READING COMPREHENSION (LEVELS A, B AND C

Studying In Canada

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Canada has one of the best and most respected education systems in the world. Every year thousands of students from other countries pursue their academic goals in Canada.

 

For students’ parents and for students who want to study in an education system operating at recognized international standards, Canada is one of the most prized destinations for foreign students. It boasts more than 15,500 schools. Over 250,000 international students from all over the world choose Canadian schools for their education. The basic structure of the Canadian education system is generally made up of three tiers: elementary schools, secondary schools and post-secondary schools.  In this context, the equivalences should be understood:

Equivalences

Canada has one of the best and most respected education systems in the world. Every year thousands of students from other countries pursue their academic goals in Canada.

For students’ parents and for students who want to study in an education system operating at recognized international standards, Canada is one of the most prized destinations for foreign students. It boasts more than 15,500 schools. Over 250,000 international students from all over the world choose Canadian schools for their education. The basic structure of the Canadian education system is generally made up of three tiers: elementary schools, secondary schools and post-secondary schools.  In this context, the equivalences should be understood:

Elementary School

Grades: 1 to 6 (corresponds to elementary school in Africa, grades 1 to 6)

The corresponding age group is 6 to 12 years of age (approximately)

First term:  September to December

Second term: January to March

Third term: April to June

Elementary school covers the first six years of compulsory schooling in Canada. The curriculum emphasizes core subjects such as mathematics, sciences, languages, social sciences, physical education, and introduction to the arts and health. These core subjects are necessary for children to function well and to help them become useful members of their community.

Parents with children in this age bracket are advised to bring documents such as report cards, transcripts, outlines of courses taken, and a few examples of previous studies. These documents will help the Canadian school board to make an appropriate placement of the child in a school where he or she can excel. 

Secondary School

Grades: 7 to 12 (corresponds to college in the French system in Africa).

Age group: 13 to 18 (approximately)

First term: September to middle of January

Second term: January to June

Secondary school (or high school) is the final phase of compulsory schooling in Canada. In the first years of high school, students take certain compulsory courses as well as optional courses.  However, since the Canadian system is very advanced, students are permitted to choose more optional than compulsory courses. It is felt that at this stage students will have a clearer idea of their interests and strengths, on which they will put emphasis.

Secondary school prepares them for the employment market by providing them with tools for entry into post-secondary institutions. At the end of the curriculum, students completing their compulsory and optional courses obtain a diploma marking the end of secondary studies in Canada.

Students who demonstrate manual skills will tend to opt for the vocational training that is offered in most Canadian high schools. If the school does not have the necessary equipment or facilities, the training will take place in a separate, dedicated vocational training centre.

If you would like to enrol your child in one of Canada’s secondary schools, please contact us at info@transprof.ca

Post-secondary school or university

Diplomas awarded: Certificates, diplomas, or bachelor’s degrees.

Typical age: 18 to 24 (depending on the person)

First term: September to December

Second term: January to April

Third term: May to June/August (depending on the school)

In Canada, after high school, students are free to choose a vocational training school, a college (post-secondary) or a university. If they choose the latter, they will obtain a bachelor’s degree as their first diploma, which will require three to four years of study depending on the program or the province where the school is located. Students can continue their studies to acquire a master’s degree (a two-year program) or enter a doctoral program (three to five years).

In Canada, there are over 10,000 post-secondary and certificate programs in colleges and universities. This provides students with plenty of opportunities for study and allows them to choose the type of education they are interested in. If you would like to enrol in one of Canada’s post-secondary schools or universities, please contact us at info@transprof.ca

Conditions of eligibility

To be admitted:

  • You must register and pay your service fees to Transprof Group Inc.

  • You must have been enrolled in a designated educational institution in Canada;

  • You must prove that you have enough money to pay for your: 

  •  tuition fees;

    • living expenses for yourself and any family members accompanying you to Canada;

    • transportation costs for yourself and any family members accompanying you;

  • You must be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate;

  • You must be in good health and willing to take a medical examination, if necessary;

  • You must satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.

Exceptions

In some cases, you do not require a study permit to go to school in Canada.

• If you want to take a short-term course or program

You do not need a study permit if you plan to take a course or program in Canada that lasts six months or less. You must complete the course or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada.

 

• Foreign representatives to Canada

If you are a family member or staff member of a foreign representative to Canada accredited by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), you may not need a permit to study in Canada. You should contact your embassy in Canada, which can contact the Office of Protocol at GAC to find out whether you need a study permit.

 

• Member of foreign armed forces

If you are a member of a foreign armed force under the Visiting Forces Act, you do not need a permit to study in Canada. However, your family members, including minor children, will have to meet the requirements.

 

• Foreign nationals who are Registered Indians in Canada

If you are a citizen of another country who has Registered Indian status in Canada, you do not need a permit to study in Canada.

Obtaining a study permit

 To obtain a study permit, you have to arrive in Canada, where you will be received by an officer of the Canada Border Services Agency.

In Canada, you must show this officer:

  • the letter of introduction from the visa office

  • your passport or other valid travel document

  • the letter of acceptance from the school you will be attending

  • documents proving that you have sufficient funds

  • your temporary resident visa, if a visa is required.

If you satisfy all the necessary conditions, the officer will issue you a study permit.

Physical address

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Ottawa, ON K1R 7X6
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