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Visa Process Step by Step

It is compulsory for all foreign students to obtain a student authority and visa before migrating to study in Canada. 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.

Read the step by step procedure of getting Canada student visa, provided in the below given content by the qualified team of Western Overseas:

Step 1 Apply for Admission in College/University

To study in Canada firstly, you should obtain an approval of admissions (offer letter) from an accredited education provider in Canada. There are numerous SDS Colleges and Universities in Canada that offers a wide range of programmes and great facilities to their students. 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. After this, browse the website of the shortlisted colleges and select the appropriate one in terms of quality of education, ranking, programme structure, programme 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 Canada student visa application.

Step 3 Purchase of GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate)

It is compulsory for the students to buy a special guaranteed investment certificate (GIC) from any of the participating bank like: Nova Scotia Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Canada Bank, CIBC Bank for the amount of $ 10,200 CAD for the adjustment of the living expenses of the first year. Approx. $200 will be deducted as the administrative charges of Bank (It depends on Bank to Bank). The student receives $ 2000 immediately after arrival in Canada. Next $8000 will be paid to the students in 12 equal installments as each month’s living expenses. This is a nonredeemable investment.

Step 4 Undertake Medicals

You will now need to take a medical examination a doctor approved by the Canadian government. You can find a list of approved panel by visiting; (http://www.cic.gc.ca/pp-md/pp-list.aspx).

You will be provided a receipt for the medical, which is required when you apply for a visa. The medical report will automatically be transferred to the visa office.

Step 5 Visa Lodgment

To lodge your visa application you will need to provide the documents as per SDS Checklist:

  1. Visa Application Form
  2. Original valid passport with photocopy of the Bio-data page
  3. Family information form .
  4. An Acceptance Letter issued by the SDS Educational institute in Canada
  5. Use of Representative Form (IMM 5476)
  6. Proof of English Proficiency Test
  7. Academic Documents
  8. Receipt of Payment of Tuition fee
  9. Evidence of GIC purchase
  10. Student Questions.
  11. Medical, etc.

Step 6 Visa Outcome

After receiving the passport, you will get to know about the outcome of your Canadian student visa application.

Some Key Things To Know.

  1. Multicultural population
  2. Weather
  3. Tipping
  4. The job hunt
  5. Cost of living
  6. Smoking
  7. Healthcare
  8. Driving licenses
  9. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  10. Languages.



The Canadian CSA will allow governments, stakeholders, professional organizations, and industry who use culture statistics to understand how economic issues impact growth in the culture sector, as well as its economic value.

The CSA 2010 has shown that culture and sport play a significant role in the Canadian economy, in terms of output, GDP and jobs. Culture contributed 3.1% ($47.8 billion) to Canada’s GDP, while sport contributed 0.3% ($4.5 billion). The culture industry contributed more to the Canadian economy than industries such as Accommodation, Utilities and Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting.

The CSA, through the domain perspective, revealed that culture products originate from several non-culture industries, a nuance which would have been missed if using the industry perspective alone. This emphasizes the importance of utilizing both perspectives in understanding the role that culture and sport play in Canada.

Over the next few years, as the CSA will be produced on an recurrent basis, users will be able to get an understanding of how economic activity in the culture and sport sector in Canada changes over time.

The production of the Canadian Culture Satellite Account is the first step in understanding and measuring the importance of culture and sport in Canada. The development of provincial and territorial estimates (reference year 2010) and indicators (reference years 2009 to 2013), are the next steps in the evolution of the CSA. Work on both of these initiatives has already begun with results expected in the near future.

Canada’s historical pursuit of comparative economic advantage in exploiting its natural resource base — industries that are very capital intensive — and its consequent reliance on foreign capital, while successful, will be challenged in the twenty-first century. The Committee does not mean to suggest that Canada should abandon this historical pursuit. Indeed, Canada’s large geography and diverse geological topography will ensure that it remains relatively well endowed in natural capital and will be a net exporter in natural resources forever. Be that as it may, the composition of Canadian industry will likely continue to change towards more R&D-intensive products and services. The knowledge-based economy to which Canada is headed demands that we lose this highly specialized economic status and move beyond such a simplistic strategy.   Along the second avenue, the Committee recommends that the federal government: (1) develop a comprehensive policy on the commercialization of university and college research that would include rules on disclosure, ownership of results and administration issues; (2) immediately double the funding of the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program for Canadian SMEs; and (3) improve Canada’s record in financing innovation start-up companies through the development of a joint National Research Council and Business Development Bank incubation/technology-transfer assistance strategy.



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