When you inspire to become global citizen , then Canada is the right place to study and settle. It is one of the top countries to live and work , moreover it has great settlement policies . Education in Canada is affordable as compared to UK, US and Australia .There is staggering demand of skilled people, unemployment rate is only between 5-6 %.The students who are looking at concise, and job oriented programs and can complement their previous education and experience have huge choice and can become job ready and find placement in short period. Canada has number of private and public placement agencies. Canada is naturally beautiful and welcoming. Canada offers lot of support in form of free school education (to grade 12 ), free health care, and even children below the age of 18, get money under Child Benefit Scheme, provided you are Canadian .It is country to live , work and enjoy .India contributes 34 % of student intake, sends around 180,000 students to Canada and more than100,000 Indians get Permanent Residency in Canada.
Canadian Universities and Colleges offer more than 15000 undergrad and study grad programs.Most of universities /colleges are public and owned by state .There are few programs which are highly competitive and can fetch you quick job. Most of the programs are market sensitive and tailor made according to market demand. Canada offers diverse combination of subjects ,which means you can take bio science major with music, or have kinesiology with photography. Its better to get help of ‘Career Coach’ for selecting right program.
There are around 100 universities and more than 130 public colleges in Canada , with 1.8 million enrolled students, out of which 12 % are international students . Each school has its core areas in which they are better than other schools, like Schulich Business school in York is best of its kind, Waterloo is known for Computer Science , same true for colleges and other universities. Get in touch with ‘Career Coach’.
On the average two Semester/year fee is 15000-25000 dollars in colleges. Universities fee ranges from 30,000 to 50,000 dollars depending on programs. You need 10000-12000 dollars / year for other expenses. International student is allowed to work for 20 hrs per week ,you get paid min.14 dollars/hour, that can meet your few expenses. Working more than this is illegal.A useful online tool has been developed by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) which helps the students to estimate the cost of studying at different places in the country.
Canada is expecting more than 500,000 students next year. Lot of scholarships are open for international students. To get Scholarship student need to apply early and prepare application as per the requirement. There are few programs which are co-op , means you get paid during internships, while you are studying . Mostly scholarships/financial aid is open for second year students. Canadian government provides a myriad of scholarships and tools of financial aid to international students.It is easy to get scholarships for Masters and Phd. programs. Student need to make good SOP and resume to get admissions in high demand programs and get scholarships in Canada. Contact -‘Career Coach’
Foreign nationals are required to obtain a study permit for engaging in academic, professional, vocational or other education or training that is more than 6 months in duration at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada.The following activities are not considered studies for the purposes of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and do not require a study permit:pre-school (pre-kindergarten)courses of general interest or self-improvement distance learning
Business Programs Business Administration – Accounting
Human Resources Administrator
Marketing Department Administrator
Client Service Manager
Advertising and Sales Coordinator
Planning and Scheduling Coordinator
Export / Import Coordinator
Pensions and Benefits Administrator
Independent Financial Planner
Mortgage and Loans Officer
Network Analyst / Software Developer
Quality Control Technician
Finance and Operations Manager
Keep all original and photo copy documents in order and save their copy in your mail. To have a smooth ride in Canada it is better to study about the place where you want to settle or study- city demography and economy, housing, banking , schooling , job market, transport system, govt offices , shopping areas etc. This information is available on- .’Subscribe to-‘Career Coach’
Canada provides free schooling , books, transportation up to K12, and also provides lot of funding / loans for professional studies after K12. Canada is one of few countries to provide world class education at affordable cost .
It is common for student to get part time jobs.Student are allowed to work 20 hours /week , as per law. Always work on check, do not work on cash. Govt and private companies hold regular job fairs. Make Canadian Resume and build up networking. Getting jobs largely depends on your resume and soft skills. Get help to build ‘Canadian resumes’ and get trained for interview and networking skills .Contact ‘Career Coach’
Canada is one of the most desired destinations for international students for undergraduate and postgraduate students. There are certain schemes like ‘Express Entry’ (Skilled Immigrant),Provincial Nominee Prog, Atlantic Immigration Pilot, they support the students of foreign nationalities to study and work in Canada. According to the Times Higher Education, there has been 11% rise in the number of international students at Canadian Universities since 2017. The employability and job opportunities is high in Canada and students get placed within six months after graduation.
As per National Occupational Classification (NOC) system, jobs in Canada are classified based on a) the job duties b) work a person does. For immigration purposes jobs are grouped as:
Skill Type 0 (zero): Management jobs (Restaurant managers, mine managers, etc.)
Skill Level A: Professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a university (doctors, architects, dentists, etc.)
Skill Level B: technical jobs and skilled trades that usually call for a college diploma or training as an apprentice (electricians, chefs, plumbers, etc.)
Skill Level C: intermediate jobs that usually call for high school and/or job-specific training (industrial butchers, truck drivers, etc.)
Skill Level D: labor jobs that usually give on-the-job training (fruit pickers, oil field workers, etc.) https://www.workopolis.com/en/..https://ca.indeed.com/..https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home…https://www.canadajobs.com/..https://www.monster.ca/…https://www.ymca.ca/Careers
Arriving in a new country and dealing with all that is involved in settling there can be overwhelming. To make the transition easier for you, below is a list of benefits and credits you might be eligible for, even if you just arrived and you have no income in Canada. Once you’re getting benefit payments, you need to do your taxes every year to continue getting them.–Canada child benefit
Up to $6,639 per year for each child under 6 years old
Up to $5,602 per year for each child from 6 to 17 years old—
Up to $443 per year if you are single and have low or modest income
Up to $580 per year if your family has low or modest income
Plus up to $153 per year for each child under 19 years old. Get Guidance -‘Career Coach’
Banking in Canada
International students and new residents need to manage finances, it may be at the top of your list.
We all know that spending on rent, food and ‘just living’ expenses, savings can disappear quickly. This is true for international students and new immigrants, with high living costs, currency exchange, and the necessity of accommodation, food and other stuff.
To make the most of your life and for career success – with the money you’ve got – you have to know some basic Canadian finance. Understanding banking in Canada — from opening an account, to budgeting and using debit and credit cards — is a real advantage.
The two common types of personal bank accounts in Canada are ‘chequing account’ for daily access to your money, lots of transactions and a ‘savings account’ for higher interest on the money you put aside for the longer term.
Few things you need to ask your bank are – Monthly fees: A student account or a new comer account may have monthly fees or No monthly fees. Sometimes special benefits are there for new comers and students , go to the web site of banks and make search.
Unlimited debit transactions versus a set number of free transactions
International money transfers and charges
e-Transfers within Canada and charges
Minimum or no minimum balance required…
The five largest banks in Canada are-
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)
Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)
Bank of Montreal (BMO)
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Easy Settlement in Canada-
Below are a few key steps to help you get settled with peace of mind and avoid missteps once you have obtained your Canadian visa or work permit. For more information, consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website…
To get employment you need to build Resume. Tips for building Canadian Resume . 1.Keep it Short. Keep your resume short. …
2Change Your Resume for Each Job. …
3.Include Volunteer Work. …
4.Use Social Media. …
5.Formatting Hints. …
6.Use Keywords. …
7.Look It Over. …
Renting a home in Canada-Tenants and landlords
Your “landlord” is the person who owns the house or building you live in. For larger buildings, the landlord may hire a “property manager” or “superintendent” to collect rent and manage the building.
Each province or territory has different laws for renting
what landlords and tenants are responsible for
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Provincial and Territorial Fact Sheets:
1.tell you how to rent
2.explain the laws for each province and territory
3.give you contact information for provincial and territorial rental authorities
In general, your landlord:
1.collects the rent
2.keeps your building safe and in good condition
3.provides everything that is included in your rent, such as:
As a tenant, you must:
1.pay your full rent on time
2.keep your home clean and maintain it well
3.contact the landlord when anything needs to be fixed
4.let the landlord or manager enter your home to:
2.show the apartment to other people (if you’re moving out)
3.Your landlord must let you know if they’ll be coming into your apartment.
If you have a problem with your landlord, contact the rental authority in the province or territory where you live.
Finding a place to rent
There are many ways to find houses or apartments to rent. You can:
1.ask your friends
2.check the classified ads in:
5.bulletin boards in shops
6.check online classified ads
7.visit rental agency websites
8.ask for help at an immigrant-serving organization
9.pay a rental agency to help you find a rental home
10.visit neighbourhoods and look for “For Rent” signs on houses or buildings
11.Before you visit a place you might want to rent, make a checklist of questions you may want to ask the landlord or superintendent.
In Canada, landlords can ask you for references (such as a past landlord or an employer) who can confirm that you’ll be a good tenant. They can also:
1.ask you where you work
2.check your credit history
3.ask you what your income is
You can get help from an immigrant-serving organization if you don’t have:
3.a credit history in Canada
Canada- Figure out how much you can afford for a home
Homeownership can be very exciting, but it isn’t always the best thing for everyone. Before you decide to buy a home, make sure you carefully consider the costs.
According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), your monthly housing costs should not be more than about 35% of your gross monthly income. This includes costs such as mortgage payments and utilities.
Your entire monthly debt load should not be more than 42% of your gross monthly income. This includes your mortgage payments and all your other debts. visit-
The rules for getting a driving license in Canada differ in each province and territory. In this article, we outline the general requirements in those provinces and territories most popular with newcomers to Canada.
Depending on which country you’re from, you may be able to simply exchange your foreign licence for a driver licence in Canada without the need to sit any road tests. However, many newcomers to Canada need to sit a theory test and road test before they can obtain a Canadian driving license, even if they already have years of driving experience outside Canada.
Getting Your Driver’s Licence-Canada-To apply for a licence, you must be at least 16 years old, pass a vision test and pass a test of your knowledge of the rules of the road and traffic signs. After you pass these tests, you will enter Level One and get a Class G1 licence. You must pass two road tests to become fully licensed.
Residents of Ontario must be at least 16 years old and have a valid Ontario driver’s licence to drive in this province.
Visitors to Ontario who want to drive while here must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s licence from your own province, state or country. If you are visiting Ontario for more than three months, you need an International Driver’s Permit from your own country.
New residents to Ontario with a valid driver’s licence from another province, state or country can use it for 60 days after you move to Ontario.
If you become a permanent resident of Ontario, you must get an Ontario driver’s licence.