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HOW TO OBTAIN A STUDENT VISA FOR CANADA?

Canada is a wonderful choice for higher education because of its exceptional educational quality, low tuition prices, and globally recognized degrees. Besides, Canada provides a high quality of life, fast immigration possibilities, and career prospects after graduation. Many Indian students aspire to study at one of Canada’s best colleges. In order to do so, they must get a Canada PR or a Canadian Student VISA first.

IWT can assist you with the immigration procedure and ensure that your goal of studying in Canada becomes a reality. We can also help you with career guidance and help you select the best course and college for you.

WHY TO STUDY IN CANADA?

  • The exceptional quality of education
  • An affordable course fee
  • There are numerous research opportunities
  • Internship and job opportunities after course completion
  • Exemplary quality of life
  • Adequate immigration opportunities
  • Amazing campus life
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE STUDENT VISA

  • A minimum of 50% in graduation from a UGC or AICTE-recognized university.
  • The applicant shouldn’t have had more than 10 backlogs during graduation.
  • There should be no gap year between graduation and the course. Also, they must be completed at the specified time.

COURSE FEES IN CANADA

In addition to the excellent education offerings, the cost of studying in Canada is lower than in many other countries. However, the course fees vary among colleges. The expenses also depend on the course you are pursuing.

On average, the tuition fees of Canadian universities range between CAD 7000 and CAD 35, 000 for foreign students.

CoursesExpected Tuition Fees
Graduate Degree$12,000 – $25,000 per year
Post-graduate or Master’s Degree$24,000 – $35,000 per year
Doctoral Degree$7,000 – $10,000 per year

Along with tuition fees, foreign students also have to spend money during the immigration process, pay for residence and food, and much more. Immigration is a lengthy process. Hence, we suggest you apply for it at least 6 months before the admission and scholarship process starts.

CANADA STUDENT VISA PERMIT AND POST-GRADUATION WORK PERMIT

  • A student should pursue a course of at least 8 months’ duration to stay back or get a work permit.
  • For a work permit, a student should pursue a course of fewer than 2 years to get a work permit of equal duration. For example, if a student takes a course for a year, then he/she gets a work permit for another year.
  • A student is eligible for an additional 3 years of work permit for a diploma or post-graduation course with a duration of 2 years.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Although the structure of semesters varies among courses, we have listed the three most common ones:

  • Fall Semester: This semester starts in the month of September.
  • Winter Semester: This semester begins in January.
  • Summer Semester: It starts in the month of April and May but is restrict to a few courses and programs.

NORMS FOR WORK PERMIT

  • International students are allowed to work without a work permit along with their studies only for a duration of 20 hours when semesters are going on and for full days during breaks in summer and winter.
  • The minimum age of the student must be 18 years old.
  • International students who have taken up a course that asks for work experience are also permitted.
  • The spouse of the student who has come along with him/her is also permitted to do everything that the student is permitted to do.

PREREQUISITES OF THE STUDENT VISA

The information and documentation stated below are normally required when applying for a Canadian VISA. The university will notify you if anything else is required in addition to these.

  • A valid passport
  • Copies of 10th, 12th, and degree certificates that have been verified
  • Two scholarly references
  • Two recommendations from previous employers
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose)
  • Extracurricular achievement certificates
  • A letter of acceptance from your educational institution.
  • Payment receipt
  • Evidence of financial resources
  • Photographs in passport size
  • Visa and Study Permit
  • Proficiency in English

HOW TO APPLY TO STUDY IN CANADA?

  1. Find out about the course that you want to apply for.
  2. Make a list of educational institutions that admit foreign students and offer the courses that you want to pursue.
  3. Start preparing for the entrance exam.
  4. Plan and manage your finances well.
  5. Apply to the Universities you’ve chosen.
  6. Get admission into the university.
  7. Apply for a Student VISA.

WHAT AFTER YOU FINISH THE COURSE?

After completing the course, Canada offers a three-year work permit that can be used in any industry. The Canadian government issues work permits so that international students can get work experience and knowledge. In addition, they are also contributing to the economy and culture of Canada. It also allows students’ spouses to work for or even start their own business until the study VISA expires. However, if the spouse desires to study, they must apply for the study VISA separately. Students may also bring their children who are dependent on them.

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FAQs

  • For how long is the study permit in Canada valid?

The validity of the study permit in Canada depends on the duration of the study program. Students get additional 90 days to prepare for leaving Canada or applying for a stay back.

  • Can I apply for Canadian PR after a study permit?

The most efficient way to apply for a Canadian PR is to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit. It helps you to gain work experience in Canada. It helps to improve your CRS score in the Express Entry profile.

  • Can I work while studying at a Canadian university?

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, you can work on and off campus during your studies. However, you can do this only after the study permit gets initiated.

  • What is the minimum percentage required to apply for a graduate-level study program in Canada?

The minimum percentage requirement for the humanities stream is 65%. It ranges between 70-80% for the science and commerce streams.

  • Which exam is compulsory for Indian students to get a study permit in Canada?

The IELTS General Test is compulsory for people who want a work permit or Canada PR. Though, the IELTS Academic Test is necessary for a study permit.

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