STUDY IN CANADA
To study in Canada following prerequisites are essential.
- Age over 18 years old male / females
- GCE (Advanced) Level with 3 ordinary passes
- English language requirement is IELTS (Academic) overall 6.0 and If the applicant has studied in English Medium for over 3 years in a recognized institution can apply for an exemption in IELTS
- If not, can follow an English Language Training program in Canada prior to the commencement of the main course. There are altogether 5 levels in the English Training Program, and your level will be determined after a placement test that will be held in Canada on your arrival.
- Once the College and Course is decided the applicant will have to submit an application. Usually the College application fee ranges from CAD $ 75.00 to $ 150.00. The application fee could be paid to college by credit card or bank draft.
- As soon as the College approves your application, study permit (visa) application procedure activates , immediately
- A visa application to Canada is handled by the famous immigration law firm in Canada known as Larlee Rosenberg Barristers and Solicitors. They will send you a retainer agreement and an invoice to pay the lawyer’s retainer fees. They charge CAD $ 2,500.00 for a single application and CAD $ 3,000.00 for spouse and children (dependents) (if any). Lawyer’s fee shall be paid through a bank in Sri Lanka, or if you have a friend or relative in Canada the payment could be made in Canada.
- Subsequently we will give you a list of supporting documents essential for the visa application, and guide you to prepare the documents to outfit the Canadian immigration laws.
- It should be observed that there will be no visa interviews at the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka. Once the application is submitted the applicant will be notified to give finger prints (bio-metrics) at the Canadian High Commission in Colombo. Hitherto no questions asked.
- If the applicant living in a foreign country we can make arrangements to submit the visa application from the country where the applicant is domiciled and without coming to Sri Lanka to submit the visa application.
- Visa applications should be submitted 6 weeks prior to the college start date and Canadian Embassy takes minimum 4 weeks to process the visa application.
- Course fees vary from CAD $ 7,500.00 to CAD $ 14,000.00 per year, and you can pay half of that fee as semester fees. Some colleges take fees after the visa approval, and for some you can pay once notified. College course fees could be paid through a bank in Sri Lanka, or by a relative or friend living in Canada.
- You are free to do part time work while studying. Study times are usually 25 to 30 hours a week (Monday to Friday) Allowed Part time work time is 20 hours per week.
- Once you complete your studies you can obtain a work permit to do a full time job. Once you complete 3 years in employment you are entitled to apply for PR (permanent residence)
- If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask. We are open on all days of the week from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm., except on Mondays
Consolidated Academic Lanka (Private) Limited
22-B, Station Lane, Nugegoda-10250
Prepare to study in Canada
Where and what to study, how to apply for schools and the list of schools that can receive students in Canada.
Choosing a program and school
In Canada, each province and territory is in charge of their own education system.
Get more information about schools and the education system:
- EduCanada – information for international students about education in Canada, with study program search, costs, and more
- Ministries and departments responsible for education – information about the education system in each province and territory
Primary and secondary schools
Schools that teach students up to the grade 12 level are known as primary and secondary schools. Primary usually means grades 1-8 and secondary usually means grades 9-12.
All primary and secondary schools in Canada can enrol international students.
There are special rules for minor children studying in Canada.
Post-secondary schools are:
- private career colleges and
- vocational and technical schools.
Each post-secondary school has its own set of rules on how to apply, including the level of English or French you need to be accepted.
Get more information on post-secondary schools:
- Universities Canada – profiles of Canadian universities, a large study programs database and help to plan your university education
- Colleges and Institutes Canada – profiles of colleges and institutes
- Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials – information on getting your past education assessed against Canadian standards
- National Association of Career Colleges – find out about schools that teach trades and vocations
Many schools in Canada teach English or French as a second language. For more information about private language programs, contact Languages Canada.
Studying in French
There are many ways to study in French across Canada.
- French-language education in Canada has information on schools and institutions that offer courses in French.
- The Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne has information on university programs in French, English, or both.
Designated learning institutions
Provinces and territories approve (or “designate”) schools that can enrol international students. These
schools are known as designated learning institutions (DLI).
If you need a study permit, your acceptance letter must be from a DLI. If it isn’t, we will refuse your
All primary and secondary schools in Canada are DLIs. You can search a list of the post-secondary schools,
such as colleges and universities, and language schools that have been designated.
How to apply to a school, college or university
Once you choose a school, college or university, you must apply to go there. Every school has different rules
on how to apply.
Make sure you apply at least:
six months in advance if you want to study at a primary or secondary school,
a year in advance for a post-secondary program at a university, college, etc.
Contact the school where you want to study to learn how to apply. They will give you the list of all the
documents you need to send them. Your school will be able to tell you about:
the cost to apply
rent and how much it costs to live in Canada
Fill out the application forms for the school or schools of your choice. Follow their instructions to submit
If the school admits you as a student, they will send you an acceptance letter. You need this letter to apply
for a study permit.
The Government of Canada doesn’t pay for the medical costs of foreign students.
Health coverage for foreign students is different depending on where you live. Contact the school you are
applying to for more information about health insurance.