Covid 19 undoubtedly has brought its changes to the new reality. Some countries are still in lockdown, travel restrictions and closure of borders are in place, flights are limited or suspended till further notice.
All these have disrupted the plans of many international students to receive education in the desired university. Luckily, the Canadian government is doing everything possible to assist those who want to start their Canadian education amid the pandemic. So, this is why there was no surprise when Canada was listed as the number 1 country in the world according to the U.S. News & World Report.
People migrate to Canada not only because it is home to remarkable geographic features, breathtaking views, and the friendliest people you will ever meet, but also due to its growing economy, safety measures, and possibility to have a brighter future.
So, what makes Canada one of the leading countries for students?
Affordable education and scholarships
Comparing to other countries, education received in Canada is recognized worldwide and the tuition fees are generally lower than in such countries as Australia, the US, or the UK. Besides, there are various grants, scholarships, and bursaries available for international students for sporting and academic achievements as well as subject-specific scholarships.
One more point is that many universities offer their own scholarships, so in this case, it’s important to apply as soon as possible due to their limitless and high competition among the applicants.
Well, there are many reasons why students choose Canada, and one of the top ones is Canada’s open immigration system. One of the researches showed that students who come to study in Canada are well-educated, young, motivated with perfect English/French skills. Thus, after graduation, there are a lot of immigration options for them.
For example, the Post-Graduate Work Permit allows fresh university graduates to work for any employer of their choosing to gain experience and necessary skills needed to have the job of their dreams. The job market in Canada is very promising, as the economy is developing quickly, so even a new graduate is able to find a good job.
Study and work
Besides, not every country allows its international students to work. Some due to internal policies, some due to the government rules. However, if you choose Canada, you can study and work at the same time, either on-campus or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during winter or summer holidays. But you should remember that you can only start working when your program has started, not earlier, otherwise you will face some repercussions. Why? Because the ability and working conditions are written on your study permit. Working for many students is the way not only to practice skills and knowledge they learn during their studies but also to start becoming independent from their parents and support themselves while studying and living in Canada.
One more great news is that more than 97% of colleges and universities in Canada have announced their 2021-2022 year pandemic plans. If in September 2020 the learning process was almost fully online, in the upcoming academic year 51.6% of post-secondary schools will move to the in-person studying model, while 41.2% will continue a hybrid or a mix of online and on-campus classes. Of course, health and safety protocols will be still the top priority for all institutions as well as masking, social distancing, and mandatory self-screening on campuses.
Based on the polemic around vaccination, each province and educational institution will have its own rule. For some, students’ vaccination will be mandatory before arriving, but generally, all students should be vaccinated within 14 days of arriving on campus. But, no need to worry about the whole process, as institutions will help to book appointments locally.
So, if you wish to study in Canada, what are the steps?
First of all, do your research on the academic program you wish to study and look for the universities that provide this course. Pay attention to the location of the province as well as if the classes are taught in English or French.
When you select the school, the next step is to submit all the necessary documents to the designated learning institution (DLI). Once you receive a letter of acceptance, you can start the application for a study permit needed to legally study in Canada as well as work while studying.
So, are you ready to travel? Don’t forget to download the ArriveCAN app.
When coming to Canada, all travelers need to meet the new Canadian requirements for testing and quarantine, no matter if you have been vaccinated, tested negative, or had recovered from COVID-19, it does not exclude you from 14 days of self-isolation in Canada.
To make the process easier and faster, many countries have developed official mobile applications regarding the current COVID-19 status and if you are traveling to Canada, you need to download the ArriveCAN app and submit personal information on the ArriveCAN app within 72 hours before arrival.
It is mandatory to provide travel and contact information as well as to present your 14-days quarantine plan. So even if you arrive in Canada to study, you are still obliged to follow the process.
As you see no wonder that Canada is considered one of the best countries to study and live in in 2021. It is viewed as the perfect modern country to start building a future in. However, if you have concerns about studying or moving to Canada, our specialists at Vazir Group are always here to assist you.
Vazir Group will answer all your questions
Being the best Canadian immigration consultancy in Dubai we know all the ins and outs of the immigration process. Our specialists will guide you through the whole process making the transition smooth and stress-free.
At Vazir Group we keep track of all current changes. If you are worried that you or your child might have more questions while being in Canada, we got you covered. With a local office operating in Canada, we support all your requirements when you are already in the country.
So, if you want to move to this beautiful country that is full of opportunities, Vazir Group is here for you. Call us and let us make your dreams come true!