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CANADA

CANADA

WHY STUDY IN CANADA?

Canadians have developed a first rate education system as they attach a great significance to learning. Canada is spending significant portion of the GDP is spent on education. Canadian certificates, degrees, or diplomas are well-recognized globally.
Canada invites 1,50,000 international students every year to study in Canada and also gives opportunity to work and settle.
Following are the reasons why a student should prefer Canada:
• The United Nations ranked Canada as No 1 # country in the world to live. This assessment was based upon Canada's achievements in terms of educational attainment, life expectancy, national income and general quality of life. It also included Canada's abundance of fresh water, comfortable population density, low incidence of violent crime and a health care system that is a model for the world.
• Canada's tuition fees is the lowest, average CAD $11,000 to 12,000 per annum.
• Almost 80% of colleges and Universities in Canada are Government / Public Funded.
• SPP, Student Partners Program, is a new concept, which give opportunity to study with 3 years of Work Permit and Can file for PR (Permanent Resident).
• Canada's Human Development Index is Ranked 4th among 182 countries.
• Canada is one of the world's wealthiest nations, with a high per-capita income, and it is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G8.
• Canada has the highest per-capita immigration rate in the world, driven by economic policy and family reunification, and is aiming for between 2,40,000 and 2,65,000 new permanent residents in 2013.
• High Chances of getting Permanent Residency Visa through various programs.
• Internationally recognized degrees. Canada boasts a wide range of quality educational institutions for both degrees and diplomas in technical and professional disciplines.
• A safe, stable country. Canada is a peaceful, politically stable and safe country. We have laws that protect the rights of our citizens and our country is relatively unaffected by natural disasters.
• Excellent health care. Compared to other countries, medical insurance is inexpensive in Canada yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.
• A multicultural country. Canada is home to a large number of aboriginalpeople, called first nations. Over the past century and a half, Canada has welcomed 15 million immigrants. Canada has a national policy for and works to ensure that people's customs and traditions are preserved and respected.
• Nature and four distinct seasons. While Canada has big cities, we also preserve a huge amount of unsettled land and a thriving national and provincial parks system. The temperature varies a great deal in Canada. Certain cities almost never have snow in the winter while other cities may get a lot. There's something for everyone, including indoor and outdoor recreational activities at no or low cost. Our four distinct seasons offer variety and their own special pleasures.
• Permanent Residency. Work Permit up to 3 years and chances of getting Permanent Residency after Post Graduation.
• Industry Certification. Ready for Industry Professional Diploma leading to certification or Licensing.

Education System
Education in Canada is under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories and as such, there is no federal education system in Canada. In keeping with the national commitment to education, public education in Canada is free upto and including secondary school in all the provinces. However, each provincial system, while similar to the others, reflects its specific regional concerns, and historical and cultural heritage. At the post-secondary level, institutions are divided into community colleges and universities.
There are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces of Canada. Secondary schooling in Canada could go up to Grade 11, 12 or 13, depending on the province unlike in India, where Grade 12 is standard all over the country.

Post secondary education is offered by four types of educational institutions:
1. Universities
2. University Colleges
3. Community Colleges/Technical Institutes
4. Career Colleges

Universities
Canadian universities are largely public funded, and, as a result, offer consistently high quality education at lower tuition rates for international students than their counterparts in competing countries. They offer a broad range of courses and degrees from undergraduate to doctorate and also certificate and professional degrees.

University Colleges
As a component of the Canadian university system, university colleges offer students a choice of either academic oriented university degree programmes or the more practical-oriented college diplomas and certificates. As a part of the Canadian college system, university colleges are distinguished by their strong student support services, small classes and strong campus environments. They also offer combined degree/diploma programmes and university transfer programmes.

Community colleges and technical institutes
They typically have a more vocational-related curricula, with small classes, off-campus course offerings, a greater ratio of laboratory space to class room space, and an interactive teaching style. The uniqueness of Canadian colleges lies in the combination of employer-centered curricula. These institutes have the primary function of responding to the training needs of business, industry, and public service sectors. Most colleges and technical institutes offer diplomas and certificates rather than degrees, however, more and more now grant degrees and applied degrees.

Technical/ Career College
This is a privately owned and operated school with the main objective of preparing students for the job market after a short period of instruction. The emphasis at career colleges is on practical skills over a broad range of programmes. They specialize in such areas as business, computers, and secretarial skills. Although privately owned, these institutes are provincially approved and regulated, ensuring that programmes standards and quality are maintained. The academic year usually starts in September and ends in May, and is normally divided into two semesters. Some institutes operate on a semester or trimester system and admit students in January and/or May as well as September. Many institutes offer a limited number of courses and special programmes during the summer session.

Canada UNIVERSITIES
There are eight universities in New Zealand, offering a wide range of tertiary education. They are:
• University of Toronto
• University of Alberta
• The University of British Columbia
• McGill University
• University of Ottawa
• University of Windsor
• University of Waterloo
• University of Saskatchewan
• University of Calgary
• Vancouver Island University
• York University
• University of Regina
• McMaster University
• University of Victoria
• Concordia University
• Thompson Rivers University

Tuition Fees & Cost of Living
Universities in Canada set their own fees, and these vary depending on several factors: what program you're studying, whether you are an international or home student, and whether you're studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
According to Statistics Canada, the average tuition fees for international students in 2017/18 are CA$25,180 (~US$20,540) per year.
If you want to study at postgraduate level, the tuition fees are generally lower, and again vary depending on your program. Statistics Canada puts the average postgraduate tuition fee at CA$16,252 in 2017/18, which is approximately US$13,250.
Scholarships, grants and bursaries are available for international students wishing to study in Canada, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Many universities in Canada offer their own scholarships, so you might also be able to apply for a scholarship offered exclusively by the university at which you plan to study.
Your living costs will vary considerably depending on your location and spending habits, with large cities generally more expensive to live in. The three main types of student accommodation (homestay, university accommodation and private accommodation) vary considerably in costs, with students paying around CA$6,000 (~US$4,850) for accommodation each year. Private shared accommodation can cost up to CA$8,400 per year. University accommodation is often cheaper, with some universities offering meal plans to allow you to purchase food from the university's food outlets.
If you'd like to get a part-time job to help support yourself while studying in Canada, you can work on or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during breaks such as the winter or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit.

To qualify, you must:
-Have a valid study permit
-Be a full-time student
-Be enrolled at a designated learning institution at post-secondary level
-Be studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate that is at least six months in duration.

Popular Courses
Universities across New Zealand offer education in many fields and also give you opportunity to study in the world's best institutions.
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• Research, PHD
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