Canada

WHY STUDY IN CANADA?

Canada has consistently maintained its prestige as an attractive education hub due to a variety of factors including its global recognition and reputation, affordability, cultural exposure and abundant research opportunities. Canada has established itself as an immensely high benchmark for academic standards and has rigorous processes to uphold quality that ultimately are designed to broaden opportunities for the longer term. For a country that measures high amongst the OECD countries in terms of its overall quality of life, its tuition and living costs are surprisingly lower than one may speculate, especially when compared with other supreme education hubs such as the USA and UK. Furthermore, a total of 13 Canadian Universities are recognised in the world’s top 200 by QS including 3 that appear in the Top 50.


Education System

Canada spends a large sum of their income on the education and sustains a high academic standard ensuring you to earn a high-quality education. Lately, Canada hosted more international students than any other countries where they consistently rank among the best in the world. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized as being equivalent to the ones from the United States or United Kingdom. Many Canadian colleges and universities offer internship and apprentice programs. Students can spend alternate semesters learning in the classroom and then applying that knowledge on the job in their field of study. This also helps international students earn some money to cover their expenditure cost. A student may be able to work in Canada during the course of study under the following categories:

  • On campus without a Work Permit
  • Off campus with a Work Permit
  • In Co-op and Internship Programs, where work experience is part of the curriculum, with a Work Permit.


Living accommodations

Compared to other countries for international studies, the expense to consider in Canada is reasonable. This expense may differ according to the university you wish to enroll, your area, and living lifestyle. Most universities offer on-campus stay for international students. However, re-confirming with your counselor is advisable. If you are looking to stay off-campus, as a tenant, you might likewise need to pay monthly utilities. For example, electricity, Internet, TV, and additionally individual costs. Accommodation (CAD$):

  • $3000 – $7500 Minimum Cost of Living (CAD$):
  • Average Total – $30,000 per annum


Student Visa Application

After receiving the admission letter from the university, the student may consult the VER consultants on the visa application process and other services. We will also go through the immigration and arrival process with the student. There is a specific process for students under 18 years of age and for those for intend on taking the homestay program, which will be advised by our consultants. Every International student is required to have medical coverage which will be advised to you by your consultant.


Work while studying

Many Canadian colleges and universities offer internship and apprentice programs. Students can spend alternate semesters learning in the classroom and then applying that knowledge on the job in their field of study. This also helps international students earn some money to cover their expenditure cost. A student may be able to work in Canada during the course of study under the following categories:

  • On campus without a Work Permit
  • Off campus with a Work Permit
  • In Co-op and Internship Programs, where work experience is part of the curriculum, with a Work Permit.


Other Benefits

Every International student is required to have medical coverage. Medical coverage for international student varies according to the province. But coverage generally depends on the length of your stay. However, international students planning to study in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island or Quebec must arrange for private health insurance.