WHY STUDY IN CANADA?
Canada hosts more than 250,000 international students and has experienced a huge increase in demand from overseas students in recent years.
Canada is known for its natural beauty, clean cities, and first-rate healthcare and public transport systems. Canada is generally safe, politically stable and orderly. Although known for a diversity of seasons and temperatures, and even some snow, some parts of Canada, individually in British Columbia have very mild winters. Traditionally a country of immigrants, Canadians are proud of their nation’s diversity, with one in three Canadians possessing an ethnic background other than British, French or indigenous.
Generally, as a student living in Canada, you can expect a peaceful, multicultural environment with people who are friendly and interested in learning about new cultures. As a bonus, Canada borders the US and offers easy access to travel experiences there.
According to the International Monetary Fund, Canada is among the top 10 wealthiest nations in the world. With its highly regarded education system, dedication to growth and expansion, and a strong economic climate, Canada is an ideal location to study for a higher education degree.
Canada landmass is 9 970610 km2 (The world’s second-largest country)
1.Canada’s Population is around 4 million (2020)
2.Immigration to Canada: 284.39 k arrivals (2000-2020)
3.Ottawa is the Capital of Canada (located in Ontario)
4.Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories.
5.The Canadian dollar is divided into 100 cents (like the American dollar)
6.In Canada $1 and $2 are represented by coins. Nicknamed the 006Coonie
7.Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a federal state with a democratic parliament
8.The Parliament is in Ottawa and is comprised of the House of Commons (Lower House) and the Senate (The Upper House – whose members are appointed).
9.Canada currently sits on the United Nations Security Council as a non- permanent representative.
10.Canada is a member of many international organizations including NATO, OSCE, OAS and APEC.
11.It is also regarded as a relatively safe and peaceful place to live.
12.Canada is a bilingual nation having both English as well as French as its official languages at the federal level.
In Canada, work rights are available to international students while studying and also upon finishing a degree or diploma.
RANGE OF QUALIFICATIONS IN CANADA
Certificate Is a qualification awarded upon successful completion of a programme which is usually one year in length. Diploma Is a qualification awarded on the basis of one or two year's of successful study. Advanced Diploma: Is a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelor’s Degree. Bachelor’s Degrees Are awarded by Universities/ University Colleges/ Community Colleges after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies.
Co-op, short for cooperative education, is a program that balances classroom theory with periods of practical, hands-on experience prior to graduation. It provides an excellent opportunity to students to gain first hand practical experience related to the field of specialization. Students can gain on-the-job experience while continuing to study.
Co-op provides full time opportunities that last for 12 to 17 weeks. Co-Operative work programmes, combine courses in many subjects with relevant work, giving students an invaluable head start with their careers. This assists International students in connecting with the Canadian job market and developing a network with the Canadian companies.
During your studies
Canada provides extensive work and career opportunities for all types of students. Many institutions in Canada offer a co-operative education program. This is a structured program where students alternate between periods of work and study Students are entitled for 20hrs.part time work during studies, This integrated curriculum is achieved through a partnership between the educational institution and industry.
International graduates from Canadian higher education institutions also have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to three years following the completion of their program.
To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). If you would like to look into staying in Canada as a permanent resident after you finish your studies, there are several programs available, each with its requirements