Why Study in Canada?

Canada is home to 9 of the world’s top 200 ranked universities, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024. Canada stands out as the most preferred study abroad destination for international students due to its affordable yet high-quality education which is globally recognized and consistently ranks among the best in the world. The Canada is world’s second-largest country with a sparsely inhibited population of about 40 million only. Canada is very highly ranked in international measurements of government transparency, quality of life, economic competitiveness, innovation, education, and gender equality. Its richly ethnically diverse multicultural landscape, immigration-friendly policies, and high nominal per capita income create a myriad of opportunities for international students.

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  • High-ranked Universities:9 of the world’s top 200 ranked universities are in the Canada (QS World University Rankings 2024).
  • Best student cities:3 of the world’s top 20 ranked best student cities are in the Canada (QS Best Student Cities 2024).
  • Low tuition fees:Low tuition fees compared to other developed English speaking countries.
  • Diverse UG/Bachelor options: After Class 12, for under-graduate program, options available to study two years Diploma, three years Advanced Diploma, or four years Degree course.
  • Diverse PG/Master options: After graduation, for post-graduate program, options available to study one year or two years PG Certificate, PG Diploma, or Master course.
  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE accepted: For Student Visa, under Student Direct Stream, IELTS, TOEFL and PTE scores are accepted.
  • Work rights:Opportunity to work Part-Time for 20 hours per week during session, and 40 hours per week during vacation.
  • Post-Study Work Visa:Upon completing your studies, you may be eligible for a Post-Study Work Visa of up to three years. Earn in CAD (1CAD = Rs. 62 approx).
  • High Minimum Wage: Minimum Wage in the Canada is between CAD 14.5 – 16.77 per hour (approx. Rs. 899 - 1040 per hour), depending on the province.
  • Permanent Residency: Good prospects for Permanent Residency.


Rankings as per QS World University Rankings 2024


  • Computer Science and Information Technology: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Multimedia, Game Design, Web Design
  • Business Administration and Management:MBA, International Business, Analytics, Investment Banking, Finance, Supply Chain, Operations, Marketing, Human Resource
  • Engineering:Automotive, Aeronautics, Electrical, Electronics, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Biomedical, Metallurgy, Nuclear Energy
  • Health Sciences and Nursing: Nursing, Public Health, Health Services, Health Administration, Food Processing, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Nutrition
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability: Sustainability, Environmental Science, Renewable Energy and Materials, Water Resources, Wildlife Ecosystem, Conservation
  • Finance and Accounting: Finance, Financial Analytics, Financial Management, Fintech, Quantitative Investment Management, Accounting, Economics
  • Biology & Medical: Biology, Biomedical, Medical Lab Technician, Clinical Research, Biotechnology, Kinesiology, Genomics and Clinical Consultation
  • Media and Communication: Advertising, Journalism, Broadcasting Journalism, Digital Media, Social Media, Mass Communication, Technical Communication
  • International Relations and Political Science: Anthropology, Ethnic Study, International Relations, International Justice, Sociology, Public Policy and Administration, Political Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism: Aviation, Tourism, Culinary Art, Travel and Tourism, Wine and Beverages, Massage Therapy, Hospitality Management


As your Study in the Canada Consultant?

FREE Services

All our services, from search and selection, application, interview preparation, education loan assistance, GIC making assistance, writing your Statement of Purpose, Visa application, to pre-departure guidance (accommodation, flight ticket, Forex card, international SIM card, etc) every service is provided free of cost.

100+ Colleges

With a plethora of 100+ Universities/Colleges in Canada, Studies In Overseas (SIO) can help you apply in almost all Universities/Colleges which work with study abroad agents. Be it high-ranked universities or budget-friendly college options, you need not look beyond Studies In Overseas.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships are a rarity in Canada, as their course fees are already budget-friendly. In case you need Education Loan sit back and relax. We will get phone calls arranged for you from our tie-ups Banks and NBFCs, like Axis Bank, Yes Bank, IDFC First Bank, HDFC Credila, Avanse, and others.

Personalized Care

Studies In Overseas (SIO) does not allow any of its consultants to handle more than 50 students per intake. This allows us to take personal care of each of our students like you. We strive to give 24X7 services to each of our students, which have resulted in SIO becoming a Google 5-Star-rated study abroad consultant.

Transparent Visa Filing

Studies In Overseas (SIO) is the ONLY study abroad consultancy that shares the Canada Visa application screen with you and your parents while submitting your Canada Student Visa, so that you are sure that your Visa has been submitted with 100% accuracy. And, for your convenience, if needed, we may also submit your Visa beyond our regular office time.

Student Connect

On receiving your Student Visa we add you to our SIO’s Global Students Network Group, where we introduce you and connect you with former students who can help you find budget-friendly accommodation, part-time jobs, etc. We also organize SIO Stars Meet, a friendly get-together for SIO Student Visas holders.


What Our Students Say

Long story alert: My journey began in 2017 when I met Richard Sir, and little did I know how significantly this man would change my life. At that time, I was pursuing my Master’s in Ahmedabad without a solid plan for my future, as Cyber Security was still an emerging term for many. Richard Sir had faith in me and encouraged me to attempt the IELTS exam. He provided guidance, corrected numerous writing pieces, and, to my surprise, I successfully cleared it. Following this achievement, he introduced me to opportunities in Canada, where I could pursue my second master’s and build a career in Cyber Security, given its booming demand in North America. After careful consideration, we decided to apply to Dalhousie University, Canada, ranked among the top 300 universities globally. Throughout the application process, whether it was crafting the Statement of Purpose (SOP), Letters of Recommendation (LOR), Visa Application, or obtaining the offer letter, he stood by me like a rock, guiding me through each challenge. With his unwavering support, I received my offer letter, followed by obtaining a Study Visa in November 2018. I arrived in Canada in December 2018 and successfully graduated in 2020. I graduated during the global struggle with the devastating effects of COVID-19, with employees facing layoffs. However, after numerous job applications, LinkedIn messages, and coffee meet-ups with professionals from different companies, I landed my first job in Canada, where I have been for the last three years. Currently, I am a Permanent Resident of Canada since 2023, and all of this happened because of the ideas and support of this man, who is more like an elder brother to me. For those planning to study abroad, rest assured that this man will be there for you until the end.

Abhishek Kumar
Dalhousie University, Canada

I got excellent service from SIO. All team members were very supportive. They have guided me from the beginning to the very end of this long journey and I really appreciate the immense efforts taken by them in many stages. I can say that they are the best supportive team that anybody can find in this industry considering my own experiences in approaching other established consultants for my study visa. Also, nobody would take that much extra efforts and care in getting the study permit without leaving any chance to be rejected. I would wholeheartedly appreciate their efforts. Thank you SIO Team.

Seeniya Thankachan
Conestoga College

I’m extremely grateful for Aarti Ma’am and Richard Sir for their help. My visa for Canada got through yesterday and now I’m closer to achieving my dream. This would not have been possible without their support. They’re always available to help and make things so much easier. Let it be anything, they have contacts for everything and I would definitely recommend SIO if you want to pursue your dream of going abroad. Thank you so much!

Payal Gopwani
Lambton College


What is SDS Visa category? What are its requisites?

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for international students from certain countries who wish to study in Canada. To be eligible for the SDS visa, applicants must meet specific requirements. Here are the main requisites:

  1. Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)
    Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) (e.g. school district, University, etc.) on official letterhead, showing the exact amount of tuition fees you are required to pay, the anticipated starting and finishing dates,is compulsory.
  2. Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL)
    This letter must be signed by the province or territory, and include your name, date of birth, current residential address and confirm that you have a space within the province or territory’s allocation for a study permit.
  3. Proof of Tuition Payment
    Proof that you have paid the tuition for your first year of study. This can be a receipt from the DLI, an official letter from the DLI confirming payment, or a receipt from a bank showing that tuition fees have been paid.
  4. Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)
    You must purchase a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAD 20,065. This is to ensure you have enough funds to support yourself during your initial year in Canada. Banks like Scotiabank, CIBC, and ICICI Bank Canada offer GICs for international students.
  5. Language Proficiency Test Results
    A minimum score of IELTS 6.0 with no bands less than 5.5 in each skill (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) or its equivalent score in TOEFL or PTE is required during visa application.
What is the general cost of education in Canada?

The cost of study in Canada generally ranges between Rs. 8 – 25 lakhs per annum, depending on the university/college’s rankings, location and quality of education. However, the cost of pursuing UG and PG courses are comparatively cheaper (Rs. 8 – 15 lakhs per annum) compared to Masters (Rs. 15 – 25 lakhs per annum).

For Student Visa purposes, under SDS category, you will need to pay tuition fee for one year and lock CAD 20,635 in a GIC account in a Canadian bank for your one year living cost.

What is the Minimum Wage in Canada?

Currently, the Canada Minimum Wage 2024 rate is $16.65 per hour and it is increased time to time as per Inflation. Since Canada Minimum Wage per hour 2024 falls under the provincial jurisdiction, thus the rates are set by the provinces, and are as below:

  • Yukon-$16.77
  • Saskatchewan-$14.25
  • Alberta-$15
  • Manitoba-$15.25
  • British Columbia-$16.50
  • Quebec-$15.25
  • Prince Edward Island-$15
  • Nunavut-$16
  • Ontario-$16.50
  • Northwest Territories-$16
  • New Brunswick- $14.50
  • Newfoundland & Labrador-$15
  • Nova Scotia-$15
What are the criteria and duration of Post Graduate Work Permit in Canada?

To be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit, you must have completed a full-time program at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. The program must have been a minimum of eight months in duration.

Valid Study Permit: You must have held a valid study permit throughout your studies in Canada. You should also ensure that your study permit remains valid when you apply for the PGWP.

Eligible Institutions: The institution where you studied must be a DLI in Canada. Not all educational institutions in Canada are eligible, so it’s essential to confirm your institution’s designation.

Program Duration: The length of your Post-Graduation Work Permit will depend on the length of your study program.

  • Programs Less than 8 Months: If you completed a program that is less than eight months in duration, you are typically not eligible for a PGWP.
  • Non-Master programs 8 Months or Longer: If you completed a program that is eight months or longer but less than two years in duration, you may be eligible for a PGWP valid for a period equal to the length of your program of study. For example, if you completed a one-year program, you could be eligible for a one-year PGWP.
  • Non-Master programs Two Years or Longer: If you completed a program that is two years or more in duration, you may be eligible for a PGWP valid for up to three years. The same duration applies if you study two one year courses, back to back.
  • Master programs 8 Months or Longer: If you completed a Master program that is eight months or longer, you may be eligible for a PGWP valid for up to three years.

Application Timing: You have up to 180 days (approximately 6 months) after completing your program to apply for the PGWP. It’s crucial to apply within this timeframe, as applications submitted beyond this period may not be accepted. Note PGWP is typically issued once in a lifetime.

Please keep in mind that immigration policies and regulations can change over time. Therefore, it’s crucial to check the official website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or consult with a qualified immigration consultant for the most up-to-date information regarding the duration and eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit in Canada.

What is Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program? What are its advantages?

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is a Canadian immigration program designed to address labor market needs in the Atlantic provinces by attracting skilled workers and international graduates to settle in the region. The program aims to support the economic growth of these provinces by filling job vacancies with foreign workers and retaining international graduates.

Participating Provinces in the AIPP includes the four Atlantic provinces of Canada:New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, andPrince Edward Island.

Key Features and Advantages of the AIPP

Employer-Driven Process:Employers in the Atlantic provinces can hire foreign workers and international graduates for jobs they have been unable to fill locally.Job offers do not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which simplifies the hiring process.

Three Immigration Programs:Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP): Targets high-skilled workers with job offers in managerial, professional, or technical/skilled trades occupations.

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP): Targets intermediate-skilled workers with job offers in occupations requiring a high school education and/or job-specific training.

Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP): Targets international graduates from recognized post-secondary institutions in the Atlantic provinces, requiring a job offer but not previous work experience.

Comprehensive Settlement Support:Employers must collaborate with settlement service provider organizations to help new immigrants and their families integrate into their new communities. This includes providing services like language training, housing assistance, and employment services for spouses.

Pathway to Permanent Residency:The AIPP offers a streamlined pathway to permanent residency. Candidates and their families can apply for permanent residency once they have a job offer and a settlement plan.

Speedy Processing:The AIPP is designed to have faster processing times compared to other immigration programs, aiming to process applications within six months.

Flexibility in Language and Education Requirements:Language requirements are set at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4, which is lower than many other immigration programs, making it more accessible to applicants.Educational requirements vary depending on the program but are generally more flexible.


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