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Frequently asked questions about Studying in Top Colleges in Canada

March 2015

Why should one study in the Top Colleges in Canada ?

Canada offers number of advantages to the international students. Canada has an excellent reputation around the world. It provides safe and healthy environment to students. The country offers multicultural environment to study. Canadian educational institutions internationally acclaimed for their quality education, and Canadian certifications are recognized all over the world. While studying in Canadian institutions students need to spend comparatively low tuition fee which makes education an excellent value. International students also come for the experience of a country with incredible diverse natural and cultural environment.

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When are the Intakes for Studying in Canada?

International students are expected to start planning for their studies in Canada 1 year in advance. The major intake for Canada primarily is 'fall' i.e. September. The other intake is in the month of 'winter' i.e. January, but it depends on the students program and the institution that he/she is applying to. Very few institutes might have the May intake as well.

Which Entrance Exam to give for Studying in Canada?

All students must be fluent in English if they are applying to Canadian Institutes. International students need to reach the required level of English language competence. All students should take up the IELTS or TOEFL exams. An IELTS band of 6.0/6.5 for Undergraduate & 6.5/7 for Postgraduate courses or a TOEFL score of 80 and above for Undergraduate and 90 and above for Post Graduate courses is desirable.

Which are the Top 10 Colleges in Canada ?

George Brown College

George Brown offers a wide variety of programs in art and design, business, community services, early childhood education, construction and engineering technologies, health sciences, hospitality and culinary arts, preparatory studies, as well as specialized programs and services for recent immigrants and international students.
Degree programs are approved by the Ontario Post-secondary Education Quality Assessment Board. College is member of Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario, Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
The college offers more than 66 diploma programs, as well as five degree programs, one in conjunction with Ryerson University.
An additional 45 certificate programs and 33 post-graduate programs round out the college's full-time offering.

    • Architectural Studies
    • Business
    • Chef School
    • Computer Technology
    • Construction Technologies
    • Dance
    • Deaf and Deaf blind Studies
    • Dental Health
    • Design
    • Early Childhood
    • ESL and Teaching ESL
    • ESL for International Students
    • Fashion
    • Financial Services
    • Health and Wellness
    • Health Sciences
    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Immigrant Education
    • Jewellery
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Mechanical Engineering Technologies
    • Nursing
    • Social & Community Services
    • Theatre
    • Work & College Preparation

Sheridan College in CANADA

Sheridan College is a diploma and degree granting public Canadian polytechnic institute with campuses in Oakville, Ontario and Brampton, Ontario, both western suburbs of Toronto. It was founded in 1967 and is known for its animation and illustration courses, music theatre performance program and craft and design program.

This school also teaches courses in Business, Applied Computing and Engineering Sciences and Community and Liberal Studies. The Sheridan Electronics Engineering program is world-renowned for its lessons on shift registers.

They also offer a number of collaborative degree programs through partnerships with the University of Toronto at Mississauga, York University and Brock University.

List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College

  • Animation, Arts & Design
  • Business
  • Community and Liberal Studies
  • Applied Computing and Engineering Sciences
  • Continuing Education and Corporate Training

Seneca College in CANADA

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public community college for applied arts and technology in Toronto, Ontario. Seneca College is a member of Polytechnics Canada. It was established in 1967. We offer over 140 career specialized 4 year Bachelor degrees, 2 and 3 year diplomas and a growing number of 1 year post-graduate programs in the areas of Technology, Bio-Technology, International Business, Marketing, Accounting, Brand Management, Project Management, Event Management, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Travel, Hospitality, Spa Management, Fashion, Digital & Animation Multimedia, plus many others.

List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College

  • Faculty of Applied Arts & Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Information Arts & Technology

Centennial College in CANADA

Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers more than 95 diploma and certificate programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
These career-oriented programs emphasize practical experience with laboratory learning, industry and agency placements, as well as co-op education. Students also prepare for college and university through the General Arts and Science program, and English language training.

List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
School of Advancement
School of Business
School of community and Health studies
School of Continuing Education
School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture
School of Transportation.
Through its 8 principle schools, Centennial college offers more than 100+ full time programs and 160 part time programs.

Fanshawe College in CANADA

Fanshawe College is a large college in London, Ontario, Canada. It also has campuses in Simcoe, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Tillsonburg, and Strathroy. There are about 15 000 full- time students and 40 000 part-time students. Fanshawe College has over 112,000 alumni.

The London campus was founded in 1962 as the Ontario Vocational Centre (OVC). In 1967 it became Fanshawe College, one of a province-wide system of colleges of applied arts and technology. Area campuses were subsequently established in Woodstock, St. Thomas, and Simcoe. With over 40 years of experience preparing students for success, Fanshawe College has become one of Canada's top colleges.

To date they offer more than 100 certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate programs in a variety of disciplines such as applied arts, business, technology, or health and human services. In addition, Fanshawe is a leader in co-op (work-study) programs where you combine paid work terms with your academic studies.

List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
Health Care
Human Services
Information Technology
Trades, Technology and Transportation
International Professional Studies in English language

Conestoga College in CANADA

Conestoga offers advanced applied education, and research leading to the commercialization of innovation in southwestern Ontario.
Conestoga is an outstanding polytechnic institute and a founding member of Polytechnics Canada. Conestoga has 8500 full time students, 4000 Apprenticeship students and 38000 part time students.
For the past three consecutive years, Conestoga has led the way in Ontario for graduate employment success. Conestoga offers 120 full-time programs, 37 apprenticeship related programs, 7 four-year bachelor degree programs, 3 collaborative degrees, 25 post-graduate certificates and over 100 part-time programs. For nine straight years, independent research conducted for Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has shown Conestoga to be the overall number one public college.

List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
Conestoga offers various full time programs in different fields they are as follows:
School of Business and Hospitality
School of Career and Academic Access
School of Engineering and Information Technology
School of Health & Life sciences and Community Services
School of Liberal Studies
School of Media & Design
School of Trades and Apprenticeship
Conestoga Language Institute

Niagara College in CANADA

Niagara College was established in 1967 and has provided quality education to thousands of graduates. There are over 60 undergraduate, 13 graduate certificate and two degree programs. The presence of more than 500 international students from over countries has brought culture, experience and diversity into Niagara College classrooms and the community.

List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
Niagara College is considered a large community college offering one, two and three year undergraduate and graduate certificate and diploma programs and four year degree programs in business, environment, horticulture, agribusiness, hospitality, tourism, information technology and computers, health and community studies, and engineering.

Fleming College in CANADA

Fleming College, previously known as Sir Sand ford Fleming College, is a College of Applied Arts and Technology in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The College has more than 5,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.
Fleming College is having affiliation with many universities in Ontario, Out of Province, Internationally like Ryerson University, University of Windsor, York University, University of New Brunswick, University of New Brunswick, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia and many more.
List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
Academic/ College/ University Entrance
Arts and Heritage
Business, Hospitality and Tourism
College/ University Preparatory Studies
Community Services
Computer Science and Technology
Education, Health and Wellness
Haliburton School of The Arts / Haliburton Campus
Law and Justice
Post-Graduate/ Ontario College Graduate Certificate Programs
School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences
Trades and Skills Training

Mohawk College in CANADA

Mohawk College is located in the Golden Horseshoe, with campuses in Brantford, Stoney Creek, and Hamilton. It has a rich history dating back to 1966 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
For many years, there had been a strong desire to have a college in the City of Brantford. The Government decided that Hamilton was a more appropriate location and the College now serves the Golden Horseshoe, with campuses in Brantford, Stoney Creek, and Hamilton.
Mohawk College's diverse program offerings are offered at the apprenticeship, continuing education, diploma and collaborative degree level, allowing students to optimize their education.
Mohawk College is fully accredited and funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Association of Community Colleges of Canada (ACCC).
They offer a variety of programs in health, technology, skilled trades, business, communication arts and community services,
Degrees ranging from one year certificate two or three year diploma, a post graduate certificate, or work towards a degree.

Lambton College in CANADA

Lambton College is a college of applied arts and technology in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. they have a Toronto campus also. There are approximately 3,500 full-time students, 6,500 part-time students and 500 international students. Lambton College has more than 70 post-secondary programs and apprenticeship, academic upgrading, part-time and training programs. The college also has pathways that lead to credentialing.
Study in Lambton College When choosing a post-secondary educational institution we know that you are faced with a number of options; making the decision to go to just one school can be incredibly difficult. At Lambton, we would like to make your choice a little easier. Listed below are the top five reasons students choose Lambton College:
It's a small school - with 3,500 full-time students, Lambton College is a great place for students who want a more personal post-secondary educational experience. Teachers will know you by name, it's easy to get to know the students in your programs, and services are much easier to access.
We stay in touch with future employers and technological advancements - even though Lambton is a small school, we still have to make sure your education will one day get you a job. All of our courses are developed with your future employers needs in mind and all of our labs and classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date technology so you will be practicing relevant skills.
A centrally located campus is incredibly convenient - Lambton's campus is within walking distance of everything a student would need throughout the year. Our residence is located on campus and is within a 10-15 minute walk to grocery stores, movie theatres, the mall, restaurants and pubs.
Students can choose from a vast array of programs and careers that include co-op, field and clinical placements - Lambton offers a number of high quality programs that suit almost any future career goal you may have. You can also make sure you choose a program that gives you the work experience you need to make a good impression on future employers.
Great people, fun atmosphere - many of our graduates will often say that the best thing about their Lambton experience was the people. We pride ourselves on being helpful and friendly and at Lambton our number one goal is ensuring that you not only receive an excellent education but that you have a great time in the process
Lambton College continues to lead the way in Mobile Learning technology, with hundreds of students connecting across a network of over 50 mobile programs; a list that we're continually expanding. Incorporating elements of hybrid, mobile, and active learning into our curriculum allows us to further enhance the overall educational experience offered at Lambton College. Keeping students on the cutting edge of industry innovations and technological advancements through a global portal allows them to connect with faculty and resources from anywhere in the world.
The state-of-the-art facilities are continuously updated to provide students with the skills and training they need to embrace real world challenges with knowledge and confidence. As the only post-secondary institution in the heart of Sarnia-Lambton's booming energy sector, Lambton College is positioned to deliver relevant, career-focused education to support growing demands in the areas of Energy and Bio-Industrial Technology, and Fire and Public Safety via our on-site, 21st century training centres.
We also recognize the need to maintain industry and educational relations beyond our college walls, and strive to connect and collaborate with businesses and industry experts on both a local and international level, thus creating mutually beneficial outcomes for both students and graduates.

Which are the popular courses in Top Colleges in Canada for UG and PG?

Technical courses
Information Technology
Mass Communication
Business Studies
Business Management

What is the process for Canada Student Visa?

There are 3 categories of Canada Visas
1) Student Partners Program
2) University Category
3) Generic Category (Non - SPP Students)

When should a STUDENT apply for Canada VISA?

It is strongly recommended to apply 3 months prior for study permit visa from the program start date.
A Student should apply as early as possible once you receive your acceptance letter.
Important Deadlines For Study Permit Application
April 1st for May Intake.
August 1st for Sep Intake.
December 1st for Jan Intake.

CANADA Scholarships

University of Manitoba in CANADA
Entrance scholarship - up to $2000

Once you have begun your studies, you may become eligible for one of the limited number of upper year scholarships that are awarded by the individual faculties on the basis of outstanding academic performance.
In addition to these scholarships, The University of Manitoba has established a bursary program designed to assist international students with financial need meet the cost of tuition and living expenses.

The University of Toronto has comprehensive scholarship programs to recognize outstanding achievements at different levels of study. The university awards approximately 1900 admission scholarships and over 4000 in-course scholarships every year. No application is required for most of these awards.

What Edwise Students studying in CANADA says..

“It was an Excellent process. Fastest visa process too.The counselor was the best at work and an amazing follow up by her.”
Name : Devarshi Hiteshkumar Mandalia
Country : Canada
University : George Brown College

“The journey begin from IELTS till the visa, It was really nice and a friend like "EDWISE" helped me at each and every step of application. I want to specially thanks my counselor for all the patience and help.”
Name : Hardik P Mehta
Country : Canada
University : Sheridan College

“It has been a very good experience, deciding,discussing and applying for colleges. So far a very smooth transition from one step to another.”
Name : Jasmeet Sehmi
Country : Canada
University : Seneca College

“Edwise was very helpful in every condition,very supportive,good ideas in any situation. Support in every aspect.”
Name :Nitin Chakkatil
Country : Canada
University : Centennial College

“My dream came true only because of Edwise. Special thanks to my counselor.”
Name :Satish Tesani
Country : Canada
University : Fanshawe College


Educational Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host Canada University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 525 universities in 14 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your Education in Canada with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad in Canada, from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program and what student is really all about!

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.


Ed-Mission Canada Fair

We are also happy to inform you that we have our Ed-Mission Canada Fair coming up from 4th April to 20th April at select cities. Visitors will get an opportunity to interact with representatives of Canadian institutes. University delegates will be available to answer queries on admissions, courses, visa, scholarships, loans, etc. Some institutes also offer application fee waivers and scholarships. In addition to this, aspirants can find out about more than 70 Canadian universities and colleges which Edwise represents.The country has one of the largest systems of higher education in the world. International students graduating from Canadian universities and colleges are allowed to work in the country for up to three years after receiving their degree or postgraduate diploma. Those who study a one year PG diploma programme are eligible for a work permit for up to a year. They can apply for permanent residency as well. While studying, students can work part time for up to 20 hours per week and during vacation for 40 hours per week.

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