A United Nations survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live. This assessment was based upon Canada's achievements in terms of educational attainment, life expectancy, national income and general quality of life. Conducted every year, the survey evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. Canada's prime cities Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal have been recognized as world class cities to live and work, for cleanliness, safety, cultural activities and attractive lifestyles. Canada's education system is excellent and ranks among the best in the world. Moreover Canadian tuition fees are among the lowest in English-speaking countries.


Full-time students registered in a degree or diploma-granting course are allowed to work on the campus of the institution at which they are registered without the need for an employment authorization. This includes on-campus employment for graduate, teaching or research assistants. Spouses of full-time students are eligible for open or open/restricted employment authorizations, depending on medical requirements having been met. Students whose intended employment forms an integral part of their course of study such as undergraduate co-op programs, some programs offered by career colleges or language schools and some high school programs.


Instructions about the method to get admission in Canadian Universities Though admission process and requirements vary from institution to institution in Canada, here we'll discuss about the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canadian universities. When you select a university or college where you wish to study your required course, write to the institution's respective admission department asking for more information on admission requirements and admission application forms. After you enquire, the admission department will send you the documents required by the university and other requirements for admitting you into their university. These documents may be your academic, character, and financial evidences that show you are the deserving candidate for admission in the respective university. Every university has right to mark their own requirements to admit students into their institution. The major languages used in Canada are English and French. Bust most of the universities offer courses in English language. So you need to show your efficiency by means of English Language tests. IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English language test in Canada, however, some universities even accepts TOEFL. The score that you must obtain in these language tests vary from institution to institution and course of study students choose. Some universities even seek for other medium of English language test assessment, which might even be Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment. All these assessments test the ability of students to take the course in English language. For admission in undergraduate level, student must have completed twelve years of academic education, but for postgraduate level it is sixteen years. If you've done three years of bachelor's course then you'll have to do diploma for one year in Canada to be eligible to study in Canada as postgraduate student. For management students, students may be asked for two years of work experience before being admitted to the university. In most of the cases GMAT is compulsory for MBA students. Though education isn't free in Canada, tuition fees are cheaper in compare to other similar nations like UK, USA, and Australia.


Process to obtain Canadian Student Visa for international students The student visa in Canada is most commonly known as Study permit. Either a student need to obtain or don't need to obtain Canadian study permit depends upon the country of residence of the student. Students from most of the countries need to obtain Canadian student visa to study in Canada, but students from some countries don't have to obtain any Student visa to study in Canada.

Who needs to obtain Canadian student visa

Students from any of the countries listed below will have to obtain study permit or student visa in order to study in Canada:

Afghanistan Egypt Lithuania Sao Tome e Principe
Albania Algeria Angola Argentina
Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh
Belarus Belize Benin Bhutan
Bolivia Bosnia & Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria
Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon
Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile
China Colombia Comoros Congo
Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Djibouti
Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador
El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia
Fiji Gabon Gambia Georgia
Ghana Grenada Guatemala Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras
Hungary India Indonesia Iran
Iraq Israel Ivory Coast Jamaica
Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati
Korea, North Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos
Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya
Macao S.A.R. Macedonia Lithuania Madagascar
Malawi Malaysia Maldives Islands Mali
Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Micronesia States
Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco
Mozambique Myanmar Nauru Nepal
Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Oman
Pakistan Palau Palestine Panama
Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland
Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda
Sao Tome e Principe Saudi Arab Senegal Serbia
Seychelles Sierra Leone Slovak Rep. Somalia
South Africa Sri Lanka Sudan Surinam
Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania
Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu
Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Uruguay
Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam
Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

If your country is listed in the list above, then you'll have to obtain study permit or student visa to enroll in the University or College to study in Canada.

Who doesn't need to obtain student visa

There are several criteria drawn by the Government of Canada for students who don't require to obtain student visa to study in Canada. These criteria are mentioned below:

  • Students from Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brunei, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel (National Passport holders only), Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Republic of Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, San Marino, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States, and Western Samoa don't require to have Canadian student visa to study in Canada.
  • Students who are the permanent resident of United States who hold a Green Card or can present any evidence which show they belong permanently to USA.
  • Students who are the citizens of United Kingdom, either they are in UK or are staying abroad but legally can return back and stay in UK.
  • Students who have a valid Special Administrative Region passport issued by the Government of the Hong Kong.

If you meet any of the above criteria, then students don't need to have Study permit or Canadian student visa to study in Canada

Documents Required for Study Permits in Canada

There are several documents that students will have to present to obtain Student visa for Canada. Those documents are listed below:

  • Completed Application for Study permits
  • A valid passport
  • Two photos of the students and each of the family members. The photograph must not be more that six month old. Back of the photo, the name and date of birth of the person appearing in the photo should be written
  • Proof that shows the educational institution has accepted the student for admission in their institution
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to overcome all the living expenses and study costs in Canada
  • Bank transaction statement of last four months
  • Proof of payment of fee in acceptable format. This format varies according to country and region. However, the most general method is presenting it through Bank Draft
  • Evidence that show students have no criminal records
  • Students from some nations may even need to present medical reports
  • Any other documents that may help for obtaining a Student visa for Canada

Who need to have Medical Reports

Students from Admiralty Islands, Afghanistan, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Ascension, Austral Islands, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahamas, Bahrain, Balearic Islands, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belau, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bora Bora, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cap Vert, Central African Rep. , Chad, Chagos Archipelago, China, Cook Islands, Cooz Islands, Colombia, Comoros - Islamic Federal Republic, Congo - Democratic Republic (Kinshasa), Christmas Island, Congo Republic, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Easter Island, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Gambier Islands, Georgia, Paris, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Huahine Island, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Loyalty Islands, Marquesas Islands, Marshall Islands, Midway Islands, New Guinea Islands, Ivory Coast, Johnston Atoll, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kerguelen Islands, Kiribati, Kosrae, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar , Madeira, Maio, Makatea, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali Republic, Maupiti, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Moorea, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Britain, New Caledonia, New Guinea Mainland, New Hebrides, New Ireland, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana, Northern Sinai, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Ponape, Portugal, Raiatea, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sabah, Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Sao Tome e Principe, Sarawak, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Society Archipelago, Solomon Islands, Somali Republic, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Helena, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Syria, Tahaa, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tokelau Islands, Togo, Tonga, Tristan Da Cunha, Truk Island, Tuamotu Archipelago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, U.S. Trust Territory of Pacific Island, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Western Samoa, Yap Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


Capital: Ottawa
Population: 32,207,113
Area: 9,970,610 sq km
Language: English, French
Religion: Roman Catholic, Anglican
Continent: North America