Study in Canada

Canada spends more per capita income on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) A degree from a Canadian university is recognized world wide as a result, international students who graduate from Canadian universities enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education & Competitive entry requirements.

Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent education quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada's inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.

International students can apply for their Permanent Residency which takes up to 15 to 18 months from within Canada. However they need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria of 67 Points.

Admission requirements vary from one university to another. However, as a general rule, Canadian institutions prefer applicants with very good academic background and decent scores in TOEFL or IELTS for admission. A four-year Bachelor's degree is required for admission into M.S/MBA programs, with a minimum of mid-B grades (around 70%).

For those with a three-year degree, admission into Post Graduate Dloma program is possible with a minimum score of around 240 in TOEFL.

Ph.D programs generally require five years to complete full-time. They usually require a combination of course work, original research and a thesis, which must be defended by oral examination.

Main intake every year commences in September and ends in May. Some universities that run on the semester system conducts courses even in the summer, and have intake in January (winter).

June to August is the period of vacation.

All the programs in all fields of specialization are available for study in Canadian institutions at all levels.

Canadian colleges and universities accept either TOEFL or IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency. Depending upon the institution, the score requirements may vary – between 213-250 for TOEFL and 5.5 – 7.5 bands in IELTS.

GRE is required for Master's level admission, and some universities and programs may need a good score in the Subject Test too. However, for MBA admission, good score in GMAT is essential, in addition to academic performance, other tests' scores and requirements as prescribed by the B schools individually.

Full-time students registered in a degree or diploma-granting course are allowed to work on the campus of the institution at which they are registered without the need for an employment authorisation. This includes on-campus employment for graduate, teaching or research assistants.

Spouses of full-time students are eligible for open or open/restricted employment authorisation, depending on medical requirements having been met.

Students whose intended employment forms an integral part of their course of study such as undergraduate co-op programs, some programs offered by career colleges or language schools and some high school programs.