Step 1

Research all your options

Compare career opportunities derived from specific courses
Learn about a variety of universities and colleges to suit your background & finance

Step 2

Meet the GEC counselor

Our education counselors will study and evaluate all the possible study options for you based on your academic background, aspiration, budget, eligibility, work experience, etc.

Step 3

Complete your application

Your GEC counselor will help you fill in the required forms; critique the statement of purpose and recommendation letters. Additionally, you will always be briefed with the latest news and information about visa requirements from the official sources

Step 4

Application for visa

Your GEC counselor will guide you through the required documents for visa and lodge your application with the immigration department

Step 5

Get ready for your departure

Our pre-departure session includes vital information from immigration compliance to what all you need to study and live in Canada

Step 6

Ongoing support

You can always get in touch for any sort of guidance after reaching. If you would like to change your course, we are only one call away

100+

Universities

50+

Community Colleges

2,000+

Students Recruited

Global acceptance

Canadian universities are known as the least commercialized universities in the world. They offer degrees valued at par with the US schools and other Commonwealth nations. The government’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls ensure the quality of education for both domestic and international students. This means that students graduated from Canadian institutions benefit from global acceptance at workplace. In short, it opens doors for your future.

Affordable education

Thanks to the meticulous planning of economic management of the government which has checked the overall inflation rate over the decades. This economic achievement has made Canada a very less expensive country all the ways. The living standard and quality of education in Canada are among the highest in the world and cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower compared with other countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Diverse and multicultural society

Acceptance of immigrants is in the DNA of Canadians. The Canadian society understands and respects both professional and personal diversity. Such a welcoming culture has made them one of the most preferred destinations for studying and immigrating. Canada is proudly represented by the world’s ethnic groups. You will not face any difficulty in finding ethnic foods and recreational activities associated with your specific cultures. The Indian Diaspora will not allow you to be nostalgic. Places such as Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Halifax, and Calgary among others have ethnic supports and newcomers’ associations which could help you integrate into the Canadian society effortlessly.

Safe and peaceful communities

Do you know United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places for living in the world? Welcoming culture, magnanimous Canadians along with the government’s stricter regulations about possessing guns make this country superior to others. International students feel at home and their rights of freedom and expressions are fully protected. You will experience respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society.

Electrifying campus lifestyles

Canada’s post-secondary campuses are in sync with the latest technology and modern amenities. From public concert halls and art galleries to Olympic-quality sports facilities, they offer the best learning and leisure opportunities for students. Students have incredible opportunities to network with the like-minded individuals coming from the world and acquire invaluable experience through radio, newspapers, student-run governments and businesses.

Primary focus on innovation and research opportunities

Canadian post-secondary education gives a significant importance on research, and it is an integral part of studies. Students have ample opportunities to participate in this vibrant aspect of education. Both government and industry together encourage and support research including: medicine, computer technology, environmental science, agriculture and telecommunications. Roughly over 1 billion people every day around the world rely on Canadian innovations and discoveries – including insulin, light bulb, alkaline battery, radio voice transmission, walkie-talkie, electric oven, Java programming language, electron microns, and electric wheelchair among others.

One country, many possibilities

Canadian education is a hallmark of quality which entails collaboration with other students and a great deal of interactions on various subjects with professors. Professors are right there to motivate you to think out of the box all the time. At the same time, they are overly co-operative to help and listen to you during any sorts of academic difficulties. Canada’s highly dynamic and hands-on academic environment will facilitate you to develop critical thinking, knowledge and skills in analysis and communication. Additionally, you will learn how to express yourself, demonstrate your creativity and develop self-confidence!

Excellence in language education

Canada is a bilingual country and is considered as a world leader in language training. Students improve their fluency and capacity for either language as they further their studies.

Canada spends more than 5% of its GDP on its education system; one of the countries that has set the priority on quality education for their existing and forthcoming generations. The country spends heavily in tertiary education (more than $20,000 per student). According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Canadian students perform well in reading, literacy, maths and sciences, one of the top countries among English and French speaking countries

Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to Canadians, and the standards across the country are uniformly high.

Canada has been home to many researchers in a diverse field of studies since universities and colleges are well equipped with the high tech and state of the art facilities. Moreover, professors are well-educated and well-prepared with an attitude to adapt to new changes and implement them swiftly into their teaching sessions. It has several world renowned schools, and that is why it is a dream of several students of studying in Canada. Schools in Canada fall into four categories:

  • Primary/Secondary
  • Language Schools
  • Trade/Vocational
  • Universities/ Colleges

The qualification framework in Canada follows the below mentioned pattern:

  • Certificate level – usually one year
  • Diploma level – usually one to two years
  • Advanced diploma level – usually two to three years
  • Bachelor’s degree – usually four years
  • Graduate certificate/Post-graduate diploma – usually one to two years
  • Master’s Degree – usually two years
  • Doctorate (PhD.) award – usually four to seven years

Canadian universities are known as the least commercialized universities in the world. They offer degrees valued at par with the US schools and other Commonwealth nations. The government’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls ensure the quality of education for both domestic and international students. This means that students graduated from Canadian institutions benefit from global acceptance at workplace. In short, it opens doors for your future

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Work rights for international students

International students are authorized to work part-time up to 20 hours a week while studying and full-time during holidays and the intake breaks, depending upon your visa conditions. They cannot work until they have commenced their course in Canada.

Universities

Fast facts about universities

  • Canada offers 100 universities
  • More than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs at over 100 public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree-level colleges
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • Universities are well-equipped with cutting edge technology and research labs
  • Degrees are equivalent to those in the U.S. and Commonwealth countries
  • They usually have Fall and Winter session, but some universities also offer trimesters
  • Opportunities for co-operative education and internships
  • Universities offer hands-on learning which provides students with career-boosting learning opportunities
  • 6 of the top 200 universities are based in Canada
  • 26 Canadian institutions are counted among the best in the world

List of universities province wise

British Columbia

  1. Emily Carr University of Art & Design
  2. University of British Columbia
  3. Simon Fraser University
  4. University of Victoria
  5. Royal Roads University
  6. Trinity Western University
  7. University of Northern British Columbia
  8. Vancouver Island University
  9. Technical University of British Columbia
  10. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  11. Thompson River University

Alberta

  1. Athabasca University
  2. University of Alberta
  3. University of Calgary
  4. Devry Institute of Technology
  5. The King’s University
  6. University of Lethbridge
  7. Concordia University of Edmonton
  8. MacEwan  University
  9. Mount Royal University

Saskatchewan

  1. University of Saskatchewan
  2. University of Regina
  3. St. Thomas More College
  4. Luther College
  5. First Nations University of Canada
  6. Campion College

Manitoba

  1. University of Manitoba
  2. University of Winnipeg
  3. Brandon University
  4. Canadian Mennonite University
  5. St. Paul’s College
  6. Universite de Saint-Boniface

Ontario

  1. Algoma University
  2. Brescia University College
  3. Brock University
  4. Huron University College
  5. King’s University College at Western University
  6. University of Toronto
  7. McMaster University
  8. University of Waterloo
  9. Western University
  10. Queen’s University
  11. University of Ottawa
  12. York University
  13. University of Guelph
  14. Carleton University
  15. Lakehead University
  16. University of Windsor
  17. Ryerson University
  18. Wilfrid Laurier University
  19. Western University
  20. University of Waterloo
  21. Trent University
  22. Nipissing University
  23. Laurentian University
  24. OCAD University
  25. Redeemer University College
  26. Royal Military College of Canada
  27. Saint Paul University
  28. St. Jerome’s University
  29. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  30. University of St. Michael’s College
  31. University of Sudbury
  32. University of Trinity College

Quebec

  1. McGill University
  2. Bishop’s University
  3. Concordia University
  4. Universite de Montreal
  5. Universite du Quebec
  6. Universite de Sherbrooke
  7. Universite Laval
  8. Ecole de technologie superieure
  9. Ecole nationale d’administration publique
  10. HEC Montreal
  11. Institut national de la recherché scientifique
  12. Polytechnique Montreal
  13. Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi (UQAC)
  14. Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM)
  15. Universite du Quebec a Rimouski (UQAR)
  16. Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (UQTR)
  17. Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue (UQAT)
  18. Universite du Quebec en Outaouais
  19. Universite TELUQ

New Brunswick

  1. Mount Allison University
  2. Saint Thomas University
  3. Universite de Moncton
  4. University of New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

  1. St. Mary’s University
  2. Dalhousie University
  3. Acadia University
  4. Mount Saint Vincent University
  5. Cape Breton University
  6. NSCAD University
  7. St. Francis Xavier University
  8. Universite Sainte-Anne

Prince Edward Island

  1. University of Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador

  1. Memorial University of Newfoundland

Fast facts about Community Colleges

  1. There are more than 120 community colleges
  2. They are in partnership between governments and industry
  3. Small classroom size
  4. 90% of graduates receive earnings that are well above “barista level”
  5. Affordable fees
  6. Usually they have trimesters
  7. They conduct leading-edge applied research projects with industry partners to provide market ready solutions
  8. They offer certificate levels, diplomas, advanced diplomas and top-up degrees

List of Community Colleges

  1. Alberta College of Art and Design
  2. Algonquin College
  3. Assiniboine Community College
  4. Aurora College
  5. Bow Valley College
  6. British Columbia Institute of Technology
  7. Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology
  8. Camosun College
  9. Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology
  10. Capilano University
  11. Carlton Trail College
  12. Cégep André-Laurendeau
  13. Cégep de Chicoutimi
  14. Cégep de Jonquière
  15. Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  16. Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
  17. Cégep de La Pocatière
  18. Cégep de Rimouski
  19. Cégep de Saint-Jérôme
  20. Cégep de Saint-Laurent
  21. Cégep de Sainte-Foy
  22. Cégep de Sept-Îles
  23. Cégep de Sherbrooke
  24. Cégep de Trois-Rivières
  25. Cégep de Victoriaville
  26. Cégep Édouard-Montpetit
  27. Cégep Garneau
  28. Cégep Heritage College
  29. Cégep John Abbott College
  30. Cégep Limoilou
  31. Cégep Marie-Victorin
  32. Cégep régional de Lanaudière
  33. Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  34. Centennial College
  35. Centre for Nursing Studies
  36. Champlain Regional College
  37. Collège André-Grasset
  38. Collège Boréal
  39. Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick
  40. Collège de l’île
  41. Collège de Maisonneuve
  42. Collège Éducacentre
  43. Collège LaSalle
  44. Collège Mathieu
  45. Collège Montmorency
  46. Collège nordique francophone
  47. College of New Caledonia
  48. College of the North Atlantic (CNA)
  49. College of the Rockies
  50. Collège Shawinigan
  51. Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  52. Confederation College
  53. Cumberland College
  54. Dalhousie Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University
  55. Douglas College
  56. Dumont Technical Institute
  57. Durham College
  58. École technique et professionnelle, Université de Saint-Boniface
  59. Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  60. Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
  61. First Nations Technical Institute
  62. Fleming College
  63. George Brown College
  64. Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology
  65. Grande Prairie Regional College
  66. Great Plains College
  67. Holland College
  68. Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  69. Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec
  70. Justice Institute of British Columbia
  71. Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute (KTEI)
  72. Keyano College
  73. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  74. La Cité
  75. Lakeland College
  76. Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology
  77. Langara College
  78. Lethbridge College
  79. Loyalist College
  80. Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
  81. Marine Institute
  82. Medicine Hat College
  83. Michener Institute of Education at UHN
  84. Mohawk College
  85. Native Education College
  86. New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
  87. New Brunswick Community College
  88. Niagara College
  89. Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
  90. NorQuest College
  91. North Island College
  92. North West College
  93. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  94. Northern College
  95. Northern Lakes College
  96. Northern Lights College
  97. Northlands College
  98. Northwest Community College
  99. Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
  100. Nunavut Arctic College
  101. Okanagan College
  102. Olds College
  103. Parkland College
  104. Portage College
  105. Red Deer College
  106. Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology
  107. SAIT
  108. Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)
  109. Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  110. Sault College
  111. Selkirk College
  112. Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
  113. Sheridan College
  114. Southeast College
  115. St. Clair College
  116. St. Lawrence College
  117. Thompson Rivers University
  118. Université Sainte-Anne
  119. University College of the North
  120. University of the Fraser Valley
  121. Vancouver Community College
  122. Vancouver Island University
  123. Vanier College
  124. Yukon College

Cost of study

Canada is one of the most popular education destinations in the world. Not only because of its natural beauty that attracts tourists and others to its shore, it is one of the countries which is the least expensive for living. Thanks to the government of Canada which has checked the inflation rate that allows international students to save significant costs in maintenance while studying.

From renting to commutation facilities to electricity bill or paying for your food bills, it does not cost more than $1,000 per month. This figure includes all sorts of day-to-day or monthly bills of yours.

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) puts a specific figure ($10,000) for international students to wire their funds to Scotia Bank for opening up their bank accounts. International students transfer $10,000 to purchase a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) with Scotia Bank. More information about the GIC purchase, please click here.

The annual tuition fees for international students vary considerably depending upon the title of course, type of institution and location. For example, universities are generally more expensive than community colleges. At the same time, universities have more scholarships available for international students than those of community colleges. In a nutshell, it is a tradeoff so the equation and reason for choosing the type of institution rests on the delicate balance. Here is the range of tuition fees for different types of levels:

  • Bachelor’s degree: CAD$25,000 to CAD$28,000
  • Master’s degree: CAD$16,000 to CAD$30,000
  • Doctoral degree: CAD$5,000 to CAD$13,000

These figures indicate an average fee range at universities and do not include high-value courses such as medical degrees or veterinary, which could cost significantly more. Fees for such courses are typically at the higher end of the scale. For specific amount of tuition fees for your course, please visit the website of the relevant university and course. The offer letter of university/community college reads the exact amount of tuition fees.

International students must buy overseas mediclaim policy to cover all types of medical conditions and exigencies. Generally, universities or colleges have alliances with the medical insurance companies and they arrange the insurance on your behalf. Medical care system in Canada is rated in the top three of the world; it means that your health is in safe hands of experienced and qualified medical professionals.

About safety, Canada is one of the safest and most desirable places in the world to live. The gun law is stricter and you would not have heard any kind of mass shooting incident on campuses in Canada. Canada has a low crime rate, so you just need to use common sense to stay safe during your stay. The emergency service number is 911, the same as in the neighboring country.

Hopefully you may not need any medical or safety assistance. If it is so, the relevant agencies are swift in their actions.

Visa Requirements

Your GEC counselor will explain you about visa requirements for your Canadian application.
A student visa is referred to a study permit in Canada.

In order to obtain a study permit, you need to gather the following documents:

  • Visa application form (your counselor will help you complete the form)
  • Visa application fees
  • 2 photos (size 35mm*45mm, preferably in the white background and matte finish)
  • Medical confirmation receipt
  • Proof of acceptance (offer letter)
  • Proof of identity (passport)
  • Proof of financial documents
  • Proof of Canadian bank account in your name if you have transferred money to Canada (GIC)
  • Tuition fees payment receipt
  • Proof of a student/education loan from a nationalized bank or schedule bank approved by IRCC
  • Bank statement of student and parents showing the fund transfer evidence for tuition fees and maintenance cost to Scotia Bank or ICICI Bank
  • Statement of purpose explaining your background, purpose, future prospects from the course that you intend to study, etc.
  • Academic credentials
  • IELTS/PTE/TOEFL mark card. Some universities may demand GRE or GMAT score as well
  • Job credentials if applicable
  • Any document/evidence applicable to your background (your counselor will guide)
  • CAQ for schools located in Quebec only

Once your application is lodged, the system will automatically generate unique file number on your application. You will receive the decision on your application electronically.

For more information about Canadian student visa, click here

Scholarship

Scholarships and other awards are very competitive for international students. In fact, you will need to earn your worth by displaying exceptional extracurricular activities participation, academic excellence, the quality essay writing and ongoing studying performance in some case among others. There are scholarships offered by specific universities/colleges and the government of Canada and other organizations. We have rounded up a selection of scholarships for those international students who are in need of financial support.

Scholarships offered by the Canadian Government

  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program
  • IDRC Research Awards
  • NSERC Postgraduate scholarships
  • Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program
  • Vanier Canada Graduates Scholarships Program

Scholarships offered by the non-governmental organizations

  • Anne Vallee Ecological Fund
  • Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships offered by the specific school

Disclaimer: The listings provided on www.geceducation.com website are for information and promotional purposes only. GEC does not endorse any of the education providers listed, and the information, content and material provided in the listings is sole responsibility of each education provider.

Country overview

The main industries in Canada are wood and paper, petroleum, fish products, transportation equipment, food products, chemicals, finance and services, minerals and natural gas with the GDP of US$ 1.640 trillion in 2017. The economy works on free market principles and is open for foreign direct investment.

By numbers: GDP contributors as on December 2017

 

CAD (millions)

 

Goods-producing industries

526,026

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

27,427

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

149,830

Utilities

40,842

Construction

125,317

Manufacturing

182,124

Service-producing industries

1,235,713

Wholesale trade

104,165

Retail trade

96,999

Transportation and warehousing

79,336

Information and cultural industries

52,789

Finance and insurance

123,761

Real estate and leasing and rental

228,686

Professional, scientific and technical services

97,430

Management of companies and enterprises

10,892

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

42,789

Educational services

91,049

Health care and social assistance

116,150

Arts, entertainment and recreation

13,535

Accommodation and food services

38,163

Other services (except public administration)

32,961

Public administration

109,596

All industries

1,760,798

Source: Statistics Canada: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/gdps04a-eng.htm

As per Statistics Canada February 2018, the unemployment rate in Canada stands at 5.8%. Furthermore, the labor market portal shows the maximum jobs are available in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta and some pockets of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.

Earn while you study

International students are authorized to work part-time up to 20 hours a week while studying and full-time during holidays and the intake breaks, depending upon your visa conditions. They cannot work until they have commenced their course in Canada.

Work after graduation

International students are eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). To qualify for this post-study work rights they must be bona fide students with completion of their degrees – diploma, bachelors, masters or PhD. This work permit allows you to gain practical experience in your relevant field following your studies.

Do you want to know how long your post-graduation work permit is valid?

  • If your course is less than 8 months – you are not eligible for a PGWP
  • If your course is more than 8 months but less than 2 years – your PGWP may be valid for up to the same length as your study program
  • If your course is two years or more – you may be issued PGWP for 3 years

Source:https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/after-graduation/eligibility.html

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