Canada is one of the most multicultural diverse countries in the world. Every year it receives close to 2million new immigrants. It is also a very popular destination for Indian students as well those trying for Permanent residency. Indians constitute 5.6% of the overall Canadian population and are the largest chunk of the South Asian population. Three Canadian cities viz. Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary fall under the top 10 “Most Liveable Cities” in the world. It is also one of the most industrialized countries in the world and has been consistently ranked amongst the most stable economies.
Canada has a large selection of universities located in both urban and rural settings in every region of the country. Canadian universities are largely publicly funded; as a result, they are consistently high quality, regardless of location or area of study. Universities retain a high degree of academic autonomy. They offer a broad range of courses and a full range of degrees from undergraduate to doctorate, and can also offer certificates and professional degrees. Canada has some of the world’s top universities and according to QS World Ranking, 7 Canadian universities are in the top 200 in the world. All international students who have graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution are eligible for a Post Study Work Visa to gain valuable Canadian work experience.
The Universities and colleges in Australia generally accept IELTS and PTE scores as qualifying tests to study in Canada Other qualifying exams include TOEFL, OET (for healthcare professionals and students), GRE, and GMAT.
International students can gain considerable work experience under Canada’s work permit programs. The Co-op Work Permit Program, for instance, gives international students an exposure to employment while studying abroad—which forms an essential part of their program of study in Canada. Significantly, quite a few universities of Canada are sought after by Indian students for the work permit programs. No wonder, therefore, a host of Indian students fly overseas to study in Canada.
The average tuition fees at an Australian tertiary institution range between CAD 15,000 and CAD 25,000 per year.
There are 3 major intakes in a calendar year
Scholarships in Canada are quite competitive as they are very limited in number as compared to scholarships offered by other countries like USA, UK or Australia. The eligibility for scholarships is judged on the basis of outstanding academic grades and exceptional English Proficiency scores. Scholarships are mostly offered by the universities without any separate application, based on the eligibility benchmarks but at some institutions, the students need to apply specifically for the same. Scholarships are majorly offered at the entry-level but for some scholarships, the students are supposed to prove their excellence in academics in the subsequent years of education as well.