I am a student outside of Canada (International Student) and want to study in Canada – Where do I start?
Universities and Colleges in Canada offer various programs from Business to Architecture. You should first determine what program/ degree/ diploma/ certification you want to pursue.
What are the admission requirements for Canadian Universities?
To obtain admission requirements, you must visit the website of the University that you want to attend. For example if you would like to attend Wilfrid Laurier University you would go to the following website:
Wilfrid Laurier University (International Admissions): http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=1928&p=6335
University of Waterloo:
The quickest way to obtain admission requirements for a specific university is to visit the respective university and search for International Admissions.
Here are some more helpful tips, when you have decided the program it is that you want to apply to contact The Office of Graduate Admissions if you are applying for a Graduate program or The Office of Admissions if you are applying for an undergraduate program. Contact these offices and request the forms that you will need to fill out for your respected program. Understand that these forms take time to fill out and process, so make sure you do them at least a year in advance.
Alberta Learning Information Service – Electronic Application Service
Post-Secondary Application Service of British Columbia (PASBC)
Ontario Universities Application Centre
Ontario College Application Service
Montreal region: http://www.sram.qc.ca/
Quebec City region: http://www.sraq.qc.ca/
Saguenay/Lac St-Jean region: http://www.srasl.qc.ca/
What is the best University or College in Canada?
We get asked this question A LOT and the truth is that Canadian Universities are fairly consistent in the level of education offered
between them. Canadian universities are some of the top in the world and offer a high level of education in all its programs. Of course there are your preferences that may sway you to attend a certain university. For example are you looking for a University that works as hard as it parties? Than go to McGill, (for more information about The Best and Worst Party Universities in Canada Click here). If you are looking for a University in Atlantic Canada than go to Dalhousie, It really comes down to what kind of individual you are and what you are looking for in your University experience. Don’t have any preferences? Take a look around this site and you will find dozens of best and worst university articles. Here is one: The Top 5 Undergraduate Business Schools in Canada: – Part 1.
How is the Canadian educational system structured?
Please refer to the following link: http://www.cicic.ca/docs/postsec/graphics/EducationSystem_Canada.pdf
Do I have to go through any language tests for me to quality for admission at a Canadian University?
As an International student you should understand that the majority of Canadian universities teach in English and some in French. To determine if a language test is necessary for admission you must talk to the Office of Admissions at the university you want to attend. Even if one is not required you should take a language proficiency test anyway because if you are not proficient is English or French than chances are that you will have a very hard time performing well at the University. Most Canadian Universities will look at your application more thoroughly if you do attach a language proficiency test. One test you can do is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) through ETS. Here is their website: http://www.ets.org/.
Where can I translate my documents into French or English?
The Office of admissions at the University will better assist you with this question.
How can I receive financial support for studying in Canada?
International Scholarships: http://www.scholarships.gc.ca/Home-Accueil-Eng.aspx
General Scholarships: http://www.cicic.ca/389/student-financial-assistance.canada
What are the requirements and process of getting into Canada as a student?
Please see the Citizenship and Immigration website here: