor, only after the fulfillment of certain official formalities:

  • The basic requirement for an  Indian doctor in Canada  is to get a valid medical license for the province, where one wishes to practice. One has to pass the certification exams in the concerned province through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • This licensing procedure requires a foreign doctor to go through a series of examinations and get certified based on eligibility, program selection, qualifying the exam followed by final certification
  • The doctors have to also undergo language proficiency tests, credentialing, postgraduate training and assessment, return-of-service agreements, etc.

Indian doctors can discuss and explore the field of Medical Science in Canada through the study groups for the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE), provided by some immigrant-friendly organizations.

The governing body of the medical practices in the concerned Province of Canada can give guidance regarding the formalities and fees required for licensing.

Acquiring a medical license in Canada is a tedious and complicated  process and may take up to 5-6 years. An Indian doctor is advised to be well prepared and equipped with financial backup and tenacity in order to have a shot at becoming a doctor in Canada.

Provinces like Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward are some good provinces to work as a doctor in Canada.

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!

Regards

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which are the good courses in Canada

Afrin Hossain 21st Feb, 2020

Hello!

So , here is the list of courses which you can Study in Canada for Good job :

  • MBA.
  • Computer Science & IT.
  • Business & Finance.
  • Core Engineering & Engineering Management.
  • Physical & Earth Sciences and Renewable Energy.
  • Agricultural Science & Forestry.
  • Biosciences, Medicine & Healthcare.
  • Media & Journalism.

Hope this Helped:)

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m.sc forensic psychology in Canada....was it good or not....if its good suggest good universities...

prerna vats 19th Feb, 2020

Hello dear student !

Msc. Forensic psychology is a good course and in Canada there are many good universities which offers this course and the campus as well as the faculty is quite good. The top 5 universities in Canada which offers the same are listed below :

1. City university of New york

2. University of North Dakota - Grand forks

3. University of Denver

4. California Baptist University

5. Chicago school of Professional Psychology (Irvine campus)

Hope this will help you

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can u please guide about courses related to physiotherapy as a postgraduation programe ?

Charvi Nayyar 17th Feb, 2020

Hello nidhi

Following are some of the courses available for post graduate physiotherapy:-

  • Master of physiotherapy
  • Master of health practice
  • Postgraduate diploma in physiotherapy
  • Master in public health
  • MBA
  • Masters in hospital management/administration
  • Pg diploma in health care management

There are many other courses you can select from depending on your interest.

Hope this helps

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Canada mein plus two karne ke bad kaun si degree jo ki bahut hi acchi salary de

Hello,

There are some degrees having great salary after graduation.

Medical Degree

Nursing Degree

Law Degree

Engineering Degree

Computer sScience dDegree

Business Degree

Dentistry Degree

Here are some jobs salaries as per 2019.


  • Nurse Practitioner – 104,000 CAD/year
  • Dentist – 93,600 CAD/year
  • Utilities Manager – 114,000 CAD/year
  • Power Systems Electrician – 86,000 CAD/year
  • Mining and Quarrying Supervisor – 83,200 CAD/year
  • Pipefitting Supervisor – 81,000 CAD/year
  • Engineering Manager – 106,000 CAD/year
  • Scientific Research Manager – 102,000 CAD/year
  • Public Administration Director – 110,000 CAD/year
  • Construction Manager – 83,000 CAD/year

I hope it helps, Thank you.

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