Study In Canada

Why Study in


Canada has become an ultimate destination for studies, required by many potential international students. In Canada many of the universities are presented in well reputed international rankings and a new educational policy set by the Canadian Ministry of Education stresses on escalating the number of international students. This means that overseas students coming from any part of the world are now more than welcome in Canada so it is no doubt it became so trendy in this sense.

The thorough educational arrangement encourages international students to pursue jobs during their Bachelor’s or Master’s studies and to remain in the country for work opportunities after completing their degrees.

Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec and Ottawa cover for the largest international-student population and they all provide a lively and vibrant feeling. In Canada, students can easily combine an inspiring academic life with diverse and enjoyable leisure activities.

Apply to Study in Canada

You can check out few of the major reasons why you should give Canada a first priority in terms of studying abroad:

1. English is all over

English and French are both official languages in Canada and have the same status, but anywhere you decide to go in Canada, you can without any difficulty survive just by speaking and communicating in English. However, while in Canada, you can grab the chance to learn some French or polish up the skills of your French language.

In Canada nearly all universities offer English-taught degrees for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level, so your main apprehension is to merely find a field of study according to your needs and preferences.

2. Many of the top-ranked universities in the world are in Canada

Canadian universities have a long history and status in terms of educational performance and high graduate employability rate. In reality, many of the Canadian higher educational institutions contend with famous and leading universities from the UK and the U.S for example.

Some of the top-ranked Canadian universities are:

  • University of Toronto (top 30 best universities in Canada in THE)
  • University of British Columbia (top 40 best universities in Canada in THE)
  • McGill University (top 50 best universities in Canada in THE)
  • University of Montreal (top 150 best universities in Canada in THE)
  • University of Alberta (top 150 best universities in Canada in THE)

To see the full list of universities of Canada that are present in the top 1,000 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.

3. Clinch a diverse and international environment

Canada is one of the most linguistically and ethnically diverse countries in the globe, with over 50% of the people not speaking English as their first language.

Counting over more than 120,000 international students each year, anywhere in Canada, you will be surrounded by a large multicultural environment, both in classrooms, as well as in the culture. This creates a great benefit for a foreigner, meaning that you can easily adjust and make friends.

4. Live in a most safest country with a high quality of life

Canada is no doubt one of the safest countries in the world; it has a very low crime rate. In terms of social progress and development, according to Global News, Canada was ranked the second country in the world with the highest and best quality of life.

5. Universities focus on research and many admire their innovative discoveries

Most of the study programmes delivered by Canadian universities focus a lot on research and students get to connect in interesting projects and experiments, expected to offer them complete study knowledge, based on forward thinking and innovation.

A important part of the research work that has been done in universities of Canada has led to interesting distinguished discoveries and new theories. A few examples include a device designed to look up a cancer detection, new methods intended to look after the world’ oceans, efficient and sustained treatment of AIDS/HIV and more.

Fascinatingly enough, the first ever black doctor studied and graduated in Canada, and insulin was also discovered by Banting and Best while studying in a university from Toronto.

More on why the Canadian teaching style is so efficient

In Canada, a Bachelor’s degree usually lasts for three years, while a Master’s degree can last from one to two years.

University programmes are prepared through conventional lectures, combined with group work, workshops, projects and assignments.

The classic classroom feeling in a university of Canada is extremely open and friendly, where professors are simply the guides that help students become self-determining learners. In numerous ways, the Canadian higher education system is similar to the United States.

Here are some common features of the university system in Canada

  • Students are obliged and encouraged to communicate and express misunderstandings honestly.
  • Usually Lectures are integrated a certain level of entertainment and engagement in order to draw students’ concentration and to enhance analytical and creative approach.
  • After evaluations and exams, teachers make available students with a costly feedback where they share their progress and learning level.

One of the main reasons why the university system from Canada is measured quite successful are the career-focused programmes, curriculum tailored to current needs of the job market which lead to graduates’ high employability rate.

n recent years, some of the most popular study options where international students chose to enrol are Business,  Economics, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Arts.

Canada in fact covers all the ingredients to help you attain whatever you have intended for your prospect successful career: the safe and diverse environment and a friendly cultural life and excellent academic training. Find the ideal degree in Canada and bunch your packs for an exceptional study voyage!

Most popular study options where international students chose to enrol are IT, Business, Management, Economics, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Arts.

International College of Manitoba | University of Manitoba

Fraser International College | Simon Fraser University

University of Windsor

University Canada West

Royal Roads University

Admission Check List for Canada

  1. Copies of All Educational Documents (Attested)
  2. Any experience Letter
  3. One Photographs (Passport Size)
  4. Comprehensive CV
  5. Copy Of Passport (One year valid, First Page, Second Page and Last Page)
  6. Two Academic Reference Letters
  7. SOP, Statement of Purpose (Be strict on it as this must be provided by student. We can give him guidance how to prepare it but finally student has to prepare it.)
  8. Contact details ( Landline number + Mobile Number + Email Address + Residential Address)
  9. Next to kin details
  10. English Test Score Report (IELTS , TOEFL, PTE)
  11. Any Previous Visa Application record (Previous Refusal)

Study Permit Requirements for Canada:

It is recommended that the complete study permit application be submitted 2-3 months before the start of classes. Processing times are a minimum of 28 business days.

  1. Complete application for a study permit. If your spouse or common-law partner and/or dependent children will accompany you, they must complete the appropriate application form, i.e. Temporary Foreign Worker or Study Permit. Note that school-age children must apply for a Study Permit.
  2. Marriage and birth certificate for accompanying spouse and children.
  3. Complete Supplementary Information Form. A separate form is required for each applicant 18 years of age or above.
  4. The correct processing fee to be submitted at Bank, and the Green receipt must be submitted.
  5. Passport photographs. Two (2) current photos of each person. On the back of all photos, write the name and date of birth of the person appearing in the photo.
  6. Valid Passport(s). Current passport (valid for six months after the date of intended travel to Canada) and ALL old passports showing previous travel. If the laminated page on the Bio data page is disturbed, a new passport is required.
  7. Copies of 1st four pages of ALL passports (previous and current)
  8. Copy of national identity card for each applicant. (For Afghan nationals, a copy of Tazkara for each applicant.)
  9. Original letter of acceptance from a recognized educational institute showing duration of program and any conditions of acceptance.
  10. Copy of receipt of tuition fee paid.
  11. A personal study plan describing your proposed program of study as it relates to your academic, technical or vocational background. Please ensure to include the following:
    1. Why have you chosen this particular degree option (i.e. Bachelors of Finance)?
    2. Why have you chosen this particular Canadian University for your study destination?
    3. What are your plans after you graduate:
      1. Mention discretely (without being too obvious: i.e. “After graduation, I intend to join my father’s business <Business type> as a Finance Director back in home country”) that you intend to come back to home country;
      2. Preferably with a clear intent to join a position waiting for you in your relatives business or;
  • The intent to join a industry and to contribute to it in some way;
  1. Your Intent should display a clear vision for your study plan convincing the Canadian high commission that you know why you are studying what you are and how it is going to help you achieve your goals (preferably in Pakistan).
  1. ALL original educational documents such as previous educational degrees, certificates or diplomas.
  2. Copies of all educational documents.
  3. Original IELTS and/or TOEFL scores, GRE, GMAT (if applicable).
  4. Copies of IELTS and/or TOEFL scores, GRE, GMAT (if applicable).
  5. Police certificate from each country or territory in which you have resided since attaining the age of 18 years.
  6. Original proof of funds to support yourself (and dependents). These should include, but are not limited to proof of financial support for the period of study;
    1. such as evidence of employment/business (Contract Letter/Business Tax Certificate and firm registration document),
    2. income tax returns,
    3. bank records,
    4. term deposits.
    5. If someone other than yourself or your Parents is providing funds, provide a letter of explanation explaining the reason, documentary evidence of the relationship (In case of an Uncle: Birth certificates, metric certificate and NIC of Parent(s) and uncle determining the family link; in case of the Grandparents, Birth certificates and NIC of Parents and NIC of Grandparents), evidence of financial ability to support your studies (i.e. income tax returns, bank statements, term deposits of the sponsor),
    6. and if sponsored by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, proof of their immigration status in Canada.
  7. Certificate d’acceptation du Quebec (CAQ) or proof of having applied for CAQ, if studying in Quebec. Note that study permit cannot be issued until a valid CAQ received.
  8. Use of representative form (if applicable).
  9. Minor children going to Canada to study must also provide proof of a custodian in Canada.
  10. Complete Military Table, Police Table and Detailed C.V. If you have served or are currently serving in any of the armed forces (i.e. Air Force, Army, Navy, Police etc.).
  11. Citizens of Afghanistan must complete the Afghan questionnaire.
  12. “Custodianship Application” (If applicable: i.e. Students under 19 for FIC|SFU Vancouver; Students under 18 for ICM|U of M)
  13. Documents checklist attached to the application.


  • Persons wishing to study in Canada require both a Study Permit and a Temporary Resident Visa. The application for a study permit includes the application for a Temporary Resident Visa.
  • Failure to provide complete supporting documentation may result in refusal of your application.

Warning: Submission of any false or misleading information will result in refusal of your application.

Quick facts

Students applying for SDS must first be accepted at a Canadian learning institution (CLI that is designated to host international students. In addition, they must satisfy key criteria, such as submitting proof upfront of:

tuition payment for the first year of study at a designated learning institution in Canada.

purchase of a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000, ( find guidance below along with bank names).

completion of an upfront medical examination, (Detailed info along with address find below)

a qualifying score of at least 6 each  for English (IELTS), or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens score of 7 for French (TEF), or graduation from a Canadian-curriculum high school.


Student must have an acceptance letter from a post-secondary designated learning institution.

Prove that you’ve paid the tuition fees for your first year of study

live outside of Canada when you apply and at time of Visa application must be in country on list of SDS program.

Have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000 ( Details blow included bank names)

Have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion

This is only if you’re planning to study in Quebec

Get a medical exam before you apply (if you need one)

get a police certificate before you apply (if you need one)

have your most recent secondary or post-secondary school transcript(s)

have a language test result that shows:

a score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) .

Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)

Banks that offer GICs

A GIC is a Canadian investment that has a guaranteed rate of return for a fixed period of time. Many banks offer GICs.

You can get a GIC from a bank listed on the Canadian Deposit Insurance Company website. Make sure the bank you choose offers a GIC and meets the criteria for the Student Direct Stream.

The following banks offer GICs that meet the criteria:

GIC Application Process

The GIC application process is simple and straight-forward.

Step 1: Register for bank secured email service

Students must register online with an authorized Canadian bank (List mentioned above) by filling up the personal details. Register for the secure emails service of the Canadian bank. Once registered, you’ll get a password, using which you can log into your secured email account. The GIC Application Form will be sent to your secured email account.

Step 2: Submit the Student GIC Program Application

After registering for a secure email account, you’ll get an email with a link to the Student GIC Program application form.

Students can submit the Student GIC Program application form online or offline.

For online mode, you must fill the form completely and submit it along with the scanned copy of your admission letter and passport online via their secure email account.

** The processing time of application is 5 business days.

Step 3: Fund your account

Upon submission of the Student GIC Program Application, you’ll receive an ‘Investment Account Number’ along with funding details on your secure email. Fund the ‘Canada Student GIC Program’ account with C$10,000, plus C$150 as processing fee using any bank account in Pakistan.

After remitting the C$10,000 into your GIC account with the bank in Canada, you’ll receive an ‘Investment Balance Confirmation’ in your Investment account.

Medical Centers in Pakistan

The following Panel Physicians are available in this country – ordered by city:

City: Islamabad

Name: IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre, Islamabad

Address: IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre, Islamabad,

2nd Floor of Maroof International Hospital, F10 Markaz,

Islamabad, Pakistan, 44000

E-mail: [email protected] (This panel physician or clinic provides services paid by Interim Federal Health Program. Ce professionnel désigné ou cette clinique offrent des services payés par le Programme fédéral de santé intérimaire.)

Telephone: Call Centre #(UAN): +92 (051)111-466-472

City: Karachi

Name: IOM Migration Health Unit Karachi Pakistan

Address: IOM Migration Health Unit Karachi Pakistan,

House # F/12, PECHS, Block 6, Shahra-e-Faisal,

Near KFC (Nursery) Karachi,


E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: + 92 (21) 34385612

City: Karachi Sindh

Name: IOM Karachi Migration Health Assessment Center, Karachi

Address: IOM Migration Health Assessment Center, Karachi,

Plot # F-14, PECHS, Block 6, Shahra-e-Faisal, Near KFC,

E-mail: [email protected] (This panel physician or clinic provides services paid by Interim Federal Health Program. Ce professionnel désigné ou cette clinique offrent des services payés par le Programme fédéral de santé intérimaire.)

Telephone: Call Centre #(UAN): +92 (051)111-466-472

City: Lahore

Name: IOM Lahore Migration Health Assessment Center, Lahore

Address: IOM Migration Health Assessment Center, Lahore,

IOM MHAC, 70-H, (near D-Ground) Gulberg-III,



E-mail: [email protected] (This panel physician or clinic provides services paid by Interim Federal Health Program. Ce professionnel désigné ou cette clinique offrent des services payés par le Programme fédéral de santé intérimaire.)

Telephone: Call Centre #(UAN): +92 (051)111-466-472

Apply for Study Permit/Visa

Apply for the Canadian study permit/visa to the Canadian visa office in your country. Submit a copy of your ‘Investment Balance Confirmation’ along with your Study Permit/Visa application. The visa processing will be quick and convenient.

More about Canada

LanguagesEnglish and French
Official CurrencyCanadian Dollar (CAD)
ClimateVaries from temperate in South to Sub arctic and Arctic in the north