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Canada offers not only a home-like experience, what with almost a million citizens of Indian origin!

india Updated: Nov 13, 2006 16:19 IST

The country's USP
The USP is safety. The United Nations has awarded the country the status of 'a safe place to live in' for several consecutive years.
Canada boasts of over 1,00,000 foreign students, from all parts of the world, on its campuses.

About 2000 students wound their way to study in Canada in 2005. The best thing about the Canada as a higher education destination is that, for admission to most Canadian institutes, aspirants don’t have to take the SAT, unlike for US universities.

Kenneth Macartney, Deputy High Commissioner of Canada

"Why should Indians choose to study in Canada? The main reasons are world class, affordable educational institutions and the great quality of life. 

Education matters to Canadians; over 56 per cent of the adult population has post-secondary education and of those over 17 per cent have university degrees.

Each year Canadian educational institutions welcome more than 1,80,000 foreign students.

Degrees and diplomas from Canadian institutions are internationally among the most widely recognised and sought after. Tuition fees for international students are among the lowest in the English-speaking world.

Canada is an international leader in Computer and Information Technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as Business and Commerce, Science and Technology, Engineering and Environmental Industries.

Canada also offers to Indian students a high standard of living, clean, safe and cosmopolitan cities, spectacular nature and a diverse cultural experience.

One of the most vibrant and multi-cultural countries in the world, Canada enjoys very special links with India through the large numbers of Indians who have chosen to make Canada their permanent home. Come study in Canada!"

Admission is primarily on the basis of Class XII marks. Canada also has many of ‘us’ as almost a million Canadians are of Indian origin.

Hot for what?
Canada is projected as being hot for animation and graphic designing. Sixty per cent of the animation technology work from Hollywood is outsourced to Canada.

The country boasts that Canadian institutes have produced makers of films like Jurassic Park, The Mask, Terminator II - Judgement Day and a few more.
Biotechnology is also gaining popularity amongst Indian students.

Top institutes
Sheridan College (Animation):
Vancouver Film School (Animation):
Capilano College (Animation):
Seneca College (Biotechnology):
The University of Waterloo, (Biotechnology):

Here’s a primer on things a Canadian education aspirant needs to know Commencement of session: The university session runs from September to May. Some universities teach under a semester or trimester system with courses available even during the summer.

When to apply: Begin the application exercise a year ahead of the academic session you intend to join.

How to apply: Except for institutions located in the province of Ontario, most Canadian institutes issue their own application forms. Those wishing to study at universities in Ontario should route their applications through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (, an online, centralised admissions service organisation based in the province. The OUAC form allows applicants to select only three institutions. There is no need not apply to more than three institutions, if you do your research well in time.

First Published: Nov 13, 2006 16:19 IST