Traditions & Culture: Throughout Canada’s history, its culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French, and by its own indigenous cultures. Over time, elements of the cultures of Canada’s immigrant populations have become incorporated into mainstream Canadian culture. The culture of Canada is a term that embodies the artistic, culinary, literary, humour, musical, political, and social elements that are representative of Canada and Canadians.
Food: The Most ‘Canadian’ Foods Include Bacon, Poutine,and Maple Syrup. The national dish of Canada is a food called poutine, which is a high-calorie creation that consists of fries, cheddar cheese curds, and gravy. The Canadian dish was originally seen in the province of Quebec, but can be found all around Canada and has spread to the United Kingdom and the United States.
Safety: Canada is a friendly, safe country with a high standard of living. Low crime rates, great student health benefits, and universities focused on student security and health make studying in Canada a good choice for anyone who’s uneasy about personal safety while abroad. The Global Peace Index ranks Canada among its top 10 safest countries in the world to visit.
Health: Relative to other countries, medical insurance in Canada is inexpensive yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.
Transport: Using the general-purpose public transport is the most common means of student transport, in Canada. Below are few details:
Due to Canada’s large size, people often travel between major cities by airplane. All main cities have airports with regularly scheduled flights to and from many places.
Canada’s rail network runs across the country, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the east to Vancouver and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in the west. Trains in Canada are safe and comfortable. It is often cheaper to buy train tickets in advance.
Catching a bus can be the cheapest way of travelling between cities. It is often the only way of getting to smaller towns if you are not driving a car. Remember that bus travel can be very long due to the great distances involved.
In coastal areas of Canada such as British Columbia and the Atlantic region, ferry boats are a common way to travel. Many ferries transport both passengers and vehicles.
Canada has a large network of highways, making long-distance travel by car possible between most destinations.
In Canada, Indigenous people have played lacrosse for a thousand years, which is the summer national sport. Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 to condition young athletes during the winter, and hockey was invented in Canada in the 1800s.
Among children, soccer is the most popular game. As part of a healthy, active lifestyle, Canadians of all ages can participate in sports activities at every level and in various forms.
Religion is a fundamental part of Canadian society, where every citizen is free to practice whatever religion they choose, as long as its practices do not violate the law.
While there is no official national religion, Christianity has been the predominant faith since colonization.
Student visa is called a ‘Study Permit’
Study Permit is issued by CIC (Citizenship & Immigration Canada)
For courses less than 6 months Study Permit is not required
A Study permit is for course duration + 90 days
As a student, he can apply for SDS or Non-SDS Category.
(a) SDS Category: The Student Direct Stream (SDS) was formerly known as the Students Partner Program (SPP). International students get the facility of quicker student visa application processing time if they want to study in Canada. They can apply directly also for a student visa. However, you can only submit your SDS application through an online medium only. Furthermore, students have to satisfy certain requirements set by Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada under the SDS category.
(b) Non-SDS Category: Non-SDS is a general category scheme to apply for a visa application to study in Canada.Under this approach, applicants who are not eligible to meet the SDS requirements get a chance to apply. The requirements criteria may vary since a lot more documents are required to submit as a proof
(c)SDS Vs Non-SDS: SDS (also known as Student Direct Stream) is an express-entry visa application facility for students to study in Canada, whereas Non-SDS is a type of general visa application for everyone to work, study, or move to Canada. This is the major difference between SDS and Non-SDS visa applications. Furthermore, Non-SDS is applicable to all countries, whereas SDS is only for specific nations like China, India, Peru, and others.
Eligibility Criteria for Canada Student Visa
- You must qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
- You have been accepted by a Canadian-designated learning institute
- You need to prove that you have adequate funds to pay for: your tuition fee, and living expenses for yourself.
- You need to prove that you have a clean background and no criminal record.
- You need to do a health checkup and produce a medical certificate that certifies that you are in good health.
Documents required for Canada Student Visa?
2) Proof of Acceptance by a Designated Learning Institution
3) Proof of Funds
4) Passport Size Photographs
5) Immigration Medical Examination (IME)
6) English Language Proficiency Exam Score
7) Statement of Purpose
8) Credit Card
Visa and Application Cost
International students must pay the visa application fee to apply for a Canada Student Visa. The visa application fee includes 85 CAD for biometrics and 150 CAD for service charges, so the total fee is 235 CAD. Moreover, students also have to pay for medical check-ups, which is required for a Canadian visa. The medical check-up for a Canadian visa costs around 5,000 INR to 6,000 INR.
Can you work? Yes
What kind of work can you do? There are various part-time jobs available in all the sectors across hospitality/catering to call centre to bank and finance and etc. With few exceptions, it is very unlikely that you will find a part-time job related to your course of study.
How many hours can you work? 20 hours per week during studies; 40 hours per week during vacations.
Do you need prior approval when you work? No
About Tax?If you are an international student studying in Canada, you may have to file a Canadian income tax return. You must determine your residency status to know how you will be taxed in Canada by following the given link: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/internationalstudents /
To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP).
The PGWPP allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. Skilled Canadian work experience gained through the PGWPP helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through Express Entry.
A work permit under the PGWPP may be issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student’s study program, and the study program must be a minimum of eight months in length. For example, if you graduate from a four-year degree program, you could be eligible for a three-year work permit if you meet the criteria. If you graduate from an eight-month certificate program, you would be eligible for a work permit that is valid for no more than eight months.
How to find a job?
- Choice of Province–In caCse you start looking for a province that is not well populated or where the development is yet to happen in a big way, you can get a job faster. Some examples of such places are suburban areas in Calgary or suburbs of Ontario.
- Hiring Services of Placement Consultant–Some Professionals are doing good work. Starting from helping you make a good resume that projects you in a good light before the employer, to arranging interviews with various employers, these agencies can expedite your job hunt.
- Making a Killer Resume–Making a great resume helps. Make a good resume that helps you showcase your skills better.
- Get registered on Various Job Portals-There are some very good portals as Monster, Canada Jobs etc which have the latest listing of good job offers. Get listed over there, stay active and respond to various opening.
- Networking–Nothing works better than networking. Share your plans with all your friends and other circles there that you are reaching there. Most Jobs get filled up by networking only.
Eligibility Criteria for Part Time Jobs
1) You’re a full-time student at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
2) You’re enrolled in a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training program.
3) Your study program is at least 6 months long and leads to a degree, diploma or certificate.
Some Job searching sites are given below. http://www.workopolis.com/shared http://www.simplyhired.ca/ https://www.jobbook.com/en-us https://www.job-applications.ca/ Canadajobs.com http://www.jobsincanada.com/ http://www.canada.workcircle.com
Undergraduate: C$ 30,000 – C$ 40,000 per annum
Postgraduate: C$ 50,000 – C$ 70, 000 per annum
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