When we complete our secondary education or graduate from high school, we are a step closer to the real world. We list out a bunch of career options in front of us and now we need to choose our field of interest. Every person finds their hidden skill within them and accordingly chooses a path to success. We all want to earn the finest education either for our under-graduation or post-graduation, but obviously do not want to make the wrong decisions and waste our parent's money and time. We at Tangri Law would like to have you on board with us and help you clear all the confusion about which college is the best for you.

Canada is one of the most disciplined and student's favorite destinations to study. Here, the students get exposure to not only one of the finest educations but they are also trained to live an independent life and are encouraged to take part in other college-related activities as well as take up a part-time job of their interest.

Q. Why study in Canada?

Canada is seen as a well-established country with the world’s leading educational institutions. Here you will come across the three leading provinces of education, i.e., British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. We would list out some more reasons for you to opt for Canada if you are planning for your higher studies.

●     World-class education which is recognized globally

●     Support students with the best research ideas

●     Provides scholarships to many based on their research work

●     The education cost is affordable compared to other countries

●     It is a safe country and you come across many people from various diversities

●     It is student-friendly and the cost of living is also affordable

●     Provides students with job opportunities, especially international students who are given the opportunity to work for 3 years.

●     Students are given the opportunity to work and study simultaneously

●     All the colleges in Canada have an excellent campus and lifestyle

●     Students are given the option to live either inside the campus or outside on their own.

If you are still looking for some stronger and more valid reasons to study here, then, you should definitely consider the fact that after your education, Canada gives you great opportunities when it comes to jobs there and even if you are still confused and not sure whether you want to work or continue studying, most of the universities there give you the opportunity to intern and the internships will be with great companies there. The student's visa is also extended once he/she gets a job or is interning there.

Canada has one of the world’s top universities like the University of Toronto, McGill University is Canada’s two highest entries. The University of Alberta, University of Waterloo, Université de Montréal, and Mc Master University are ranked among the world’s top 220 Universities. The learning opportunity here is exclusive and students learn to have a better ambition in life and also learning about the quality of life.

Semester Intakes in Canada

Canadian Universities and colleges offer both national and international students to apply among any of the three intakes which they offer:

●     Fall Intake- This begins in the month of September and most students prefer applying during this period

●     Winter Intake- This begins in January

●     Summer Intake- This usually starts around April or May, but here you will only find limited programs and courses.

If you are planning to study in Canada for either your Under-graduation or Post- Graduation, we would recommend you to opt for the Fall Intake for which you must provide your application and all the related documents between December to March. As many universities in Canada provide the opportunity of Winter Intake as well, you could definitely apply for this if you feel you want to take some time in deciding about your future. Now as the Winter intake begins in January, students must submit the application and all the required documents between September to November. For the Summer Intake, you will have limited programs so that you will be informed about based on the college or university you choose and we could help you with the rest of the process accordingly.

For those of you looking forward to completing a Diploma program in Canada, you will also have the opportunity of three intakes one in the month of January, one in May, and another either in August or September depending on the university. Now to apply for a diploma your deadline to apply for the January intake would be between August to September, for the May intake it would be between January to February, and for the August/ September intake, it would be between February to April. Now there are universities that are flexible when it comes to the deadline but it depends on whether they have seats left for the course you wish to pursue.

Q. What is the required Educational Qualification?

If you are looking forward to studying in Canada for your Under graduation, it will be 3- 4 years of the program depending on your course and university. Now in order to get admissions in any of the universities or colleges there as an international student you have to need to acquire the following qualifications for the admission process, they are:

●     You will have to clear your secondary education successfully

●     You will have to write an IELTS examination or you could also opt for TOEFL based on the university. For IELTS you will need to acquire a minimum score between 5.0 to 7.5, depending on the course. For TOEFL you will need to have a minimum score of 580.

If you are looking forward to Study in Canada for your post-graduation or master's, then you will need to hold a successful graduation degree in order to apply. At
most Indian students’ courses are of just 3 years, they will have to either do a successful diploma course or they could do a one-year post-graduation course as well in order to apply for their masters in Canada. You will also need to require,

●     An IELTS score or TOEFL, based on the university or college you are applying to. You will need a minimum score of 6.5 for your IELTS and a minimum score between 580- 600 for your TOEFL.

●     It is mandatory for the student to have at least 2-3 years of work experience in the particular field

●     Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is considered to be one of the most prestigious examinations in the country. You will need to acquire a minimum scoring of 550 in order to get selected in the top universities of Canada.

●     For the Graduate Management Admissions Test, you will need to acquire a minimum score of 580- 600. This is mainly for the students planning to apply for management studies like MBA.

Apart from these above-mentioned exams and criteria, there might be other criteria or exams that you might have to full fill based on your course and college/ university that you are looking forward to applying to. You need not worry as we at Tangri Law want to help and see the benefit and comfort of our clients first. Hence, you will be updated as to what are the requirements we need from your end.

For those of you planning to apply for a doctorate or Ph.D. will be of almost three years of full-time study and research. The educational requirements will be told to you based on the course of your Ph.D. and on the university you shortlist.

Q. How much are the Educational Fees in Canada?

The tuition and fee range differ depending on the course you are looking forward to opting for on average one will have to spend between 7000 CAD to 35000 CAD per year.

If you are looking forward to applying for a course in Under-graduation then the fees structure normally depends on the course you ought to choose but the average cost per year would be of between $12, 000 to $ 25, 000.

For a post-graduation degree, the average cost per year would be between $24,000 to $35,000. And for a Doctoral Degree on average per year would be between $7000 to $10,000.

Now while applying you need to remember that the fee structure could change depending on the course and university and also the courses which consist of Medicine and Technical based might cost more compared to the rest. Canada is seen to be affordable as the other country's fee structure is more expensive compared to here.

Q. How much would be the Cost of Living for an International Student?

The cost of living usually depends on where your university falls in whether the rural parts or the suburban parts as that factor genuinely plays a very important role. Now when you get admitted to a college in the suburban areas it is obvious that it will be expensive compared to the rural parts as in the suburban you will find a larger population. Due to such reasons many international students prefer opting for the on-campus accommodation which is usually referred to as Halls of Residence in Canada. The average price per year for the Halls of Residence would be between CAD 4000 to CAD 8000. There are universities that might offer on-campus living or not and if they do the price range also differs depending on whether the students want to opt for a private room or dual, whether chooses meal or not and based on other such services the variation in price takes place.

If the students do not have the option of staying on- campus or they want to live independently, they have the option of staying on campus as well. there are many people who take students as paying guests (or a host family who encourages you to live with them) or give their house/ apartment on rent for these students. Now the price range again varies depending on the amenities being provided by the owners like kitchen, washing machine, heater, etc., The student who stay off-campus need to be responsible for themselves and the house they are staying in as well. If the owner finds any damage he/she can cut it from the deposit paid by the student earlier. The average price that a person living off-campus will require between CAD 500 to CAD 1000, now this depends on the area of your university as well.

Now if we look into the other factors of living such as Food, Travelling, Books, Health insurance, and other expenditures then the average price a student would spend on average of CAD 1500 to CAD 3,000. Now, this again depends on whether the student prefers eating from outside or prefers having home-cooked meals, such things would defiantly make a difference in food expenditures. For travel purposes, it will on average of CAD 80 to CAD 110 a student will have to spend on his/ her travel expenses which means annually he/she will be spending CAD 980. Similarly, the price range of other such expenditures would also cost the same based on yearly expenses.

Study Visa FAQS

In order to get a study visa, you will first need to apply for an online application on the for the Canada Study Visa which you can find over the Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Those nations who have internet issues can apply a paper based visa as well. Along with this you will also have to attach a Letter of Acceptance from the Designated Learning Institution, which is basically the university/ college you have been selected in and that institution needs to authorised by the Government of Canada. You would also need to submit an evidence of adequate financial resources as to who will be looking after your expenses in Canada and will be covering your education as well, the details need to be given as well. Two other most important factors that are considered when it comes to applying for Study Visa are your medical records, in which it should reflect your history and in order to achieve a study visa you will have to in a good health condition with the required tests. Another important factor is you should not have any sort of criminal records in order to get a study visa.

You will require a study permit, which is not same as a student visa. A study permit is a document which allows you to stay in Canada legally as long as its valid, which depends on your education. The study permits cost of CAD 150 and those students whose course is of six months or less need not have to apply for a Study permit.

Your study permit must be given to you within 15 to 20 days after the application. But the student must know that he/she cannot enter the country on the basis of the study permit and will be requiring a legal either visitor visa or student visa accordingly.

In order to apply for a study visa in Canada you will be requiring an acceptance letter from the respective university or college, a valid passport photo, a proof that you can support yourself or a family member during your stay in Canada. The results of your English proficiency test along with your other academic documents. You will also have to submit your medical certificate and receipt of payment of tuition fees.

Canada is considered to be one of the most affordable countries when it comes to student life. on an average an International student requires CAD 18,000 for undergrad education and when we talk about the students willing to pursue post- grad education on an average it will cost him/ her between CAD 17,000 to CAD 50, 000. Now you must note that the mentioned cost is only with regards to your tuition fees structure and the cost of living in Canada is different. You can check out our website for the further details where we have discussed about the other expenditures and their annual average spending.

When you plan on studying abroad be it Canada, UK, USA or any other country, you must check if you have the enough amount of financial aid which covers everything such as your tuition fees, accommodation, clothes, food, medical facilities and so on. There are many banks which provide student loans, which helps in covering all these aspects and apart from this many universities and colleges in Canada do provide scholarship to students, which helps in covering their tuition fees.

The ITR stands for the Income Tax Return, the students are expected to present this during their student visa application which tells the visa officials that the student is capable of affording their stay and education till the time they are living in Canada. The rest you will be told during the process of your admissions.

Students are expected to take up the required standardized tests such as the IELTS, TOEFL GRE, GMAT and SATs based on the universities requirements. In order to prepare for these examinations there are various centres or coaching which you could join for a year or so if you want to take up these exams.

An individual on student visa can bring along a dependent with them like their dependent parents or grandparents, niece, nephew, or other close relative or spouse and children can go along with the student and stay with them in Canada. In fact, the spouse of the student need not have to apply for a work visa and continue to work there under a Canadian employer and the children of the individual on student visa can also study in Canada and he/ she might not even require a study permit for it. now one can begin the process of their visas immediately once he/ she has begun with theirs or once his/ her student visa has been approved.

Indian students do not require Police Clearance Certificates (PCC) in order to apply for Canada Student Visa.

All students applying for student visa in Canada ae supposed to also apply for a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC), it can be from any banks participating such as the Nova Scotia Bank, ICCI Bank, SBI Canada Bank or any other for an amount of CAD 10,200 which would help in covering the first year of the student in Canada, and on the arrival of the student they will be provided with CAD 2000 and the rest will be given to them 12 equal instalments.

The students will be required to submit their attested copies of 10th and 12th grade, 2 academic references and 2 work references (letter of recommendation), proof of clearing the English Proficiency Test like IELTS or TOEFL, score of their GMAT, GRE and SAT (if given). The student is also supposed to submit their CV along with a Statement of Purpose (SOP), passport size photographs and certificates related to your academic as well as extracurricular activities should also be submitted.

During this pandemic WES will continue to request for verification and re- verification to the organisation via email. But, they will not submit the verification and re- verification via post or courier until the office re- opens.

During this pandemic WES will continue to request for verification and re- verification to the organisation via email. But, they will not submit the verification and re- verification via post or courier until the office re- opens.

Yes, it most definitely like it has been the entire world. Due to safety reasons the WES has not submitted the verification and re- verifications as well.

If the student is unable to send his/her documents electronically they can apply at WES via the WES Contact us, where in the WES will themselves make arrangements for the required documents.

Yes, they are accepting international students, but for the time being all the universities in Canada are shut at the moment.

The top 5 professions which are in high demand this year are; a web developer, welder, driver, receptionist and sales associate. This is based on the recent data of 2020.

Computer science and engineering are the best courses in order to have a future in Canada as the country is known for its IT and Technology.