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
What are the steps to study in Canada?

Step1

Research Your Options

Before you shortlist the universities, decide what you want to study, where you want to live, overall cost, various opportunities etc.

Step 2

Select Universities

Shortlist the universities (about 10 universities should do) & study programs that meet your requirements and you want to apply for.

Step 3

Prepare for entrance exams

Prepare for the standardized tests like TOEFL/GRE/GMAT/IELTS etc. based on the requirements of the universities & collages. Register for these tests in advance. While applying for the tests you should also plan for the time required in case you need to retake the test. You should complete these tests before September of the year you wish to apply.

Step 4

Finance your studies

Ensure that you have the money ready for your entire period of study in Canada along with accommodation, local travel, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Decide on how you will finance your studies – personal saving, education loans, student scholarships or assistantship.

Step 5

Apply to university

Contact each university directly for the admission requirements. Every university has its own admission requirements. Complete the applications well before deadlines and send them.

Step 6

Confirm admission

Once you get your acceptance letters from the universities that you have applied to, choose the university you would like to study at. The next step is to pay a non-refundable deposit to the university to confirm your admission.

 

Step 7

Get Student Visa

Once you get admission confirmation done, you can apply for your student visa.

What are the advantages of studying in Canada to get a PR visa?

PR applicants are evaluated on various criteria such as age, skills, education, age and work experience.

If a candidate decides to study in Canada, he will gain point in three areas-language, education and work experience and additional points if he is young. An education in Canada can give valuable points for various immigration streams such as Express Entry or PNP streams.

Students are also allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while pursuing their course which helps them gain valuable Canadian work experience and add points to their CRS score.

Studying in Canada will help you get familiar with the culture, people and language (English/French) which will help your social integration once you become a permanent resident.

What are the advantages of the PGWP option for international students in Canada?

Those who have completed their post-graduation can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

The PGWP has a validity between eight months to three years and helps students to work legally in the country. PWGP holders can work either full-time, or part time and can be self-employed or work for an employer. They need not adhere to

the requirement of getting a Labour Market Impact Assessment to be hired for a job.

Apart from the CRS points students will gain for their PR visa application by studying in Canada, the work experience they gain with the PGWP will also work in their favor. They will get more points for Canadian work experience than other foreign work experience.

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