Study in Canada

Canada is one of the most sought-after education destinations in the world. A country with a good quality of life, Canada welcomes people from around the globe. In terms of size, Canada is the second largest country in the world, but with a sparse population for such a large country. The country is particularly bilingual, as both English and French are spoken.

Why study in Canada?

Excellent choice! Take a look at what Canada has to offer Canada has affordable tuition fees, quality institutions, work and immigration options, and a welcoming population, so it's no surprise that it is quickly becoming a leading destination for international students. In recent years, Canada has seen an increase in demand from overseas students to study in its universities.
Canada may be the right place for you for a number of reasons.

Quality education Canada's education and living standards are among the best in the world. Our high academic standards and rigorous quality controls ensure that you'll earn a quality education that will open doors for your future and benefit your career in the long run.

Affordable education
Canada's education and living standards are among the best in the world. Our high academic standards and rigorous quality controls ensure that you'll earn a quality education that will open doors for your future and benefit your career in the long run.

Canada is a peaceful and multicultural place where you can expect friendly and open people willing to learn about new cultures. The diversity of ethnic groups represented in Canada makes it easy to find ethnic foods and activities associated with specific cultures.

Immigration possibilities
Graduates of Canadian higher education institutions can work in Canada for up to three years following their course completion by completing a Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP). If you want to apply to become a permanent resident of Canada, this can assist you.

Innovative and abundant research opportunities
Canadian post-secondary education is based on research. You'll have ample opportunities to be a part of this vibrant aspect of education. Governments and businesses both support Canadian research in fields such as telecommunications, medicine, agriculture, information technology, and environmental science.

Healthy and safe communities
As a nation, Canada consistently ranks among the best places to live. You are guaranteed the same freedoms as Canadians as an international student in Canada - a respect for human rights, parity, and the stability of society.

World-class language education
The Canadian government is recognised as a world leader in language teaching. Canadian universities teach both French and English as a first and second language and this is an integral part of a Canadian education. You will be able to improve your fluency and capacity for either language as you further your studies and become more desirable to employers.

Exciting campus lifestyle
With Olympic-caliber sports facilities, concert halls, and art galleries, Canada's postsecondary campuses provide you with endless opportunities for learning and leisure.

Education System
Everything you need to know about the education system in Canada.

Canada makes a large investment in its education system. In fact, Canada is one of the world’s top education performers and among the top three countries in spending per capita on public postsecondary education, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

How it works

The post-secondary education system in Canada is divided into:
● Certificate level, generally for a year.
● Diploma level, for one or two years.
● Advanced diploma, generally two or three-year programs.
● Bachelor degrees, awarded after four years of full-time study.
● Postgraduate diplomas/certificates, for one or two years of study.
● Master’s degrees, available after a bachelor degree to excel in a certain subject, for one to two years.
● Doctorate or PhD, generally four to seven years.

Academic Year
It is common for colleges and universities to offer classes from early September to early May. Winter session runs from September to December, followed by January to April. From May to August, several types of summer study are available. In addition, a few select schools offer yearround schooling in Canada.
Undergraduate degrees can take between three and four years, depending on the university. Graduate degrees are usually completed in one to two years, depending on their type. PhD programs are typically longer in the U.S. than in other countries, ranging from 1 to 2 years. Usually, they take between four and seven years to complete.

Styles of teaching and learning
Furthermore, Canadian universities are committed to research and to the provision of high-quality teaching as well as providing opportunities that enhance students' learning, career paths, and quality of life. Lectures and tutorials are both common at university. Lectures are taught by professors and can have anywhere between 30 and 200 students. Usually they include a lab or a tutorial.
In a tutorial or lab, topics are discussed in greater depth. There are generally 20 to 30 students in a tutorial.

Fees and scholarships
Education costs
Certainly, studying abroad can be expensive for students. In contrast to the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US, Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students. You will need between CA$7000 and CA$29,000 a year to cover tuition fees. This is only a general guide and depends on the institution and program you are applying for, as well as your location and lifestyle. It is generally less expensive to take humanities, education, art, or engineering courses than medicine or engineering. In most cases, postgraduate tuition is more expensive, and the cost of the program may vary. In most countries, MBA programs are among the most expensive. A typical program costs around CA$42,000 on average.

Some Canadian universities and schools offer scholarships and awards for international students who achieve outstanding results. The amount of money available and type of award varies between the various institutions. Getting a scholarship is competitive and you must generally apply directly to the school that offers them.
Listed below are some of the more popular scholarships.

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
It enables students to pursue master's and doctoral degrees in Commonwealth countries apart from their own. As part of the award, you will receive travel, a living allowance, and tuition fees.

Shastri Indo - Canadian Institute
Offers several fellowships at various levels from graduate to postdoctorate and from research to training fellowships.

National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
Research associateships are offered to master degree holders in engineering and PhD holders in natural science or engineering disciplines.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program
For graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines. Students must accept an offer from a university in Ontario and obtain a valid student permit (visa).

NSERC Supports both basic university research through research grants and project research via partnerships of universities and industry.

Quebec Provincial Government Scholarship
For students studying in Quebec. Financial assistance is available to students studying master’s level or above. Each application is assessed on its own merit.

Ontario Trillium Scholarship
First announced in November 2010 for the best doctoral students from around the world to study in Ontario. Each scholarship is worth $40,000 annually, renewable for a maximum of four years. 75 scholarships are awarded each year.
Ontario universities are responsible for selecting and awarding scholarships to international PhD students based on merit and program.

People and Culture
You’re moving to Canada. Here’s what to expect.

Canadians are known for their pristine landscape (especially their vast mountain ranges), rich history, and diverse culture. Located between the US and the Arctic Circle, it is the second largest country on Earth.
The country consists of ten provinces and three territories; Ottawa, the capital, is the largest city, but other major cities include Vancouver, Toronto, and Québec and Montréal, two French-speaking provinces.
The official language of Canada is English, but most people at home speak English. The Canadian slang words loonie (a dollar coin), chinook (warm winds that blow over mountains in winter) and hog town (toronto) are used frequently.

Indigenous culture
There are three different groups of Indigenous people in Canada: First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
The First Nationspeople settled in Canada over 15,000 years ago and developed many different communities, each with their own customs, culture and character. Today there are 634 recognised First Nations governments or groups across Canada, mostly in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.
The Métis are descendants of unions between First Nations peoples and Europeans, mainly French traders. Even though Métis speak mostly English today, you might hear some Michif, or Métis French, as people take an increasingly serious interest in traditional languages and cultures.
The Inuit are the descendants of Thule culture and live in the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada and Alaska.

In Canada, you might think of cold weather and snow, but that isn't always the case. The weather in Canada is as varied as its landscape. Generally you’ll experience the following weather conditions in each season:
● Summer (June to August) - the weather is usually warm to hot, with daytime temperatures between 20°C and 30°C or higher.
● Autumn (September to November) - the weather starts to get colder and there is often a lot of rain.
● Winter (December to February) - winters are very cold, with temperatures often staying below freezing all day long.
● Spring (March to May) - the weather starts to get warmer and days are typically very pleasant.
As most of Canada begins Daylight Saving Time on the second Sunday in March, you will need to wind your clock forward by one hour. As a result of daylight saving time, you get more daylight in the evenings in spring, summer and autumn.

Government and politics
Canada is a constitutional monarchy, meaning all decisions are made by the government and a democratically elected Prime Minister. Queen Elizabeth II represents Canada as her head of state, while the Governor-General presides over the country.
Canada has three levels of government:
• Federal – headed by the Prime Minister, the federal government deals with national and international matters like national defence and foreign affairs.
• Provincial or territorial - this level of government has the power to change laws and manage their own public lands.
• Municipal (local) – this level governs individual cities, towns or districts and is normally responsible for things like roads, emergency services, public transportation and some local health and social services.

Student Visa Requirements For Canada
You need a Study Permit and a Temporary Resident Visa if you are an Indian student studying in Canada.
If you have the former, you can study in Canada, but if you have the latter, you can enter Canada. You must make steady progress toward completing your course as a holder of a study permit.
To obtain a study permit, you will need:
• An acceptance letter from your institution
• A valid passport
Additionally, you will be required to provide proof of sufficient funds for tuition fees and living expenses while in Canada.
• You will also be required to provide proof that you have returned to India.
• Having a clean criminal record is also mandatory according to the police report.
• Medical certificates are sometimes also required
• A personal interview is also required at the Canadian embassy or consulate.