Study, work and travel in Canada

Work & Travel


Education is carried out on a full-time, part-time, distance learning forms. In addition, there are forms of education are not typical for Europe and Ukraine: fast track and the co-op education. The first involves the accelerated training, for example, when the program 2-year course of study studied for 1 year. Second — it is a form of learning in which the theoretical lessons in the classroom are alternated with the real work in the factories. On the full-time form of education students attend classes on weekdays, 3-5 days a week. Students can form their own training schedule, recording on courses and visiting them in a convenient time. The study is based on a credit system, where for each subject is calculated a few credits. In the year you need to dial a certain number of credits to successfully complete the school year and move on to the next course. A large part of learning associated autonomous mastery of information, is deeply integrated into the Internet, which requires students to a high self-organization. Essays and other homework done remotely via the Internet. The concept «study group», where for 4-5 years alongside students studying in Canada is absent. Part-time form of education is not available for international students. In the correspondence department can study only Canadian citizens or persons with a residence permit in Canada. The school year consists of two or three semesters: winter, summer and autumn. The winter semester lasts from the beginning of January to the end of April. Summer semester — from early May to mid-August. Fall semester — from September 2 to the end of December. At the end of each semester to be exams. On average, 3-4 exam each session. The total duration of the school year about thirty weeks. The educational process consists of lectures, practical classes, laboratory works. Lectures and workshops are very interesting, because the students are actively involved in the process through discussions, deliberations, decisions of cases, tasks, etc.

Each province in Canada has its own system of evaluation of students’ knowledge. For example, this system is common in Ontario:

  • perfect (A), 80% and higher;
  • very good (B), 70-79%;
  • good (C), 60-69%;
  • satisfactorily (D), 50-59%;
  • unsatisfactory (F) 49% and lower.

Education in Canadian universities is conducted in both English and French. French Education is less common in Canada as completely French-speaking province of Quebec is the only.