- Canada is world’s second largest country by area
- 35 million people in ten provinces and three territory
- Ethnically diverse – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina and Vancouver, home to large immigrant populations
- Strong presence of Gujarati, Punjabi & South Indian community Stable parliamentary democracy
- High quality of life that is safe and secure
- Minimum wage rate per hour is $ 10.25 CAD
- Education is a responsibility of the provinces and territories
- As Canada is bilingual country – academic programs are offered in English or French
- Trimester system with admission in September, January and May
- Number of post-secondary programs allow international students to work during their term of studies The UN has consistently ranked Canada as one of the best places in the world to live
- Canada’s Colleges are among the world’s best
- Canada’s educational institutions have long been incubators for innovation
- Canada is home to world-class collaborative research and development
- Canada shares 8,893 km land border with the United States, approximately 80 % Population living near USA border. Canada invites more than 2 lakhs immigrants in different categories every year.
- Per capita income of Canadian is $ 41,506 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada )
Canadian students consistently score high on international tests, making Canada one of the world’s top educational performers
Over 8,000 programs at 150 public institutions offering credentials that are sanctioned by provincial and territorial governments
Vast choice of undergraduate and post-graduate programs, as well as certificate and diploma courses, University transfers and short career-focused programs
Cutting edge technology and research labs
Programs with varying lengths of study from a few months to four years
Opportunities for co-operative education and internships, and international students can often work while they study
Practical programs designed with potential employers that also offer work placements.
Tuition fees range from $ 13,000 CAD to $ 15,000 CAD per year depending up on the program selected.
Boarding / homestay & living costs are estimated at $ 7000 to $ 13000 CAD per year.
As per SPP criteria after 2 years of fulltime study, the duration of the work permit has been extended to a maximum of 3 years across the country
Guidelines to Canada
Cananda Education System
Canada’s, education is the responsibility of its provincial and territorial governments, there are laws, policies and procedures that govern the operation of these education institutions. The education system in Canada encompasses of both public funded & private institutions. Students have a diverse choice of around 92 Universities & 175 Community Colleges offering a wide array of programmes
Types of Certification
- Certificate: Is a qualification awarded upon successful completion of a programme which is usually one year in length.
- Diploma: Is a qualification awarded on the basis of one or two years of successful study.
- Advanced Diploma: Is a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelors Degree.
- Bachelor’s Degrees: Are awarded by Universities/ University Colleges/ Community Colleges after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies.
- Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificates: It lead to a Masters Degree. These programs have work terms which provide full-time opportunities to gain practical experience along with theoretical studies. A typical co-op term lasts 12 to 17 weeks. The prerequisites to participate in these programs are a Bachelors Degree of 3 or 4 years duration.
- Masters Degree: Is an option for Bachelors Degree. Graduates who have an interest in further learning and research1 and for those who want to broaden their career possibilities. It is for 2 yrs duration and can be pursued after 4 yrs Bachelors or 3yrs Bachelors & a 1year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada.
- Doctorate or PhD : Is a degree ranking above the Masters Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete
The post-secondary education is mainly divided into Colleges and Universities. This includes University colleges, Community colleges, Vet Colleges and Universities.. While pursuing their studies, the students, are allowed to work for the first 6 months on-campus and thereafter off-campus. Student can earn more from vocational & Technology courses than normal degrees.
Post secondary education is offered by four types of educational institutions:
Technical/ Career Colleges: These are privately owned and operated with the main objective of preparing students for the job market after a short period of instruction. The emphasis at career colleges is on practical skills over a broad range of programs.
Community Colleges & Technical Institutes: They typically have more career oriented, practical/ technical related curricula, with small classes, off-campus course offerings, a greater ratio of laboratory space to class room space, and an interactive teaching style.
University Colleges: As a component of the Canadian University system, University Colleges offer students a choice of either academic oriented university degree program or the more practical-oriented college diplomas and certificates.
Universities: Canadian Universities are largely public funded and as a result, offer consistently high quality education at lower tuition rates for International students than their counterparts in competing countries. They offer a broad range of courses and degrees from Undergraduate to Doctorate and also certificate and professional degrees. Class sizes in universities are generally large.
Co-operative Work Term
Co-op is a work term provided as part and parcel of the course curriculum. It provides an excellent opportunity to students to gain first hand practical experience related to the field of specialization. Students can gain on-the-job experience while continuing to study. Co-op provides full time opportunities that last for 12 to 17 weeks.