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