Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Why are Students Rushing to CANADA


Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world. A country of Immigrants, a land of rich natural resources, it is ranked by the United Nations amongst the top 3 places in the world to live and study since last consecutive 9 years . Canada is the 7th largest economy in the world . Around 800,000 people of Indian origin are currently resident in Canada. These factors have charmed Indian student resulting in an increase of over 3 times in enrolments in the period Jan- May 2010. Educational institutions are not officially ranked in Canada. Infact most of the institutions are public institutions. International students are flocking to Institutions to pursue Masters Degree which requires 16 yrs of education or a Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma which requires 15 yrs. As most Masters degree programs require 16 years of education thus most students from India enrol for PG programs in areas like business, engineering, computers, science & IT, hospitality, tourism and animation and engineering in canada

The courses in Colleges and universities of canada are designed as per the requirements in the Job market. Most of these programs offer Co- Operative education programs, which is a work term of one semester providing opportunity of working full time during their study. The major intakes for studying in Canada are September and January. Students are allowed to work part time for 20 hrs per week during the first semester on campus and thereafter off campus. As per the recent immigration rules, students graduating from an eligible 2 year programme from a Canadian post secondary institutions will be eligible for an Open wok permit for 3 years and can work for any employer in any industry. They are not required to have a job offer at the time of application of this work permit. Those who have studied for 1 year, are eligible to work for 1 year on completion of the course.

Recently there were some changes in the visa rules for international student which have made Indian students visa application process more simple limiting the documents and shortening the processing time. The Canadian High Commission, have launched a new visa category designed to expedite the visa process for college applicants with a view to increasing the approval rate and reducing the time. This is called the Students Partners Program (SPP). Under this Program, Students are encourage to opt for Educational Bank loans to cover 80% of their entire Educational expenses along with a good IELTS score . Thus one can expect the full visa process to be completed in 3 weeks.

International students are eligible for the Permanent Resident under the recently launched Canadian Experience Class which is an immigration category for Canada's temporary foreign workers and international graduates who wish to become Permanent Residents. Temporary foreign workers and international students are ideal candidates for Canadian Immigration (Permanent Residency).
The above benefit has attracted a large number of students applying to Canada resulting in several programs for September 2010 getting full.

Edwise however works with several institutions in Canada that still have vacancies for the Sept2010 intake and thus students are advised to rush with their current documents at the earliest.

Undoubtedly an education from Canada translates into new skills, better job prospects and higher salaries. Clearly the rewards of a Canadian education will last you a lifetime.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director, Edwise


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