With an excellent quality of life, immense post-study work, and immigration opportunities no doubt Canada stands out as a popular country for both International and Indian students.In 2017, Canada experienced almost 500,000 international students studying at all levels in the country; which explains its popularity across the globe.
Tuition fee in Canada, when compared to universities in the US and UK, is fairly cheaper. Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the institution you opt for. To cover this, you will need approximately between CAD 7,000 and CAD 29,000 a year.
Courses in humanities, education and arts are a bit cheaper, while courses like medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. If you wish to study at a Master’s program, the tuition fee is typically higher and the costs vary depending on the program. As with most other countries, MBA programs are often the most expensive.
Many Canadian universities have their own list of scholarships for Indian students. These merit-based scholarships to international students help them fund their studies is usually based on good academic standing.
- The tuition fee in Canada, when compared to universities in the US and UK, is fairly cheaper.
- You have an opportunity to work for up to 20 hours every week during their semesters and full-time of 40 hours during the summer and winter breaks.
- Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP) allows students to stay and work in Canada for up to three years after completion of their graduation.
- You can gain some international work experience and apply for permanent residency later on.
Canada welcomes more than 350,000 students from foreign jurisdictions each year. If you intend to study at a Canadian educational institution, most foreign nationals must apply for a study permit. A study permit, once issued, allows a foreign national to study in Canada at an approved institute for the duration of the specified course or program.
It is possible to work in Canada, while you are a student, under any Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) work programs for students. A student may be able to work in Canada during the course of study under the following categories:
- On campus without a Work Permit
- Off campus with a Work Permit
- In Co-op and Internship Programs, where work experience is part of the curriculum, with a Work Permit.
In addition to this, spouses or common-law partners of foreign students are eligible for a work permit for the duration as the study permit. Upon graduation, a foreign student may apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. Under this program, the work permit may be issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years.
As per the current latest news Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate reached another record in the first three months of 2019.
The federation reports a total of 435,000 jobs sat vacant for at least four months across Canada during the first quarter of 2019, which amounted to a job vacancy rate of 3.3 per cent.
Canada saw a record 106,500 jobs added in April and another 27,700 jobs added in May, and unemployment in the country is at its lowest point in more than 40 years.
Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario had the highest job vacancy rates among Canada’s provinces.