It is often questioned and wondered as of what options a student will be having once he/she completes their high school education! The constant and exhaustive persuasion on students to follow a particular trail of methods has been long gone, allowing them to expand their horizon, eventually allowing them to look for wider possibilities in different parts of the world. As a result, every year a huge number of students go abroad to pursue their graduation/degree and thereby develop their skills & career in a profoundly better way.
In this blog, you would get to know what would be the best place for you to study abroad, your options for universities & courses to choose from, your life there, work options, application procedures, after study options & more.,
What Factors You Should Consider Before You Choose a Place to Study Abroad?
Before you get to choose your destination, you should know that you’ll be spending the next four years of your life pursuing your degree in this destination (the time period might differ according to the chosen program). So here are some important factors you should be looking into before you decide a place:
- Academic Goals
- Stay Options
- Cost of Living
- After Study Options (Job Opportunities) & more.,
Conducting a deep research & understanding the above-mentioned reasons will influence your life abroad to a very great extent. When students come to us asking for an ideal place to pursue their degree abroad, we would without hesitating say that there’s no better place than Canada. Reading the below-mentioned reasons will help you understand why Canada is an ideal study abroad destination for you to pursue your degree.
1. Language: –
Language is one important barrier and a huge drawback for students who wish to pursue their ambitions abroad. The official language of Canada is English & French which means that communication will not be a problem for you or any other student choosing to study in Canada.
2. Environment: –
Canada has some cities which are ranked among the top liveable cities in the world. Finding yourself in a city like Calgary, Toronto & more could change your life drastically to the better. The country has an ideal environment making Canada a suitable destination to be considered by students.
3. Culture: –
There comes the important part! Canada could be one the most culturally diverse countries you could have ever been in! The country has people & students coming from all parts of the world making it a place where you could meet a lot of new people, learn their culture and gain new global connections which could be a lot more useful during the latter than you could possibly imagine now
4. Academic Goals: –
Choosing a destination that gives you very less opportunities for you to meet & pursue your academic goals will be doing no good for your career on a long-term basis. Canada is a country that almost has every field grown and grants ample opportunities to students who opt to study there.
5. Elevate Your Standards: –
Studying in Canada helps you gain a whole new perspective on how things work. You get exposed to innovative learning methods which would help you improve your knowledge & skills and the end result would be you ending up with better job opportunities!
There are more reasons why you should consider Canada for your higher studies like cost of living, part-time work options, after study options which we will be seeing later below.
Basic Eligibilities You Should Meet to Study in a Canadian College/University:
Now, since you have known why you should be studying in Canada, let’s get down to the part about the eligibilities you should be meeting to study in Canada. A student who has completed his/her high school (twelfth standard) and willing to pursue their UG course in Canada should meet the following prerequisites:
- He/she should have taken up an IELTS Exam (Academic IELTS) and should have scored a minimum of 6 points in all four modules (Contact us for tips & tricks and guidance on IELTS Exam).
- A minimum of 55% in their twelfth examinations with Math as a subject.
- Possession of a Valid passport
- Proof of funds to ensure that the student can take care of themselves during their period of study.
Universities & Courses in Canada: –
Canada has found its place among the top 10 educational systems in the world. The country has some of the well-known universities, each having its specialization areas. Students get to choose from a wide variety of courses & universities leaving them with abundant choices making Canada an ideal study abroad destination for international students.
Well-Known Canadian Universities
- University of Waterloo
- University of British Columbia
- University of Saskatchewan
- Western University
- Cape Breton University
- Capilano University
- University of Regina
- George Brown College & more.,
Popular Programs to be Studied in Canada
- IT & Networking
- Finance & Accounting
- Health Science
- Engineering & Management
- Arts & Science & more.,
What Are the Admission Procedures that Should Be Followed?
Everything mentioned above is just a kickstart process which makes you understand how it would be to pursue your degree in Canada and the benefits accompanied with. To enrol yourself in a Canadian University, there are a lot of things that should be looked into and be carried out methodically and to be honest, it needs expert guidance & knowledge in every step of the process. We guide you through the entire process right from the beginning till the very end. The process is being explained in detail below:
Step 1: Starting Out Early: –
It is quite important and a must that we start off with the process early. In the beginning, we help you understand how things work when getting yourself enrolled in a foreign university. It is advisable to start off before 7 – 8 months of the beginning of the course. Every university has its own intake periods. (Canadian Universities have their intakes during January, May & September. Starting now would allow you to get yourself enrolled for the September intake. We generally suggest students to start off with the process at least a year before the intake periods). It is recommended that you get in touch with us during the beginning of your final year of schooling to get an idea.
Step 2: Shortlisting Courses & Colleges: –
We sit, discuss things with you and help you understand the market & industry scenario, showing to you what courses would be suitable for you to take up and the employment prospects behind it. Once the course is decided, we proceed and shortlist around 6 – 7 best universities & colleges for you.
Step 3: Taking Up IELTS Exams: –
Taking up Academic IELTS Exams is one of the primary requirements you have to meet to be considered eligible to study in Canada. An IELTS Exam consists of four modules which are Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing under which you have to score a minimum of 6 points in all four modules. An IELTS exam will be valid only for two years and it is important that you make the most of it during its validity. IELTS Exam was designed by the Cambridge University and is taken care & managed jointly by IDP and the British Council. The exams are conducted every month making it easy for you to get prepared and schedule according to your planned process (Taking up your IELTS Exam somewhere in the middle of your final year of schooling would be considered ideal).
Step 4: Submission of Documents Before Deadline: –
All necessary documents required for the process should be submitted well in advance before the deadline to avoid any delays or rejection of the application. The required documents are being listed below:
- Academic Documents (Marksheets)
- IELTS Exam Scores
- Financial Documents
- Supporting Documents as required & more
Step 5: Visa Filing Process
When all the procedures are done and the application is submitted before the deadline, the respective college/university will send you a Letter of Acceptance after which the visa should be filed (It should be noted that the visa should be filed prior to three months of the course start date).
Step 6: Departure & Landing: –
On receiving a Canadian Study Visa, all that is left is the departure & landing process. We make sure that you have a safe & comfortable journey by assisting you till the very end you find your place in your respective college.
Cost of Living & Stay Options in Canada
Since we are done with the admission procedures and we also hope that you are clear with the process (in case you have any queries, feel free to contact us), you might have cost-related questions climbing up your mind now!
Not to worry because Canada is a country where the cost of living for students is comparatively less when compared to other countries! The cost of living in Canada per annum will cost you an approximate of CAD $10,000. The country also offers you a number of accommodation options. You get to accommodate yourself in one of the following options:
- Dormitory (Offered by the respective university/college)
- Home Stay (Stay options offered by retired couples & families)
- Apartment (Though this is a bit costlier, sharing it with known people can cut down costs)
Part-Time Work Options in Canada
You also get part-time work options when you study in Canada. Working part-time could help you manage your tiny expenses and improve your skills. As a student, you can work up to 20 hours per week. Below-mentioned are some of the jobs you can work on part-time:
- International Students Recruiter
- Recreation Facilitator
- Book Store Keeper
- Life Guard at Swimming Pool
- Research Assistant & more.,
What would you do after completing your studies in Canada? Well, the answer is you can start to work right away in Canada but only if you have a Canadian Post-Graduation Work Permit Visa. The post-graduation work permit visa allows you to work in Canada provided you meet certain requirements. The validation of a Canadian Post Graduation Work Permit may vary anywhere from eight to three years. Some of the basic criteria that you have to meet are:
- You should have studied a full-time course in Canada for a minimum of at least 8 months.
- You should be possessing a valid study permit visa when you apply for the work permit visa.
- You should be applying for a work permit visa within 90 days of your course completion and should have a written confirmation from your respective college/university stating that you have met the requirements of the program.
- You also should have cleared the study program that you are into and receive a written notification stating you are eligible to obtain your respective degree.
**To know more about the Post-Graduate Work Permit Visa, click here
Why You Should Choose CanApprove to Study Abroad?
We’ve been helping students achieve their dreams by assisting them in their immigration and by giving valuable & thoughtful insights for the past twenty years.
“We truly believe that if you are a person who dreams to study abroad, you should definitely do it no matter what”
We understand how important your dreams & ambitions are and we help you take the right decisions by carefully planning & executing things which could influence your career in the positive direction to a great extent.
If you have read this far, then it is without a doubt clear that you are looking for opportunities to pursue your higher education in Canada. You should get in touch with one of our education consultants to check your requirements and to clear your queries for free!