Are you excited about studying in Canada because it’s the country which has been ranked at a high human development index by UN since 1994. There are many benefits of work-study in Canada, which includes learning one of the two languages like French and English.  The students get the option of becoming a part of the topnotch universities of Canada.  The reason why Canadian universities are so much in demand is because Canadians spend so much on their education.  It’s a high percentage of their GDP in comparison to that spent by all the OECD countries. There are many universities in Canada which include Concordia University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario.

It’s very easy for students to adapt and to study in Canada. It’s because people from all the ethnic groups over the world live in Canada. Therefore, you are likely to find recreational activities suited to your race in this country. There are many groups belonging to different races in Canada.

The students find it easy to get accessibility to such groups through the international student advisors who are present in schools. There is also no dearth of amenities such as shopping malls, theatres, museums and art galleries in this country.

So, on any weekend, students who have opted for work-study in Canada, can look forward to visiting such places along with going to parks, beaches and gardens. It’s important that you get a visa to study in Canada if your course is of a duration of more than 6 months. A study permit is required if the course duration is more than half a year.

There are plenty of job opportunities for students in these country including in different sectors like aerospace, microelectronics, hydroelectric, biotechnology and telecommunications.  It’s very advisable to study IT in Canada because of the facility of fastest multimedia delivery available here. All the libraries and schools in Canada are connected through the School Net program to internet.

A program to work study in Canada includes gaining a work permit to be able to be meet study costs in this country. Such work permit allows a candidate to gain invaluable experience during working and then becoming able to completely immigrate after completing graduation. Students are also allowed to work in on-campus jobs without work permits in this country provided they fulfill the following condition:

The student should have registration at a public tertiary educational institution or a private one which receives almost half of its finances through government grants.

To be eligible for off campus jobs in Canada, you require a work permit with these conditions:

  • The student must be enrolled in a post secondary educational course at a public or private institution.
  • The student can only work up to 20 hours during the pursuance of his studies and more during study breaks.
  • It’s also important to provide ample evidence for your living and tuition fees prior to your arrival in Canada.

To gain work study in Canada you have to be of the right age i.e. between 18-35 years. It’s important that the work experience which can be gained during studies should not be more than 1 year. We at Visa House provide apt help for you to arrange a study in Canada visa.

• SPP Program in Canada :

Student Partners Program, popularly known as popularly known as SPP, is an administrative framework between the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).It has been launched Launched in April 2009, with an objective to streamline admission and visa process for Canadian Community Colleges which would increase the number of visas issued to Indian students for studying at Canadian Community Colleges. SPP was initially only open for the Indian nationals, but quantifying how successful it turned out to be, the project has been extended to China as well.
Students planning to pursue studies in Canada can apply to any of the participating SPP colleges. Applications under this program receive prompt processing and a fair decision based on the documents furnished by the students.

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.

Non SPP Program : (University or General )

Students can apply for Non SPP visa application wherein documentation and processing will vary, for Non SPP application more detail documents are required to prove financial capabilities and income sources. Universities or Non-SPP colleges in Canada offer Bachelors program, Masters program and Doctorate programs, few universities also offer post graduate diploma program. Each University/College has its individual system of application with entry requirements. Requirements for GRE/GMAT/SAT and English language proficiency tests varies from University/College to University/College. While considering the applications, overall merit of the student is taken into account. The Tuition fees for University are higher compared to Colleges and Institutes. Students are encouraged to apply as early as 6 months prior to intake. GIC is acceptable fund and even education loan from standard banks is an accepted evidence for living cost. The colleges and institutes participating in SPP program are also open and available for Non SPP application. Further applications which are not applicable under SPP are considered for General or University application i.e. Non SPP application.

Name

City

Athabasca University Athabasca,Calgary,Edmonton
Grant MacEwan University Edmonton
Mount Royal University Calgary
University of Alberta Edmonton,Camrose,Calgary
University of Calgary Calgary,Edmonton
University of Lethbridge Lethbridge,Edmonton,Calgary
Capilano University North Vancouver
Emily Carr University of Art and Design Vancouver
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond,Surrey,Langley, andCloverdale
Royal Roads University Victoria
Simon Fraser University Burnaby,Surrey,Vancouver
Thompson Rivers University Kamloops
University of British Columbia Vancouver,Kelowna
University of Victoria Victoria
University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford,Chilliwack andMission
University of Northern British Columbia Prince George
Vancouver Island University Nanaimo,Duncan,Parksville,Powell River
Brandon University Brandon
University College of the North The Pas,Thompson
University of Manitoba Winnipeg
University of Winnipeg Winnipeg
Université de Saint-Boniface Winnipeg
Mount Allison University Sackville
St. Thomas University Fredericton
University of New Brunswick Fredericton,Saint John
Université de Moncton Moncton,Shippagan,Edmundston
Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s,Corner Brook,Harlow, UK
Acadia University Wolfville
Cape Breton University Sydney
Dalhousie University Halifax, Truro
University of King’s College Halifax
Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax
NSCAD University Halifax
Saint Francis Xavier University Antigonish
Saint Mary’s University Halifax
Université Sainte-Anne Church Point
Algoma University Sault Ste. Marie
Brock University St. Catharines
Carleton University Ottawa
Dominican University College Ottawa
Lakehead University Thunder Bay,Orillia
Laurentian University Sudbury,Barrie, Hearst,Kapuskasing,Timmins
McMaster University Hamilton
Nipissing University North Bay,Bracebridge,Brantford
OCAD University Toronto
Queen’s University Kingston
Saint Paul University Ottawa
Royal Military College of Canada Kingston
Ryerson University Toronto
Trent University Peterborough,Oshawa
University of Guelph Guelph,Toronto, Alfred,Ridgetown,Kemptville
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Oshawa
University of Ottawa Ottawa
University of Toronto Toronto (St. George),Scarborough,Mississauga
University of Waterloo Waterloo,Cambridge,Kitchener,Stratford
University of Western Ontario London
University of Windsor Windsor
Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo,Brantford,Toronto,Kitchener
York University Toronto
University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown
Bishop’s University Sherbrooke
Concordia University Montreal
École de technologie supérieure Montreal
École nationale d’administration publique Quebec City,Montreal,Gatineau,Saguenay,Trois-Rivières
École Polytechnique de Montréal Montreal
HEC Montréal Montreal
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Quebec City,Montreal, Laval,Varennes
McGill University Montreal, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
Université de Montréal Montreal
Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Rouyn-Noranda
Université du Québec en Outaouais Gatineau
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Chicoutimi
Université du Québec à Montréal Montreal
Université du Québec à Rimouski Rimouski andLévis
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières
Université Laval Quebec City
First Nations University of Canada Regina,Saskatoon,Prince Albert
University of Regina Regina,Saskatoon,Swift Current
University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon
Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver
Quest University Squamish
Trinity Western University Langley
University Canada West Victoria
Booth University College Winnipeg
Canadian Mennonite University Winnipeg
Kingswood University Sussex
Crandall University Moncton
St. Stephen’s University St. Stephen
University of Fredericton Fredericton
Atlantic School of Theology Halifax
Tyndale University College Toronto
Redeemer University College Ancaster

COLLEGES

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
• Vancouver Community College, British Columbia

Courses

  • Arts & Design
  • Business Administration
  • Finance & Economics
  • Engineering
  • Fashion & Textile
  • Hotel Management, Culinary/Pastry/Cookery
  • Information Technology
  • Management & Commerce
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Psychology, Counseling and Social Sciences
  • Research, PHD
  • Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy & Health
  • Mass Communication
  • Advertising & Communication
  • Chef Program
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance & Commerce
  • Informatics and Business Systems
  • Law
  • Dentistry & Health
  • Politics and Policy
  • Tourism
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports Management
  • Public Administration

Cost

Tuition fee can vary for every college and university, on an average the annual fee ranges from 14000 to 20000 Canadian dollars approximately. There is a separate visa office fee also that has to be paid by the student for getting the study visa for Canada once he/she meets the educational qualifications and other requirements of a particular selected course and gets letter of confirmation from the institute. The semester and annual fee of the university/college has to be paid in advance and it is refundable with a nominal deduction in case of non-issuance of visa. Living cost is approximately 10000 CAD for one academic year in Canada. Apart from these, there are some other minor expenses like medical which will cost around 5000 INR to be paid by student.

Procedure And Formalities

To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Canada, students should register with The Visa House. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of following key stages, maximizing their chances of getting visas & admission in the institutions of their choice.

Working While Studying

The students are permitted to work along with the studies on a part-time basis. Students are allowed to work 20 hours off-campus every week and can earn around CAD 12-14 per hour on an average.

However In order to gain valuable international work experience while studying in Canada, Students are allowed to take a co-op or internship program. Students can earn on job work experience while continuing to study. Co-op allows the student to work full time in accordance with their course of study & norms of Canadian government. Many Canadian colleges and universities offer these work placement programs as a means of enhancing the curriculum with real world industry experience. Students spend their study semesters alternatively, learning in the classroom and then applying that knowledge through on the job work in their field of study.
Co-op or internship programs are an excellent way to:
• Make supplementary money for each upcoming academic semester;
• Bolster your resume with work experience;
• Gain invaluable business contacts & work experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is SPP?
The Student Partners Program refers to Students Partnership Program by the students and study abroad consultants in India was implemented in partnership between the Canadian High Commission and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and is attracting a good number of students from all over India and is fast emerging as a preferred destination for higher education for overseas students not only from India but also from the entire globe. And the aim of SPP is to provide faster student visa application process.

2. Can I apply without IELTS?
No, Minimum score of IELTS 6.0 band and not less than 5.5 in each section is mandatory.

3. I’ve been refused Canada student visa once? Can I apply under SPP program?
No. To apply under SPP the student should have never been refused a study permit to Canada. If a visa is once refused then the student has to apply under General category (NON-SPP) or University.

4. Is education loan mandatory to apply Canada student visa under SPP program?
No, education loan is not mandatory to consider an application under SPP. You can apply under SPP by having an account in Scotia Bank with CAD 10,000 GIC and Fees payment of at least one semester. But still if you want to apply under general category, you can use your education loan.

5. Do SPP Colleges offer an MBA program?
Most of the SPP Colleges offer Diploma, Bachelors, Graduate diploma and PG Diploma. There are some universities which falls under the SPP list might offers MBA program.

6. How good are the colleges which are not a part of the SPP?
Canada has a well-established education system looked after independently by each province. Even the big universities are not a part of the SPP as they do not come under the definition of Student Partners Program however they are quality institutions. You need to be cautious while selecting a private school or college.

7. What are the chances of getting visa in a non SPP college?
Though, applying under SPP the file gets priority assessment in terms of processing time and less documentation. Under General Category the student is required to provide more documentation in terms of financial capabilities and it does not affect on chances of visa approval.

8. Can I get work permit in Canada if I do not study under SPP?
Work permit scheme is open to all the international students who have graduated with proper qualification from any of the accredited institutions. Work permit has its own requirement and each student should qualify those requirements. According to the present status of work permit in Canada, a student whose duration of course is of two years or more will get a work permit upto 3 years in Canada. If the duration of study is for less than 2 years then the duration of work permit will be equal to the duration of study. In addition, for the first six months the student will be entitled to work only inside the college campus.

9. What is the minimum budget for studying in Canada?
It always depends upon which College / Universities you are choosing. But average fees would be as an e.g. If you are choosing 2 years of Diploma course, your budget would be around INR.15 Lakh.

10. At what point I can start preparing my application?
Before you start packing, you must first be accepted to one of the recognized universities/schools in Canada, and only then you can apply for a Canadian student visa.

11. What if the course I want to attend to are shorter than 6 months?
You do not need a study permit if you plan to take a course or program in Canada that lasts for six months or less. You must complete the course or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada.

12. Will I need to have an interview?
Once the immigration officer has reviewed your application, he decides if an interview is necessary. If so, the visa officer will provide details of the time and place.

13. How do I get started?
Call us and we will give you a personalized assessment and let you know what to do to get on the path you want to be on.

14. What happens if my application is approved?
Letter of introduction will be sent to you confirming the approval. This letter is not your study permit. Bring the letter of introduction with you to show to immigration officials at the point of entry when you arrive in Canada.

15. What happens when I arrive in Canada?
When you arrive in Canada, the immigration officer at the port of entry will determine whether you may enter Canada and how long you may stay. You must leave Canada on or before the date set by the immigration officer or have your status extended by an immigration officer in Canada.

16. Is there any difference in the process if I want to study in Quebec?
If you apply to study in Quebec, you need a certificate of acceptance or CAQ.

17. How do I renew my study permit while I am in Canada?
If you want to renew your study permit, you must apply before the permit expires. If your study permit has expired, you must leave Canada. In some cases, you may be able to apply for restoration of status. However, you are not allowed to study until your status has been restored.

18. Am I allowed to return home for a visit or travel outside Canada during my studies?
If you leave Canada and want to return, you must have:
• A valid passport or travel documents
• A valid study permit if you are returning to study in Canada and
• A valid temporary resident visa if you are a citizen of a designated country for which Canada requires a visa.

If you are a citizen of a designated country and you travel to a country other than the United States, Greenland or Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, you will need a multiple-entry visa to re-enter Canada. If your temporary resident visa has expired or if your visa was only valid for a single entry, you must re-apply for a temporary resident visa at a Canadian visa office outside Canada before you can re-enter Canada.

19. How do I find out if I can work while studying in Canada?
Foreign students can work in Canada during their studies, and after they graduate. In most cases, you will need to apply for one of the student-related work permits, which are required if you want to work in a co-op/internship placement, off campus, or after graduating from your studies (Post-Graduation Work Permit Program).

20. Can my spouse accompany me while studying in Canada?
Yes. He/She needs to file for dependent visa in compliance with CIC requirements for same.

21. Is my spouse is eligible to work in Canada.
Spouse/ Common Law-Partner of international students are eligible to work in Canada while their partner studying.

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