• Why should I study in the CANADA?

    When we face the question of choosing the best country in abroad for education, Canada tops the priority list without any doubt as its considered best amongst all countries. It is not only because of the education standard, but also because of the diversity the country offers. In other words, this country gives the opportunity of meeting people from diversified cultural, social and racial background.

    Canada has the best innumerable colleges and universities, amongst other educational institutions in the world. These “state of art” colleges offer vibrant, creative and challenging environment, where students get the opportunity to pick & choose different programs they would like to study. The students in these innumerable “state of art” institutions range from 1,000 to 60,000. These institutions provide rock solid foundation, which is “the key” to develop ones potential to the optimum. This would eventually boost ones career prospects and help building a better future!

    Hence, if “cultural diversity” is one of the many things that you are looking at in your country of education, then Canada is definitely your destination.

    You still not convinced. Well, in that case given below is the list of reasons why you should study in Canada?

    • One of the best places in the world to settle down!
    • Multicultural society.
    • Canadian education standard is the best amongst all.
    • Worldwide recognition given to their education programs
    • A very safe country to be in
    • Canada provides international students the opportunity to work and live in the country post completing ones graduation.
    • Second largest country in the world that is capable of providing everything to everyone.
  • Why should I approach (ECC) EDUCATION CONSULTANTS CANADA?

    (ECC) EDUCATION CONSULTANTS CANADA is a renowned, reliable and professionally managed consultancy firm associated with various aspects of education in Canada. Having offices in all major metropolitan cities and its head office in Toronto, it is linked with major universities in Canada, thus making an ideal choice for prospective students who wish to study in Canada. We bring in engaged, easygoing, friendly professionals who work closely with students and guide them through the entire process. Our record speaks for ourselves. We have successfully managed to place students in various institutions throughout Canada.

    The purpose of this website is to guide students through the entire process, initiating from the point where one start looking for program to where one shops for flight tickets. We at (ECC) EDUCATION CONSULTANTS CANADA intend to provide with loads of valuable information and insights that we think would help students in settling down to a new country of education.

    Therefore, here we are...To help you change your dream into reality!

  • What types of courses are open to me?

    Canadian institutions offer a wide variety of courses ranging from undergraduate programs to postgraduate degrees and diplomas. Students can pick up various programs from a range of reputable institutions consisting of 1,000 to 60,000 students. Universities in Canada offer different undergraduate and graduate research programs. International students can apply either for fall or winter semester depending upon the program one chooses.

  • How do I decide where to study?

    At times selecting the right university can be strenuous and confusing. Students often find this difficult and end up making the wrong choice. Our well-qualified counselors in (ECC) EDUCATION CONSULTANTS CANADA are available here to help in selecting the right institution as well as the right program that will boost career prospects. Your choice and your career objective will be completely taken into consideration before we advise you.

  • How do I learn the rating of an institution?

    Different agencies uses different criterion for university ratings. Student should understand that it’s the department’s ratings that really matters. In other words some institutions are known for their Engineering programs and some are known for Business schools. Here at (ECC) EDUCATION CONSULTANTS CANADA, we help students understand the university strengths, hence helps them in guiding to arrive to a decision about their choice of education & university selection.

  • What are the general entry requirements?

    General criterion for admissions is pretty much same for all the colleges & universities in Canada. One has to have a B or B+ average in their academics before their application can be evaluated. Given below are the details of the academic requirement an applicant has to fulfill before they submit their application for admissions.

    University Undergraduate application requirement:

    • Minimum of 60% in their 10th and 12th standard.
    • Most of the degree programs require Math in Secondary and Higher Secondary school.
    • Science programs require Physics, Chemistry or Biology depending upon on the program requirement.
    • Would need to meet English Language requirement.

    University Graduate application:

    • Minimum of 70% in their last degree program.
    • Would require fulfilling the specific requirement of the program to which the student wishes to apply.
    • Would need to be accepted by a department faculty member before the University sends the offer letter.
    • Would need to meet the English language requirement.

    Community College Post Secondary Application:

    • Minimum of 70% in their last degree program.
    • Would require fulfilling the specific requirement of the program to which the student wishes to apply.
    • Would need to be accepted by a department faculty member before the University sends the offer letter.
    • Would need to meet the English language requirement.

    Community College Post Graduation Application:

    • Minimum of 60% in the last attended degree.
    • Minimum of 55% in their Secondary & higher secondary school.
    • Would require at list 55% in Math in Secondary and Higher Secondary
    • Would require fulfilling the entire program’s specific requirement to which they wishe to apply.
    • Would need to meet the English language requirement.

    English Language Requirement:

    University English Language Requirement
    OEFL - 90 ibt (minimum), 213 cbt (minimum), 550 pbt (minimum)
    IELTS 6.5 (minimum) with minimum of 6.0 band in each Category

    Community College English Language Requirement
    Post Secondary requirement
    TOEFL 79 ibt (minimum) 213 cbt (minimum) 550 pbt (minimum)
    IELTS 6.0 (minimum) with minimum of 6.0 band in each Category

    Post Graduation requirement
    TOEFL 90 ibt (minimum) 213 cbt (minimum) 550 pbt (minimum)
    IELTS 6.5 (minimum) with minimum of 6.0 band in each Category

  • Can I study part-time in the CANADA?

    One of the norms for all visa students is they have to maintained the full time status through out the duration of their visa. In other words international students will have to be enrolled in full time study through out their stay in Canada.

  • Will I be allowed to work part-time?
    • Post 6 months of a student’s full time study, are they allowed filing off-campus work permit.
    • This will allow students to work part time i.e. 20 hours/week simultaneously while studying full time.
    • The eligibility to file work permit depends on several other factors like academic performance, advisor recommendation, attendance and so on.
    • Students would require off-campus work permit along with the S.I.N (Social insurance number) to work off- campus.
    • SIN number can filed from any of the service Canada office once the student has received the job offer or off campus work permit.
    • Nevertheless students can work on campus from the day one and wouldn’t require any work permit.
    • Libraries, Book Stores, Food stalls, bar, café, are some of the places on campus where students work.
    • Minimum wage here in Canada goes by province. Given below is the listing of minimum wage of some of the province:
      • Ontario- $10.20/hour
      • Ontario- $10.20/hour
      • British Columbia- $8.00/hour
      • Alberta - $8.00/hour

    Please do not forget that Standard of living plays an important factor in deciding the minimum wages. Since Ontario has the highest standard of living so the minimum of Ontario is the highest in Canada.

  • What are my chances of being admitted to an MBA course as a fresh graduate?

    You have a very good chance getting admitted in to MBA program as long as you have good GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) Score and maintain a minimum of B or B+ average during his/her undergrads. Like any other graduate program, MBA is considered to be quite competitive and satisfying the minimum admission requirement doesn’t necessarily guarantee the admission into the program.

  • Must I take an exam to qualify for higher education in the CANADA?

    It depends entirely on the programs. For instance, the applicant has to write GMAT exams before their applications can be considered for admission into MBA program. Also some Canadian institutions would prefer GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores for the graduate level programs.

  • Can I work in CANADA after completing my course?

    Applicants enrolled in full time program in University or Community College in Canada for a minimum of one year, are considered to be eligible for open work permit upon the completion of their program. Completion of one year full time program makes you eligible for one year open work permit and 2 or more years program will give you three years of work permit.

  • What is the cost of studying in CANADA?

    The thought of moving away from the comfort of a home, being on your own & especially migrating to another country is certainly a big decision. The evitable question that comes to one’s mind is” where shall I live”? ”How much will it cost”? and so on... Living expenses in big cities will be different from the smaller ones. Average room rent in Canada is around $400 dollar. Given below is the approximate cost that might be incurred during your study & stay in Canada.

    Tution fee
    University

    Undergraduate - $11,913- $17,000 / year
    Engineering - $14,295-$17,000/ year
    M.B.A. - $18,027- $30,000/ year

    Tution fee
    Community College

    Bachelor Degree programs - $11,913- $17,000 / year
    Applied Degree programs - $14,295-$17,000/ year
    Diploma and Certificate program - $18,027- $30,000/ year
    English as a Second Language - $3,900-$4,500/ year

    These are just the approximate values. Fees mostly depend on the institutions a student wishes to apply.

    Living Expenses (Monthly Basis):

    Rent: (shared room) $350-$650
    Groceries: $200-$300
    Health Insurance: $500-$760/academic year
    Bus pass: $60-$120 (Depends on the province)
    Miscellaneous**: 150-$300 (Depends on the student)
    TOTAL $950-$2,130

    Please note this is an estimate only and completely depends on your lifestyle.

  • What are the scholarships available to me?

    Students may apply to various scholarships and funding depending on the program they choose. Unlike undergraduate course, graduate students enrolled in full time Masters or PhD. programs normally receives some funding from the university. The funding would be in the form of TA (Teaching Assistanceship) or RA (Research Assistantship) and the level of funding depends entirely on the departments and the program supervisor.

  • When should I apply?

    Intakes

    • Fall – September
    • Winter – January
    • Summer– May.

    Fall and winter sessions offer majority of the programs whereas only few programs are offered during summer sessions. Students must carefully consider the graduate & undergraduate programs availability before applying for studying in Canada. Also not all the institutions offer admissions during summer intake.

    Dates & Deadlines

    • Fall – University deadline for fall session is April 1st week but again it can vary depending upon the university the student is applying for. On the other hand Community college takes application until 1st week of July. But again it varies depending upon the community college the student is applying for!
    • Winter – University deadline for Winter Session is October 1st week but again it can vary depending upon the University the student is applying for. On the other hand Community college takes application until 1st week of November. But again it varies depending upon the community college the student is applying for!
    • Summer – University deadline for summer session is February 1st week but again it can vary depending upon the University the student is applying for. On the other hand Community college takes application until 1st week of March. But again it varies depending upon the community college the student is applying for!

    Processing Time

    Normal processing time for Undergraduate application is 4-6 weeks. Graduate application can take anywhere from 6-10 weeks. On the other hand Community college takes anywhere between 2-4 weeks regardless of the fact whether it’s a graduate or an undergraduate application.

  • Will I be able to get jobs after my graduation?

    Quick Facts:

    • Post Graduation students are allowed to file open work permit.
    • Length of the work permit depends on the duration of the course. So if your program duration is 2 years, the work permit validity period will be of 2 years from the day it gets issued.
    • The work permit will be only issued to the applicant/s that has successfully completed any full time program in any of the government institutions. In other words only graduates from the community colleges or the Universities will be given open work permit. Graduates from private career colleges do not qualify for open work permit.
    • Open work permit means that applicant can work for any organization.
    • In Canada 75% of the graduates are hired in the first 6 month by different organization. Given below is the list of some of the top employers in Canada.
    • BMO (Bank Of Montreal) • Bell
    • CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) • Bombardier
    • RBC (Royal Bank Of Canada) • Petro Canada
    • Scotia Bank • Schlumberger
    • HSBC • IBM
    • Air Canada • HP
    • West Jet • Rogers
    • TELUS  

    These employers hire graduates from finance, Information Technology, Engineering, Construction, and Telecommunication and so on. Recent graduates can make any were from $35K to 50K depending upon their experience.

  • Why is counseling a good idea?

    No doubt that Internet has made things quite simpler for everyone. Information is now just a click away. But there is only so much internet can do! It doesn’t give you an option of getting in touch with the real person who not only provide you with one to one guidance but also helps you through every step. Information you get from an experienced counselor is up to date and is quite valuable. That is why it is always advisable to have a friendly professional by your side who is more than willing to work closely with you and guide you through the entire process.