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Sep 14 2014

Five Best Under Graduate Courses in Canada


Canada is a popular destination for studies amongst students all over the world; no two ways about it. There are about 130,000 students who come to the country for studies every year. Canada has also done everything possible to make sure it’s an attractive destination for foreign students and ranks second amongst the G-8 countries to spend money on education.

Courses offered by Canadian universities are internationally recognised, just like those by UK and US universities. But the big difference is that programs are a lot cheaper in Canada than in the other leading education destinations.

Top five under graduate programs in Canada that are often preferred by Indian students include:

  • Engineering, Information Technology, Business Management, Pharmacy Technician and Hospitality Management.

Some of the top universities offering these courses are:

Sheridan College, Durham College, Algonquin College, Niagara College, Selkirk College, University of Alberta, St. Lawrence, Centennial College, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and Brandon University.

Eligibility and fee structure for these programs:

You can be eligible for under graduate programs in Canada if you have at least 50% marks in the 12th standard. You also need to have an overall bandwidth of 6 in IELTS score and no less than 5.5 bandwidth in any module.

Tuition fee for courses in Canada is cheaper than other top destinations. At SPP (Govt.) colleges it could be anywhere between CAD $ 11,500 to 22,000.

Important highlights of these programs in Canada are:

SPP (Govt.) colleges have under graduate programs for two years. On completion of the program students can apply for Open Work Visa for up to 3 years. Once they gain a year’s experience in their chosen field, they can apply for permanent residency in Canada.

After completing two years if you want to opt for Bachelor’s degree course from any university in Canada, you will get an exemption for studies you have already completed. Your Bachelor’s degree can be completed in a minimum of two years.

The job prospects on completing these courses; in India and internationally:

It will depend on the need for a particular occupation in a country. But don’t forget, you have a chance to apply for Open Work Visa that allows you to gain experience in Canada, which could lead to permanent residency in the country. Students who come back to India after completing their courses often find themselves with a competitive edge in the job market. They are also absorbed easily into multinational companies.

Prospects for getting Canadian visa for these programs:

Your visa approval will depend on a number of factors including whether you have fulfilled your IELTS and Financial requirements. Students with a sound academic record with few or no failures and no gap year, have better chances of having their visa approved.