Study in Canada

Beautiful place, isn't it? Does Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal come to your mind. Yes we know about it and so do you. Let's look at some real reasons to study in Canada.Canada houses 1,80,000 International students in any given year. Increasingly, Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world.

Quality Education

Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). A Degree/Diploma from a Canadian Institute is recognized world wide. International students who graduate from Canadian Institutions enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education & competitive entry requirements.


Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada's inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.

Permanent Residency and Canadian Immigration

International students can apply for their Permanent Residency which takes up to 15 to 18 months from within Canada. However they need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria of 67 Points.

Ranked as the Number one Country

For the past 9 consecutive years, a United Nations survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live. The survey conducted every year, evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earns particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy and low crime rates.

A safe place to study

Every step is taken to ensure the safety of students on Canada's campuses. Most universities / colleges have their own campus security 24 hours a day. There are also " Walk Safe" programmes to assist people in getting to public transportation during late hours. Every step is taken to ensure the safety of students on Canada's campuses. Most universities / colleges have their own campus security 24 hours a day. There are also " Walk Safe" programmes to assist people in getting to public transportation during late hours.

A bilingual nation

Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75%) of Canada's French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Quebec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country. English is the main language of communication in all provinces other than Quebec.

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.

Immigration to Canada

Canadian Immigration is one of the simplest immigration systems in comparison to other countries. It allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada, and confers upon that person a Permanent Resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and may be revoked if the holder does not meet Canadian Residency obligations, or is found guilty of serious criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian Permanent Resident may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years Job scenario for Skilled Immigrants in Canada has been good. And you better study hard!

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How To Apply

Admission Process - Canada

For admission and enquiries relating to the Canada Education and visa processing, please visit our office and meet one of our counsellor. Please Click Here for our contact details

Studying in the Canada can involve the following

Step 1: Test
Step 2: University Selection
Step 3: Editing Essays and Personal Statement
Step 4: Scholarship Application
Step 5: Sending Applications
Step 6: Liaising with Universities and Securing Admission
Step 7: Final Decision

Think about which courses you are interested in, and if they will lead into your chosen career. Carefully research courses, institutions and their locations. Consider the areas of specialisation offered through different courses, and which specialisations will best suit your intended career path. Once you have decided on the best course, you need to find out which education providers offer it, and which provider best suits your requirements. You might like to consider the size of the campus, the available facilities and the support services available to international students.

Step 1: Test

Appearing for your tests like GMAT / GRE / SAT / TOEFL / IELTS. You must know which test is applicable for you and should appear for it timely

How We Help

  • We conduct coaching for you (Quick Info.: Test training can take 2 to 3 months; prepare for Test accordingly)
  • We assist in registering you for the test dates
  • We provide mock tests (if required)
  • To know which test to appear for, please visit to our office and meet the counsellor.

Step 2: University Selection

Selection of right course at the right Universities is the key since Canada has over 4000 Institutions and every application costs money (like a. application fees which can be between Can$ 65 to Can$ 125 in most cases, b. courier charges (of sending your application documents to each University)

How We Help

  • We identify the correct mix (course + universities) and thus your scores go to the correct Canadian Institutions (you save money)
  • We match your profile with the entry requirements of the Universities in the Canada, getting you closer to securing admissions invariably. We check scholarship opportunities for you in the Canadian institutes and you know that's helpful. Other factors that you list are also considered like location (like you may wish to go only to the Ontario or only in Manitoba or British Columbia or you have a relative living in Quebec), your budget, scholarship availability, academic scores in Pakistan, perceived test score (like IELTS,GMAT, TOEFL, etc.), your work experience (if any), rankings and much more. We counsel you for programs at all study levels (Diplomas,Advance Diplomas, Bachelors, MBA, MS, PhD, Co-operative work Courses)

All in all, for the same process that you are going to perhaps do, we save as much money as possible for you while simultaneously ensuring that you apply to right Institutions

Our selection of Universities for you also include some of the dream study options in the Canada generally in the Top Ranked Universities or Institute of Technology

Step 3: Editing Essays and Personal Statement

US Schools often will have topical essays as a requirement especially for undergraduate studies and MBA. Many MS (Masters) courses in the Canada also have this as a requirement. If not, at least a Personal Statement (popularly known as SOP) is compulsory. To add, remember scholarship essays are very important too and can get you better value for your studies

How We Help

  • We help you with editing each essay and / or personal statement.
  • Our services also extend to assisting you with scholarship essays.
  • We provide samples of recommendation letters that your referees may wish to review before giving you a reference letter. We provide correct samples of essays, personal statement so that your work becomes easier.
  • And mind you, if we feel that your work on essay or SOP has not been great, we will ask you to even scrap it and make a new one with our help (if needed).

Step 4: Scholarship Application

Canada has been generous in providing scholarships to deserving students. Rather, should we say that most students who apply to the right Canada Colleges and Universities will secure some kind of scholarship, or bursaries, or even financial aid. Ensure that you are aware of any scholarship and funding announcements.

How We Help

  • Our information resource keeps in touch with scholarship news and opportunities for students. We enjoy informing you!
  • We help you with making out scholarship application (if required by the Canada Institute) and/or editing essay that the Canadian University would have asked for. There is always a word limit within with such essays must be written. These essays have to crisp, to the point and most importantly, should be submitted timely. We are these to assist.

Step 5: Sending Applications

Making out online or paper applications and sending the correct documents is the key if the University should have any intention of giving you admissions. Remember,Canadian Universities have deadlines and documentation must reach the admissions office timely.

How We Help

  • We make you do the online applications with us or help you filling out application forms at our office (in most cases).
  • We check your documents and then recheck it before they are dispatched.
  • We track your applications if they have been received at the Universities.

Step 6: Liaising with Universities and Securing Admission

You must track the progress of your applications. Many Universities email you about some requirements and the chances are you would not check your emails. Stay alert!

How We Help

  • We liaise with the Universities on the receipt of applications and follow up on your admission decisions.
  • However good someone is, some Universities always have additional requirements and/or require you sending another recommendation letter, etc. We are always there to track and assist you in speeding up the process of studying overseas.
  • Many a times we have even assisted Universities in making decision on students application because we feel you stood a very good chance of admissions (if at all they have overlooked some information, as we think) or you deserve some scholarships.

Step 7: Final Decision

Once you have collected your admission offer letter from the Universities you have applied to, its time to make the final decision. Sometimes these decisions have to be taken even when you are awaiting a reply from some Institution. You must make this timely.

How We Help

  • During the process, we obviously keep interacting with you and we are aware of the number of admission offers you have. We sit with you to finalize your University.
  • We keep a track of when its best to take this decision because there are so many things still pending for instance your visa process,Paying tution fees, booking accommodation, flights and more.
  • Our information resource is apt to assist you making the correct choice.

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Types of Education

Canadian Education System

Education in Canada is under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories (States) and as such, there is no Federal(Central) education system in Canada. In keeping with the national commitment to education, public education in Canada is free up to and including secondary school (12th Std), in all the provinces. At the post-secondary level, institutions are divided into community colleges and universities. A significant number of university graduates attend college upon completion of their degree in order to acquire vocational skills for employment.

What Can I Study?

You can choose from thousands of courses in science and technology, computing and business, art and design, social sciences, the humanities and many others. The broad range and flexible approach of the USA education system means that you're free to choose exactly what you want to study.

Advance Diploma:
Bachelors Degree:
Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate:
Masters Degree:
Co-operative Work Term:


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.

Advance Diploma:

Advanced Diploma is a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelors Degree.

Bachelors Degree:

Bachelors Degrees are awarded by Universities/ University Colleges/ Community Colleges after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies.

Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate:

Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificates lead to a Masters 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 Bachelors Degree of 3 or 4 years duration.

Masters Degree:

Masters Degree is an option for Bachelors Degree. Graduates 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 1year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada.


Doctorate or PhD is a degree ranking above the Masters 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.

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Entry Requirements

To be accepted to study on a student visa in Canada you will need to demonstrate a sufficient level of English language proficiency, and meet minimum academic requirements.

English language skills

English language skills are a requirement for receiving an Canadian student visa. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge (CAE) and Pearson (PTE) test results are accepted by the Canadian Department of Immigration for visa purposes.

Institutions set their own English language requirements for course entry, and the English proficiency score needed for your course may be different to the score needed to secure your visa. You should check entry requirements with your institution.

Below are the test score equivalencies:

English Language Tests for Student Visas

Test Test Score Band
IELTS 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
TOEFL 31 32 35 46 60 79 94 102 110 115 118
Pearson 29 30 36 42 50 58 65 73 79 83 86
Cambridge 32 36 41 47 52 58 67 74 80 87 93

More information regarding student visa English language requirements Please visit our office and meet our counsellor.

Academic requirements

Academic requirements

Undergraduate – To gain entry into an Canadian undergraduate course you will need to have an Higher Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12), or the overseas equivalent. Some undergraduate courses may also have specific pre-requisite subjects.

Postgraduate – As well as the satisfactory completion of at least one degree at undergraduate level, your institution may take research ability or relevant work experience into consideration.

Vocational education and training – Generally there are no other entrance exams for VET institutions. However some courses may have specific pre-requisite subjects or work experience requirements.

Schools – Entry requirements can vary between schools in Canada, depending on the state or territory you will be studying in. Academic performance and ability is considered during the selection process.

What if you do not meet the entry requirements?

If your English language proficiency score is not high enough, you can enrol in an English language course to prepare you for further study. All Canadian universities have English language centres on campus, or have links with English language colleges.

If you don’t meet academic requirements, there are a few options to prepare you for further study. Depending on your previous studies and the final qualification you want to study, you can enrol in secondary school or Foundation Studies.

We Campus Connections Consultants Pvt Limited. can help you to check entry requirements for courses before you apply.

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Study Cost

Before going to Canada, you are looking at spending the following amount of amount of money in the process:

  • Application Fees: $65 to $150 per University
  • Courier Charges: Rs 2200 to Rs 2500 per University (Canadian Universities need hard copies of your authenticated
    documents like transcripts, recommendation letters, etc.)
  • Score Reporting: Test scores like GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS have to be reported by the testing agencies (like British Council),
    which may cost up to $ 15 per University (an average cost for reporting scores of all tests you may have taken)
  • Note: Add the counselor's fee who assists you through the process of applying for admission and visa. To remind you, we enjoy saving your money!

Tuition fees

In the Canada, tuition fee largely depends on whether you plan to study at a Public or Private Institution.

Your institution will provide you with information on how and when to pay your tuition fees.

Estimated tuition fee (per year):

Province Undergraduate Studies in Canada Graduate Studies in Canada (PG)
Newfoundland $7,260 $1,896 - 3,549
Prince Edward Island $7,510 $6,100
Nova Scotia $8,520 - 12,480 $4,329 - 15,000
New Brunswick $7,063 - 10,720 $5,610 - 8,465
Quebec $9,168 - 10,518 $8,268 - 20,000
Ontario $6,900 - 16,204 $5,432 - 29,000
Manitoba $4,940 - 6,900 $3,795 - 9,685
Saskatchewan $7,779 - 10,890 $5,313
Alberta $6,293 - 11,078 $5,298 - $19,200
British Columbia $4,462 - 15,870 $2,272 - $17,499

MBA in Canada: Cost of studying a Canadian MBA

The tuition fee ranges from CDN $ 10,000 per year to $ 25,000 per year. In some Canadian Universities, it may go up to CDN $ 35,000 for the entire program. MBA programs in Canada are generally of 2 years

Living Expenses

Estimated Living Cost:

Type Expenses
School-Provided Homestays $ 400 - $800 per month
School-Provided Residence/Dormitory $3000 - $7500 per year
Off Campus Housing $250 - $ 750 per month

Simply, the average cost of living per months including everything should be between $600 to $800

The following break up may also be very useful:

Typical Cost (for reference)
Bus Fare One Way (local) $2.00 - $3.00
Average Restaurant Meal $10.00 - 25.00 per person
Movie $8.50 - $13.00
Letter within Canada $0.52
International Postage (letter) $1.55
One month's lodging, one-bedroom apartment: $400 app.
Local telephone call: $0.25 Approx
Modest restaurant meal: lunch $7/dinner $14 Approx
Books & Supplies $ 1000 per year
Groceries $150 - $200 per month
Utilities & Sundry - $300 per month

Note: The cost of living is high in bigger cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal Add $250 to $400 for buying warm clothing since winters in Canada are cold and you may have to buy some additional clothing

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Student Visas

Student visa requirements

You need the following documents to apply for a study permit

1: Proof of acceptance
2: Proof of identity
3: Proof of financial support

In addition to these documents, you may have to provide other information when you apply for a study permit For assistance in your application for a student visa, contact our office and one of our couselor.

1. Proof of acceptance

If you plan to attend any school (primary or secondary), college, university or other educational institution in Canada, the school must complete and send you a letter of acceptance. You must include the original letter with your study permit application. For admission in one of the canadian institute you can visit our office for guidance.

2. Proof of identity

You must provide:

  • A valid passport or travel document for you and each accompanying family member. The passport or travel document must allow you
    to return to the country that issued it
  • Two recent passport-size photos of you and each accompanying family member. The name and date of birth of the person should be
    written on the back of each photo.

3:Proof of financial support

You must prove that you can support yourself and the family members who accompany you while you are in Canada. You can prove that you have sufficient funds to support yourself in Canada by showing some of the following:

  • proof of a Canadian bank account in your name if money has been transferred to Canada;
  • proof of a student/education loan from a financial institution;
  • your bank statements for the past four months;
  • proof of payment of tuition and accommodation fees;
  • a letter from the person or institution providing you with money; and
  • proof of funding paid from within Canada if you have a scholarship or are in a Canadian-funded educational program.

The following table shows the minimum amounts that you will need.

Number of persons All provinces except Quebec Quebec
Single student Tuition plus $10,000 for a 12-month period (or $833 per month) Tuition plus $11,000 for a 12-month period (or $917 per month)
+ one family member $4,000 for a 12-month period (or $333 per month) $5,100 more for a person 18 years of age or older for a 12-month period (or $425 per month)
+ each additional family member $3,000 for a 12-month period per dependent child of any age (or $255 per month) $5,125 more for a person 18 years of age or older for a 12-month period (or $427 per month)

If there are foreign-exchange control measures in your country, you must provide proof that the exchange control authorities will allow you to export funds for all of your expenses.

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The Scholarships in Canada & the financial aid-fee waivers that are awarded to International Students are merit / need based. A candidate with strong academics, good performance on standardized exams & extra curricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards or any financial assistance. To benefit from these opportunities, one has to make sure to send all the required documents by particular deadlines. In addition to this, the presentation of the application package is also important because one is judged by the image one projects. There are various types of Scholarships.

Scholarships to the deserving

Scholarships & Financial aid fee waivers are awarded to international students on the basis of academic merit and the need of it.All awards will be at the discretion of the Scholarship Commitee of that institution. Candidate with strong academics, good performance on standardized exams & extra curricular achievementswould be elgible for scholarship awards & financial assistance.

In addition to this the university considers all aspects of the application so the presentation of the application package is also important because one is judged by the image one projects.

Some Universities offer special Scholarship/Fee Waiver/Aid to Campus Connections students. Ask your counsellor for the current list in various countries.

Fellowship/ Scholarship

This is usually offered on the student's ability, competence & performance

Graduate Assistantship

Generally it may involve a teaching or research assistantship. Student who receive aid, do so in the form of assistantship i.e. cash stipend or a tuition fee waiver or reduced tuition fee.

Sports Scholarship

Though seldom offered to international students, athletic or sports scholarships are available in a wide range to outstanding and talented athletes.

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Temporary or permanent accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is one of the biggest challenges facing a new international student, and finding a place in your price range can be even harder.

It is a good idea to arrange some form of temporary accommodation before you come to Canada. This will allow you time to get to know the place where you will be living and look for a more permanent place to stay.

Arranging temporary accommodation before arrival


A wide range of hotels is available for temporary stays upon arrival in Canada. A Canadian hotel is defined as having inside access, private rooms, and daily cleaning service. It is always best to make reservations in advance

Hotel services, price and quality vary. Rooms in larger cities will generally be more expensive. In general, however, you will find hotels in Canada to be clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Most hotels accept major credit cards, and reservations can be made either directly or by a travel agent in your home country.

Hotel services, price and quality vary. Rooms in larger cities will generally be more expensive. In general, however, you will find hotels in Canada to be clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Most hotels accept major credit cards, and reservations can be made either directly or by a travel agent in your home country.


Another temporary accommodation option is the bed-and-breakfast. Rooms are located in private homes or locally-run establishments, and the cost includes your own room and a generous breakfast. Many rooms do not have private toilets and baths. Bed-and-breakfast accommodation comes in a variety of forms - it can be in a heritage home, modern townhouse, rural farmhouse, or seaside home. Most establishments are registered with a professional association, and are a great way to meet local people.

Average cost of a room in a bed-and-breakfast: $35 to $105 CDN per night.

Youth Hostels/YWCA/YMCA

Hostelling is a temporary and inexpensive way to stay in major cities. Accommodation is basic but economical, and primary facilities (toilets, baths and kitchens) are shared. Rates are calculated daily, and costs are less than other accommodation choices. A Canadian hostel must be inspected and approved by the Canadian Hostelling Association.

Average cost of a room in a hostel: $10 - $20 CDN per night.

Arranging permanent accommodation

School Provided Accommodation


Many Canadian families welcome international students. This may be an effective way for you to improve your English or French, learn about daily life in Canada, and meet new, friendly people. Homestays also offer a more stable and secure environment for younger people coming to study in Canada. Typically, a homestay consists of a Canadian family hosting a student in their home while the student attends classes in Canada. Meals aNd a private, furnished room are provided in the home, and the host family welcomes and encourages participation in family and community activities. Homestays are arranged by the school and students are matched with families who share similar interests. Amenities and location vary from home to home, but preferences can and should be indicated to the school so that a suitable match may be found. Many schools can arrange for a school representative or homestay family to meet you at the airport when you arrive

Average cost of homestay accommodation: $400 - $800 CDN per month.


Many schools have accommodation conveniently located on or near their campus. Rooms can vary in size and in quality, and many dormitories have shared kitchens, toilets, showers and laundry facilities. There is usually an option of having either a shared or private room, and dormitories are usually separated by gender. In some cases, there are cafeterias and meal plans that can be included in the cost of the room. Most dormitories come furnished, and are an ideal way to become involved in campus activities and meet other students.

Average cost of residence/dormitory rooms: $3,000 - $7,500 CDN per school year.

Off-Campus Housing

Renting is an option open to students, but price, quality and availability vary greatly. Rents are often quite high in the major cities, and places are not always available. Many students share accommodation to keep costs down and usually find places to meet their needs and preferences. Many schools offer an off-campus housing service, which can provide affordable listings that are near the campus. At this service centre, those seeking shared accommodations can also find roommates. Once on campus, you will often find a variety of postings throughout the campus advertising nearby housing, but it is always best to make arrangements before coming to Canada.

There are different types of places you can rent as an international student. A house is usually too expensive for one student to rent, but many students share or rent suites (a self-contained unit with a kitchen, toilet, bath and bedroom) within a larger home. Apartments are another option, where one has a kitchen, toilet, bath, and one or two bedrooms. Most rental apartments do not include furniture or meals. Some, however, include the cost of heat and/or electricity in the rent.

Average cost of shared accommodations in Canada: $250 - $700 CDN monthly.

Average cost of a suite or apartment: $400 - $1,500 CDN monthly.

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