A country that has a maple leaf symbol on its flag is known as a very safe country to live in. As a country of immigrants in the world, there are diverse cultures there. Therefore, you can find food from various ethnic and recreation theme tells about the history and local culture.
- A very safe country with the lowest crime rate.
- Stable social conditions.
- Canada has a multicultural society.
- The quality of education is high and internationally recognized, and supported by the Canadian government in the form of funds.
- The comfortable and secure living and learning environment.
- The cost of study is very competitive.
- Student can apply for a part-time work permit of 20 hours per two weeks during the school year and 40 hours per week during school holiday.
- The opportunity to work full-time maximum of three (3) years in Canada after graduation depends on the length of the duration of the academic program are taken.
- Opportunities to obtain Permanent Residence after graduation is greater here than in other countries.
- A country full of varied natural beauty.
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The cost of living like in other places varies according to the city where people live and the lifestyle of each individual. The average required by each student is usually between CAD15,000–CAD18,000 per year. This fee covers the cost of accommodation, meals, and transportation, as well as telecommunications, and other daily necessities.
- Student Visa
The student visa must be obtained by international students as a permit to live and study in Canada. Initially, entry visa will be granted as entry permits, and after arriving in Canada, students will be given study permit that allows them to stay in Canada temporarily during their study period.
Most schools in Canada offer a wide range of choices and convenience for residence students. But the choice of homestay is the right choice for international students who want to improve their English and / or French; also to experience a welcoming and friendly environment from the host family.
- Work Part Time
Currently, student visas issued to international students studying in public universities automatically include the permission for students to work directly both on campus and off campus. Full-time students and their dependents can take part-time job up to 20 hours per week during study term and full-time work up to 40 hours during the holiday period. The standard minimum salary earned during part-time job is CAD 10 per hour. After graduating from the academic program, students will gain employment in Canada up to three (3) years.
For example, if future studies academic program of four (4) years, the employment is three (3) years. If the study period of two (2) years, the employment is three (3) years. As for the course of one (1) year, then the employment is only one (1) year.
If you are studying in Canada, then you have the opportunity to follow the Co-operative Education program or often known as Co-op. Co-op is a program in which students are given the opportunity to work for some period in the areas they learn. Some Co-op even provides financial compensation for the students. Duration of Co-op is varied; You can intern for one (1) full semester and then go back to college, and take Co-op program for several times during the lecture. As for some of the advantages of the Co-op are those companies tend to recruit employees who have ever taken the Co-op program. Co-op also allows students to apply the theory learned in the classroom into real practice. Besides, who does not want to work with professionals and expand their network?
- Primary & Secondary Schools
The education system in Canada includes government-funded schools and private schools, from kindergarten to pre-university. Education is a provincial responsibility under the laws of Canada, so there is a difference in the education system in various provinces. In general, the length of primary and secondary education term in Canada is 11, 12 or 13 years depending on the province.
From here students can go on to universities and colleges, or in Quebec they can continue at Collège d’enseignement general et professionnel (CEGEP) which means the College of General and Vocational Education. All universities in Canada are owned by the government and the courses are offered ranging from Undergraduate to Doctorate and usually begin in September.
- College & Technical Institute / Polytechnic
The most popular options in Canada are college and technical institute, because they offer a professional program one for (1) to three (3) years including internship. They also offer courses University Transfer Program (UTP), which provide opportunities for students to obtain a graduate degree program (Bachelor Degree) at the university. Transfer credit value of two (2) years at a college or university college will be a provision for that student.
Costs for college and technical institute ranges between CAD 10,000 – CAD 20,000.
Universities in Canada are known internationally for the quality of teaching and research. Undergraduate and Graduate degree from a university in Canada is considered on par with other universities in the United States and other Commonwealth countries. Universities in Canada are largely funded by the government. Hence, universities in Canada consistently have high quality.
The number of full-time students at the university ranges from between 1,000-35,000 students. In addition, most universities have a large number of part time students or continuing education students. Bachelor Degree in Canada takes duration of four (4) years. Just like America, Canada also recognizes a pathway system through the College, where students can start their studies for one (1) to two (2) years in college first and then transfer to a university.
The study duration for Graduate courses (Master Degree) is two (2) years and for PhD is between three (3) to four (4) years. The university also offers certificate and degree for professionals.
Fees for universities vary depending on the province, institution and program of study, typically ranging CAD 9,000 – CAD 26,000 per year.
The study period usually lasts from September to May. Some universities use a semester or trimester system, with all courses available even during the summer. Generally there is no admission test in Canada. Each university sets its own entry standards and qualifications of each individual application.
Stretching in the north of United States of America, this country that is also a member of the British Commonwealth has an area of nearly 10 million km2.
As in other western countries, Canada also has four (4) seasons each year. Due to its location in the northern hemisphere, most regions in the country experience snow in the winter, except Vancouver. The lowest temperature is -25oC in winter and the highest temperature is 35oC in summer.
The four (4) seasons are:
- Winter : December – February
- Spring : March – May
- Summer : June – August
- Fall : September – November
As is the case with the USA, Canada also has six (6) different time zones. In almost all places in Canada, the Daylight Saving Time applies in the summer of the second week of March to the first week of November, by adjusting the time into one (1) hour earlier.
– Pacific Standard Time (PST): GMT-8 or Indonesia WIB-15
– Mountain Standard Time (MST): GMT-7 or Indonesia WIB-14
– Central Standard Time (CST): GMT-6 or Indonesia WIB-13
– Eastern Standard Time (EST): GMT-5 or Indonesia WIB-12
– Atlantic Standard Time (AST): GMT-4 or Indonesia WIB-11
– Newfoundland Standard Time (NST): GMT-3 or Indonesia WIB-10
Canadian residents are more than 34 million people and most them live in cities within less than 150 km from the border of the United States. Most of the Canadian population descended from English and French, followed by Scotland, Ireland, Germany, and Italy, as well as Ukraine. This made Canada the country with diverse cultures. The national languages used in this country of origin of the sport of ice hockey are English and French.
There are several modes of transportation that we can choose to explore Canada. First, we can choose a landline, where a wide selection of vehicle-starting of cars and buses-have adequate facilities and networks. Secondly, through the railway line, where Canada provides intercity rail network and rail network in the city that people can ride safely. Thirdly, Canada offers the convenience of driving cross-province by ferry. Recently, the extensive and fast flight networks as well as the wide selection of airlines are available to all residents of Canada who want to travel between provinces, and even overseas.
As a Commonwealth country, the Canadian government run a parliamentary system which is led by a Prime Minister.
Canada consists of ten provinces and three (3) territories. The ten provinces are British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. While the three (3) territories, located on the far north of the American continent are the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
Canada has a variety of tourist destinations ranging from nature, culture, to entertainment. Beautiful nature, technological advancement, well laid infrastructure, and the multi-cultural population make Canada a destination to explore. Here are some interesting places that can be visited while studying in this country of origin of Celine Dion and Shania Twain.
- Niagara Falls
Many describe this as one of the seven (7) the natural wonders of the world, the natural beauty of Niagara Falls was formed when the glaciers of the last ice age receded and water from the Great Lakes carved a route through the Niagara escarpment. There is no boring day in Niagara Falls because here there are many places of interest, among others:
– Skylon Tower which is known for the rotating dining room.
– The Niagara Falls Aviary Museum and Aerospace Museum, Daredevil Niagara, Niagara Museum.
– The Mist is an adventure tour of Niagara Falls with a boat ride and experiencing the ‘shower’ in Niagara Falls.
- Jasper National Park
Located in the province of Alberta, this national park is one of the historic heritages in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Moreover, this place is the largest in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, with an area of over 10,000 km2. It is a tourist attraction with all activities to do, such as hiking, skiing, enjoying nature, and unique wildlife such as wild bears, the elk (moose), and a large deer (caribou), as well as wolves.
- Vancouver and Victoria
Vancouver is the largest metropolitan city in Western Canada, which is in the province of British Columbia. Vancouver was awarded as “The World’s Most Liveable Cities” version of The Economist Intelligence Unit in 2014 as the third-ranked city that offers the best quality of life in the world.
Victoria, the capital city of this province, is located in Vancouver Island, which is one of the islands of Canadian Arctic in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories of Canada, and it is the largest island in the world. Victoria port city is very rich in history, culture, art; therefore, it is recommended to visit while in Canada.
Is a sacred place for fans of adrenaline sports (skiing in winter, mountain biking in the summer) ranging from beginner level up to the extreme. As a place of choice for skiing on the North American mainland since the mid-1990s, Whistler was chosen to host the prestigious sports event-the Winter Olympics in 2010.
- Toronto and Calgary
Toronto is the number one largest city in Canada, and also the capital of the province of Ontario. In addition to the Toronto Stock Exchange, all are available in the city formerly known as York. The city is well known, from the historic buildings to modern, industrial food and beverage area, the annual festival, to the well-known institutions in the world. In addition, the town where the International Film Festival was held is at fourth position on “The World’s Most Liveable Cities” (the most comfortable city to live) from The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2015. This largest city in the province of Alberta is an ideal destination for nature and winter sports.
- Quebec and Montreal
Quebec is the largest province in Canada where the French is its primary language. Many of the unique things come from this world largest maple syrup producing province, one of which is the symbol of fleur-de-lis as a motive for its flag.
The largest city in Quebec is Montreal, where there are Mount Royal Park, the largest park designed by the famous designer who also designed New York’s Central Park. Canada proved to be very comfortable to live in, in addition to Vancouver and Toronto, the city of Calgary was also awarded “The World’s Most Liveable Cities” (the most comfortable city to live) in 2015 by The Economist Intelligence Unit, ranked second. In addition, since 1999 in Montreal literary festival held every year multi languages, namely Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival.
– Canada is the second largest country in the world (including water), and the fourth largest in terms of land.
– An interesting fact for the children is that Canada is believed to be the home of Santa Claus.
– Canada is one country other than the United States who does a lot of discoveries in aerospace engineering equipment. CANADARM mounted on the International Space Station is a product of Canada.
– In 1883, a baseball glove was found in Canada.
– Canada has a very strong reputation in the field of scientific and technological discoveries. One of them is the originator of the idea to connect schools and libraries to the Internet, called the SchoolNet program.
– Many Canadians achieved Nobel Prize. For the health sector, Canada has gained three (3) Nobel awards such as the discovery of insulin, ribonucleic acid (RNA), etc; in addition to seven (7) Nobel Prize in chemistry, and much more.