The degree awarded from the university and college is world wide recognized.
Canada has one of the best educational systems in the world and this combined with its wonderful multicultural cosmopolitan attitude makes it an excellent destination for international students to come and further their education.
Degrees from Canadian institutes are internationally recognized, and there is a diverse range of courses on offer from marine biology through to accountancy. Canada also has a number of excellent opportunities for language courses, and you can choose between both French and English as your main language of instruction, and students often benefit from taking an additional language course alongside their main degree or diploma.
Canada is a very safe, stable country and has an excellent health care system, and the educational and living costs are relatively low compared to other English speaking countries, so this is an ideal place for international students to come and enhance their learning.
There are more than 150,000 international students who go to Canada every year to study. International students bring a rich culture to the classrooms.
Canadian universities and colleges are respected worldwide for their high quality of education.
Tuition fees for international students in Canada, and the cost of living, are among the lowest in the world.
Eligible students can gain valuable Canadian work experience through off campus employment.
Canada ranks among the most multicultural nations in the world. Regardless of ethnic origin, students feel at home in our diverse communities and campuses.
According to the United Nations, Canada offers one of the highest standards for quality of life in the world.
Canada is a federation of ten provinces & three territories
It is a multicultural country and is considered to be a safe, clean and peaceful country
Canada has been ranked as one of best place to live on the globe according to the United Nations and is the second largest country in world after Russia
Canada is a geographically vast country and offers diverse cultures within its borders
Canada is a huge country, stretching from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean and covering five time zones, so you can imagine that the weather in Canada varies widely depending on where you are.
Canada has four distinct seasons, with temperatures cooler overall in the northern territories and milder on BC's west coast. Temperatures and climate from BC's interior east to Newfoundland are comparable, with variances depending on latitude and mountainous topography.
CAPITAL : OTTAWA
CURRENCY: Canadian Dollar ( $) (CAD)
LANGUAGE: English & French
TIME DIFFERENCE: 10 hours 30 minutes behind IST.
INTAKE: September & January
CALLING CODE: +1
Canada's capital is Ottawa, but the largest city in Canada is Toronto (ON, Canada), following by Montréal & Quebec City (QC, Canada) and then Vancouver (BC, Canada). Other major cities in Canada are: Victoria (BC, Canada), Abbotsford, BC, Edmonton (AB, Canada), Calgary (AB, Canada) and Winnipeg (MB, Canada), Charlottetown, PEI, Halifax, NS. The Largest province in Canada is Quebec. However the largest population is in Ontario with capital city of Toronto whose population is almost half of the population in Ontario.
Canada is the home to the eighth largest economy in the world
The Canadian economy is dominated by the service industry, which employs about three quarters of Canadians.
The logging and oil industries being two of Canada's most important industries. Canada also has a sizable manufacturing sector, centered in Central Canada, with the automobile industry especially important.
International trade makes up a large part of the Canadian economy, particularly of its natural resources.
Canada’s global share of the aerospace industry has tripled in the last 20 years, and it is the third-largest exporter of automotive products in the world.
Canada is the world’s fourth-largest exporter of agricultural products
The Canadian Government has established a range of institutions and initiatives to create a supportive business environment for transformative technologies
Canada is a Foundation for Innovation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
National Institute for Nanotechnology
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
The strongest growth in exports occurred in wired (+20.4%) and wireless (+16.9%) communications equipment in the year 2005.
The Canadian Government plans to double research and development (R&D) investments by 2010 to make Canada one of the five most research-intensive countries in the world.
Canada is the world’s 4th largest exporter of moulds and eighth largest exporter of plastics processing machinery.
Canada is the world's leading producer and exporter of newsprint, and the world's largest exporter of wood pulp.
PROVINCE WISE INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
Alberta: Agriculture, forestry, telecommunications, Oil & Gas
British Columbia: Forestry, mining, fisheries, agriculture, energy, and transportation
Saskatchewan: Agriculture, services, mining
Manitoba: Manufacturing, agriculture, hydroelectricity and mining
Education in Canada is provided, funded and overseen by provincial, and local governments.
Education constitutionally provincial responsibility and rigorously guarded
International education/student recruitment increasing priority
Provincial policy approach mainly "holistic" but with strong international student recruitment emphasis
Types of Canadian Institutions:
Small, medium, large institutions
3- and 4-year degrees, Master’s, PhDs, Professional
Fixed Admission requirements
One to Two intakes primarily-Sept/Jan
Over 90 Universities in Canada
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FEATURES:
Offers University degrees as well as college diplomas and certificate programs.
They may also offer combined degree diploma programs and university transfer programs.
Their strong student support services, small classes and strong campus environment distinguish University Colleges.
Many converted to Universities now
COMMUNITY COLLEGE FEATURES:
Diploma Certificate, Applied Degree programs, university transfer
College, Institute of Technology, Cégep
135 across Canada
Very engaged internationally
Programs industry driven, hands on
Since they prepare a student to be job ready many Indian students are attracted to applying to Community Colleges in Canada.
CAREER COLLEGE FEATURE:
Short-term, specialized training
Focus on popular subject areas
Almost all are private
Business, Technology, Service Industries, Arts
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION FEATURE:
Earn While You Learn
Co-op students are allowed work for the designated terms
Institutions help you obtain employment authorization to work
Definitions of degrees
Bachelors or Undergraduate
Undergraduate programs leading to a bachelor's degree generally require three or four years of full-time study, depending on the province.
Master's or Graduate Studies or Post Graduate Diploma
Master's degrees generally require at least 2 years of full-time studies including a thesis (a long essay based on original research), practicum or research paper.
Doctoral, or PhD
Doctoral programs require a minimum of 2-5 years of full-time study.
University / Community Colleges
January is an on demand intake for popular courses
Students are allowed to work part time 20 hours per week on campus/ off campus and full time during holidays while studying the course.
In Canada, minimum wages varies in different provinces. Under the Constitution of Canada, the responsibility for enacting and enforcing labour law including minimum wages in Canada rests with the ten provinces. Minimum wages varies between 8 – 10.25 cd$ per hour depending upon the province.
A Post-Graduation Work Permit cannot be valid longer than the length of time you studied in Canada. For example, students graduating from a four-year degree program might be eligible for a three-year year work permit. Students graduating from an eight-month certificate program would only be eligible for a work permit of eight months.
If you study for…
less than eight months
you are not eligible for this program
less than two years but more than eight months
you may get a work permit for a period no longer than the length of time you studied (for example, if you studied for nine months, a work permit may be issued for a period of nine months)
two years or more
a work permit may be issued for three years
but more than eight months you may get a work permit for a period no longer than the length of time you studied (for example, if you studied for nine months, a work permit may be issued for a period of nine months)
two years or more a work permit may be issued for three years
Few universities provide scholarship; some grants are possible through any of the following options:
Grants or Scholarship bursaries
Teaching or research Assistantships
Financial aid from independent agencies
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