In 2008–09, there were over 80,000 international students in Canadian universities, constituting 7.7% of the total enrolment. The main countries from which students came were China, the U.S., France, India, and South Korea.
Canada is one of the best destinations for International students. Studying in Canada would be a beautiful experience for anyone, literally, since Canada is ranked as the BEST PLACE in the world to live. Because of its access to education, high life expectancy and low, crime rates, Canada is very attractive destination for students throughout the world.
Of more attraction to Indian students is the fact that Canada welcomes immigrants with open arms. Thus who complete their education can decide upon staying back and complete the immigration process to enjoy the best life in the world. As a country of immigrants, Canada places a high-demand on multicultural diversity.
5 TOP REASONS FOR STUDYING IN CANADA
- Huge area, relatively small population, beautiful natural environment.
- One of world’s wealthiest nations.
- Multicultural society with many immigrants.
- Well-respected and sophisticated education system, and one of the top destinations for international study.
- Safe and interesting place to study – students should begin planning early since admissions can be competitive.
Canadian colleges and universities accept either TOFEL or IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.
- Undergraduate/ Bachelors level
- Graduate/ Post-Graduate level
- GMAT: 580-600 min
- TOEFL: 213 min OR
- IELTS: 6.5
- TOEFL: 213 min.
- IELTS 6.0
Education in Canada claims one of the highest rates of post secondary education completion in the world. Education in Canada is under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories (states) and such, there is no Federal (Central) education system in Canada. In keeping with national commitment to education, public education in Canada is free up to and including secondary school (12th Std.) in all the provinces. At the post secondary level, institutes are divided into community colleges and universities. Post secondary institutions are located throughout the country; there are approximately 70 universities and 80 colleges in Canada.
Canadian universities offer high-quality education and are very well respected around the world. University degrees are offered at three successive levels – bachelor's, master's, and doctoral. Bachelor's degrees normally require three or four years of full-time study, depending on the province. An honours bachelor's degree involves a higher degree of concentration in the major subject, as well as a higher level of academic achievement, and in some cases, an additional year of study. A master's degree typically requires two years of study after completion of either a general or an honours bachelors program. A community college is a public post-secondary educational institution that offers a variety of programmes to high-school graduates and adults seeking further education or employment training. Public colleges offer vocational programmes in a wide range of professional and technical fields including business, health, science, agriculture, applied arts, technology, skilled trades, and social services. Diplomas are awarded for the successful completion of two- or three-year programmes, while certificate programmes most often take one year to complete. Many colleges offer university transfer programs, providing the first two years of a university undergraduate program. Many also offer bachelor's and applied degree programmes. Colleges in Canada are much cheaper than universities and more career-oriented.
CANADIAN STUDY UNDER STUDENT PARTNER PROGRAM
The Student Partners Program (SPP) is an administrative framework designed and implemented in partnership between the Canadian visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).Its objective to speed up the visa processing and reduce the number of documents needed to asses during study permit applications for a students admitted to Colleges/Universities under Student Partner Program. The applicant will normally receive an approval-in –principle and medical instruction or call for interview, within 2 weeks of application. Once the applicant undergoes their medical examination and provides their passport, the study permit will normally issue within one week.
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