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Study in Canada: Everything you need to know

Quality education and standard of living are the two facts that drive many Indian students to study in Canada. With the establishment of many universities of international standard, Canada is increasingly becoming a student-friendly destination to pursue higher studies. This is the reason why the country attracts thousands of students from abroad every year and it is also rated as the world’s top 5 destinations to study. The country provides world-class education and the degree obtained by students is recognized globally.

Indian students can get quality education at a very low fee as compared to other countries in the world. Not only fees, but scholarship opportunities are also provided to reduce the their educational and living expenses. The country also provides employment opportunities to international students to reduce their burden.

So, are you getting fascinated to study in Canada? But, before going to study there, you need to know many thing about the country such as education system, living expenses, application process and many more.

Education and scholarship opportunities:

The education system in Canada is different from the rest of the world. The education is provided to students in two different languages — English and French. The cost of living and tuition fees for international students is quite lower than other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

The country provides many scholarship opportunities to the students to reduce their educational expenses so that they can get the best education at minimal fees. Some of the scholarships are offered to international students include Indian Oil-Simon Fraser University Canada PhD Fellowship, York World Scholars Program Canada, and many more.

College/universities in Canada:

Canada is not only an educational hub but also a student-friendly destination. The country is home to many reputed universities offering education of global standard. Those universities include University of Alberta, Edmonton; University of Montreal; Dalhousie University, Halifax; University of British Columbia, Vancouver; York University, Toronto, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon; University of Toronto; Queen's University, Kingston; Memorial University, St. John's; MCgill University, Montreal.

Application procedure:

To get admission for studying abroad is generally difficult for international students. Candidates have to meet all the eligibility criteria such as academic qualification and English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL and PTE) while applying to study in a foreign country. Candidates should keep all necessary documents with themselves before applying or getting admission at any university.

Employment opportunities:

The question that arises while taking admission in any international university is how to fund or finance the education. The country provides many off campus and on campus employment opportunities to Indian students like jobs in hotels, hostels, general labor, tutor etc. Students who have good academic records with excellent knowledge and skills get easily placed in top companies to fulfill their dream. Job opportunities are high for international students as well.

Cost of living:

It is important to make sure you have enough funds to stay and study abroad. Proper strategy and planning is the prime requirement. Some of the basic expenses for living in Canada will go for groceries, food, traveling, vacations, textbooks, electricity bills and many more. The list is endless. It is important to secure your job before getting an admission in an international university or must have sufficient funds to afford your living and education expenses.

Getting student visa:

Before applying for a student visa, it is necessary to have an offer letter from the recognized university. As soon as you get the acceptance letter from the university, it is time to proceed to the next step — applying for the student visa.

Steps to keep in mind before obtaining your student visa are:

Before you arrive in Canada, apply online for Canadian student visa, on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

Those candidates who don’t have Internet access can apply on paper as well for Visa.

Candidates must have enough funds to support their studies in Canada (university and living expenses).

Candidate must not have any criminal record.

Complete all your required documents for the student Visa in Canada such as original offer letter, passport size photo, a valid passport/travel document, which also allows you to return to your home country, explanation letter, and a proof of receipt that you have paid the study permit fee.

Students need to keep these important facts in mind before applying for higher studies in an international university in Canada.

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