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What Makes Canada A Top Draw For Students Planning To Study Abroad

Good colleges, great staying back options and flexible curricula make Canada a top draw

What Makes Canada A Top Draw For Students Planning To Study Abroad
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What Makes Canada A Top Draw For Students Planning To Study Abroad
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2018-09-24T16:23:18+0530

Canada is a huge country. Its landmass is second-largest in the world, after Russia, but most of the land is uninhabitable due to the extreme tem­peratures. The main education hubs are the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Quebec is a French speaking province. It has recently become a major destination for Indian students pursuing higher education abroad. This is because Canada has some of the best options for staying back after graduation with a three-year work permit after graduation on offer as long as you graduate from an accredi­ted institution.

While the top universities in Canada are expensive, there are good universities that offer the same degrees for much less, and graduating from them still allows a student to apply for the post-graduate work permit, and to secure jobs.

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There are several Canadian universities that teach only in French; these are normally based in and around Quebec and offer students from French-speaking countries discounetd fees. If you speak French as a first language, Quebec off­ers several benefits, and after graduation, as long as you have a job offer, you can receive permanent residency within two years.

Canada: Top 25 Colleges

RankName of College / UniversityAddress
1 University of Toronto 27 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 Canada
2 McGill University 845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4, Canada
3 The University of British Columbia  2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
4 University of Alberta 116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada
5 McMaster University 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
6 Université de Montréal PO Box 6128, Centre-ville Station, Montréal, Quebec H3C 3J7
7 University of Waterloo 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
8 The University of Western Ontario 1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada
9 University of Calgary  2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
10 Queen's University 99 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
11 University of Ottawa  75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
12 Simon Fraser University 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
13 Dalhousie University 6050 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 1W5, Canada
14 York University  4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
15 Université Laval 2325 Rue de l'Université, Ville de Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
16 University of Victoria  3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
17 University of Saskatchewan  Saskatoon, SK, Canada
18 Concordia University 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
19 University of Manitoba 66 Chancellors Cir, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
20 University of Guelph 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
21 Université du Québec à Montréal  405 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2C4, Canada
22 Université de Sherbrooke 2500 Boulevard de l'Université, Immeuble K1, Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2R1, Canada
23 Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
24 Memorial University of Newfoundland 230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7, Canada
25 University of Regina 3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada
Rank 1
Name Of College / University University of Toronto

Address

27 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 Canada
   
Rank 2
Name Of College / University McGill University

Address

845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4, Canada
   
Rank 3
Name Of College / University The University of British Columbia

Address

 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
   
Rank 4
Name Of College / University University of Alberta

Address

116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada
   
Rank 5
Name Of College / University McMaster University

Address

1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
   
Rank 6
Name Of College / University Université de Montréal

Address

PO Box 6128, Centre-ville Station, Montréal, Quebec H3C 3J7
   
Rank 7
Name Of College / University University of Waterloo

Address

200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
   
Rank 8
Name Of College / University The University of Western Ontario

Address

1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada
   
Rank 9
Name Of College / University University of Calgary

Address

 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
   
Rank 10
Name Of College / University Queen's University

Address

99 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
   
Rank 11
Name Of College / University University of Ottawa

Address

 75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
   
Rank 12
Name Of College / University Simon Fraser University

Address

8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
   
Rank 13
Name Of College / University Dalhousie University

Address

6050 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 1W5, Canada
   
Rank 14
Name Of College / University York University

Address

 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
   
Rank 15
Name Of College / University Université Laval

Address

2325 Rue de l'Université, Ville de Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
   
Rank 16
Name Of College / University University of Victoria

Address

 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
   
Rank 17
Name Of College / University University of Saskatchewan

Address

 Saskatoon, SK, Canada
   
Rank 18
Name Of College / University Concordia University

Address

1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
   
Rank 19
Name Of College / University University of Manitoba

Address

66 Chancellors Cir, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
   
Rank 20
Name Of College / University University of Guelph

Address

50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
   
Rank 21
Name Of College / University Université du Québec à Montréal

Address

 405 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2C4, Canada
   
Rank 22
Name Of College / University Université de Sherbrooke

Address

2500 Boulevard de l'Université, Immeuble K1, Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2R1, Canada
   
Rank 23
Name Of College / University Carleton University

Address

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
   
Rank 24
Name Of College / University Memorial University of Newfoundland

Address

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7, Canada
   
Rank 25
Name Of College / University University of Regina

Address

3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada
   

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There are three main universities in Canada: University of Toronto based in Ontario, McGill University, based in Montreal and the University of British Columbia, based in Vancouver. They consistently compete for the top spot in the rankings, and exchange places based on the subject, with Toronto being best at technology and engineering, and University of BC taking the top spot for psychology and economics.

At the UG level, all top universities score equally. There’s a lot of flexibility to explore subjects. Changing faculties is also not difficult.

At an undergraduate level, there is not much difference between the top universities in Canada, and, with a four-year degree, there is a great deal of flexibility to explore subjects. You do not declare your major until the end of your second year, and changing faculties is not difficult. That is to say, you could start by studying Arts, but change your mind and move to the Sciences if you want.

At a postgraduate level, it is slightly more restricted, given that a master’s degree is more specialised than a bachelor’s degree. But there is still a degree of flexibility in choosing electives.

There is a difference if you are studying business, however, since there is a work experience requirement to study an MBA in Canada. They require three years of post-graduation work experience, the GMAT/GRE and a four-year bachelor’s degree. To apply for an MBA with a three-year degree, you have to have done a year of master’s study or have completed a master’s degree.

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The main consideration when studying in Canada is the distance from India, and therefore the expense of travel. It can cost up to 2,000 Canadian Dollars, that is Rs 1,11,250 for a return plane ticket during peak season—Christmas.

Overall, Canada is a good option to consider, as its degrees have the flexibility of the degrees of the US, and it has good options for Jobs after graduation with most degrees.


By Harini Prasad, Co-Founder, www.prep4future.org

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