Canada has been gaining popularity as a booming hub for international students intending to take education from top-class universities. Many international students choose to study in Canada because the Canadian Universities proffer equally prestigious degrees as those in US Colleges and Universities at affordable costs. Besides great quality of education, students choose to study in Canada owing to its spectacular quality of life. Canada has been regarded as one of the top nations to live in the last 20 years boasting an effective and top-notch education system.
Study in Canada
Let us take a closer look at the stet by step guide you need to follow to obtain Canadian Study Permit.
- 1. Understand the Requirements
Before embarking on the process of applying for a Study Permit in Canada, it is very essential that you have a complete understanding of all the requirements. There is a common set of requirements that apply basically for all universities, colleges and institutions in Canada which include a passport, proficiency in either of Canada’s official languages i.e English or French with proof of prescribed test regarding the same, also proof of financial support showing that you can withhold your daily expenses besides financing your study.
- 2. Choose a Course and Institution for yourself
The first and the foremost step before choosing an institution for yourself is to ensure that it is a Designated Learning Institution. Only DLIs(Designated Learning Institution) can admit foreign students. You need to decide on a specific major course before applying to study in Canada.
- 3. Take the Language Proficiency Test
In order to gain a successful entrance into Canada, every international student has to prove their proficiency in language test i.e English or French.
- 4. Followed by that apply to universities
Now, you have to contact the universities, obtain their application packages and ensure to submit them well in advance. Be careful while filling in the application forms and make sure you are entering any incorrect information. Now that you are done with this, its time you wait until you receive your acceptance letter.
- 5. Apply for a Study Permit
Now that you have received the acceptance letter and the university/college/institution is ready to accept you, it is time you apply for a Canada Study Permit. Make sure that your application for a study permit is accompanied by a valid passport and acceptance letter from your university.
- 6. Plan your Travel to Canada
Now that your application has been processed and an interview if required has been conducted, it depends solely on the immigration officer to accept your study permit application. If the application is accepted, you can start planning your travel to Canada.
- 7. Study in Canada
Before allowing you to study in Canada, the immigration officer will check for your study permit and other documents and followed by that will allow you to enter Canada.
Post Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP)
Canada's government pines for international graduates as perfect new permanent residents. The reason behind this is they are youthful, know about the way of life, are capable of speaking in either one or both of the official languages of Canada i.e English or French, have Canadian Educational Qualifications and regular work understanding of Canada. After the student has completed his/her graduation, Canada’s Post Graduation Work Permit allows them to begin their careers in Canada. Apart from this, recent updates in the Express Entry System has made the process of getting Permanent Residence in Canada much easier for international students.
Designated Learning Institutions List
- University of Fraser Valley
- University Canada West
- Coquitlam College
- Alexander College
- Ascenda College
- Langara College