Why study in Canada?
With affordable tuition fees, quality institutions, post-study work and immigration options and welcoming people, it's no surprise that Canada is quickly becoming a leading destination for international students. Canada hosts more than 250,000 international students and has experienced a huge increase in demand from overseas students in recent years. The quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, Canada’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls mean that you’ll be earning a high-quality education that will open doors for your future and benefit your career over the long term. The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all of the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society. Canada also offers exciting campus life with Olympic-quality sports facilities to public concert halls and art galleries, Canada’s post-secondary campuses offer you enormous possibilities for learning and leisure
Cost of Education and Living?
Living and tuition fees for international students in Canada are generally lower than in other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. The cost of going to school in Canada is affordable and you’ll earn globally recognized qualifications that will set you on the path to career success. Canadian institutions offer lower tuition rates than many other countries, which means international students can save considerably by studying in Canada. All Canadian universities receive public funding through their provincial governments, which allows for lower tuition fees and ensures all universities adhere to a code of academic standards.
Various universities have on-campus residences designated for international students, or residences available for all students on campus. Rent costs will vary greatly depending on where you study, and if you live on or off campus. Students looking to experience language immersion and cultural exposure to a Canadian home can also opt for home-stay accommodation with a Canadian family.
Work and study?
As of June, 2014, students no longer needed to apply for a separate work visa to work off-campus, and are eligible to work as soon as their program of study begins.
Canada provides extensive work and career opportunities for all types of students. Many institutions in Canada offer a co-operative education program. This is a structured program where students alternate between periods of work and study. This integrated curriculum is achieved through a partnership between the educational institution and industry.
Post Study work?
International graduates from Canadian higher education institutions also have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to three years following the completion of their program. To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). If you would like to look into staying in Canada as a permanent resident after you finish your studies, there are several programs available, each with its own requirements
In Canada, a student visa is often referred to as a 'study permit'. The following six steps outline how Universal Education will guide you through the process of applying for a study permit in Canada.
Once you have received and accepted an offer of admission, we will:
Step 1: Review your visa application
Step 2: Check provincial guidelines
Step 3: Collate visa documents
Step 4: Submit application through VFS
Step 5: Coordinate additional information or documents (if required)
Step 6: Let you know the decision on your study permit application
Need help finding the best course, submitting your university application or guiding you through visa requirements? Book an appointment with one of our counsellors.
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