Study Abroad Canada

Study Abroad Canada

Study Abroad Canada

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Study Abroad Canada

Canada is one of the world wealthiest nations and has the tenth largest economy. The high quality of life and abundant resources and dearth of skilled labor force makes it an ideal destination for the job seekers and students. Canada has been consistently ranked by the UN as the number one country to live in. With over 90 universities and 150 colleges and technical institutes offering a huge array of program in almost every field, Canada makes it one of the best sought-after destinations for students who want to pursue a truly enriching study and career abroad.

Canada offers a truly international educational experience. A Canadian degree/ diploma is recognized around the world as one of high academic standards. Education in Canada is truly affordable in terms of cost of education and cost of living.

The well known and most sought after universities such as University of Toronto, Waterloo, Alberta and British Columbia and the colleges such as the Humber, Centennial, Seneca, Fanshawe and Lambton have a well-structured curriculum and stresses importance on practicum as a practical experience truly enhances the required skills which is the most valuable asset sought after by the employers. Some of their programs are tailor-made keeping in mind the Indian education system background and include in-depth and interactive instruction as well as work placements which provide valuable insight to the students in their chosen field for a broader perspective beyond the classrooms.

Canada has recently started encouraging doctoral studies as well. The Canadian Government has recently introduced The Vanier Canada Graduate scholarships (Vanier CGS) program to attract and retain world class doctoral student. The universities also offer them a significant financial assistance during their studies.As an international student you can always apply for an on-campus and off-campus job such as in libraries, shops and restaurants. Students are allowed to work 20 hours per week and full time during vacation. Hence, you can easily take care of some of your food, travel and the rental expenses and even visit to the local restaurant once a week! And this income is not taxable !!!

With the 3 year stay back options now available to 2-year degree students, the students benefit the most wherein they are able to work and be absorbed in the industries. The institutions provide extensive assistance to the students right from drafting their resumes to helping them with references towards prospective employment opportunities.

Canadian universities provide a full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with faculty undertaking research of national and international importance. Universities in Canada range from large urban, multi-campus and research-intensive universities, offering a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, to small liberal arts colleges with a focus on undergraduate education. Others provide specialized professional programs in fields such as business, engineering, art and design or agriculture.

If you are a foreign student who graduated in Canada, you often have the qualities to make a successful transition from temporary to permanent residence. Applying to stay in Canada permanently in your case is simple. You can do this under the Canadian Experience Class.

At Santa Monica, we can assure you of genuine program information as we associate with the top program providers in Canada. Our experts will assist you to pursue the desired program at any university or college in this country. Spot admissions and scholarship examinations are being organized frequently by the Program Providers and meritorious candidates avail admission with minimum cost accordingly.

Our other services include institution screening, assistance in application procedures, follow-ups, visa documentation guidance and support, pre-departure briefing, etc. We can also help you for your accommodation arrangements and post landing requirements in coordination with our Associates, the Program Providers, and legal consultants in Canada. We do have a dedicated visa documentation department to assist our students to secure visa and can also assist for migration in co ordination with Migration Attorney in Canada

We can also help you in IELTS, TOEFL, OET and PTE (Pearson Test on English) courses, as proficiency in English language is a must for admissions in Canadian Universities.

Santa Monica has an impressive track record of helping large number of students from various disciplines for a wide range of programs in Canada, and we can proudly state that these students are today happily settled down.

All services for the institutions that we represent are free of any charges.

General Information

Canada is an economically developed country, and less vulnerable to global economic down turns. It has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected and learning together is encouraged. Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal -- have been recognized as excellent cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.

Average winter and summer high temperatures across Canada vary according to the location. Winters can be harsh in many regions of the country, particularly in the interior and Prairie provinces, which experience a continental climate, where daily average temperatures are near -15 ?C (5 ?F) but can drop below -40 ?C (-40 ?F) with severe wind chills.

Canada's two official languages are English and French. The Canadian currency system uses dollars ($) and cents (?) similar to the US, Australia and New Zealand. Most hotels, stores and restaurants will accept US dollars, though sometimes at a lower exchange rate than at banks or airports. It is always a good idea to convert some of your money to Canadian currency prior to leaving home.

Cost Of Study & Living

Canada offers student a variety of courses to choose from. They range from certificate programs to Under graduate & Post graduate programs. Their duration varies from 1 to 3 years according to different programs respectively. The tuition fees range from 10000CAD to 24000 CAD per year or Rs.500000 to Rs.1200000. Scholarships can be availed by eligible candidates according to their merits. On an average excluding scholarships (approx)

Tuition Fee:

I year program - Tuition Fee will be 10000CAD to 24000CAD or Rs.5,00,000 to Rs.12,00,000

II year Program - Tuition Fee will be 20000CAD to 48000CAD or Rs.10,00,000 to Rs.24,00,000

III year program - Tuition Fee will be 30000CAD to 72000CAD or Rs.15,00,000 to Rs.36,00,000

Total Living Expense:

The total living expense for an International student in Canada will be approximately around 10000CAD to CAD12000 per year which includes rent, food, transportation, personal expenses and other miscellaneous expenses. This figure is subject to change depending upon the lifestyle of the student, location and the type of accommodation He / She chooses which may vary from the College or University accommodation to renting a flat on one's own.

The above conversion has been done @ 1CAD = Rs.50 (approx) as on 01-07-2012. Subject to change

Universities & Institutions :

Santa Monica is the official representative for over 100 universities and colleges in more than 10 countries. The list below is only a peek to a few reputed institutions abroad opted by many Indians, there are many more. We at Santa Monica are equipped to assist you with any programme of your choice anywhere in the world. Register with us free services and assistance.

REPUTED AND LEADING UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES IN CANADA: * Brock University * Concordia University * McMaster University * Mount Allison University * Okanagan College * Seneca College * University Canada West * University of Manitoba * University of Regina * University of Saskatchewan * Vancouver Island University * Northern Alberta Institute of Technology * Vancouver Community College * George Brown College * Grant MacEwan University * Sheridan College * Humber College * Dalhousie University * Laval University * McGill University * Queen's University * University of Alberta * University of British Columbia * University of Calgary * University of Montreal * University of Ottawa * University of Toronto * University of Waterloo * University of Western Ontario * Capilano College * Camosun College * College of New Caledonia * Algonquin College * Conestoga College * Durham College * Fanshawe College * Memorial University of Newfoundland * British Columbia Institute of Technology * University Canada West * Vancouver Island University * Bow Valley College * Medicine Hat College * Niagara College * College of the Rockies * Lambton College * Okanagan College * Red River College

Useful Links :

Website - URL

Government of Canada Official website -www.canada.gc.ca/home.html

Canada Immigration website - www.cic.gc.ca/english

Canadian Visa office India website - www.cic.gc.ca/english

VFS Canada - www.vfs-canada.co.in/index.aspx

Universities and Colleges Directory - www.cicdi.ca/395/directory-of-universities-colleges-and-schools-in-canada.canada

Instruction Guide to fill the student visa application - www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/guides/5269E.PDF

Student visa application form - www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM1294B.PDF

Statutory Declaration of Common law union - www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5409E.PDF

Document Checklist - www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5483E.PDF

Use of a representative - www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5476E.PDF

Study Abroad Canada