Canada : Studying and Living

Published On: 24 Jul 2009

 | Last Updated On: 02 Aug 2013

Introduction: Canada is a wonderful place to study which is fast emerging as a hot destination for many Indian students who are seeking quality education in a peaceful environment. Canadian education boosts of many USPs such as, international students have the option of living and working in Canada, once they complete their studies, provided they possess the necessary qualifications and expertise. Canada is a vast country and offers top-rated education in almost all the disciplines of studies. A number of Canadian universities are world's top rankers. The McGill University and University of Toronto stand out for their excellence in education. Here people are friendly and welcoming, and Toronto, the country's financial capital, is quite similar to London and perhaps the most cosmopolitan city on earth.

Applying to Canada

International students are expected to start planning for their studies in Canada 1 year in advance. All Canadian universities process applications from international students independent of one another. Additionally, deadlines vary from programme to programme and university to university. In some cases, where a programme offers two start dates in an academic year, two deadlines will be offered i.e., October 15 for admissions to January and April 15 for September. Some universities will operate a rolling admissions process specifying a start date for the application process rather than a final deadline.

Months of Admission

The major intake for Canada is primarily in Fall (September). The other intake is in the month of 'winter' i.e. January, but it depends on the students program and the institution that the candidate is applying to. Very few institutes might have the May intake as well. There are several programs on offer by Canadian university. However, the management, engineering and medical courses are the most sought after.

Courses & Eligibility for Higher Studies in Canada

For Advanced Diploma / Diploma / Certificate level of studies the candidate is required to have Higher Second Class in HSC. For Bachelors Degree the candidate is required to have first class in HSC. For  Post Graduate Certificate / Diploma level of study one should have higher second class in HSC and Masters Degree the candidate requires to have First Class in Bachelors Degree (4 years only) OR First Class in Bachelors Degree (3 years in India) Plus Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma (Canadian)
  
Eligibility for Studying in Canada

  • All students must be fluent in English if they are applying to Canadian Institutes
  • International students need to reach the required level of English language competence
  • All students should take up the IELTS or TOEFL exams
  • An IELTS band of 6.0/6.5 for Undergraduate & 6.5/7 for Postgraduate courses or a TOEFL score of 80 and above for Undergraduate and 90 and above for Post Graduate courses is desirable

Cost of Study in Canada

For programs like Diploma and Certificate Program the tuition fee approximately ranges from C$10,000 to $ 13,000 per year. For Bachelors Program the fee ranges from C$10,000 to $ 15,000 per year and for Masters Program fee expenditure ranges approximately from C$12,000 to $ 16,000 per year.

Student Accommodation in Canada

Many schools have accommodation conveniently located on or near their campus. Many Canadian families welcome international students. This may be an effective way for you learn about daily life in Canada, and meet new, friendly people. Home stays also offer a more stable and secure environment for younger people coming to Study in Canada. Depending on the Type of Accommodation the approximate living cost and expenses Per Month in Canada would be -

  • Residence/Dormitory: C$ 350 to $ 515
  • Off campus Rental Housing: C$ 350 to $ 700 (shared apartment) and C$ 500 to $ 1200 (single apartment)
  • Home-stay: C$ 400 to $ 800


Earn while studying

International students graduating from a program of 2 years or more would be eligible for a 2 year work permit after graduation. However, this is applicable if the student have studied in cities other than Toronto,Vancouver and Montreal and is also employed outside this area. In these 3 cities, students are eligible for a 1 year work permit after graduation. The experience gained would provide them an opportunity to work in an international setting and at the same time allow them to broaden their horizons.

Life in Canada

Canada is a country of immigrants and has an encouraging multicultural diversity. Almost all of the world's ethnic groups are represented here. Canada is a cold country with freezing winters, so you should be prepared for the long winters that last all of five months. International student advisors at schools can help students get in touch with such groups. Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75 per cent) of Canada's French-speaking inhabitants lives in the province of Quebec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country. International students can apply for their Permanent Residency which takes up to 15 to 18 months from within Canada. However they need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria of 67 Points. In Canada you can study at serene settings on the Great Lakes, near the ocean, or close to the mountains. Canada not just has a wealth of natural beauty; it is also famous for its cosmopolitan and multicultural cities brimming with ethnic foods, great entertainment, cultural events, and sports.

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