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15/A Zhigtola(Next to Janata Bank),
Dhanmondi,Dhaka 1209,Bangladesh

Hotline: +8801770009944
Phone: +88029631770
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Facts

Canada is the largest country of the world and declared by, UN is one of the top three places in the world to live, covering most of the northern part of the North American continent and with an area larger than that of the United States, this country has an extremely varied topography. In the east, the mountainous Maritime Provinces have an irregular coastline on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic. The St. Lawrence plain, covering most of southern Quebec and Ontario, and the interior continental plain, covering southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and most of Alberta, are the principal cultivable areas. They are separated by a forested plateau rising from Lakes Superior and Huron. Westward toward the Pacific, most of British Columbia, the Yukon, and part of western Alberta are covered by parallel mountain ranges, including the Rockies. The Pacific border of the coast range is ragged with fjords and channels. The highest point in Canada is Mount Logan (19,850 ft; 6,050 m), which is in the Yukon. The two principal river systems are the Mackenzie and the St. Lawrence. The St. Lawrence, with its tributaries, is navigable for over 1,900 mi (3,058 km).

Ontario, British Columbia, Québec, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick are the provinces.

Climate:

Canada is a country of diversified climate. While extreme northern temperature rises above 0°C for only a few months every year, about four-fifths Canadians live within 160 kilometers of the country’s southern border, where warm springs, hot summers, and pleasantly crisp autumns prevail for at least seven months. Canada has four very distinct seasons: spring (March–May); summer (June–August); fall (September–October); and winter (November–February).

Population & Language:

English and French are the two official language of Canada. English, a native language for 59% of the population and French is the native language for 22% percent (2006 Census, Statistics Canada). Chinese dialects are the third most common native language in Canada, followed by German, Italian, Punjabi, and Spanish. Many religions are practiced in Canada, but almost 20% of Canadians say they have no religious affiliation. Canadians are remarkably tolerant of different religions, and religion does not play a prominent role in political or economic life relative to other parts of the world.

Economy:

Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest countries, a major industrialized trading nation. It is the member of the G7/8, the G20, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and many other international bodies. It boasts a highly educated workforce and an increasingly diversified economy, but it is unusual among developed nations in the continuing importance of its natural resources sector (e.g., logging and oil)—even as it is one of the world’s most computer-literate and technologically sophisticated markets. The Canadian economy is free-market-oriented like that of the US; yet the Canadian government tends to provide more social support services and economic intervention than does the US government.

Education Systems

Ethics and Integrity:

Canada is the most desirable place in the world to study. It is a land of great expectations and it is a very safe place to study and it has earned high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy, and low crime rates. In the year 1996, Fortune Magazine placed the quality of teaching and the quality of the schools in Toronto at the top of the international community, as well as naming it one of the safest places to study. There are safety units on call 24 hours a day, at most universities and colleges. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.

English and French are the two major languages spoken in Canada.

The education system of Canada is governed by the territorial and provincial governments, which adds slight differences in the nature of education in these provinces. For example, for each province, the grade to begin with and end, vary from one province to another. The system covers the following segments of education:

  • Elementary
  • Secondary
  • Post Secondary Education

Each territory and province offer universal, free elementary and secondary schooling up to 12 years of age. However, Quebec just offers this up to 11 years of age. For the ages between 15 and 18, education is compulsory in almost all provinces and territories.

Types of schooling and education:

Elementary schooling: Children start schooling at the age of 5. This segment of schooling includes grade 1 to 6 followed by 2 years of junior high/middle school. For areas that do not have the middle school provision, elementary education continues up to grade 8. However, Quebec is a little different from the rest of the country. Students here continue elementary education from grade 1 to 6 and then move straight into high school/secondary education.

Secondary schooling: Secondary schooling typically starts from grade 9 and continues through grade 12. The regions without a middle school system start secondary schooling from grade 7. Quebec conducts secondary schooling from grade 7 to 11. Students there then graduate to Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP, basically a pre-university college publicly funded, and only available in the province of Quebec) for 2 years before applying to a university.

Post-secondary schooling: Vocational school, community college, university and graduation school all cover the post-secondary education that includes the career college.

Following types of Certification are offered by the post secondary education provider institutes :

  • Certificate : is a qualification awarded upon successful completion of a programme which is usually one year in length.
  • Diploma : is a qualification awarded on the basis of one or two year's of successful study.
  • Advanced Diploma : is a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Bachelor's Degrees : Usually awarded by Universities/ University Colleges/ Community Colleges after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies.
  • Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificates :It lead to a Master's Degree. These programs have work terms which provide full-time opportunities to gain practical experience along with theoretical studies. A typical co-op term lasts 12 to 17 weeks. The prerequisites to participate in these programs is a Bachelor's Degree of 3 or 4 years duration.
  • Master's Degree : is an option for undergraduates who have an interest in further learning and research, and for those who want to broaden their career possibilities. It is for 2 yrs duration and can be pursued after a 4 yrs Bachelors or a 3yrs Bachelors & a 1 year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada.
  • Doctorate or PhD : is a degree ranking above the Master's Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete

Co-operative Work Term

Co-op is a work term provided as part and parcel of the course curriculum. It provides an excellent opportunity to students to gain first hand practical experience related to the field of specialization. Students can gain on-the-job experience while continuing to study . Co-op provides full time opportunities that last for 12 to 17 weeks.

Co-Operative work programmes, combine courses in many subjects with relevant work, giving students an invaluable head start with their careers. This assists International students in connecting with the Canadian job market and developing a network with the Canadian companies.

Types of Post Secondary Institutions :

Technical/ Career Colleges : These are privately owned and operated with the main objective of preparing students for the job market after a short period of instruction. The emphasis at career colleges is on practical skills over a broad range of programmes.

Community Colleges & Technical Institutes : They typically have more career oriented, practical/ technical related curricula, with small classes, off-campus course offerings, a greater ratio of laboratory space to classroom space, and an interactive teaching style. Attending a community or technical college for the first two years of university education is a popular option for international students. It allow you to prepare for a career or to prepare for transfer to complete your bachelor's degree from the college or university of your choice.

University Colleges : As a component of the Canadian University system, University Colleges offer students a choice of either academic oriented university degree programmes or the more practical-oriented college diplomas and certificates.

Universities : Canadian Universities are largely public funded and as a result, offer consistently high quality education at lower tuition rates for International students than their counterparts in competing countries. They offer a broad range of courses and degrees from Undergraduate to Doctorate and also certificate and professional degrees. Class sizes in universities are generally large.

Top Universities

  • Acadia University
  • Cape Breton University
  • Capilano University
  • Brock University
  • Concordia University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Kwantlen University
  • Lakehead University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Windsor
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of Regina
  • University Of Saskatchewan
  • University of Victoria
  • Mount Allison University
  • Vancouver Island University
  • The University of Winnipeg
  • McMaster University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Trent University
  • Royal Roads University
  • Saint Mary's University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Alexander College
  • Algonquin college
  • Camosun College
  • Canadore College
  • Parkland College
  • Red River College
  • Selkirk CollNorthern College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Seneca College
  • Sheridan College
  • Centennial College
  • College of New Caledonia
  • College of The Rockies
  • - John Molson School Of Business*
  • Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Conestoga College
  • Confederation College

Admission Process

As an international student, Bangladeshi students should start preparing at least a year ahead, to keep up with the pace of international applications. Canadian semesters are divided into two major intakes. The first is the ‘Fall’ semester that begins in September, and the next is the ‘Winter’ semester that starts in January. However, there are some universities which have an intake in May. University deadlines for each semester vary from one to another. Student must be careful while checking the dates for each university that you intend to apply for. There are colleges with rolling admission policy. They will accept applications for as long as the processing time permits.

English Language Proficiency Requirements :

International students are required English proficiency before their applications are considered . An IELTS band of 6.0/6.5 for Undergraduate & 6.5/7 for Postgraduate courses or a TOEFL score of 80 and above for Undergraduate and 90 and above for Post Graduate courses is desirable.

Documents required to make an Application :

All previous academic certificate & transcripts in English.

  • Official sTOEFL/IELTS score card
  • Letter of recommendation ( from the professors of last institutes you attended)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Passport copy
  • Resume ( for management school applications )
  • Work experience ( if applicable)
*Documents are vary as per the institutions Ontario universities and colleges application system :-

For colleges and universities in Ontario, your application must come via central application centres. The deadline for application for the Fall Semester of a particular year is the 1 st of March. Any application beyond this date is treated on a first-come- first-serve basis. Again, there are exceptions with certain institutions which accept direct applications.

The application process at Ontario universities: Fill the application form for Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). You can apply for up to 3 programmes or universities of your choice. Pay a fee of C$95 by the 1st of March.

The application process at Ontario Colleges: You can apply via Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) to 5 programmes or colleges of your choice. A fee of C$65 has to be paid by the 1st of March.

OUAC and OCAS forward your applications to the appropriate institutions. However, you have to submit the necessary documents and supplementary fees to the respective universities on the requested deadlines.

Quebec and rest of Canada

All the application requirements must be submitted to the Registrar’s office of your chosen institutions. Once you receive an official acceptance letter you may apply to the Canadian High Commission for student authorization (Visa). In the case of Quebec, additionally, you need to apply for a Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ) from the government of Quebec.

Study Expenses

Canada is among the most affordable of the leading study abroad nations for international students. International students can pursue their education in a globally recognized program at one of Canada’s top schools for less than half of what it would cost to attend an equally reputable program at a private US university or college. Student should carefully select the university ot institute best suited with his budget along with the living cost he will incur while studying there. Tuition fee for higher education in Canada is lower than many countries like USA, Australia, UK .

Programs Duration Average Tuition fee range
English language Program Upto 1 Year $8000 to $12000
Diploma 2 Years $8000 to $12000 per annum
Advance Diploma 3 Years $8000 to $15000 per annum
Bachelor 4 Years $10000 to $21000 per annum
Graduate Diploma 1-2 Years $9000 to $16000 Per annum
Master 2-3 Years $11000 to $25000 Per annum

Living expenses per annum for a student is around $8000 to $12000. Accommodation may cost between $3000 to $7000 per annum . Average cost of study in Canada is around $30000 per annum.

Work during study period:

As an international student, you may be eligible to work oncampus or offcampus .

Students in Canada are allowed to work upto 20 hours per week and full time during vacation.

You may work on campus at the institution where you study without a work permit if:

you are a full-time student at:
  • a public post-secondary institution, such as a college or university, or a collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) in Quebec or
  • a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as a public institution, and receives at least 50 per cent of its financing for its overall operations from government grants (currently only private college-level educational institutions in Quebec qualify) or
  • a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees and you have a valid study permit.
You may work off campus without a work permit if:
  • have a valid study permit,
  • be a full-time student,
  • be enrolled at a designated learning institution at the post-secondary level or, in Quebec, a vocational program at the secondary level, and
  • be studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate that is at least six months in duration.

Use the self-assessment tool to see if you are eligible to work off campus without a work permit.

Use the self-assessment tool to see if you are eligible to work off campus without a work permit.

Co-op Programs :-

For some academic programs, work experience is part of the curriculum. If you wish to participate in a co-op or internship program then you must apply for a work permit as well as a study permit. To be eligible for a work permit, you must meet the following requirements:

You must have a valid study permit.

Your intended employment must be an essential part of your program of study in Canada. Your employment must be part of your academic, vocational or professional training program offered by a designated learning institution, certified by a letter from a responsible academic official of the institution. Your co-op or internship employment cannot form more than 50% (percent) of the total program of study.

You will not be eligible to work during your studies if:

you study English or French as a second language (ESL/FSL), or you participate in general interest or preparatory courses.

Scholarships

Scholarships and Financial aid available for International Students in Canada

Merit based assistance is awarded in many forms, from tuition waivers, various types of assistantships, to fellowships. The most common are listed here :

Tuition Waiver: This means that the student does not have to pay the tuition fees at the university. However, general fees (for the use of university facilities like the library, computers, and sports and health services) usually have to be borne by the student. A tuition waiver is frequently awarded in conjunction with a scholarship or teaching/research assistantship.

Assistantship: Most students who receive assistance do so in the form of an assistantship, i.e. is usually a cash stipend, sufficient for their living expenses, and/or tuition waiver, in return for which they have to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week which normally consists of teaching or other activities. Teaching assistantships are more likely to be in universities, which have large undergraduate classes whereas research assistantships tend to be more common in those fields and universities in which considerable research is going on. Information brochures of most universities give this information.

Popular Courses

Canada has top-line education system and offers a better quality of life. With two official languages, English and French, studying in Canada could also provide students an opportunity for learning a new language. Below is the list of Top Courses to Study in Canada.

  • • Animation Courses: Canada enjoys an outstanding reputation in the field of animation. BANFF Centre for Arts in Alberta offers programs in areas such as digital films and audio-visual arts.
  • • Pharmacy Courses: Pharmacy is one of the popular courses due to a large number of job opportunities present in Canada. many institutions apart from University of Alberta is famous for offering pharmaceutical sciences.
  • • Petroleum Engineering Courses: Latest technology and ample resource availability in the field ranks Petroleum Engineering Courses high in the top course list in Canada . University of Calgary is the top most university offering Petroleum Engineering courses at the degree level.
  • • Biotechnology: Canada is a world famous hub for biotechnology studies.
  • • Engineering: A number of Canadian Universities offer top notch engineering courses in Civil, Structural and others.
  • • Information Technology: Graduation and post-graduation courses offered by the top universities of Canada make a popular choice for the international students.
  • • Business Management: Canadian universities are known for offering the best courses on business management.
  • • Hospitality Management: The hospitality industry of Canada is flourishing and students can pursue world class hospitality management courses here.

Apart from these courses, Canadian universities also offer various other courses at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate levels that very well grab the position of top courses to study in Canada. Some of these top courses along with the best colleges offering these programs have been mentioned below:-

  • • Diploma in Legal Assistant – CDI College
  • • Intensive French Immersion Course – Montreal International Language Centre
  • • Accounting Technician Program – Reeves College
  • • Architectural techniques – Montreal Technical College
  • • Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design course – Think tank Training Centre
  • • Project Management – Fanshawe College
  • • Network and Database Administrator – Vancouver Career College
  • • Construction Electrician Level 1 – Vancouver Career College
  • • Paralegal Diploma Program – Reeves College
  • • Office Administration Program – Vancouver Career College
  • • Network Systems Administrator – Vancouver Career College
  • • 2D/3D Animation – Lasalle College Vancouver
  • • Graphic Design – Lasalle College Vancouver
  • • Interior Design – Lasalle College Vancouver
  • • Graphic Design Technology Specialist Program – Vancouver Career College
  • • Instrumental Engineering Technician – Confederation College
  • • Broadcasting – Television Production – Confederation College
  • • Electronic Engineering Technician – Computers – Confederation College
  • • Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance – Confederation College
  • • Mechanical Engineering Technician – Confederation College
  • • Advanced Diploma in Animation for Game, Film and Visual Effects – Centre for Arts and Technology

Documents for Visa:

  • Passport information page (Xerox copy), with clearly seen passport No, issuance & expiry dates, photo, name,date & place of birth.
  • Two photograph: 35mmx45mm, with name & date of birth on reverse side
  • Letter of acceptance from your applied institution
  • Proof of tution fee paid
  • Proof of financial support at least one year
  • ........................etc.
We assist our students to prepare all the documents.