Why Study in Canada?

The high standards of Canadian educational system & outstanding quality of Canadian institutes are acknowledged globally.
Canada has one of the best & most reputed education systems in the world.
Canada offer’s wide option in term of program/ institute/ university.
Canada provides an opportunity to gain practical work experience through cooperative work term.
More than 1, 75,000 international students chose Canada as the preferred choice of study in the world.
Canadian institutes offer multiple option of education like diploma & bachelor at undergraduate level, Masters, PG diploma and PhD at graduate level.
Tuition Fee/ Canadian Institute charge low tuition fee as compare to other English speaking countries.
Students in Canada are entitled to work on campus/ off campus part time during their studies.
Canada offer post study work permit of minimum 1 year to maximum up to 3 years depending upon the duration of their studies.
International student can apply for permanent residency under various categories like Canadian experience class, Provincial Nominee program/ permanent Immigration options for international student who graduate from post secondary program in Canada. Gain Canadian work experience while studying by working part time on campus without a work permit and off campus with a work permit.
Chance to stay in Canada while your permanent resident application is in process.
Spouse/ Common Law-Partner of international students are eligible to work in Canada while their partner study.
UN has ranked Canada as one of the best place in the world to live in.
Canada boasts a wide range of quality educational institution for both degrees and diplomas in technical and professional disciplines.
It is a multicultural country with a high standard of living.
Canada provides a lot of merit based and institution based scholarship program.
Canada has the multicultural society supporting and respecting customs and traditions of different cultures.

Education System

Canada is a federation of ten provinces and three territories. Under the Canadian constitution, provincial governments have exclusive responsibility of all levels of education. Canada is one of the world’s top education performers
At the post-secondary level, Canada offers a range of education institutions:
Universities
Canada has a large selection of universities located in both urban and rural settings in every region of the country. Canadian universities are largely publicly funded; as a result they are of a consistently high quality, regardless of location or area of study. The universities are internationally known for the quality of teaching and research.
University Colleges
University colleges combine Canadian university and college traditions, with a strong base of applied and academic programs offered in campus environments. University colleges offer students a wide range of program choices of either academically-oriented university degree programs or the more practically-oriented college diplomas and certificates.
Community Colleges
Community colleges have the primary function of responding to the training needs of business, industry and the public service sectors. They also meet the educational needs of vocationally-oriented secondary school graduates, employment-seeking university graduates, as well as the lifelong learning requirements of the adult population. They offer professional programs of 1 to 3 years (often including a work term) that are highly applicable in the job market.
Career Colleges and Technical Institutes
Career Colleges and Technical Institutes are privately owned institutions that offer training programs that provide students with practical skills for the job market after a short period of instruction. These institutions are provincially approved and regulated, ensuring that program standards and quality are maintained.
Students seeking short-term training programs in multimedia, film studies, computer/internet studies, graphic design and hospitality and the like apply to career colleges. The emphasis at these institutions is on practical skills and some may specialize in specific areas such as business, computers and accounting skills.

Type of qualifications

Certificate
This is a post senior secondary qualification awarded on successful completion of a program which is usually one year in duration. These programs are typically offered by colleges.
Diploma
This is a post senior secondary qualification awarded on successful completion of a program which is usually one to two years in duration. These programs are typically offered by colleges.
Bachelor degree
This undergraduate program is a post senior secondary qualification awarded on successful completion of three to four years of study. These programs are typically offered by universities and lead to graduate level studies.
Bachelor degree (Honors)
This undergraduate program comprises a higher degree of concentration in the honors subject, as well as a higher level of academic achievement. At some universities, an honors degree may require an additional year of study.
Master degree
This graduate program is awarded on successful completion of two years of study. These programs are offered by universities and could comprise a combination of coursework and research.
Doctorate or Ph.D.
This graduate program is the highest qualification awarded on successful completion of four to seven years of study. The program comprises some coursework, but primarily assessed on original research and thesis submitted.
The academic year
The academic year usually starts in September and ends in May. Each academic year normally comprises two semesters, the second semester commences in January. Some institutions have a trimester system which comprise three semesters in an academic year and therefore offer multiple intakes in January and May. A limited number of specialized programs are offered in the summer session that commences in May.

Studying while in Canada

As of June 1, 2014, all study permit holders in Canada will need to actively pursue studies. This means that:
• if you hold a study permit, you must remain enrolled and make reasonable and timely progress towards completing your program; and
• failing to do so could lead to your removal from Canada.
Your educational institution will report to CIC on your continued enrolment and academic status. You may also be asked by an immigration officer to provide evidence of your continued enrolment and academic status.

Attending a designated learning institution

• Each province and territory in Canada is responsible for designating schools at the post-secondary level that may enrol international students on or after June 1.
• A list of designated learning institutions at the post-secondary level will be available on the CIC website by June 1, 2014.
• If your study permit application is received on or after June 1 and your letter of acceptance is from an institution that is not designated for international students, your application will be refused.
• All primary and secondary institutions in Canada are automatically designated but will not appear on the designated learning institution list.
If your application for a study permit is received before June 1, 2014, and your letter of acceptance is from an institution that is not designated for international students:
• your application will be processed and you may still pursue your program of study at that institution for the duration of your study permit; and
• you will be able to renew your study permit in order to complete your program, but not beyond June 1, 2017.
If you were issued a study permit before June 1 and are studying at an institution that is not designated for international students:
• you will be able to pursue the program of study that you are enrolled in for the duration of your current permit; and
• you will be able to renew your study permit in order to complete your program, but not beyond June 1, 2017.
If the institution you are studying at loses its status as a designated learning institution after you have already been issued a study permit:
• you will be able to pursue the program of study that you are enrolled in for the duration of your current permit; and
• you will be able to renew your study permit in order to complete your program, but not beyond June 1, 2017.

Applying for a study permit on or after June 1, 2014

To apply for a study permit on or after June 1, 2014, you will need to identify the institution by its designated learning institution number on the application form. This number can be found on the designated learning institution list, which will be published on the CIC website by June 1, 2014.
You must also meet the standard eligibility criteria for a study permit.
You must prove that you have enough money to pay for your:
• tuition fees;
• living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada; and
• return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada.
You must be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate.
You must be in good health and willing to undergo a medical examination, if necessary.
You must satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.
Six months or less of study
A study permit is not needed if you want to take short-term courses or programs of study of six months or less. You may enrol in short-term programs at any learning institution, regardless of whether or not it is designated.
If, however, you would like to get a study permit for studies of six months or less, you must attend a designated learning institution.