Study in Canada Opportunities
WHY STUDY IN CANADA?
A United Nations survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live. This assessment was based upon Canada's achievements in terms of educational attainment, life expectancy, national income and general quality of life. Conducted every year, the survey evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. Canada's prime cities Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal have been recognized as world class cities to live and work, for cleanliness, safety, cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
Canada's education system is excellent and ranks among the best in the world. Moreover Canadian tuition fees are among the lowest in English-speaking countries. There are more than 150,000 international students who go to Canada every year to study.
ADMISSIONS/SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDIES IN CANADA PROGRAM
The program provides guidance and selection of Colleges/Universities that fits the applicant and where applicant has high chances of receiving financial aid, admissions and scholarships application, application fee waivers, etc.
Students and Parents may visit our office, buy and complete application forms on sale at GH¢100, review the various universities and select the universities the client wishes to consider.
104 Otsaame Baako Lane, Pumpkin Ave, Achimota Neoplan, Near Jerusalem Restaurant, Achimota, Accra. You may call 0266-733-700 for directions if you find it difficult locating our office.
Accommodation and Online Services
Residential/Accommodation facilities are available for clients to undertake their school application services in Accra. In addition, clients can be provided with school application services online. To subscribe for our online school application services please Create a Timeline Trust Service Account, Select Online as your Branch and log on to your Timeline Trust Service Account to access our services from any computer with internet connection.
ADMISSION IN CANADA
In Canada, admission process and requirements vary from institution to institution. Some of the information that you may be required to produce may center on academic, character, and financial evidences that show you are the deserving candidate for admission in the respective university. Test scores such as SAT, TOEFL are not required for admissions into undergraduate program once applicant has school in an English speaking country like Ghana.
The major languages used in Canada are English and French. But most of the universities offer courses in English language. So you need to show your efficiency by means of English Language tests. IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English language test in Canada, however, some universities even accepts TOEFL. The score that you must obtain in these language tests vary from institution to institution and course of study students choose.
For admission in undergraduate level, student must have completed twelve years of academic education, but for postgraduate level applicant must have completed sixteen years of academic education. If you've done three years of bachelor's course then you'll have to do diploma for one year in Canada to be eligible to study in Canada as postgraduate student.
For management students, students may be asked for two years of work experience before being admitted to the university. In most of the cases GMAT is compulsory for MBA students.
Though education isn't free in Canada, tuition fees are cheaper in comparison to other similar nations like UK, USA, and Australia.
STUDENT VISA PROCESS
The student visa in Canada is most commonly known as Study permit. Either a student need to obtain or don't need to obtain Canadian study permit depends upon the country of residence of the student. Students from most of the countries need to obtain Canadian student visa to study in Canada, but students from some countries don't have to obtain any Student visa to study in Canada. Students from Ghana need to obtain Canadian student visa to study in Canada.
Documents Required for Study Permits in Canada
There are several documents that students will have to present to obtain Student visa for Canada. Those documents are listed below:
- Completed Application for Study permits
- A valid passport
- Two recent passport photos of the student. Back of the photo, the name and date of birth of the person appearing in the photo should be written.
- Proof that shows the educational institution has accepted the student for admission in their institution
- Evidence of sufficient funds to overcome all the living expenses and study costs in Canada
- Bank transaction statement of last four months
- Proof of payment of fee in acceptable format. This format varies according to country and region. However, the most general method is presenting it through Bank Draft
- Evidence that show students have no criminal records
- Students from some nations may even need to present medical reports
- Any other documents that may help for obtaining a Student visa for Canada
Some financial aid is available to international students. Merit based assistance is awarded in many forms, from tuition waivers, various types of assistantships, to fellowships. Students will have a greater chance of getting financial aid if they:
- Show evidence of a high level of academic achievement
- Achieve high Standardized Examination scores (GMAT, TOEFL etc.)
- Specialize in a field or have a research interest which parallels that of the department and faculty or private funding source (which increases opportunities for research assistantships and grants)
- Have outstanding letter of recommendation and an impressive statement of purpose.
Very few international students get any kind of assistantships and most people get it after reaching there. So you have to arrange for funds for the first few semesters, at least till the time you can arrange something there