For those looking to study in one of the world’s most developed nations, applying to study in Canada can be an attractive choice. A dynamic country, with safe and cultural environment make Canada as an ideal destination for International students. As one of the world’s most multicultural countries, Canada also offers a welcoming and diverse array of cultural and social experiences for the students.
Canada is the second-largest country in the world after Russia. It occupies the northern half of the North American continent, sharing a land border with the United States to the south. Its population is approximately 34.5 million, majority are European descent of the early French and British colonist.
Ottawa in Ontario Province is the nation’s capital of Canada. Canada has ten provinces and three territories extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean.
The Provinces are:
The three federal territories are:
Basically, Canada is divided into six main time zones, they are:
Daylight saving time is used all provinces, excluding Saskatchewan. It starts on the second Sunday of March until the end on the first Sunday in November.
Canada is one of the world’s top education country. Admission to the top institution in Canada is very competitive. The students can choose to complete their higher education in as following:
College is a popular choice for International students who wish to continue their study in Canada. It tend to be more directly career oriented and offers diverse options in the technical and professional fields. The programs vary in length from a few months for a certificate programs to 2 or 3 years for a diploma program.
Most universities in Canada are research-oriented. Universities can grant degree, such as undergraduate degree (bachelor’s) and graduate degree (master’s and doctoral). Many universities also offer professional programs, such as medicine and law. Usually you can continue to professional programs after 2 or 3 years of undergraduate study.
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Cost of living in Canada varies according to the city where the students live and lifestyle of the students. As a general guide, an International student in Canada needs around $15,000 CDN to $30,000 CDN per year to cover tuition and their living expenses.
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There is a wide range of options available for International students in Canada. Here are some of the options:
Homestay means that you will live with a Canadian family in their home as many of them welcome International students. It is an effective way for you to improve your English and if you want to, French. This type of accommodation also let you to meet new people and learn about the daily life in Canada. The costs vary, usually somewhere between $400 CDN to $800 CDN per month, meals are usually included.
Most colleges and universities offer accommodation located near their place. The cost varies depending on the size, quality and location of it, mostly between $3,000 CDN to $7,500 CDN per school year. This is the ideal choice for those who want to meet other students and become involved in most campus activities. If you are interested in this type of accommodation, please contact the school you will be attending.
Renting a house or apartment, either on your own or with friends is another popular choice for many International students. The price range is diverse, depending on the location, facilities, etc, mostly ranged around $250 CDN – $1,500 CDN per month. Before looking for a place to rent, gather as many information as you can about the types of properties, costs and locations. You can consult us regarding this matter, and we will guide you to find the one that suits your needs.
Canada country code is 1
For a domestic phone calls, dial the code (if you are calling a different area) then press the phone number. For Domestic long-distance calls, always dial 1, followed by the area code and press the phone number.
Area codes for the area in Canada:
To make an international call, dial the international access code (011) + country code and area code (if needed) then press the phone number. The exception is for international calls to US, dial 1, followed by the area code and phone number.
Emergency services (112)