Canada –With a range of landscapes, glacial peaks, green vegetation and massive mountains, Canada is a great place to study and work. The Canadian education system is not much different from the American one. There are public, private universities and liberal and Arts colleges in Canada. Montreal and Toronto are the top cities for international students to pursue courses at the top universities over there. Students can opt for a diploma to PhD level studies in colleges in Canada. Tuition fees vary from college to college in Canada. On average, a student will have to shell out CAD 10,000 to 40,000 per year. There are plenty of benefits of studying in Canada and students can also obtain government and private scholarships to support their education.
Canada – QnA
Q.Why you should study in Canada
A. Canada has become an ideal place for international students to pursue higher studies. Various top academic institutions along with some of the world’s top research facilities have made Canada their home. Canada, thus, happens to be a forerunner among countries that are termed as the best place to study abroad.
Q.What are the costs of studying in Canada for international students?
A. Canada has an affordable education compared to other countries. The living and study costs vary between CAD 20,000 to 30,000 per year. The average monthly costs of living are likely to be around CA$600-800 for food and other expenses, not including accommodation. Tuition fees may vary between the colleges. Tuition fee at the University of British Columbia is CAD 22,578 while at the University of Alberta CAD 16,690.
Q.What are the job opportunities during and after studies in Canada?
A. During studies, international students can apply for internships to gain experience. But they have to apply for a separate visa to take up this kind of paid job too. Such internships should be part of the course curriculum which they are pursuing in a college and for which they have got a valid student visa. You can work for 20 hours per week during the semesters, and 40 hours per week during the yearly breaks (summer months, Christmas) off-campus employment. Some of the jobs do not really require a work permit but are rather poorly paid.
Q.What are visa, immigration and insurance requirements to travel to Canada?
A. Thousands of students wish to travel to Canada to study and work every year. A student visa allows overseas students at world-class universities in Canada. The permit requires proof of acceptance of academic institution and valid passport. To work off-campus, you must have a work permit. The work permit allows you to work part-time during regular academic sessions.