Thursday, 16 February 2012

Canada – Education Revolution

Canada, the host country to more than 180,000 International Students in any given year, is increasingly becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world. Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). A Degree/Diploma from a Canadian Institute is recognized worldwide. International students who graduate from Canadian Institutions enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education & competitive entry requirements. From safe neighborhoods to top notch health-care and public transportation, excellence prevails in every aspect of Canadian life including a world class higher education system.

Mr. Tushar Chawla, International Recruitment Officer from Niagara College says, "Canada continues to offer easy immigration rules, a beautiful country setting, job opportunities (in a very fair environment), finest quality education - all this making Canada the first preferred destination choice for students to study, live, work and immigrate"

A little known fact is that Canadian Colleges boasts of a large Indian diaspora of students offering Bachelor's, Diploma and Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma program enhanced with Co-op internship terms with great emphasis on industry requirements. At the post-secondary level, institutions are divided into community colleges and universities. A significant number of university graduates (Indian and Canadian) attend community colleges upon completion of their degree in order to acquire vocational skills for employment. “Canada in India- Student Partners Program (SPP) is a joint pilot program between Citizenship & Immigration Canada in India & Association of Canadian Community Colleges to expedite the visa process with increase in approval rate, limiting the documents and reducing the turnaround time for visas.” This program has proven successful and thus a large number of Indian students have grabbed the opportunity to study in Canada.

Farnauz Doneshwar, enrolled in a postgraduate certificate in Web Development from Humber College states “I now think that the decision to pursue my PG in Canada was the best decision I took. I got internship at CIBC which is a huge bank in Canada. It is one of the largest banks. I got the position of a user interface developer and i will be working at their downtown office which is huge!”


Canada has a national policy for multiculturalism which works to ensure that people's customs and traditions are preserved and respected. All of this has been reflected in Canada's immigration policies. Students in Canada who study a 1 year program can work for 1 year after they complete their program and those that study a 2 year program can work up to 3 years. This work experience has advantages when one applies for Permanent Residency. International Students can fulfill the PR requirement under the Canadian Experience Class Category for temporary foreign workers and international graduates as they are the ideal candidates for Canadian immigration. Edwise works with several institution in Canada which offer May and Sept' 12 intakes. The positive environment has created a great demand at institutions in Canada whereby popular courses get filled up early we thus advice students to rush with their current documents to their nearest Edwise office at the earliest so that you don’t miss the intake and have sufficient time for visa process, at no cost.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director
Edwise