General Information about Canada:-

Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries. It is one of the BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO LIVE, A Safe Place to Study and it is A High Tech Country

  • Canada has three levels of government: federal, provincial and territorial, and municipal (local or regional).
  • Canada has two official languages—English and French.
  • Canada consists of 10 provinces and 3 territories in 5 main regions: the Atlantic region, Central Canada, the Prairies, the West Coast and the North.
  • Canada is a world leader in the fields of telecommunications, biotechnology, aerospace technologies and pharmaceuticals. More and more jobs involve work in service industries or in information technology.
  • Canada spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.

Government

Canada has three levels of Government:

  • Federal
  • Provincial
  • Territorial and Municipal (local or regional).

 

Culture

  • Canada has two official languages—English and French
  • A highly diverse culture, thanks to the contribution of Canadians of all origins.

 

Geography

  • Canada consists of 10 provinces and 3 territories in 5 main regions: the Atlantic region, Central Canada, the Prairies, the West Coast and the North.
  • The culture and population are different in each region.
  • The Atlantic region consists of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Education System:-

 

 

The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including:

  • Community colleges/ technical institutes
  • Career colleges
  • Language schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Summer camps
  • Universities
  • University colleges

Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces.

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Studies

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school academic program with strong marks.
  • Proof of strong proficiency in English (or French if studies are in French), for example TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB.

Graduate Studies

  • Completion of an acceptable undergraduate degree from an accredited/recognized university
  • High level of academic achievement in previous studies
  • Strong reference letters
  • Written Statements
  • Standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Specialized Programs

To enter programs such as health sciences, law, and architecture, students must have already completed up to four years of university study.

PERCENTAGE REQUIREMENTS

Universities

  • UNDERGRADUATE- 60%- 75%
  • POSTGRADUATE- 60%- 75%

Institutes

  • DIPLOMA/ADVANCED DIPLOMA-51%-65%
  • UNDERGRADUATE-55%-65%
  • POSTGRADUATE- 55%

(Requirement may vary from university/institute to university/institute.)

IELTS REQUIREMENT

University

  • UNDERGRADUATE – IELTS 6.0
  • POSTGRADUATE – IELTS 6.5- IELTS 7.5

Institutes

  • DIPLOMA/ADVANCED DIPLOMA – IELTS 6.0
  • UNDERGRADUATE – IELTS 6.0
  • POSTGRADUATE – IELTS 6.5

(Requirement may vary from university/institute to university/institute.)

Intakes

  • FALL- SEPTEMBER
  • WINTER- JANUARY
  • SUMMER- MAY

IELTS

It is strongly recommended that you take an IELTS test if you intend to study in English. A proven and verifiable ability to communicate in the language of your studies will assist the officer in making that determination.

CO-OP AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

If you are in a program with a work experience component, such as a co-op or internship placement, you will need a work permit as well as a study permit.

To get a work permit, you must prove that the work experience is essential to completing your program. Acceptable proof could include a letter from the school you are attending or a copy of the school curriculum. The work experience cannot be more than 50% of your total program of study.

 

WORKING ON-CAMPUS

If you have a valid study permit, you may be able to work on the campus of the institution you attend without a work permit.

You can work for the institution itself, or for a private business located on the campus.

To do this, you must be a full-time student at a public university, a community college, a college d’enseignement general et professionnel (CEGEP), a publicly funded trade or technical school or a private institution authorized to confer degrees.

 

WORKING OFF-CAMPUS

To work off campus, you must have a work permit. Through the Off-Campus Work Permit Program, you can work part-time during regular academic sessions (20 hours per week) and full-time during scheduled breaks, such as winter and summer holidays, and spring break.

You can work in any occupation, and you can change employers whenever you like. To qualify for the program, you must have a valid study permit and be a full-time student at a recognized postsecondary educational institution.

Recognized institutions generally include a public, post-secondary college or university, a CEGEP in Quebec and degree-granting programs offered by private institutions.

WORKING AFTER GRADUATION

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows you to gain valuable Canadian work experience after you have completed your studies in Canada. This can help you apply to become a permanent resident of Canada.

To qualify, you must have graduated from a public or private institution that grants degrees recognized by the province or territory. These institutions may include a university, college or CEGEP.

Work permits under this program are valid for the length of your study program, up to a maximum of three years.

For example, if you graduate from a four-year degree program, you could be eligible for a three year work permit. If you graduate from an eight month certificate program, you would be eligible for a work permit that is valid for up to eight months.

You must apply for a post-graduation work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from your educational institution that you have met the requirements for completing your academic program.
With this permit, you can work in any occupation and change employers anytime you wish.

 

WORK PERMITS FOR SPOUSES OF STUDENTS

If you are a full-time student at a recognized post secondary institution, and you have a valid work permit or study permit, your spouse or common-law partner can apply for a permit to work in Canada.

As long as they have a work permit, they can work in any occupation and change jobs at any time. These permits are valid for the same period of time as your study or work permit.

Spouses/Common-law (including same-sex) Partners of persons on Study and Work Permits may qualify to obtain OPEN Work Permits. Spouses may obtain work permits for employment in the general labour market as long as:

  • The foreign student is the holder of a study permit & attending a full-time post-secondary degree or diploma granting institution; or
  • After graduation, the foreign student has a valid work permit valid for at least 6 months for a qualifying job
  • May work in general labor market. Positions in medical or childcare require medical examination.

 

Fast Facts:-

  • Capital:Ottawa
  • Population:Over 34 million
  • National Song:“O’Canada”
  • Languages:English and French
  • Religion:Roman Catholic and Protestant
  • Size:3,988,244 square miles (10,369,434 square kilometres)
  • Flag:Canada’s flag is red. In the middle of the flag is a white square. There is a red maple leaf on this square. The maple tree is the national tree of Canada. Red and White are Canada’s national colours. This design became Canada’s flag in 1960. Thousands of designs were considered for the flag. The maple leaf was the final choice. People thought the maple leaf stood for all Canadians.
  • Crops:Wheat, Lumber and Canola oil
  • Currency: The unit of currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar. It takes 100 cents to equal one dollar. Canada also has one-and two- dollar coins. The amount of Canadian money it takes to make a U.S. dollar changes daily.
  • United Nations consistently lists Canada as one of the best places to live in the world.
  • Immigrants make up to 60% of Canada’s total population growth.
  • Internationally recognized credits, diplomas and degrees – more than 100,000 international students attend Canadian colleges and universities each year.
  • Canada ranks 7th among the most popular travel destinations in the world.

 

Affiliated Universities:-

UNIVERSITIES

  • CAPILANO UNIVERSITY
  • CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY
  • KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
  • ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY
  • THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY
  • Lake head University & many more

 SPP Colleges:-

  • Algonquin University
  • Bow Valley College
  • Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Canadore College
  • Camosun College
  • Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • College of New Caledonia
  • College of the Rockies
  • Columbia College
  • Conestoga College
  • Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Douglas College
  • Durham College
  • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Fleming College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College of Arts & Technology
  • Humber College
  • Lakehead College
  • Langara College
  • Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Loyalist College
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
  • Mohawak College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Niagara College
  • Medicine Hat College
  • North Island College
  • Sault College
  • Selkirk College
  • Vancouver Community College & Many more….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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