Why Study in Canada?
Canadian Immigration is one of the simplest immigration systems in comparison with other countries. It allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada, and confers upon that person a Permanent Resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and may be Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world. Increasingly Canada plays hosts to over 1 80,000 International students in any given year.
Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a top rated education system with excellent standards. Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the world. Whether you study a Degree in Canada or its a Diploma qualification, the reputation and recognition of the same will be Worldwide.
International students who graduate from Colleges in Canada enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education and competitive entry requirements. All in all, simply understand that Canadian qualifications are valued all around the world. Thus, you are investing your time, money, efforts safely and in the right place.
Reasonable Cost of Study in Canada
Cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower in Canada than in other countries. Canadian Colleges charge lower tuition fees for international students than some other popular study destinations while also maintaining excellent quality of education. Though education in Canada is affordable, the lower fee also means that there will be more competition in getting your admission in Canada (thus apply early). Over the last three years, Canada’s inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world
Permanent Residency in Canada and Canadian Immigration
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. Canada welcomes over 200000 immigrants per year and has a policy for skilled professionals as well as Business Immigrants. Canada has maintained a strong stable economic growth because of its active immigration policy. Two thirds of the 5.4% per annum increase in population is due to immigration.
Canadian Immigration is one of the simplest immigration systems in comparison to other countries. It allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada, and confers upon that person a Permanent Resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and may be revoked if the holder does not meet Canadian Residency obligations, or is found guilty of serious criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian Permanent Resident may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years Job scenario for Skilled Immigrants in Canada has been good. And you better study hard!
Ranked as the Number one Country
For nearly a decade, a United Nations survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live. The survey conducted every year, evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earns particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy and low crime rates
A safe place to study
Every step is taken to ensure the safety of students on Canada’s campuses. Most universities / colleges have their own campus security 24 hours a day. There arealso ” Walk Safe” programmes to assist people in getting to public transportation during late hours
A bilingual nation and a multicultural society
Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75%) of Canada’s French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Quebec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country. English is the main language of communication in all provinces other than Quebec. Canadians are known for being friendly, open and tolerant and the country welcomes students from more than 200 ethnic origins. Indian population in Canada is fairly large especially in Toronto. Student population is also very large in Toronto since there are many popular Colleges in Toronto preferred by Indian Students
Work during and after and co-op programme in Canada
Part Time Work: International students can work on the University/College campus, where as off campus work is permitted only after 6 months. Full-time students can work in their institutions without the need for an employment authorization. International students can work up to 20 hours per week during their studies and 40 hours per week during vacation. They can earn approximately C$ 7 – C$ 10 per hour. Students can work full time off campus during co-op terms and can earn approximately C$ 10 – C$ 15 per hour, amounting to C$ 400 to C$ 1,000 per month
Co-op Programs: Several programs may even have a paid co-op term (popularly known as Co-op programs) where you get hands on experience in working in the industry. These may even be paid co-ops (like the study and work courses).
Work after the course: You are allowed to work in Canada for 1 to 3 years after completing your academic program depending on the length of the program. This means you have a realistic chance of recovering your cost in Canada after your studies
Note: While applying for a student authorization you must be able to prove to the visa officer that you have enough finances to support yourself for the entire length of your study program
Canadians place a high value on their natural environment. There are currently 42 national parks and national park reserves in Canada. National parks are located in every province and territory, and some have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Each province and territory has also designated areas as provincial parks, wilderness areas, ecological and nature reserves. There are over 2000 of these designated areas across the country.
Students who study in Canada will see one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world. Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the ‘maple sugar country’ in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic provinces.
Work permit on student visa
ign Students Can Work For 20 Hrs Per Week And 40 Hrs Per Week During Summer. The Hourly Pay For On Campus Job Pay From $5.15 To $15 Per Hour.
International Students Graduating From A Program Of 2 Years Or More In Length Would Be Eligible For A 3 Year Work Permit After Graduation With No Restrictions On The Types Of Employment And No Requirement For A Job Offer. The Experience Gained Would Provide Them An Opportunity To Work In An International Setting And At The Same Time Allow Them To Earn The Money Invested.
Canada Is Encouraging International Students To Stay Back After Their Studies. The New Work Permit Program States That International Students Who Have Studied For 2 Years Can Obtain An Open Work Permit With No Restrictions On The Type Of Employment And No Requirements Of A Job Offer For 3 Years. Students Who Study A One Year Program Are Eligible For A One Year Work Permit.
Canada-Student Partner Program (SPP)
The government of Canada has a very special program for Indian students, and this is called the Student Partner program (SPP Canada). This program allows Indian student to get visa very quickly and with minimal documentation. In addition to this Indian student will also get work permit after doing their studies. Canadian government has appointed few selected colleges to get admission under SPP Program Canada . Most of the colleges listed under the SPP program are Canadian government funded and offer very high level of education.
What are the advantages of applying under SPP?
Fast visa processing
Quality of the institutions is assured
Bank Balance statements are not required.
Income Tax Proof is not required
Embassy Interview is not required
High Visa Success ratio
Work while you study
After completing 2 years of education, get 3 years OPEN WORK PERMIT
After completing 1 year of education, get 1 year OPEN WORK PERMIT
What is the processing time of SPP student visa application?
An SPP student visa application takes around 5 to 10 working days.
Can a visa once refused be granted if apply under SPP?
To apply under SPP the student should have never been refused a study permit to Canada. If a visa is once refused then the student has to apply outside SPP.
Can I apply without IELTS?
The minimum score of IELTS 6.0 band is compulsory to under SPP.
Can I get work permit in Canada if I do not study under SPP?
Work permit scheme is open to all the international students who have graduated with a recognized qualification from any of the accredited institutions in Canada. The Work permit policy has its own requirement and each student should qualify / satisfy those requirements.
According to the present regulation of work permit in Canada, a student whose duration of course is for two years or more will get a work permit for 3 years in Canada. If the duration of study is for less than 2 years then the duration of work permit will be equal to the duration of study.
Duration of Study Work Permit Period
2 years 3 Years
1 year 1 year
Can I settle in Canada after completion of my studies?
Yes, Canada has built its population from migrants from different parts of the world. Students have options to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada and the application will need to score atleast 60 points plus satisfy the health and character requirements.
International Students Are Expected To Start Planning For Their Studies In Canada 1 Year In Advance. The Major Intake For Canada Primarily Is “Fall” I.E September. The Other Intake Is In The Month Of “Winter” I.E. January, But It Depends On The Students Program And The Institutions That He/She Is Applying To. Very Few Institutes Might Have May Intake As Well.
Level Of Studies Minimum Requirements
Advanced Diploma/ Diploma/ Certificate Class 12th In Second Division
Ielts: 6 Bands ( Each Section 5.5 Bands)
Bachelor Degree Class 12th In First Division ( 75% Or Higher)
Ielts: 6.5 Bands ( Each Section 6.0 Bands)
Post Graduate Certificate/ Diploma Higher Second Class In Bachelor Degree (3 Or 4 Years)
Ielts: 6.5 Bands ( Each Section 6.0 Bands)
Masters Degree First Class In Bachelor Degree ( 4 Years Only)
Ielts: 7 Bands ( Each Section 6.5 Bands)
Subject Tuition Fees (Approx)
Diploma& Certificate Program C$12,000 To $15,000
BachelorsProgram C$12,000 To $ 18,000
Masters Program C$22,000 To $ 26,000
Types Of Accommodation Living Costs & Expenses(Approx.) /Per Month
Residency/Dormitory C$350 – $515 Per Month
Off Campus Rental Housing C$350 – $700 Per Month (Shared Apartment)
Homestay C$550 – $800 Per Month
Types of Accommodation
Residence / Dormitory
Many institutions have accommodation conveniently located on or near their campuses. Many residences have a shared kitchen, toilets and other facilities. There is usually an option of having either a shared or private room. Dormitories are usually separated by Gender. In some cases, the meal plan can be included in the cost of the room.
Off campus Rental Housing
Renting is another option open to students. Many students share accommodation to keep costs down and usually find places that meet their needs & preferences. Many institutes offer an off campus housing service which can provide a list of affordable accommodation near the campus.
Many Canadian families welcome international students. Homestays also offer a more stable & secure environment for younger people coming to study in Canada. Typically, a homestay consists of a Canadian family hosting a student in their home while the student attends classes in Canada. Meals are provided in home stay but are not compulsory. Home stays are arranged by schools & students are matched with families who share similar interests.
Canada Study visa
Documents Required To Apply Under Student Partners Program (Spp)
Letter Of Acceptance: It Should Have Planned Start Date, End Date Of The Program And The Dli Number ( Designated Learning Institute)
Academic Marksheets: Photocopy Of The Most Recent Diploma/Leaving Certificate, And Most Recent Mark Sheets
Ielts Results: It Is Mandatory To Give The Ielts And Should Score A Minimum Of 6.0 For Undergraduate And 6.5 Bands For Postgraduate Students.
Proof Of Tuition Fee Payment: Copy Of Receipts For Tuition Payment Provided By The Spp Institution.
Proof Of Gic Funds: You Must Demonstrate The Purchase Of A Special (Gic) From A Bank Of Noca Scotia Of $10,000 Cad To Cover Living Expenses For Your First Year In Canada.
Medical Examination: It Should Be Done By One Of The Designated Medical Practitioners(Dmp) In India.
Important Notice Regarding Application Deadlines:
We Strongly Recommend That You Submit Your Application At Least Three Months Ahead Of Your Proposed Date Of Studies.
01 August For September Intake
01 December For January Intake
01 April For May IntakeM.
How To Obtain A Guaranteed Investment Certificate (Gic)
According To Citizenship And Immigration Canada Guidelines, You Will Require Approximately $10,000 Cad Per Year, Not Including Tuition Fees, To Cover Your Living Expenses. This Requirement Is Fulfilled Through The Purchase Of A Participating Gic, And Evidence That You Have Paid Your Tuition. At Present, Scotiabank Is The Only Participating Canadian Financial Institution. Once Your Scotiabank Student Gic Has Been Opened, You May Transfer Funds To Your Account In Canada By Using Any Bank In India In Which You Hold Your Account.
The List Of Approved Banks By Chc Canadian High Commission, India For Education Loan Purpose For 2013 Intakes:
Andhra Bank,Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd,Allahabad Bank,Karnataka Bank Ltd,
Axis Bank Ltd, Kotak Mahindra Bank,Bank Of Baroda Nova Scotia Bank,Bank Of India, Oriental Bank Of Commerce,Bank Of Maharashtra,Punjab National Bank,Bank Of Punjab Ltd,Punjab And Sind Bank,Bnp Paribas, South Indian Bank Ltd,Canara Bank,Standard Chartered Bank,Central Bank Of India,State Bank Of India,Centurion Bank Of Punjab Ltd,State Bank Of Bikaner And Jaipur,Citibank Corporation Bank,State Bank Of Hyderabad,Dena Bank, State Bank Of Indore,Federal Bank Ltd,State Bank Of Mysore,Hdfc Bank Ltd,State Bank Of Patiala,Hong Kong And Shanghai Banking Corporation,State Bank Of Saurashtra,Idbi Bank Ltd,State Bank Of Travancore, Indian Overseas Bank ,State Bank Of Travancore,Indian Overseas Bank,Syndicate Bank,Indian Bank,Syndicate Bank,Indian Bank,Uco Bank,Ing Vysya Bank Ltd,Union Bank Of India,Indusind Bank Ltd, Vijaya Bank,Icici Banking