International student enrollment is increasing in almost every university in North America. Students want to study in Canada and the United States because their universities are consistently among the best universities and colleges in the world.
Registrations at Canadian universities for international students and students are increasing for a variety of reasons:
- Tuition and living expenses in Canada are among the lowest in the world
- Off-campus employment is plentiful and offers students valuable experience and money they probably could not get elsewhere
- Canada already has many populations of diverse ethnic origins, so students are never completely alone
- Canada accepts all people and offers opportunities that they would not find anywhere else in the world.
- Visa applications and student approvals are much more effective than many other countries.
What You Need To Study In Canada – The Basics
Choose your school: Canada has a wide variety of universities and colleges. For many students, tuition fees have a major influence on the school of their choice. For others, location and climate can be the most important factors. Finally, reputation and prestige are often the most important criteria used by students to limit their academic choices.
Canadian universities offer very similar types of courses and courses. Since all Canadian universities and colleges are accredited by the same boards, you can be sure that there is no extreme difference between the level of education of one school and that of another. Some universities have more private funds than others, which affects the amount and prestige of individual research projects in different fields of study. However, universities at all universities receive similar funding, so the quality of education and training varies little from one university to another in Canada.
Registration at the school of your choice: Once you have chosen the school where you wish to study, consult the list of important deadlines to apply. Most universities offer online applications, but some require a paper application to be submitted with the required documents. Be sure to submit your application and documents, and keep in mind that your application package can be delivered to your school by mail or courier. It is often a good idea to apply for 2 or more schools if enrollment limits are met in the school of your choice. Once this is complete, you may want to start collecting the documents listed in the next section. Although acceptance is a prerequisite for studying in Canada, other required documents can be collected and prepared in advance. Once your letter of acceptance has arrived, all you have to do is make a copy and submit it with the rest of your documents for mailing.
Language tests: You may have to demonstrate your proficiency in English or French (if you study in Quebec) by passing a language proficiency test. Your application at the university contains information on where and how you can perform this exam.
Study Permits: To study in Canada, you may need appropriate permits. Not all students need these documents. Contact the visa office in your country for the exact requirements. To apply for a study permit, you need the following:
- Letter of acceptance from a university, college or other recognized educational institution
- Proof of identity document – valid passport or travel document for you and each member of your family accompanying you
- Proof of financial support – proof of a Canadian bank account in your name, bank statements for the last 4 months, the letter from the institution providing your financial support, proof of payment of tuition fees
- Statement – If you are applying for a short term course and then want to continue your education, or if you are going to work between two university programs, you must send a letter explaining your situation.
Check the deadlines for processing student permit applications on the Canadian government website. Submit your application early and well in advance of the start of your academic program.
Temporary Resident Visa: Some students may require a temporary resident visa to study in Canada, depending on their country of origin. If you are applying for a study permit, you can also apply for this visa at the same time without paying additional fees. However, if you do not need a study permit but you need a temporary residence permit, a registration fee will be charged. In most countries, there will be a visa office where all these forms and applications can be completed, as well as the fees paid.
Arriving in Canada: After receiving your official documents, you can enter Canada. You may be asked to submit some of the required documents. Always keep them with you and do not leave them in your checked baggage:
- Study Permit
Temporary Resident Visa
- Letter from the visa office
- Letter of acceptance from your school
- Publication of finances
- Reference letters or other documents recommended by the visa office with which you have applied
Health Insurance: Health insurance is required by law and is not provided to foreign students by the Canadian
government. Contact the school you are going to visit for more information on health insurance options as they vary from province to province.
Extending your stay: If you wish to renew your license at any time to stay in Canada after the expiry date, you must apply as soon as possible. You must request an extension at least 30 days before the expiry of your license. You can renew your licenses while you are still in Canada, but you can not renew them before the expiry date of your passport.
Enjoy your time in Canada! I have met many students from all over the world and they are always excellent and very friendly students. The only complaint you hear is often about the weather, but even Canadians will complain! You will often meet large populations of students from your home country or your native language. You will always have the staff to facilitate your transition. I think Canadians will be some of the nicest people in the world and our universities and colleges are very professional and efficient. Enjoy your stay and have fun studying!