Where Blows the Chinook?
Blanketed with rocky mountains, beaches and cold winds, surrounded by picturesque landscapes, resonating with hockey-crazy fans and over-brimming with friendly residents, Canada is an immigrant heaven!
Known for its proximity to the North Pole, Canada isn’t just a snow-blanched nation but a cosmopolitan hub for immigrants as well as international students.
The Canadian educational environment is highly conducive to proliferation as it proffers internationally recognized degrees and diplomas in technical and professional disciplines ranging from undergraduate to doctorates.
5 Answers to Your 1 Question: Why Canada?
- A Pat on the Pocket–Canadian Education costs are relatively cheaper than US and other countries – by at least 30%. Coupled with its low cost of living, Canada is one of the best destinations for international students.
- Top-Notch Learning–Canadian institutes charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counter parts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent education quality.
- Like Canada? Live there–Upon the adequate culmination of the course, international students can apply for their Permanent Residency quite easily as compared to elsewhere. This procedure takes up to 15 to 18 months from within Canada.
- #1 In the World–For the past 9 consecutive years, a United Nations Survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live in owing to its high life expectancy, easy access to education and low crime rate. This annually conducted survey evaluates quality of life in 179 countries, using over 200 performance indicators.
- Be A Scholar–Scholarships are available to international students with exceptional results at some Canadian institutions. The amount awarded varies from one institution to another. These are applicable to technical training institutes as well as career colleges.
For most courses, the major intake commences in September in a majority of the colleges and institutions. It is highly recommended that the onset of the application process should be at least one year in advance. The application deadline for most programmes ranges from early mid October/November to early January.
Applications themselves begin at the start of August. As well as submitting your course applications, you should also submit applications to your chosen Universities for funding, along with any other funding bodies, with deadlines for financial applications tending to arrive in mid November.
It is imperative to inform Universities at the start of May about your decision, succeeding which, a deposit can be made to the University.
This, however, doesn’t apply to the English language schools wherein applications can be filed throughout the year.