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Canada is one of the top international student destinations across the world. In the year 2019 more than 5.2 million students from all over the world decided to study in Canada. Canadian education stands unique is because of its strong focus on research and development.
Academic excellence, affordability, work opportunities during and post-study, pathway to permanent residence, and a safe living environment are just some of the reasons why Canada is ranked amongst the top destinations for students looking to study abroad.
In addition to all the above Canada offers Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP) that allows students to stay and work in Canada for 1 to 3 years after completion of the course.
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Universities & Institutes in Canada follow an academic calendar that begins in September and ends in July.
There are three (3) intakes available in Canada:
Fall : The Fall intake starts in the month of September and this is the primary intake. Its also a popular intake for Indian students.
Winter : Starts in January, this intake is for students who missed their chance in Fall
Summer : This starts usually in April or May. This intake is only offered by few institutes for limited programs
Deadlines to apply for admission varies from institute to institute and Canadian admissions are a first-cum-first basis. Students must apply at least 6 months before the course start date
All Indian students who want to study in Canada and are enrolled in a course with 6 months of more duration will need to obtain a Canadian study permit, which serves as a Canadian student visa for the duration of your stay.
You must apply online at the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website. There is a non-refundable fee of CDN 150/-
To apply you will need:
|You (Student)||Family member (spouse)||Every additional Family member|
|CAD $10,000/-||CAD $4000/-||CAD $3000/-|
Some students may also be required to appear for a personal interview at the Canadian embassy or consulate
Indian students applying to universities and colleges in Canada can now expect faster visa processing through the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program launched by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada.
Canadian Study Permit holders who meet the eligibility criteria are allowed to work on or off campus without the need for a separate work permit. Students who meet the following criteria may work for up to 20 hours per week during term time, and full time during academic holidays:
Canada provides extensive work and career opportunities for students. Many institutions in Canada offer a co-operative education program. This is a structured program where students alternate between periods of work and study. This integrated curriculum is achieved through a partnership between the educational institution and industry.