Study in Canada
Canada offers an overabundance of opportunities for international students who plan to pursue their higher education in the country. It is fast emerging as one of the most favoured destinations for students from around the world and is home to some of the top 100 universities in the world. Students who study in Canada can enjoy not just top-notch academics, expert faculty, and the best research facilities but also significantly greater employability after graduation when compared to other countries. Moreover, the Canadian education system is well recognized for its quality as well as the variety of academic programs they offer.
In addition, the placement figures and career opportunities for graduates from Canadian universities are remarkably high. Moreover, international students can apply for their work permit and PR after completing education in Canada. Students are eligible to work off-campus without a work permit upto 20 hrs per week & full time during holidays. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where a student can get hands on experience working in the industry and better prepare themselves for their career after graduation.
Canada normally has three intakes in a year. Jan, May & Sept. However private colleges may have extra intakes too. We suggest students start their application before 4 months of their class start date. Documents needed for making an application are a Transcript, Degree Certificate, Resume, Letter of Recommendation, Statement of Purpose (SOP), IELTS/PTE, Gap Evidence (If applicable) and passport copy. Some universities might require GRE or GMAT for some courses.
Diploma & Undergraduate – Bachelors
- At least 3.0 GPA in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling
- Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites IELTS 6.5 with each band 6.0 (Diploma courses are acceptable 6.0 with each band 5.5)
Graduate /Postgraduate Diploma & Masters
- At least first division in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university
- IELTS – 6.5 overall with each band 6.0
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
University of Montreal
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Waterloo
Simon Fraser University
University of Manitoba
University of Saskatchewan
University of Victoria
University of Guelph
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Université du Québec
University of Regina
Université de Sherbrooke
University of Windsor
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)
University of Lethbridge
University of Ottawa
Thompson Rivers University
To apply for a Canada student visa, you must have following documents-
- The complete application form along with the visa application.
- A valid Passport.
- A Letter of Acceptance from the respective university.
- The Certificate of Acceptance from the province of Quebec (If applied for Quebec).
- English proficiency test score result certificate (IELTS/TOEFL/PTE)
- GRE/GMAT score sheet (As per the student’s case).
- Proof of Fund
1. Can I work part- time for my financial support In Canada?
Yes, you can work part-time in Canada. International students are allowed to work off the University/College campus for 20 hours/week during their study in Canada and 40 hours/week during their vacation period.
2. Does A Diploma Hold Value?
Colleges provide extensive career-oriented programs like Advanced Diplomas/ Diplomas/ Certificates. These programs are particularly for those students who want to develop various saleable skills in their chosen career. These sorts of programs provide the students with the practical skills and knowledge which help them to get jobs easily.
3. Do Students Need Health Insurance?
Yes, health insurance is compulsory. Most of the Canadian institutes includes health insurance in their tuition fees.
Canada Study Visa process for Nepalese Student.
Canada is a dream study destination for many Nepalese students. We at TIAC helps you to make your Canadian study permit process hassle-free. TIAC is one of the best education consultancies in Nepal providing Canadian Study Permit consultation for students who aspire to study in Canada. However, if you wish to take the challenge and want to self-apply for a study permit, our expert counsellor has jotted down the key process that every student must follow.
- Apply for Offer Letter/ Letter of Acceptance
Before you apply for a study permit, you need to have a standardized letter of acceptance from a recognized higher education provider also known as Designated Learning Institution (DLI). You must obtain this before you apply for a study permit. You can get this online by applying along with your academic records and test scores.
- Apply for No Objection Certificates -NOC
Once you have a letter of acceptance or offer letter from a DLI (College/University), you need to apply for NOC. NOC can be applied online at http://noc.moest.gov.np/noc/apply-otp. Scan copy of documents works, notarized copies are not necessary. If your educational certificates are from a foreign board, obtain equivalent certificates.
Grade 10 and grade 12 equivalent certificates are provided by Curriculum Development Center, Sanothimi Bhaktapur (https://moecdc.gov.np/), Equivalence of University level qualification is provided by Curriculum Development Center, Tribhuvan University, Kritipur, TU gate. https://tucdc.edu.np/
- Pay your tuition fees.
Once you obtain your NOC from the Ministry of education, you can pay your tuition fee. You also need to present a personal PAN card in addition to your NOC. If you or your parents have not got a personal PAN, apply for it. Pan card can be applied online by registering at https://taxpayerportal.ird.gov.np/taxpayer/app.html. We recommended you pay a full year tuition fee, however, paying the amount mentioned in the LOA is completely fine. Once you pay your fee, you will be provided with a confirmation of receipt by the university or college. Don’t forget to attach this receipt to the proof of fund section.
- Immigration Medical Examination (IME)
All Nepalese students must undergo a compulsory Immigration Medical Examination from empanelled doctors. You can get your medical examination from Travel and Mountain Medicine Centre, Kaldhara, Kathmandu http://tmmcnepal.com/ or IOM Baluwatar and IOM Damak. https://nepal.iom.int/. An online appointment is necessary before visiting.
Though IME can be submitted later, IRCC strongly recommends candidates submit it upfront.
- GC KEY Account
The next stage is to create a GK key account and answer few queries to get the right application forms for your Canadian student visa. You can create your GC key account by signing up at the CIC website. If you are found eligible, you will then be directed to a page where you can upload your applications forms and personal documents and send your documents to CIC. You’ll need a printer and a scanner to do this.
- Documents Checklist:
- Letter of Acceptance
- Fee payment proof
- Evidence of Coop (if applicable)
- Digital Visa photo with white background (35mm * 45mm)
- Proof of fund (Affidavit of support and Bank Balance/Education/Income sources/Tax returns/scholarship letter etc.)
- Family Information Form
- Study Permit Application Form
- Temporary Residence Application Form
- Letter of Explanation
- Academic transcripts and certificates
- Language Test Score (if applicable)
- Resume and other supporting documents
- Pay your visa fee.
Once you upload the application forms and your documents you will be able to make a payment for your visa and biometric. The total cost for Canadian study permit application and biometrics is CAD 235. You need an international card to make an online payment or you need to visit a bank nearby.
- Biometric Submission
You will receive a biometric instruction letter (BIL) after 24hrs of visa fee payment. You can create an online appointment for Biometric submission in advance by submitting an appointment to a Canadian Visa Application Center, VFS Kathmandu Located in Chhaya Complex, Thamel Kathmandu. https://visa.vfsglobal.com/. You need to take your passport, appointment letter and BIL for biometric submission.
- Study Permit Decision
You will receive a decision on your study permit application usually within 8 weeks. However, it may take longer if your case is complicated. If you received a passport request, your application is approved and you need to submit your passport to VFS: VFS will send your passport to Canadian High Commission New Delhi for visa stamping. You will get back your passport within 2 weeks.
- Travel Arrangements
Once you get your passport stamped, you can make travel arrangements. Make sure you book a place to stay in advance. You can contact your college or university for possible accommodation options. Canada is a very cold place, so, you need warm clothes and boots to survive in extremely harsh winter. You can book your flight ticket at https://sastotickets.com/. You also need to take original copies of your academics certificates along with you.
In case you need our guidance and support feel free to contact us. We wish you all the best.