Study in Canada

Canada is one of the most famous and favorite destinations for people who wish to travel on study, permanent residency and for tourism purpose. Canada is known for its multicultural diversity and friendly environment. The country has official bilingual status with English & French used concurrently in government and official documents. It’s also known for its sparse population (despite being the world’s second-largest country, it has a population smaller than that of just one US state, California) and for its harsh winters. In some parts of Canada, snow covers the ground for almost half the year.

Canada consists of 10 provinces and 3 Territories.

Provinces are:

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan

Territories are:

Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, Nunavut.

  • Country
  • Canada
  • Capital
  • Ottawa
  • Largest City
  • Toronto
  • Official Language
  • – French
    – English
  • Ethnic Group
  • – 76.7 % European
    – 4.3% Aboriginal
    – 14.2 % Asian
    – 2.9% Black
    – 1.2 % Latin American
    – 0.5% Multiracial
    – 0.3 % Others
  • Government
  • Federal Parliamentary representative democracy
  • Total Area
  • 9, 984, 670 km2
  • Population 2016 Esimate
  • 36, 155, 487
  • Currency
  • Canadian Dollar CAD
  • Time Zone
  • UTC – 3.5to -8
  • Summer (DST)
  • UTC – 2.5 to -7
  • Date Format
  • – DD/MM/YYYY
    – MM/DD/YYYY
    – YYYY/MM/DD
  • Drives on the
  • Right
  • Calling Code
  • +1

Canadian Economy is an affluent, high-tech industrial society in the trillion dollar class, Canada resembles the US in its market-oriented economic system, pattern of production, and affluent living standards.

Canada has a well established position among the world’s leading study destinations. The most popular Canadian provinces for international students are Ontario, British Columbia & Quebec, which between them are home to many of the top Universities in Canada.

Undergraduate degree in Canada can take four years to complete and Post Graduate degree last between one to three years to complete depending on the type of degree as well as University.

SPP Program (Student Partners Program):

SPP Programs is a collaboration of CIC (Citizenship & Immigration Canada) in India and ACCC (Association of Canadian Community Colleges). It was introduced in the year 2010. The main objective of this program is to reduce the processing time frame as well as processing documents. Under this program, nearly 40 Canadian Colleges has participated and there are several other ACCC colleges which welcome Indian students.

Eligibility Criteria

As mentioned above, students need to fulfil the eligibility criteria for their application to be considered under the SPP program.
Those applying for a program under SPP must meet the following eligibility criteria:-

  • An overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5. The test score must not be older than two years.
  • A study gap of no more than five years is allowed, with certain exceptions made for students with a three year gap who have excellent grades with work experience.
  • Not more than 8 backlogs in recent studies are accepted under SPP.
  • The course applied must be relevant to the student’s previous study background and must add value to the previous education.
  • Minimum 50% score in their recently completed degree or diploma or Higher as per the SPP institution specific requirement.
  • Furnish proof of payment of the tuition fee for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP College).
  • Purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank of CAD$10,000 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada.
  • Students with previous study visa rejection are not allowed to reapply under SPP visa category.

SPP Colleges in Canada

  • Algonquin College, Ontario
  • Bow Valley College, Alberta
  • Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • Camosun College, British Columbia
  • Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • College of New Caledonia, British Columbia
  • College of the Rockies, British Columbia
  • Columbia College, British Columbia
  • Conestoga College, Ontario
  • Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • Douglas College, British Columbia
  • Durham College, Ontario
  • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • George Brown College, Ontario
  • Georgian College of Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • Grant MacEwan University, Alberta
  • Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Ontario
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia
  • Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • Marine Institute of Memorial University, Newfoundland
  • Medicine Hat College, Alberta
  • Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • Niagara College, Ontario
  • North Island College, British Columbia
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta
  • Northern College, Ontario
  • Northern Lights, British Columbia
  • Okanagan College, British Columbia
  • Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology, Manitoba
  • Selkirk College, British Columbia
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Ontario
  • St-Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario
  • St. Lawrence College, Ontario
  • University of The Fraser Valley, British Columbia
  • Vancouver Island University, British Columbia
  • Vancouver Community College, British Columbia

Work Rights during study & after study:

Students can work up to 20 hours/week during his course and can work full time during vacation.

After completion of studies, whose course period is 2 years or more are eligible for a Post Study Work Permit of up to 3 years in Canada. On the other hand, those whose course duration is one year or less than 1 year are eligible for a work permit equal to their duration of study.