Study in Canada & Visa Information

01 Aug

The Canadian education system is structured based on the total governance of each state and territories without any Federal regulations. While this may sound a bit difficult to digest for some, it actually served an excellent purpose in creating a diverse educational system and helped further diverse curricula. Colleges and Universities are free to design programs and courses to fit the particular areas of emphasis they believe need to be addressed. These institutions are usually divided to community colleges, which primarily serve as launch pads for transfer to university levels and at the same time are more involved with vocational oriented programs, University colleges and Universities.
Canada is home to more than 175,000 international students every year, and is consistently becoming a more popular destination. With a very large similarity with the US system, it is also proving to be good substitute for people to expand their options of studying abroad. The main reason for this trend is the fact that Canadian universities offer a quality education for a fraction of the cost of a college degree in the United States. Many Canadian universities have a reputation for strong academics, earning recognition from institutions like the college-ranking juggernaut U.S. News and World Report.

Quality of Education
Canada spends the highest amount of per capita income than any other country on education. The quality of education is definitely good and this can also be seen from the level of competition that can be seen these days to get into Canadian Universities. Canadian Universities are increasingly becoming renowned for excellence and advances in teaching, research, especially in areas like Information Technology, Business, Health Sciences, Law, Agriculture and Ocean studies. Most Universities have faculty with terminal degrees and extensive research experience to help students have excellent access to world class education.

Cost of Education Living
The cost of education in Canada is considered to be one of the lowest as compared to other countries like USA, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The average tuition fee for an undergraduate program is in the range of CDN$ 11,500- 22,000. Accommodation for students are available on campus in the range of CDN$3000-7500 per year, home stay families- in the range of CDN$ 400-800 per month, or off campus apartments on rent in the range of CDN$ 250-700 per month. Also post study employment opportunities for students are better and easier.Many Canadian universities have a reputation for strong academics, earning recognition from institutions.

Excellent Place to Live
Canada is seen as an incredibly safe place with its excellent standards of living apart from its scenic beauty and country side. Given the interests of international students, safety being very high up the ladder, Canada is proving to be an ideal destination with its access to education, excellent lifestyle and lowest crime rates.

Canada is a bi-lingual nation and this has made it an excellent destination for lot of people from the Anglophone and Francophone countries. It offers a diversified environment and possibilities for others to immerse themselves in different cultures thus enhancing one’s options to internationalize one’s potential. Canada’s ability to host different immigrant populations and students has given it a boost and made it an ideal destination.


International students are required to obtain a Study Permit before going to Canada. The student can apply for Study permit under the Student Partners Program (SPP) of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the Canadian Immigration Programs in . To qualify for Study Permit Application under SPP the student should hold an unconditional offer letter from one of the universities / colleges that are included under this scheme. Allow at least two months for your Visa to be processed.
SPP Checklist – Attach THIS checklist as a cover sheet to your application.
Application form fully completed (all questions answered), dated and signed, indicating your personal mailing address, reliable phone contact, and your personal email address (if you agree to e-mail communications).
Original, valid passport for yourself, as well as a photocopy of the bio data page.
Family Information Form and Student Questionnaire (leaving no gaps).
Two passport photographs with a white background for yourself and each family member requesting a visa. The photographs should have your name printed on the back, dated and taken in the past 6 months.
Letter of Acceptance from your SPP educational institute in Canada stating unconditional admission, course title, duration of study, level of study, start date (multiple start dates, if applicable) and latest possible date of admission.
Use of a Representative form (IMM 5476) (if applicable)
IELTS test results taken within last 24 months with overall band not less than 6.0, with no individual band lower than 5.5.
Photocopy of the most recent diploma/leaving certificate, and most recent mark sheets (for entire program; consolidated mark sheets are NOT acceptable)
Copy of receipts for tuition payment provided by the SPP institution.
Proof of funds: You MUST demonstrate the purchase of a special (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution, in the amount of $10,000 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada. Please consult page 2 for information on how to obtain a GIC. Official GIC document is mandatory.
Copy of medical examination form IMM1017 if you opted to undergo a medical examination before submitting your application.
It is mandatory to complete a medical examination prior to submission of your application. Medical results are valid for one year.
Only one application per person per semester will be processed under the SPP (Student Partnership Program). Subsequent applications for the same semester following a refusal will NOT form part of SPP processing.
To file Study Permit application under SPP, it is mandatory to show a GIC certificate obtained from Scotia Bank proving that funds to the extent of CAD$ 10000 are available as living costs for the student.
After reviewing your application, the Visa officer will decide if an interview is necessary. The Visa interview will be taken at CHC, Dhaka.
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