About Canada & Education
Canada plays host to more than 175,000 international students in any given year. Increasingly Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world, Canadian education includes profiles of universities, colleges and career colleges/trade schools along with the various certificate, diploma, undergraduate and graduate programs of study. The universities in Canada offer programs leading to a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree. Colleges in Canada, on the other hand, only offer Bachelor’s degree programs to students. Canada has its share of ‘top universities’ like McGill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and University of Waterloo. Canada is popular for its coop or work-study programs. The cooperative education model formally integrates academic studies with relevant work experience. Coop students alternate terms of school and work in appropriate fields (business, industry, government, social services, etc.). The work term is usually of four months duration. On completion of the degree, one has the same number of academic terms as a regular student, plus up to two years of work experience.
Canadians place a premium on education, and demand first-rate schools. Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: 7.1% of gross domestic product (GDP) compared with an average of 6.1% in other countries. A degree from a Canadian University is recognized worldwide. International Students who graduate from Canadian universities enjoy successful and prosperous careers.
The Canadian education system is the most affordable in comparison with a number of institutions all over the world. There fore secure a world class degree/ diploma with less amount of investment. Canadian universities charge lower tuition rates for international students than their counterparts in competing countries. At the same time, these institutions maintain excellent educational quality.
Wide Range of Programs
Canadian Universities and Colleges offer a wide range of academic programs which include Accounting, Architecture, Arts, Business, Commerce, Engineering, Fashion Designing, Health Care, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Language, Medicine, Science, Sound Recording, Broadcasting and many more.
One of the Best Places in the World to Live
Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada’s largest cities — Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal — have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
International student are able to work on campus or off campus with or without work permit while completing studies. The Off-Campus Work Permit Program allows certain foreign students to work off campus while completing their studies. To qualify, a student must be a full-time student enrolled at a participating publicly funded post-secondary educational institution or in an approved program at an eligible privately funded institution.
International students who study for a minimum 8 months programme can apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) Students are allowed to stay back in Canada after their studies, the duration of stay back depends on the duration of the program. If the study period is less than 2 yrs than the stay back will be equal to the duration of the course and if the program is 2 years or more than 2 yrs then the stay back will be 3 yrs.