Why Study in Canada?
Canada has consistently maintained its prestige as an attractive education hub due to a variety of factors including its global recognition and reputation, affordability, cultural exposure and abundant research opportunities. Canada has established itself as an immensely high benchmark for academic standards and has rigorous processes to uphold quality that ultimately are designed to broaden opportunities for the longer term. For a country that measures high among the OECD countries in terms of its overall quality of life, its tuition and living costs are surprisingly lower than one may speculate, especially when compared with other supreme education hubs such as the USA and UK. Furthermore, a total of 13 Universities from Canada are recognized in the world's top 200 by QS including 3 that appear in the Top 50. If you are looking to study in Canada, read ahead and find out more or contact The DIESR.
Emerging Sectors in Canada
Canada's economy is amongst the wealthiest in the world offering a breadth of opportunities across a diverse portfolio of industries driven by innovation. Cross industry partnerships and close-knit relationships with universities have been key to pumping investments into research and development. The result is a substantial balance between high-tech manufacturing sector and knowledge intensive services. Aerospace, automotive, bio-products, biopharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics, medical devices, renewable energy, software and wireless technologies, banking and insurance, finance and business consulting are some areas in which Canada finds itself expanding its core competencies. Hence, Canada has essentially built a solid economy around high growth sectors that indicate healthy prospects for the future. Canada is one of the largest manufacturers in automotives due to its dominant position within NAFTA attracting global players including General Motors, Toyota, Volvo and Ford to set up base manufacturing centres. Canadian establishments possess a great deal of expertise in high-tech machinery and equipment that widens their impact across sub-sectors including agriculture, metalwork, natural gas and oil drilling as well as mining, amongst others. One of the highest growing industries in Canada is pharmaceuticals with manufacturing centres, R & D facilities and sophisticated distribution networks setup all across the country. Naturally, Canada is a leader in manufacturing advanced medical equipment that spreads its impact on a number of other sectors. Advancements in telecommunications, microelectronics, informatics and software as well as biotechnology are incorporated in producing therapeutic and diagnostic instruments including cardiovascular equipment, home healthcare products and dental material as well as implants. Also, given that Canada has a population with high disposable incomes and credit markets that believe in robust consumption, retail and consumer goods are consequently a significant contributor in Canada's USD$ 1.8 Trillion Gross GDP. Furthermore, sustainable building and construction is increasing momentum along with the promise solar energy has shown with latest developments in furthering the efficiency of solar panels both technically and economically. In addition, the impact of institutional banking and business consulting services cannot be underestimated as it is the core function that fuels and supports the economy's investment needs, attracting global investors to a somewhat more stable and regulated than the usual financial market.
One of Canada's biggest headaches is the fear of not being able to align its huge investment opportunities with a support system of skilled workers. Although Canada has a well-equipped education system that is effective in producing and nurturing talent for its economy, shifting demographics and an ageing population is a concern for the longer-term sustainability of Canada's economy. Hence, there are an array of opportunities that are open to the international labour market offering possibilities of healthy job security and immigration. Construction as well as mining and petroleum sectors are some of the industries that will face severe skill shortages over the next decade and are hence demanding engineers specialized in mining, petroleum, civil, mechanical, geological, computer and chemical. Furthermore, there is demand for financial and investment analysts, geoscientists and oceanographers, medical laboratory and radiation technologists, physiotherapists, apart from electrophysiological diagnostic technologists.
Source: BMO Financial Group If you moved to Canada from another western economy a few years ago, you would most likely have found Canadian wages a bit lower than you expected. The average salary in Canadian dollars has risen by around 18 percent since 2007. This rise, in combination with the strengthening Canadian dollar, has pushed the average salary in Canada higher than in the UK, the USA and most of Europe. The average wage for Canadian employees was $943 a week – or just over $49,000 a year. This marks a 2% increase over the same period a year earlier.
Education Cost for Studying in Canada
Knowing about education costs in Canada is important, if you are considering Canada as your study abroad destination. Cost of higher education in Canada is quite affordable as compared to the cost of studying in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. Let's find out. Tuition Fee (CAD$): Undergraduate Bachelor Degree - $15,000 Postgraduate Masters Degree - $10,000 to $16,000 Accommodation (CAD$): $3000 - $7500 Minimum Cost of Living (CAD$): Average Total – $30,000 per annum
Admission Process for Study in Canada
To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Canada, students should register with The DIESR. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximizing their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at The DIESR, work on the Canada admissions process. Registration: You register with The DIESR and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice. Profiling: We make an assessment of academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations. Standardized Tests: We evaluate the requirement of any standardized tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained. University/Course Selection: Together, we shortlist potential countries, universities and courses that match your profile. Document Editing: We edit essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you. Application Review and Submission: The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities. Interview Preparation: We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities. Visa Counselling: We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application. Pre-Departure Information: We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university. Contact us to know more about the Canada admissions process.
Exams for Studying in Canada
Students have to pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These range from the standardized graduate and college admission tests such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS. The DIESR offers high quality Test Prep programmes throughout year. Through its center strategically located in heart of city for easy reach and it offers students preparatory training on the full range of admissions tests that universities need. Contact The DIESR today for detailed information relating to the tests that may be needed for admission in Canada.
Student Partnership Program Colleges – Canada
Students have to pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These range from the standardized graduate and college admission tests such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS. The DIESR offers high quality Test Prep programmes throughout year. Through its center strategically located in heart of city for easy reach and it offers students preparatory training on the aPopularly known as SPP, Student Partners Program is an administrative framework between the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). Launched in April 2009, the main objective behind this program was to streamline admission and visa process for Canadian Community Colleges which would increase the number of visas issued to Indian students for studying at Canadian Community Colleges. A large number of Indian students apply to various specialized trade requirement based diploma and Post graduate diploma program at Community Colleges in Canada. SPP was initially only open for the Indian nationals, but gauging how successful it turned out to be, the project has been extended to China as well. Under this program, nearly 40 Canadian colleges are listed and there are several other ACCC colleges which welcome Indian students. Students planning to pursue studies in Canada can apply to any of the participating SPP colleges. Applications under this program receive prompt processing and a fair decision based on the documents furnished by the students. In case an applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the college applied to, then he/she will be considered under the SPP program Eligibility Criteria As mentioned above, students need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for their application to be considered under the SPP program. Those applying for a program under SPP must meet the following eligibility criteria:- An overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5. The test score must not be older than two years. A study gap of no more than five years is allowed, with certain exceptions made for students with a three year gap who have excellent grades with work experience. Not more than 8 backlogs in recent studies are accepted under SPP. The course applied must be relevant to the student’s previous study background and must add value to the previous education. Minimum 50% score in their recently completed degree or diploma or Higher as per the SPP institution specific requirement. Furnish proof of payment of the tuition fee for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP College). Purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank of CAD$10,200 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada. Students with previous study visa rejection are not allowed to reapply under SPP visa category. Advantages of applying under SPP Following are the major advantages of applying under SPP: - Streamlined admission and visa guidelines for all SPP participating institutions. Less visa documentation. Faster visa processing. Working in Canada under SPP Work permit is open to all international students who have graduated with a recognized qualification from any of the accredited institutions in Canada be it the SPP colleges or non SPP colleges. The Work permit scheme has its own defined requirements which every student must qualify or satisfy in order to work in Canada. As per the prevailing work permit regulations in Canada, students whose course period is two years or more are eligible for a Post Study work permit of up to 3 years in Canada. On the other hand, those whose course duration is one year or less than 1 year are eligible for a work permit equal to their duration of study. SPP Colleges in Canada: Algonquin College, Assiniboine Community College, Bow Valley College, Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology, Camosun College, Canadore College, Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology, College of New Caledonia, College of the Rockies, Columbia College, Conestoga College, Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology, Douglas College, Durham College, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology, Fleming College, George Brown College, Georgian College of Arts & Technology Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Lakeland College, Langara College, Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology, LaSalle College, Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology, Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology, Medicine Hat College, Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology, Niagara College, North Island College, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Northern College, Northern Lights, NorQuest College, Okanagan College, Parkland College, Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Sault College, Selkirk College, Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology, St. Lawrence College, University of the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Community College, Vancouver Island University.