35 questions and answers about studying and working in Canada
Canada is one of the largest countries in terms of geographical area and one of the best countries in terms of quality of life and high level of capital income.
Canada is a rich country with landscapes, with a cold climate but not throughout the year.
Canada has been ranked at the top in the United Nations as the best place in 2020 to live in, and it also has the advantage of free health care that applies to international students as well, and is classified as one of the safest countries where the crime rate is diminished compared to America and any other country.
In the 19th century, about 15 million people immigrated to Canada and formed it as a big country.
Because Canada is considered an attractive country for immigrants with scientific and practical skills. That’s why, it includes different nationalities from the best skilled citizens of their countries from all around the world, who immigrated there to start a new successful life.
Study’ privileges in Canada
Canada has the lowest university’ fees compared to the United States and England, it has programs of study that suit everyone. As, study costs are low in relation to the benefits that a student gets during and after study.
It is also distinguished by the high quality of educational institutions, the flexibility to work during the study, and after the end of the study.
Canada attracts about 300,000 international students annually, and according to statistics, 93% of students are satisfied with their study experience out there.
17 Canadian universities have been ranked among the top 500 global universities.
When a student plans to go to study in Canada, he tries to take into consideration the opportunities that he may earn through that Canadian experience, instead of returning to his country, he can find some work. Fortunately, Canada is trying to benefit from those who studied in their universities and colleges, so it gives the international student nearly one or two years grace after receiving the certificate. For graduation, 95% of college and college graduates find the right job for them within 3 months.
Below we will review the most common questions asked by students and parents:
1- What are the average prices for majors in Canadian colleges?
List of tuition fees for the last academic year 2019-2020:
2- What is the average cost of living in Canada?
Table of living expenses for the academic year:
3- What are the requirements for colleges to accept a student?
The student must have completed the secondary stage, which is a condition for admission to one of the Canadian colleges, and the student evaluated based on his grades throughout the period of his studies and his level in the English language, and to complete the study, a four-year bachelor's degree is required for admission to graduate programs, regular diplomas are sufficient for admission with postgraduate programs as well, some institutions are interested in work experience rather than required degrees.
4- What are the English language requirements?
The English language is the primary language of instruction in all institutions in Canada and the student needs to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Canadian institutions accept two types of tests which are IELTS and TOEFL, the student needs the IELTS 6.5 score, the TOEFL test 70-90 for admission, some colleges offer programs to complete the English language as a basic course, you do not need an English language test certificate.
5- Is it possible to study in French?
It is possible to study in French as a basic language in some programs, but the student needs to provide proof of mastery of the French language, which is a certificate of the French Language Assessment Test (TEF) and the French Engineering Test (TCF).
6- What are the application dates for colleges and institutes?
Admission takes place in September, January and May. September is the beginning of the school year. For private colleges and vocational schools, new courses start every two months. Appointments vary according to the program.
7- How long is the application and admission requests processed for the student?
Studygram recommends applying at the earliest time so that the student can obtain a study and insurance permit and finish all papers. It often takes about 60 days to process the application and obtain a LOA letter, after which he applies for a study permit.
8- Can a study permit application be rejected?
If the study permit is rejected, an email will be sent with the reasons for the visa being rejected so that these problems can be solved, and among the most famous reasons for refusal are: first, insufficient papers proving that the student has enough cash cover to support him in Canada throughout the study period.Then, failure to convince the application official that The student's main purpose is to study or the student will leave the country after the end of the study period.
9- Can the travel permit be refused upon arrival at the airport in Canada?
Upon the arrival of the student to Canada airport, the immigration officer will pass to the airport and the student will be asked about the reason for his visit and ask for the documents that he submitted to request the travel permit, and the travel permit will be issued if he is satisfied with the reason for the visit, and it is advised to bring all the papers and documents such as the offer letter and proof of payment of the tuition fees in the handbag so that he can hand it over to the immigration officer easily.
10- Can a family member be brought in as a student escort?
The spouse and accompanying minor children are welcome to accompany the student to work and study. The student can submit a visa application to them in addition to the basic student visa. The child does not need a study permit to enroll in any Canadian school.
11- What are Canadian scholarships?
Scholarships is an exemption from tuition fees or part of it, which is for outstanding students, a student can request a scholarship for his progress to the college, it is recommended to search for grants early before the university admission process because scholarships have a specific time and end in them, and the Canadian government provides a number of grants Tuition for international students.
12- Is it possible to work while studying?
Among the advantages of studying in Canada is that students in the post-secondary stage can work for up to 20 hours per week during the semester and 30 hours during half-year and late-year vacations, and they don't need a work permit whether they work on or off campus.
Canada is one of the countries that have immigration support policies especially for those with degrees and young age. When a student finishes studying in Canada for a period of two years, the period of their stay ends and they should return to their country, but there are special programs to help international students get Canadian work experience after graduation and if they like this, they will be able to have permanent residence and eventually obtain permanent citizenship. Students who have studied two-year programs are allowed to work after graduating for three years.
13- Does the student need a work permit?
As for foreign students, when they enter the country and obtain a study permit, become M} Hellen to work in Canada unless there are restrictions on the study permit.
14- How many hours can a student work per week?
A registered full-time student can work for 20 hours per week, and in seasonal vacations as a year-end vacation, you can work for 30 hours per week.
15- What is the average hourly wage for a student in Canada?
Hourly wages vary from state to state and from one job to another, depending on the experience available to the student.
But the lowest hourly wages in Canada are from 10-15 Canadian dollars.
16- Is it possible to rely on the job for daily life expenses?
The number of working hours is few, but it helps the student to bring his basic needs and enhance his knowledge of the practical life and nature of society in Canada and helps him in strengthening the language of the people of the country.
17- How can I work in Canada after graduation?
Canada allows foreign students upon graduation to work legally in Canada, and the experience gained from working in Canada helps students to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
It is easy after graduation directly by writing to companies, sending companies CVs and preparing for personal interviews.
18- Is it possible to go to Canada without an IELTS or TOEFL exam?
You can study in Canada by applying to a language course, and it is a short term program.
19- Is it possible to work while studying the language?
Language courses are for a short period and most of the language institutes are private institutes and not governmental, therefore it is not possible to work while studying the language only.
20- What is the cheapest way to study in Canada?
The cheapest way to study in Canada is to search for a two-year program at a Canadian college.
Colleges in Canada are distinguished by the quality of education and the abundance of study programs in them. They're also distinguished by the fact that the price of the academic year is about half the price of the university, as some programs reach 10,000-13,000 Canadian dollars annually, and the programs are two years long and you have the choice to study at the university after those another two years or in particular to search for experience about work. This method is one of the best directions for students interested in Canada to save time and money.
The colleges are a great opportunity for the student to experience a passion for the academic subject he has chosen instead of getting involved in a 4-year university.
College housing saves you huge expenses and reduces the total cost of the school year.
The small number of students, as in the specialty in the university, the number of students is about 150-200 students, while the college is about 25-35 students.
The flexibility of study dates: There are night dates and flexible dates for students in order to be able to continue their working life besides studying.
21- Is the weather bad in Canada?
The weather in summer is wonderful and in winter is frigid, , but with the appropriate clothes and the use of forecasting applications, you can prepare for the weather easily by using the appropriate clothes.
22- How can I choose a school, university, or college in Canada?
You must be admitted to a university or college to obtain a study permit, so the study program must be chosen according to your capabilities. There are dozens of offers from colleges and universities
We can help you choose the best program by talking to a university consultant for free by registering here
23- What are the procedures for obtaining a study permit to travel to Canada?
You must obtain a travel permit from outside Canada. You must include in your application your acceptance letter (proof of identity, proof of the ability to pay all tuition and residence expenses in Canada)
24- Can the spouse of student work in Canada?
If the student is registered in his permit that he is a full-time student in a post-secondary educational institution then your partner can obtain a work permit in Canada and can work in any job and the permit is related to the same length of the student’s permit.
25- How long does it take to obtain a study permit?
If you intend to study for a period longer than 6 months in Canada, you must obtain a study permit and it takes 28 days or more until it is issued.
26- Is it permissible to re-apply for a study permit in the event of refusal?
You must re-submit the application with an attempt to solve problems related to the first application being rejected and notified of the rejection.
27- What kind of work is on campus for students in Canada?
University administrative offices can employ students as interns, assistants or receptionists, shops and restaurants, campus libraries, university libraries, cafes.
28-What is the average income that can be obtained from work while studying?
The average wage varies according to the city in which the student lives, but it can be said that, according to statistics, 600-800 Canadian dollars can be saved per month from the job.
29- Is it possible to drive with a driving license for my country in Canada?
Yes, the international driver's license is valid in Canada for one year in most countries and can be renewed.
30- What are the average used car prices appropriate for a student?
The car is essential in Canada. If you will live outside the campus, you will need a car, or you can partner with someone to connect you. There are many excellent cars on the Canadian market, and their prices’ range from 8000-10000 dollars.
31- What kind of work is available to students during the study phase?
There are many traditional and traditional works that flow among students in Canada, the most famous of which are: waiter or waitress, dog walking, salesperson,
Nanny, clowns or players on a cruise ship.
32- How long does a Master’s degree take in Canada?
Studying a master’s degree in a specialized subject usually takes one to two years.
33- What are the required documents to apply for a study permit in Canada?
A valid passport, travel document, application letter, to whom I send to you from the visa office, a copy of the acceptance letter from your educational institution to which the student belongs and the permit number.
34- Is it possible to study in English in the province of Quebec?
The primary language in Quebec is French, but some universities and institutes study in English.
35- Are there additional requirements for 18-year-old students?
Yes, a guardianship permit must be added to the application documentation.