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Facts about Canada

Canada is located in the northern part of North America continent. Canada is world’s second largest country by land area. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories. The capital of Canada is Ottawa. Main cities in Canada are Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. Toronto is the largest city in Canada.

Canada is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a Monarch and Prime Minister. Prime Minister is the head of the government in Canada.

English and French are Canada’s official language. Punjabi is among the fastest growing foreign languages in Canada.

Canada is a highly developed country and it has world’s tenth largest economy and has high per capita income. Canada is high in government transparency, religious freedom, quality of life, and economic freedom.

Area – 76.92 Lacs Square KM
Population – 25 Million (2019)
GDP – USD 1.4 Trillion (2019)
Distance from India – Approx. 11,500 KM or 14-15 hours flight journey
Time difference from India – Canada has multiple time zones and it is 8.5 hours to 12.5 hours behind India, depending upon the location in Canada.

Benefits of Studying in Canada

Canadian education is known for its high quality and academic excellence. Canadian Universities are consistently ranked among the world top universities. Tuition fees and living cost are one of the lowest among the English speaking countries. Canada’s world class institutions provide skill based teaching and their focus on industry specific applied research. Most of the graduates from Canadian institutes are employed within the first six month of course completion. Canada is one of the best places to live and study. It has lowest crime rate in the developed world and offers safest environment to international students. Canada is known for its ground breaking innovations in Computer Science and Information Technology. Canada has one of the friendliest immigration policies for international students to plan their settlement in Canada.

Canada is a country with great living standard and many opportunities in all fields of studies. So pack your bags, Canada won’t disappoint.

Living and Working in Canada

Culture : Canada is a very diverse country with people from different culture and background, which results in very rich and vibrant cultural scene. Its culture is influenced by European, Asian, and by its native people.

Facilities : Canada is a safe and friendly country with highest of living standards. Like many other developed countries, it does not discriminate between local and international students and offers almost same benefits to all. Canada focused on physical and health security of all its students. Health care in Canada is very advanced and health insurance is not very expensive compare to other developed countries.

Transport : Travelling in Canada is very convenient. All the cities in Australia have very advanced public transport system including Buses, Trains, Trams, Ferry, and Taxis. Great highways in Canada make it a great place to drive. Indian students are allowed to drive for up to a year on their Indian driving licence.

Working as a Student : All the international students are allowed to explore working opportunities in Canada as they are allowed to work for 20 hours weekly or 40 hours fortnightly, during their session. All the students are allowed to work 40 hours a week in their vacations. Most students work part time and they usually work with the retail stores, petrol pumps, restaurants, and delivery person etc.

Universities, Courses, and Intakes

Canada has a very unique education system because of its focus on skill development and research. All Colleges and Universities in Canada offer variety of courses across the fields. Canadian education system favours cross-disciplinary education and emphasizes in transferable skills. Diploma and certificate programs from Canadian Colleges are recognised everywhere in the world.

Canada is seeing a technology wave in Information Technology, Telecommunication, Biotech and Aeronautics. Canada is also hub for finance and related activities. Some of the most popular field of study in Canada are;

  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Bio Technology
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Heath Care

Intakes : Canada has 3 intakes in a year

Intake Deadline for application Deadline for visa
Fall/September 31st March 31st July
Winter/January 31st August 30th November
Summer/May 31st January 30th April

Funding and Scholarships

Level of study Annual fees range in CAD Annual fees range in INR(approx)
Master’s degree 30,000-35,000 15 Lacs – 17.5 Lacs
PG Diploma/Graduate certificate 15,000-20,000 7.5 Lacs – 10 Lacs
Bachelor’s degree 20,000-30,000 10 Lacs – 15 Lacs
Diploma/Advanced Diploma 12,000-18,000 6 Lacs – 9 Lacs

Living expenses : Students require to invest CAD 10,000 for their living expenses in GIC.


Student Visa : Canadian student visa is issued by CIC (Citizenship & Immigration Canada) and valid for entire course duration plus extra 90 days. Students can apply for their student visa under 3 categories

  • Student Direct Scheme (SDS) Category
  • Non SDS Category
  • University category

Work Visa : All international students get the opportunity to gain work experience in Canada after their studies under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). Depending on the duration of the course students may get up to 3 years of work visa in Canada.

Post study work visas are open work visa and can further be extended with the support of an employer.

Arrival and Accommodation

Arrival : Upon arrival, your passport and documents are checked at the destination airport. Universities and Colleges in Canada provide airport pickup services from the nearest airport, this service must be booked in advance before leaving for Canada. Students can also take taxis from airport to their destination.

Accommodation : Variety of accommodation option is available to international students such as on campus university accommodation, home-stay, and private apartments. Students can opt for their choice of accommodation depending on their budget, location and preferences.

Orientation and Welcome week : Orientation and welcome week is a very important step of your journey as an international student in Canada. It offers you a great opportunity to make friends, know about your university and get familiarised with the campus facilities and much more. All the students are advised to attend this orientation and welcome week to start their journey on right note.

Career and Employment Opportunities

Canada job market has been strong over recent years, driven by solid economic growth. The majority of jobs will be in highly skilled occupations, and it’s expected most will have to be filled by people coming to Canada from overseas. Canada is a perfect place for ambitious graduates to jump-start their career.

Canada offers lot of job opportunities in various exciting fields. This has led to many immigrants choosing to work in Canada with the promise of fair salaries and excellent quality of life. Canada is a perfect place for ambitious graduates to jump-start their career.

Main Industries in Canada : Mining, Agriculture, Energy, Technology, Services, Manufacturing, Fishing, Natural Resources.

Emerging Industries in Canada : Financial Technology, Automobile, E-Commerce, Production, Super Markets, HealthCare, Pharma, Mining, Agriculture.

Areas of Skill Shortage in Canada

There are plenty of jobs and skills, which are listed in the current skills shortage list for Canada. Some of the relevant skills shortage areas for students are

Business Services – Business & Data Analysts, market researchers, HR professionals, Digital Marketers, Financial Managers, Business Services

Construction – Architects, surveyors, site managers and planners

Education – Elementary school and kindergarten teachers, Educational counsellors, Post-secondary teaching and research assistants, and university level faculty

Engineering – Almost all types of engineers like electrical, Electronics, Telecommunication, Environmental, Structural, mechanical, Industrial, chemical engineers, biotech engineers, civil engineers, Power Engineers and product and process engineers.

Healthcare professionals – Medical sonographers, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Dietitians and Nutritionists, Medical Technicians, Pharmacists and Pediatricians, Medical Laboratory Technologists

Hospitality – Chefs, Tour Operators, Event Managers

IT – Information System Analyst, Database Analysts, Computer Programmers, Cyber Security Analysts, SEO Marketers, Software Developers, Data Analysts, UI UX Developers and Systems Engineers.

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