Canada has always been among the world’s top 10 study destinations. Lately, the number of international students migrating to study in Canada has increased since May 2017. The International Student Admissions Service (ISAS) conducted a survey with 1,700 students in August-September 2017, in which 62 percent of participants polled for Canada as their foremost preferred academic destination. Being the world’s most educated country with more than half of the population being graduates attracts students from all corners of the world. If you are planning to go abroad to pursue your education, Canada will the apt choice without any doubt. Have a look at the reasons, why?
Unlike India, Canada’s education system operates under the supervision of each of its province. High academic rankings, myriad of career opportunities, diverse culture, safe and progressive environment, there are several other reasons to choose Canada as your ultimate educational destination.
Renowned Universities & Colleges
With more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs offered across all the universities and colleges, Canada is the educational hub known for its premium and prominent academic standards. Canadian universities have always been ranked among the top prestigious universities globally.
Affordable Living Standard
The other reason behind the rising number of international students in Canadian universities is the standard of living. The economic cost of living and tuition fees of universities in Canada is substantially affordable that makes them stand out in the world.
Work while you study
Students get the chance to work while study to manage their finances and stay away from incurring debt. However, there are certain criteria that need to be fulfilled to gain the right to work off-campus and they are:
- Enrolled in a full-time program
- Have a valid study permit
- Completed a post-secondary level study at a designated learning institution
- Enrolled in any vocational program at the secondary level in Quebec
- Enrolled in an academic program that is at least six months in duration
Any eligible candidate with valid study permit can:
- Work for maximum 20 hours per week during their regular academic session
- Work full-time during the winter and summer or spring break.
Canada is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities and offers a culturally rich and welcoming place for international students. The universities here have diverse and friendly campuses making it easier for international students to adjust straight away. Indian students admit that they feel at home on the campuses of Canadian universities.
Easy to get Canadian permanent residence
The Post Graduate work permit program offered by the universities in Canada is the easiest way for the graduates to get the permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Some provinces like British Columbia and Quebec, have immigration streams that screen graduates before granting them permanent residence. Those who are enrolled with British Columbia’s International Post-Graduate category do not require a job to get their permanent residence application processed. They process the application through Federal Express Entry Immigration selection system. Students who are enrolled in a study program in Quebec must apply for Quebec Selection Certificate to get permanent residence through the Quebec Experience Class.
Post-graduate work permit
Canadian Universities offers a post-graduate work permit to the graduates who have completed study program of maximum three-years duration. Those who have completed a graduate study-program of four years duration are eligible to get a three-year post-graduate work permit, whereas those who complete study program of twelve months duration is eligible for a twelve-month post-graduate work permit.
A post-graduate work permit is a typical path for students to get permanent residence in Canada, which is either not available or difficult to obtain in other countries.
More than 250,000 students are currently studying in Canada and the number is surging at a rapid rate. Students are choosing Canada over the potential academic destinations such as the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and France. Considering the quality of education, affordable tuition fees, safe and high living standard, employment options, the pathway to Canadian permanent residence, and easy to get the work permit, Canada is unarguably the best educational destination for the youth from around the world.
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