Canada is now the latest growing hub for students from the world all over. Indian students have been flocking to Canada in search of a brighter future and a prospect of studying and living there. With the Canadian government’s relaxed new norms for students, now is the right time to realize your dream of taking your career and shaping it in a country that has prospects for growth.
But, how easy is the process actually? What are the steps involved and what are the things that you have to keep in mind?
It begins with choosing the universities that offer the course that you wish to opt for. Once you have locked down on the university, the next step is to look for the dates that these universities also the intake.
Once you receive an offer or acceptance letter from the desired university, you can begin your process to apply for the study visa. This can be done through your trusted agent or you can also do it yourself on the Canadian Immigration website. This requires you to substantiate that you have the requisite financial assistance to pay the tuition fee and sustain yourself through the duration of your course. Also, you can choose to speed up your process through Student Direct Stream or SDS. However, this may mean that you might have to submit a few additional documents.
Most of the study courses in Canada allow you to take up part-time work for about 20 hrs a week. This helps the international students a great deal as they can cover the basic expenses. The study permit extends up to 90 days from the date of the course’s completion. The next valid step is to take the test for English language proficiency. The accepted tests for language are IELTS & TOEFL.
The processing time that is usually given by the Canadian government is 90 days but usually, it takes less. You may also have to clear an interview at the embassy depending upon the circumstances.