Study in Canada
There are more than 150,000 international students who go to Canada every year to study. International students bring a rich culture to our classrooms. Your knowledge and skills are welcome in our schools.
Canadian universities and colleges are respected worldwide for their high quality of education.
Tuition fees for international students in Canada, and the cost of living, are among the lowest in the
Eligible students can gain valuable Canadian work experience through off campus employment.
Canada ranks among the most multicultural nations in the world. Regardless of ethnic origin, students feel at home in our diverse communities and campuses.
According to the United Nations, Canada offers one of the highest standards for quality of life in the world.
Canadian Education System :
The basic structures of provincial and territorial education systems across Canada are similar. Each has three tiers — elementary, secondary, and post secondary — although the grades at which each level begins and ends vary. All jurisdictions provide universal, free elementary and secondary schooling for 12 years, with the exception of Quebec where it is for 11 years. Education is compulsory to the age of 15 or 16 in most jurisdictions. In Manitoba, it is compulsory until the age of 17 and in New Brunswick, until the age of 18 or graduation from high school only for domestic students. However International students can apply for school studies and pay International student fees.
Post secondary education is provided by public and private institutions. They may be “recognized,” “registered,” or “licensed” by government, or they may not be regulated in any way. Post secondary institutions issue degrees, diplomas, certificates, and attestations depending on the nature of those institutions and the length of the programs. At universities and university colleges, there is an emphasis on degree programs. A certain number of colleges offer applied degrees. At all other institutions, the emphasis is on diploma, certificate, and attestation programs.
Student Direct Stream Program Requirements
Students applying for a program under SDS must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Admission to a full-time program in a publicly-funded post-secondary institution such as universities, colleges, institutes or CÉGEP;
- An IELTS score with a minimum band of 6 for each ability (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) taken within past two years;
- Purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotiabank of CAD$10,000 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada;
- Proof of payment of the tuition fee for one (1) year; AND
- Upfront medical examination at least one week before submission of the application.
Other benefits to studying in Canada
While studying in Canada, international students in Canada may also:
- Work for up to 20 hours per week while in school, and on a full-time basis during school breaks;
- obtain a Post Graduation Work Permit for the equivalent duration of the studies once the program is successfully completed, allowing students to remain in Canada for many years before becoming a permanent resident;
- bring an accompanying spouse or common law partner to Canada on an open full-time work permit, allowing him or her to work for any employer;
- bring accompanying minor children to study in Canada at the same rate that Canadians pay; and
- as mentioned above, become eligible for permanent resident, either through a Express Entry or through PNP immigration selection system.