Why study in Canada ?

Pursuing higher studies in Canada is a big advantage for international students. It offers world class renowned education system in affordable rates. The degrees from Canadian universities are internationally reputed and considered as equivalent as degrees from the United States or Commonwealth nations.
It has wide range of quality educational institutions for diploma, degree, graduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. courses. Every year 1,80,000 international students visit Canada for higher studies.
Currently, Canada is becoming a country of choice for international students to pursue higher education due to various reasons such as quality in education system, lower tuition fees, safe place to live and study, bilingual nation, best healthcare facilities, lots of tourist attractions, exciting campus lifestyle, and advanced levels in technology and research fields.
All these factors contribute Canada to be one of the leading study abroad destinations in world.

Advance in technology

The country is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology, food and beverage processing, geomatics; and ocean and environmental industries.

Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the US.  Rates at U.S. public universities were almost 1/3 higher than fees for Bachelor’s degrees in Canada, while U.S. private university fees were more than double. The average cost of  study in Canada is $7000 to $8000 .

Cost of education

Work Prospect

Full time students registered in a degree or diploma-granting course are allowed to work on the campus of the institution without any permission for an employment authorization.

Though scholarship in Canadian university is rare yet if the student is talented may get the benefit of that.

Scholarship Prospect

Universities in Canada

Universities in Canada are internationally-recognized, affordable and ready to meet the variety of educational needs of local and international students. A total of approximately one million students-including about 70,000 students from over 130 different countries attend classes in Canadian universities each year.

  • You get various top institutes in Canada with world class education system.
  • You get 3 years post study work visa.
  • You can process your P.R application after 2 years and can get it.
  • Once you become permanent Resident you are entitled to get other benefits.
  • You also get varied job opportunities in every field from Engineering to Humanities
  • The cost of education is among the lowest in the world.
  • Canada is a safe, peaceful country with a high standard of living.
  • Canada has a multicultural, tolerant society with legal rights for persons of all backgrounds.
  • You will be able to visit some of the most beautiful natural wilderness in the world.

Reasons to Choose Canada as a Study Destination

Qualifications valued around the world

Canadian credentials will open doors for your future and benefit your career.

Affordable education

Cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower in Canada than in other countries.

Multicultural society

Canadians are known for being friendly, open and tolerant and our country welcomes students from more than 200 ethnic origins.

Healthy and safe communities

You’ll enjoy all of the freedoms which protect Canadians: respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society.

World-class language education

Teaching French and English as first and second languages is an integral part of Canada’s education.

Exciting campus lifestyle

From wired libraries and Olympic-quality sports facilities, to public concert halls and art galleries, Canada’s post-secondary campuses offer you enormous possibilities to combine learning and leisure. Plus, there are many opportunities to meet like-minded individuals and gain valuable experience with student-run radio, newspapers, and businesses.

Innovative and abundant research opportunities

Research is one of the key components of a Canadian education at the post-secondary level. You’re almost certain to have the opportunity to become part of this vibrant aspect of education. Government and industry support research in many fields that is tied to advancing and applying knowledge. Who knows? Your research in Canada might lead to a world-changing invention or medical discovery.

Land of possibilities

Canada will give you your chance. You will study and live in an environment that stimulates your creativity and intellect. Your life will be simplified so you can concentrate your efforts on your studies and the discovery of other cultures. Everything is done so that you can reach your full potential.

Possibility of immigration

Some international students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada.

Work While You Study

A number of work permit programs for international students. Working in Canada can provide a source of income while you study, give you valuable work experience, help you make business contacts for the future and even allow you to immigrate after your graduation.

Options To Work in Canada:

  • Working on campus
  • Working off campus

Co-op and internship programs You and your spouse or common-law partner can work while you study and after graduation through Working after graduation Enabling your spouse or common-law partner to work while youstudy.
  • International recognition of Canadian university degrees is something you can count on for your future, since universities in Canada are known around the world for their high-quality teaching and research.
  • University scholarships for international students are available to new students based on criteria including academic success, community involvement, athletic excellence, references from instructors or employers or financial need.

Quality in Education system

Canadians are very serious about education. This is truly evident with ultra modern campuses and high tech universities. The Canadian government loves to spend more money to improve the quality of education system.
The universities in Canada are excellent in terms of academics with high standards of teaching and outstanding campus atmosphere. Because of this reason, the Canadian universities always rank top most position among top international universities in world.
Canadian degrees and diplomas are recognized and respected worldwide and degrees from Canadian universities are considered as equivalent to those obtained from United States of America or Common wealth nations.

Affordable tuition fees

Besides possessing of high quality education system and excellent academics, still the Canadian universities relatively offer lower tuition fees when compared to other universities in U.S.A, U.K, and Australia etc.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Canada is less expensive when compared to other countries like Australia, US, German, UK etc.

Academic programs cater to individual needs

Canadian universities offer wide range of study programs that caters to each individual need. There are several colleges that offer certificates, diplomas, co-op placements, apprenticeship programs, and graduate certificate programs. Whereas, universities in Canada offer three or four years of undergraduate degree programs, Master’s program, Ph.D programs etc.
Most universities in Canada offers collaborative degree program (i.e., four years of undergraduate study+two years of Master’s program). An individual has flexibility to study either in a large, research intensive campus or in a small liberal arts institution for a focused undergraduate study.

Safe to live

Canada has been ranked as one of the best places to live and study. Most universities and colleges in Canada have their own campus security system and even the Canadian government conduct “Walk Safe” program to help the people to get access to the public transportation during late hours.

Improve your second language skills

In Canada, more than one billion people speak English and 250 million people speak French for communication purposes. Studying in Canada provides the best opportunity for international students to brush up their English as well as French language skills. Foreign students who are studying in Canada can enrol either for English language program or for French language program to improve language fluency.

Explore the beautiful country

Canada is the most beautiful and exciting place to live and explore. There are several tourist attractions in Canada to visit such as the Lush Coastline of British Columbia, the Majestic Rocky mountains of Alberta, the big skies of prairies, the rugged hills, attractive coastline of the Atlantic provinces, the maple sugar country in the great lakes and St. Lawrence etc.
International students who are studying in Canada must surely pay a visit to wonderful tourist attractions in Canada.

Immigration possibility

Do you want to reside in Canada after your studies? Willing to settle down in Canada permanently? The “Canadian Experience Class” makes it easier to shift to Canada permanently.
The candidates who have applied for permanent visa must fulfil following criteria:

  • Graduated with a degree.
  • Have one year of experience.

But it will take 15 to 18 months to process and approve your permanent visa.


Scholarships for international students are purely merit based and amount awarded varies with each institution. Generally scholarship amount covers tuition waiver fee and living expenses during study period.
There are several kinds of private and government scholarships available for international students to study in Canada. But the most common merit based scholarships for international students are:
Tuition waiver: This scholarship is awarded in conjunction with teaching/research assistantship and tuition fee is completely free during the study period at university level. But generals fees (i.e.,)
use of university facilities like library, computer, sports, and health services) are borne by student itself.
Assistantship: One has to work for a maximum of 20 hrs in a week to gain assistantship money (i.e., usually in cash form which is sufficient to borne living expenses).
Two types of assistantship programs are available:
Teaching assistantship: It involves undertaking teaching activities for graduate, and undergraduate classrooms. Research assistantship: This kind of funding is available for research assistants who work in a laboratory or in a research project.

Financial support for Indian students

The Canadian International Development Agency and Shastri Indo-Canadian institute offer grants, scholarships, fellowship to Indian students who are planning for graduate studies in Canada.

The scholarship programs include:
  • The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship program:
    This scholarship program from Canadian government is given to merit based students from commonwealth nations. This merit based scholarship covers tuition fee, living cost and travel expenses.
  • Ontario graduate scholarship programme:
    This scholarship is provided to Indian students from various disciplines. To be eligible for scholarship program, a student must show proof of acceptance to Ontario university and obtain a valid student authorization.
  • National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC): It supports basic university research as well as project research.
  • National Research Council of Canada:
    This scholarship program is offered to master’s degree holders in Engineering and Ph.D holders in natural science and engineering disciplines.

Job opportunities for international students:

Canada offers job opportunities for international students who are graduated from Canadian universities and obtain their degrees. After graduation, an international student can work up to 3 years in Canada.

Abundant research opportunities

Research is the most important part in post secondary education in Canada. The Canadian government provides ample opportunities to become a part in research activities. Government and industries together support research activities in various fields such as telecommunications, medicine, agriculture, computer technology and environmental science.

Canadian visa application process

To study in Canada, one must obtain Canadian study permit that serves as Canadian student visa for the duration of your study period in Canada.

There are few exceptions to apply for Canadian study permit:
  • If your course lasts only for six months, then no need to apply for Canadian study permit.
  • In case if you would like to extend your study period, then one needs to apply for Canadian study permit.

With the help of study permit, a student can work on-campus, off-campus or as intern in universities or colleges.

How to apply for Canadian study permit?

One can apply for Canadian study permit either online or through paper application process which can be obtained from Citizenship and Immigration Canada website (CIC).
Provide following documents while applying for visa online

  • Credit/debit card.
  • Create electronic copies of supporting documents

Fill requisite information and submit along with electronic copies of supporting documents. You will receive a letter of introduction in case if your visa gets approved.

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