First, you need to choose a university and enroll in a program
This is a very important step because it is necessary to remember that an open work permit for graduates (Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)), is possible only on the basis of a diploma obtained from a university with DLI (designated learning institution) accreditation. Institutions are awarded this accreditation by provincial or territorial governments. If the institution is DLI, it has been assessed, evaluated, and is suitable for accepting and teaching international students.We recommend that you pay attention to this important point and check with your advisor or school directly.
To apply to a college or university in Canada, you will need a very small package of documents. The good news is that you do not have to be nervous about the entrance exams - in most cases, there are no such exams for international students. The package of documents for admission in most cases includes: an IELTS Academic certificate/certificate of proficiency in French as proof of decent knowledge of the language and several translated documents on education and work experience.
Requirements of universities vary depending on the province or territory of the educational institution.
If you are concerned about what's better: college or university, let's be clear.
College means applied, hands-on learning. Many useful life skills will come in handy in the future.
In terms of cost: The very average figure is 16,000 CAD per year.
The cost depends on several factors:
- College location (prices vary by province and territory)
- the program focus (for example, business programs will be cheaper than technical ones)
- the duration of the program.
Universities in Canada offer continuing education and degree programs. There is a solid academic base and a lot of theory and research. Finally, you can apply for higher and more responsible positions, especially after a master's degree.
Cost: Undergraduate programs tend to be more expensive than college programs. The cost per academic year starts at 18,000 CAD. Again, the price of the program directly depends on the location of the university, the program level, and the duration of the program.
So, you got into the university, then the next step is:
Collect and submit documents to apply for a Study Permit and apply for a student visa.
Important! A Study Permit can be issued only on the basis of a letter of admission from a recognized university (DLI).