Why Study in Canada?
Beautiful place, isn't it? Does Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal come to your mind. Yes we know about it and so do you. Let's look at some real reasons to study in Canada.
Canada houses 1,80,000 International students in any given year. Increasingly, Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world.
Quality Education

Check out any University in Canada and you would want to study there!

Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a top rated education system with excellent standards. Canada spends more per capital on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 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

Courses in Canada. Study what you like!

Canada offers a range of programs which are attractive to Indian students. From multimedia and animation to journalism and mass media or mass communication, business and management, marketing, finance, agriculture, engineering, pharmacy technician, advertising, writing, graphic design, film studies, digital media and more, you will easily find in India.

MBA in Canada is one of the most popular and renowned across the world. Many Canadian MBAs are ranked at the top in the World Ranking. Have you known about the University of Toronto?

Canada is extremely popular amongst Indian students for its undergraduate studies since both quality and affordability at some of top Canadian Colleges seems to be an attractive opportunity.

So be in an English course in Canada, or courses in IT, science, engineering, education, accounting, business, you will find at the topmost quality. And you could apply to all levels including Diploma, Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma (generally used as Postgraduate Diploma in India), PhD, and even Distance Education, Canada has something excellent to offer. 

The key is to select the right set of Colleges and Universities in Canada and admission applications must be made out timely 
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. Read more about Canadian Immigration in "Immigration to Canada" below

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 are also " 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

Beautiful Environment

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

Immigration to Canada

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!

Canada Visa

Lastly, after your admission to Canadian Institution is done, with (Visa Facilitation Services) VFS Canada in India, the Canadian visa application process is simpler than many other Countries. Complete information for Canadian student visa, visa forms, requirement for visa, Canadian visa fees, visa processing time, visa status check (visa tracker), procedure to apply for visa, and more useful information is easily available. 
In India, you can apply for a Canadian Visa at VFS Global Services Centres located in: Mumbai, Ahmedabad (West India), Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad (South India), New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar (North India), Kolkata (East India)

Student Partners Program (SPP Canada)
SPP, this program is introduced by Canadian Embassy (Canadian Visa Offices in India) and The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) for the purpose of improving the outcomes of visa applications for Indian students who are aiming for studies abroad. This is particularly aimed at Indian students who want to apply for a student visa for Canada. The objective is to streamline the Canadian student visa process, minimize fraudulent submissions and most importantly, increase the approval rates for applications coming from India from good students.
Some of benefits of applying under SPP are:
  • Fast visa processing
  • Advance medical reports
  • Quality of an Institution is assured
  • Lesser documentation is required during the visa application
  • Income tax proof is not required
  • Generally an SPP visa application takes around 5 to 10 working days

Note: Applying under SPP does not guarantee you a visa but definitely improves the chances of you getting a Canadian visa to help you achieve your dreams. Thanks to such initiatives that good students face none or lesser difficulties in getting the Canadian visa easily.
If you wish to check out the list of Canadian Colleges or Universities in Canada in different Canadian regions including in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon, please check it out here 

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