Canada is the second largest country in the world, Canada is a land of great beauty. With its Atlantic and Pacific costs, vast forests, mountain ranges, lakes and vast prairie, Canada is rich in its natural resources.
Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, with a high per-capita income
Canada is a land of opportunities – young and dynamic where immigration is the foundation for economic growth and which brings people all over from world and they also bring their customs, traditions, ritual and culture which makes Canada world’s best multicultural country to live in
Canada is the second largest country in the world with a population of 32 million
Canada ranks 7th among the most popular travel destinations in the world
There are 3.8 million Canadians who regularly speak at least two languages at home with Chinese, Italian, and Punjabi as the most frequently spoken other than English and French
All Canadians have free access to health care. Most people over 65 and social aid recipients receive the majority of their prescription drugs free. Canada also has a wide-ranging social security network including old age pension, family allowance, unemployment insurance and welfare.Canadians are recognized internationally for their efforts to promote health and generally consider themselves healthy people
Compared to other countries, Canadians live longer and suffer less chronic illnesses and disabilities
For six years in a row – 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 – Canada has ranked first in the world on the United Nations Human Development Index
Canada Education System
Education in Canadais under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories and as such, there is no federal education system in Canada. In keeping with the national commitment to education, public education in Canadais free up to and including secondary school in all the provinces.
However, each provincial system, while similar to the others, reflects its specific regional concerns, and historical and cultural heritage. At the post-secondary level, institutions are divided into community colleges and universities.
There are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces of Canada. Secondary schooling in Canada could go up to Grade 11, 12 or 13, depending on the province unlike in India , where Grade 12 is standard all over the country.
Post secondary education is offered by four types of educational institutions:
Community Colleges/Technical Institutes
Working after studies and settlement options
Post-Graduate Work Permit Program:
Under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program, international students who have graduated and obtained a Canadian qualification can now obtain a three year open work permit on which they can work for any Canadian employer in any industry. They are not required to have a Canadian job offer at the time of application.
Eligibility Criteria for international students:
Must have studied full-time for the eight months preceding the completion of their program and must have graduated from:
- a public post-secondary educational institution (university, college, or CEGEP); or
- a Private post-secondary educational institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as public institutions, and receives at least 50 per cent of its financing for operations from government grants; or
- a Canadian private educational institution authorized by provincial or territorial statute to confer degrees.
- Must apply for a work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from their academic institution that they have met the requirements of their program.
- Must have completed and passed the program of study and received written notification that they are eligible to obtain their degree, diploma, or certificate.
- Must have a valid study permit when applying for the work permit.
Work while you study
Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows International Students to work in Canada in limited situations. Students are required to arrive in Canada with sufficient money to live and pay their bills while studying. However, in some cases, a student may be able to work in Canada during the course of study:
- On Campus with out a work permit
- Off-Campus with a valid work permit
- In Co-op and Internship Prohrams, where work experience is a part of the course, with work permit
In addition, spouses/common-law partners of international students are eligible to work in Canada while their partners study.
Canada Visa Checklist
The documents listed below are numbered and divided into Set I, Set II and Set III. While assembling your application please mark the documents for easy reference (i.e. with tabs or markers)
The web-site listed below links to student applications forms. Please download only the application, personal Information form, and use of representative form (If applicable) from this site.
- Forms can be downloaded from: http://www.vfs-canada.co.in/visaapplication.html