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Canada perfect place for Studies & Work

Canada perfect place for Studies & Work

Study in Canada

When in Canada, you will find a throng of international students in every city. Amidst that crowd, you will recognise many Indian faces.

With its range of landscapes, glacial peaks, ice fields, green vegetation and massive mountains, there is a long list of Canadian scenic wonders for students to sight see while studying in the country. Most visited tourist spots at a quick glance are the Niagara Falls, the 135 km long Okanagan Lake with its Ogopogo lake monster, the Glacier National Park, the Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies, to name a few.

Why study in Canada?

From natural peaks to skyscrapers, Canada has it all! Montreal and Toronto are two large cities that offer just about everything students could possibly ask for.

Toronto, an ethnically diverse city is also a major centre of higher learning and research with many well-known institutions such as the University of Toronto. The City of Saints, Montréal, is one that defies all expectation with its lush mix of North American & European culture.


Living in Canada

This informative page is an all-inclusive reference on how to live in Canada during your academic career. As a student you’ll have the option of staying directly inside your University (called “on-campus”) or outside the University (called “off-campus”).

On-Campus Accommodation

1. Residence Halls / Dormitories

Here 5-7 students share one apartment together – a common space with individual bedrooms, lobby and kitchen. This is a great option for students looking to make friends, do bonding with the foreign student groups, dividing tasks such as laundry and cooking, and learning the best of respective cultures – all this and yet having your own privacy for learning, exploring and living. Mostly students of different genders live together and if you require a floor or dormitory specific to your gender then you can get the same by contacting your Institution.

2. Homestays

Quite a few American families live in spacious homes and rent out spare rooms to international students. This has a lot of benefits of its own, the major one being that the student lives in a house environment just like a family member. This is a great option for migrant students because it helps them quickly adapt to the new country’s environment. The price of Homestays is mostly reasonable and depends on the house area.

Off-campus (Private) Accommodation

Off-campus or Private Accommodation is quite popular among students. Compared to On-campus it has no fixed prices or basic things for all students. The rent amount varies significantly according to the area and the facilities provided. In Canada the rent amounts are higher in main city areas or downtowns, and in big cities living in suburbs turn out to be a cheaper option. Therefore it is essential for students to do a detailed comparison and read all the documents carefully before signing the rent agreement.


A special endorsement that is added to a passport that governments issue to students who are enrolled at qualified educational institutions. Student visas are non-immigrant visas that do not require the holder to obtain citizenship. Any prospective student seeking higher education in another country must obtain a student visa for that country.

Mandatory documents required for Canada visa:

  1. 1. All the application forms, duly filled
  2. 2. Recent medical examination records (less than 1 year old)
  3. 3. Complete payment to the application fees, non-refundable
  4. 4. Passport size photographs with white background
  5. 5. Copy of latest Resume
  6. 6. Proof of sufficient funds in bank (usually above C $ 25,000)
  7. 7. Letter of Acceptance from the institute you’re going to
  8. 8. Previous school/college certificates such as mark sheets
  9. 9. One time processing fee, non-refundable

Working in Canada

During the course of your studies, you shall be permitted to do part time work. This will help you do payment of your course during studies; however note that this should only be considered as a side income and not full-time.

If you’re studying at a Government institution then you will be eligible to work for public posts as well. You will require ‘off campus work agreement’ from your institution. Additionally you’ll be requiring an ‘off campus work permit’ that would allow you work work anywhere in your place.

On an average, working for restaurants and cafés can make you earn C $ 12 to 14 an hour. You’ll have to pay taxes on all the amount that you earn and will get salary as per minimum wage along with health and safety conditions.

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Popular Universities

  1. 1. University of Waterloo
  2. 2. Dalhousie University
  3. 3. University of Manitoba
  4. 4. University of Regina
  5. 5. Seneca College

Test Requirement

English is the official language of Canada. It is mandatory to be adept at English language and obtain the minimum IELTS score as required by Universities. Most of the courses require minimum IELTS band 6.5, few Universities will accept as low as band 6.0.

After IELTS you’ll have to give SAT exam for admissions to Bachelor’s courses or GRE / GMAT for admissions to Master’s courses.

Studying cost

Canadian education is more affordable compared to UK and USA. As in every country, there are two major costs that you will incur for your studies in Canada – tuition fees and living expenses such as meals and accommodation.

Tuition fees in Canadian Universities

The cost of Bachelor’s programs usually range from C $ 7,000 to $15,000 per annum and Master’s range from $5,500 to $24,500 per annum. Course once started can be cancelled, but the full fees may not be refunded.

Living costs in Canada for students

Most undergraduate courses are 4 years in duration and postgraduate courses are 2 years long. With the fees you’ll also have to add your costs of travelling, books, extreme winter clothes, local transportation and any miscellaneous expenses such as medical care. On average you can lead a decent life within C $ 1,000 to 1,250 per month.

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