Study in Canada

Study in Canada

Planning to study in Canada? Want to know about the education system in Canada? Don’t worry here is what all you need to know to plan your study abroad. Canada has steadily been among the top three Study Abroad destinations for Indian students. It is one of the most sought after study abroad destinations in the world and is known for its quality of education & competitive entry requirements. If you are looking for a top-notch education in the world’s top universities then Canada should be on top of your list!

 

Top Reasons to Study in Canada

 

High Living Standards

Canada consistently ranks among the top 10 countries in the United Nations Quality of Life Index since 2004. According to the latest report, Canada’s HDI value is 0.922 which puts the country in the very high human development category. This study abroad destination ranks above average in education and skills, jobs and earnings, health, safety, environmental quality, wealth and subjective well-being.  If you have planned to study in Canada then you can choose your stay at its top cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Calgary.

Globally Recognized Degrees

Canadian colleges and universities have gained global recognition in the annual rankings of world top universities. Canadian universities are active partners as members of international bodies such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities and International Association of Universities that work primarily for the promotion of international education. Degrees conferred by Canadian universities are globally recognized and highly valued by international employers. The University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University and the University of Waterloo are among the top 50 institutes in the world.

Cost of Education and Living

 Being the most advanced and progressive country, the cost of higher education in Canada is comparatively low in price than its western counterparts. Studying in Canada gives you an opportunity to gain a high-quality education at an affordable tuition fee. According to QS World University Rankings, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are the three Canadian cities that are in the list of top 50 student cities. The ranking was based on several criteria, including affordability, the diversity of the student population, and the job market.

The Education System in Canada

The Education system in Canada is a good combination of public-funded and private post-secondary schools. Education is overseen by the federal government and is managed by individual provinces and territories. Universities, Colleges, and Institutes are the main parts of this education system. Canadian Universities offer academic degrees in various subjects with an internationally recognised structure.

 

Types of Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree-A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate degree that typically takes three, four or five years to complete (depending on the province and class availability) for full-time students. 
  • Master’s Degree-A Master of Arts or Master of Science is known as a graduate degree, one that typically takes two years to complete.
  • PhD-The Doctorate or Ph.D. degree is a specialized Post-graduate degree that can take anywhere from 3-6 years to complete.

University students can also pursue any number of advanced specialized degrees in fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and the Law. Some of the most popular courses in Canada pursued by students are Computer Science & IT, Business & Finance and MBA.

Intakes & Deadlines

For Universities, the primary intake is in September / Fall Session, a few allow for a January / Winter Session and May/ Summer Session intake. The deadlines are categorically set by the universities and are typically six to nine months before the commencement of a program.

Tuition Fee 

The cost of education in Canada is comparatively less as compared to the US, UK or Australia.  There might be a difference in the Program fee depending on the course and level of study (undergraduate/postgraduate/Ph.D.) and the province of the university.

Undergraduate Program Tuition Fee varies between CAD$14,000-25,000 per year
Graduate Program Tuition Fee varies between CAD$15,000-30000 per year

Student Work Rights 

Studying in Canada is a great opportunity for international students due to its flexible post-study work visa and immigration policies. An international student is allowed to get a part-time work permit off-campus for up to 20 hours a week, after completing his first six-months of masters.

If the course includes internship or co-op options, one may need to apply for a work permit as and when required.

Post-Study Work Rights and Immigration in Canada 

Post-graduation work permit (PGWP) grants permission to international students to remain in Canada and work full time for up to three years after graduating from a Canadian post-secondary institution. The length of the work permit depends on the length of the program. Canadian work experience acts as an advantage for those willing to apply for permanent residency in the country thereafter.

Manya Advantage

Manya Education holds an exceptional track record of guiding more than 2 Lakh students since its inception in 2002. Manya offers end-to-end guidance and solution for all the overseas education requirements focusing on foreign university admissions and test preparation. Our professionally certified staff and faculty guide students through the entire journey covering:

  • Short-listing of Universities
  • Test preparation
  • Building a competitive application strategy
  • Interview preparation
  • Visa services

 

Admission Counselling Process

At Manya Education, we understand how important it is to have the right guidance to plan your study abroad. Here, we will help you with all your concerns related to studying abroad pertaining to course requirements, application processes, career advice, visa policies, financial aid, and other adjustment challenges, when staying abroad. Our expert counselors ensure that appropriate support is given to all students by guiding them through every step of the application process. These in-depth screening and discussions help students to find what is best for them.

Profiling 

Our proficient team will engage in conducting a comprehensive profiling exercise with you to help you analyse your overall profile and current status with respect to your future study goals.

Our team will help you in:

  • Assessing your academic & professional background
  • Give you profile enhancement tips based on your preferred course of study
  • Help you understand the suitability of various program options as per your current profile. 

 

Shortlisting 

Based on a check of your academic performance, test scores, credentials, and work experience our team will compare your profile with other applicants. Based on the results the team will shortlist best-fit universities and suggest courses & majors. The final university shortlist list will be classified into:

  • DREAM – Universities you have less than or equal to 50% chances of receiving an admit
  • REACH – Universities where you have 50-80% chances of receiving an admit
  • SAFE – Universities where you have more than 80% chances of getting an admit 

 

Financial Support

Finance plays an important role in finalizing your decision to plan your study abroad. Our advisors will help you with all the financial support options available for students looking for higher studies abroad. You will have detailed information about the loan options and scholarships available and help you know how you can apply for it.

Admission Test Support

Our counselors will assist with all the necessary information concerning admission tests required for programs of your interest. They will support you with information on the eligibility criteria, test preparation, tips on acing the tests, fee and duration. Once the test results are shared by you with the shortlisted universities, the counselors will follow up on your application with the next steps in the process.

Application Assistance

Did you know that incomplete university application files or incorrect application forms lead to rejections?

Admission Edit

A crucial step of the admissions service is editing your application essays/statements of purpose, resume, letters of recommendation, etc. These documents give the university admissions committee an extensive insight into your personality, abilities, achievements, and goals. Our team of editors will assist you with the following:

  • Connect and brainstorm with you to thoroughly understand your profile and clarify the requirements of the university with respect to the written documents.
  • Edit your resume to highlight your strengths and achievements
  • Edit and draft your written documents so that they stand out, above and beyond your scores

 

Admission Review

Manya Education’s admissions team will closely collaborate with you to ensure that your application forms & documents are complete as per the College/University requirements.

Our expert application analysts along with advisors will provide you the required checklist of College/University-specific documents. All the filled-out forms will be duly checked to ensure an error-free application submission.

Interview Guidance

Once your profile is shortlisted by the university admission committee, it may invite you for a round of interviews either via telephone or Skype/Zoom.

Manya Education exclusive interview preparation services rendered by our experienced interview trainers conduct mock sessions with applicants and share incisive feedback & tips, suggest necessary improvements to enable the applicants to ace their actual interview(s).

Student Visa Assistance

Securing a student visa is what you have been looking for so far. Therefore, our advisors will help you with all the documentation and other support to help you prepare for your Visa interview. Our visa experts will assist you with:

  • The checklist and formats required for a student visa
  • Information on financial documentation requirements for you & your immediate family.
  • Review your filled visa forms and visa file to identify any errors
  • Prepare you for the actual visa interview

 

Pre-Departure Orientation

The journey of studying abroad is an exciting one in many ways. One has to be prepared for any changes and learn new ways of life. Before you embark on your journey abroad after obtaining the student visa, it is essential for you to have an insight on how to comfortably adapt and adjust life in a foreign nation.

At Manya-The Princeton Review, pre-departure orientation sessions are conducted by our well-traveled academic team where you will receive first-hand ‘Pre-Arrival’ and ‘On-Arrival’ information. The sessions share inputs and advice on important aspects of foreign culture, education systems, currency, and insurance to name a few. These sessions ensure you make a smooth transition into a new culture and lifestyle.

FAQs

What is the main difference between Universities and Colleges in Canada?

Universities get to deal independently with academic matters regarding the curricula, methods and teaching strategies. Universities have the power to set academic, admission, and graduation policies and standards, appoint staff, and undertake academic planning, meanwhile, Private Universities are out-of-province institutions permitted to provide degrees after a meticulous quality assessment process by the designated governmental authorities which give the green light to certain degrees.

What is the difference between private and public post-secondary educational institutions in Canada?

The public universities are commonly independent from governmental monitoring and don’t require accreditation meanwhile private universities are commonly monitored by the state gathered education council.

 

What are the common requirements into getting accepted in a Canadian University/College

In order to get admitted in a Canadian tertiary education institution there are requirements students will have to meet, whether it is an undergraduate or a postgraduate program. Depending on the field of studies, programs and other relevant factors competition can vary. The two essential criteria are however, high school grades/performance as well as language skills be it English (in most of the provinces) or French.

 

Is it possible to work in Canada during studies?

An international student may be eligible to work while studying in Canada. A student must have a valid study permit and be enrolled full-time at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). Study permit holders may be allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full time during scheduled breaks.

How long does it take to get a Master degree in Canada?

Commonly, Master’s degrees in Canada last for a whole academic year including an obligatory internship added to the overall duration. Sometimes a Master’s degree can last for two academic years, depending on the curricula and the sensitivity of the program.

 

Are police clearance certificates required for a study permit application in Canada?

This step is not mandatory, although an applicant may need a criminal record check if he or she intends to come to Canada as a student. If required, he or she will have to obtain a police certificate from each country or territory where he or she has lived for six or more months consecutively since the age of 18. Police certificates are required to determine if applicants have a criminal record. They also help visa officers make sure applicants are not a security risk to Canada.