Once you have selected a school, you now need to think about how you will finance your school fees. There are various options for funding your education and ensuring your success:
Scholarships and grants might help you cover the costs of your education overseas. Scholarships differ depending on the institution and programme. For instance, Carleton University awarded about $28 million in scholarship opportunities last year.
It’s crucial to find out whether a grant is limitless or selective, and whether it needs a separate application. Some institutions include it automatically as part of the application process.
2. Get a Job in Canada
Many students are keen to find part-time work on or off-campus in addition to their academic pursuits. Most full-time overseas students can apply for:
- Work on-campus
- During the academic year, part-time employment off-campus, which is allowed up to 20 hrs. each week.
- Working full-time during scheduled breaks
- A work permit to get Canadian job experience after graduation (for up to 3 years).
Some Canadian institutions offer paid internships and placements to students.
4. Developing employable talents
Practicums, field assignments, field programs, internships, research/capstone projects, and contests can all help you get useful job experience and marketable abilities.
You can also improve your chances of success by taking advantage of the resources provided by your university! Carleton University hosts career events, networking events, seminars, career training, executive coaching, volunteer opportunities, and assistance in locating part-time and volunteer positions.
5. Paid Co-operative Education Placements
These are work placements offered by Canadian universities to help students increase their chances of getting a job.