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Best Universities In Canada
Canada University Ranking
|UNIVERSITY||THE 2018||QS 2018||US WORLD 2018|
|Dalhousie University - [Dal]||240-290||270||320|
|University of Waterloo - [UW]||200-240||150||220|
|University of Calgary||195||225||175|
|University of Alberta - [UofA]||111||85||125|
|University of Montreal - [UofM]||85||120||125|
|University of British Columbia - [UBC]||37||51||....|
|University of Toronto - [UofT]||22||28||20|
|Western University - [UWO]||190||210||267|
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Study in Canada
Over the past decade, foreign students have been flocking to Canada, especially from Asian countries like India and China. The reasons for this are manifold, primary being, easy visa policy, cost effective- quality education and plenty of job opportunities for natives and immigrants alike
Some facts about studying in Canada
|Average Tuition Cost||$38,000- $39,000|
|Total number of Universities||96|
Canada Student Visa
International students must obtain study permit to remain and study in Canada for more than 6 months’ duration.
Application for Canada Student Visa can be made in online and offline mode via:
- Government of Canada Key (GCKey) log in at www.cic.gc.ca.
- Visit nearest VAC (Visa Application Centre) or apply at the entry port
Student visa fee:
|Biometrics per person||$65.84|
|Restoring status as student||$271.11|
Apply for study permit at least 3 months before moving to Canada. Following documents will be required to obtain the permit:
- Acceptance letter from college
- Valid passport or travel document
- Financial Proof to pay for tuition fee, living expenses and return transportation
- Medical information
- Biometrics if you are from Africa, Europe or Middle Eastern countries
If you are accepted at a Quebec based institution, produce the following documents additionally:
- Letter of explanation/ Statement of Purpose of visit
- Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ)
Canada study permit takes 6 weeks’ time for processing. However, with the introduction of SDS, students from China, India, Vietnam and Philippines can get their visa within 45 days.
Cost of Studying in Canada
Studying and living in Canada may cost up to $38,000- $39,000 per year for an international student.
The average tuition fee for students enrolled in MBA, MS or medicine courses is as follows:
- MBA- $29,971- $63,354
- MS- $23,891- $29,901
- Medicine- $25,628- $38,578
Overall tuition cost in Canada is comparatively lower than that in USA and UK.
Cost of living in Canada
|Health Insurance||$450 – $750|
|Food||$4,000 – $5,500|
|Food||$4,000 – $5,500|
|Laptop||$1,200 – $2,000|
Universities and Courses in Canada
Education in Canada is cheaper and recognized globally. 3 universities in Canada are ranked among the top 100s according to QS World Rankings, Times Higher Education Rankings and ARWU (Shanghai) Rankings.
The most popular courses opted by international students in Canada are in the field of:
- Business Finance
- Registered Nursing
- Dental Surgery
- Civil Engineering
Top ranked universities in these subjects are:
|Civil Engineering||University of British Columbia||37|
|Civil Engineering||University of Toronto||33|
|Dental Surgery||University of Toronto||40|
|Dental Surgery||University of British Columbia||20|
|Registered Nursing||McGill University||37|
|Registered Nursing||University of British Columbia||20|
|Registered Nursing||McMaster University||19|
|Registered Nursing||University of Alberta||17|
|Registered Nursing||University of Toronto||2|
Scholarships in Canada for International Students
To reduce financial burden, students can apply for scholarship programs initiated by Government of Canada.
|Name of the Scholarship||For||Amount||Application||Date|
|Queen’s University International Scholarships||For international students with higher academic grades||$6,969||No application Required|
|Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)||students from ASEAN countries||5-6 months: $8,675 8 months: $11,153||Scholarships Canada Application Tool’ for eligible students|
|Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program||Students from Caribbean Countries pursuing undergraduate and graduate programs||4 months: $5,576 5-6 months:$7,513 8 months: $11,386||Canadian institutes register at ‘International Scholarships Canada Application Tool’ for eligible students||April|
|Banting Post Doctoral Fellowships||Canadian and Foreign citizens||$54,219 per year (taxable)||Registration at Canadian Common CV and ResearchNet Account||April- September|
Jobs in Canada
Jobs in Canada are available for students of all the levels, graduates and professionals alike. At present the top recruiters in Canada are from the following sectors:
- Healthcare/ Pharmacy/ Biotechnology
- Energy/ Utilities/ Mining/Oil and Gas
Following are the job opportunities available for graduates from Management, Engineering and Medicine fields:
|Field||Job Available||Salary (p/a)|
|Management||Senior Business Manager||$75,241|
|Management||Statistician and Actuaries||$69,404|
|Management||Recruitment Professional Specialized||$62,932|
The Canadian universities with highest employability rate are:
- Concordia University
- University of British Columbia
- University of Toronto
- University of Waterloo
Immigration to Canada
Migrating to Canada become easy after obtaining a degree from Canadian university. Canadian government has many programs dedicated to the transition of an international student into a permanent resident.
For recent graduates, Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) is open to gain some working experience within the Canadian industry.
Some of the other offers for international students include:
- Canadian Experience Class: For students who have completed 2 years of education and have work experience of 1 year.
- Quebec Experience class: Students must have proficiency in French language and completion of CEGEP program from an institution in Quebec.
- Provincial Nomination Program: Eligible candidates apply via paper based process or express entry after getting nominated by the province officials.