FOREIGN EDUCATION: CANADA, US, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Study empowers you with skills and knowledge. It prepares you better employable and makes you financially self-sufficient. As world has become single village with universalization of education, you will always have an edge if you have international qualification and experience. You are going to the most educated country of world, with 25% students of Canada have college diploma or degree., highest among OCED countries .Every year around 300,000 students from India go abroad to study, and out of which one third come to Canada, because of its student friendly settlement polices.
When you inspire to become global citizen, then Canada is the right place to study and settle. It is one of the top countries to live and work; moreover it has great settlement policies. Education in Canada is affordable as compared to UK, US and Australia .There is staggering demand of skilled people, unemployment rate is only between 5-6 %.The students who are looking at concise, and job oriented programs and can complement their previous education and experience have huge choice and can become job ready and find placement in short period. Canada has number of private and public placement agencies. Canada is naturally beautiful and welcoming. Canada offers lot of support in form of free school education (to grade 12 ), free health care, and even children below the age of 18, get money under child benefit scheme, provided you are Canadian .It is country to live , work and enjoy .
There are around 100 universities and more than 130 public colleges in Canada, with 1.8 million enrolled students, out of which 12 % are international students. India sends around 500,000 students abroad, and 170,000 students come to Canada, which is highest and has surpassed China in 2018. Each school has its core areas in which they are better than other schools, like Schulich Business school in York is best of its kind, Waterloo is known for Computer Science, same true for colleges.
Canadian Universities and colleges offer more than 15000 undergrad and study grad programs. Most of universities /colleges are public and owned by state .The are many programs which are highly competitive and can fetch you quick job. Most of the programs are market sensitive and tailor made according to market demand, which will make you better employable. Canada offers you diverse combination of subjects, which means you can take bio science major with music, or have kinesiology with photography.
PROGRAM IN DEMAND
- Business Programs Business Administration – Accounting
- Human Resources Administrator
- Marketing Department Administrator
- Client Service Manager
- Advertising and Sales Coordinator
- Planning and Scheduling Coordinator
- Operations Supervisor
- Export / Import Coordinator
- Trade Representative
- Pensions and Benefits Administrator
- Independent Financial Planner
- Mortgage and Loans Officer
- Network Analyst / Software Developer
- Database Administrator
- Inventory Analyst
- Quality Control Technician
- Finance and Operations Manager
- Purchasing Agent
Normal yearly fee (two semesters) is between 15000-25000 dollars, but you need to keep at least 10000-12000 dollars per year for your other expenses. As international student you are allowed to work for 20 hrs.Perweek, that can meet your few expenses. Working more than this is not allowed and also it will affect your studies and delay your degree. You as student need to focus more on your studies, for better and early settlement.
SCHOLARSHIP IN CANADA
Canada is expecting more than 500,000 students next year. Lot of scholarships are open for international students, it depends upon university/ college to offer. Student need to apply early and prepare application as per the requirement. Students are allowed to do jobs in campus or outside, few programs are co-op,and it means you get paid during internships. More Scholarships and financial aid is open for second year students, scholarships are easy to get for Masters and Ph.D. programs. Make good SOP and resume for admissions and scholarships in Canada. Student Jobs: It is very common to get student part time jobs. Government and private companies hold job fairs. The jobs are mostly everywhere, but you need to be active and need to build networking. Getting jobs depends on your resume and soft skills. We help students to build Canadian style resume and train them for interview and networking skills.
Foreign nationals are required to obtain a study permit for engaging in academic, professional, vocational or other education or training that is more than 6 months in duration at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada.
The following activities are not considered studies for the purposes of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and do not require a study permit: • pre-school (pre-kindergarten) • courses of general interest or self-improvement • distance learning Audited courses (typically by sitting in on an academic course, but without obtaining credit for it, or having the ability to obtain credit for it retroactively), for more and latest details goes to web….
PRE DEPARTURE PREPRATION
Keep all original and photo copy documents in order and save their copy in your mail. To have a smooth ride in Canada it is better to study about the place where you want to settle or study- city demography and economy, housing, banking, schooling, job market, transport system, government offices, shopping areas etc. This information is available on net and also you can read from our blogs.
JOBS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
- Canada is one of the most desired destinations by international students for undergraduate and postgraduate students. There are certain schemes like ‘Express Entry’ (Skilled Immigrant), Atlantic Immigration Pilot, etc. that support the students of foreign nationalities to study and work in Canada. According to the Times Higher Education, there has been 11% rise in the number of international students at Canadian Universities in the year 2017. The employability and job opportunities are much higher in Canada and students get placed within six months after graduation. This is, in fact, a result of the courses being industry-oriented. A useful online tool has been developed by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) which helps the students to estimate the cost of studying at different places in the country. In addition to this, the Canadian government provides a myriad of scholarships and tools of financial aid to international students.
As per National Occupational Classification (NOC) system, jobs in Canada are classified by the Canadian Government based on a) the job duties b) work a person does. For immigration purposes jobs are grouped as follows:
- Skill Type 0 (zero): Management jobs (Restaurant managers, mine managers, etc.)
- Skill Level A: Professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a university (doctors, architects, dentists, etc.)
- Skill Level B: technical jobs and skilled trades that usually call for a college diploma or training as an apprentice (electricians, chefs, plumbers, etc.)
- Skill Level C: intermediate jobs that usually call for high school and/or job-specific training (industrial butchers, truck drivers, etc.)
- Skill Level D: labor jobs that usually give on-the-job training (fruit pickers, oil field workers, etc.)
It is common to get part time jobs, you can work weekdays evenings and on full day during weekends. Work according to the Government permission and polices, do not work on cash. Government and private companies hold regular job fairs, you need to be active. Make your Canadian Resume and build up networking. Getting jobs largely depends on your resume and soft skills.
Canada provides free schooling, books, transportation up to K12, and also provides lot of funding / loans for professional studies after K12. Canada is one of few countries to provide world class education at affordable cost.