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We help you in selection of your university as per your career needs, apply on your behalf and secure a guaranteed admission depending on your budget. Visa guidance is also provided by us. Accommodation and medical insurance can also be catered by us, thereby making your studies in Canada hassle free  and enjoyable. You are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during your course week and unlimited hours during holidays & vacations, which can supplement  your living expenses in case you do not want to tax your parents much as they have almost exhausted their savings on your education.

On successful completion of your course you can get a Post Study Work permit for up to 3 years duration(masters course) I, depending on the duration of course completed. This period is less for Diploma courses( 8-24 months).

Another good news for you is that you are eligible to apply for Permanent Residence (PR) in Canada and as you have qualified from Canada you get additional eligibility points during the selection process. Owing to the vast expanse/large area of the country (larger than USA) the Government of Canada has been encouraging aspiring migrants to supplement their work force and industrialisation.

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The following is the list of Universities in Canada: 

British Columbia

  • Vancouver Island University
  • Royal Roads University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Trinity Western University
  • Thompson River University
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of Victoria
Saskatchewan
  • First Nations University of Canada
  • University of Regina
  • University of Saskatchewan

Alberta

  • Athabasca University
  • Augustana University College
  • Concordia University College of Alberta
  • The King’s University College
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge
  • MacEwan University
  • Mount Royal University
Manitoba
  • Brandon University
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Canadian Mennonite University
  • St. Paul’s College
  • Université de Saint-Boniface
Ontario
  • Algoma University
  • Brescia University College
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Dominican University College
  • Huron University College
  • King’s University College at Western University
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • OCAD University
  • Queen’s University
  • Redeemer University College
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Ryerson University
  • Saint Paul University
  • St. Jerome’s University
  • Trent University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of St. Michael’s College
  • University of Sudbury
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Trinity College
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Windsor
  • Victoria University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University
Québec
  • Bishop’s University
  • Concordia University
  • École de technologie supérieur
  • École nationale d’administration publique
  • École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • HEC Montréal
  • Institut national de la recherche scientifique
  • McGill University
TÉLUQ
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université de Québec
  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
  • Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Université de Laval
Prince Edward Island
  • University of Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
  • Acadia University
  • Cape Breton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • NSCAD University
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Université Sainte-Anne
  • University of King’s College
New Brunswick
  • Mount Allison University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Université de Moncton
  • University of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland

British Columbia

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Okanagan College
  • Ashton College
  • Brighton College
  • Columbia College
  • Camosun College
  • Canadian College
  • Capilano University
  • Collège Éducacentre
  • College of the New Caledonia
  • College of the Rockies
  • Douglas College
  • Eton College
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Langara College
  • Native Education College
  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
  • North Island College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Northwest Community College
  • Okanagan College
  • Selkirk College
  • Sprott Shaw College
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Vancouver Institute of Media Arts
Manitoba
  • Winnipeg Technical College
  • Assiniboine Community College
  • University College of the North
  • Red River College of Applied Arts, Science, and Technology
  • École technique et Professionnelle, Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
  • New Brunswick Community College
  • Maritime College of Forest Technology
  • New Brunswick Bible Institute
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • College of the North Atlantic
  • Marine Institute
  • Centre for Nursing Studies
Ontario
  • Université de Guelph, Campus d’Alfred
  • Algonquin College
  • Collège Boréal
  • Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • La Cité collégiale
  • Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Durham College
  • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Fleming College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus
  • Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
  • Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Niagara College
  • Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • St. Lawrence College
  • Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Northwest Territories
  • Aurora College
  • Academy of Learning College
Nova Scotia
  • Canadian Coast Guard College
  • Gaelic College
  • Kingston Bible College
  • Nova Scotia Community College
Nunavut
  • Nunavut Arctic College
Prince Edward Island
  • Holland College
  • Maritime Christian College
  • Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É.
Québec
  • Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Collège Ahuntsic
  • Collège André-Laurendeau
  • Cégep de Baie-Comeau
  • Cégep Beauce-Appalaches
  • Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne
  • Champlain Regional College
  • Cégep de Chicoutimi
  • Dawson College
  • Cégep de Drummondville
  • Cégep Édouard-Montpetit
  • Collège François-Xavier-Garneau
  • Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
  • Collège Gérald-Godin
  • Cégep de Granby-Haute-Yamaska
  • Heritage College
  • John Abbott College
  • Cégep de Jonquière
  • Cégep de La Pocatière
  • Cégep régional de Lanaudière
  • Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon
  • Cégep Limoilou
  • Collège Lionel-Groulx
  • Collège de Maisonneuve
  • Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Cégep de Matane
  • Collège Montmorency
  • Cégep de l’Outaouais
  • Cégep de Rimouski
  • Collège de Rosemont
  • Cégep de Saint-Félicien
  • Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  • Cégep de Saint-Jérôme
  • Cégep de Saint-Laurent
  • Cégep de Sainte-Foy
  • Cégep de Sept-Îles
  • Collège Shawinigan
  • Cégep de Sherbrooke
  • Cégep de Sorel-Tracy
  • Cégep de Thetford
  • Cégep de Trois-Rivières
  • Collège de Valleyfield
  • Vanier College
  • Cégep de Victoriaville
  • Cégep du Vieux Montréal
  • Collège Bart
  • Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
  • Collège Laflèche
  • LaSalle College
  • Marianopolis College
  • Collège International Marie de France
  • Collège Mérici
  • O’Sullivan College of Montreal
  • Collège O’Sullivan de Québec
  • Collège Stanislas
  • École de musique Vincent d’Indy
  • National Circus School
  • Séminaire de Sherbrooke
  • Trebas Institute
Saskatchewan
  • Bethany College
  • Briercrest College and Seminary
  • Carlton Trail Regional College
  • Horizon College and Seminary
  • College Mathieu
  • Cumberland College
  • Eston College
  • Great Plains College
  • Nipawin Bible College
  • Northlands College
  • North West Regional College
  • Parkland College
  • Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
  • Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Southeast Regional College
  • St Peter’s College
  • Western Academy Broadcasting College
Yukon
  • Yukon College

Education in Canada after the secondary level has been categorised into various stages. They are the certificate level of up to 1 year, diploma and advanced diploma levels ranging from 1 to 3 years, bachelors of 4 years, postgraduate diplomas of up to 2 years, masters courses of 1 to 2 years and the Ph.D. program of 3 to 5 years. 

Study options:

Canada offers a wide range of options for students to study courses of their choice. They are broadly  Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine and Management. Unlike in India, these courses are better taught in Canada with a practical approach and orientation, owing to their better and well-equipped R&D facilities.

How many intakes are there to get admitted in Canada?
There are generally three(3) intakes in Canada, namely Fall, Winter, and Spring.

What is the minimum suggested percentage required in Canada for any PG Diploma Courses?
A minimum of 65% in graduation (4 years duration) is preferably recommended for aspirants to PG Diploma courses in Canadian universities. 


For undergraduate/bachelor's courses the average tuition fee for international students is between CAD 15,000 to  22,000 per year and for masters courses it is between CAD 25,000 to 30,000 per year. Actual fees may vary depending on the university ranking as well as the course undertaken. Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management, Research & Law courses are generally expensive in comparison to Arts and Humanities.

Normal living costs (excluding pocket expenses) for all students is approx. CAD 1000 per month. However, this would mainly depend on the cost of living which is generally higher in larger cities.

Some Canadian universities offer scholarships/awards/ financial assistance to outstanding international students. The amount of money available varies between universities and governing bodies. The selection for scholarships is highly competitive. 

Some of the scholarships available to international students from India are as under:

  • Global Affairs International Scholarships - CAD 7200 to 14,700.
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships- Masters Program (CGSM)- CAD 17,000 for 12 months.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship(OGS)- CAD 10,000 to 15,000.
  • Canada- ASEAN Scholarships- CAD 10,200 to 15,900.
  • Some universities and colleges may offer some unique grants ranging from CAD 1000-1500 exclusively for their students.

One should apply directly to the university. There are deadlines for applying for these scholarships and students desiring of availing these scholarships are advised to apply on their own. However, students are advised to make arrangements for their own funding and not depend on the granting of scholarship due to its highly competitive nature. High ranking students can also get teaching and research assistantships on campus.

There are various options for housing/ accommodation for International students in Canada. We can categorize them into on-campus and off-campus. Generally speaking, accommodation is more expensive than off-campus. On-campus, as the name implies, is university-owned accommodation consisting of dorms  (shared by 2 inmates) and townhouses (single). Utilities such as heating, internet, etc. are included in the rent or available at subsidized rates. Off-campus accommodation consist of condos, shared apartments and homestays (wherein you stay with local Canadian families). These are generally located at a distance and would involve a traveling time of about 30 to 45 mins and some traveling expenses. On-campus housing, have meal plan vouchers by which you can avail food at a subsidized price.

Compared to the US, Canada has a very low crime rate and is ranked 8 in the world in terms of safety. Students are advised not to leave expensive and personal items unattended. It is also advised to refrain from moving around at late night.

Canada is prone to harsh winters due to its higher global position and hence woolen clothes are highly recommended for use. International students should preferably take winter clothing with them. Thefts and robberies are uncommon and police surveillance is available round the clock.

Every student’s Requirement-Visa Guidance:
Visa Guidance is very crucial for a student and a lot of students have many doubts related to visa and it’s application. They always look for a counselor, who can guide them and show them the right path to fly down to Canada.

So, you’re at the right place: We at Achievers Point can help you with the processing of your visa application and documentation. Supporting documents are an important part of the process and can result in denial of visa. 

Our counselors are highly experienced in visa issues and can guide you about the relevant documents. They can provide guidance for the visa interview and of the possible queries of the visa granting authorities, which is mandatory for Indian students. 

What is the visa fees for Canada study visa?
The fees for Canada study visa are equivalent of  CAD 160. For online payments, a credit card would be required.

How long does a student visa for Canada take to process in India?
It normally takes 4 to 6 weeks after submission of the offer letter at the Embassy along with the completed visa application forms and documents.

Career opportunities are available for International students in almost all fields as are available in India, however, the approach of the Canadian education system is more practically oriented, which is uncommon in India, except for some prestigious colleges such as the IITs & IIMs.

Students are allowed to stay in Canada after their studies to search for employment thereby gaining experience in their field of study. 

This means that foreign students are eligible for an open work permit after studies irrespective of whether the job is related to their field of study or not. 

After completion of studies, students can find gainful employment in Canadian establishments and eventually can apply for permanent residency (PR) if they decide to settle down permanently in Canada.

Can a spouse work in Canada while his/her partner is on an Education Visa?
Yes, the spouse of a student can work full time after obtaining an “Open Work Permit”. Generally, there are no hassles in obtaining this permit.

Yes, you are eligible to apply to many Canadian universities with a decent percentage/grades. However, you would require an IELTS score of 6.5.

The reasons for refusal/objections would be stated by the Visa granting authority. All the reasons/shortcomings have to be first rectified by providing additional/ supporting documents. After that, the application may be resubmitted for visa approval.

How old should be the funds required for a study visa in Canada?
Generally, a 4 months bank account statement of the parent/guardian is required for the processing of student visa.


How long can you work after completing graduation in Canada?
After graduation you can work until the duration of the course you have undertaken if it is between 8 to 24 months long. A maximum period of 36 months can be given on completion of courses of longer than 24 months duration. 

Can I stay in Canada after completing my studies? If yes, then for how long?
You have 180 days after completion of studies to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) to start working or prepare to leave the country. The study permit must have been valid at some point during the 180 days.


What is the tuition fee for Bachelor’s and Master’s courses in Canada?
For undergraduate/bachelor's courses the average tuition fee for overseas students is approx.CAD 25,000 per year* and for masters courses, the average tuition fee is approx. CAD 30,000 per year*. Actual fees may vary depending on the university ranking as well as the course opted. MBA, Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine courses are generally expensive in comparison to Commerce and Humanities. 

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* This is subject to change, so keep visiting us for the updated fees structure.

What are the advantages of studying in Quebec?
Quebec offers various vocational, college and university courses to international students at a comparatively lower cost as compared to other Canadian universities. Education is either in French or English. Quebec offers permanent residence(PR) after beginning work, to students who intend to settle down in Quebec.

Student Accommodations in Canada
There are various options for housing/ accommodation for International students in Canada. We can categorize them into on-campus and off-campus. Generally speaking, accommodation is more expensive than off-campus. On-campus, as the name implies, is university-owned accommodation consisting of dorms  (shared by 2 inmates) and townhouses (single). Utilities such as heating, internet, etc. are included in the rent or available at subsidized rates. Off-campus accommodation consist of condos, shared apartments and homestays (wherein you stay with local Canadian families). These are generally located at a distance and would involve a traveling time of about 30 to 45 mins and some traveling expenses. On-campus housing, have meal plan vouchers by which you can avail food at a subsidized price.

Are you allowed to work while you study in Canada?
Yes, students are allowed to work up to 20 hours during the course, ie. after classes and can work unlimited hours during holidays and semester breaks.

What is the minimum wage per hour in Canada for part-time students?
The minimum wage for students is between CAD13 and CAD14 per hour.

Can I apply to Canada with NIOS mark sheet?
Yes, you are eligible to apply to many Canadian universities with a decent percentage/grades. However, you would require an IELTS score of 6.5.

Do you need a study permit for short term courses of six months in Canada?
No, you would not need a study permit for courses of less than 6 months duration. The course needs to be completed within 6 months.

ICCRC denotes  Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, which is the regulatory framework of the Canadian Government established to regulate immigration, citizenship and advising international students.

What is the role of Scotiabank in a study visa?
Scotia Bank is a Canadian Multinational Bank which helps students with all the financial needs prior to departure as well as taking care of their financial/ saving accounts needs during their stay in Canada. Very popular amongst students.

Name of banks for opening Student Bank Accounts for student visa?
Scotiabank, CIBC, BMO, RBC, TD and National Bank offer student accounts and other services.

What is SDS program Canada?
SDS program stands for Student Direct Stream whereby a student from India and some other selected countries can apply for a visa in a faster way, generally in about 20 days. To expedite the process medical and police clearances should be attached to the application. An additional fee of CAD 150 is applicable. Normal process takes about 4 to 6 weeks for a grant of visa.

What is the minimum IELTS score required for UG and PG courses in Canada?
For UG the score should be at least  5.5 in each of the four sections with an overall band score of 6.0 and for PG courses, it should be a minimum of 6.0  in each of the four sections of IELTS with an overall band score of 6.5.

What is the minimum requirement of IELTS and percentage to get admitted in Bachelors?
A minimum of 5.5 in each of the sections in the IELTS with an overall band score of 6.0. The percentage required varies between universities, mostly above 60%.   

Is it possible to get admission in Canada without IELTS or TOEFL?
Only a few universities accept students without an IELTS or TOEFL score, however, the majority of them require these scores. It is advised to appear at these tests to enable the student to have wider options for universities.

Do Canadian colleges accept TOEFL iBT?
Yes, Canadian colleges accept a TOEFL iBT of about 85 to 90. Topmost universities require between  90 and 100.

How many years of gap is acceptable for doing Masters in Canada?
Generally, 2 to 5 years of gap is acceptable for Masters in Canada.

Is it easier for international students to get a job after studies in Canada?
Generally, major employers prefer to hire students with a post-study work permit. However, it is very easy to find work in smaller establishments, where the students can at least support themselves and also make up for the expenditure incurred on their education.

What is the duration of a post-study work visa of a student going for 2 years of Master's program?
A  PG work permit (PGWP) on completion of a two (2) years masters program is valid for three (3) years.

What is the duration of a post-study work visa if a student goes for 2 years of Diploma after Masters?
The Post Study Work Visa is generally granted for the time duration of the completed course. If the duration of this Diploma course is 1 or 2 years, hence the duration of the Post Study Work Visa would be the same i.e. 1 or 2 years accordingly.

Is GRE mandatory for pursuing Masters in Canada?
Yes, most universities require a GRE score for admission in Masters program.

What are the exams required to study Bachelors in Canada?
This depends on the requirement of the college/university that you want to apply, look for its requirements and prepare accordingly. 

Generally, IELTS and TOEFL are required for admission to the bachelors program. SAT is sometimes required by some universities.

ESL denotes “ English as a second language”. This program is intended to prepare students learning in the English language prior to undertaking their course of study.

Does a student visa expires after withdrawing from the university in Canada?
Yes, student visa would expire if the student withdraws from the university during the tenure of the course. In case the student wants to stay further he/she needs to seek admission in another course or else his stay there would be treated as illegal.

Can I go to the USA if I have a study visa for Canada?
No, you would need a visitor visa for the US. However, students from countries falling under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are exempted and can visit the US without a visa.

Note: India does not fall under the VWP.

Is the medical examination required for visa application to Canada?
Yes, medical examinations are required mainly to check the physical fitness as well as to check for any contagious diseases.

What happens, If I go to Canada on a tourist visa and then apply to colleges while in the country?
Though officially incorrect, a student can visit colleges for inquiries. It is advisable to submit the applications after returning back.

The list of documents is as follows:-

Checklist for Canadian Universities:

  • Application Fees
  • 10th Mark sheet and Certificate (Notary Attested)
  • 12th Mark sheet and Certificate (Notary Attested)
  • Bachelor's Degree–All individual Mark Sheets and consolidated Marksheet (Notary Attested): Please note that university do not accept consolidated mark sheets. Individual mark sheets showing all attempts, failures and retakes are required.
  • Degree Certificate or Provisional Degree Certificate. (Notary Attested)
  • Passport Copy–First and Last Page (Notary Attested)
  • Letters of recommendation–2
  • Statement of Purpose outlining your personal interests and career goals. (Duly signed by student): An SOP must contain : Introduction & family background, academics. Why this course? Why not in India? Why Canada-include research of other countries? Why this university-include research on other universities? Course contents. Future plans-include research & job prospects in India or other countries & salary level.
  • Resume
  • IELTS TOEFL score card (Notary attested)
  • Experience certificate–if any
  • Emergency Contact details (Parent’s email id and contact number)
Checklist for Canadian Colleges:

  • Application Form (with Application Fees)
  • 10th Mark sheet and Certificate (Notary Attested)
  • 12th Mark sheet and Certificate (Notary Attested)
  • Bachelor's Degree–All individual semester wise /Annual Mark Sheets and consolidated Mark sheet (Notary Attested)
  • Degree Certificate or Provisional Degree Certificate. (Notary Attested)
  • Passport Copy–First and Last Page (Notary Attested)
  • Resume. (Optional)
  • IELTS/TOEFL score card
  • Experience certificate–if any
  • Emergency Contact details (Parent’s Email Id and Contact Number)
  • Note: Please send scanned copies of all the documents. No hard copies will be required

Can a spouse and dependent children accompany an international student?
Yes, but I would need to apply for a temporary resident visa(TRV).

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