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Canada in brief:

Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. Canada is the home to crystal clear lakes, endless fields of wildflowers, and towering snow-capped mountains. With its abundant physical resources, Canada enjoys a high standard of living. Canada is almost unimaginably vast stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US.

Fact File

Country Canada
Capital City Ottawa
National day July 1, 1867
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Government type Federal parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
Currency Dollar (CAD)
Canadian Dollar (CAD) Rs39.2 Indian Rupee (INR)
Country Codes +1
National Fauna Beaver, Canadian Horse
Population 33, 390, 141 (July 2007 est.)
Area 9,984,670 SQ KM
Internet TLD .ca
Official language English, French
Largest city Toronto

Benefits of Education in Canada:

The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges/ technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university colleges. Canada's education system is excellent and ranks among the best in the world. International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to one year after they receive their degree or diploma. International students can work on campus without a work permit.

Education in Canada:

Successful completion of the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school academic program with strong marks. Proof of strong proficiency in English (or French if studies in French). Students may be required to provide proof of language proficiency by way of a language proficiency test (For example TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB). Generally, Francophone universities require international students to complete their own test of French proficiency. Some institutions have other forms of English or French language assessment; they may offer their own language proficiency test or, may admit students to academic programs on the basis of having successfully completed that institution's language program.

Studying in Canada is not free, but it is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year (8 months) in an undergraduate program is C$11,903. Canada offers the lowest tuition rates* for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the US.Rates at U.S. public universities were almost 1/3 higher than fees for Bachelor’s degrees in Canada, while U.S. private university fees were more than double.

Alberta $8,000 - $15,780
British Columbia $9,250 - $17,580
Manitoba $5,575 - $9,135
New Brunswick$7,845 - $12,810
Nova Scotia $8,230 - $13,440
Ontario $6,900 - $18,900
Prince Edward Island $8,970
Québec $10,070 - $14,280
Saskatchewan$8,490 - $11,725
Rent - Bachelor Apartment (one room apartment, one month, large city) $700 - $1,100
Rent - Bachelor Apartment (one room apartment, one month, small city/town)$500- $700
Groceries for One Person (one month) $200 - $300
Utilities (one month)$20 - $30
Phone (one month not including long distance) $20 - $40
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