- October 29, 2016
- Posted by: Mega Immigration
- Category: Study In Canada, Study In USA, Study Visa
How is Studying in Canada Compared to Studying in USA?
Both Canada and USA are regarded as the best among the top study destination and provide excellent education. Canadian and American university degree programs differ in terms of financial, curricular and even admissions issues. Let’s find how is studying in Canada compared to studying in USA?
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- In Canada, the admissions process is transparent and straightforward. Students are primarily assessed based on upper-level grades in high school, and a supplementary application essay. While in USA, high school grades, extracurricular activities and recommendations are all required.
- Canadian universities are internationally regarded for their high academic standards and emphasis on research in post-secondary education. On the other hand, the US universities take pride on being at the forefront of technology and educational techniques and in making available to their students the best possible equipment and resources.
- When it comes to finances, studying in Canada is much cheaper than in USA. Also the cost of living in Canada is lower than that in USA.
- Students studying in Canada have the advantage of being able to work while studying. Also the work permit may be issued on completion of the study program for the duration of program, up to a maximum of three years. While in USA a student cannot work more than 20 hours a week.
- Another major attraction for Indian students is the possibility of immigration. After studies, students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without leaving Canada. On the other hand, getting a permanent residency in USA is quite difficult.
Both countries are great for international students. The better one depends on your background and your future path.
If you are in a technical field like computer science, U.S. is hands down the better country of the two (especially the Bay Area). There is a lot happening in the area and a significant skill shortage in the country.
Canada is easier to get to in terms of visa. There are relatively less opportunities in computer science compared to the U.S. (some universities in Canada are really good for computer science).
How is Studying in Canada Compared to Studying in USA on a few different dimensions :
- Visa – Canadian visa is easier to get compared to the U.S.
- Quality of education – There are some good universities in Canada but U.S. has a lot more. Bay area is the hub of technical innovation in the country.
- Future Opportunities – U.S. hires a lot of people in the technical field. If you want to work in that area, U.S. is good.
- Your preference of staying in the country vs returning to your home country – If you want to return to your home country, it may not matter what country you study at – if the quality of education is good.