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About Canada

Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million sq km in total, making it the world's second-largest country. Canada's common border with the United States forms the world's longest land border.

The country is officially bilingual at the federal level. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. Its advanced economy is one of the largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada's long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture.

Canada is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the tenth highest per capita income globally, and the eighth highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education.

  • Canada is the World's Most Educated Country: over half it's residents have college degrees

  • Vehicles License plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.

  • With 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada, is the longest street in the world.

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia.

  • The survey revealed that Vancouver (142nd) has the highest cost of living in Canada, followed by Toronto (143rd), Montreal (155th), Calgary (162nd) and Ottawa (171st).

  • The survey found that Canadian cities have lower living costs than many other locations in the developed world.

Canada has a parliamentary system within the context of a constitutional monarchy, the monarchy of Canada being the foundation of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The sovereign is Queen Elizabeth II, who is also monarch of 15 other Commonwealth countries and each of Canada's 10 provinces. As such, the Queen's representative, the Governor General of Canada (at present David Johnston), carries out most of the federal royal duties in Canada.

Why Study In Canada

  • The reputation of the Canada's education sector is well known for its quality and excellence. Canadian credentials are valued by employers and universities across the world.

  • The courses offer a great benefit for your career in the long term. The universities in Canada are equipped with the latest technology and facilities.

  • The fees and living expenses are quite affordable for an international student compared to the other countries.

  • The Canadian institutes emphasize more on vocation training added to the curriculum to provide practical learning for the students.

Canada Education System

  • Certificate level, generally for a year

  • Diploma level, for one or two years

  • Advanced Diploma, generally two or three-year programs

  • Bachelor degrees, awarded after four years of full-time study

  • Post-graduate Diplomas/Certificates, for one or two years of study

  • Master's degrees, available after a bachelor degree to excel in a certain subject, for one to two years

  • Doctorate or PhD, generally four to seven years

Life In Canada

Living in Canada can be a life changing experience. It is a nation that boasts beautiful countryside that is interspersed by modern cities. It is a popular living location with people who are looking to bask in natural beauty whilst enjoying all the modern conveniences that are found in the Western world.

Canada is also frequently ranked number one in the United Nations annual Human Development Index, which considers factors such as job opportunities, quality of schooling, life expectancy and cost of living. It has one of the strongest economies in the world and is a member of the G8, the world's most prosperous nations.

  • Canadian housing can be cheap compared with other developed nations - the average house price in Canada is around nine times the average annual wage. Though in some provinces, such as New Brunswick, it is as low as four times the annual wage. Prices are highest in Ontario (ten times the average wage) and Vancouver (fourteen times the average wage).

  • People moving to Canada with the proceeds of house sales from countries with more expensive housing can often buy a house in Canada with a considerably reduced mortgage.This leaves more of their income for other activities and lowers their cost of living in Canada significantly.

SPP Colleges in Canada (Student Partners Program)

Students Partners Program is the administrative framework designed and implemented by Canadian High Commission in Delhi and Chandigarh in partnership with Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Launched in April 2009. Previously it was known as the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) now it is Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). It works for the innovations, applied research, international development, and the employment or entrepreneurial opportunities that are created by its member institutions and partners – across Canada and internationally.

The main intention behind this program was to simplify 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 diverse specialized trade requirement based diploma and Post graduate diploma program at Community Colleges in Canada.

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 in Canada.

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 10,000 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 & Benefits of SPP:

  • High Visa Ratio :Chances of visa approval under SPP is higher than general category.

    1. Faster Process:Visa application processing time under SPP is only 15 days.

    2. Less Documents: :Student has to submit very few financial documents. Most important is GIC, No Bank balance is to be showed.

  • Working in Canada under SPP OR Non SPP ;Work permit is open to all international students who have graduated with a recognized qualification from any of the accredited institutions in Canada. 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.

List of SPP Colleges Institutes in Canada

  • Algonquin College, Ontario

  • Bow Valley College, Alberta

  • Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • Camosun College, British Columbia

  • Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • College of New Caledonia, British Columbia

  • College of the Rockies, British Columbia

  • Columbia College, British Columbia

  • Conestoga College, Ontario

  • Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • Douglas College, British Columbia

  • Durham College, Ontario

  • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • George Brown College, Ontario

  • Georgian College of Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • Grant MacEwan University, Alberta

  • Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Ontario

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia

  • Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • Marine Institute of Memorial University, Newfoundland

  • Medicine Hat College, Alberta

  • Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • Niagara College, Ontario

  • North Island College, British Columbia

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta

  • Northern College, Ontario

  • Northern Lights, British Columbia

  • Okanagan College, British Columbia

  • Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology, Manitoba

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic

  • Selkirk College, British Columbia

  • Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Ontario

  • St-Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario

  • St. Lawrence College, Ontario

  • University of The Fraser Valley, British Columbia

  • Vancouver Island University, British Columbia

  • Vancouver Community College, British Columbia

Cost of Education In Canada

Main Campus
Other Campuses for Intl Students
App. Fee
CAD 103
Tuition Fees (per year) Avg
CAD 15,250
Popular Programs & Field
Engineering - Petroleum, electronics and Control, Mechanical, Health science(Public Health)
Main Campus
North Vancouver
Other Campuses for Intl Students
Sechelt and Squamish
App. Fee
CAD 135
Tuition Fees (per year) Avg
CAD 18,000
Popular Programs & Field
North American Business Management, Motion Picture Arts, Tourism Management, Tachnical and Musucal Theatre, Kuman Kinetics, Associate Degree Science / Biology, Business Administrataion.
Main Campus
Other Campuses for Intl Students
App. Fee
CAD 100
Tuition Fees (per year) Avg
CAD 10,000 (UG) and CAD 13,000 (PG)
Popular Programs & Field
Kinesiology Diploma; Tourisum and Recreation Management; Bachelor's of Business Administration, Global Studies; PG Sustainable Business Practices
Main Campus
Other Campuses for Intl Students
App. Fee
CAD 90
Tuition Fees (per year) Avg
CAD 15,000
Popular Programs & Field
Agriculture, Human Services, Petroleum and Enviornmental Sciences)
Main Campus
Other Campuses for Intl Students
Dawson Creek
App. Fee
CAD 100
Tuition Fees (per year) Avg
CAD 4425 per semester
Popular Programs & Field
PDDBM- General,HA,IT BMD - General & Accounting ECEC - Early Childhood Education and Care SSWD - Social Service Worker Diploma AME - Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program
Main Campus
Other Campuses for Intl Students
Prince Rupert
App. Fee
CAD 100
Tuition Fees (per year) Avg
CAD 10,000 ~approx
Popular Programs & Field
Criminology, SSW, PDD
Main Campus
Other Campuses for Intl Students
App. Fee
CAD 100
Tuition Fees (per year) Avg
CAD 9,200
Popular Programs & Field
Main Campus
Other Campuses for Intl Students
Brockville and Cornwall
App. Fee
CAD 100
Tuition Fees (per year) Avg
CAD 15,000 ~approx
Popular Programs & Field
Business, IT, Engineering, Medical, PG in Management stream, Environmental
Main Campus
Other Campuses for Intl Students
App. Fee
CAD 100
Tuition Fees (per year) Avg
CAD 9,000 to CAD 10,000 ~depending upon the course
Popular Programs & Field
Aviation, Business, Arts, Childcare, Multimedia

Cost Of Living In Canada

Details Avg
Accommodation USD 691.37 to USD 1455.88
Meals for Two USD 49.91
Sports And Leisure USD 63.45
Utilities (Water, Electricity, Internet etc.) USD 153.08
Public Transport Monthly Pass USD 69.87