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Complete Admissions Support To Study In Canada

Canada is one of the world’s most sought-after destinations for students. Canada’s reputed and highly-ranked universities offer graduate and undergraduate courses in various disciplines. These universities feature highly desirable landmark qualities like:

  • Strong infrastructure

  • Cutting-edge curriculum

  • Sprawling campuses

Canada has become a popular destination for international students. The strong infrastructure, modern curriculum and well-equipped campuses of Canadian universities make it a choice destination to study abroad. Y-Axis provides students to find the right counselling to help them achieve their dream to study in Canada. We help them identify the right course and university and direct the right path to study in Canada

WHY STUDY IN CANADA

World-class education and global recognition are among the qualities Canada offers to international students. Canadian universities give great importance to research in their curriculum. They support students who come up with the best research ideas by giving them scholarships for their research works.

The time and effort you invest in a Canada Student visa will turn out worth it for reasons like:

  • Education that’s affordable

  • Innovative research opportunities that are abundant

  • Possibilities for immigration

  • Exciting lifestyle in the campus

  • Safe communities

  • Foreign students can work while studying

MORE REASONS TO CHOOSE CANADA FOR STUDIES
  • The chance to immigrate after completing the course

  • Vibrant and dynamic campus atmosphere

  • Good opportunities for internship

STEPS TO STUDY ABROAD IN CANADA
  • Decide what you want to study, where you want to live, overall cost, available opportunities, etc.

  • Shortlist the universities and study programs that meet your requirements to apply for.

  • Get ready for standardized tests like GRE/TOEFL/IELTS/GMAT based on the needs specified by the university and colleges. Get registered for these tests. Plan for the time you will need in case you have to take the test again. You must complete these tests before the month of September of the year you wish to apply for study in Canada.

  • Ensure that you have sufficient money with you for the entire period of study in Canada. This amount should cover accommodation, local travel, food, and miscellaneous expenses. Decide who or how you will finance your studies (E.g. personal savings, education loan, student scholarship, or assistantship.

  • Complete the application process with the university intended well before deadlines and send them. Contact each university directly and understand their admission requirements.

  • Once you get application acceptance letter from the universities you applied to, make your choice where to study at. Then pay a non-refundable deposit to the university to confirm your admission.

  • After getting admission confirmation, you can apply for student visa.

STUDENT VISA AND DEPENDENTS

If you are a foreign national on a Canada study visa you can bring your spouse and dependent children along to Canada. Your spouse can apply for an open work permit. You both can work for a Canadian employer for the valid duration of your study visa. In case your spouse wants to study in Canada, he/she will have to apply for a separate study visa.

You being a study visa holder can bring your dependent children to Canada. The children can stay with you in Canada for the duration of your study visa. Minor children can pursue their school education in the country provided you or your spouse (parents) can either work or study in Canada.

A dependent child is one below 22 years of age. Children above 22 years who aren’t financially independent due to a physical or mental condition are also treated as dependent.

WORK PERMIT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

To keep the international students back in Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) operates a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) program. Under this program, international graduates may obtain an open work permit for up to 3 years.

PGWP allows you to work for any Canadian employer in any industry without the need for a job offer while applying.

  • If you pursue a course in Canada of less than 2 years’ duration, you are eligible for a PGWP of a duration that equals the duration of the course.

  • g.: An 8-month course = An 8-month PGWP

  • If you pursue a 2-year course in Canada (like a Masters or Diploma) you will be eligible for a PGWP of 3-year duration.

  • g.: A 2-year Masters/Diploma = A 3-year PGWP

HOW LONG CAN YOU STAY BACK IN CANADA?
  • To stay back in Canada after studies, you must pursue a course for at least 8 months.

  • If you do a course with less than 8 months duration, you aren’t eligible to apply for a PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit).

Important update:

Under normal circumstances, an international student cannot be eligible for PGWP if the student is pursuing a Canadian university course via distance learning viz. online education.

But considering the inability for these students to arrive in Canada to pursue the course due to COVID-19, they are allowed to complete up to 50% of their course from outside Canada without losing the eligibility for PGWP. No time will be deducted from the tenure of PGWP. This is applicable till December 31, 2020.

COST OF STUDYING IN CANADA

In Canada, tuition fees vary by institution and province. But compared to cost of studies in other countries, Canada is very affordable. Compared to Art courses, medical and technical courses are more expensive.

On an average, the annual tuition fees range between CAD 7,000 and CAD 35,000 if you are an international student.

Study Program

Average Annual Fees

Undergraduate program

CAD 13,000 to CAD 20,000

Post-Graduate/Masters program

CAD 17,000 to CAD 25,000

Doctoral Degree

CAD 7,000 to CAD 15,000

The cost of studying in Canada will include the cost of living and the fees paid for student application and visa application.

UPCOMING STUDENT INTAKES IN CANADA

There are 3 main intakes that Canadian colleges and universities offer. Student intake may also be called a semester in some institutions. The 3 intakes are:

Intake 1: Fall Semester – Starts in September

Intake 2: Winter Semester – Starts in January

Intake 3: Summer Semester – Usually starts in April/May and is available for limited programs and colleges

You are advised to apply 6 to 9 months before the academic session starts. When you apply closer to the deadline, admissions and scholarships become difficult.

Work authorization for students

Terms for students

  • Students are required to be aged 18 years. Only they are eligible for work authorization.

  • Foreign students are allowed to work off-campus or on-campus for not more than 20 hours while doing semesters in the university without a work permit.

  • Foreign students are allowed to work on a full-time basis while having breaks like summer or winter holidays, not holding a permit to work.

  • Foreign students studying in a program that needs work experience such as through a co-op or internship program are also eligible to work.

Terms for spouses

  • If the applicant has the work permit in Canada, the spouse who comes to join him/her will also have the right to work.

  • Only work permit holders can apply for dependant visas.

CANADA STUDENT VISA REQUIREMENTS

To apply for Canada student visa, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • Attested copies of 10th, 12th, and Degree certificates

  • A valid passport

  • 2 employer references

  • 2 academic references

  • SOP (Statement of Purpose)

  • Certificates of extracurricular achievements

  • An acceptance letter from your education institution

  • Proof of financial funds

  • Proof of payment

  • Passport size photos

  • Visa and study permit

  • Proof of proficiency in English

Your university will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application.

TOP UNIVERSITIES IN CANADA

As per the QS World Rankings, these are the top universities in Canada for 2021

Canada Rank

Global Rank

Name of University

1

25

University of Toronto

2

31

McGill University

3

45

University of British Columbia

4

118

University of Alberta

5

119

Université de Montréal

6

144

McMaster University

7

166

University of Waterloo

8

203

Western University

9

246

University of Calgary

10

246

Queen’s University

FAQ
How much IELTS score is required for Canada Student Visa?

A Canada Student Visa will require you to score a minimum of 5.5 bands in each of the 4 IELTS segments for Undergraduate Courses with an overall minimum score of 6.0 and plus. Graduate Courses require 6.5 bands score with at least a score of 6.0 in each of the 4 segments.

How can I get Study Visa for Canada?

The following are the steps to be followed to obtain the Canada Study Visa:

  • Submit an online application for the Canada Study Visa on the website of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada prior o your arrival to the nation
  • It is also possible to submit a paper-based Visa application in nations that have limited access to internet
  • Provide a Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). It refers to a University/College recognized by the Government of Canada.
  • Offer evidence of adequate financial resources for supporting your studies in Canada including living expenses and tuition fees
  • Have no record of crime
  • Provide medical records that state you are having a good health condition and if required complete medical examinations
How much does a Canada student visa cost?

A study permit for Canada costs CAD 150.

Issued by the Government of Canada, a study permit is a document that allows foreign nationals to study at any of the Designated learning Institutions [DLI] in Canada. A study permit is not a visa. A visitor visa or eTA for Canada will be issued along with the study permit, whichever is required in the specific situation.

How long does it take to get a Canada student visa?

The processing time varies from country to country.

For Canada study permits, anyone applying from India can expect a processing time of around 20 calendar days. As Indians are eligible for applying under the Student Direct Stream [SDS], they can expect a faster processing time for their study permit for Canada. A legal resident living in any 1 of certain countries – India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Morocco, Senegal, Vietnam, and China – can apply under the SDS.

Do note that a study permit is not a visa and you cannot enter or travel to Canada on your study permit alone. You will also require either an electronic travel authorization [eTA] or a visitor visa. If required, the same will be issued along with your study permit.

How much money is required for Canada Study Visa?

Canada Student Visa requirements include offering proof of funds to support oneself. As of now, it is CAD 10,000 annually excluding the tuition fees. It is CAD 11,000 if you are applying to study in Quebec province.

Is ITR required for Canada Student Visa?

Submitting ITR – Income Tax Return as evidence of income has not been listed specifically among the mandatory documents for submission. However, Canada Student Visa applicants must note that:

  • The mindset of the Visa Officers is to ensure that the student does not become a burden on Canada’s economy and must be able to bear the cost of studies
  • Students who fail to support themselves can resort to work unlawfully or in other illegal activities and no nation would be happy about this
  • Submitting ITR acts as evidence or a measure that builds confidence that the student will be able to fund the education in Canada without any support externally
  • Any Education loans that are approved for Study in Canada are also deemed as available sources
What are the required documents for Canada study Visa?

Your application for student permit must have the following documents:

  • Acceptance letter from the university
  • Valid passport
  • Proof that you have enough funds to finance your studies
  • Proof of English Proficiency Test
  • Academic Documents
  • Receipt of Payment of Tuition fee
  • Medical certificate
  • Selection to a university in Quebec will need a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec’ (CAQ that will be sent by the university
Do I need a PCC for a Canadian Student Visa? I am from India.

Canada Student Visa applications filed by citizens of India from within India do not require PCC.  

How much does it cost to study in Canada?

The official currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar often represented as CAD or $.

Canada is an affordable country when it comes to study and live. The total cost you incur totally depends on the place you choose to study. The average cost for an international student seeking an undergraduate course would be at least $18,000. If you are pursuing a post graduate degree, it might cost you $17,000. There are also post graduate courses that cost as much as $50,000 too.

You should also consider other costs when putting down your budgeting. Health Insurance will cost $600; the administration fee would be between $150 and $500. The application fees for certain courses would cost $250.

If you want a study visa, you should be having at least $10,000 at your disposal for your living costs. If you want to live with more comfort, you should have at least $15,000. You can consider University accommodation over a rented one as the former would cost cheaper. Having more money is always good.

International students are allowed to work for 120 full days or 240 half days while they study at Canada. This can earn you extra money which you can use for other expenditure. But if you want enough money with which you could support your study, going for a full time work is a better option.

Which study is best for future in Canada?

Studying in Canada has many advantages. Choose whichever course you are interested. Research on which Canadian University is the best for you. Canadian Universities offer world class education and a practical approach to learning. These degrees are accepted worldwide.

As soon as students complete their graduation, they begin searching for jobs. Majority of these students get employment opportunities. But students from certain fields have a cut above chance of getting a job in Canada.

Below is the list

  • Degrees in Dentistry have 100% chances of getting a job
  • Degrees in the field of Medicine have 99% chances
  • Nursing degrees have 97.4% chances
  • Pharmacy degrees: 97.2% Degrees in Pharmacy have 97.2%
  • A degree in Computer science has 96.5%
  • Degrees in business have 94.9%
Which jobs are in demand in Canada?

Based on latest information, the top jobs available in Canada are related to healthcare and STEM related fields. Canada needs workers in these areas and are encouraging graduates from these fields to apply for them.

What are the documents required for obtaining the Canada study Visa?
  • Attested copies of 10th, 12th and Degree certificates
  • Proof of passing the English language proficiency test– TOEFL, IELTS
  • Score of Standardized Tests such as GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the program)
  • Academic references – 2
  • Employer references – 2
  • Photographs (Passport size)
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose)
  • CV/Resume
  • Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
  • Certificates of extracurricular achievements
How do I prepare for entrance to universities in Canada?

You must prepare for standardized tests such as TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS based on the requirements of the university or course you are applying to. You must register for these tests in advance. Prior preparation for these tests is also necessary. You can do this by attending coaching classes or taking online courses. Sometimes you may have to retake these tests to get the qualifying score.

How do I finance my studies in Canada?

Before you leave for Canada, ensure that you have enough funds that will take care of your entire period of stay in the country. This should include funds for tuition fees, accommodation, food, clothes, local travel and other expenses. You must plan on how you will fund these expenses either with your personal savings, educational loans, scholarship etc.

What is the GIC required for students to study in Canada?

Students going to Canada must buy a special guaranteed investment certificate (GIC) from any of the participating bank such as Nova Scotia Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Canada Bank, CIBC Bank for an amount of CAD 10,200 to facilitate the adjustment of the living expenses of the first year. With the GIC the student will receive CAD 2000 on arrival in Canada. The rest of the money will be paid in 12 equal installments to take care of his monthly living expenses.

Can those on student visa Bring dependents?

Canada’s immigration policy allows the spouse and minor dependents of student visa holders to come to Canada to work and study. The spouse of a dependent visa holder can work in Canada on an open work permit. They can work for any employer in Canada and does not require an LMIA or job offer before arrival in the country. The work permit will have the same period of validity as the study permit

Minor children of student visa holders can study and do not require a study permit to pursue their education in Canada.

To bring dependents the student visa aspirant can apply for his dependents concurrently or wait for his student visa application to be approved before making his application for his dependents.

The following relations can be sponsored for a dependent visa:

  • Spouse or common-law partner or conjugal partner
  • Dependent children under the age of 21
  • Dependent parents or grandparents
  • Child adopted outside Canada while you held a Canadian citizenship or PR
  • Your brother, sister, niece, nephew, uncle, aunt or other close relatives

Your dependents can live with you in Canada.

What are the Documents required to apply for dependents?

Passport & travel history

Background documentation

Spouse/partner documentation including marriage certificate

Other proof of relationship

Income proof of sponsor to show adequate finances

Completed application & consulate fees

Are Canadian colleges and universities accepting applications from overseas students?

Even though Canadian colleges and universities are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, they are accepting online applications from international students.

Is WES still accepting documents?

WES is coordinating with DHL, FedEx, Canada Post, USPS, and other delivery companies to hold mail while WES offices are closed. It has arranged for them to pick up mail for storage at WES once every week to process the ECA reports.

My University/Institution can’t send official documents because of COVID-19. Can I still get an evaluation- ECA Report?

If your university wishes to send your documents electronically to WES, please have them apply via the WES Contact Us form. WES will contact your institution to discuss possibilities for the digital transfer of documents.

Will WES still send verification requests when the office is closed?

WES will continue to send requests for verification / re-verification to organizations via email during this crisis. WES will not submit requests for verification / re-verification via mail (postal or courier) until their in-office operations resume.

Will COVID-19 affect the WES evaluation process?

WES is operating remotely to promote completion of assessment results and is working closely with institutions across the globe to obtain validated credentials electronically.

How to apply for student visa Canada?

You should apply for a student visa once you get confirmation from a university. You should collect all the documents required for the student visa and submit your visa application.

Financial requirements

In order to study in Canada, you should have the funds required for your entire stay in Canada along with accommodation, local travel, food, clothes, and other miscellaneous expenses. You should plan on how you will finance your studies- personal savings, education loans, student scholarships, or assistantship.

To help you understand the Canada study visa rules and the study requirements for Indian students, you can take the help of student visa consultants. These consultants will help you apply for a study in Canada from India.

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