Canada is a North American country with the Unites States as its border. It is the second largest country in the world. It is also the country with natural beauty spanning six time zones. The beauty is still unspoiled; thousand of people visit Canada every year as tourists. A large number of students also migrate to Canada for studying every year and the number goes on increasing every year.
Canada boasts some of the top universities in the world. They have a level of quality and reputation. Canada has a range of universities, institutions, institutions for technology and advanced learning and colleges of arts. These colleges have a high degree of qualifications.
The top universities are called as the Group of Thirteen. They are:-
- University of Toronto
- McGill University
- University of Western Ontario
- University of Alberta
- Queen’s University
- Universite de Laval
- Universite de Montreal
- Universite de Sherbrooke
- University of Saskatchewan
- McMaster University
- University of Ottawa
- University of Calgary
- Dalhousie University
All these major universities are publicly funded and are very old. The new and private institutions only offer undergraduate courses. The admission forms are accepted on a rolling basis. There is an admission committee who admits a particular student and continues it till it reaches or completes the university capacity. International students are advised to apply early as the deadline dates are different for them. The dates differ from every university.
As Canada is one of the multicultural and diverse countries, the education is highly acclaimed all over the world. All the international students are allowed to work part time when they are studying. A few days they are allowed to work in the campus and later after six months they are allowed to work out of the campus. They are allowed to work a few hours in a week. During the vacations the students are allowed to work for more hours. Many universities and colleges sponsor paid internships during the course. The students who are going to complete the full time program which is more than eight months and less than a year are given work permits which are valid till the course is valid. For the courses more than two years receive a work permit of three years. After the permit is received a student can apply for a permanent residency within this duration.
The quality of education provided by Canada is the highest appreciated in the whole world. The living standards in this country are highest but the cost of living and the fees for the international students are lower than Unites States and United Kingdom. This is the reason Canada is the first choice for the students. A student may experience a healthy and safe life here. The United Nations have graded Canada as one of the finest places to reside in the world. So as an international student you may enjoy all the freedom that a Canadian can have to reside in a stable and peaceful society.