Study in Canada after 12th - List of Popular Course to Choose?

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Why Study in Canada ? Here’s a comprehensive guide for all Indian students who want to study in Canada.

The booming economy and the cultural diversity of this country attract students from across the globe. High living standards, affordable and quality education, multicultural exposure and friendly post-study or working rules make this country a hot favourite among the international students. It is amongst the five destinations in the world to pursue higher education

Some Reasons to study in Canada are:
1.Academic excellence
2. Ample research opportunities
3. Affordable falls in budget
4. Cultural diversity
5 Safe and peaceful
6. Earn while you learn
7. Immigration opportunities

Top Universities in Canada:

 University Name  Global Ranking  Canada Ranking
 University of Toronto  29  1
 McGill University  35   2
 University of British Columbia  51  3
 University of Alberta  113  4
 Université de Montréal  137  5
 McMaster University  140  6
 University of Waterloo  173  7
 Western University  211  8
 University of Calgary  233  9
 Queen’s University  239  10

Cost of Studying in Canada:

There’s no doubt that it can be expensive for students to study overseas. However, in comparison to the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US, Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students. To cover tuition fees, you will need between CA$7000 and CA$35,000 a year. However, this is a general guide only and cost varies in relation to the institution and program you are applying for, as well as the location and lifestyle.

Generally speaking, humanities, education and arts courses are cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. If you wish to study at postgraduate level, the tuition fees are typically higher and the costs vary depending on the program. As with most other countries, MBA programs are often the most expensive. The average cost for these programs is around CA$42,000.

Tuition fees in Canada vary by institution and province, but the cost is generally more affordable when compared to other countries around the world. Technical and medical courses are more expensive than arts courses.

 Study Program  Average fees(in CAD*)
 Undergraduate Program  $12,000 to $25,000 per year
 Postgraduate master’s Program  $24,000 to $35,000 per year
 Doctoral Degree  $7,000 to $10,000 per year

Scholarships for Canada:
Canadian universities and colleges provide a wide range of scholarships to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies. Apart from this, many scholarships, grants and bursaries are also offered by the Canadian government, public and private establishments. Before you apply to any of these scholarships, do check the eligibility and criteria, along with the closing date. The amount of money available and type of award varies between the various institutions. Getting a scholarship is competitive and you must generally apply directly to the school that offers them.

Listed below are some of the more popular scholarships:
1. Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
2. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
3. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program
4. National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
5. Quebec Provincial Government Scholarship
6. Ontario Trillium Scholarship
7. Partnership Grants by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Top Course in Canada:
Canadian universities offer various undergraduate and post-graduate level programs for international students in various streams.
Below mentioned are the top five undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Canada
1. Engineering
2. Information technology
3. Business management
4. Pharmacy technician
5. Hospitality management
Some popular courses at the undergraduate level are engineering and administrative studies and at the postgraduate level are management, finance, MBA/MIM, MS and LLB degrees

Emerging Sectors in Canada:

Canada's economy is amongst the wealthiest in the world offering a breadth of opportunities across a diverse portfolio of industries driven by innovation. Cross industry partnerships and close-knit relationships with universities have been key to pumping investments into research and development. T

he result is a substantial balance between high-tech manufacturing sector and knowledge intensive services.
Here are the most popular job sectors
1. Sales Representative
2. Financial Managers and Accountants
3. Skilled Workers
4. Software and Mobile Application Developers
5. Registered Nurses
6. Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counsellors

Visa Requirements in Canada:
You will generally need the following for your CANADA Student Visa application:
1. Valid Passport
2. An acceptance letter from your education institution
3. Proof of payment
4. Proof of financial funds
5. Passport size photographs
6. Study Permit and visa
7. English Proficiency
Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application.

Exams Required for Canada:
You will generally need the following for your CANADA Student Visa application:
1. IELTS – International English language Testing System
2. Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
4. General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)
5. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

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