Study in Canada

Canada is located in North America. The country is composed of three territories and ten provinces. It is the world’s second-largest country, and the border with the U.S. is the world’s longest land border. This country is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. People from all around the world come to live in Canada, hoping to earn more money and improve the quality of life. Indeed, Canada has a lot to offer.

Canadian Universities

AUCC (The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) has defined 2 different types of institutions: colleges and universities. University degrees include bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral; colleges grant diplomas. Sometimes, a university has to be an AUCC member to be able to give a university degree. In most cases, universities can grant university degrees, even if they are not members of the AUCC.

In Quebec, universities have low tuition fees because they get the most funding. However, in Atlantic Canada, universities don’t get as much funding as those in Quebec. Among the countries of the G7, Canada has the highest number of post-secondary graduates in its workforce. There are more than 1.1 million students in the country.

To learn more about study programs, read the  list of Canadian universities.

Studying in Canada: What Are the Requirements?

People who are not permanent residents or citizens of Canada can study there, if their  applications  are accepted. In such cases, study permits will be issued. Some students will need a temporary resident visa, depending on which country they come from. Read  the list of countries that require visas.

To get  a study permit, your application has to be accepted at a recognized college or university in Canada. To get more information on different schools, you can contact the Ministry of Education of the province where you want to study or you can contact  Canadian Bureau for International Education.

When it comes to application process, universities and colleges have their own rules. Each of these institutions decides about the level of French or English needed for studying.

You can contact  Association of Canadian Community CollegesAssociation of Universities and Colleges, or the  Information Centre for International Credentials.

A student has to prove that he/she has enough money for living expenses, tuition fees, and return transportation. He or she must not have any criminal record. A police certificate must be provided.

In some cases, medical examinations are required.

A study permit is not always required – there are certain exceptions. For example, if you want to complete a short-term program that lasts less than 6 months, you won’t need a study permit. However, even in this case, it will be wise to apply for a study permit. If you decide to continue your studies, you will need a permit, which requires applying through an office outside Canada.

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