With a number of top universities and colleges Canada welcomes more than 400,000 international students each year. Canadian universities are renowned for their teaching and research facilities across the world. We at Canada Education Connect have helped many students make the right decision and based on our experience we have created a step-by-step guide to on how to apply and come to study in Canada. help you choose the right program.
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Step 1: Understand the Requirements
To apply and be accepted, one must have a clear understanding of the different universities and colleges and their entry requirements. Not all universities and colleges have the same rules and you must take the time to understand the entry requirements prior to applying. Students must also ensure that the university or college you are applying to are recognized.
While the academic requirements may vary all universities will require you to submit your educational transcripts, proof of English proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL) and proof that you have the finances to support yourself in the Country.
It takes time to apply, be accepted and get the student visa. Students should apply well ahead and a minimum of six months before the start to allow time for visa and travel to Canada.
Step 2: Choose your Course and Institution
Aspiring students will have to choose a specific major at a University or College. Your chosen major should align with your past educational and professional experience. That being said, you can change your major by making a strong case via your ‘letter of intent’ or ‘statement of purpose’. Every university and college application are unique and students should take the time to review the academic and language requirements and short-list the ones that suit your needs.
Step 3: Take the Language Proficiency Test
It is mandatory for every international student to prove proficiency in English. IELTS is the preferred test for proficiency in English, with some institutions also accepting TOEFL exam score. There are some universities and colleges that also accept ‘medium of instruction’ letters and please contact us for further details. One of our trained counselors will be happy to assist you.
Step 4: Apply to Universities
Once you have the required IELTS score and shortlist colleges or universities you want to apply, start the process by applying online. Our counselors are also trained and knowledgeable on the different entry requirements in Canada. We can help shortlist those institutions that have the highest probability to accept you.
You will be required to pay a processing fee that varies from $100-$200. At the end of the application, you will be given a list of documents you have to submit. Please save the list and put your package together. The university will not process your application until you pay the processing fees and submit all your documents. Canada Education Connect counselors are trained to help put the packages together. Talk to us to ensure your packages are 100% complete and avoid unnecessary delays. We also the time to go through your ‘Letter of Intent’ or ‘Statement of Purpose’. This is one document every institution review’s closely. Our trained eyes will help make your document strong.
Step 5: Apply for a Study Permit
Now that you have an institution ready to admit you, it is time to apply for the Canada Study Permit. You can apply online or visit your local visa application center. Your application must be accompanied by the acceptance letter received in the previous step, your passport, and documentary proof that you have adequate finances to study in Canada.
It is essential that the application has all the right documents. This will avoid any delays and rejections. Going through a counselor with experience will ensure your application has the best chance for success. With our help, many students have landed in Canada and we are happy to assist you.
Step 6: Acceptance and coming to Canada
Once you receive your visa, you must start planning for your trip to Canada. Our counselors will arrange a ‘pre-departure’ session where we will explain all the essential requirements that you must carry with you. At that time, we will also clarify any questions you might have and prepare you for your future in Canada. Not only that, unlike other consultants, our Counselors in Canada will also be available to assist you. This is part of our ‘full spectrum’ approach that makes Canada Education Connect stand out as the # 1 education consultancy.