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Student visa in Canada

Student visa in Canada


Canada is a large country in the continent of America. In Canada, English and French are both spoken. People of the province of Quebec are French-speaking and even the architecture in this state is French style. Canada is considered to be the most immigrant country by the people of the world. Every year more than 130000 international student choose to study at Canadian universities.in addition to Canada’s quality of education system and countless possibilities, it has a happy and lively culture as well. The scientific focus of Canada and Canadian universities is on scientific research and international collaboration. The English language, the Canadian government's support for immigrants and Canada's high economic rating are some of the factors that make this country so popular with immigrants.


Degrees in Canada :


The conditions for obtaining a Canadian student visa are different for each age group and degree. Students in Canada from the age of 6 to 18 must study in Canadian schools (elementary and high school). They can enter the university after completing the 12-year courses. University degrees are the same as in many countries: undergraduate, master’s and PhD.


Undergraduate Studies in Canada :


International students can apply for admission to Canadian universities by presenting a degree (equivalent to a diploma) and an English language degree (IELTS band score of 6). Of course, an English language degree is not required for admission in this level. If you do not have a suitable level of English or academic education, you must apply for a Pre-bachelor course and then spend your bachelor's degree in Canada.


Study for a Master's Degree in Canada :


A master's degree in Canada takes 1 to 2 years. This course is offered in both research and educational forms. To enter a master's degree, different universities may have their own requirements, but on average, a person's GPA should be above 13. To be admitted to this course, international students must provide a diploma, a bachelor's degree, as well as a degree in English (IELTS score 6 to 6.5). If you do not have a good grade in English, you can be accepted by taking an English language course in Canada.


Study for a PhD in Canada :


Doctoral studies in Canada take about 4 to 6 years. The conditions for studying for a doctorate in Canada vary, except for some general conditions, depending on the university and the course. For admission to this course, a master's degree in a field related to good grades, scientific research and an English language degree with an IELTS score of 7 is required. Of course, some universities want a high score on the GMAT or GRE test as well. In exceptional cases, it might be possible to get a PhD with "rapid admission" – which means, without a master's degree. In this case, one must have outstanding grades in the last two years of his bachelor's degree, as well as scientific research and shows high potential in the field.


Working while studying in Canada :


The amount of working hours during the study varies depending on your degree. Most international students in Canada can work up to 20 hours a week and full-time on vacations (without the need for a work permit). Students can easily cover some of their living expenses by working while studying in Canada.


Tuition fees in Canada :


The cost of higher education in Canada certainly varies depending on the university, the field and the degree. Typically, a one-year undergraduate tuition in this country ranges from $ 550 to $ 30000. Tuition for one year of master’s study is from 1075 to 65000 Canadian dollars.


Living fees in Canada :


Canada is a vast country with diverse cultures and lifestyles. The cost of living in Canada (food, clothing, transportation, etc.) is not a definite amount and depends on factors such as the city of residence, the lifestyle of each person. It needs on average about $ 10000 per year.


Top Universities in Canada :


University of Toronto

University of British Columbia

McGill University

McMaster University

University of Montreal

University of Alberta

University of Ottawa

University of Calgary

University of Waterloo

Western University

Dalhousie University

Laval University

Queen’s University

Simon Fraser University

University of Manitoba

University of Victoria

University of Saskatchewan

York University

Carleton University

University of Guelph

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Concordia University

Lakehead University

Université du Québec

 Ryerson University

University of Windsor

University of New Brunswick UNB

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

University of Regina

University of Lethbridge

The process of obtaining a student visa for Canada begins with receiving admission from a university in Canada, although the university or institution in question must be on the list (DLI: Designated learning Institutions). DLI is a list of universities and institutions that have been approved by Canada for a student visa. International students have to obtain their study permit using the SSD program. The Direct Student Admission Program (SDS) is a simple application process for getting a study permit in Canada.


According to Canadian law, students need the following items to get a study permit via SSD:


  • Certificate of admission from a university that is on the DLI list.
  • Certificate in English or French
  • Proof of financial stability to pay for your education and living in Canada
  • Medical examination documents


Step by step to get a Canadian student visa:

Step one: Discovering Your Purpose


Start by researching top universities and majors in Canada. Then check the websites of selected universities and choose the most suitable course for you. After completing the required documents by the university, send the application for admission to the desired university so that the letter of acceptance from the university will be sent to you.


Step 2: Pay the tuition


After receiving the letter of acceptance, you must pay the tuition as said by the university. After receiving the tuition, the university will send you a receipt that is required to apply for your student visa.


Step 3: Purchase a GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate)


For students, purchasing a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from any of the certified banks such as: Nova Scotia Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Bank of Canada, CIBC Bank in the amount of 10200 (Canadian dollars) to guarantee the cost of living is necessary. Upon arrival in Canada, students receive $ 2000. The next $ 8000 will be paid to students in equal installments each month.


Step 4: Medical examinations


You must have a medical examination under the supervision of a doctor approved by the Canadian Government. A medical receipt is required to apply for a visa. Of course, the medical report is automatically sent to the visa office.


Step 5: Apply for a visa


To apply for a visa, you must submit the documents according to the SDS list:

  • Visa application form
  • Original valid passport with photocopy of Biodata page
  • Complete forms such as: Family Information Form
  • University admission certificate
  • English language certificate
  • University degrees
  • Tuition payment receipt
  • GIC purchase documents
  • Complete the student form
  • Medical records

If your application is approved, your visa will be issued.




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