Why should I prefer to study in Canada?

Canada is considered to be a preferred destination when it comes to pursuing higher studies, which is the reason why thousands of students from around the world come every year. Canada is recognized internationally for providing world-class education at an affordable price. A degree/diploma from a Canadian academic institution is equivalent to US, Australia and other European countries. Also, both the Canadian Government and Universities provide benefits for the students to pursue their studies successfully.

What is the procedure to study in Canada?

A student needs to obtain a Canadian study permit, which serves as a Canadian student visa for the duration of your stay. It is not required to obtain a study permit, if your course or program lasts six months or less. For more information, please click here.

Are scholarships available for international students in Canada?

Scholarships, which are a non-repayable financial award, are a method many international students like to take advantage of to finance their study in Canada. Every student entering higher studies aims to achieve high marks to be eligible to obtain this award. There are some scholarships you need to apply to and then there are some, which are provided automatically.

What are the processing times for a study permit?

The average time for the visa procedure is about 15 days, but it is sensible to account for one month in your plans. Even though there are no interviews for the Canadian student visa, complications can arise if the embassy asks for documents/clarifications.

Is a study permit required for short-term course?

A study permit is not required for a short-term course, since all of them do not exceed 6 months.

Is it possible to work during studies?

You are eligible to work part-time during your study period. If you’re on vacation, you have the option of working full-time without exceeding the maximum hours allowed per year.

Is it possible to come to Canada for a pre-study visit?

You’re only eligible to enter on the issue date of your visa. Students do have the option to apply to reach Canada 3 month’s prior of their study program. If you land too early in Canada without permission, you will need to provide solid reasons to the Canadian border patrol officer.

What are the common requirements into getting accepted in a Canadian University/College?

  • Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)
  • English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  • Standardized Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the program)
  • Two academic references
  • Two references from employers (where applicable)
  • Passport sized photographs
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Resume/CV
  • Draft for application fees, if applicable
  • Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture Courses)
  • Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities

What type of documentation will I need in order to apply for a student visa in Canada?

You need these documents to apply for a study permit:

  • Proof of acceptance
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of financial support
  • Letter of explanation
  • Other Academic Documents

Can I work without a work permit, while studying in Canada?

To be eligible to work without a work permit, you need to have a study permit and should be enrolled full-time in an eligible institution. Then you will be allowed to work on the campus only.

How do I get the residency permit once in Canada?

To be able to apply for a residency permit, you need to be physically present in Canada for at least 2 years in every 5-year period, which is assessed on a rolling basis. Immigration, Refugees and Citizen Canada (IRCC) will be the one to assess the 5 years you have spent in or out of Canada.

Is it possible to get the Canadian citizenship as an international student?

Yes, it is possible to get a Canadian citizenship but there are procedures to it. Being an international student in Canada, you are considered a temporary resident. You are expected to leave once your studies are complete, unless you have applied for PR or a work permit. You must meet eligibility requirements to apply for these programs. Extra points are awarded to graduates of Canadian college or university programs.

Is IELTS mandatory for study in Canada?

Yes, English tests like IELTS or TOEFL are mandatory for all Indian students coming into Canada to study. Only exception on IELTS or TOEFL is the skills development courses offered by Carleton University.

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