Why Study in Canada?

Canada has consistently maintained its prestige as an attractive education hub due to a variety of factors including its global recognition and reputation, affordability, cultural exposure and abundant research opportunities. Canada has established itself as an immensely high benchmark for academic standards and has rigorous processes to uphold quality that ultimately are designed to broaden opportunities for the longer term. For a country that measures high amongst the OECD countries in terms of its overall quality of life, its tuition and living costs are surprisingly lower than one may speculate, especially when compared with other supreme education hubs such as the USA and UK. Furthermore, a total of 13 Universities from Canada are recognised in the world’s top 200 by QS including 3 that appear in the Top 50.

Top Universities in Canada

U15, the Group of 15 Canadian Universities is central to fostering intellectual, social, economic and cultural innovation and advancement of Canada’s international influence and effectiveness. The U15 are absolutely unmatched in their delivery of quality education as is evidenced in their $5.3 Billion research income with 87% private-sector research of Canada carried out by the group. Furthermore, the group holds ownership to 81% technology licenses as patents and intellectual property that are key to attracting global investment for business operations internationally. However, Canada like all other supreme education deliverers has a diverse subject pool to choose from and hence a range of other institutions outside of U15 also have specialisations that are highly appealing.
Some of the top Canada universities include the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McGill, Dalhousie University, The University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta.

Canadian universities and colleges have a comparative advantage in the following study areas: Aerospace, Animation, Medicine, Engineering (Specialised in Automotive, Civil, Mining and Petroleum), Energy, Telecommunications, Agriculture, IT, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Business as well as Finance and Economics. 

List of Universities in the Canada

Centennial College College of New Caledonia
Fanshawe College George Brown College
Humber College Kings University College
Langara College NAVITAS-CANADA
St. Thomas University Trent University
University of Manitoba University of Waterloo
Vancouver Island University

Major Intakes: September
Minor Intakes: July
Students considering Canada are recommended to begin the application procedure 8-12 months prior to the intake.

Admission Process for Study in Canada

To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Canada, students should register with Pathshala. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice.

Registration
You register with Pathshala and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.

Profiling
We make an assessment of academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.

Standardised Tests
We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.

University/Course Selection

Together, we shortlist potential countries, universities and courses that match your profile. Document Editing
We edit essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.
Application Review and Submission

The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.

Interview Preparation
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.

Visa Counselling
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.

Pre-Departure Information
We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.

Student Visa for Canada
Here is a list of documents required for Canada:

Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)

Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.

Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)

Two academic references

Two references from employers (where applicable)

Passport sized photographs

Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Resume/CV

Draft for application fees, if applicable

Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture Courses)

Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities

Exams for Studying in Canada
Students have to pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These range from the standardised graduate and college admission tests such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS. Pathshala offers high quality Test Prep programmes .