CEOL

Study In Canada Guide




Simple guide after you have made your decision to study in Canada.

Step 1: Decide on your program of study
Step 2: Assess your financial capability
Step 3: File or submit your application to the school
Step 4: Apply for a Student Visa
Step 5: Fly to Canada



Step 1: Decide on your program of study


Our common advice to students or professionals who want to study or probably live permanently in Canada is to assess your own skills and credentials. Get a paper and pen and ask yourself:


  1. What skills am I good at?
  2. What is my educational background?
  3. What type of career do I find myself joining in after school?
  4. What is my work experience, if applicable?
  5. Am I willing (or already dying for) a career change?


It is best to identify at least three (3) choices and rank them according to your priority or interest. Why? Not only is this a requirement but it will give the school (and, YOU!) an option just in case there is no more available slot in your 1st Program of Choice.

 


Step 2: Assess your financial capability


Just like any other investment, there is a cost to education such as:

 

  • Tuition Fee
  • Accommodation Fee
  • School Application Fee
  • Cost of Living (Food, Transpo, Shopping)
  • Other Cost (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, GMAT)
  • Cost of visa, Medical Exam
  • Relocation Cost (Airplane fare, Passport, etc)

 

List down all these costs. Assess if you have existing funds or if your parent or siblings will support you in your education abroad.

 


Step 3: File or submit your application to the school

 

Once you've completed Step 1 and Step 2, you are now ready to submit your application in the school.

 

Each school has their own requirements and each respective Office of the Registrar reserves its right to make an independent evaluation of your application.

 


Step 4: Apply for a Student Visa

 

Tips for filing a student visa.

 

  • Applications for student visa must be prepared with special attention and care. Only authentic or genuine documents are filed with the Canadian Embassy.
  • Submission of fake documents or misrepresentation is a surefire recipe for a denial.
  • File the student visa way ahead of time to avoid unnecessary delay.
  • You are also advised to always take good care of your health as there is a medical exam prior to the release of your student visa.
  • Make sure that you follow the correct procedure for filing a visa to avoid denial.

 

 


Step 5: Fly to Canada


Here is a quick pre-departure checklist for you:

 

  • Book your flight EARLY. The later you book your flight, the higher the rates become.
  • Book your temporary residence in Canada.
  • Buy jackets and coats if you are landing in September or January.
  • Inquire about mobile phones with roaming facilities.
  • List personal items that you want to bring with you like laptops, original CDs, books, photos, etc.
  • Buy favorite toiletries or other special items which may not be available in Canada
  • Apply for international driver's license.
  • Bring your medicines and medical records.
  • Bring important documents such as birth certificates, school diplomas, transcript of records, Certificate of employment, Certificate of Seminars attended, your updated resume, etc. (You will never know when they will come in handy.)

 

IMPORTANT: Do not bring pirated CDs, or photocopied books unless you want to be deported. These items are strictly banned in Canada.

For professional advice and university/college placement assistance in Canada, call us at (+6221)2960-1451.