Canada is second largest country in the world, located in northern part of North America. Even being second largest in area, Canada is sparsely populated nation. The majority of its land is covered by forest and tundra. The climatic condition is harshly cold in some places and hot summers in some. Canada has cold north and hot south. On the east and west coasts, average high temperatures are generally in the low 20s˚C (70s˚F), while between the coasts, the average summer high temperature ranges from 25 to 30˚C (77 to 86˚F), with temperatures in some interior locations occasionally exceeding 40˚C (104˚F).
Canada is a developed country. It has 15th highest per capita income globally and 10th rank in Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is 10th largest in the world. It has well developed international trade networks.
Talking about language, English and French are official language of Canada.
Canada is multi-cultural nation. Indigenous groups of people live over there. They
are: first nations, Inuit and metis. There is stable government in Canada.
Living expenses in Canada
Accommodation: CAD 7300 to 14000
Food: minimum CAD 3600
Clothing: CAD 1200 to 2000
Local Transportation: CAD 1272
Miscellaneous: CAD 1200 to 2400
Books, Supplies and Instruments: CAD 1000
University Health Insurance Plan: CAD 684
The expenses of a student depends on the region he chooses to live in. These above are only estimated expenses per year for a student.
The average tuition fees:
Application fee: CAD 50 to 100
Entrance test: CAD 200 per paper
Tuition fees: CAD 7000 to 35000
Education System in Canada
It is attractive student destination because of its qualitative education and off-campus work for international students. The degree from Australia is globally recognized. The course program duration in Canada ranges from 3-4 years for undergraduate programs and 1-2 years for graduate programs.
The tertiary education system has made Canada more appealing to international students. The tertiary education includes every types of formal teaching programs be it academics, vocational, technical or the professional education offered primarily by universities, colleges and special institutions.
Canada recently created an act called International Education Act (IEA) in January 1, 2016. This act protects international students attending institutions in the province from potential fraud and negligence.
Below are the various education levels for students in Canada:
Certificate level, generally for a year
Diploma level, for one or two years
Advanced Diploma, generally two or three-year programs
Bachelor degrees, awarded after four years of full-time study
Post-graduate Diplomas/Certificates, for one or two years of study
Master’s degrees, available after a bachelor degree to excel in a certain subject, for one to two years
Doctorate or PhD, generally four to seven years
The Canadian constitution states that each province has the responsibility of education respective to their province. This means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to Canadians, and standards across the country are uniformly high.
A normal school year starts from September through June, but in some cases January intake dates are possible as well. After secondary schools students may opt for university courses or college diplomas.
Applying for a student visa in Canada
The major intake to Canada is September and the minor intake is July. A student has to appear in English Proficiency Test to prove their language efficiency i.e. IELTS. The minimum score should be 6.0 for Bachelors and 6.5 for Masters’ Degreeand academics should be 60% minimum or equivalent to apply for a student visa to Canada. Any student possessing a government accredited high school diploma from their home country can apply for admission in Canadian University.
Documents Required for student visa to USA
1. Bank Document
Bank loan approved by A-level bank
Bank balance certificate with supporting source
2. Income documents verified by VDC/ Municipal office
Income from Bus/ Vehicle
Land and House Rent
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Income
3. Property valuation
Property Valuation made by Engineering Firm/ VDC Municipal Office
Land and House Property Documents
4. Tax clearance
Tax clearance documents from VDC/ Municipal Office
5. Relationship documents
Relationship documents between Applicant and Sponsors issued by VDC
6. Identity documents
Citizenship of all Sponsors stated in relationship documents