Study in Canada : Requirements, courses, visas, costs

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You want to study abroad, but you don’t know where? Then you should consider traveling to a beautiful country with excellent study opportunities and a growing job market. Yes, you should study in Canada. A stint in this country can change your life, so you don’t have to think about it any longer, just pack your bags.

We know that taking this step can be scary and you may have many questions, but we will help you. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about studying in Canada: requirements, study programs, tips on getting a job, and much more! Take a look at this information and get ready to travel to the best country in the world.
4 Reasons to Study in Canada

Why study in Canada?

We give you 4 compelling reasons to choose it as a country to study and work in if you want to live an experience abroad:

Its quality education system
Your open and tolerant society
Its incredible landscapes and wild nature
The opportunity to learn English and French
Requirements for studying in Canada

The first thing you should know is the basic requirements for studying and working in Canada. Although they may vary according to various factors such as the course you want to study, your nationality or your level of English, you will generally need to meet the following requirements:

A passport that is valid for the duration of your stay.
Enrolment in a government accredited Canadian school.
Obtain a visa that allows you to study.
Other requirements for studying in Canada
Depending on the course you wish to take, you will also have to submit the following requirements:

Certificate of higher education
Certificate of English level (IELTS, TOEFL, FCE, CAE)
Medical Tests
Demonstration of economic funds
Motivation letter
Criminal history
How to obtain a student visa for Canada
student permit

Once you know if you are eligible to study in Canada, you must register with a government accredited school in the country before applying for your visa.

This is a prerequisite for applying for your visa because the Canadian Immigration Department will not approve your visa unless you can prove that you are enrolled in a course at a government accredited educational institution.

What can I study in Canada | Types of courses
course types

There are three basic groups of courses that you can study in Canada:

Language courses
Professional certificates or career programs
University studies
English courses in Canada
english courses in canada

These English courses are focused on the general use of the language covering all aspects of learning and oriented to the development of the four basic skills: speaking, listening, writing and understanding.

Canada is a multicultural country where people from all over the world meet in safety and with a rich nature. Learning and studying English in Canada is an unforgettable experience!

Whether you are a beginner in the language or an expert who wants to perfect it, in Canada there are English courses for all levels!

When can I start a course? One of the advantages of English courses in Canada is that you can start almost every Monday of the year.
How many hours of class will I have? There are courses of 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours.
Will I be able to work while taking an English course in Canada? Since 2014 it is not allowed to work in Canada with language courses. To be able to work, you will have to study a Certificate or Career Program.
What types of English courses can you study in Canada?
Preparation for official English exams
General English

These are general English courses in Canada that cover all aspects of language learning, aimed at developing the four basic skills: speaking, listening, writing and understanding.
Preparation for official exams
These are intensive English courses in Canada that prepare students for internationally recognized exams such as IELTS and Cambridge Certificates (First, Advance and Proficiency).

Combination Courses
You can also combine any of these types of courses by doing them all with the same visa. You can even do your English course in Canada and then follow other types of courses that allow you to work.

Career Programs (Co-Op)

If you want to study and work in Canada, this is the best option.

Carreer Programs are technical training diplomas offered by Colleges in Canada. These courses are divided in two: a theoretical part and a practical part. They last approximately one year.
Certificates in Canada
The Certificates are similar to the Career Programs but without the practical part so you can only work during the class period. They are also technical training courses offered by Colleges in Canada.

But, unlike Career Programs, Certificates do not have that practical part so you can work full-time in Canada. So, you’ll study all the time and work up to 20 hours a week on whatever you want.

What types of certificates can you study in Canada? Here are some examples of the types of certificates that you can study in Canada, depending on your career field:
Can’t find what you’re looking for? If you don’t see in these examples the course you are interested in to study in Canada, don’t worry, enter our website and find your ideal experience!

Higher Education | Universities in Canada

Do you want to study for a Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree? Canada has a wide variety of prestigious universities!
What to do to study in Canada
what to do to go study

Find out everything. How much does it cost to live in Canada? What city should I go to? What can I study? What kind of jobs can I apply for? Contact us and we will assign you to one of our Experience Managers who will advise you and answer all your questions.
Make up your mind and let us shape your experience. Stop looking at Instagram photos of the people there while you imagine that it’s you, because in a while you’ll be able to upload your own photos!
Let’s start with the paperwork and the arrangements. In order to get your student visa, you first need to prove that you are enrolled in a school. Without the registration you can’t apply for the visa. Are you lazy? We help you!
Without a visa there is no paradise. With the registration of your course completed, you can apply for your student visa. By the way, we also manage your visa application! Remember, in Canada it is not allowed to work if you study an English course. To be able to work you must study a Certificate or Career Program.

This is already serious: Airplane and suitcases. Leave the nostalgia and fears behind. We will give you advice on the best way to buy your plane tickets and what you need to take with you in your luggage.
Goodbye, Mom, hello Canada! We know, this is where you’re going to cry. Say goodbye to your mother, your dog, your cat, your friends, that person you love so much but can’t pack.
The beginning of your new life. In our Welcome Session in the offices we will help you to get settled in your new city, look for accommodation, start classes, find a job, open your bank account, etc.

Study and work in Canada

Yes, you can study and work in Canada on a student visa as long as your course is not a language one. Since 2014, it is not allowed to work in Canada with language courses. So you will be able to work when you take other types of courses such as university studies, Certificates or a Career Program.

What are the jobs like for students in Canada?
There are many different jobs available in Canada, but you should keep in mind that the job you find will depend on your level of English. It is easy to find temporary and unskilled jobs, even if you do not speak the language well, especially in sectors such as hospitality, cleaning, gardening, construction, tourism, shopping, sales, etc.

However, if you are looking for a permanent and more qualified job, things are complicated by the high competition from professionals from all over the world who come to Canada looking for opportunities.

Finding work in Canada for students

The best way to look for a job in Canada (as everywhere else) is networking! The events we organize from GrowPro are great to meet people, but you can also find a job through job fairs and social events (meet ups).

In our Welcome Session that we do in destination, we explain you what are the requirements and documents that you need to work, how should be your Canadian CV, which are the most interesting web pages to find different types of job offers, most important Facebook groups and even a compilation of job offers that we have published in GrowPro thanks to our Partners!

Salaries for students in Canada

The minimum wage is 11 CAD$/hour. This is the salary you will be paid if you work in a standard clothing store. If you work as a waitress or waitress you will be lucky enough to earn tips and be able to supplement your salary.

But more generally you get paid 13 CAD or 15 CAD if you work in a warehouse, sales or catering. If you have a high level of English and come with a good CV, you can expect to be paid at least 20 CAD an hour.

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