Study in Canada

Studying abroad and experiencing a different countrstudy-in-canaday, culture, climate and people helps us better understand the Global Village that we live in as global citizens. When you think of Canada you probably envision beavers, moose, the maple leaf, and the scarlet tunics of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. But there is more to this country than those iconic and somewhat stereotypical images.

It is often said that Canada epitomizes the world that we live in due to our image as peacemakers, humanitarians, diverse cultures and the spirit of freedom that we cherish. If that isn’t enough for you to consider pursuing your education in Canada, here are a just a few more things for you to think about:
Canada’s commitment to educationCanada is among the top three Organisations for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in spending per capita on public postsecondary education. Collectively we place great value on education and fund and support it;
Diverse cultureCanada is a cultural mosaic where diversity is celebrated, not simply tolerated. We are a multicultural society where almost all of the world’s ethnic groups are represented and live freely together;

Safe and great place to live Canada is a safe, welcoming and friendly environment that enjoys a high quality of life. The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live and as an international student you will enjoy these same opportunities with an opportunity to immigrate after your studies without having to leave the country;

 Depth and breadth of studyCanadian education system is a hybrid taking the best from the UK (depth of study) and American (breadth of study) systems and adding a Canadian twist (half of your program concentrates on depth while the other half offers breadth or the ability to combine two or more areas of passion). Couple this with the fact that you can obtain a quality education with tuition fees that are generally lower than other countries such as the United States or United Kingdom and you have a winning combination;

Wide range of choicesAs the second largest country in the world in area and more than 100 universities from coast to coast to coast, there are program and university choices as varied as the Canadian landscape itself, which means there is something for everyone. Canada truly is a land of possibilities!
It is tough to only list five advantages to studying abroad in Canada when you are talking about a country as vast, diverse and varied as Canada. For more reasons why you should consider studying in Canada, visit our Education au/in Canada website:

All persons who want to study in Canada need to apply for a student authorization and obtain the written approval of a visa officer. To apply for an authorization you must:

Have a valid passport

Have a letter of acceptance from an educational institution

Have enough money to support yourself

Complete an application form and

Pay a fee

Who needs a study permit?

Not everyone needs a Study Permit to study in Canada. Find out if you need a Study Permit or a Temporary Resident Visa.

What is a student authorization?
A student authorization is a form issued by an immigration officer. It allows you, after your admittance, to remain in Canada to take an academic, professional or vocational training course at an approved university, college or other institution.

Who needs a student authorization?
If you are not a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a dependant of a diplomat accredited to Canada, you must obtain a student authorization

How long is the visa valid for?
Student visas and authorization are valid for the duration of the program of study

What are the basic requirements for student authorization?
You must satisfy the visa officer that you meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Act and Regulations and that you will be in Canada for a temporary stay. You must also:

Satisfy a visa officer that you will be able to return to your country or be admitted to another country after your studies

Have been unconditionally accepted by an approved educational institution

Have enough money during your stay in Canada to pay for

Tuition fees

Living expenses for yourself and accompanying dependents and

Return transportation for yourself and accompanying dependents

Be law abiding and have no record of criminal activity (you may be asked to provide a Police Clearance Certificate)

Not be a risk to the security of Canada

Produce any additional documents requested by the visa officer to establish your admissibility

Complete a medical examination, if required and

Pay the fee

Application Process

This section explains how an application is made, how long it will usually take and how it will be processed by the visa office.

When should I apply?
The time required to process an application to study in Canada may vary at different visa offices. You should apply as early as possible, and allow at least six months to plan and prepare for your move. Note: Canadian universities suggest you apply for admission at least one year in advance of your planned arrival.

Largest choice of Canadian Universities & Colleges
• Algonquin College
• Bow Valley College
• Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology
• Camosun College
• Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
• College of New Caledonia
• College of the Rockies
• Columbia College
• Conestoga College
• Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
• Douglas College
• Durham College
• Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology
• Fleming College
• George Brown College
• Georgian College of Arts & Technology
• Grant MacEwan University
• Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
• Kwantlen Polytechnic University
• Langara College
• Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
• Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology
• Marine Institute of Memorial University
• Medicine Hat College
• Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
• Niagara College
• North Island College
• Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
• Northern College
• Northern Lights
• Parkland College
• Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
• Saskatchewan Institute od Applied Science and Technology (SIAST)
• Selkirk College
• Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
• Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
• St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
• St. Lawrence College
• University of The Fraser Valley
• Vancouver Island University
• Vancouver Community College
• Winnipeg Technical College