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  1. 1. Change your Life Through Learning
  2. 2. Introduction to Canada and Thunder Bay
  3. 3. Facts About Canada <ul><li>Canada borders: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the Pacific Ocean in the west </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Atlantic Ocean in the east </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the United States to the south </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canada has the longest coastline in the world (243,000 km) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>54% of the land is forest and woodlands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canada is the second largest country in the world, with only 34 million people </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Harper is the current prime minister of Canada </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Study in Canada? <ul><li>The Canadian government has introduced a number of initiatives to make becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada easier. </li></ul><ul><li>Faster visa processing time </li></ul><ul><li>Streamlined application process </li></ul><ul><li>Student Partnership Program </li></ul><ul><li>Study in Canada permits </li></ul><ul><li>Work in Canada permits </li></ul><ul><li>Live in Canada </li></ul>
  5. 5. Canadian Trivia <ul><li>How many Indian students were studying in Canada on December 1 st , 2009? </li></ul><ul><li>11,275 </li></ul><ul><li>9,570 </li></ul><ul><li>8,745 </li></ul><ul><li>4,067 </li></ul><ul><li>By what percentage has the number of Indian students in Canada increased since 2000? </li></ul><ul><li>a) 53% </li></ul><ul><li>b) 301% </li></ul><ul><li>548% </li></ul><ul><li>823% </li></ul>
  6. 6. Canadian Trivia <ul><li>How many provinces are there in Canada? </li></ul><ul><li>12 </li></ul><ul><li>10 </li></ul><ul><li>52 </li></ul><ul><li>13 </li></ul><ul><li>What is the minimum hourly wage in Ontario? </li></ul><ul><li>$5.50 </li></ul><ul><li>$8.75 </li></ul><ul><li>$10.25 </li></ul><ul><li>$11.00 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thunder Bay, Ontario <ul><li>Population of 110,000 people </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural city </li></ul><ul><li>1 ½ hour flight from Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>The economic hub of Northwestern Ontario with world-class university, hospital and research facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Thunder Bay has more hours of sunshine per year than any other city in Ontario ! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thunder Bay Trivia <ul><li>Thunder Bay is located on the shores of which Great Lake? </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Erie </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Huron </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Superior </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>What is the name of the rock formation in the harbour of Thunder Bay? </li></ul><ul><li>the Rocky Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>the Sleeping Giant </li></ul><ul><li>the Chimney Rock </li></ul>
  9. 9. Arriving in Thunder Bay <ul><li>The majority of students arrive in Canada via Toronto </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students must change flights at Pearson International Airport. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When students arrive in Thunder Bay, they will be greeted at the Thunder Bay International Airport (approximately a 15 minute drive from the College.) </li></ul>
  10. 10. NATURE Things to see and do World Class Sporting Events Hollywood and local movies Shopping Outdoor adventures Special Events Symphony Orchestra Local theatre
  11. 11. Outdoor fun in Thunder Bay
  12. 12. International ingredients are available at several grocery stores. Thunder Bay has a many restaurants with a variety of menus:
  13. 13. Accommodations and Living Costs College Residence $250 application fee, $5600 for academic year Includes: Double room/common bath , meals in the on-campus cafeteria Homestay (for ESL students only) $50 placement fee, $165 average per week Includes: 3 meals per day, private room, shared facilities Private Apartment $600-$800 per month, utilities may be at an extra charge Other Costs Books $600+ per semester Food $300 per month, if not in residence Transportation: bus pass included in annual full time tuition
  14. 14. Approximate Annual Expenses Example: Student is studying in the three-year Business Administration Marketing diploma program and rents an apartment with two other students. The annual cost will be approximately: Description Cost Tuition $12,995 Accommodation $4,500 Food $3,000 Books $1,200 Incidentals $1,005 TOTAL $22,700
  15. 15. Introduction to the College
  16. 16. <ul><li>College </li></ul><ul><li>An institution of higher education where students pursue an education that prepares them for employment. </li></ul><ul><li>College education is based on applied learning, allowing the student to gain hands-on, practical skills in addition to theory and academic knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Many college graduates go on to universities to complete a degree program. </li></ul><ul><li>University </li></ul><ul><li>An institution of higher education and research where students pursue a bachelor, masters or PhD degree. </li></ul><ul><li>University education is based on academic reading, lectures and research. </li></ul><ul><li>Many university graduates go on to colleges to gain the practical skills they need to gain employment. </li></ul>College and University in Canada
  17. 17. About Confederation College <ul><li>Publicly funded </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>8 regional campuses </li></ul><ul><li>12,000 full and part-time students per year </li></ul><ul><li>84.7% of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate employer satisfaction rate is 92.9% </li></ul>
  18. 18. College Mission, Vision & Values <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Confederation College inspires learners to succeed in their lives and careers in northwestern Ontario and beyond. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Confederation College will enrich lives through learning . </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Respect, caring and openness </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Leading </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence </li></ul>
  19. 19. Why choose Confederation over another school in Ontario? <ul><li>High employment rate upon graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Strong links with local industry </li></ul><ul><li>Unique programs </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of living is lower than in bigger cities </li></ul><ul><li>Formal relationship with Lakehead University </li></ul><ul><li>Safe community </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent opportunity to be immersed in English </li></ul>
  20. 20. The International Education Centre <ul><li>Provides students with personalized assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Helps with study permit extensions and work permit applications </li></ul><ul><li>Helps arrange accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>Organizes recreational and educational activities for students </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates with faculty on behalf of the student </li></ul><ul><li>Develops study plans </li></ul>
  21. 21. Other Services for Students at Confederation <ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling (personal & career) </li></ul><ul><li>Ombudsperson </li></ul><ul><li>Print Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Health insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Campus recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Dental Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Food Bank </li></ul>
  22. 22. Programs at Confederation College
  23. 23. Summary <ul><li>Five academic schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aviation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business, Hospitality and Media Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering, Technology and Trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and Community Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negahneewin College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 50 programs that are regularly updated </li></ul><ul><li>New programs added every year </li></ul><ul><li>Post graduate studies in business </li></ul>
  24. 24. Program Options <ul><li>2-year diploma </li></ul><ul><li>Available in all areas of academic study </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students with a solid level of knowledge and skill in the area of study </li></ul><ul><li>Some include a field/work placement, internship, or co-op within the program </li></ul><ul><li>High School graduates study in 2-year diploma programs </li></ul><ul><li>3-year diploma </li></ul><ul><li>Available in all areas of academic study </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students with an advanced level of knowledge and skill in the area of study </li></ul><ul><li>Most include a field/work placement or co-op within the program </li></ul><ul><li>High School graduates study in 3-year diploma programs </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Available in the business field </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students that already have a diploma or degree with an advanced level of knowledge and skill in the area of study </li></ul><ul><li>College or university graduates study in these 1-year graduate certificate programs </li></ul>
  25. 25. School of Business <ul><li>Business – Accounting (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administration – Accounting (3 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Business – Human Resources (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administration – Human Resources (3 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Business – Marketing (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administration – Marketing (3 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Office Administration (1 yr) </li></ul>
  26. 26. School of Hospitality <ul><li>Culinary Management (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality Management – Hotel, Restaurant & Resort (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism and Travel – Adventure and Ecotourism (2 yr) </li></ul>
  27. 27. Program Highlight Hospitality Management – Hotel, Restaurant & Resort <ul><li>The hospitality industry offers many rewarding career opportunities. Each position requires active personalities, specific technical and social skills, specialized knowledge and a drive for success. Due to the rapid growth within the industry, opportunities to advance occur faster than with almost any other career. The Hospitality Management Program offers a curriculum which prepares students to enter the hospitality industry, leading to supervisory or managerial position in hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants and other institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Students have many opportunities to train with actual on-the-job work in a variety of positions. They also have the opportunity to participate in a two-week field placement in another country. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition: $12,995 for the 2011-2012 academic year </li></ul>
  28. 28. Program Highlight Tourism & Travel - Adventure & Ecotourism <ul><li>Tourism is Canada’s fastest growing industry. This program prepares students to enter the tourism and travel field, working in inbound or outbound tourism services. </li></ul><ul><li>The program at Confederation College is the only program in Ontario that combines both tourism and travel with adventure and ecotourism. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Program Highlight Tourism & Travel - Adventure & Ecotourism (continued) <ul><li>Career opportunities: Graduates of our program have obtained employment ranging from front line, supervisory, to managerial positions.  </li></ul><ul><li>Careers include: travel agents, airline customer service agents, flight attendants, tour destination reps/tour guides, cruise line employees, tourist attraction operators, meeting/special events planners, outdoor adventure consultants, heritage interpreters, eco guides and outfitters, government tourism agents, tourism entrepreneurs, and many more. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Fees: $13,545 for the 2011-2012 academic year </li></ul>
  30. 30. School of Media Arts Broadcasting – Television Production (2 yr) Film Production (2 yr) Multimedia Production (3 yr)
  31. 31. Program Highlight - Broadcasting <ul><li>Students that are interested in creating commercials, music videos, documentaries, news and sports or who have a script idea that is waiting to be developed, will find the Broadcasting program to be an excellent choice to start their career. </li></ul><ul><li>Students have a chance to try it all - studio, location and mobile production, camera work and editing, announcing, journalism, photography, production and scripting, writing and more. The 4-week internship at the end of the second year allows students to gain valuable work experience that will help to land their first job. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Fees: $17,100 for the 2011-2012 academic year </li></ul>
  32. 32. School of Community Serivces <ul><li>Child and Youth Worker (3 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental Services Worker (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Education (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Assistant (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Support Worker (1 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation Therapy Program (2 yr) </li></ul>Dental Assisting – Levels I & II (1 yr) Medical Laboratory Assistant (1 yr) School of Health
  33. 33. Program Highlight Developmental Services Worker <ul><li>Developmental Services Workers are professionals who work with individuals with a range of physical, mental or developmental disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Career opportunities include: </li></ul><ul><li>paraprofessional specialists within educational services </li></ul><ul><li>employment support persons in vocational services </li></ul><ul><li>support workers in residential services </li></ul><ul><li>support for families </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition: $12,995 for the 2011-2012 academic year </li></ul>
  34. 34. School of Engineering <ul><li>Architectural Technology (3 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics Engineering Technician – Computers (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical Engineering Technology – Computer Control (3 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Engineering Technology (3 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumentation Engineering Technician (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Technician – Industrial Maintenance (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Technology (1 yr) </li></ul>
  35. 35. Program Highlight - Instrumentation <ul><li>Instrumentation technicians commission, install, calibrate, maintain and repair complex measurement and control systems used in a variety of process control applications. This program provides a solid foundation in both theory and practice, utilizing hands-on experience in a modern, well-equipped laboratory designed to emulate common control systems found in industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Career opportunities exist in instrument departments in a wide variety of areas including mining, chemical, petroleum, steel, manufacturing , fresh water & waste water management, nuclear and thermal generation, and biomedical equipment manufacturers. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition: $12,995 for the 2011-2012 academic year </li></ul>
  36. 36. School of Skilled Trades & Natural Resources <ul><li>Environmental Technician (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Forestry Ecosystem Management Technician (2 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Mining Techniques (1 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Welding Techniques (36-weeks) </li></ul>
  37. 37. School of Aviation Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technician (2 yr) Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology (3 yr) Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance (2 yr)
  38. 38. Program Highlight - Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology <ul><li>This program is delivered in the state-of-the-art Aviation Centre of Excellence located next to the Thunder Bay International Airport. There are excellent job prospects upon graduation. In the spring of 2007 the Program Coordinator was contacted by at least 8 different major companies looking for AMET graduates. </li></ul><ul><li>Salaries upon graduation typically start at a minimum of $40,000 per year. Some summer students have recently been paid at a $50,000 per year rate. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Program Highlight - Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology (continued) <ul><li>Other key points: </li></ul><ul><li>Program components are heavily regulated by outside certifying bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Computer-aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application (CATIA) training allows advancement into several different manufacturing areas </li></ul><ul><li>Progression into management positions can easily be attained with experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Training also provided in C omputer Numerical Control (CNC) machine training and Composites. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Fees: $17,700 for the 2011-2012 academic year </li></ul>
  40. 40. Post Graduate Certificate Studies (1 year) <ul><li>Human Resources Management </li></ul><ul><li>International Business & Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Communications </li></ul>Students who study two one-year post graduate programs back-to-back are eligible for a 2-3 year Post Graduate Work Permit .
  41. 41. Program Highlight - International Business & Trade <ul><li>This graduate certificate program is an ideal choice for graduates of any business diploma or degree program. It prepares graduates for the demands of working in a global marketplace. The program is linked to a professional body and includes an eight-week work placement. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who enter the International Business and Trade program in September 2011 and successfully graduate, will be accepted into the Human Resources Management graduate certificate program in September 2012. Graduates of both programs will then be eligible to apply for a 2-3 year post graduate work permit. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Fees: $12,995 for 2011-2012 academic year </li></ul>
  42. 42. Oversubscribed Programs - not available to international students <ul><li>Dental Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Radiation Technology (MRT) </li></ul><ul><li>Paramedic </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Aviation Flight Management </li></ul><ul><li>Social Service Worker </li></ul>
  43. 43. Field/Work/Clinical Placements, Internships (most 3-year programs) <ul><li>Placements help students : </li></ul><ul><li>to gain the hands-on work experience </li></ul><ul><li>to increase chances of employment after graduation. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Field/Work/Clinical Placements & Internships <ul><li>Field placements are typically unpaid, but are an integral part of the program and must be completed in order to graduate. </li></ul><ul><li>Internships are usually completed outside of a program year and are usually longer in duration (6 to 18 months).  Students either complete these between years or post graduation. </li></ul>Program Name/Description Placement Details 3-year business programs Work placement Community Services programs Field/Clinical placement Culinary & Hospitality Management programs Field placement Dental Assisting 1&2 Clinical placement Welding Technician Field placement International Business & Trade Work placement Broadcasting Internship
  45. 45. Co-operative Education Programs (6 programs) <ul><li>Co-ops formally integrate a student's academic studies with work experience : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>may be mandatory or optional in the program curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$400.00 additional fee to be paid by the student for optional co-ops </li></ul></ul>Program Description/Name Co-op Details Engineering programs Mandatory or optional co-op Dental Assisting 1&2 Optional co-op Forestry & Ecosystem Management Mandatory co-op Mechanical Technician – Industrial Maintenance Optional co-op Culinary Management Optional co-op Tourism & Travel – Adventure & Ecotourism Mandatory co-op
  46. 46. University Articulation Agreements <ul><li>Our university articulation agreements allow students to complete a university degree in a reduced amount of time after graduation from Confederation College. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Applying to Confederation College
  48. 48. Admission Requirements All programs require a High School Diploma. Additional requirements are listed below. Program Additional requirements English score 2010-2011 School of Engineering School of Skilled Trades School of Natural Resources School of Aviation Grade 12 Math Credit 6.0 IELTS School of Health Grade 12 Biology and Chemistry 6.5 IELTS Post Graduate Programs College Diploma or University Degree 6.5 IELTS
  49. 49. Application Process
  50. 50. Application Fees Special Promotion * <ul><li>The $95.00 application fee will be waived for the first 150 complete applications received for the September 2011 intake. </li></ul><ul><li>A complete application will include: </li></ul><ul><li>A complete application form </li></ul><ul><li>All high school documents </li></ul><ul><li>University documents, if applicable </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of acceptable IELTS score </li></ul><ul><li>Proof that applicants meets the program entry requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Note: if the student transfers, the application fee will be deducted from the tuition refund </li></ul><ul><li>* this promotion will expire on June 15, 2011 </li></ul>
  51. 51. 2011-2012 Tuition Fees Tuition fees include: access to the fitness centre, student union activities, student services, printing quota, health insurance and a bus pass Program Fees for 1 st year Standard fee for most diploma programs $12,995 Tourism & Travel $13,545 Aircraft Maintenance $17,700 Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology $17,700 Broadcasting $17,100 Film Production $17,400 Welding $14,225 Dental Assisting 1 & 2 $15,795 Community Services Programs $13,035
  52. 52. Refund Policy <ul><li>Deadline to apply - 10 days after the semester start date * </li></ul><ul><li>$500.00 administrative fee will be deducted * </li></ul><ul><li>Process can take up to six weeks+ </li></ul><ul><li>Completed refund waiver form required </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of the visa refusal letter required, if applicable </li></ul><ul><li>SPP students: if transferring to another institution, a copy of the Letter of Acceptance from the new institution is required. Refund will be transferred directly to the other institution. </li></ul><ul><li> * currently under Ministry review </li></ul>
  53. 53. Canadian Immigration
  54. 54. Staying in Canada after graduation
  55. 55. Student Partnership Program Confederation College is a participant. Study permit processing has become much faster and more streamlined . Please follow the instructions on the SPP checklist carefully and submit all required documents. Do not submit applications until one-week after the up-front medical (UFM) examination has been completed. Ensure the loan documents are from an approved chartered bank (on the list provided by Canadian Immigration office) . It is very important not to include any extra documents with the application, even if you think it will make the application stronger.
  56. 56. Study Permit Application: Assessment Factors <ul><li>English proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Academic performance </li></ul><ul><li>Education path (gaps, traditional, non-traditional, private schools, public schools, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Program of study selected </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient finances </li></ul><ul><li>Financial history </li></ul><ul><li>Age of applicant </li></ul><ul><li>Travel history </li></ul><ul><li>Ties to the home country and Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Truthfulness </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>Working on-campus </li></ul><ul><li>No permit required. Students may work on campus, but jobs are extremely scarce. </li></ul><ul><li>Co-op Work Permit (COOP) </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for COOP permit at the same time as the study permit. Mandatory for students participating in co-ops, work/field placements, and internships. </li></ul><ul><li>Off-Campus Work Permit (OCWP) </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for an OCWP after six-months of full time study (ESL does not count). </li></ul>Canadian Work Permits
  58. 58. <ul><li>Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) </li></ul><ul><li>1 year of study = 1 year PGWP </li></ul><ul><li>2 years of study = 2-3 year PGWP </li></ul><ul><li>3 years of study = 3 year PGWP </li></ul>Working after Graduation *Students who graduate from two one-year post graduate programs back-to-back are eligible for a 2-3 year PGWP
  59. 59. What do employers want? <ul><li>Canadian education and/or equivalency </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Communication style that will fit into the Canadian workplace (soft skills) </li></ul><ul><li>Industry knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Strong writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills </li></ul>
  60. 60. <ul><li>Many students return to their home country after graduation, while others apply to become Permanent Residents (PR)of Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Experience Class </li></ul><ul><li>Graduates of a Canadian post secondary program with a minimum of one-year of skilled work experience in Canada can apply for PR status under this program. </li></ul><ul><li>The application will be assessed based on the following criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>Work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Language ability in English or French </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Permanent Residence in Canada
  61. 61. Website Tour <ul><li>Visit the college website at </li></ul><ul><li>and find the following: </li></ul><ul><li>The master list of all articulation agreements. </li></ul><ul><li>The International Student Application form. </li></ul><ul><li>The list of Summer ESL programs. </li></ul>
  62. 62. Contact Information <ul><li>For further information on Confederation College programs or the application process, please contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Futurelink Visa Consultants [email_address] </li></ul>