STUDY PERMITS

Detailed Review of Study Opportunities in Canada
Studying in Canada is a privilege that comes with lots of opportunities. Every year, thousands of international students flock to Canada (being one of the globally preferred destinations), to start their careers and subsequently, build their new lives in Canada.

The following is a brief description of the most important areas you need to know about studying in Canada

Why Study in Canada

There could be a countless number of reasons for you to choose Canada as your destination to build your career, starting with a world-class education. Let’s discuss a sound thinking pattern that you can easily relate to here.

Why Do You Take Higher Studies

Let’s face it, today’s world is a highly competitive, knowledge based global economy, where ideas and innovation go hand in hand to unleash your potential in creating endless opportunities. In recent years, the number of international students has grown much faster in Canada than any other country in the world. Canada is one of the all-time favorite destinations for students because of its world class higher education study programs. Canada’s lead in higher education is undisputable. It ranks 1st among OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development). This is all apparent in the numerous advantages made available for you to choose from when it comes to higher education venues. The 3 most important of those advantages are:

Gain Global Educational Credentials

When you choose to study in Canada, you walk away with lots of benefits. At the forefront of those benefits is globally recognized credentials that are yours to keep for life. Such credentials will work in your favor on two levels:

Locally

All Canadian employers will naturally have a higheer level of trust in the educational background you are presenting them with as it is attained in Canadian educational institutions.

Internationally

If you are ever to venture out of Canada for job opportunities, your Canadian educational credentials will simply make you shine amongst others.

Furthermore, should you choose to create your own business in Canada or elsewhere, you will discover how solid the foundation you’ve acquired is by making the decision to study in Canada.

Achieve Professional Growth

When you study in Canada, you are investing in your own growth on both the professional as well as the personal levels. Professionally, there is a long list of benefits that you can enjoy, some of which are:

  • Acquiring high quality and effective education with reasonable tuition fees.
  • Developing your skills in some of the occupations that are in high demand.
  • Ability to carry out your innovative ideas & research and the opportunity to partner with world-class research facilities.
  • Experience an environment where you can advance your skills and get absorbed in the employment market, get hired by a Canadian employer, work and earn money.

Achieve Personal Growth

On a personal level, no matter what your background is, in Canada, you will build upon your past experiences and social capital you already have, by leveraging the diverse nature of the Canadian community. Few of the benefits you can expect to gain are:

  • Enhancing your academic interest in a wide range of programs, thus, learning new technologies and broadening your perspectvies.
  • Improving your social status by availing the chance to settle permanently and becoming a Canadian citizen.
  • Interacting, understanding and becoming a part of Canada’s diverse community that is full of cultures coming from all corners of the universe.
  • Flourishing in a highly dynamic and fast paced independent environment as you set the tone for your own future and the size of your own success

By the year 2022, Canada will attract more than 450,000 International Students to come and study in educational institutions. The Government is also committed to creating an additional 86,500 new jobs and spending almost 16 Billion dollars on providing the best education for International Students coming to Canada to complete their higher studies. All Canadian colleges and Universities offer you the best Campus Life, Quality of Education, Safe and Multicultural communities to live in.

If you are serious about your future, coming to Canada as a International Student should be a no brainer.

Colleges and Programs

If you want to study in Canada, you will need to apply for a Study Permit. To, do that, you first need to provide an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution (DLI). A DLI is a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students.

Designated Learning Institutions

Canada facilitates the ability for International Students to come and join its academic programs by granting only educational institutes that could provide a certain level of education, the ability to host international students. Such grant (designation) is an out of the box endorsement by the Canadian government that the educational entity you are wishing to join is a world-class education provider.

We can help you get accepted by your chosen college or university. Some of those institutions are:

Ontario

Algonquin Ottawa
Cambrian College Sudbury
Canadore College North Bay
Centennial College Toronto
College Boreal (Frnench) Sudbury
Conestoga College Kitchener
Confederation College Thunder Bay
Durham College Oshawa
Fanshawe College London
Fleming College Peterborough
George Brown College Toronto
Humber College Toronto
La Cite Collegiale (French) Ottawa
Lambton College Sarnia
Loyalist College Belleville
Mohawk College Hamilton
Niagara College Welland
Seneca College Toronto
Sheridan College Oakville
Northern College Timmins
St. Clair College Windsor
St. Lawrence College Kingston
Sault College Sault Ste. Marie

 Alberta

ABM College of Health and Technology
Ambrose University College
Bow Valley College
Evergreen College
Grande Prairie Regional College
Keyano College
The King’s University College
Lakeland College
Lethbridge College
MaKami College
Medicine Hat College
MTG Healthcare Academy
NorQuest College
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Olds College
Prairie College
Red Deer College
Reeves College
Robertson College
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

 British Columbia

Alexander College
Ashton College
Brighton College
Camosun College
Canadian College
Carey Theological College
College of New Caledonia
College of the Rockies
Columbia College
Cornerstone International Community College of Canada
Douglas College
Educacentre College (French)
Eton College, Vancouver
Langara College
Northern Lights College
Northwest Community College
Okanagan College
Selkirk College
Sprott Shaw College
Vancouver Community College
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

Manitoba

Assiniboine Community College
Herzing College
Red River College
Robertson College
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

New Brunswick

College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (French)
Oulton College
Maritime College of Forest Technology
New Brunswick Bible Institute
New Brunswick Community College

 Newfoundland and Labrador

Academy Canada
College of the North Atlantic
New Brunswick Bible Institute
New Brunswick Com

And the list goes on…

Academic Programs

Regardless of the specialty or are of interest you’re looking into, Canada provides a wide range of options for you to choose from. The following is a summary of some of those programs

Advancement Programs

If you need an academic boost before you head into your full-time college program, or, are not quite sure exactly what you want to do, advancement programs come in handy. They provide programs to help you explore your interests, enhance your communication skills and gain new knowledge in a number of different fields. Some of the programs it could offer are

  • General Arts and Science – Art Program
  • General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts

Students from select programs are able to register in diploma programs and earn more credential concurrently.

Business Programs

Business is about more than money. It is about relationships and communication, be it with a customer, a client, or another business. Knowing how to manage money is important, but it is also important to remember the people behind the business. Some business programs to consider are:

  • Global Business Management
  • Project Management
  • Financial Planning

Communications, Media, Arts and Design Programs

If you have a story inside you, this type of programs helps you bring it out and turn it in to your career. Whether it’s making visual arts, entertainment, or the news you can learn it all in a wide variety of programs, such as:

  • Animation – 3D
  • Digital Visual Effects
  • Product Design and Development

It is noteworthy here to say that, you do not just learn about media, you actually make it, acquiring the practical experience you need in the process and finishing with something you can show off to the world.

Community and Health Studies Programs

Students who choose those programs have one thing in common: They want to help people. If that sounds like you, then you belong into one of those programs, few examples below:

  • Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Personal Support Worker

It is not just people you can learn to heal with your skills. You can indeed heal communities with Social Service Work or Community Development, or through working with kids as a Child and Youth Worker. Possibilities remain endless.

Engineering Technology and Applied Science Programs

The technology of the world is changing faster and faster, leaving behind a continuous need for experts that know how that technology works. That’s where you come in, with one of the technology-related programs mentioned here:

  • Architectural Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Software Engineering Technician

Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

You can acquire a world-class learning experience if you are aspiring to join this dynamic industry, whether locally or internationally. Some programs to consider in this field are:

  • Culinary Management
  • Hotel Operations Management
  • Tourism – Travel Services Management
  • Special Events Planning

Expertise gained are designed as experiential learning opportunities for you to gain valuable hands-on experience before entering the industry

Transportation Programs

In Canada, the transportation industry is a huge drive of the Canadian economy. That’s why the country offers several programs specialized in this field, some of which are:

  • Automotive
  • Autobody
  • Aviation
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Motorcycle and Powersports
  • Truck and Coach

Programs are of the highest quality, with many of them offering “Earn while you learn” opportunities with prospect employers in transportation and repair facilities.

Other Programs to Consider

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer and Communication Networks)
  • Public Relations Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Journalism
  • New Media Studies
  • And a lot more…
Application Process
Applying to a Canadian college or university is a research-extensive process. More often than not, your desired program will be available in a number of educational institutions with different names and sometimes varied content. It can quickly be overwhelming to determine which program is best for you. As a client of Study and Live in Canada, you do not have to worry about that. Our highly specialized team will take most of that burden off your shoulders, so that you can easily see what’s available to you and are able to make a sound decision in a relatively short time.

Application Steps

We have streamlined the process and eliminated all the confusion. Our simple process goes as follows:

1. Assessment and Research

When you first communicate with us, we will basically gather some necessary information about you through the following means:

  • Our Personal Information Form
  • Phone communication/counseling
  • Your most updated resume

We will then combine all the data points we have on you, and launch our extensive research around your academic area of interest and your preferred geographical zone in Canada.

2. Selection, Registration & Admission

Once we conclude our research, we will present you with a focused feedback that zooms in on best options that suit your interests and are beneficial for your long-term career. Upon reaching a decision, and formalizing the relationship with our office, we will connect you to the appropriate advisors/officials in your chosen college/university and will prepare your admission file and see it through completion.

3. Study Permit and Relocation

When you have passed this milestone, and are now in posession of an Acceptance Letter, you will need to submit an application for a Study Permit. Our team will help you with that too from beginning to end. Your Study Permit is basically a temporary immigration document that allows you to relocate and live here throughout your academic program. We will provide you with a detailed plan for your relocation, including all the information you need to start your life in Canada, so that you can focus on your studies, success and future plans.

Application Documents

Here are the documents we will be requiring from you in the process:

  • A completed Personal Information Form provided by our company
  • Educational certificates from High School, Diploma, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree. This also includes the official transcripts
  • Any Work experience letters received from previous or current employers
  • Language testing score either IELTS for English or TEF for French
  • Passport or travel document
  • Statement of purpose and recommendation letters, if any
  • Professional qualification certifications, if any
  • Photographs as per the Student Visa application specifications
  • Medical and criminal background checks
  • Appropriate visa application fee
  • Documents required from your Supporting Parent or Relative who’s funding your study program, if any
Cost of Study

The cost of study in Canada varies slightly from one province to another, and from one college or university to the other. Here are some of the expected Tuition and other fees that you may incur as an international student.

Annual Tuition Fees:

Falls in the range of $14,000 – $18,000 according to the program

Tuition Fees per Semester:

Approximately $8,000

Additional expenses include:

  • Books  $500 – $2400 per semester
  • Equipment  $500 – $1000 per semester
  • Residence/ Rents   $8000 for one full year
  • Meal plan  $900 per semester
  • Travel  $112 for monthly pass
  • Miscellaneous   $500 per semester – One time

Scotia Bank Student GIC Program (SSGP)

If you are applying under the Study Direct Stream, you must show the GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) from Scotiabank Student GIC program as part of IRCC’s guidelines. The Scotiabank Student GIC Program (SSGP) enables you to meet the financial requirements of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and provides access to funds to help pay for living expenses while you’re studying in Canada.

Under this program, you can purchase a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotiabank for $10,000 Canadian dollars (CAD). A GIC is an investment account that offers a guaranteed interest rate over a fixed period of time.

  • $2,000 CAD plus any accrued interest will be deposited into your personal bank account when you arrive in Canada.
  • Each month, for 12 months, you’ll receive a portion of the balance of your investment back, plus interest.
  • You can use these funds to help pay for living expenses while you’re studying in Canada.
  • After 12 months, you’ll have received your $10,000 CAD investment back.
  • The fee for this program is $200 CAD.
Opportunities After Graduation

The fact that you are an international student in Canada presents you with a lot of perks during your study and after your graduation as well. Here are some of the opportunities you can avail:

Internship and Work Opportunity

  • International students who start studying into one of the Student Partnership Program Colleges get a Study permit which will allow them to work 20 hours per week either On or Off Campus.
  • Students are eligible to get the Post Graduate work permits after finishing their courses. The validity of such permit varies depending on your program length.
  • Availability of Internships or Co-op work placements by the colleges. You get a better chance to work closely with a Canadian employer and profession of your choice related to your study.

Immigration Opportunities

  • The only country who has an Active and Most popular Immigration system to support the International students to study and get absorbed in the employment sector.
  • An International student who has earned a Canadian Degree/ Diploma receives more points in the Express Entry Application, that makes him/her qualified in CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). You DO NOT get such easy options in other countries like USA, UK, Australia, Singapore or New Zealand, to name a few.

Occupations in Demand

Here are the occupations currently in demand, that will facilitate your path to immigration once you have finished your study.

Financial, Management & Consulting occupations

  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
  • Financial auditors and accountants
  • Financial and investment analysts
  • Managers in natural resources production and fishing
  • Managers in agriculture
  • Manufacturing managers
  • Other financial officers
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • Utilities managers

Marketing, Sales, Advertising and Public Relations occupations

  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • Financial sales representatives
  • Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
  • Purchasing managers
  • Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

Engineers, Technicians and Industrial Specialists occupations

  • Architects
  • Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics
  • Biologists and related scientists
  • Chemical engineers
  • Chemical technologists and technicians
  • Civil engineers
  • Civil engineering technologists and technicians
  • Drafting technologists and technicians
  • Electrical and electronics engineers
  • Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians
  • Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • Engineering managers
  • Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineers
  • Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • Industrial mechanics
  • Land surveyors
  • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Motor vehicle body repairers
  • Welders

Information Technology occupations

  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • Computer network technicians
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Information systems testing technicians
  • Medical laboratory technologists
  • Medical sonographers
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Telecommunication carriers managers
  • User support technicians
  • Web designers and developers

Health occupations

  • Biological technologists and technicians
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

Administrative, Legal & Community occupations

  • Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists
  • Managers in social, community and correctional services
  • Paralegal and related occupations
  • Social and community service workers

Educational and Instructional occupations

  • College and other vocational instructors
  • Early childhood educators and assistants

Writers, Linguists, Arts & Media occupations

  • Audio and video recording technicians
  • Authors and writers
  • Broadcast technicians
  • Editors
  • Graphic designers and illustrators
  • Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
  • Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
  • Support occupations in motion picture, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
  • Translators, terminologists and interpreters

Other occupations

  • Cabinetmakers
  • Machinists
  • Meat cutters

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