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Combine Beautiful Scenery with Studying in Canada

One of the most beautifully scenic places in Canada is Barrie, Ontario which is just a one hour drive from Toronto.  Barrie has been called a bedroom community of greater Toronto.  The city is not as busy or crowded so a person can have a quieter lifestyle.

Barrie, located on the shores of one of the Great Lakes, Lake Ontario, boasts lakeshore fronts, boating excursions and hotel and tourist attractions.  Now what if you could study in Canada in such a beautiful place and also find a part-time job to supplement your income to cover your education costs?

Georgian College, a polytechnic institute with a good reputation offers some degree programs and many technical and business diplomas that will help you get a job in Canada.  For example their power engineering technology or one of their marine engineering technology programs are must consider options when you are looking at programs to study in Canada.

The Power Engineering and Marine Engineering programs are held at their Owen Sound campus which also is on the lakefront and sports a large marina.

There are good job opportunities if you study marine or power engineering programs as these specialised engineers will continue to be in demand.  Canada has lots of water as we have many lakes and Canada is surrounded by three oceans, the Pacific on the West Coast, the Atlantic on the East Coast and the Arctic to the north.  These specialisations are also needed worldwide.

There are jobs to be had, which also includes the co-op component of their technical diploma certifications and part-time work is available in the retail and hospitality/resort industry.

With so many things to do in Barrie, either indoors or outside, you do not want to miss seeing this beautiful place and maybe even staying there while you study at Georgian College.

Take a look at the links provided in this article and then contact Alberta Rose Education Centre to speak to the college’s representative in Pakistan.

Where the Market Is

Canada Study MarketThe UK has always been an ideal destination for studying abroad.  But with the UK tightening their post-graduate work programs, many international students look to other countries as the ideal place to study.

This tightening of immigration and work laws in the UK affects all international students, regardless of origin.  Six thousand Canadian students are also fearful that they will have to look elsewhere to work and live.

Canada’s post-graduate program is still attractive and international students who are studying  in Canada are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week while in school.  This is a great help to those who need to supplement their income with employment while studying in Canada.

Post-secondary graduates will want to take a look at a province’s Provincial Nominee program and the Canadian Experience program which also includes the Express Entry process.  In a province like Alberta, if you are technically skilled or an engineer, there is probably a job waiting for you.  Alberta has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country so studying at the University of Alberta can give you an edge over other students in other provinces.

Changing a course in life always has its struggles so you may have to really hunt for a job, or struggle a bit until that happens and you come under the government’s post-graduate program.  But overall, Canada offers one of the best after-graduate work programs for international students to become part of the Canadian economy and society.  In fact, Canada encourages international students to stay if they meet the criteria.

International Student Services at Canadian Institutes

ISS Studying In CanadaAll universities and colleges in Canada have an international centre or office where you can go for inquiries and concerns about being an international student in Canada.  In fact, whether you have any questions or not, it is always a good idea to go visit the office and make your acquaintance.   While studying in Canada it is always nice to go to a warm, welcoming environment where you will be met with a smile.

Also, the International Centres have many programs that can help you get adjusted to Canadian life and also they have some just fun events.  Everyone needs to play; you can’t always be working while studying in Canada.

The International Centre at the University of Alberta has two main events that every incoming international student will want to participate in; one is especially geared to undergraduate students and the other one is for everyone.

U of A +:  This program runs the last 2 weeks of August and gives international undergraduate students an orientation on what to expect from their professors and the teaching methods used at the University of Alberta.  The university is well aware that international students come from different learning methods, such as the rote-learning system found in Pakistan or India.

Transitions:  This is a 3 day event at the end of August and is an orientation to Edmonton and the University.  It is a fun-filled event and is open to both graduate and undergraduate, new students or returning students.  All are welcome.

It is not that other universities and colleges don’t have programs for international centres they do.  For example, Georgian College has their own orientation program.

So, when you are considering a good college or university where you can study in Canada, you will also want to look at their International Services to see what they offer international students.  Studying in Canada is a holistic experience not just left to studying and exams.

Study Programs in Canada for Hot Jobs

Study In Canada Where The Market is HotOne should always study what they are most interested in and where their talents lie, but sometimes it is also important to consider important market trends when choosing the program that you will be studying.  The ideal is to study what you like and what is tops in the employment market.  If you can combine these two, you will be happy in your job.

In Canada there is a diversity of occupations that are tops in the job market.  High on the scale are technology related jobs and management positions.  So whatever your talents are or your interests are, there is probably a study program that will land you a great job after completing your study program.

High on the list are software engineering jobs where there are more jobs available than workers; and that trend will likely continue or increase as Canada’s information technology field continues to grow.  The University of Alberta has one of the best Computing Science and Computer Engineering departments where international students can study at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

If you are into mechanics you might want to try specialised engineering programs such as Marine Engineering Technology or Power Engineering at Georgian College.  This college in Barrie, Ontario has an excellent reputation; excellent co-op programs and a high number of their graduates are able to find employment after graduation.

This is just an example of the many programs that are available to international students at either a university or college in Canada.  Check out the numerous programs at either the University of Alberta or Georgian College (or any other educational institution in Canada) and consider applying for the 2016/17 session.

For your studying in Canada plans, you will want to contact Alberta Rose Education Centre as their main advisor has over 27 years experience in the Canadian post-secondary education sector.

Graphics are thanks to information from Canadian Business.