Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Applying to Study in Canada: An International Student’s Guide

International Students

Canadian college and university campuses are exceptionally diverse.

So you’ve decided to study in Canada? Good call.

Canada offers some of the finest postsecondary education in the world. Also, our college and university campuses are exceptionally diverse, as people from all races and ethnicities come together to learn.

So how do I start this journey?

  1. Choose your school: You can’t get a student visa unless you’ve been accepted to an accredited college or university. If you haven’t decided on a school yet, you can start your search at colleges411.com.
  2. Get accepted: We can’t help you here. This is all you. It’s your experiences and ambitions that will guide you.
  3. Prove you can pay: Next, you have to prove to immigration officials that you can finance your education and living expenses. You have to show them you can do it yourself, or through sponsorship.
  4. Background check: You may also be required to have a medical exam and/ or a police record check. Be prepared to do both.
  5. Of course, the paperwork: Depending on where you want to study, there will be different forms and documentation to fill out. Check Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website for more details.

Your own country may have its own unique list of requirements for you. Check with your local education authorities to find out what you need.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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  1. Rahulhr2000 Says:

    Hey I m a international student can I join the canadian police???


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