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A Guide For International Students - Why Study In Canada In 2021?

If you want anything in your life to be perfect, just go and study in Canada,” there should be an international standard. Aside from its amazing Prime Minister, friendly people, and polar bear-shaped license plates, Canada is the world’s most educated nation, with over half of the population holding a college diploma.

How to apply for graduate study in Canada:

Based on the province and institution, the application process differs. You’ll need to study the course’s entry criteria and apply directly to the university.

One year before the start date, you will apply to study in Canada. For the September intake, you should apply by March at the latest, but if you’re applying for a common course, you should apply sooner. Each year, in January or February, there is normally a second intake.

What and where to study in Canada?

 If Canada were a human, it would be the life and soul of the group, knowing everyone and making them feel comfortable and valued.

That is why, with its 125 public and private universities and over 3,000 Bachelor’s programs, foreign students select Canada as their study destination.

If you’re not sure which field to consider, suggest joining some of the most popular student destinations, such as:

  • Toronto
  • Ottawa
  • Montréal
  • Vancouver
  • Halifax
  • Calgary
  • Quebec City
  • Banff

Living costs and university tuition fees in Canada:

Prepare for a wide range of numbers, since this is going to be a difficult one.

Tuition fees can range from 500 to 30,000 Canadian dollars a year, depending on the area you choose to study in, your university, and even your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Yes, we are aware that this is a ridiculously wide collection. However, private university tuition can be much more expensive (up to $50,000 CAD a year).

Of course, if you won’t be living on campus like a geeky Phantom of the Opera, you’ll have to factor in all of your other living costs, such as:

  • Housing
  • Public Transportation
  • Food Expenses
  • Books and Studying-related supplies

How to apply for a Canadian student visa:

Canada has a visa application process that is entirely online, making it one of the most convenient countries to apply to.

The following is a general summary of the Canadian student visa:

  • You have the option of applying online or in person.
  • For foreign students, the general fee is about 150 CAD.
  • It’s possible that you’ll be asked to apply your biometrics, which can cost up to 85 CAD.

Also, the Holy Trinity of documents you will have to submit, to be accepted, is:

  • An Acceptance letter(LOA) from a Canadian Institution
  • Proof of Identity (an ID card or your passport)
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Proof of English Proficiency (IELTS)
  • Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)

Safety in Canada:

Canada is one of the safest countries, with one of the highest standards of living in the world. Canada is a free country where people are, by and large, judged on their actions and character, rather than their appearance or country of origin.

Weather:

Depending on where you are in Canada, the weather can be very different. Canada spans five time zones, stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic.

Lifestyle tips:

Canadians are known for being open-minded and proud of their diverse and multicultural society. Canadians, like citizens of every other nation, have certain standards of conduct. Here are some pointers:

  • Always be on time for both technical and social events.
  • Be respectful of your speech and actions.
  • Canadians believe in gender equality, so treat the other gender with dignity.
  • Make no jokes or remarks about other people’s race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or appearance.
  • Personal questions about age, income, marital status, marriages, and the cost of personal products should be avoided before you have gotten to know someone.

Language issues: Adapting to a world where you must use English or French on a regular basis can be difficult at first. When you first arrive, you can experience the following language issues:

  • It’s possible that you won’t understand the local language right away. In Canada, regional accents differ greatly. Allow yourself time to adjust to the local dialect.
  • It’s possible that you won’t be understood right away by Canadians. You’ll also have a distinct voice. Slow down your speech and don’t be afraid to ask someone to do the same if you’re having trouble understanding them.
  • Canadians use a lot of slang in their speech and it might take you some time before you understand all of it.
  • Humor is an integral part of Canadian English. This should be interpreted as a sign of friendliness, not disrespect.