Canada is one of the best places to pursue your higher studies and the country attracts thousands of students each year from abroad. … International students can gain quality education at a very low fee compared to other countries across the globe. Besides Canadian universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2019. Canadian universities also maintain an excellent reputation with employers.
These factors make Canada an attractive country to settle in.
But many a times, if you don’t get the right picture about the rules and regulations you may have a tough time in your Canadian life. So it’s important to have a clear picture in your mind before you Sail away to Canada
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How to get admission to a Canadian university?
These vary between study programs and levels. For each course, Indian students will need to meet a minimum English language requirement. Along with that a minimum academic record of 65% and above for the humanities stream in class XII, and 70 – 80% and above for the Science/Commerce stream in class XII will also be required. Foundations and Diploma programs are available for students who have secured below 60%. The student should have completed 18 years of age before joining a degree program.
(Please note that these numbers are just for reference purpose, the actual numbers may differ from university to university)
EXPRESS ENTRY - The easiest way to study in Canada...
Express Entry (EE) is an online immigration application system. It allows people to submit a profile and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Candidates with the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.
Get a student visa in 5 simple steps...
Here is a list of key steps that eligible candidates must take while going through the process of migration from India.
1. Check your eligibility
If you are planning to move to Canada through the express entry system which is the fastest and most popular way of obtaining a permanent residency visa in Canada from India,(The immigration system processes skilled worker applications in as soon as 6 months) then you should check your eligibility first.
How many points do you need to immigrate to Canada?
To qualify for Canada Immigration, you must be able to secure a score of 67 points. Under the Express Entry Program, you will be able to access your profile for Canada Immigration. Your Express Entry Points will determine your ranking within the pool.
To be selected under the FSW program, applicants who possess sufficient work experience and language proficiency must accumulate a minimum of 67 points on the skilled worker selection grid, which allocates points for education, language, employment experience, age, arranged Canadian employment, and adaptability.
But how will you check your eligibility points?
It’s very simple You can check your eligibility on the Canada immigration eligibility points calculator.
2. Submit your ILTES certification and get the educational credential assessment done.
The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English,
You need to score at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 to be eligible for Express Entry under the Federal Skilled Worker program, which is at least 6.0 on each language ability on the IELTS.
Obtaining a credential assessment is mandatory for anyone who wants to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. The assessment is NOT mandatory if:
The applicant is applying under the Federal Skilled Trade Program
The applicant is applying under the Canadian Experience Class
While a credential assessment is not mandatory for all Express Entry programs, a successful assessment can greatly increase an applicant’s chances of success regardless of the Express Entry program under which he or she applies. It is thus recommended that all applicants under all Express Entry programs obtain a credential assessment.
3. Build your Express Entry profile
If the online tool determines that you are eligible to apply for Express Entry immigration, you will be able to begin building your Express Entry profile. Applicants must provide the following information in their Express Entry Profiles.
- Contact Information
- A detailed account of their educational history
- A detailed account of their work experience
- Language proficiency
- Chances of adaptability to life in Canada
- Family composition
- Information on a spouse or common-law partner
- List of dependants that will be included in the application
- Passport or travel document
- The title and code of the occupation that best describes their work experience as stated in the National Occupation Classification Database. To search the database, click here.
- Language test results.
- Foreign Educational Credential assessment result, if necessary.
- A copy of a written job offer from a Canadian employer (if the applicant has been offered a job).
- Proof of provincial nomination for permanent residence (if the candidate has received a provincial nomination).
- Personal reference code from the online eligibility verification tool (see step 4 above). All applicants will receive a reference code upon the successful use of the online tool.
4. Submit Your Profile
Once your profile has been completed and all necessary information has been provided, the profile should be submitted. Once the profile is submitted, you will receive:
- An Express Entry profile number, and
- A job seeker validation code
Applicants will need these numbers if they have received nominations for permanent residence from a provincial or territorial government.
If your profile fulfills the Express Entry requirements as well as the criteria for one of the three Express Entry Immigration programs (Skilled Worker, Skilled Trade, or Canada Experience Class), you will be placed into the Express Entry candidate pool.
5. Get your visa ready
You will generally need the following for your CANADA Student Visa application:
- Valid Passport
- Attested copies of 10th, 12th, and Degree certificates
- Academic references – 2
- Employer references – 2
- SOP (Statement of Purpose)
- Certificates of extracurricular achievements
- An acceptance letter from your education institution
- Proof of payment
- Proof of financial funds
- Passport size photographs
- Study Permit and visa
- English Proficiency
Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any, prior to your application.