Moving to a new country is not a cakewalk. The lifestyle, classroom environment, transportation – everything is going to be different from India. And we know you have a lot of questions in your mind, so have answered common questions students like you raise about studying and living in Canada.
Here are some answers to help you know Canada better
Do Canadian institutions accept 10+2+3 education system of India?
Yes, 10+2+3 system is accepted for post graduate (PG) diploma programs. However, for masters, almost all universities require 10+2+4. However, certain universities may accept 10+2+3 for masters in selected programs on a case-to-case basis.Unlike India, Canada has two parallel education systems wherein colleges and universities are separate entities. Colleges offer PG diplomas and universities offer masters programs. Some universities may also offer PG diploma programs in selected courses.
Which subject to choose and where to study in Canada ?
Choosing a program and an institution solely depends on your interests, academic background, and budget. To decide where to study and what to pursue, you can start by creating a list of your interests and skills and spend some time reflecting upon it. Do your research to understand which skillset or interest has a good scope professionally. Narrow down your choices accordingly and search for relevant courses and institutions. You’ll also have to take intakes of your preferred courses into consideration, because not all universities or colleges offer programs in all three intakes.
You can book a free counselling session with our experienced counsellors who can advise you on course selection, application submission, and visa procedure..
Which English language tests are accepted by Canadian institutions?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most preferred English language proficiency test accepted by almost all the institutions in Canada. However, globally, Canadian institutions are open to accepting other proficiency tests as well (do check the official website of your preferred institution for the same).
Can students work during studies in Canada?
Indian students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during an ongoing session and full-time during vacations. You can also get up to three years of extension post completion of your studies depending on your program duration.
For a one-year program, you can acquire a work permit of one year while for programs with duration of 2-4 years, you can get a work permit of up to 3 years.
(Visa rules are subject to change, please check the official website for the same).
What are the accommodation options available in Canada?
As an Indian student, you can opt for on-campus residence facility or look for an off-campus accommodation. Most universities in Canada offer dormitories for students from other countries. Living as a resident on-campus is a very affordable option, however you need to apply for it separately, and well ahead in time to secure a slot for yourself.
If you are unable to find such accommodation or wish to stay alone, you can get a space for yourself on rent in shared apartments/condominium. Remember, the rentals will vary from city to city.
Is there any special requirement for under -18 students to study in Canada?
If you are under 18, you need to submit a custodian letter in your visa application along with the rest of your documents.We will help you with the same when you apply for your visa.
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