According to a report, Indian holds the second position for number of students that migrate every year to Canada for the educational purposes. And, according to a recent report released on 7th November, 2014, 13,758 visas were issued to the Indian students this year. Not only from India, but thousands of people from all over the world migrate for gaining from its world class education system.

These are not only students excited to study in Canada in fact, Canadian government is also looking forward to double the number of students coming to get educated from Canada. To encourage the foreign students, in June 2014, Canada announced reformed regulations to strengthen Canada s reputation as a study destination and improve services to genuine students, while maintaining Canada’s international reputation for high-quality education

  •  Canada land mass is 9 970610 km2 (The worlds second largest country)
  •  Canada’s Population is 35.6 million (2011)
  •  Expected Life Expectancy: at Canada is 80.9 Years (2008)
  •  Immigration to Canada: 559,114 arrivals (2010)
  •  Ottawa is the Capital of Canada (located in Ontario)
  •  Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories.
  •  The Canadian dollar is divided into 100 cents (like the American dollar)
  •  In Canada $1 and $2 are represented by coins. Nicknamed the 006Coonie
  •  Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a federal state with a democratic parliament
  •  The Parliament is in Ottawa and is comprised of the House of Commons (Lower House) and the Senate (The Upper House – whose members are appointed)
  •  There are currently 5 officially recognized parties in the House of Commons: The Liberals, Canadian Alliance, Bloc Quebecois, Progressive Conservatives and the New Democratic Party.
  •  Canada currently sits on the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent representative.
  •  Canada is a member of many international organizations including NATO, OSCE, OAS and APEC.
  •  It is also regarded as a relatively safe and peaceful place to live.
  •  Canada is a bilingual nation having both English as well as French as its official languages at the federal level.

Now if you think that Canada is a right place in terms of education, lifestyle and career-orientation and if you have planned to migrate to this country, it’s time to start your process for admission and study visa for Canada now with our study visa consultants.

Canada Student Visa Process

We at western overseas provide you a few steps of process of getting a Student Visa for Canada:

Step 1: Apply for Admission in College/University You must first obtain a letter of acceptance (offer letter) from a recognized education provider. You must acquire this before you apply for a study visa. You will find around 42 SPP colleges/universities in Canada offering a wide range of courses and great facilities. The best way to find a right education provider is to conduct research on the best colleges/universities in Canada offering relevant courses and shortlist a few of them. Afterwards, browse the website of shortlisted colleges and decide with one that you find suitable in terms of education quality, ranking, course structure, course fee and other facilities for international students. Then complete the application to the institution of your choice. While applying for admission, you need to submit a few documents, including proof of your previous academic qualifications, passport copy, and proof of your English language ability. Wait until your offer letter is received.

Step 2:Pay Tuition Fee After accepting your offer from your education provider, you must pay the tuition fee as mentioned in the offer letter. This payment is made by International Wire Transfer. Once the institutions have received and processed your tuition fee payment, they will issue you with receipt. This receipt will be needed to lodge your visa application.

Step 3:Purchase of GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) It is mandatory for the students to purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Nova Scotia bank for the amount of $10,200 CAD accommodating the first year living expenses. First $200 is paid as administrative charges of Nova Scotia Bank. Student gets $2000 immediately after arriving at Canada. Next $8000 is given to the students in 12 equal installments as living expenses for every month. It is a nonredeemable investment.

Step 4:Undertake Medicals Now you will need to undertake a medical examination by one of the doctors approved by the Canadian Government. You will find a list of the approved panel by visiting: ( You will be provided with a receipt for the medicals, which you will need to submit at the time of lodging you visa application. The medical report will automatically be transferred to the visa office.

Step 5:VisaLodgment To lodge your visa application you will need to provide the documents as per SPP Checklist:

  •  Visa Application Form
  •  Original valid passport as well as photocopy of the Biodata page
  •  Family information form
  •  Letter of Acceptance from SPP Educational institute in Canada
  •  Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)
  •  Proof of English Proficiency Test
  •  Academic Documents
  •  Receipt of Payment of Tuition fee
  •  Evidence of GIC purchase
  •  Student Questionnare
  •  Medical, etc.

Step 6:Visa Outcome You will get to know about the outcome of your application for student visa for Canada once you receive your passport. Here is how Western Overseas helps you:

We provide you a FREE Counseling session (Telephonic/In-person) to help you choose a right education provider and relevant course to study in Canada.

We help you apply to the chosen college and we take the responsibility of doing all the hard work of tracking the applications by staying in touch with the institution, on your behalf.

We help you go through your fee payment and purchase of GIC.

Just like your admission application, Western Overseas helps you lodge your visa file. We will keep you updated on the progress of your application

We will notify you as soon as we get to know the outcome of your application for your Canada Student Visa and you can then collect your passport.Proof of English Proficiency Test

At Western Overseas, we can help you organize your travel arrangements to begin your new student life in Canada. Air ticketing, insurance and foreign exchange can all be arranged through us to make studying overseas easier and a once-in-a-life experience!

Remember, all our services are free of charge!

SPP Colleges in Canada

List Of SPP Colleges In Canada – Student Visa Under SPP

(Student Partner Programme) It is mandatory for all overseas students to get a Student Authorization and Visa before migrating to Canada for studies. A student must also meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Act and Regulations under normal circumstances. Kindly allow a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks for your visa to be processed. The SPP (Student Partnership Programme) is a new visa process launched by the Canadian High Commission, and is in effect from May 1’ 2009. The Student Partners Programme (SPP) is an administrative framework designed and implemented in coalition with the Canadian visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). Here’s the current list of all participating SPP Colleges in Canada:

  •  Algonquin College
  •  Bow Valley College
  •  Cambrian College of Applied Arts Technology
  •  Camosun College
  •  Canadore College
  •  Centennial College of Applied Arts Technology
  •  College of New Caledonia
  •  College of the Rockies
  •  Columbia College
  •  Conestoga College
  •  Confederation College of Applied Arts Technology
  •  Douglas College
  •  Durham College
  •  Fanshawe College of Applied Arts Technology
  •  George Brown College
  •  Georgian College of Arts Technology
  •  Humber College Institute of Technology Advanced Learning
  •  Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  •  Lambton College of Applied Arts Technology
  •  Loyalist College of Applied Arts Technology
  •  Manitoba Institute of Trades Technology
  •  Medicine Hat College
  •  Mohawk College of Applied Arts Technology
  •  Niagara College
  •  North Island College
  •  Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  •  Northern College
  •  Northern Lights
  •  Okanagan College
  •  Red River College of Applied Arts, Science Technology
  •  Sault College
  •  Selkirk College
  •  Seneca College of Applied Arts Technology
  •  Sheridan College Institute of Technology Advanced Learning
  •  St-Clair College of Applied Arts Technology
  •  St. Lawrence College
  •  University of The Fraser Valley
  •  Vancouver Island University
  •  Fleming College
  •  Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (SIAST)
  •  Parkland College
  •  Langara College
  •  Assiniboine Community College
  •  Lakeland College
  •  LaSalle College
  •  NorQuest College
  •  Vancouver Community College

The Canadian System Of Education

As per the Canadian constitution, Education is a provincial responsibility. Thus, there are considerable differences between the education systems of different Canadian provinces. But still, the standards throughout the country are uniformly high. Post-secondary education is offered by four types of educational institutions. Universities: Canadian Universities are mainly public-funded. Thus, high-quality education is available for international students at lower tuition fees, as compared to their competing counterparts. University Colleges: The University Colleges are integrated with the Canadian University System. They offer students a choice of either academic-oriented university degree programmes or the more practical-oriented college diplomas and certificates. Community colleges and technical institutes: They offer more vocational-oriented curriculum with small classes, off-campus course offerings, better laboratory and classroom space and an interactive teaching approach. Individuality to the Canadian colleges is offered by the combination of different employer-centered curriculum. Technical/ Career College: This is a privately-owned and operated college. Their prime intent is to prepare the students for the job market after a short period of instructions. They emphasize more on practical expertise over a broad range of programmes.

For further information, contact our Study Visa Consultants for Canada.

Why Study in Canada?

Canada holds a proud reputation as an international education destination. Canadian’s degree is considered equivalent to the degrees from many other popular study abroad destinations. Other than a quality education system, there are many reasons behind why study in Canada.

Canadians have developed a first-rate education system as they value learning to a great extent and attach tremendous significance to it. Canadian students are ranked amongst the best in the world; on the basis of international tests of reading, mathematics and scientific studies. Canadian certificates, degrees and diplomas are well-recognized world over.

Canada has over 90 universities, 150 colleges and technical institutes to choose from. They feature every programme you can dream of.

Surprisingly, tuition fees in Canada are amongst the lowest in almost all English speaking countries.

The majority of universities and college programmes feature a Cooperative Work Programme, providing the students an opportunity to work in their related field and earn credits for the same. Students are authorized to work twenty hours a week, off campus when classes are in session and full-time during scheduled breaks/vacation. But, the students must start work only after they receive the off-campus work permit.

Canada is a multi-cultural country and one feels pretty safe, secure and comfortable in its diversity. Multiculturalism has become the cornerstone of Canadian identity. In fact Toronto, the largestcity in Canada, is recognized as the most multicultural city in the world

Now, if you think that Canada is a perfect country for your higher studies, our study visa consultants for Canada will make your journey to easier with their dedicated services and constant efforts..