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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
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:
Apply for study permit at least 3 months before moving to Canada. Following documents will be required to obtain the permit:
If you are accepted at a Quebec based institution, produce the following documents additionally:
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.
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:
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:
To reduce financial burden, students can apply for scholarship programs initiated by Government of 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:
The Canadian universities with highest employability rate are:
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:
Your CRS score is dependent on 5 major factors which are your Age, Education qualification, Language (IELTS/TEF/CLEPIP) scores, Work Experience, and Sibling connection. The CIC website has a CRS calculator. You can enter your details for an instant evaluation. It will tell you where exactly you stand. Following is the link for CRS calculator:
Advantage Factors: If you have a sibling in Canada who is a citizen or a PR, you get 15 points. Canadian education will fetch 15-30 points while at least 1 yr of Canadian work experience will give you another 40-80 points.
Since not many applicants will have the above factors; I am assuming that you are between 21-29 years with at least a Bachelors degree, 3 years work experience and don’t have any connection to Canada; and have never worked there before. Based on that, you might want to consider the following 3 points:
I hope the information helps!