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    About Canada

    Canada is as varied as it is vast, stretching over 7,000km from the Atlantic to the Pacific. 90% of the country’s 34 million inhabitants live less than 100 miles of the US border in the south leaving the majority of the 10,000,000 square kilometers of wilderness untouched.

    Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories in the north. The Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory and Nunavut make up Canada’s three territories which umbrella the provinces in the south. The majority of the territories remain uninhabited and air transport is often the only way around.

    Canada Education System

    Education in Canada is provided, funded and overseen by federal, provincial, and local governments. Education is within provincial jurisdiction and the curriculum is overseen by the province. Education in Canada is generally divided into primary education, followed by secondary education and post-secondary. Education is compulsory up to the age of 16 in every province in Canada, except for Ontario and New Brunswick, where the compulsory age is 18.

    At Impel we assist students aspiring for Higher Education in Canada (Post-Secondary Level).

    Levels of Education

    Primary Education

    Grade 1 (ages 6-7)

    Grade 2 (ages 7-8)

    Grade 3 (ages 8-9)

    Grade 4 (ages 9-10)

    Grade 5 (ages 10-11)

    Grade 6 (ages 11-12).

    Intermediate education

    Grade 7 (ages 12-13)

    Grade 8 (ages 13-14)

    Grade 9 (ages 14-15)

    Secondary Education

    Grade 10 (ages 15-16)

    Grade 11 (ages 16-17)

    Grade 12 (ages 17-18)

    Grade 12+ (ages 17+) (Ontario only)

    Tertiary education

    Certificates, Diplomas, Associate Degree (Offered in Colleges) Bachelor ’s Degree, Masters Degree,PhD (Offered in Universities and University College)


    The first inhabitants of Canada were native Indian peoples, primarily the Inuit (Eskimo). The Norse explorer Leif Eriksson probably reached the shores of Canada (Labrador or Nova Scotia) in 1000, but the history of the white man in the country actually began in 1497, when John Cabot, an Italian in the service of Henry VII of England, reached Newfoundland or Nova Scotia. Canada was taken for France in 1534 by Jacques Cartier.

    The actual settlement of New France, as it was then called, began in 1604 at Port Royal in what is now Nova Scotia; in 1608, Québec was founded. France’s colonization efforts were not very successful, but French explorers by the end of the 17th century had penetrated beyond the Great Lakes to the western prairies and south along the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

    Meanwhile, the English Hudson’s Bay Company had been established in 1670. Because of the valuable fisheries and fur trade, a conflict developed between the French and English; in 1713, Newfoundland, Hudson Bay, and Nova Scotia (Acadia) were lost to England.

    During the Seven Years’ War (1756–1763), England extended its conquest, and the British general James Wolfe won his famous victory over Gen. Louis Montcalm outside Québec on Sept. 13, 1759. The Treaty of Paris in 1763 gave England control.

    Later in 1776, the year of American Independence, colonists loyal to the British Empire fled USA and settled in Canada.

    Scholarships in Canada

    Scholarships, grants, and bursaries are available to both international students and Canadian students, often at the postgraduate level. They provide funds to students that do not need to be paid back. Scholarship funding in Canada is limited and highly competitive.

    Many Canadian universities and a few colleges have a limited number of scholarships or other forms of financial assistance for international students. These vary from institution to institution and many of these are administered only to incoming international students.

    In some cases, international students are automatically considered for these entrance scholarships and awards when they apply to the university. In other cases, scholarships are competitive and students must apply by a specific deadline, or the award may only be open to students who have already received acceptance from the university.

    Some Awards and Scholarships available to International Students:

    1. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program
    2. Canada Asia-Pacific Awards
    3. Professional Development Awards
    4. The Pearson Fellowship
    5. Conference Travel Assistance Program
    6. Doctoral Student Research Award
    7. International Research Linkages
    8. Doctoral Research Award: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
    9. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program
    10. Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships Program
    11. Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program
    12. Research Development Initiatives
    13. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program
    14. Sauvé Scholars Program
    15. Trudeau Fellowships
    16. Trudeau Scholarships
    17. Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research
    18. CIHR Fellowship
    19. Research Associate Program

    Financial assistance for international students
    Bursaries ranging from $500 to $1,000 are also sometimes available for undergraduate international students who demonstrate financial need and reasonable academic standing. Bursaries may be given out as emergency assistance for basic educational expenses if the student’s original financial sources have fallen through.


    Full name: Canada
    Population: 34,107,000 (2010 estimates)
    Capital: Ottawa
    Largest city: Toronto
    Area: 9.98 million sq km
    Major languages: English & French
    Major religion: Christianity
    Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 82 years (women)
    Monetary unit: 1 CAN dollar = 100 cents
    Main exports: gold, nickel, uranium, diamonds, lead, wheat, grains, Pulp and paper sector, oil and gas, Computers, Pharmaceutical and automobile Manufacturing
    GNI per capita: CAN $43,640 (World Bank, 2008)
    Internet domain: .ca
    International dialing code: +1

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