Coming to Canada – Next steps

Coming to Canada – Next steps

Canada study visa, For Parents
Further to Canada’s big announcement last Friday, October 2, 2020, we are now seeing our students get letters confirming that announcement and informing them of the next steps. We explained that announcement in this blog instalment: https://www.cuac.lk/big-news-canada-welcomes-back-international-students/ We include a sample of a standard letter students are getting at the end of this blog. All official announcements and correspondence from the Canadian government are available in French, as well as English, Canada’s two official languages. For students with a study permit ready to make plans to come to Canada make sure you are in close contact with the institution that has admitted you to make sure you are eligible to come and that you have complete documentation to support you every step of the way: from getting a boarding pass…
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Big news: Canada welcomes back international students !

Big news: Canada welcomes back international students !

Canada study visa, For Parents
October 5, 2020. For international students hoping to study in Canada, the Canadian government announced the biggest news of 2020 this past October 2, 2020. PART 1 HIGHLIGHTS Effective October 20, 2020 international students can enter Canada for their studies if they satisfy all the conditions. These conditions include that entering Canada is essential.  Examples of essential INCLUDE: you need to be in Canada for your program (for laboratory work, workshops, or similar)your school isn’t offering online study optionsyou can’t study online from your home country because of internet restrictions or bandwidth limitationsyou can’t participate in live online classes from your home country because of the difference in time zones WHO IS EXCLUDED:  You can’t enter if you are travelling for optional or discretionary reasons, such as for tourism, recreation or entertainment. Also…
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Studying in Canada: Starting by distance ? !

Studying in Canada: Starting by distance ? !

For Parents, Study in Canada tips
The pandemic has been a shock to families worldwide – sometimes economic, and sometimes, to health. We at CUAC have received communications from hundreds of students around the world whom we were helping to come to Canada this September, 2020. Of the further shocks they have experienced is how to cope with the frustration and disappointment of not being able to begin studies in classrooms. As difficult as this is, patience will be rewarded. First, Canada has been remarkably successful in taming the worst impacts of the pandemic. While we know things can flare up, Canada has now demonstrated a collective will to do whatever it takes to keep things in control. Our universities and colleges have also worked together to implement prudent and cautious policies and these have included…
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Studying in Canada: Keeping healthy !

Studying in Canada: Keeping healthy !

Canadian culture, For Parents
In our earlier blog on the Canadian health care system, we explained how the system works across Canada. We explained why its system of protecting 100% of the people in Canada creates conditions for managing and controlling the challenges from the current pandemic You can read about that here: https://www.cuac.lk/what-if-you-get-sick-in-canada-as-an-international-student/ Today, we also want to emphasize how well-organized Canadian higher education institutions are for protecting the health of students. It is common in Canada for campuses to have medical staff like doctors, psychologists, , counsellors and nurses on the campus for the immediate convenience of students. All of these staff have connections to off-campus hospitals and specialists for any student needing further evaluation or treatment. As noted in the earlier blog, student health care coverage means there are no extra…
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How to choose a Canadian university – the money part.

How to choose a Canadian university – the money part.

For Parents, Study in Canada tips
So you are just exploring the idea of studying in Canada? This is a series intended to guide students and their supporting family members in how to make the most prudent, personally suitable choices. In this instalment, we explore the role of money in making the choice. Canada has an economic and social structure different from most countries in the world. For example, 100% of Canadians and permanent residents have the same access to doctors and hospitals – comparable quality and free of cost for almost everything imaginable. This is all paid for by the taxes of working people Canada’s university structure is similar. Just as Canada’s 10 Provinces and 3 Territories, organize health care, they also organize and license universities. Almost 100% of Canadians study at a university that…
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Can I bring my children if I plan to get a study visa to Canada ?

Can I bring my children if I plan to get a study visa to Canada ?

Canada study visa, For Parents, Live and Work in Canada
So you are applying for a study permit (study visa) for Canada and you have one or more dependent children. Can your child or children come with you to Canada and also continue their kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) studies in Canada? Dependent Children The first step is to determine if the child will be considered “dependent” by Canada.If the child is under 22 and not married, then this child will be considered “dependent”. But if the child is married or already 22 years old or older than the child will not be considered dependent unless the child is dependent on the parent because of a mental or physical condition. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/non-economic-classes/dependent-children.html It is important to note here that some individuals with some conditions may not be considered admissible to Canada…
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Canada covid-19 Latest news

Canada covid-19 Latest news

Canada study visa, Canadian culture, For Parents
Are you anxious for yourself or a family member about studying in Canada because of COVID-19? Today’s Washington Post looks at the contrast between Canada and the USA and the latest state of COVID-19 in the two countries as of July 13, 2020. The Washington Post article, discusses one of the reasons for Canada’s better experience with COVID-19: its public health care system covering everybody in Canada. Gerald Evans, a professor of medicine at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, said Canada’s single-payer national health-care system also confers “distinct” advantages, allowing people to seek care for covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, without fear of out-of-pocket costs. For more information on what to expect from Canada’s health care system if you are coming to Canada as an international student, see…
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