Study in Canada
Canada is acknowledged as a country with very high education standards. Many of the world’s top-ranking colleges and universities are in Canada. Most of them are on a par with leading universities of US and UK.
A hands-on pedagogy involving case studies, project work, seminars and internships ensures that bachelors, MS and MBA graduates of Canadian universities find themselves well-equipped to handle complex problems at work. Good industry-academia tie-ups leads most deserving students to get placed within 3 months of their graduation.
Full-time students with a valid study permit are allowed to work both on and off the campus during their course. Once one graduates, they can apply for a work permit. A work permit allows one to stay and gain work experience for a period of up to 3 years after graduating from a program. It can also pave the way for permanent residence in Canada.
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Why Study in Canada?
High Living Standards
Canada consistently ranks among the top 10 countries in the United Nations Quality of Life Index since 2004. According to the latest report, Canada’s HDI value is 0.922 which puts the country in the very high human development category. This study abroad destination ranks above average in education and skills, jobs and earnings, health, safety, environmental quality, wealth and subjective well-being. If you have planned to study in Canada then you can choose your stay in its top cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Calgary
Globally Recognised Degrees
Canadian colleges and universities have gained global recognition in the annual rankings of the world’s top universities. Canadian universities are active partners as members of international bodies such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities and International Association of Universities that work primarily for the promotion of international education. Degrees conferred by Canadian universities are globally recognised and highly valued by international employers. The University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University and the University of Waterloo are among the top 50 institutes in the world.
Cost of Education and Living
Being the most advanced and progressive country, the cost of higher education in Canada is comparatively low in price than its western counterparts. Studying in Canada gives you an opportunity to gain a high-quality education at an affordable tuition fee. According to QS World University Rankings, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are the three Canadian cities that are in the list of top 50 student cities. The ranking is based on several criteria, including affordability, the diversity of the student population, and the job market.
Research Opportunities and Excellent Technology
Canada provides excellent research opportunities to graduate students. Research scholarships are provided to students with excellent academic record. Both the universities and the government lend full support to bright students with the best research ideas. In fact, the government and the industries are pretty likely to bear the cost of research provided it is highly innovative. In terms of technology, Canada has strong telecommunications, digital media, biotech and aeronautical industries. Also, Canada is the first country which linked its schools and libraries to the internet through the SchoolNet programme.
Admission Season and Timeline
The application start date(s) depends on the intake. There are three intakes offered in Canadian universities: Fall or September/December-early January intake; Winter or January-May intake; Summer/Spring or May-August intake.
The application deadlines may vary between universities, courses and levels of courses. Usually, the deadlines fall between December and March
The release of admission decisions depends on the number of applications received for a particular program of study. Generally, the decisions are released between January and April for the fall session of the same year
It is ideal to apply for a visa immediately after receiving an admit from the university. The visa decision is generally notified in around six weeks from the date of visa application
There are three intakes offered in Canadian universities: Fall or September/December-early January intake; Winter or January-May intake; Summer/Spring or May-August intake. Fall intake is the primary intake