CANADA

WHY STUDY IN CANADA?

Globally Accepted Qualifications:

Canada’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls ensure that the degree you obtain here will open the doors to your dream career and benefit your professional trajectory in the long-term. Globally recognized degrees, diplomas and certificate are on a par with those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth nations

Affordable Education:
Studying abroad in a first world country can be a very expensive proposition. However, even though the quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, the cost of education is quite affordable. The cost of living and tuition fees are usually lower than in other countries such as the US and the UK. Canada hence is a much sought after study abroad destination for higher studies aspirants.

Diverse Cosmopolitan Society:
Canada is a culture cauldron with most of the world’s ethnic groups represented here. It is a home away from home as it abounds in ethnic cuisines and recreational activities associated to a variety of cultures. An international student advisor can help you get connected with a multitude of ethnic clubs and associations during your tenure here.

Safe and Peaceful Environs:
Canada has always accorded a warm welcome to people coming to study or work here. The friendly nature of its citizens is well-known fact. What may not be as known a fact is that the United Nations has consistently ranked Canada as one of the best places to live. As an international student, you are entitled to all opportunities and privileges that are accorded to native Canadians—along with enjoying Canada’s strong onus on human rights, equality, stability and peace.

Outstanding Language Education:
Trivia time! Did you know that Canada is a bilingual country and is a global forerunner in language training? As French and English are taught mandatorily as a first and second language, you will have the opportunity to enhance your command over either language as you further your studies

Vibrant Campus Life:
Choosing Canada for higher studies will expose you to post-secondary campuses that aren’t only in sync with the latest technological advancements, but also offer other upgraded amenities as well. Right from Olympic-standard sports facilities, gigantic public concert halls and art galleries, Canada’s post-secondary campuses offer students myriad possibilities for both learning and leisure. The vibrant campus life also gives international students the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and gain valuable experience via student-run administrative bodies, radios, newspapers and businesses.

Focus on Innovation and Research:
Research being a key constituent of the Canadian post-secondary education, students will have adequate opportunities to pursue this specific academic discipline. In Canada, the government and industry collaborate to support research in telecommunications, medicine, agriculture, computer technology, environment studies etc.

Land of Opportunities:
In Canada, students not only earn academic degrees but also obtain all-round development. The highly dynamic and hands-on academic ambience helps students acquire analytical and communicative skills along with the ability to express themselves, demonstrate their creativity and develop their confidence. Teachers and professors are readily available to help students with their curriculum, and the classroom lessons blend academic excellence with interactive collaboration.

KEY FACTS:
More than 200,000 international students chose Canada as their study abroad destination in 2011
Canadian students are top ranked performers in reading, literacy, maths and sciences. Additionally they occupy the number 1 spot among English-speaking countries according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).
More than one-third of Canada’s research is conducted at Canadian universities – one of the highest rates among OECD and G8 countries.

EDUCATION COST FOR STUDYING IN CANADA
Knowing about education costs in Canada is important, if you are considering Canada as your study abroad destination. Cost of higher education in Canada is quite affordable as compared to the cost of studying in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. Let’s find out.

Tuition Fee (CAD$):
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – $15,000
Postgraduate Masters Degree – $10,000 to $16,000

Accommodation (CAD$):
$3000 – $7500

Minimum Cost of Living (CAD$):
Average Total – $30,000 per annum

Note: Prices can vary greatly according to location and time of year.

WORKING AFTER STUDIES AND SETTLEMENT OPTIONS
Post-Graduate Work Permit Program:

Under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program, international students who have graduated and obtained a Canadian qualification can now obtain a three year open work permit on which they can work for any Canadian employer in any industry. They are not required to have a Canadian job offer at the time of application.

Eligibility Criteria for international students:
Must have studied full-time for the eight months preceding the completion of their program and must have graduated from: a public post-secondary educational institution (university, college, or CEGEP);

OR

a Private post-secondary educational institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as public institutions, and receives at least 50 per cent of its financing for operations from government grants;

OR

a Canadian private educational institution authorized by provincial or territorial statute to confer degrees.

Must apply for a work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from their academic institution that they have met the requirements of their program.

Must have completed and passed the program of study and received written notification that they are eligible to obtain their degree, diploma, or certificate.

Must have a valid study permit when applying for the work permit.

ADMISSION PROCESS FOR STUDY IN CANADA
To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Canada, students should register with The PATHE study abraod. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at The PATHE study abraod, work on the Canada admissions process.

Registration
You register with The PATHE study abraod and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.

Profiling
We make an assessment of academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.

University/Course Selection
Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.

Document Editing
We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.

Application Review and Submission
The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.

Interview Preparation
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.

Visa Counselling
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.

Pre-Departure Information
We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.

Contact us to know more about the Canada admissions process.