Choose to study in Canada, and you’ll have the opportunity to encounter vastly different cultural and natural experiences – from the ski slopes of British Columbia to the prairie province of Manitoba, with cities such as Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Quebec famously friendly, tolerant and multicultural.

 

Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to Canadians, and standards across the country are uniformly high. Occupying the northern half of the North American continent, Canada is known for its natural beauty – few nations in the world can boast anything close to its wealth of forests, lakes and mountains – and for its multicultural diversity. The country has official bilingual status, with English and French used concurrently in government and official documents. It’s also known for its sparse population (despite being the world’s second-largest country, it has a population smaller than that of just one US state, California) and for its harsh winters. In some parts of Canada, snow covers the ground for almost half the year – but you’re unlikely to find any Canadian universities in those regions.

 

High Quality Education

 

Education institutions are not officially ranked in Canada, but you will find quality institutions across the country. When choosing your school in Canada, consider the type, size and location of the institution. If you are interested in a particular area of study, investigate which schools have more to offer in that discipline.

Document Checklist for Study Abroad

 

  1. A completed application form;
  2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
  3. Official documentation confirming professional designations, where applicable;
  4. Two (2) letters of academic reference attesting to readiness for graduate studies; For those without recent academic experience, letters from employers attesting to level of experience and analytical writing skills will be acceptable;
  5. A detailed chronological resume clearly outlining educational achievements, work experience and progression, and other related experience;
  6. A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions.

 

 

    Applicants who completed undergraduate studies outside Canada must also submit:

  1. Documentation confirming their degree was awarded, if not already indicated on official transcripts;
  2. A credential evaluation from a recognized service confirming equivalency if the applicant submits a credential from an unrecognized institution or if additional analysis is required by the Admissions Committee;
  3. Proof of English language proficiency.

 

Note: Where transcripts are in a language other than English, the applicant must provide a notarized English translation of the original transcripts from a certified translator or on official letterhead stationery from the secondary school plus an official original transcript from the institution to the UCW Registrar.

 

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General Admission Requirements

 

Though admission process and requirements vary from institution to institution in Canada, here we'll discuss about the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canadian Universities or Colleges.

 

In general, please note that in order to study in Canada, the major thing to obtain is a study permit as it is popularity called, which serves as a Canadian student visa for the duration of your stay in the country. However, you do not necessarily need a Canadian study permit if your course or program lasts for less than or equal to 6 months

Undergraduate requirements

 

Undergraduate requirements depend on the type of institution one chooses, this is usually in form of prerequisites and assessments guiding the processes involved in a certain University or College to offer an academic degree, which varies in different ways depending on if the student is a foreigner or a permanent resident.

 

For admission into undergraduate level, student must have completed twelve years of academic education, but for postgraduate level it is sixteen years. Below you can find undergraduate requirements for most Canadian Tertiary Institutions.

 

    All applicants into undergraduate programs must submit:

  1. A completed application form;
  2. An official high school transcript (or attested copy) (if applicable);
  3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (if any);
  4. A detailed chronological résumé to demonstrate educational achievements, work experience, progression, community involvement, volunteer experience, and other related experience; and
  5. A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions.

 

 

    Applicants who completed high school or any post-secondary study outside Canada must also submit:

  1. Documentation confirming their high school completion was awarded, if not already indicated on official transcripts; and
  2. Proof of English language proficiency.

 

 

Finally it is important for you to know that 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 proficiency test in Canada, however, some universities and colleges accept TOEFL. The score that you must obtain in these language tests vary from institution to institution and course of study. Some universities even seek for other medium of English language test assessment. For MBA, 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.