ms in Canada
Time spent with my family in 2010
I remember my first year with the Canada Games in 2010. It was a great time to get to know my family, and they were able to get to know me as well.
In the following paragraphs, I’ll outline more about my experience.
Can I get Canadian citizenship?
If you decide to apply for citizenship in Canada, it’s important to know the requirements. The Citizenship Act of Canada explains what these requirements entail and provides a guide to the application process. In order to qualify for Canadian citizenship under the current rules, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have been a permanent resident for at least three of the past five years
- Be able to speak English or French
- Demonstrate knowledge of Canada (there is a test)
- Prove that you intend on living in Canada after becoming a citizen
How many people get a masters in Canada?
In Canada, there are many universities that offer a broad range of masters programs. In fact, it can be quite confusing knowing which to choose. For example, do you want to do a research-based degree or a professional one?
There are three types of masters degrees offered at most academic institutions in Canada: Master of Engineering (M.Eng), Master of Science (M.Sc), and Master of Arts (M.A.).
If you’re looking for more of a professional degree, consider pursuing an MEng or MA. The MEng is typically aimed towards students who want to pursue engineering as a career–and gain the necessary qualifications for licensure as an engineer in Canada and the US. Meanwhile, the MA is appropriate for anyone seeking to advance in their profession or pursue doctoral studies. The MA is also appropriate for students who want to work in a non-research oriented job that requires enhanced knowledge in arts and humanities subjects such as English literature, philosophy or history.
The weather here is terrible
Weather is an important factor to consider when choosing a place to study in Canada. Some cities, like Toronto and Montreal, are known for their extreme winters and summers. Vancouver is the exception, with a mild climate year-round.
If you prefer cold weather, then consider studying in Toronto or Montreal. Both cities have long winters with strong winds and snowstorms from November through April. Winter temperatures can fall below -10 ºC (14 ºF) during the day and be as low as -26 ºC (-15 ºF) at night. It can also get humid; it doesn’t always feel as cold in Toronto as it actually is!
Montreal has similar winter weather but slightly lower temperatures on average than Toronto. If you’re not used to the Canadian climate, dress warmly—if you don’t know what to expect from Canadian winters yet, check out our article on how to survive a winter in Canada!
Studying without a visa in Canada
If you don’t need a study permit, you can study in Canada without a visa if the following conditions apply:
- You are from a country on the list of visa-exempt countries.
- You plan to take a course or program that is six months or less and leads to a certificate or diploma.
- You intend to leave Canada after completing your studies.
If you plan to do any of the following, you must obtain a study permit before entering Canada:
- You would like to work while studying full time in Canada.
- You would like to study for more than six months at one time. Example: In most cases, students who come to Canada for an eight month certificate program (four months in both fall and winter semesters) require a study permit because they will be studying for longer than six months at one time (i.e., eight months). The exception is if the student joins their spouse/common law partner who is already working in Canada and spends only four months in each semester studying toward the certificate; this student does not require a study permit because they are enrolled in short term courses that add up to less than six months at one time (<6 mos).
Gather the documents needed for your application
The documents needed for your application:
- Passport: To apply for a visa, you need a valid passport. The expiry date of your passport should be at least six months after the end date of your intended stay in Canada. If you are applying to study or work, it should be at least one year after the end date of your intended stay in Canada.
- If you have changed or acquired another name (such as by marriage), indicate any previous name(s) on the application form and submit a copy of the legal document that provides evidence of the change, such as a marriage certificate (for example, if you are married).
- Digital photo: You need to attach one digital photo with each applicant’s application. This is done electronically through our website. Please see “How do I get photos?” below for more information about how to take and upload photos that meet all the requirements set by IRCC.
- Proof of funds: IRCC will only issue a study permit for an applicant who can prove they have enough money to pay for their tuition fees, living expenses for themselves and any family members who come with them to Canada and return transportation for themselves and any family members who come with them to Canada. For more information about what proof is accepted please see “Proof of funds” below.
If you are a student from India or China planning to study in Quebec please visit how to apply – students from China or how to apply – students from India on our website where specific information is provided about how and when you must provide proof that payment has been made directly by yourself or your sponsor into Escrow accounts held by designated educational institutions in Quebec before obtaining a study permit from us outside Canada, even though this document is not required at this point in time.
public university vs private university vs college vs polytechnic institute
Ms. in Canada
You can choose to pursue a university, college, polytechnic institute or university degree. You should consider the following aspects:
1 The type and duration of study you want to undertake.
2 How you prefer to study and what kind of setting you prefer.
3 Your comfort level with your chosen field of study or program offered in rhe institution.
Acceptance letter of full-time studies from a college or university in Canada.
- A letter of acceptance from a Canadian university, college, or polytechnic institution that is stamped and signed by the registrar’s office. The letter should specify that you are accepted to full-time studies.
- This letter must be an original, not a photocopy. It must also be on official letterhead and bear the stamp and signature of the registrar’s office (not a student advisor).
There are different levels of postsecondary institution in Canada you can attend.
There are different levels of postsecondary institution in Canada you can attend. These include private universities, public universities, polytechnics and colleges. The levels are comparable in quality and all offer master’s degrees. However, there are some general differences between them:
- Public universities – tend to be more research-focused than the other three types of institutions
- Private universities – often have smaller class sizes and tend to focus on ensuring that students have a comprehensive career plan after graduation
- Polytechnic institutes – tend to focus on applied knowledge that can be used immediately in the workplace while offering theoretical insight as well
- Colleges – offer diplomas or certificates rather than degrees