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Study in Canada

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Why study in Canada?

Why study in Canada is a question asked and answered by about 150,000 international students who come to study in Canada each year. They came from nations all over the world to pursue on education at Canadian high – schools, colleges and universities.

Canada offers many advantages to the international student. Canada has an excellent reputation around the world, and provides a safe, multicultural environment for anyone to study. Canadian educational institutions are internationally known for their quality, and Canadian certifications are accepted world-wide. Comparatively low tuition makes Canadian education an excellent value.

 

Country Profile

  • Full name : Canada
  • Population : 33.6 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital : Ottawa
  • Largest city : Toronto
  • Area : 9.9 million sq km (3.8 million sq miles)
  • Major languages : English, French (both official)
  • Major religion : Christianity
  • Life expectancy : 78 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit : 1 Canadian dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports : Machinery and equipment, automotive products, metals and plastics, forestry products, agricultural and fishing products, energy products
  • GNI per capital : US $41,730 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Internet domain : .ca
  • International dialling code : +1

Provincial and Territorial capitals of Canada :

  • Six states and two territories
  • Alberta: Edmonton
  • British Columbia: Victoria
  • Manitoba: Winnipeg
  • New Brunswick: Fredericton
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: St. John's
  • Nova Scotia: Halifax
  • Ontario: Toronto
  • Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown
  • Quebec: Quebec City
  • Saskatchewan: Regina
  • Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
  • Nunavut: Iqaluit
  • Yukon: Whitehorse

Economic Profile

Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. Its population is only about one-fifth of Russia's however.

  • Nearly 90% of Canadians live within 200km of the border with the United States, which means that Canada contains vast expanses of wilderness to the north.
  • The relationship to its powerful neighbour is a defining factor for Canada. The US and Canada have the world's largest trading relationship.
  • Canada is one of the richest countries of the world. and it is also one of the leading producers of several minerals.The economy of Canada is quite advanced and most of the people enjoy high standard of living.
  • The total population of the country is 32,878,900, according to the 2007 census. Major part of this population is concentrated around the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence River . Incidentally Canada has the largest number of lakes in the world, hence an important accumulation of the world's fresh water. Canada offers grand scenic beauty.

Visa:

All overseas students are required to obtain a Student Authorization and Visa before going to Canada for studies. Students must also meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Act and Regulations. Under normal circumstances, allow at least 4-6 weeks for your visa to be processed. Students are not allowed to obtain an authorization after their arrival in Canada. The application should be submitted well in advance of the planned date of departure to ensure that the processing of the application can be completed on time.

Submit the completed application kit to the immigration section of the Canadian High commission. Kindly note that all documents submitted, must be photocopies.

 

Visa Process:

  • Visa Application Form
  • Student Questionnaire
  • Study Plan
  • Official letter of acceptance from a Canadian University, College or Technical Institute.
  • Financial documents (bank statements, IT returns etc.
  • Application can be made by visiting the Canadian High Commission (New Delhi) in person or by submitting the application at any of the VFS (Visa Facilitating Service) offices in India at your nearest city.

Visa Interview:

An interview with a Canadian Visa Officer may be required. If this is the case, you will be advised in writing of the time and place of the interview.

 

Medical Examination:

The Canadian high commission will issue medical instructions. Students and accompanying dependants must pass a medical examination. If the student and accompanying dependants are found to be in good health and there are no other concerns with the application, the Visa and Student Authorization will be issued.

 

Immigration

Canada welcomes over 2 lakh immigrants per year & has a policy for skilled professionals as well as Business Immigrants. Canada has maintained a strong stable economic growth because of its active immigration policy. Two thirds of the 5.4% pa increase in population is due to immigration.

Canadian Immigration is one of the simplest immigration system in comparison with other countries. It allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada, and confers upon that person a permanent Resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and may be revoked if the holder does not meet Canadian Residency obligations, or is found guilty of serious criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian Permanent Resident may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years.