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About Canada

Geographic location

 

The geography of Canada is vast and diverse. Occupying most of the northern portion of North America (41% of the continent), Canada is the world`s second largest country in total area after Russia. Canada spans an immense territory between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Arctic Ocean to the north (hence the country`s motto "From sea to sea"), with the United States to the south and northwest, and the Arctic Ocean to the north; Greenland is to the northeast. Off the southern coast of Newfoundland lies Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, an overseas collectivity of France. Canada is slightly less than three-fifths as large as Russia, nearly 1.2 times larger than Australia, slightly larger than Europe, and more than 40 times larger than the UK. In total area, Canada is slightly larger than both the U.S. and China.

 

Province and Territories


The major difference between a Canadian province and a territory is that provinces are jurisdictions that receive their power and authority directly from the Constitution Act, 1867, whereas territories derive their mandates and powers from the federal government.Currently, the ten provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, while the three territories are Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon.

 

Time Zone


Canada uses six primary time zones. From east to west they are Newfoundland Time Zone, Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, and the Pacific Time Zone. In most of Canada Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March. On the first Sunday in November areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. During Daylight Saving Time turn your clocks ahead one hour.In Newfoundland and Labrador Daylight Saving Time begins one minute after midnight (12:01 a.m.) local time on the second Sunday in March. On the first Sunday in November areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at one minute after midnight (12:01 a.m.) local time.The names in each time zone change along with Daylight Saving Time. Eastern Standard Time (EST) becomes Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and so forth. Some areas of Canada not using Daylight Saving Time include, Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor and Dawson Creek in British Columbia, Creston in the East Kootenays, and most of Saskatchewan (except Denare Beach and Creighton). Previously, Canada had observed Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in April until thelast Sunday in October. However, through legislation passed in 2006, Daylight Saving Time will begin three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November.

 

Canada Study

 

Academic credentials valued the world over, an education and cultural experience to prepare you for life and a diverse, welcoming and vibrant society are just few of the reasons...

  • Canadian students consistently rank among the best in world on international tests of reading, science and mathematics such as the OECD`s Programme for International Student Assessment - a testament to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is recognized globally as being equivalent to those from the United States and Commonwealth countries.
  • Canada is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and optoelectronics, biotechnology, and ocean and environmental industries. Canada was also among the first in the world to connect schools and libraries to the Internet.
  • International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to one year after they receive their degree or diploma. International students can work on campus with a work permit

 

Admission Procedure

 

Documents Required For Admission

  • Completed Application form.
  • Essay/s or writing sample.
  • Statement of Purpose required for graduates and optional for undergraduates.
  • Resume for MBA Students.
  • Official score reports of IELTS/SAT/TOEFL/GRE/GMAT.
  • Two/Three Recommendation Letters from Professors or Employer.
  • Transcripts and Mark sheets from College or University.
  • Certificates of Extracurricular Activities.

 

Cost of Education.


Studying in Canada is not free, but it is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year is approximate C$ 12,000 – C$ 18, 000

 

Visa Procedure

 

International students are required to obtain a Study Permit for Canada. Allow at least two months for your visa to be processed. Following is the list of general requirements.

  • Study Permit Application form.
  • Personal Information Form for students and post-doctoral researchers.
  • Letter of acceptance from University or College or Technical Institute.
  • TOEFL / IELTS score.
  • Passport, valid for at least six months, from the proposed date of entry into Canada.
  • Copies of Academic Mark sheets and Certificates.
  • Work Experience Certificates, if applicable.
  • Proof of payment of fees, if applicable.
  • Proof of Funds - Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient liquid assets to pay the tuition fees, living expenses and travelling cost.
  • Letter from the sponsor.
  • Income Tax Papers of the sponsor.

 

INTERVIEW

 

The student may be called for an Interview, if required. If this is the case, you will be advised the time and place for the interview.

 

MEDICAL EXAMINATION

 

The Canadian High Commission - New Delhi will issue medical instructions. Students must pass a medical examination from a Panel Doctor only