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About Canada

CanadaCanada is the 2nd largest country after Russia, made up of 10 provinces and three territories. It can be divided into five areas.

  • The East (also called the Atlantic region). This region includes the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
  • The Central region includes the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
  • The Prairies include Manitoba, Saskatchewan and some parts of Alberta.
  • The West includes Alberta and British Columbia.
  • The North is made up of the three territories of Nunavut, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. Each province and territory has its own capital city where the provincial or territorial government is located.


  • From east to west, the country encompasses six time zones. Canada shares a 5,525-mile boundary with the U.S.
  • The Atlantic Ocean hugs the coastline to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west.
  • The country is made up of 10 provinces and three territories.
  • When it comes to geography - diversity is the word. Fertile plains, vast mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, wilderness forests and Arctic tundra to the far north
  • Canada has a population of about 32.5 million.
  • The official currency is the Canadian dollar.
  • In random order, the major cities are Victoria, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax.
  • English and French are the two official languages. English is the mother tongue of 59 per cent of the population.
  • Canada has 11 national holidays: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day (Monday preceding May 25), Canada Day (July 1 or July 2 if July 1 is a Sunday, Labour Day (first Monday of September), Thanksgiving (second Monday of October), Remembrance Day (November 11), Christmas Day and Boxing Day (December 26) and February 18 is Family Day.
  • The maple leaf is the national symbol.

Education System

The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges/ technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university colleges.

Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to Canadians, and standards across the country are uniformly high.

In general, schooling in Canada go up to secondary level (Grades 11 or 12), depending on the province. From there, students may attend university, college or Cegep studies. Cegep is a French acronym for College of General and Vocational Education, and is two years of general or three years of technical education between high school and university. The province of Québec has the Cégep system.

High Quality Education

Education institutions are not officially ranked in Canada, but you will find quality institutions across the country. When choosing your school in Canada, consider the type, size and location of the institution. If you are interested in a particular area of study, contact our Canadian Education Team counsellors for more information on admission process, colleges and universities.

In Canada the higher education institutions are divided into following categories.

1. Universities:

Canada has a large selection of universities located in both urban and rural settings in every region of the country. Canadian universities are internationally known for the quality of teaching and research. Degrees from Canadian universities are considered to be equivalent to those from American and other Commonwealth universities. Canadian universities are largely publicly funded; as a result they are of a consistently high quality, regardless of location or area of study. As well, they all retain a high degree of academic autonomy.

Full-time student enrolments at individual universities range from over 35,000 to less than 1,000. In addition, most universities have a large number of part-time or continuing education students. They offer a broad range of courses and a full range of degrees from undergraduate to doctorates, and can also offer certificates and professional degrees. Fees for universities differ depending on the province, institution and program of study.

The university year usually runs from September to May. Some universities are on a semester or trimester system, with all courses available even in the summer. There is no Canada-wide entrance test: each university sets its own admission standards and assesses the qualifications of each applicant individually.

As Canada has two official languages - English and French - an international student can take a degree either at an English language or French language institution. Some universities offer instruction in both languages. However, students do not have to be fluent in both languages to attend a Canadian university. To qualify for a degree program at most English-speaking universities, students for whom English is not a first language must have passed an English examination test. The TOEFL is commonly accepted but Canadian universities often have their own tests for students or may accept other English examination tests such as the IELTS. Your local Canadian Education Centre (CEC) can provide valuable information on English examination tests acceptable to Canadian universities. CEC staff can also advise students on whether they may qualify for an exemption from English examinations. In addition, CECs have extensive materials on Canadian schools and can also provide counselling to students on finding the appropriate institution and applying for study in Canada.

If you are interested in studying at a French language institution, please note that there is no standardized French language test that international students are required to pass in order to qualify for a degree program. French universities, however, will determine the level of a student's French language skills on a case-by-case basis, and may choose to administer their own written tests if language skills are in question.

Program Transfers In some cases, it is possible to complete only one or two semesters of undergraduate study in Canada, and then apply your studies towards a degree program in your home country. You may also be interested in transferring to a Canadian university to complete you studies. In either case, it is important to ask the advisors at the Canadian institution you are planning to attend, as well as your home university or college, about equivalencies specific to your program of interest.

2. University Colleges

University Colleges combine Canadian university and college traditions, with a strong base of applied and academic programs offered in campus environments. As the name suggests, a university college offers university degrees as well as college diploma and certificate programs. Students can expect to find a wide range of program choices at university colleges, including English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

As a component of the Canadian university system, university colleges offer students a choice of either academically-oriented university degree programs or the more practically-oriented college diplomas and certificates. As part of the Canadian college system, university colleges are distinguished by their strong student support services, small classes and strong campus environments. They also may offer combined degree/diploma programs and university transfer programs.

University Transfer Programs

Students intending to acquire a degree at a university can complete their first two years of study at a community college or university college and earn credits. Most of the credits earned in this type of program may be transferred to universities as the first and second years of a degree program. Community colleges and university colleges that offer transfer programs usually have an established relationship with nearby universities however, it is important to check with the college to determine which universities will accept the transfer credits. You must ensure that the courses you take are appropriate to the degree you plan to enter in university

Why Canada ?

Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards. 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.

Canadian teenagers consistently rank among the best in the world on international tests of reading, science and math - assessment to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is well-regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe.

One of the Best Places in the World to Live

Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada's largest cities -- Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal -- have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.

High Standard of Living

Canadians enjoys a standard of living among the highest in the world. Almost 70 per cent of Canadians own their own homes, with a higher percentage owning durable goods, such as automobiles, refrigerators, washing machines, television, telephones and radios. Canada also has an extensive health care system and social security network.

Media, entertainment and artistic endeavours are well-developed in Canada. Canada's highly sophisticated broadcasting system includes more than 1,900 AM and FM radio stations and some 1387 television stations to serve, entertain and educate the listening and viewing audience. A wide range of cultural activities is also available, including museums, galleries, live theatre, dance and music performances and concerts.

Welcoming Environment

Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected and learning together is encouraged.

Almost all of the world's ethnic groups are represented in Canada. As a result, most ethnic foods and recreational activities associated with specific cultures are available in Canada. Clubs, informal clubs and associations representing a multitude of ethnic backgrounds are also easily accessible. International student advisors at schools can help students get in touch with such groups.

All major urban centres have a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums. Canadian cities provide numerous parks, gardens and beaches for public use, as well as excellent sports and recreation facilities.

Beautiful Environment

Canadians place a high value on their natural environment. There are currently 42 national parks and national park reserves in Canada. National parks are located in every province and territory, and some have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Each province and territory has also designated areas as provincial parks, wilderness areas, ecological and nature reserves. There are over 2000 of these designated areas across the country.

Students who come to Canada will witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world. Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the 'maple sugar country' in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic provinces.

National Parks Board and the Federal Provincial Parks Council.

A Safe Place To Study

Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Its violent crime rate decreased for ten consecutive years from 1993 to 2003. Unlike its US neighbours to the south, firearms are strictly controlled and generally are not permitted.

International students who come to Canada should follow the same common sense safety precautions as they would anywhere in the world. Students can contact any Canadian Education Centre to learn more about personal safety, or attend a safety orientation session at their school upon their arrival in Canada.

A High Tech Country

Canada is a stimulating environment in which to do business and to learn, thanks to the contributions of many bright and talented scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs. The country is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology, food and beverage processing, geomatics; and ocean and environmental industries.

High points in Canada's telecommunications industry include Teleglobe's CANTAT 3 cable, which is the first of its kind in the world, and which supports high-speed and high-capacity delivery of transoceanic, multimedia transmission. The Stentor Alliance of telephone companies invested $8 billion to provide the latest in broadband technology to 80 per cent of Canadian households. Canada was also among the first in the world to recognize the need to connect schools and libraries to the Internet, and its SchoolNet program is being copied around the world. Industry Canada's SchoolNet has successfully made Canada the first nation in the world to connect its schools and libraries to the Information Highway.

A Bilingual Nation

Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75 per cent) of Canada's French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Québec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country.

According to a 2001 census, French is the mother tongue of 81 per cent of Québec's population and is spoken at home by 83 per cent of Québecers.

Internationally, it is estimated that over 1 billion people speak English and over 250 million speak French. As a bilingual nation, Canada offers superior English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) programs for students wishing to learn either or both languages.

Visa Requirement and Process

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 New Delhi and Chandigarh. 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. SPP is currently open to Indian nationals only. Allow atleast two months for your Visa to be processed.

The following list of questions and answers will provide you with the information you need to start applying for a Study Permit.

1. Do I need a study permit to study at a Canadian educational institution?

Canadian colleges, universities, technical institutes and other educational institutions encourage applications from qualified international students. If you are going to study in Canada for more than six (6) months, you need a study permit. Applicants going to study in any field in Canada for six (6) months or less do not require a Study Permit and can be apply for visitor visas. However, this applies only if the full course will be completed in six six months or less. You cannot go to Canada on a visitor visa and study the first six months of a longer course without a study permit and then obtain a permit later.

If you intend to study in the province of Quebec, you also need a Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ) from the Quebec government. You can obtain more information by contacting our counsellor at 0091 522 3010098 or through email at

2. How do I get an application form?

The most updated visa application form is available at our office for collection

3. How much does it cost?

The visa fee is payable in cash(INR only) or by bank draft favoring "Canadian High Commission",or "Receiver General for Canada" (INR or CAD) payable at New Delhi. The current visa fee for Study permit is CAN$ 125 or 5470 INR.

VFS charges an additional processing fee to cover the cost of the services provided by the application centre. Currently VFS is charging Rs. 700 per application.

No refunds are given in the case of refused applications.

4. How do I apply?

The Canadian High Commission uses the services of VFS Visa Application Centres in nine cities across India and in one city in Nepal to ease the application process for temporary visas - visitors, students, and workers as well as travel documents for permanents residents.

In-person applications are accepted at the High Commission, New Delhi, and Consulate General, Chandigarh, from 11 to 12 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Given this time frame, please note that only a limited number of persons can submit applications at this time.

Processing times are identical as for those applications submitted through VFS. If an interview is required, these will be scheduled in advance at a time convenient to applicants so they will no longer stand in line outside the High Commission or Consulate General.

Applications submitted by mail take a minimum of two weeks from the time an application is received by High Commission to process.

Please note that processing times vary from case to case, some cases will take longer than the times indicated above.

Note: VFS is responsible only for accepting applications and providing advice and guidance where necessary. All visa applications will continue to be assessed by visa officers at the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi or at the Canadian Consulate General in Chandigarh.

5. What are the basic requirements for a Study Permit?

All applicants wishing to study in Canada must satisfy an officer that:

  • they will leave Canada by the end of the period authorized for their stay,
  • that they will not contravene the conditions of admission (for example, that they will not work without prior authorization or waiver),
  • that they have sufficient funds for their tuition fees, to maintain themselves and any accompanying family members, and to transport themselves to and from Canada, without working in Canada, and
  • That they do not belong in a category of persons inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Contact our office for more information on basic requirements for Visa application.

6. What kind of funds do I need to show?

You will need to satisfy a visa officer that you have sufficient funds available for your studies, including tuition, living costs and transportation, without working. Please see Question 7 for documents you should submit and Question 10 for the amount of funds required.

It is highly recommended that you arrange the funds that you will be using to support your studies according to the guidelines below.

If you are funding your studies in whole or in part through your savings, your immediate family’s savings or a sponsor’s savings, it is in your interest to:

  • provide verifiable documentary evidence of immediately available funds in a credible financial institution that have been available for your studies for at least 6 months prior to the date of your application;
  • demonstrate that any loan is secured, verifiable and from a credible financial institution;
  • provide your, your parents or your sponsor’s banking records for the 24 months prior to your application;
  • provide documentary proof that explains any large deposits in your, your parents’ or your sponsor’s savings; and
  • Provide documentary proof that you, your family or your sponsor has a stable income that explains the savings or loan available for your studies.

If you do not follow these guidelines, your study permit application may be rejected without interview on that grounds that you have not satisfied an officer that you have sufficient funds.

The officer deciding each case determines whether banking documents are acceptable. Most scheduled Indian banks and international banks operating in India are likely to be considered credible.

Please note that original documents are not accepted; if required , we will advise accordingly.

7. What documents should I provide to obtain a Study Permit?

Documents required to obtain Study Permit in Canada depends on individual case and may vary from case to case. We assist all our students in preparing proper visa application file along with the required documents. Please visit our office for more information on documents required.

8. Do I need to take an IELTS test?

It is strongly recommended that you take an IELTS test if you intend to study in English. You will need to satisfy a visa officer that you will observe the conditions of your admission to Canada and will depart Canada at the end of the period authorized for your stay. A proven and verifiable ability to communicate in the language of your studies will assist the officer in making that determination. EDUCLOUDoffer classroom based IELTS training course in Lucknow. Ranging from 1 week fast track program to upto 8 weeks compressive program meeting all your requirements and delivering best results as ever. We also offer accommodation arrangement for outstation students.

9. When should I apply?

It is very strongly recommended that you apply at least two months before the start of your studies. If you do not, you may miss the registration date specified on your letter of acceptance. A study permit will not be issued to you if you do not have a valid letter of acceptance when a final decision is made on your application. You should apply as early as possible once you receive your acceptance letter.

Please note that medical examinations are usually required for students from India and Nepal. This adds a minimum of two weeks to the processing of your application.

Please note that if you do not submit your application properly, or do not submit the correct documents, the processing time will be longer. Applicants who do not provide the required documents may be refused without an interview.

We strongly recommend all the candidates applying for Canadian Visa to consult our expert visa team and get their Visa application forms and documents checked before applying in order avoid any error in application.

10. How much money will I need during my studies in Canada?

If you will not receive funding from a Canadian educational institution or a governmental organization, you will be required to provide evidence that you or your family can readily afford the cost of an education in Canada on an ongoing basis.

You must demonstrate that you will have enough money during your stay in Canada to pay for tuition fees, books, living expenses for yourself and any accompanying dependents, and return transportation for both yourself and your dependents.

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada guidelines, you will require approximately $10 000 Canadian per year, not including tuition fees, to cover your living expenses. If your dependants are planning to accompany or join you, you will require an additional $4 000 for the first dependant, and $3 000 for each subsequent dependant, in addition to return airfare.

11. Can my spouse and child come with me to Canada, or visit me at a later date?

If you proceed to Canada alone, it is possible that your dependants will not be able to join you there. If you wish your spouse and / or child to accompany you to Canada or to join you at a later date, you must provide proof that you will be able to support them. Please see the response to Question 10 above.

Since funding provided by Canadian institutions or governmental organizations is normally sufficient for one person only, you will likely be required to provide proof of additional funding and/ or savings. Your dependants will also be required to demonstrate to a visa officer that they have sufficient ties to India to ensure their departure from Canada.

12. Can I work while I am in school?

You are allowed to work on campus if you are pursuing full time studies and are in possession of a valid Study Permit. Otherwise, you will need permission from an immigration office to work while studying in Canada

13. If I have a study permit, can I stay permanently in Canada?

Study Permits are issued for the sole, temporary purpose of authorizing your studies in Canada. If you are applying for a study permit primarily in order to get into Canada to obtain permanent residence, to work, or for any other purpose other than studying, it is very likely that your application will be refused.

If you have already arrived in Canada and do not attend an academic institution, removal procedures will be initiated against you.

14. Do I need someone to help me prepare my application?

You may prepare and submit your application yourself, or can avail Visa Counselling Services for Canada offered by EDUCLOUD.

You, as the applicant, are responsible for all information submitted. Please be sure to review all the information on your application form and ensure that all questions are answered truthfully before signing and dating the forms.

If you or someone acting on your behalf directly or indirectly misrepresents facts relating to your application for a visa:

  • your application will be refused;
  • the circumstances of your refusal will be entered into Canada's global immigration database; and
  • you could become inadmissible to Canada for 2 years under section 40(2) of theImmigration and Refugee Protection Act.

15. How can EDUCLOUD help me prepare my application?

Based on our knowledge and experience we take extra measures in preparing a Visa application file for Canada. We make sure that the student fills the correct and update application forms, attach authentic and required documents as appropriate, assist students in arranging the required documents in proper format and maintain complete transparency with students while applying for Study Permit for Canada. If we examine that the candidate is not eligible or does not have enough documents to get student visa we do not proceed with his or her visa application file. Till date we have 100% success rate for Canadian Visa.

16. What all is included in Visa Counselling Package?

Our Visa counselling and pre departure service includes:

  • All Paper Work including form filling
  • Assistance in preparing required documents
  • Presenting the documents in proper format
  • Intensive Visa Interview Preparation:
  • Guiding step by step the entire visa process and requirements
  • Pre-departure briefing and tips on Dos and Don’ts
  • Foreign Exchange and Travel Assistance
  • Overseas Medical Insurance

17. How can I join Visa Counselling Package at EDUCLOUD?

Our Visa counselling fees for Canada is included in our Admission Counselling fees for Canada so if you are already enrolled into our Admission Counselling Program for Canada then you do not need to enrol again for Visa Counselling Package. We also offer separate Students already applied and received offer of admission into a Canadian University or College can join our Visa Counselling Package separately. To join our package you can either visit our office in person and paying the service fees or if you are an out stationed candidate then you can register by depositing the fees into our bank account.

18. I am not from Lucknow can I still join Visa Counselling package at EDUCLOUD?

Yes you can still join our Visa Counselling Package, and we will provide complete assistance remotely through email and phone communication. 40% of our students are from other cities and are successfully studying in various universities around the world through our services offered remotely.

19. I am yet to apply for admission in Canada; can EDUCLOUD help me in admission?

Yes we assist candidates applying to Universities and Colleges in Canada along with visa application and IELTS preparation. Please contact our office for complete details on our process and services.


1. What are the advantages of studying in Canada?

Canada education system put forward a wide range of quality education institutions. Canada has a multicultural society supporting and respecting customs and traditions of different cultures. The wide series of universities provide a varied range of courses. New skills, better job prospects, and high salaries are the promises given to the students by each of Canadian universities. The university education gives a long lasting reward to each student.

2. What are the living expenses in Canada?

Cost of living in Canada is very low compared to other countries like UK, Europe, etc. However, the expense varies according to each province. The rural areas are very cheap whereas the major cities like Toronto and Vancouver can be expensive.

3. Can I work while I am studying?

Canada provides work permit to students which allow them to work off campus. The work permit, however, restricts the working hours to 20 hours a week during academic sessions.

4. Are Scholarships available?

Canada provides a lot of merit based and institution based scholarship programs. Students who excel in their studies are awarded with these scholarships. Academic scholarships and scholarships for overseas or foreign students are the different types of scholarships offered in Canada.

5. What are the housing options available?

The home stay (Paying Guest option) helps the students to have a Canadian living and learning experience. The dormitory provides reasonable accommodation for the students within the campus. Students who prefer to find their own accommodation can get their private accommodations with the help of newspapers or by checking with the campus.


Studying in Canada is very much affordable as compared to other countries like UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Although the tuition varies from institution to institution, however on an average the tuition fees in Canada is roughly around 10000 to 16000 CAN$). See below table for Tuition fees in Canada

University tuition fees for full-time foreign students,General Arts and Sciences Programs in Canada
Province 2006 - 2007
Undergraduate tuition fees
(per academic year)*
2006 - 2007
Graduate tuition fees
(per academic year)**
Newfoundland and Labrador $8,780 $1,896 - $3,549
Prince Edward Island $8,970 $4,854 - $7,281
Nova Scotia $8,233 - $14,349 $5,735 - $19,467
New Brunswick $7,843 - $12,810 $7,260 - $9,384
Quebec $10,068 - $12,930 $9,078 - $20,000
Ontario $6,900 - $16,800 $5,650 - $26,764
Manitoba $5,573 - $8,283 $4,170 - $7,937
Saskatchewan $8,489 - $11,482 $2,000 - $7,078
Alberta $8,000 - $15,767 $5,500 - $21,546
British Columbia $9,248 - $17,667 $2,600 - $33,667

The living cost for one year in Canada is approximately 10,000 CAN$. Here are some typical costs for living in Canada:

  • Bus Fare One Way (local) $2.00 - $3.00
  • Average Restaurant Meal $10.00 - $25.00 per person
  • Movie $8.50 - $12.00
  • Letter within Canada $0.52
  • International Postage (letter) $1.55

Actual expenses may vary depending on the region of the country you live in, the tuition fees at the university you attend and your field of specialisation. Consult EDUCLOUD to assist with your financial planning

Universities List

List of Colleges in Canada


List of Universities in Canada where EDUCLOUD Can assist in application process.

List of University Colleges in Canada where EDUCLOUD Can assist in application process.