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Canada: A Hot Education Destination For Higher Studies And Research

Are you looking towards Canada as Study Abroad Destination? Well, perhaps you might be interested in knowing Canada as a country, visa requirements, courses and colleges etc. Here is brief discussion about Canada as I know it from different sources like Internet Databases, Books and Periodicals etc to help students looking for admission in Canada.

Let's Know Canada

Canada is a country in North America rated as second largest country in the world. Its’ geographic boundary stretches between Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the West and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Aboriginal people occupied Canada for centuries. Around 1000, Vikings people settled in Newfoundland. In the early seventeenth century French and British people started reaching to Atlantic coast. Canada was found in 1763 with the emergence of British dominion colonial power. Later, Canada was established as a British North American colony in 1867.

Canada gained independence from the United Kingdom in an incremental process that ended in 1982. It remains a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its Head Of State.  Canada is a federal constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy. Canada is a bilingual and multicultural country comprises of three territories and ten provinces. French and English are official languages at federal level.

Canada is a technologically and industrially advanced nation. Canada’s economy largely depends on natural resources.  The social programs (like health care, education, and welfare) in Canada are responsibility of provinces and territorial administration.  Canada and United States works together on military exercises and trade. Canada also has good relationships with France and United Kingdom.

Since 1990, Canada is a member of Organization of American State (OAS). Canada was host of OAS General Assembly in Windsor in June 2000 and third Summit of Americas in Quebec City in April 2001.  In February 2007, Canada, Italy, Britain, Norway, and Russia together announced a $1.5 billion project to save lives in poor nations and invite other nations to join them.

Canada is a leading exporter of wheat grains and other agricultural products. Canada is rich in under earth resources like aluminum, gold, nickel, lead, zinc and uranium. Southern Ontario and Quebec are the industrial places where automobiles and aeronautics industries are flourishing.  

The summer and winter temperature in Canada varies greatly. The average winter temperature in places like Prairie Provinces stays around –15 degrees Celsius and sometimes drop below –40 degree Celsius. The climate in British Columbia is temperate.  The average maximum temperature on the west and east coast stays around 20 degrees Celsius; the average maximum temperature in summers in coastal areas varies at 25 - 30 degree Celsius but occasionally reaches to 40 degree Celsius.

The Canadian culture is a mix of American, Aboriginal, British and French cultures at large. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) are the agencies that work for prevention and promotion of Canadian culture.

Lifestyle in Canada

Canada is a huge country in terms of landscape, climate and way of life. The country is honored by United Nations for proving best living facilities to its citizens. Continuous for nine years (1994-2002), a United Nations survey found Canada to be among the top three places in the world to live.

Canada is a friendly, caring, peace loving and secure society to live. The largest cities of Canada, viz; Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal recognized as world’s best cities to live and work in terms of cleanliness, safety, cultural activities and vibrant lifestyle. Here, culture is a mix of American, Aboriginal, British and French at large.

Visa Requirements To Study In Canada

Canada allows foreign applicants to study certain courses only in some institutions and not all. Students from India shall require obtaining study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Applicants can pay Visa Fee in cash or through Demand Draft of Rs 5,470 or $125 in New Delhi. The Demand Draft should be written in favor of "Canadian High Commission”, or "Receiver General for Canada". The Citizenship and Immigration Canada issues study permit if applicant is accepted by a Canadian institution. Applicant may also require undergoing for Medical Examination and Police Clearance Certificates. Your passport must be valid for the duration of study permit obtained to study in Canada. The Canadian High Commission does not accept additional pages inserted in the passport for visa. In case you do not have a blank page to which a visa can be affixed, a new passport must be obtained before submitting your application. The minimum time required for obtaining a response of acceptance or denial from Canadian High Commission is 5 days. Actual time for visa processing may be high. Prospective candidates are advised to plan in advance to avoid any hassle.

For more details about study permit in Canada GO HERE

List of Universities in Canada

Australia @ A Glance

Official Name: Canada

National Anthem: O Canada

Royal Anthem: God Save the Queen

Capital: Ottawa

Largest City: Ottawa

Government: Parliamentary Democracy
                       (Federal Constitutional Monarchy)

 -  British North America Act July 1, 1867
 -  Statute of Westminster December 11, 1931
Canada Act April 17, 1982

Total Area: 3 854 085 sq mi

Population: 32 926 400 (According to 2007 estimate)

Currency: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)  

Time zone: (UTC-3.5 to -8)

Summer (DST)  (UTC-2.5 to -7)

Internet TLD: .ca

Calling Code: +1


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