With one of the longest coastlines, vast wilderness, world-class cities, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a natural destination for thousands of international students. Canada has been declared the country with the best reputation in the world for the third consecutive year. In addition to taking home the overall title, Canada claimed the number one spot in categories ranging from “best place to live” to “best place to study,” while also ranking high for working, visiting and investing. That is why study in Canada is the dream of International Students nowadays.
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Ranked by the United Nations as the best place in the world to live.
Why Study in Canada
- Canada is the best place in the world to live:
Ranked by the United Nations as the best place in the world to live, Canada offers abundant education opportunities and a high quality of life. From a low incidence of violent crime and a comfortable population density, Canada provides international students a safe, happy environment to study & live.
- Canada’s education system ranks among the best in the world:
Even better, tuition fees in Canada are some of the lowest in all the English-speaking countries.
- Canada offers internationally recognized degrees :
With a wide range of quality programs for both degrees and diplomas in technical and professional careers, Canada provides over 106,000 international students each year with quality education in its many colleges and universities. Meeting people from all over the world, and from your own country, is easy.
- International students can work in Canada after graduation :
Students from other countries who graduate from a Canadian college or university can work in Canada for up to one year after receiving their degree. During their studies, international students can work on campus without a work permit.
- Immigration Possibilities:
International students have the possibility of immigration to Canada after graduation. International students who have Canadian credentials and work experience can apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada when their schooling is complete.
- Canada boasts a multicultural society :
Representing almost all the world’s ethnic groups, Canada welcomes everyone. Ethnic foods and activities are plenty in Canada, and internationals students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisors to find out more about joining any number of ethnic clubs and associations.
- Canada is known for healthy & safe communities :
International students enjoy the same freedoms as native Canadians – respect for human rights, equality and a stable and peaceful society.
- Canada offers an excellent language education:
Canada is a bilingual country; both English and French is spoken throughout the country. Teaching these languages is an important part of the Canadian education program, so you will be able to improve your fluency as you continue your studies.
- Canada offers innovative and abundant research opportunities:
Integral to the Canadian education system, international students can take advantage of many opportunities to become part of furthering research in telecommunications, medicine, agriculture, computer technology and environmental science.
- Canada experiences all four seasons:
For international students who have never experienced all four seasons before, this is one of the most alluring reasons to attend college in Canada. Canada’s big city atmosphere and naturally preserved park systems offer something for everyone, including indoor and outdoor recreational activities at low or no cost.
The Top Ten Programs in Canada
September is the major intake when admissions are open for all programmes in all institutions
January & May
January and May are smaller intakes where admissions are open for limited programmes in limited institutions
|#||University/ College Name||City & State||Weblinks|
|1||Acsenda School of Management||Vancouver, British Columbia||www.acsenda.com|
|2||Alexander College||Burnaby, British Columbia||www.alexandercollege.ca|
|3||Aviron Technical Institute||Mount Royal, Quebec||www.avirontech.com|
|4||Bay River College||Calgary, Alberta||www.bayrivercollege.ca|
|5||Bow Valley College||Calgary, Alberta||www.bowvalleycollege.ca|
|6||Brock University||St. Catharines, Ontario||www.brocku.ca|
|7||Cambrian College||Sudbury, Ontario||www.cambriancollege.ca|
|8||Canada College||Montreal, Quebec,||www.collegecanada.com|
|9||Cape Breton University||Sydney, Nova Scotia||www.cbu.ca|
|10||Capilano University||North Vancouver,British Columbia||www.capilanou.ca|
|11||CCSQ College||Sherbrooke, Quebec||www.ccsq.ca|
|12||CDE College||Sherbrooke, Quebec||www.cde-college.com|
|13||Cestar College||Toronto, Ontario||www.cestarcollege.com|
|14||Coast Mountain College||Terrace, British Columbia||www.coastmountaincollege.ca|
|15||Code Core College||New Westminster, British Columbia||www.codecore.ca|
|16||College of New Caledonia||Prince George, British Columbia||www.cnc.bc.ca|
|17||College of the Rockies||Cranbrook, British Columbia||www.cotr.bc.ca|
|18||Columbia College||Vancouver, British Columbia||www.columbiacollege.ca|
|19||Conestoga College||Kitchener, Ontario||www.conestogac.on.ca|
|20||Cumberland College||Melfort, Saskatchewan||www.cumberlandcollege.sk.ca|
|21||Durham College||Oshawa, Ontario||www.durhamcollege.ca|
|22||Evergreen College||Toronto, Ontario||www.evergreencollege.com/es|
|23||Fanshawe College||London, Ontario||www.fanshawec.ca/|
|24||Focus College||Surrey, British Columbia||www.focuscollege.com|
|25||Fraser International College||Burnaby, British Columbia||www.fraseric.ca/|
|26||Georgian College||Barrie, Ontario||www.georgiancollege.ca|
|27||Great Plains College||Swift Current, Saskatchewan||www.greatplainscollege.ca|
|28||Herzing College||Montreal, Quebec,||www.herzing.ca|
|29||Institut Superieur d’Informatique -ISI||Montreal, Quebec,||www.isi-international.com|
|30||International College of Manitoba||Winnipeg, Manitoba||www.icmanitoba.ca|
|Surrey, British Columbia||www.kpu.ca|
|32||Lakehead University||Thunder Bay, Ontario||www.lakeheadu.ca|
|33||Lakeland College||Vermilion, Alberta||www.lakelandcollege.ca|
|34||Lambton College||Sarnia, Ontario||www.lambtoncollege.ca|
|35||LaSalle College||Montreal, Quebec||www.collegelasalle.com|
|36||Lester B Pearson School Board||Dorval, Quebec||www.boardsite.lbpsb.qc.ca|
|37||Liaison College||Brampton, Ontario||www.liaisoncollege.com|
|38||M College||Montreal, Quebec||www.collegem.ca|
|39||Medicine Hat College||Medicine Hat, Alberta||www.mhc.ab.ca|
|#||University/ College Name||City & State||Weblink|
|40||Metalworks Institute||Mississauga, Ontario||www.metalworksinstitute.com|
|41||MLC College||Mississauga, Ontario||www.mlc-college.com|
|42||Mount Saint Vincent University||Halifax, Nova Scotia||www.msvu.ca|
|43||Mountain View School Divison||Dauphin, Manitoba||www.mvsd.ca|
|44||Nippising University||North Bay, Ontario||www.nipissingu.ca|
|45||Norquest College||Edmonton, Alberta||www.norquest.ca|
|46||North Island College||Courtenay, British Columbia||www.nic.bc.ca|
|47||Northern College||Timmins, Ontario||www.northernc.on.ca|
|48||Northern Lights Colleges||Dawson Creek,British Columbia||www.nlc.bc.ca|
|49||Okanagan College||Kelowna, British Columbia||www.okanagan.bc.ca|
|50||Pacific Link College||Surrey, British Columbia||www.plvan.com|
|51||Peel School||Mississauga, Ontario||www.peelschools.org|
|52||Red Deer College||Red Deer, Alberta||www.rdc.ab.ca|
|53||Red River College||Winnipeg, Manitoba||www.rrc.ca|
|54||Selkirk College||Castlegar, British Columbia||www.selkirk.ca|
|55||Seneca College||Toronto, Ontario||www.senecacollege.ca|
|56||Sheridan College||Oakville, Ontario||www.sheridancollege.ca|
|57||Sprott Shaw College||Kelowna, British Columbia||www.sprottshaw.com|
|58||St. Mary’s University||Calgary, Alberta||www.stmu.ca|
|59||St. Michel College||Montreal, Quebec||www.collegest-michel.ca|
|60||St.Lawrence College||Kingston, Ontario||www.stlawrencecollege.ca|
|61||Thompson Rivers University||Kamloops, British Columbia||www.tru.ca|
|62||Toronto Film School||Toronto, Ontario||www.torontofilmschool.ca|
|63||Trent University||Peterborough, Ontario||www.trentu.ca|
|64||University Of Canada West||Vancouver, British Columbia||www.ucanwest.ca|
|65||University of Fraser Valley||Abbotsford, British Columbia||www.ufv.ca|
|66||University of Guelph||Guelph, Ontario||www.uoguelph.ca|
|67||University of Manitoba||Winnipeg, Manitoba||www.umanitoba.ca|
|68||University of Northern British Columbia||Prince George, British Columbia||www.unbc.ca|
|69||University Of Regina||Regina, Saskatchewan||www.uregina.ca|
|70||University of Waterloo||Waterloo, Ontario||www.uwaterloo.ca|
|71||University Of Windsor||Windsor, Ontario||www.uwindsor.ca|
|72||Vancouver Animation School||Burnaby, British Columbia||www.vanas.ca|
|73||Vancouver Community College||Vancouver, British Columbia||www.vcc.ca|
|74||Vancouver Film School||Vancouver, British Columbia||www.vfs.edu|
|75||Vancouver Island University||Nanaimo, British Columbia||www.viu.ca|
|76||Wilfrid Laurier University||Waterloo, Ontario||www.wlu.ca|
|77||Yukon College||Whitehorse, Yukon||www.yukonu.ca|
With effect from May 2009, The Canadian High Commission has launched a new Visa Procedure called SPP (Students Partners Program) .Under SPP, GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) has become mandatory. GIC involves transferring of living expenses to Canadian bank before applying for visa. This guarantees faster processing of visa.
International students graduating from a program of 2 years or more in length would be eligible for a 3 year work permit after graduation with no restrictions on the types of employment and no requirement for a job offer. The experience gained would provide them an opportunity to work in an international setting and at the same time allow them to earn the money invested.
Canada is encouraging International Students to stay back after their studies. The new Work Permit Program states that International students who have studied for 2 years can obtain an Open Work Permit with no restrictions on the type of employment and no requirements of a Job offer upto 3 years. Students who study a one year program are eligible upto one year Work Permit