WHY STUDY IN CANADA?
Canada is one the favorite destination for international students because it offers a very high quality of education and living at affordable cost. More than half million students choose Canada as their abroad study destination each year.
STUDY IN CANADA FAQ
The cost of studying in Canada varies based upon your choice of city, University and course. The average cost of undergraduate degree in Canada for international students is about US $16,000 per year. You will have to pay about 10-15 thousand US dollars per year for graduate course.
You will need around US $12 thousand per year to cover basic living expenses in Canada. This is an average figure so a student might need more or less depending upon the city he/she is staying in. The University de Montreal estimates that a student will need US $11,616 per year as living expenses. The University of British Columbia estimates that a student will need US $11,963 per year as living expenses.
Yes. You can work on-campus for any amount of time. If you want to work off-campus then you can work up to 20 hours per week during term time. You can work for 30 hours or more per week during scheduled study breaks and vacations.
The minimum wage in Canada is set up by the provinces so it varies from one province to another. For e.g. it is Canadian $13.60 in Alberta, Canadian $12.60 in British Columbia, Canadian $14.00 in Ontario and Canadian $12.00 in Quebec. The minimum wage is revised timely by the provinces. Keep track of the current minimum wage by province by visiting this page.
Yes they can if they have got an Open Work Permit. The spouse of a student can apply for the Open Work Permit directly from Nepal or they can first go to Canada on a visitor's visa and then apply it.
You will have to prove that you have sufficient fund to cover at least a year of study and living expenses in Canada during visa application. The proof of fund can be in the form of a bank balance, regular income or sponsorship. You will need to show a bank statement with sufficient amount and good transaction history in case you are providing bank balance as a guarantee. Tax deposit record is necessary for income source. You will need to show a letter and other supporting documents from a sponsor if you are planning to study in Canada on sponsorship.
Designated Learning Institute (DLIs) are those educational institutes that are eligible to send letter of acceptance to foreign students. All primary and secondary schools are DLIs by default. However, Universities and colleges must obtain DLI status before being able to send letter of acceptance to students.
Nepali students who are planning to study in Canada in English language must take an English Language Proficiency Test. The tests that are accepted varies according to Universities but IELTS is accepted by almost all Universities and colleges in Canada.
All international students studying in Canada must have a health insurance coverage but you can apply for it once you arrive in Canada. Some provinces offer provincial health coverage for international students but you must meet certain requirements.
Yes, you will need to.
Visa is generally awarded for the duration of your study. Once your study is complete you can apply for Post Graduate Work Permit and lengthen your stay in Canada.
Yes. Your police record must be clean if you want to obtain student visa for Canada.
You will need to pay Canadian $150 as visa application fee.
The visa application fee is non refundable. In case your visa is rejected, you can get a refund on the college fee you sent in advance. Some amount (enrollment charge) might be deducted. This varies from University to University.
DOCUMENT CHECKLIST FOR CANADA STUDENT VISA
Students applying for Canada student visa from Nepal must have the following documents with them at the time of visa application:
- Passport valid for the duration of stay with photocopy of the pages including information about yourself.
- A couple of passport sized photographs.
- Birth Certificate.
- All Academic Certificates including Character Certificates.
- Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Institute of Learning (DIL).
- Proof of finance.
- Marriage Certificate (including photocopy) if you are married and intend to take the spouse with you.
- Proof of payment of visa application fee.
- Police Report.
- Medical Test Report.
FACTS ABOUT CANADA
- Canada is the second largest country in the world, covering an area of 9.98 million square kilometers.
- It has a population of 35 million.
- Ottawa is the Capital City of Canada.
- Canada has two official languages - English and French.
- The currency of Canada is Canadian Dollar.
- Canada is the world's most educated country. More than 56% of Canadians have college degrees.
- Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
- At 8,893 km, the US-Canada border is the longest international border in the world.
- The North American Beaver is the national animal of Canada.
- Canada's National Parks are free for kids.
- The Blackberry Smartphone was developed by a Canadian company named Research In Motion.
- The highest mountain in Canada is Mount Logan at 5,959 m.
- Canada has more than 15,000 polar bears. This is two third of the polar bear estimated population in the world.
- At over 200,000 km, the Canadian coastline is the longest coastline of a single country in the world.
- Canada has six time zones.
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