Study in Canada

About Canada

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.

Canada

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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

  • Business
  • Engineering (Mechanical, Computer, EC, Electrical)
  • Nursing
  • Dental
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism and Travel
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Sciences – Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Fitness and Health Promotion
  • Early Childhood Education

Intake

September

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

Affiliated Colleges/Institutes/Universities

# 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
31 Kwantlen Polytechnic
University
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

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