STUDY IN CANADA

Study in Canada

Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada's largest cities -- Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal -- have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.

Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Its violent crime rate decreased. Unlike its US neighbors to the south, firearms are strictly controlled and generally are not permitted.  International students who come to Canada should follow the same common sense safety precautions as they would anywhere in the world. Students can contact any Canadian Education Centre to learn more about personal safety, or attend a safety orientation session at their school upon their arrival in Canada.

The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges/ technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university colleges. To qualify for a degree program at most English-speaking universities, students for whom English is not a first language must have passed an English examination test. The TOEFL is commonly accepted but Canadian universities often have their own tests for students or may accept other English examination tests such as the IELTS.

At Impel we assist students aspiring for Higher Education in Canada (Post-Secondary Level).

Levels of Education

As the education system in Canada is managed by the varying provincial governments in Canada, the way the educational stages are grouped and named may differ from each region.

Outside Québec

  • Primary education
    • Grade 1 (ages 6-7)
    • Grade 2 (ages 7-8)
    • Grade 3 (ages 8-9)
    • Grade 4 (ages 9-10)
    • Grade 5 (ages 10-11)
    • Grade 6 (ages 11-12)
  • Intermediate education
    • Grade 7 (ages 12-13)
    • Grade 8 (ages 13-14)
    • Grade 9 (ages 14-15)
  • Secondary education
    • Grade 10 (ages 15-16)
    • Grade 11 (ages 16-17)
    • Grade 12 (ages 17-18)
    • Grade 12+ (ages 17+) (Ontario only)
  • Tertiary education (Post-Secondary Education)
    • Certificates, Diplomas, Associate Degree (Offered in Colleges)
    • Bachelor’s Degree, Masters Degree, PhD (Offered in Universities and University College)

Québec

  • école primaire (Primary school, equivalent to Elementary School or Grade School)
    • Grade 1 (ages 6-7)
    • Grade 2 (ages 7-8)
    • Grade 3 (ages 8-9)
    • Grade 4 (ages 9-10)
    • Grade 5 (ages 10-11)
    • Grade 6 (ages 11-12)
  • école secondaire (literally Secondary school, or High School)
    • Secondary I (ages 12-13)
    • Secondary II (ages 13-14)
    • Secondary III (ages 14-15)
    • Secondary IV (ages 15-16)
    • Secondary V (ages 16-17)
  • College
    • Pre-university program, two years (typically Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or Arts) Professional program, three years (e.g. Paralegal, Dental Hygienist, Nursing, etc.)
  • University (Must have a Diploma of College Studies
    • Undergraduate
      Three of four years leading to a Bachelor's degree. Non-Québec students require an extra year to complete the same degree because of the extra year in college.
  • Graduate (or postgraduate)
    • One or two years leading to a Master's degree.
    • Three or more years leading to a Doctoral degree.

What is the application process for Canada?

Admissions are granted purely on students academics. Students need to provide CV, academic documents, any professional certifications, work experience if applicable, etc. However the eligibility criteria of selecting students vary in different provinces of Canada. Certain eligibility details are given below:

Programs/
Level of study

Graduate/Post-Graduate  level

Business

  • 2-3 years full time work experience
  • GMAT : 580-600 min     TOEFL : PBT: 580-600 min           CBT: 237-250 min
  • 4 yr Bachelors degree, 70% aver.

Computer Science

  • 4 yr Bachelors degree, 70% aver., preferably in Computer Science
  • TOEFL : PBT: 580-600 min.
    CBT: 237-250 min.
  • Some universities will require GRE Score (1200-1500)

Engineering

  • 4 yr Bachelors in Engineering, 70% aver.
  • TOEFL : PBT: 580-600 min.
    CBT: 237-250 min.
  • Some universities will require GRE score (1200-1500)

Fine Arts

  • 4 yr Bachelors in Fine Arts
  • Portfolio/audition
  • TOEFL : PBT: 580-600 min.
    CBT: 237-250 min.

Media/ Communications

  • 4 yr Bachelors in Mass Communications
  • Portfolio
  • TOEFL : PBT: 600 min.                 CBT: 250 min.
  • Work experience is an added advantage
  • Some institutions may require written samples or copies of published work

What are the Visa application requirements?

The documents required for visa application are given below:

  • Completed Student Application form.
  • Completed Supplementary Questionnaire for students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Official letter of acceptance from Canadian university, college or Technical Institute.
  • Certificate of Acceptance from the province of Quebec (Only if you plan to study in province of Quebec)
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores if applicable
  • Passport, valid for at least one year from the planned date of entry to Canada, plus valid passports of any accompanying dependants.
  • Bank Draft for the applicable visa processing fees

What are the housing options available?

Canada puts forward three types of housing options for the international students:

  • Homestay
  • Dormitory
  • Private Accommodations
    The homestay helps the students to have a Canadian living and learning experience. The dormitory provides reasonable accommodation for the students within the campus. Students who prefer to find their own accommodation can get their private accommodations with the help of newspapers or by checking with the campus.

How much does Canada education cost?

Education cost in Canada is affordable. It varies according to the province.

Province

Undergraduate tuition fees
(per academic year)*

Graduate tuition fees
(per academic year)**

Newfoundland and Labrador

$8,780

$1,896 - $3,549

Prince Edward Island

$8,970

$4,854 - $7,281

Nova Scotia

$8,233 - $14,349

$5,735 - $19,467

New Brunswick

$7,843 - $12,810

$7,260 - $9,384

Quebec

$10,068 - $12,930

$9,078 - $20,000

Ontario

$6,900 - $16,800

$5,650 - $26,764

Manitoba

$5,573 - $8,283

$4,170 - $7,937

Saskatchewan

$8,489 - $11,482

$2,000 - $7,078

Alberta

$8,000 - $15,767

$5,500 - $21,546

British Columbia

$9,248 - $17,667

$2,600 - $33,667


What are the living expenses in Canada?

Cost of living in Canada is very low compared to other countries like UK, Europe, etc. However the expense varies according to each province. The rural areas are very cheap whereas the major cities like Toronto and Vancouver can be expensive.

Can I work while I am studying?

Canada provides work permit to students which allow them to work off campus. The work permit, however, restricts the working hours to 20 hours a week during academic sessions. During extended vacations no restrictions are given.

Are Scholarships available?

Canada provides a lot of merit based and institution based scholarship programs. Students who excel in their studies are awarded with these scholarships irrespective of their physical or financial conditions. Other criteria for the selection of students are based on their participation in extracurricular activities and outstanding athletic abilities. Academic scholarships, Athletic scholarships and scholarships for overseas or foreign students are the different types of scholarships offered in Canada.

What are the advantages of studying in Canada?

Canada education system put forward a wide range of quality education institutions. Canada has a multicultural society supporting and respecting customs and traditions of different cultures. The wide series of universities provide a varied range of courses. New skills, better job prospects, and high salaries are the promises given to the students by each of Canadian universities. The university education gives a long lasting reward to each student.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 14:34

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