Canada

Currency

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Weather

Highest Temp 35 C Lowest Temp 2 C

Canada's climate is not as cold all year around as some may believe. In winter, temperatures fall below freezing point throughout most of Canada. During the summer months the southern provinces often experience high levels of humidity and temperatures that can surpass 30 degrees Celsius regularly

Examinations

IELTS

IELTS International English Language Testing System

151 VIEWS
GRE

GRE Graduate Record Examinations

170 VIEWS
GMAT

GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test

145 VIEWS
TOEFL

TOEFL Test of English as Foreign Language

112 VIEWS
SAT

SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test

157 VIEWS

VISA INFORMATION

Documents to be submitted:

  • Proof of acceptance proof of identity, which includes a letter of acceptance from the respective Canadian University/ college
  • Proof of identity which includes a valid passport or travel document and two recent size photographs
  • Proof of financial support which includes proofs of Canadian bank accounts, student/ education loan, bank statements of the last 4 months, a bank draft in convertible currency, proof of payment of accommodation and tuition fees, a letter from the institution or person providing you with money   
  • Letter of explanation meaning a study permit with which you can work part time within Canda

After the visa office receives your application, additional documents that may be included are as follows:

Medical information: To get medical clearance, you will need to undergo a medical examination. A visa officer will send you instructions if you need a medical examination. This process, if needs to be followed will require a longer processing time  of your application (say additional 3 months).

Security information: If you are a student candidate for Canada, and want to get a family member along with you (both being over 18 years of age), both will need to provide police certificates. 

An interview, if required, can be conveniently scheduled at the application centre. Students from India, Nepal and Bhutan need to pay a Visa fee, which amounts to Rs. 5470. Besides the  visa fee, visa applicants in India, Nepal and Bhutan are required to pay a non-refundable service charge. Please note that VFS offices do not accept personal cheques.

TRAVEL

Student checklist for travelling to Canada:

SCHOLARSHIP

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program:

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT): Graduate Students Exchanges (GSEP) are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months and provide up to $10,000 to cover transportation, living and other related expenses during the students' stay in Canada.

Canada Asia-Pacific Awards (CAPA):

Canada Asia-Pacific Awards funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT): This award will support scholars in universities or research institutes in the Asia-Pacific Region to undertake short term research, including collaborative research, contributing to the understanding of bilateral and multilateral relations between Canada and the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Professional Development Awards (PDA) by International Development Research Centre (IDRC):

Professional Development Awards (PDA) are granted to Canadians, Permanent Residents of Canada and citizens of developing countries with  a Master's, PhD or Post-Doctoral and some career experience.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship:

It is funded by Government of CanadaThe Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. The scholarship provides $50,000 per year for three years and is open to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities. 
 

COST OF LIVING

Average cost of accommodation in Canada is about CDN $ 400- 800 per month.

There are various accommodation options for international students in Canada.

LIFE IN THE COUNTRY

Time Difference: India is 9.30 hours ahead of Canada, which means when it is 8:00 am in Ottawa Canada, it is 5:30 pm in New Delhi India

Phone Code:  After dialing 00, dial 1 for Canada, followed by the 3 digit area code and then dial the phone number

Capital City: Ottawa

Currency: The currency for Canada is Canadian Dollar (CAD). The currency is abbreviated with the $ sign or C$, to distinguish from dollar dominated countries.

Languages Spoken: Canada has two official languages – English & French

Climate: Canada's climate is not as cold all year around as some may believe. In winter, temperatures fall below freezing point throughout most of Canada. During the summer months the southern provinces often experience high levels of humidity and temperatures that can surpass 30 degrees Celsius regularly.

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