How To Study In Canada

We often get asked what schooling options are available for foreign/international students. From the Canadian perspective, that would refer to non-Canadian students interested in coming to Canada for an education. This would also include those non-Canadian citizens who currently reside in Canada and are interested in higher learning in Canadian schools as well.

To Study in Canada or Not To Study In Canada…

That IS the question.   To study in Canada or distance education in Canada is actually much easier than most people think. However we always recommend that foreign students interested in studying in any Canadian institution should make sure they are well versed in the process including the specific rules in place to ensure their admissions to wherever they want to go is free of complications. The main resource in this area would be the Federal Government of Canada website. Specifically you will need to visit the branch of the government responsible for student visas and admittance – the Citizenship and Immigration Canada or CIC.

Nearly 100,000 students visit Canada from many nations all over the world specifically to study in Canada university, college, university-college, or private career college. While the admittance process is pretty straightforward, it’s important to note that you cannot come to Canada to study without first obtaining some sort of formal acceptance from the school institution of your choice. This is an often missed crucial first step in the process. To understand admission requirements, qualifications, details etc., we suggest you contact individual universities and/or colleges. They will undoubtedly help you through the process and in some cases assist you with the required paperwork.

It is also worth noting that Canada is an officially bilingual country speaking English and French. As such some institutions may have specific language requirement for one or both official languages. If your knowledge of the French language is limited, you may wish to pay particular attention to these requirements especially if you are applying to a college or university in either Quebec or New Brunswick or via distance learning in Canada.

Finally, when applying to schools in Canada, be aware that private career colleges may not likely be regulated by provincial government bodies, meaning that their accreditation may not meet the same standard or certification required by regulated colleges and/or universities, or of course employer requirements. It is best to double check the certification/diploma achievement process to ensure it meets your needs. While the vast majority of private colleges do conform to provincial regulations and grant recognized diploma/degree certification, it is still nonetheless better to confirm all this prior to applying.

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