In the last couple of years, you may have heard about the advantages of studying in Canada, and how the Canadian educational system is characterized by its high quality and reasonable tuition fees. In this blog, you will find the answers to most of the questions that you might be wondering about, such as why to study in Canada, its benefits, documents you should carry before you travel there and what life after graduation is like.
Benefits of studying in Canada:
Canada ranks third in the world for its academic excellence; it offers the best quality of education from pre-elementary to secondary school, colleges and universities. The educational institutions in Canada offer a wide range of courses in various specializations. You will find the highest standards of living as a student and the tuition fees are affordable compared to other English- speaking countries offering equivalent experiences. The Canadian government allows all international students to work up to 20 hours per week during their semesters and full-time during the summer and winter breaks.
Getting your education from a Canadian institution will give you a pathway into a great career-life experience, and it will open the doors for many future opportunities.
What should students know before travelling to Canada?
Before traveling to Canada to pursue your education, you should have the following:
- A valid travel document, such as a passport, port of entry letter of introduction the visa office sent you when they approved your study permit.
- The letter which has your permit reference number.
- A copy of the valid letter of acceptance from your school.
- The letters of reference or any other documents the visa office told you to bring.
- A valid electronic travel authorization (eTA)
- A valid immigration medical exam results (Your exam is valid for 12 months from the day you get it)
- Have enough money for your stay
- Proof of ties-such as a job, home, financial assets or family-that will take you back to your home country
- A proof document that you have no criminal or immigration-related convictions.
- If you’re 18 and over, you must qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler to come to Canada to study as an international student, you must upload proof of your vaccination status in ArriveCAN before you board your flight to Canada.
Life after graduation in Canada:
Several students are wondering about their lives after graduation in Canada. Will they have the option to stay or will they have to return back to their home countries? The Canadian government allows international students to live and work after graduation up-to three years, with a post-graduate work permit. This advantage allows enough time for you to gain experience that will qualify you to apply for a permanent residency.
Also, you should know about the Post-graduation work permit (PGWP) for international students who have graduated from a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI). PGWPs are open work permits, for foreign students and give them the freedom to work anywhere in Canada. It allows its holder to work for any employer, as its validity lasts between eight months to three years. PGWP is a great opportunity to get a permanent residence in Canada as there are many opportunities to build your career and life.
Successful people who have studied in Canada:
Several of the world’s top educational institutions are based in Canada, studying there for a degree ends with a great job that draws students from all over the world. Today, you might watch some of the international students that studied in Canada on TV or read about them on the internet.
The most famous entrepreneur of this century, the CEO and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, as well as the founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, attended Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.
Also, Craig Kielburger, the human rights activist and social entrepreneur, graduated from the University of Toronto. Craig founded WE Movement, which is a collective effort to change the world by giving young people and adults tools of empowerment to become agents of change in both their own communities and all over the globe.
Opting to study in Canada can be your ticket to a stable and successful future. Find a place where you can make a home during your studying years, where you can keep your identity without being forced to change your lifestyle. Canada’s culture diversity allows it to welcome students from all over the world whatever their color, gender, religion or race is.