Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Canada is considered as the ideal destination for quality studies. It is one of the eight most industrialized nations in the world. Canada is a leader in business and industry. A Degree or Diploma from a Canadian University or College has international recognition. Another important aspect about the Canadian education system is its remarkably lower cost. The tuition fee, as well as the cost of living for international students, is much lower in Canada. It boasts a wide range of quality educational institutions for both Degrees and Diplomas in technical and professional disciplines. The intakes are September, January and May.

Ms. Susan Olszynko Manager, International Marketing and Recruitment from Algonquin College says, ”Indian Students recognize Canada as an attractive destination for higher education because of the quality of the education, the advantage of applied studies which helps prepare them for employment and the welcoming and friendly environment Canada offers.”

Universities & Post-secondary institutions offer programs in fine art, biology, commerce, astronomy, media studies & information technology. Colleges offer certificates, diplomas, co-op placements, apprenticeships, and graduate certificate programs. While universities offer four year Undergraduate Degrees, Master's programs and PhD programs. Students also can enroll in a program with a Co-op(work)semester thus getting some hands on work experience. While it is important to think of your education as an investment, you should be realistic about how much you can afford to spend.

Once you’ve completed your studies, you can apply for a work permit, which allows you to work in Canada. Under the work permit program, international students who have studied a 2 year program can now obtain a 3 year open work permit on which they can work for any Canadian employer in any industry. What’s more, students are not required to have a Canadian job offer at the time of work permit application. During this 3 year period they can also apply for permanent residency under the category of Canadian Experience Class. Those who study for a 1 year program can work for 1 year upon the completion of education.

Sandeep Singh Sandhu, a fourth year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student studying in Thompson Rivers University says “TRU campus offers enormous possibilities to combine learning and leisure. Small class sizes, personal attention and a very interactive class environment will enhance your learning experience. ”.

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.

Canada always welcomes new immigrants. International students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker categories.

Edwise works with several institutions in Canada that still have vacancies for the Sept 2011 intake and thus students are advised to rush with their required documents at the earliest to save on the application fees, as well as not miss the intake and have sufficient time for the visa process at no cost.
Sushil Sukhwani,
Director, Edwise

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