Monthly Archives: February 2015

Jobs in Hot Demand in Canada

Oil workers in CanadaWhile it is imperative to consider your career opportunities in your home country when choosing a program of study in Canada, students also want to know what jobs are in demand in Canada.  Even if they come back to their home country after studying in Canada, they may choose to work in their field of study before returning.

So what does the job market look like in Canada?

You may want to choose finance or engineering as the choice for studying in Canada as these jobs are heavily in demand.  In engineering, civil engineering jobs top the list with software, mechanical, electrical and geotechnical engineering falling close behind.

The Western provinces; BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are where you will find work after studying Engineering.  But if Finance is your strong suit, then Eastern Canada is where you want to be with financial and business analysts being the most in demand jobs in Toronto.

But the medical profession must not be ignored as registered nurses, medical technologists and technicians and pharmacists are also needed.  Although international students cannot study to be a Medical Doctor in Canada, there are plenty of related fields of study where an international student can study.  One such program is the Medical Laboratory Sciences such as the one offered at the University of Alberta.  There is bound to be work found when you graduate from this discipline.

Fast behind these medical professions are related jobs such as psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and counsellors.  Also needed are audiologists, speech therapists and physical therapists.  Other professions include Human Resource specialists and managers and of course the trades are jobs that are always in high demand.

Students will need to contact the International Centres at their university or college to make sure they have all the required documents and work permits to work in their field of study after graduation.

If you would like to study in Canada for September 2015 or January 2016, then contact Alberta Rose Education Centre for study options to further your career.

Should I Write the GRE Exam?

Yes, it would be a wise move to write the GRE exam; especially if you plan on studying in either Canada or the USA.  More and more universities in Canada are asking international students to write the GRE.  It is often stated as one of the admission requirements for international students.  For example, the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta states that any prospective graduate student who wants to take either their Master’s or PhD program must have GRE results.

Why are universities asking for GRE results?

The GRE is a standardized exam and with so many international students applying to study in Canada, the universities are asking for these results because they are then able to  evaluate students using a common measurement.  With so many different education systems it is no wonder that the universities are turning more and more to an exam that will help them fairly assess a student’s capabilities for graduate studies.

What are the Advantages of the GRE?

Valid for 5 years – Even if you are still in your undergraduate degree, writing the GRE early is a good idea because it is valid for 5 years.  When you are ready to apply to a graduate school you don’t have to start preparing for the exam and writing it, you just have to start applying

Gives you a competitive edge over other students – Not all graduate schools in Canada, as yet, ask for GRE results, but most will at a minimum say that it is recommended.  That means that good results will give you an advantage over a student who doesn’t write it.  You are more likely to be admitted than the student who doesn’t.

Opens options – If you don’t write the GRE exam and the university where you want to study in Canada asks for GRE results; then you can’t apply to that program.

If you are planning on studying in Canada in 2016, seriously consider writing the GRE exam now; don’t wait.  Then when you start writing to departments and potential supervisors you can quote your GRE score; IMPRESSIVE!