Canada Country Overview
Location: Canada is a country in the northern half of North America
Major Cities: It has ten provinces and three territories. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg and Hamilton
Main Language: English and French
Climate : The majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer.
GDP: $1.672 trillion (2016 estimate)
Currency: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
Government: The Government of Canada or more formally Her Majesty’s Government, is the federal government of Canada, a country in North America, composed of 10 provinces, Ottawa (the nation’s capital), and 3 territories.
Area: 9,984,670 km2 (3,855,100 sq mi)
Distance from India: 12. 75 hours
Population: 35,151,728 (2016 estimate)
Time Zone: (UTC−3.5 to −8)
WHY STUDY IN CANADA
• Canada’s universities maintain high standards of academic excellence and are consistently recognized in top international rankings.
• Canadian tuition fees are some of the lowest in English-speaking countries.
• The country’s universities boast links to more than 5,000 global collaboration agreements. Combined with Canada’s focus on industry-specific applied research, it’s no surprise that more than 90% of Canadian alums are employed less than six months after graduation.
• High academic rankings and a reputation for friendliness is great, but it’s hard to beat eight consistent years of top rankings by the United Nation as one of the world’s best places to live.
• Canada is at the international forefront of computer and information technology, particularly in telecommunications, medical devices, aerospace engineering, lasers, biotechnology, ocean and environmental, and several others.
• Through its innovative School Net program, Canada was the world’s first country to connect its schools and libraries to the internet.
LIFE IN CANADA
Traditions & Culture: Throughout Canada’s history, its culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French, and by its own indigenous cultures. Over time, elements of the cultures of Canada’s immigrant populations have become incorporated into mainstream Canadian culture. The culture of Canada is a term that embodies the artistic, culinary, literary, humour, musical, political and social elements that are representative of Canada and Canadians.
Food: The Most ‘Canadian’ Foods Include Meat, Poutine And Maple Syrup. The national dish of Canada is a food called poutine. The Canadian dish was originally seen in the province of Quebec, but can be found all around Canada and has spread to the United Kingdom and United States.
Safety: Canada is a friendly, safe country with a high standard of living. Low crime rates, great student health benefits, and universities focused on student security and health make studying in Canada a good choice for anyone who’s uneasy about personal safety while abroad. The Global Peace Index ranks Canada among its top 10 safest countries in the world to visit.
Health: Relative to other countries, medical insurance in Canada is inexpensive yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.
Transport: Using the general-purpose public transport is the most common means of student transport, in Canada.
Masters Degrees (Universities): 30,000- 35,000 CAD per annum
PG Diploma: 11, 000 – 18, 000 CAD per annum.
Bachelor’s Degrees (Universities): 25,000 – 30,000 CAD per annum.
Bachelor’s Degrees (Colleges): 20,000 – 25, 000 CAD per annum.
Advanced Diploma: 10,000 – 15,000 CAD per annum.
Diploma: 10,000 – 15, 000 CAD per annum.
• Student visa is called as ‘Study Permit’
• Study Permit is issued by CIC (Citizenship & Immigration Canada)
• Study permit is for course duration + 90 days
• As a student there are 3 different visa checklist/categories
1. SPP Category
2. General Category
3. University Category
Dependents information: Your spouse or common-law partner may apply for a work permit if:
• you are a full-time student at:
• a public post-secondary institution, such as a college or university or college (CEGEP) in Quebec
• a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as a public institution, and receives at least 50 percent of its financing for its overall operations from government grants (currently, only private college-level educational institutions in Quebec qualify) or • a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees
you have a valid study permit
Immigration on Arrival: Your passport will be checked when you arrive at a Canadian Airport to make sure you’re allowed to come into the country. It must be valid for the whole of your stay.
How to Apply: AMC Global Education Experts will guide you throughout the process.
ARRIVAL & ACCOMODATION
Planning & Housing:
• Student Residence – Dormitories & Townhouses
• Off-Campus Shared Apartment or Condominium
• Host Family/Homestay
• Furnished or Unfurnished Apartment Rentals
Welcome week: Welcome Week is your opportunity to make friends, learn more about studying at the university and living in the country. You will be invited to attend a number of events throughout Welcome Week – some of which are optional and others compulsory.
Opening a bank account: In order to open a Canadian bank account, you will need two documents: one to prove your identity and one to prove your address. This applies both in branch and online. Proving your identity is simple. You just need your passport.
Part Time :
20 Hours a week
Can you work?
What kind of work can you do?
There are various part-time jobs available in all the sectors across hospitality/catering to call centre to banking and finance and etc.
How many hours can you work?
International Students can work 20 hours per week during studies; 40 hours per week during vacations.
Do you need prior approval when you work: If you are an international student studying in Canada, you may have to file a Canadian income tax return as you are a Resident for Tax purpose. You must determine your residency status and pay the tax accordingly.
To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP).
The PGWPP allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. Skilled Canadian work experience gained through the PGWPP helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through Express Entry.
A work permit under the PGWPP may be issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student’s study program, and the study program must be a minimum of eight months in length. For example, if you graduate from a four-year degree program, you could be eligible for a three-year work permit if you meet the criteria. If you graduate from an eight-month certificate program, you would be eligible for a work permit that is valid for no more than eight months.
Undergraduate: C$ 30,000 – C$ 40, 000 per annum
Postgraduate: C$ 50,000 – C$ 70, 000 per annum