Canada is the 15th largest country in the world and one of the world’s wealthiest nations. It is a member of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) which essentially to be understood as stimulating economic progress and world trade.
Canada is roughly the same size as the United States (3.8 million square miles), but only has 1/10 the people (34.6 million). It’s three times the size of Mexico, with 1/3 the people. Canada’s standard of living in 2015, as measured by GDP per capita, was $45,900, lower than the United States ($56,300) but higher than Mexico ($18,500). The northern half is so cold for so much of the year that the ground remains permanently frozen. As a result, 90% of the people live within 100 miles of the US border. Canada has been ranked by the UN as one of the best places in the world to live. MTV Cities in Canada are very popular which stand for Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
Education in Canada is both publicly and privately funded thus leaving the parents to choose the institution of their choice for their children. It is controlled by the Provincial governments like we have state board for every state with a bit of Federal say in it. The Canadian academic year typically runs from September through to June every year. The country is justifiably proud of its universities and colleges. Students from all over the world come to Canada for their tertiary education, and Canadian degrees are recognized everywhere.
The institutions are categorize into the following – 1) Universities, 2) University Colleges, 3) Community College and 4) Career Colleges. Universities and Community Colleges are very famous among the Indian student community.Universities typically offer:
Every year, Canada invites around 250,000 – 300,000 international students to study in Canada and upon graduation students are eligible to apply for Post Graduation Work Permit for up to 3 years. While on PGWP, certain conditions being met they can also apply for Permanent Residency as well.
It is a joint pilot project designed by the ACCC (Association of Canadian Community Colleges in Canada) in Canada and CIC (Citizenship Immigration Canada) offices in India to give the study permits to Canada the much needed push to compete effectively with other countries like Australia, New Zealand, UK and USA. It was originally launched in April 2009 and for the first intake that followed this date that is September 2009, 18 colleges that signed the SPP program recruited close to 4000 students. It is, therefore, extremely successful and the result is it is still open for India even in 2016.
List of all institutions participating in the SPP Program can be found by clicking the link below
The documentation part is also easy under SPP Program and the visa approval chances very high. A student typically applying under SPP has to have the following..
Admission intakes – Sep, Jan and May (Community Colleges) I University – Sep & Jan.