101 on Studying in Canada as an International Student

Studying in Canada is not as hard as it may seem. Canada has become one of the leading destinations for international students to study and find a successful career.

But what do you need?

You need to know where you want to go.  Research, inquire, book visual tours and find a program that fits you and your academic standing.

Once you have chosen your institution, you will need to prepare your application:

What you will need:

  1. HAVE A VALID PASSPORT – make sure the expiry date is longer than your intended program you wish to attend and all information on there is valid
  2. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST – you will need to register for one of the international acknowledged English tests (IELTS, TOEFL and PTE) which are requested by the university or college. You will be required to score a minimum grade in the modules for speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  3. LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE – a letter of acceptance from the DLI listed school you have applied to. You will need to apply for your study visa and permit. * Make sure to pay the minimum deposit that is required.
  4. COLLECT AND COMPILE YOUR ACADEMIC DOCUMENTATION – you will need to collect mark sheets and transcript in accordance to your program. For example, if you are applying for a Master’s program you will be required to already have a Bachelors degree with good standing.
  5. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION –  You may be required to show your bank records, GIC, statements and other documents basically to prove you as a student can support yourself while you are in Canada.


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