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Study in Canada | Why Canada Is So Attractive To International Students?

Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the global economy and all aspects of the economy have been greatly affected. All country’s study abroad and immigration policies are constantly changing, which may cause problems for the study and life plans of international students.

According to the latest search data from Study Portals, an international study portal, Canada is the second most popular destination country for international students. So how do I apply to study in Canada? What are the requirements?

Basic Requirements

  • Most Canadian universities ask for your high school grades. They just don’t look at your scores, they also look at extra-curriculars, and how you are interested in the major you are opting etc. .
  1. Undergraduate.

For Canadian colleges and universities in general, a score of 80 is sufficient. For better schools, a score of 85 or higher is recommended. In addition, some schools will require HKCEE and Advanced Placement exam scores while others will not, but the school’s official website should prevail.

  1. Graduate Students.

To apply for a graduate degree in Canada, you must have a bachelor’s degree. With the exception of the MBA, almost all master’s programs require applicants to have graduated from a relevant undergraduate program. It is very important to apply for a graduate degree with a resume, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Since there are relatively few master’s programs in Canada, it is not easy to apply to either ordinary schools or prestigious schools. The application process is usually based on a GPA of 3.0 or 75% or higher.

  1. Faculties.

Some colleges have no requirements for HKCEE and SAT scores, and even dual admissions can be achieved without English scores.

  1. Language requirements.

– University: IELTS 6.5/6.0 TOEFL 80/20

– Graduate: IELTS 6.5/6.0 TOEFL 80/20

– College: IELTS 6.0/5.5

In practice, the requirements of good schools are higher than the standard ones. In addition, some schools offer dual enrollment opportunities for students who do not meet the language requirements. However, not all schools and majors will offer dual enrollment, for example, some of the more popular schools and majors will not offer dual enrollment.

  1. Application time.

Canadian universities are divided into three semesters: spring, summer and fall, with each semester lasting about four months. the fall semester, which begins in September, generally has the largest number of students and is more comprehensive in terms of the number of special pages offered.

The average application cycle in Canada is generally 3-4 months, 1-2 months for high school and 4-6 months for master’s degree. The application deadline for spring admission is in September of the first year, while the application deadline for fall admission is in January of that year.

  1. School Application Materials.
  • Transcripts and GPAs for high school graduates and undergraduates for the last four years of university.
  • The results of the college entrance examination and the college entrance examination, as required by the school.
  • Graduation certificate, tuition certificate, or proof of enrollment.
  • Language scores, IELTS TOEFL must be within the validity period, if the scores are not available at the time of application, you can submit them later.
  • Personal statement is required, special undergraduate majors will require the submission of PS, but graduate applications basically require PS.
  • A letter of recommendation from a school teacher or a professional.
  • Other materials: GRE/GMAT scores, or artwork, etc.

Each university may have slightly different requirements for application materials, so you should prepare your documents carefully.

Advantages of Studying in Canada

  1. Low tuition fee

Although private universities were established in several Canadian provinces, the majority of universities in the country remains publicly-funded. The cost of studying and living in Canada is about $150,000 to $250,000 a year, which is half of the cost of a university in many western, developed countries of the same level.

  1. Open work permit

Compared to other countries in the world, Canada has a relatively simple work visa policy for graduates. All students who graduate from a designated educational institution in Canada can apply for a working visa for 1-3 years, depending on the time of their studies.

  1. Opportunities to transfer to other schools

Applicants studying in Canadian high schools and undergraduate programs can apply to top U.S. schools as international students. Compared to ordinary domestic universities or even universities, graduates from Canadian schools have a more prestigious GPA.

  1. Chance for Immigration

International students are able to accumulate work experience in Canada with a graduate working visa with any employer and apply for permanent residence in Canada through a variety of immigration programs if they meet certain requirements. 40% of international students choose to apply for permanent residency after graduation.

After reading the above introduction, do you have more knowledge about Canada? It is a brave decision to be a foreigner and study in Canada. Having a team of consultants behind you during the application process will help you along the way, but this can all be achieved through Simard & Associates.


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