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Student Guide to Canada


Canada is the largest country in North America and consists of 10 provinces and three countries. It is located in the northern part of the continent, the capital of Canada – Ottawa. It is the second largest country on Earth. It is a popular destination for professional and graduate courses.
 Training System
School systems in Canada vary widely, depending on country or territory. Education is in English and French in most places, provided that in this area is for students who speak another language. High school, usually up to nine classes for up to 12 years. In Quebec, high school ends in grade XI, followed by a student preparation program to enter the university or technical area called CEGEP.
Also, students can attend a vocational school or go to college. In the university, if they first obtain a bachelor’s degree and can continue their studies for a master’s or doctoral degree. Professional students will receive diplomas and awards, which will help improve their skills in various professions.
A popular area for students:
Universities such as McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University, is a popular choice if you want to get a degree. Most of the best colleges in the country are located in cities such as Toronto, British Columbia, Montreal. The number of Canadian student visas issued to Indian students grew to more than 12,000 in 2010 to 3,152 in 2008.
Canada is the preferred destination for professional research, not a degree because the first seems to provide more jobs. Canada is a good option for migration as the country offers great opportunities to work because of its low population density.
The most popular courses of higher education in Canada have higher education degrees in areas such as business administration, media, engineering, information technology and hospitality.
Safety in Canada:
Canada – one of the safest countries with one of the highest standards of living in the world. Canada – a free country, where people greatly assess their business and personality, not their appearance or their country of origin.
1.weather condition
The weather in Canada varies widely to where you are. Canada extends from Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, spanning five time zones.
Weather in Montreal – The weather here is cold and snowy in winter. The chill in Montreal can be particularly harsh because of the wind factor. Snowfall usually starts in November and lasts until March. In winter the daytime temperature is between -6 ° C and the temperature ranges from -15 ° C summer from 15 ° C to 25 ° C.

Weather in Toronto – Weather here in winter is more moderate than in most Canadian cities, but still cold and snow. The summer temperature ranges from 15 ° C to 25 ° C at the daytime temperature in the winter is from -10 ° C to 12 ° C.

Weather in Vancouver – It’s still wet but mild throughout the year. The warm summers of Vancouver are pleasant; the average temperature is 22 degrees C and Winter are wet, and the snow is rare. The average daily temperature in winter range ranges from 3 ° C to 7 ° C.
Lifestyle Tips

Canadians are known to be open and proud of their multicultural and diverse populations. As in any other country, Canadians have expectations of behaviour. Here are some tips:

Be prepared for professional and social activities
Be a respectful conversation and behaviour
Canadians believe in gender equality, so that show respect for the opposite sex
Do not crack jokes or insults of people do not attach to race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation or physical appearance
Avoid personal questions about their age, salary, marital status, relationship and value of personal belongings until people are recognised
Language problems: Living in a community where you have to use English on a daily or sometimes French basis can be a daunting task. Some of the language problems that the original may encounter when you arrive:

Can not immediately understand the local tone. Very different regional dialects in Canada. Give yourself time to get used to a local accent.
Canadians may not understand you right away. You will also have your tone. Speak slowly and do not hesitate to ask others to speak slowly if you find it difficult to understand.
Canadians use a lot of colloquialisms in their speech, which you may need some time before you understand everything.
Humour is an integral part of Canadian English. This should be interpreted as a sign of friendship, not disrespect.
Canadians use many abbreviations in their pronunciation (for example, TA for assistant teachers or poly sci-fi for political science). If there is something you do not understand, just ask its meaning.
Participation. Participating in all courses in the classroom is necessary. You may be requested to take part in a discussion in the classroom, teamwork or other activities. Sharing from outside the class is critical. This will give you a lot of opportunities to practice your English language in different situations.
Make friends: Try not to be shy. Remember that making friends is important for everyone in their first year of study at university. Saying “Please” and “Thank you” – great Canadian customs, will improve your relationships if you express gratitude to others.
Indians living in Canada
Most Indians prefer to live in the major urban centres like Toronto and Vancouver, where more than 70% of Indians live. Small communities also grow in Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal. Indians in Vancouver from different parts of India. A place called Little India is located in Vancouver, and part of Gerrard Street (Toronto) in Toronto. Indians in Vancouver live mostly in the suburb of Surrey, or nearby Abbotsford, as well as in other parts of Vancouver.

2. Student life
First, you decide whether you want to live in dormitories run by the university, or from your landlord. Choosing a controlled residence at the university, you can also order one or more options. Services provide the benefits of prepared meals to you, and a certain degree of confidence in food prices.
If you have an idea of what you prefer, the employment office at your university will be able to tell you what accommodations they have – so it is a place to start. If you are considering renting from a private owner, or if your chosen university can not offer you anything in the space you live in, accommodation in the office should provide you with a list of facilities and private homes in the area.
Where you choose to live, you need to make sure that you know the contractual rights and obligations. In most cases, you will be asked to sign a lease, which must be read in full before signing it.
Week orientation is mandatory for international students, so you want to be sure and come before you start. This is when you know the university and its services, as well as enrol in the classroom. It is important to read your guide, which provides the college. Guide explains each part of the reception process.
Along with sports colleges offer extracurricular activities that provide students with a broad range of experience. Music, drama, science and literary communities in universities are opportunities for other recreational activities and outdoor education. Time to theatre and concerts, as well as places related to training courses, such as art galleries, museums, spiritual centres or historical sites, research companies and projects that are part of university life.
3. Admission process
They vary between educational programs and levels. For each course, Indian students will need to meet the minimum requirements of English. With this, the academic record also requires a minimum of 65% and above for human flows in grade XII, 70-80% and above for the Science / Trade Flow in the XII class. Students with less than 60% degree funds and programs are available. The student had completed 18 years before joining the diploma program.
It is important to note that these figures are only for reference purposes, actual numbers may vary from university to university.
Also, the following documents must be submitted:
Check the standard copy paper characters X, XII and BA degrees (if any)
At least two scientific references from professors who have studied recently
If you have experience, two letters of recommendation from the employer/manager know you well, and I can comment on their professional abilities
Purpose Statement (SOP)
GMAT / IELTS / TOEFL image evaluation reports
Portfolio (if students apply for courses in art, design and architectural programs)
Other (certificates/achievements at the state and national level, extracurricular activities)
Means of confirmation
Medical examinations
Most Canadian colleges accept online applications. You will need to visit the website for each college to apply. In most cases, you will need to make an account on the college website to provide basic information, send a scanned copy of your documents and pay the registration fee. You will be notified about the application process and phases of this account.
Please refer to the college’s website for your choice to learn about the application process, as it can vary from one institution to another.
Fees for applying: All colleges require you to pay a fee to use at the time of filing. The payment amount varies depending on which institution you use and of course, so check with individual colleges for their application.

Steps: General steps to implement and accept,
Search for colleges and courses
Contact the school and visit the sites for more information.
Select a list of schools
You go through entrance exams such as SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS
Send SOP and ask the lure
Contact colleges that suit your interests
There are videos from colleges that were on the shortlist
If accepted, apply for a student visa
SOP: Statement of Purpose (SOP) – This is an introduction to the faculty and reception staff. It has always been written for the first time and describes treatment for a particular college issue. You must emphasise that, why you are perfect for college and why the university should take you. The style of writing may vary from casual to casual, but it is important to remember that it should reflect your personality.
Articles should also be submitted to potential student: essay. Articles are an important part of the reception process at universities. Students may be required to write one or two articles along with several additional items. Common themes include professional aspirations, strengths, weaknesses, skills, experience and reasons to consider a particular school.
LOR: A letter of recommendation (LOR) is a letter of recommendation written by a third party, which describes the attributes, characteristics, and future student potentials that the college recommends regarding that person’s ability to perform a particular task or function. The third party can be a professor, right director, and so on. D.
Seasons are delicious
The course begins mostly in September and January, but some institutions have a reception in May, July and October. The main consumption season for the best courses in Canada – September, while annual summer – January, which is designed for a relatively small number of classes.
The receiving process must begin six months before the application deadline. As a general rule, most universities have three periods between October and January. It depends on the comfort of students, which strive hard. You have to pass the language test and their abilities for three months ahead of time. Should focus during the last three months of completing the application form correctly.
It is necessary to ensure that the “full application process” with the appearance of the interview and visa application procedures is to be completed by June or July to eat in September.
The primary season for the reception of higher colleges and courses – autumn season, i.e., September. It depends on what course you are going to do because many courses are there in January purchases.
If you want to get professional courses, some courses can be opened in January and possibly until May or July.
4. Exams
Language examinations
International English Language Testing System (IELTS), English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson in English (PTE) – all standardised language tests, which must be taken for college admission. They correspond to different formats, structure and set of results. These tests vary in many ways, but many colleges require one of the results. Therefore, the student who decides must show the exam.
Repeat exams: IELTS, you can take an unlimited number of times. TOEFL can be taken as many times as necessary, but can not be made more than once during a 12-day period. The same applies to PTE. It can be taken as many times as you like. You have to wait for your points so you can request the next test.
Fee: The fee for these examinations is 9300 rupees for the IELTS, 10,000 rupees for the TOEFL and 9350 Swiss francs. FF for PTE.
Application time: Ideally, if you are aiming for a September reception, you should show these exams by November so you can apply for up to 1 deadline. At the universities you referred to, you will tell what kind of results you will take the exams. But if they have the option to go to any of them, the choice is up to you. The time to prepare for IELTS / TOEFL / PTE depends on the level of English. You may need 2-4 months of preparation before the exam date.
General examination
The executive proficiency test is used by senior management to assess the feasibility of a potential MBA graduate student for higher education in business or GMAT-management. It measures math, English and cognitive student skills.
The GRE – final exam – another test, which is required to take students to apply for graduate school to obtain a master’s or master’s degree. Increasingly, many business schools also accept the GRE assessment for the purpose of admission to the MBA.
LSAT – College of Admission Tests is a standardised test which is an integral part of the application process at the Law School. It provides a degree of reading and verbal reasoning, which can be used for law schools evaluating candidates.
SAT – A test phase evaluates the literacy skills necessary for academic success in college. This test assesses the extent to which analysts analyse and solve problems – the skills they have learned in the school they need in college. SAT, usually taken for high school students take courses for students.
The university, which will turn, and say what test results will be used for the course you have chosen. But if they have the option to go to any of them, the choice is up to you.
Frequency and Payment: You can make an unlimited number of GMAT, provided five times a year there is a gap of 30 days between the two tests. You can pass these tests with a 30-day break from the first time. GMAT cost of 16000 rupees, GRE – 12 000 rupiah, LSAT – 3800 rupees.
Ideally, if you are aiming for a September reception, you must show up on these exams by November so you can apply for up to 1 deadline. Preparation period 4-6 months.
Average: Average GMAT degree, in the universities it had 540. Average GRE is 151 for Verbal, 146 for Quantum and 3.5 for Writing. The common classification of LSAT, which was adopted in quantities to 162 universities.
It is important to note that these figures are only for reference purposes, original estimates may vary from school to university.

5. Cost of living
The cost of life is highly dependent on what part of Canada you live with and will continue to. Some essential elements of life as an international student in Canada:
Rental of housing (on campus or off campus)
Grocery stores and food items
Utilities such as electricity, water, gas and the Internet
Phone bills
Texts and reference books
Trip to India
Other items that may vary from person to person are:
Travel and entertainment
Car Rental and Auto Insurance
Cable TV
School cost
Tuition fees vary depending on the different universities, courses and city. Training costs in Canada can range from 10 000-30 000 CDN per year for graduate studies. And if you are considering applying for a college graduate, the cost will be between 15 000-55 000 dollars per year.
Living expenses
On average, a student spends about 10 000-12 000 CDN per year. But costs also depend on the student’s place of residence. If the student is in the main cities such as Toronto or Vancouver, the cost of CDN 15000 may rise compared to students studying in the suburbs, where the costs will be about 8,000 to 10,000 Canadian per year.
Medical Insurance
Insurance policy for international students is mandatory, and students have to stay abroad for an extended period of time. Before getting an insurance policy, make sure that it covers medical expenses, personal accidents, dental treatment, interruption study, passport loss, etc. D. Insurance is mainly non-cash so that students do not need to pay money at the time of hospitalisation.
A discount is given for services and waiver of contributions to international students. It is noted that the candidate with strong academics, good job for standardised tests, extracurricular achievements will be eligible for scholarships and financial assistance. To take advantage of these opportunities, it is essential that all necessary documents be sent on time. Also, the submission of the application is equally important for each project evaluation image.
Required Documents: Documents needed for the application for scholarships and follow-up, although requirements may vary:
Academic record and copies
Recent Summary
Letter of Intent, which serves as a cover page
Certificate of Competence (TOEFL IELTS or Assessments)
Writing (LOR)
Eligibility Criteria for Students: The first thing you need to know is whether you are eligible to apply for a loan or not. General eligibility requirements, followed by all banks are as follows:
You must be an Indian citizen
You must have a strong academic record
You should look to get to a professional, technical or another course of study. Most banks believe that the chosen course must be designed to work.
Must have access to foreign university institutions.
You must be over 18 years old, or your parents can take advantage of a loan.
Eligibility, Of course, you can not get credit for each course. Here are the types of courses that are suitable for educational credit:
For graduates: Professional and technical courses are focused on work while staying prestigious universities
For graduates: MCA, MBA, MS or even certificates
These courses can be from foreign universities or institutions accredited by the state and central government.
Loan amount: If your total fee of 10 rupees, which the bank offered to make an investment of 80% of the value, and you have to put the remaining 20%. This is called total margin. The maximum amount of credit offered by banks to study abroad, usually about 20 watts.
If your tuition is Rs 30, you will need to manage the remaining funds. Some banks charge for processing, while others – no. This can be a fixed amount or a percentage of the total loan amount. So, if the bank will charge you 1% of the processing, you will be the additional costs that you have to cover.
Required documents: You will need to provide a confirmation letter sent by the university, which will indicate that you have been selected for the course and fees. You will also need to display a mark for the last qualification exam to show their academic record.
All banks have different requirements for documentation, so you must check the bank.
Repayment: Repayment begins after the training period. If the student receives a job within one year after completion of the course, the payment must begin immediately after the expiration of one month from the date of appointment.
If you do not provide a job for one year after completing the course, it starts repaying regardless of whether you are working or not. The loan usually needs to be repaid in 5-7 years after the beginning of maturity. If the student fails to complete the course on time, the time may be extended to fill out the class for up to two years. As a general rule, you will receive a maximum of 10 years to repay the loan.
6. Visa
The conditions
You must apply for a student visa upon receipt of your college acceptance letter. You start with the process of obtaining a visa in about June if you are aiming to a reception in September. The following documents are required for the application.
Confirmation Acceptance: If you plan to attend any school (primary or secondary education), college, university or other educational institution in Canada, the school must fill out and send you an admission letter. You must include the original message in your school license application.
Evidence of financial support: You must prove that you can support yourself and your family members who accompany you when you are in Canada.
Note. Additional documentation may be required.
During the interview, the interview may require additional documents. These documents may be confirming academic or financial position. These may include:
Texts, diplomas, degrees or certificates from schools that you are a party to
Test results, such as TOEFL, SAT, GRE or GMAT
Your intention to leave Canada upon completion of a course
How will all education, housing and travel expenses be paid
There are many steps to apply for a visa.
Check the processing time and feed the vortex application for a visa can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks. It is advisable to go through the website of the Canadian consulate to find out the approximate time required for student visa applications. Note that the specified time is not guaranteed and is an estimate.
Determine how they will be applied. There are two ways to use:
1. Apply online
To apply online, you must have access to a scanner or camera to create digital copies of your documents to download and a valid credit card for payment. You still will need to scan the finger in the applications of the Regional Visa Center (VAC).
2. Apply in person
Load multiple applications and read instructions. A guide that contains important information about the study permit and instructions to help you complete the application. Please read the manual and use a list of documents.
Payment of handling fees. Please refer to the payment schedule of the application payment for a permit to study and payment methods. To process a non-refundable bonus in all cases. For biometrics in more than 90 countries will be more than 130 VAC, and VAC is all equipped to collect biometric information (fingerprints and photographs). Indian students need to contact the local VFS office to apply for a visa.
If you have a spouse / general law partner and children accompany you, and you request a temporary residence visa, work permit or study permit for them, you have to pay for it a proper processing fee.
Submit your application and supporting documentation. Since you will need to provide their biometric data, you can not send emails in your request. You will need to apply either online or apply in person at the VFS office. In any case, you will need to go to VAC, to provide biometric data.
Medical examination
The process of applying for a visa to Canada requires a mandatory medical test for Indian applicants. Your doctor can perform a physical examination. You should seek medical advice on a list of therapists available on the official immigration website http://www.cic.gc.ca/ Canada. Once your exam is complete, the doctor will send the results to the CIC. You can take the test before or after applying for a visa.
Work Permit
The eligibility criteria for obtaining a work permit after graduation are as follows:
You had to take a full course in Canada.
Your training period should be more than eight months.
Any government higher education institution or private higher education institution must be completed
You must apply for a work permit for three months (90 days) after receiving an official letter stating that you have completed their studies at the Institute.
You will be granted a work permit only if the applicant is a visa.
You can not get a work permit for longer than your session. If your cycle lasts eight months, you will receive a work permit for eight months. If you stay longer than two years, you can get a work permit for three years.
A visa for the husband
The couple may be accompanied by a full course of students on the visa dependent persons. You only need to show that their support for adequate funds is available. The couple can also work full time if they stay for a year or more.
Review list before leaving
Guidance for students in Canada
List before leaving
Booking flight
Purchase travel insurance and medical insurance
Accommodation arrangement in Canada
Arrange transportation to/from the airport to your home in Canada
Organise your banking activities – consider buying traveller’s checks
Check baggage and customs restrictions
Clean up all the documents in their school
Get the papers in the system and make copies to store your luggage and keep them at home, including:
Foreign passport
Travel insurance certificate
Acceptance letter from the Foundation.
Headlines and phone numbers
Bank statement confirming the availability of funds
Recipes for any medicine you wear
Tourist checks – if any
Medical Records and Immunology
History and Academic University texts
Homecoming – a problem predicted by most students faced in one direction or another. This may happen at the beginning or even your year. An economic prize takes place. Be patient. Give it at least two weeks. If you feel sad, talk about it, share feelings with your friends. Do not hide in his room. If you do, the homesickness will get worse. Search your advisor on staff; you can talk to her about nostalgia or other problems.
Economic deprivation may deteriorate due to frequent home phone calls. Most of the students living at home, feel homesick after the invitation home by the recipient raised. Try to limit yourself to a single home phone call each week. The more you integrate into the university experience, the more likely they will pass your homesickness.
During the first few weeks in Canada
The first weeks of the first semester – is a busy time for every international (and Canadian) new student, where one learns the campus and classes, and make new friends. You should take the time to see your university:
Explore the campus to become familiar with where you need to go when you register for the program, attend classes, receive food and visit friends.
History of the International Student Club.
Find out what training resources and workshops are available for international students.
Get Student ID: Your passport will be around the campus. (If any)
Take advantage of the services provided by the student: Use the fitness centre in the entertainment centre, get a bookstore and look for students in the library.
Learn basic cuisine
Cooking for you to save money. Indian food is expensive in Canada. Making the time you see fit to meet your desire to eat “your food” in moments of “nostalgia for home”. Indian spices are not usually available in small towns, but you can find shops on campus where you can get ingredients used in most Indian dishes.
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Guidance for students in Canada
The program allows final exams (PGWPP)
PGWPP recognises graduate students who have studied at the University / College of Canada to gain experience working in Canada. Experience gained through PGWPP will eventually help students to obtain permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience category (CEC).
Duration – The final exam decision may not be valid for longer than the student’s course of study. For example, if your graduate student for two years, then grant you permission will also be two years to work.
The training program should be at least eight months.
Apply for work after graduation
You must apply for a work permit within 90 days of receipt of a written confirmation from your university/college phone, indicating that you have completed and passed the academic program.
Get the application pack and fill out the Villa ball forms.
You must pay for a work permit and a license to obtain a work permit in the Canadian currency, either online or manually.
In a set of applications, you will be referred to the mailing address where you should send this request.
Indian students have been accustomed to the concept of campus residence and campus employment for work. The development of this concept in Canada does not exist. Most Canadian universities have a cell called recruitment centre, which helps you accomplish this task and helps prepare for the interview. The appointment always depends on the students’ interest on campus. Companies that recruit at the University do not offer a job directly. What they offer – it’s internal or cooperative. Companies like to see your business within a few months before you hire you full time.
Cooperative Education Program
A joint program for training period alternately with work. The student cooperative program is formally structured as a program that aims to recruit students, while still in school, to fill permanent jobs after graduation. Joint programs are usually held in colleges and universities. Indian students who wish to participate in a cooperative program or franchise must apply for a work permit, as well as a study permit.
Eligibility Criteria: To obtain a work permit, you must meet the following requirements:
You must have a valid student visa
You must be related to the alleged activity of your study program in Canada
Your job is to be part of an academic program; an email is accredited to the official responsible educational institutions responsible.

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