Many times Canada has been declared as the country with the highest living standards in the world, according to the United Nations Human Development Index.
As the second largest country in the world Canada has a lot to offer:
70% of Canadians live in the south of Canada in major cities like-Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Fredericton, Halifax, Charlottetown and St. John.
The first inhabitants of Canada considered as-First Nations-and Inuits-Eskimos represented 3% of the population of Canada in the National Census in 1996.
All the other people are mainly from Europe, with some also from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
Canada is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country.
Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages-English and French
Most of the population uses English
Indigenous people communicate mostly in French-residents of Quebec.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES STUDY
Canada offers many opportunities for international students, academic staff and educational institutions via its programs of studying abroad. A semester or year long study in Canada enriches your level of knowledge and international experience. This brings a possibility of valuable contacts in the future. Students are receiving an opportunity to better understand a new culture, become independent, improve their foreign language skills and last but not least-the experience gained from studying abroad will be numerous times more useful in their future studies or employment.
Relocation to a distant country can be pretty exciting, but at the same time it is a difficult step that requires careful and detailed planning.
The average preparation time, starting from the initial program and institution selection-to departure tends to be around 6 months. Canadian academic institutions offer various training programs-can be weeks, a semester or a year.
The courses can be finished with credits, certificates, diploma or even a degree. It is important to find out how the particular institution is accredited internationally.
There are several institutions that provide students with all the necessary information needed while choosing the particular academic program.
You can find valuable information on the website - “study in Canada”
Students whose first language isn’t English or French must demonstrate an advanced knowledge of English-in writing, reading, listening, grammar and conversation. In case of interest in the Eastern Canada area a FSL French course pass is first advised.
This will fully prepare the students language skills as well as his/her will to overcome cultural differences.
Students that intend to study in Canada longer than 3 months must attend the student visa process. It takes about 2 weeks to manage these visas. Citizens of Slovakia should send an application to the Canadian Embassy located in Vienna. Here is the list of supporting documents which are necessary for an application for a student visa:
March 1st 2008-With immediate effect-Canada lifted the visa requirement for Slovakian citizens traveling as tourists to Canada for less than 3 months. Students that plan to study in Canada for less than 3 months do not need visa requirements.
Full information about Canada’s visa requirements can be found on the website Canadian Citizenships Immigration.
CBI has prepared several Canadian Internet addresses, which can be useful and can help in your next steps regarding study, work or travel.
If you know more useful addresses we kindly ask you to share them with us. We will publish them using our website to all the people that were charmed by Canada.
TRANSLATION AND EXPLANATORY DICTIONARIES
To find out your language skill the fastest and most effective way possible, CBI has made a placement test, which will take just several minutes to fill in. Our system will evaluate the test and give you your current language level according to SEER. This information can be very useful in choosing your current language course level.