Study In Canada

Why study in Canada?

Qualifications Valued Around the World

Canada's high academic standards and rigorous quality controls mean that you'll be earning a high-quality education that will open doors for your future and benefit your career over the long term. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries.

Affordable Education

The quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, but the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. As such, Canada is often the preferred choice for students attending college or university.

Multicultural Society

With almost all of the world's ethnic groups represented in Canada, it's hard not to find ethnic foods and recreation activities associated with specific cultures. In fact, your international student advisor can help you get in touch with any number of ethnic clubs and associations for you to join while you're here.

Healthy and Safe Communities

While you may have heard of or experienced Canadians' friendly and open nature, you may not have known that the United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. As an international student in Canada, you'll enjoy all of the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society.

Exciting Campus Lifestyle

Canada's post-secondary campuses aren't only wired with the latest in sophisticated technology, but countless other modern amenities as well. From Olympic-quality sports facilities to public concert halls and art galleries, Canada's post-secondary campuses offer you enormous possibilities for learning and leisure. Plus, you'll have incredible opportunities to meet like-minded individuals and gain valuable experience through student-run governments, radio, newspapers and businesses.

Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities

Since research is one of the key components of a Canadian post-secondary education, you'll have ample opportunity to become a part of this vibrant aspect of education. In Canada, government and industry together support research including: telecommunications, medicine, agriculture, computer technology, and environmental science.

Land of Possibilities

Under Canada's highly dynamic and hands-on academic environment, you will not only acquire knowledge and skills in analysis and communication, but you will also learn how to express yourself, demonstrate your creativity, and develop your self-confidence! Teachers and professors are always available and eager to help with lessons, and studies fuse academic excellence with interaction and collaboration in the classroom.

Why Hire SPS Canada to Help You with Your Study Permit?

Canada is home to a number of globally recognized universities, colleges and educational institutes. Not only is it an amazing life changing experience for any student to study in Canada but the country is considered to have the highest standards of education.

When you seek our assistance, you can be assured of a smooth navigation and quick processing of your application. Take our free online immigration eligibility assessment now. We shall get back to you in 1 business day.

What is SPP (Student Partner Program) ?

The Student Partners Program (SPP) is an administrative framework designed and implemented in partnership between the Canadian visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). The current list of participating ACCC members is the following:

The Student Partners Program is open to Indian nationals only. Students do not apply to the SPP; they apply to a participating college and may be considered under the program if they meet specific criteria. Application submission under the SPP is at the discretion of each participating college. Students interested in submitting applications under the program are encouraged to contact the participating college of their choice for information. The Student Partners Program involves close cooperative partnership and feedback from the participating colleges to ensure student compliance with the terms of their study permits. Essential to the program feedback mechanism is the student's consent for the institution to provide information on attendance. The student must sign the consent declaration on the SPP checklist in order to be processed under this program.

Take our free online immigration assessment now and find out if you're eligible to apply for this program. We shall get back to you within 24 hours or one business day.

Step to apply Student Visa

In order to study in Canada as an international student you may need a study permit. Canadian study permits are only issued after you have been accepted at a Canadian college, university or other accredited educational institution.

Eligibility for a Canadian Study Permit

  1. You have taken IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and you are scoring at least overall 6 bands with no less than 5.5 bands in each module.
  2. You have been accepted by a school, college, university or other Canadian educational institution.
  3. You have to provide proof in the form of bank statements, receipts or certificates that you have enough money to pay for:
    1. Your tuition
    2. Living expenses for you and any accompanying family members
    3. Return transportation to your home country for you and any accompanying family members
  4. GIC
  5. You don't have a criminal record and are not a security risk.
  6. You are in good health.
  7. You can prove that you will leave Canada once you have completed your studies.

In some cases, you don't need a study permit to go to school in Canada (see exceptions below), however for most international students you will be required to show proof of the above in the form of bank statements, receipts, certificates or medical examinations.

Immigration System for Students

Student passes through various steps before he/she becomes the citizen of Canada. These steps are shown as below :

Working In Canada

Gain valuable work experience and supplement your spending allowance with part-time student jobs for international students.

While you must supply sufficient evidence that you can pay for your tuition and living expenses before you arrive in Canada, there are a number of work permit programs for international students and their spouses/common law partners that make working in Canada possible.

Working in Canada can go a long way towards helping you establish business contacts for the future and can even help you immigrate after graduation.

If you are planning to work and study in Canada, you might need a work permit.

There are a variety of work opportunities available to international students. A work permit may be issued to an eligible international student for:

  • Working off-campus
  • Co-op and internship programs

Working Off-Campus

The Off-Campus Work Permit Program authorizes you to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during scheduled breaks (for example, winter and summer holidays, and spring break).

Co-op/Internships

The Co-op/Internship Work Permit Program is available to international students whose intended employment is an essential part of their program of study in Canada as certified by their Canadian academic institution. The work portion of this program can form up to 50% of the program of study.

On-Campus Work Opportunities

International students who hold valid study permits and who are studying full time at eligible Canadian public and private universities or colleges may also be eligible to work on-campus at the institution where they study without a work permit.

Work in Canada after Graduation

Gaining valuable work experience in Canada after graduation can go a long way towards helping you permanently immigrate here. The following programs can help facilitate this process for eligible candidates:

Post-Graduate Work Program

This program allows international students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience through a special work permit issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of 3 years. Eligibility:

  • You studied full time in Canada.
  • You graduated from a public post-secondary institution, a private post-secondary institution, or a private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees.
  • Your study program was at least 8 months long.
  • You applied for the work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation that you have completed your academic program.
  • You have received notification that you are eligible to obtain your degree, diploma or certificate.
  • You have a valid study permit when you apply.

Travelling to Canada

Talk to a travel agent to discover options or investigate the many online offers available. The following travel arrangements are important to consider:

  • Be sure of your travel dates. Consider a flexible ticket that allows you to change your return flight.
  • Travel insurance is strongly recommended. The medical insurance you will have at your Canadian educational institution may only cover your study period. Travel time before and after your studies you may not be covered.
  • Make sure you know what time you need to be at the airport. International flights usually require check-in at least two hours prior to the scheduled departure.
  • Canadian authorities do not require a return ticket, but if you do not have one in your possession when you arrive in Canada, the officer at the port of entry must be satisfied that you will have to means to purchase one when the time comes. Some airlines may require a return ticket.
  • Have a valid passport. Make sure it is valid for at least six months after your return date.
  • Know where you will stay when you arrive in Canada and how you will get there from the airport.
  • Carry some local currency for any transit destinations. Some countries require you to pay airline taxes in transit, which may not have been included in your ticket cost. Local currency is also useful to purchase a snack or magazine along the way.
  • Have enough Canadian currency–cash or traveller's cheques.
  • Know the airline's baggage limitations. Check how much baggage you are allowed to take with you and be mindful of weight restrictions.
  • Never agree to carry another person's bags or their items in your luggage. It may be something that is illegal, and you would be held responsible for it.
  • Find out which items are restricted or prohibited for travel to Canada. There are restrictions on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, food, animal and plant products, drugs and prescription drugs that are not approved in Canada. Stiff penalties are imposed for infractions. Also, some seemingly harmless goods can be dangerous on board an aircraft and should not be packed in either checked or carry-on baggage. During your flight, you will be given a card to declare what you're bringing into Canada.
  • Pack basic toiletries and a change of clothes in your carry-on bag in case of travel delays. Liquids must be in containers less than 100 ml and should be kept in a separate plastic bag, which will be verified during security screening.
  • Remember to clearly tag all of your baggage, noting your name and the complete address of your destination in Canada. Also, pack a card inside your luggage with your Canadian contact details.
  • At airport check-in, ask whether your baggage will be checked through to your final destination in Canada, or whether you must claim and transfer at any stage. Find out if boarding passes for all connecting flights can be issued at once, or if you will need to check in at each airport en route.
  • Remember to keep all important documents, medications and high-value items such as cameras, jewellery, laptops, phones, credit cards and cash with you–do not pack these items in your checked baggage.
  • Make photocopies of important documents and pack them in your baggage, leaving additional copies at home with someone you trust. These documents can include:

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Accept your offer for study in Canada.
  • Apply for a passport, or check that your current passport will be valid for at least six months beyond your return date.
  • Apply for immigration documents, if required
  • Book airline tickets.
  • Buy travel and health insurance
  • Arrange accommodation in Canada
  • Arrange transportation to/from the airport at home and in Canada.
  • Arrange your banking—consider buying traveller's cheques for large denominations, as well as carrying a smaller amount of cash.
  • Check baggage and customs limitations.
  • Clear all paperwork with your home educational institution.
  • Ensure all of your documents are in order and make photocopies to pack in your baggage, to leave at home, and to send to your email address.

These documents include:

  • Passport
  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance certificate
  • Letter of acceptance for your Canadian educational institution
  • Key addresses and phone numbers
  • GIC Letter
  • Letter of introduction from Canadian immigration, if applicable
  • Prescriptions for any medication you are carrying
  • Traveller's cheques, if applicable
  • Medical and immunization records
  • Academic history and university transcripts
  • Find out about Canada and the town or city where you will be living and studying.
  • Contact your Canadian educational institution with any questions you may have.

Testimonial

Studying in Canada is an exciting and rewarding experience for many students around the world. The chance to learn in world-class institutions, the possibility of making friends from different cultures, and the opportunity to experience all that Canada has to offer for yourself! It's hard not to imagine studying in Canada when there are so many exciting adventures and study opportunities that await!

Meet other international students from your country as well as others, such as India, Brazil, China, Germany,, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco and South Korea, who chose to study in Canada and took help from SPS Canada to achieve their dream of studying and settling in Canada.