Canada is home to some of the best universities and colleges in the world that offer a wide range
of undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate courses for international students. Their
industry-oriented educational programs make postgraduate employment prospects easy. Every year a
large number of students from across the globe enroll in colleges and universities to fulfill
their cherished dream. Besides the world-famed research-oriented Educational system, this
country is also the most preferred destination to get PR after completion of studies
Here we are discussing the step-by-step guide to help you realize your dream to study abroad.
First and foremost, potential international students should put their first step forward by
deciding the course. He/she has planned to study
abroad and which college and university offer
these programs. A student should explore the possible scope of that particular course in terms
of employability and growth. Besides deciding to do research on the fee and the total cost
involved. The student must explore the sources of finances to support the study program.
As a student succeeds in zeroing in course, college and finance, the location of the city where one wishes to move is also required to be finalized. Though a student can use his/her resources to get these pieces of information, assistance from a competent visa counselor is also helpful. Guidance from a highly experienced and professional counselling firm can save a lot of time energy and money.
The official language of Canada is English and French. Therefore, proof of proficiency in the
English or French language is mandatory for getting an acceptance letter from the college. For
the English language, the popular tests are IELTS and TOFEL. The requirement of
the band score
vary course to course and college to college.
In general, the students are required to score a minimum overall 6.0 bands score in which no band should be less than 5.5. But some courses and colleges require a minimum of 6.5 bands score with no band score less than 6.0. So far as the TOFEL score is concerned the minimum score required varies from 80 to 88. The higher the band score and the better would be the prospects of getting an acceptance letter from the desired college.
Once a student clears the language proficiency test and scores desired band score, the next step
is to apply to the college which offers the chosen course/educational program. Here the student
should also decide which intake would suit him/her the most. Generally, there are three intakes
in Canadian colleges and Universities namely September, January and May. But September intake is
the most popular for the students from India.
While applying for colleges, students should apply at least in more than one college. So that chance of getting an acceptance letter remain high and bright. Letter of acceptance is necessary for applying for a study permit. The two important points to be checked in the letter of acceptance such as the college/University must be DLI and the letter should have details like the name of the program and date of start and completion.
Soon after receiving of letter of acceptance from DLI, the next step which is also the most deciding and most important is to apply for a study visa which is also known as a study permit. Please ensure that the following documents are ready in order to get the speedy a study permit:
The processing time varies from 3 weeks to 12 weeks. The candidate should also be ready for bio-metrics and interview. The candidate can apply on his/ her own or can consult an experienced and competent visa consultancy firm.
Once the candidate receives a study permit all he/she need is to book travel tickets. Also arrange all the necessary articles needed for the future stay in Canada which may include