About 180,000 students have chosen to study in Canada over the years. Canada is known for its high-quality education and stringent admissions criteria. A Canadian diploma or degree is respected all over the world. Students from India who want to study in Canada can pay lower tuition fees than students from other study abroad destinations. For the past nine years in a row. Study in Canada for Indian students is also seen as a pathway to PR which takes up to 15-18 months from within the country. Students are eligible to work off campus without a work permit for up to 20 hrs per week & full-time during course breaks. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term, where students get hands-on experience while working in the industry. Further, on the completion of their course, students can work up to 3 years depending on the length of their study program.
Engineering and Technology
Engineers with formal training and accreditation are called Professional Engineers. In Canada the accreditation organization is the Canadian Council for Professional Engineers. Study in Canada for Indian students is eminent in this field because of the updated technology and ample resources that are readily available in the country. Although it is competitive in nature, Engineering is one of the most sought after and highly paid jobs.
Canada also offers a bounty of academic opportunities to its students to learn Business. Business schools in Canada develop future leaders by focusing on analytical, organizational and management skills. As Canada education consultants, we view that Business courses are the most common courses opted by students due to their popularity across the globe. These majors in Canada scale up to 51% of preference and offered by majority colleges in Canada.
Tourism and Hospitality
Tourism and Leisure refers to the management of products and services related to such activities as traveling for pleasure, personal recreation and various social events.
It studies the psychology of sport and exercise. This includes coaching, motivation and emotion, psycho pharmacology, and stress.
Biological and Life Sciences
Canada is considered as one of the largest Biotechnological hubs outside the U.S.A. With its prominent universities and research institutes, the booming economy and advanced technologies allow researchers to perform and progress. Biologists can combine their Biology degree with other fields to work in Applied Science such as Biotechnology, Forensic Sciences, Politics and Study Policy and Science Writing in Canada
Humanities and Social Sciences
Under this domain, the study of Psychology is a very popular. It involves the study of humans and other life forms. The psychology courses in Canada have become increasingly popular over the years. The course stands out from the usual clinched study of Business and Engineering.
Engineering is still one of the most eminent courses in Canada. Alongside, the study of Arts, Music and Theatre are a few special courses to study in the Canadian universities. It also includes other courses:
These courses in Canada prepare students to safely operate a complex aircraft, to understand the technologies and human factors that affect the successful operation of an aircraft and to assume the professional responsibilities associated with being a commercial pilot.
Law and Regulations
Students learn a general overview of the Canadian legal system, and have access to specialize in Civil or Property Law, Environmental Law, and many more.
Canada has two official languages, English as a First Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL).
On completion of study in Canada from India, students graduating from a program of 2 years or more are 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 with an opportunity to work in an international setting and at the same time allow them to earn the money invested.
In Java, computers, networking, and wireless communications, Canada is a world pioneer. Insulin and flat-screen televisions are two of Canada’s most popular inventions. Telecommunications, transportation, telecommunications, microelectronics, hydroelectric power, biotechnology, food & beverage manufacturing, geometric, ocean, and environmental engineering are only a few of the fields where it excels. Some top Canadian companies recognized internationally are Black Berry, IMAX, BATA, Corel etc. The Gourmand Report ranked 18 of North America’s Top 40 Electrical Engineering Faculties in Canada. The Global Competitiveness Report 2000 ranked Canada 1st in Knowledge workers.
Co-op is a work term provided as part of the course curriculum. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand practical experience related to the field of specialization. Study in Canada for Indian students enables them to gain job experience while continuing to study. Co-op provides full-time opportunities that last for 12 to 17 weeks. Co-operative work programmes combine courses in many subjects with relevant work, giving students an invaluable head starts to their careers. This assists international students in connecting with the Canadian job market and developing networks.
Work During Studies
1st June 2014 onwards, full-time students are eligible to work off-campus without a work permit for up to 20 hours per week and full-time during vacations. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where students get hands-on experience in working in the industry. They can earn approximately C$ 10.50 onwards. Students can work full-time off-campus during co-op terms, amounting to earnings between C$ 700 to C$900 per month. As Canada education consultants we inform students that on completion of the program, they can work up to 3 years depending on the length of their study program.
Canada is the world’s most educated country, with over half of its residents being graduates. As per Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada is amongst the Top 3 countries in the world, in terms of spending per capita for public post-secondary education.
Studying in Canada for Indian students is economical when compared to another study abroad destinations and at the same time, excellent educational quality is maintained. However, as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada’s inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.
|Program||Tuition Fees (Approx.)/Year in CAD||In Indian Rs. / Year|
|Diploma & Certificate Program||13,000 - 16,000||7,41,000 – 9,21,000|
|Bachelors Program||13,000 - 18,000||7,41,000 – 10,26,000|
|Master’s Program||17,000 - 25,000||9,69,000 - 14,25,000|
|Conversion Rate C$1 = Rs 57/-|
|Types of Accommodation||Living costs & expenses (Approx.)/month in CAD||In Indian Rs/Month|
|Residency/Dormitory||350 - 515 /m||19,950 - 29,355|
|Off campus Rental housing||13,000 - 18,000 /m (shared apartment)||19,950 - 39,900|
|500 - 1200/m (single apartment)||25,500. - 68,400|
|Homestay||550 - 800 /m||31,350 - 45,600|
|Conversion Rate C$1 = Rs 57/-|
Types of Accommodation
Residence / Dormitory
Many institutions have accommodations located on or near their campuses. Many residences have shared 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 for students looking to study in Canada. Many students share accommodation to keep costs low and usually find places that meet their needs. 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 and secure environment for younger people coming to study in Canada from India. 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 homestay but are not compulsory. Homestays are arranged by schools and students are matched with families who share similar interests.
As Canada education consultants, we bring to your notice that in Canada it is compulsory for an international student to have medical insurance. The medical coverage provided to international students varies throughout Canada with respect to the province. The provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan cover international students under their provincial health care plans, but coverage generally depends on the length of your stay.
Study in Canada for Indian students, becomes challenging when they have to gain a Canadian study permit. However, with the launch of the Student Direct Stream (SDS) by the Canadian High Commission, New Delhi, students applying to Canada have received an advantage. Under this SDS proposal, the student has an advantage if they apply to these colleges who are under the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) members. The student visa will be processed faster with a lot more of positive response from the CHC.
How to apply for Study permit/VISA
To qualify for a Study Permit Application under SDS the student should hold an unconditional offer letter from one of the institutions that are included under this scheme. Students must also meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Act and Regulations. The study permit is a document issued, that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
The Canadian High Commission provides all visa applicants an efficient, transparent, and standardized application process which simplifies application submission and fee payment in India.
A visa interview is not mandatory, but if required the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada may ask students to attend an interview at the Visa Office – Delhi/Bangalore/Chandigarh. Once the Visa Office has assessed an application, they will make a decision and affix a visa counterfoil in the passport or otherwise issue a letter explaining why a visa could not be granted to study in Canada.
Where to Apply
Students may deposit their application at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC), India operated by VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Once students deposit their application at the Visa Application Centre, the VAC staff will perform a complete check, based on IRCC requirements and will then submit the application on the student’s behalf on the following business day. Applications may also be submitted to Canadian Immigration and Citizenship by using online application system of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s website at www.cic.gc.ca
The complete application form along with the visa application.
A valid Passport.
A Letter of Acceptance from the respective university.
The Certificate of Acceptance from the province of Quebec (If applied for Quebec).
IELTS score sheet/ TOEFL or English proficiency test score result.
GRE/GMAT score sheet (As per the student’s case).
Visa processing fees – Bank Draft.
Proof of Funds
- To obtain an Unconditional acceptance letter from the University/ College.
- Paying the tuition fee for 1st year as requested by the University / College.
- Demonstrating the proof for purchase of Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution to cover the living expenses for the first year in Canada.
- Complete the medical examination before submitting the study permit application by visiting one of the panel physicians in India.
- Submission of the visa application forms along with the relevant documentation.
- Collecting the passport from the nearest Canada Visa Application Centre after the application gets processed and receive a notification to get the passport collected.
The preparation to study in Canada for Indian students should begin a year in advance. The major intake for Canada universities and colleges is ‘Fall’, September. The other intake is in the month of January i.e., ‘Winter’, but it depends on the program and the institution applied to. Very few institutes might have the May intake as well.
English Language Requirements:
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 the IELTS or TOEFL (ibt) exams. An IELTS band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduates & 6.5/7 for postgraduate courses or a TOEFL score of 80 and above for undergraduate and 90 and above for postgraduation in Canada is desirable.
Universities in Canada have a requirement level for its programmes. The requirements are mentioned below: –
Advance Diploma/ Diploma / Certificate
The student should have a Higher Second-Class score in HSC. They should have cleared the IELTS/TOEFL (ibt) exams successfully complying to the conditions laid down by the university.
The student must clear HSC in First Class. And should have cleared the IELTS/TOEFL (ibt) exams successfully complying to the conditions laid down by the university.
Postgraduate Certification / Diploma:
A Higher Second Class in Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years) is necessary for a student to apply for Postgraduate Certification/Diploma. Students should have cleared the IELTS/TOEFL (ibt) exams successfully complying to the conditions laid down by the university.
A Master’s Degree student should have a First class in Bachelor’s degrees (4 Years only). If students wish to pursue their postgraduation in Canada, they should have cleared the IELTS/TOEFL (ibt) exams successfully complying to the conditions laid down by the university or First Class in Bachelor’s degree (3 years in India) is required. Or could have completed a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma from a Canadian university.
- Updated Resume
- An Essay or a writing sample latest.
- Academic Documents – Secondary and Higher Secondary mark sheets, Bachelors mark sheet, Masters mark sheet (As per the student’s case).
- A complete research report and questionnaire form for post graduate and research students.
- Work experience letter (As per student’s case).
- IELTS score sheet/ TOEFL or English proficiency test score result.
- GRE/GMAT score sheet (As per the student’s case).
- Portfolio, thesis on the research subject (As per students’ case).
- Transcripts and Mark sheets from College or University.
- Letters of Recommendation.
- Statement of Purpose.