Common FAQs about Studying in Canada

Pursuing one’s education in Canada is a dream of many students worldwide. However, certain confusions and queries related to applying to study in Canada turns this dream into a nightmare for many students. Here are some of the common questions that every student planning to apply for education in Canada could have.

Here are some of the “Frequently Asked Questions

⇒ What is the Procedure to pursue education in Canada

Students who dream of pursuing education in Canada or staying for a period of more than six months, first need to get an admission to any Designated Learning Institution (public college, or university) of Canada.  Once the application for admission has been acknowledged by a Designated Learning Institute (Canadian government recognized) then only can a student apply for a study permit. Applications for study permit can be submitted online or via postal mail service.

Students who have applied for a study permit at foreign Canadian Visa office are issued a letter of approval to visit a Canadian port of entry for their issuance of study permit on their passport. The designated time span allotted with a study permit is total duration a student requires to complete their education.

For applicants who require “TRV” – Temporary resident visa or “eTA” – Electronic travel authorization will automatically receive TRV stamp on their passport after successful approval of their study permit, without any additional charges. The students will be able to travel and once they land in Canada they will be provided with a copy of the study permit, that they have to save with their passport.

⇒ Difference between Study Permit and Temporary Residence Visa

Students who wish to pursue education in Canada requires an approval, supported by an acknowledgement from a government recognized Designated Learning Institute they applied for, this is known as Study Permit.

Whereas Temporary Residence Visa is an approved VISA allotted to a student of an overseas national on successful approval of study permit who needs a VISA in order to enter Canada. The Temporary Residence Visa is allotted to students without any additional application procedure and charges on successful approval of a study permit.

⇒ What would be the Cost of Study in Canada

The cost of program to study at a Canadian college to study in a diploma, advanced diploma and postgraduate program is $14,000 CAD to $15,000 CAD per year. The cost of program to study at a university in  a Bachelor’s program can be anywhere between $16,000 CAD to $23,000 CAD per year (depending upon the university and the program chosen).  The cost of studying Master’s program at a university can be $25,000 CAD to $40,000 CAD for the full Master’s program (depending upon the university and the program chosen). Apart from the tuition fee and the student will need additional funds to support their stay in Canada is as follows:

Total Visitors Cost of living in all Canadian Provinces other than Quebec
Student only $833 per month  – ($10,000 annually)
One additional family member Additional $333 per month – ($4000 annually)
More than one family member Additional $255 per month respectively – ($3000 annually)

For students applying for study permit in Quebec need to show ample fund to support their tuition fee and the following additional fees to support their stay during their course of education:

Total Visitor Fund required annually
Student under 18 $6,171
Student aged 18 and above $12,341
Student + companion aged 18 and above $18,098
Student + Companion one aged below 18 and one above 18 $16,584
Student + 2 Companion one aged below 18 and 2 person above 18 $20,274
Student + 3 Companion 2 person below 18 and 2 person above 18 $21,881

⇒ What are various Scholarships opportunity in Canada

Scholarships in Canada are merit based, the students can apply for scholarship after joining the program and based on their merits, they can be eligible for a scholarship, anywhere between $1,000 to $5000 CAD, based on the scholarship announced by the college/university they are studying in.

⇒ Is IELTS and CELPIP necessary while applying for study permit

No, it is not necessary for students to provide proof of English ability while applying for Study permit, (*Conditionas Apply, contact career abroad for proof of English ability requirement of your home county).

However, it may be important for a student to display proof of language ability in order to get admitted in a Canadian educational institution. (*contact career abroad to assess if proof of language ability is needed for your home country).

⇒ What is the Processing time for study permit

Processing time, with more applications in the pipeline, it usually takes 7 to 8 weeks to process a study permit. In case of online submission processing time is relatively lower, than that of paper application.

⇒ What is the Quebec study permit application procedure

Students looking forward to pursue education in Quebec are required to apply for:

Certificat d’acceptation de Quebec (Certificate of Acceptance for Quebec, or CAQ)

 On successful acknowledgment from “CAQ for Quebec” a student can apply for their study permit at Quebec with an application fee of CAD 111 as directed CAQ of Quebec starting January 1st 2017.

⇒ Does short courses require study permit

For courses below the tenure of six months do not require a study permit. However, for course beyond the duration of six months students need to apply for a study permit.

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