5/9/2011 email@example.com 4 About Canada Canada is a North American country located in the northern part of the continent. It is world’s second largest country by total area. Canada’s common border with the United States to the south and northwest is longest in the world.
5/9/2011 firstname.lastname@example.org 5 Canadian Education System: There are over 1700 Universities, colleges and other post secondary educational institutions across Canada. The provinces and territories have jurisdiction over public education, which is provided free to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Education in Canada is unparalleled as compared to any other destination for study in the world.
5/9/2011 email@example.com 7 Types of Institutions in Canada Universities A university offers academic and professional degree programs. These universities generally have one intake in the year September and have fixed deadlines. Some universities have more than one intake and the alternate would be January intake. A university program is usually of 4 years in duration at the undergraduate level and 2 years at Master’s level i.e Graduate Studies. Every university functions according to its own norms.
5/9/2011 firstname.lastname@example.org 8 University College A university college offers university degrees as well as college diplomas and certificates programs. They may also offer combined degree diploma programs and university transfer programs. Their strong student support services, small classes and strong campus environment distinguish university colleges.
5/9/2011 email@example.com 9 Community College Community colleges are not affiliated to universities in Canada unlike in India and offer diplomas, certificates and applied degrees. Some community colleges offer university transfer programs that allow students to take courses that are parallel to those offered for the first two years of a four year university Community colleges have up to 3 intakes in a year September, January and May. The programs are 1,2,3 and 4 years in duration while having flexible deadlines.
5/9/2011 firstname.lastname@example.org 10 Career Colleges A technical / career college provides students with practical skills required in the work place. Career colleges specialize in courses related to Business, Computers and Administrative skills.
5/9/2011 email@example.com 12 Scholarship There are limited scholarships available in Canada but they rarely cover the full cost of a study program and they are not shown easy to find. Scholarships are available to international students with exceptional results at some Canadian Institutions. The amount varies from one institution to another and usually cover’s only part of a student’s education and living expenses. Obtaining a scholarship is very competitive and applications must be made directly to each university along with the application for admission. Community and career colleges do not usually award scholarships.
5/9/2011 firstname.lastname@example.org 14 Work While Study International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week on campus for the initial 6 months and thereafter can work off campus. They can earn approx C$ 7 – C$ 10 per hour. Student can work for full time during vacation.
5/9/2011 email@example.com 15 Types of Accommodation Residence / Dormitory:Many institutions have accommodation located on or near their campuses. Many residences have a shared kitchen and other facilities. Off Campus Rental Housing:Many students share accommodation to keep costs down and usually find places that meet their needs and preferences. Many institutes offer off campus as well. Home Stay: Many Canadian families welcome international students. Home stay also offer a more stable and secure environment. Typically, a home stay consists of a Canadian Family hosting a student in their home while the student attends classes in Canada. Meals are provided in home stay but are not compulsory. Living Expenses Per annum : C$ 10,000 Living Expenses per month : Appr C$ 500 – 750
5/9/2011 firstname.lastname@example.org 16 Study Permit All international students are required to obtain a student Authorization and visa before going to Canada for studies. Students must also meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Act and Regulation. Allow at least 4 – 6 weeks for your visa to be processed. Application should be submitted well in advance of the planned date departure to ensure that processing of application can be completed on time.
5/9/2011 email@example.com 17 Visa Interview An interview with a Canadian visa officer may be required for a exceptional cases. F this is the case then you will be advised in writing about the interview.
5/9/2011 firstname.lastname@example.org 18 Work Permit Canada is encouraging International students to stay back after their studies. The new work permit program states that international students who have studies for 2 years can obtain an open work permit with no restriction on the type of employment and no requirement for a job offer up to 2 – 3 years. Students who study a one year program are eligible for a one year work permit.
5/9/2011 email@example.com 19 Application fee: Most of the Universities and colleges have an application fee ranges from C$ 70 - 250 depending upon university to university and college and college. Documents required for offer letter SSC Marks Memo Intermediate Individual Marks Memo TOEFL/ IELTS score card GRE/GMAT score cards Recommendation letters by Professors Statement of Purpose Curriculum Vitae Passport Copy Extracurricular Activities Work experience if applicable. Visa Application Fee: C$ 125 with courier charges
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