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Most Frequently Asked Questions For Study In Canada

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    Canada is known to provide one of the best educations in the world. Canadian institutions are known for their high world rankings and excellent teachers. Here are some of the frequently asked questions by students wishing to go to Canada:Why should I go to Canada for my higher education?Studying in Canada has many advantages. Apart from the world class universities, another major advantage for students is the cost of education in Canada. As compared to other countries like US and Australia, the cost of education in Canada is low. So you get a world recognised degree, from a world ranked university and that to at a comparatively low cost.

    Canada also has a very diverse culture and has two official languages: English and French. You not only get to mix with other hundreds of international students but also learn a new foreign language.Which are the world ranking universities in Canada?Following are the top 10 world ranked colleges in Canada: (as per QS World University Rankings 2015/16)
    • McGill University
    • University of Toronto
    • University of British Columbia
    • University of Alberta
    • Université de Montréal
    • McMaster University
    • University of Waterloo
    • he University of Western Ontario
    • University of Calgary
    • Queen’s University at Kingston
    What are the important entrance exams that you need to take for study in Canada?Canadian universities also have similar admission criteria as other international universities in the world. You’ll need to take GMAT in case you wish to pursue Management courses and you’ll need to take GRE for courses related to engineering and sciences.

    IELTS and TOEFL tests are mandatory for application to any Canadian university. We would suggest that you take the IELTS instead of TOEFL because it is also the only recognised English proficiency test by the Canadian government for immigration. So in case you wish to stay back in Canada, you’ll need IELTS scores.How many intakes do Canadian universities have?Many of you might not know, but some Canadian universities have four intakes in a year! Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Generally, India students prefer to go to Canada in Fall, i.e. in September and Winter, i.e. in January. If you are planning to study in Canada, you should start preparing for you application one year in advance.What are the application deadlines for Canadian Universities?The universities in Canada have different application deadlines for different courses.

    Generally, the deadlines are as follows:
    • 1st April for May intake
    • 1st August for September intake
    • 1st December for January intake
    When should I apply for student permit for studying in Canada?Once you receive the acceptance letter from the Canadian university, it is advisable to immediately apply for your study permit. Three months prior to the program start date is the best choice because you get some buffer time in case your visa is rejected or delayed due to some unforeseen reason.

    As a Canadian(that is fluent in French), I can tell you, that we have French areas in most larger cities, but French is just mainly used in Quebec and New Brunswick.
    Have fun here!

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