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Britih Columbia Open University
Concordia University College of Alberta
College Universitaire de saint Boniface
Eco Le De hautes Etudes Commercialles
Ecole Nationale da dministration Publique
Ecole de Technologie Superieure
Institut National de la recherche scientifique
King's University College
Memorial University of Newfandland
Munt Saint Vincent University
Okanagan University College
Queen's University at Kingston
Ryerson Polytechnic University
St Francis Xavier University
Saint Mary's University
Saint Paul University
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Reigna
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
Education Malaysia Canada (EMC) formally Malaysian Students Department Canada was established in April, 1980 at the High Commission of Malaysia office in Ottawa.
Canadian Education Centre Malaysia
Suite 18.03, 18th Floor. Wisma MCA
163. Jalan Ampang
50460 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2162 2901
|Canada is the second largest country in
the world and offers the highest quality of living as proclaimed by recent
United Nations surveys. Its high quality and affordable cost of education,
multicultural population and natural beauty offers a healthy and welcoming
environment to international students.
|There are about ninety universities in
Canada all of which are government regulated and therefore maintain very
high standards of education. It is therefore not surprising that Canadian
University degrees are amongst the most widely recognized in the world.
The Universities are by themselves centers of excellence for research.
information / technology development and genetic breakthroughs.
University campuses play a major role in the
towns and cities where they are located thereby not only taking on the
role of learning and cultural centre but also recreational,
educational, and economic focal points. The universities offer superb
library facilities, clubs, social activity entertainment and sports
facilities to not only students but also the population living around the
campus. Many support systems exist on campus to meet the individual
student's needs. There are health services, student and peer assistance
groups, academic / personal / religious guidance counselors and
international student advisers v/ho can provide assistance to
|The University-Colleges are a new breed of Canadian institutions offering a variety of programs including partial or full degree programs. They grew out of the community colleges, which serve the communities in their area. The growing sphere of education and the increased demand for advanced level programs from their communities resulted in the evolvement to their current status. These institutions are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia offering full three and four year degree programs in addition to other academic and technical programs on campus. In most situations, the degree programs are offered in conjunction with local universities with some award their own degrees.|
Canadian Community Colleges
|Community College is a general term used to describe a variety of post secondary institutions e.g. Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Institutes of Technology. Regional Colleges, Vocational Centers, etc. These institutions receive some funding from the provincial governments. Generally, these colleges offer a wide range of programs including academic and technical certificate and diploma programs. Some of them also offer college upgrading and ESL courses, which are for those students who lack the minimum qualifications to enter a post secondary institution. In addition, a number of these colleges in Alberta and British Columbia offer the one or two year University Transfer Program. Students admitted to these programs register for courses that are equivalent to the first and second year courses at universities and thereafter can apply for transfer to the third year at a university.|
Elementary and Secondary Education
|In the elementary and secondary
educational systems, one can choose from a number of options. The most
popular being the public or government funded schools. Students can also
opt to study at private or independent schools where students pay for
their tuition and in some cases, boarding facilities are included.
However, regardless of the type of school, students begin their forma
schooling at the age of four or five when they enter kindergarten or pre
school programs. On completion of this, the student enters an elementary
school followed by junior or high school. Students are aged between 17 or
18 years when they graduate from high school. With the exception of
private visa schools, the academic year normally begins in September and
ends in June.
International students can also choose to study at private schools that cater primarily for international students. These schools offer many intakes a year and therefore enabling students from Malaysia to begin a program at the beginning of the calendar year. These schools usually offer the upper secondary school programs as well as English as a second language programs (ESL). In the case of students from Malaysia, the seven / eight month Pre-University program (Fast Track Program) is very popular especially amongst students who have completed the Form Five / SPM. Students can proceed to Canada to begin the Pre-University program in January immediately after completing their SPM examinations. This enables students to complete their final year of secondary school in time to begin University or College studies in September the same year. Some of these schools have also gone on to offer first year university studies or a University Transfer program.
Why Study in Canada?
|The Canadian education system emphasizes
total development of the student through its broad- based education where
they are encouraged to think independently and develop analytical skills
thereby instilling the confidence and assertiveness to work to their full
|Admission Requirements to Canadian Universities
The admission of
students from outside Canada is determined by individual institutions. A
student from a Commonwealth country will usually be considered eligible
for admission to a university in Canada if he / she has completed the
final year of high school or has the standing prescribed for admission lo
universities in their own country.
International students are required to show proof of proficiency in English by taking the TOEFL or the IELTS. The required TOEFL or IELTS scores vary from one institution to another but the minimum IBT TOEFL is score of 79 to 100 whilst the IELTS is a band of 6.0 to 7.5. Students, who do not meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirements. will be required to complete an English as a Second Language (ESL) program in accredited Canadian institution.
|Cost of Living
Students applying for a Canadian Study Permit (Visa) are advised to show evidence of allocating C$10,000 (RM 30,000) to cover living costs for a 12-month stay in Canada. However, depending on location and the student's spending habits, international students can get by with less, averaging at around CSS.000 (RM 24.000) a year.
There is a wide range of student accommodation
available in Canada Many post secondary institutions offer hostel type
residences, apartments or even houses. These carrpus residences are either
on or off site, can be taken on single or shared basis The residences come
with meal plans (or cooking facilities), laundry and recreation
facilities. Students who prefer ofl campus type housing can opt to stay in
apartments / homes or rent a room in a family home. Most post secondary
institutions have a housing registry to assist students in locating these
types of accommodation.
Canada has an elficient and extensive public transportation system. which includes buses. Light Rail Transit systems and trains Students can purchase student tickets or monthly passes at reasonable rates and usually unlimited access anywhere within the city limits during the month. Students can also ride bicycles en specially constructed "bike paths'' especially within and just outside the campus surroundings to ensure safety
|Visa (Study Permit) Procedures
International students going to Canada for further studies are required to apply for a Study Permit - the official term for a student visa. Application forms for Study Permit can be downloaded from the official Citizenship and Immigration Canada website or obtained from the High Commission of Canada or the Canadian Education Centre Malaysian students are allowed to submit their Study Permit applications through the Canadian Education Centre (CEC). Study Permits are normally issued for the length of the program out will depend on a number of factors including the validity of the student's passport.
In order to obtain a Study Permit, the applicant must show evidence of acceptance by a Canadian educational institution approved by the Canadian Employment and Immigration Commission The applicant must be of good health and character and must have sufficient funds to live and study in Canada including return transportation and an international passport valid for at least one year.
Students planning to study in the province of Quebec, will be required to obtain a Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ) from the Quebec government and a Study Permit from the government of Canada. Application forms for a CAQ are available at educational institutions in Quebec. A processing fee is incurred
|Canadian Education Centre
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