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Study. Work. Live in Canada

About Canada and Canadian Education System

The post-secondary education system in Canada is organized into three degree levels i.e. undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree. Your undergraduate degree takes between three to four years to complete while a graduate degree usually requires between one to three years of full time study. A doctoral degree or PhD requires a minimum of two to three years of full-time study.

Requirements to Study in Canada

The basic documents you will require for Canadian student visa includes your passport, your recent photographs, academic certificates from high school to last qualification, proof of English language proficiency. Besides these basic requirements you will also need to provide a detailed SOP, LORs, a well-written resume and proof of your medical examination.

If you are planning to apply for undergraduate courses, you will need at least 6 bands in IELTS with no less than 5.5 bands in each module. For graduate course, you will need at least 6.5 bands with no less the 6 band in each module.

You will also need to provide proof of financial support for your study in Canada. You can prove your financial support by showing any of the following documents like proof of Canadian Bank account, educational loan form financial institution, a bank draft or bank statements for the past four months. You can also purchase a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank, in the amount of $10,200 CAD as a proof of your financial support to study in Canada.

Courses and Intakes in Canada

There are more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, professional degree programs and certificates offered in Canadian universities for international students. Most institutions provide instruction in either English or French while others offer instruction in both official languages. Engineering, Information technology, Business Management, Hospitality Management are top major streams and courses for which most of the international student are enrolled.

For Canadian Colleges, there are three intakes: September, January and May intake.

Colleges and Universities in Canada

Canada has a list of various top rated colleges, universities and Graduate schools for international students like you. Colleges usually refer to community college or a technical, applied arts, or applied science school. University is an institution of higher education and research where you will be provided with academic degree in various subjects. In Graduate school you will be provided with advance academic degrees. There are around 88 public universities and 13 private universities in Canada. On the other hand there are around 40 SPP colleges in Canada for international students where you will be able to grasp the most innovative knowledge.

List of Colleges and Universities in Canada for International Students.
Work Opportunity in Canada

As an international student, you can work off-campus for up to 20 hours a week and you do not need a work permit in order to work on-campus as long as you are registered in full-time study. As soon as you complete your degree, you can work full time. A post-graduation work permit (PGWP) allows you to work for up to three years after you graduate from a Canadian institution.

Cost of studying in Canada

The cost of studying in Canada for international students is highly depends on your level of study. For an undergraduate course your tuition cost can vary between $13,000 and $17,000. On the other hand the tuition cost of post-graduate course can vary between $14,000 and $20,000. An average cost of doing an MBA degree is around $40,000.

In order to stay in Canada, you will require around $10,200 to cover your living expenses for one year. This living cost will include your food, accommodation, transportation, medical insurance, clothing and books.