Canada is the second-largest country in the world, and shares the world’s largest border with its neighbor, the United States. Canada’s population is just over 35 million people – a small population compared to the size of the country. It is known for diversity, inclusive values and high standard of living, is internationally recognized as one of the best countries to live and study in. Studying in Canada is an exciting and rewarding experience for many students from around the world and annually near about 180,000 students join Canadian education system and it is increasingly every year. Canadian College or University should be a top priority for those who may want to pursue a Quality education in their respective areas of interest and professions as it has been incubators for innovation such as the BlackBerry phone, flat-screen technology, SMART boards, and IMAX film.
Canada is not only hunting for a greater number of international students but also for extraordinary and talented young people, potential for future experts. Canada does not have a national education system but it does vary in all provinces and territories. Public education is under the jurisdiction of all provinces and territories. This means there are some differences and similarities in the systems across the country. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs available in Canadian universities, as well as professional degree programs and certificates. Universities and university colleges focus on degree programs but may also offer some diplomas and certificates, often in professional designations. University degrees are offered at all three levels, bachelor, master and doctoral with highly innovative research in the fields of health, nanotechnology, biotechnology, high-performance computing, environmental technologies, nutraceuticals, and renewable fuels.
Canadian universities, colleges, and institutes offers all type of formal teaching program such as vocational, technical, or the professional education. Canada has a range of education institutions i.e. Universities, Colleges, Community colleges, Career colleges or technical institutes. Canadian college programs offer diverse options in the technical and professional fields including: business, agriculture and agri-food, health, social services, broadcasting and journalism, hospitality management, design, technology, sciences, information technology, engineering, environment, languages, and arts.
|Higher Education||Language Study||Others|
Living in Canada, varies depending on the region and the type of stay there is wide variety of safe and modern accommodations offered to students, you can choose according to your needs and budget.
The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, budget and spending habits. You can consider a part-time job while studying in the Canada to help pay off expenses or to cover your basic needs.
|Accommodation (Monthly, in Canadian Dollar)|
|• Accommodation (Single, off-campus, not shared)||-$800 – $1,050|
|Other living expenses (Monthly, in Canadian Dollar)|
|• Groceries and eating out||-$240 to $290 per month|
|• Clothing||-$40 to $90|
|• Public transit||-$80 to $120 per month|
|• Miscellaneous*||-$140 to $190 per month|
|Estimated Annual Cost Of living, in Canadian Dollar – $15,000 to $18,000|
Canada is highly preferable choice in study abroad destination. Students are expected to start planning for their studies in Canada one year in advance. Canada have generally two intakes, first major intake is in September and the other intake is in January, but it depends on the students program and the institution. Very few institutes might have the May intake as well. An international application for study in Canada can be a slow process, and can take up to 6-8 weeks processing time. You need to submit application as soon as possible. If you want to pursue your study in Canada then you need to apply for Canadian student visa, or study permit and you will require offer of acceptance from your chosen Canadian university. In order to kick the process you have to meet with some requirements such as application fee, language proficiency proof (IELTS), medical certificates, photographs, valid passport, proof of fund in the form of bank statements, receipts or certificates that you have enough money to pay for your tuition and Living expenses.
Before departing for studies in Canada there are many things that need to be done.