If you have been thinking about going to study in Canada, you are not alone! Canada is renowned around the world as a great place to live, and Canadian universities are justifiably famous for the quality of their education. One question that many applicants have when they consider going to study in Canada, though, is if they can even get accepted without an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The answer? Yes! Here’s our guide on how to apply for scholarships to study in Canada without IELTS and get into one of these prestigious programs!
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is the Canadian government’s new online application system for prospective immigrants who wish to come to Canada and apply for permanent residence. Express Entry simplifies and speeds up the immigration process by ensuring that only qualified candidates are invited to apply, thereby reducing processing times. It also offers a unique feature called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that gives candidates a score based on their education, work experience, language skills, age, arranged employment (if applicable), and other factors. Successful applicants receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) which means they can submit a full application for permanent admission to Canada.
The CRS score is determined by points allocated from your profile and how you rank compared with other applicants. Applicants must have at least 1,200 points under skilled worker programs or 1,800 points under federal skilled worker programs. Applicants must also have at least 60 points for each of the six selection factors under both programs; otherwise, an invitation will not be issued. Once an invitation has been issued and a full application has been submitted to IRCC, applicants must undergo medical examinations as well as security screenings before being granted permanent residence.
How Can I Get an Invitation to Apply?
The first step is to fill out a profile on the Canadian government’s student visas website. You’ll need to provide your basic contact information, education background, and other details. Next, you’ll have to take a language test – if English is not your first language, you’ll need to show proof of proficiency. This can be done by having a friend or relative write you a reference letter or by submitting an online form with your scores from the following tests: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English (PTE), Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).
If everything goes smoothly with the language test and application process, then congratulations! Your visa will arrive in about 3-4 weeks. However, there are also some potential issues that could arise that may slow down this process. For example, financial trouble due to unemployment or unexpected expenses may cause delays in funding the processing fee required at this stage of applying for a study permit. On top of this, applicants may also face difficulties when meeting either the program criteria set forth by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or demonstrating sufficient funds through their bank account to pay tuition fees without taking on any additional part-time jobs during their studies. So it’s important to prepare financially before going any further with your visa application!
What are the selection factors?
Scholarships for study in Canada without IELTS are available from the following Canadian universities and organizations. You must be a student who does not have an IELTS score and is looking to study abroad. The selection factors can vary from program to program, but the general guidelines are as follows:
-Must be a full-time student at a post-secondary institution (high school students will not be considered)
-Have received your high school diploma or equivalent prior to submission of this application
-Meet all other eligibility requirements of the specific scholarship, as noted on each individual award page. Eligibility criteria varies by scholarship. Most scholarships require that applicants are a citizen of one of these countries below.
-Be enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, one of these programs offered by the university that you selected during the previous step:
-Master’s degree programs offered by most Ontario colleges; Applied Research Master’s degree program offered by University College London;
-Doctoral degree programs offered by most Ontario colleges; Doctoral degrees offered through Middlesex University Dubai
How much will my study cost?
The cost of a Canadian education can vary, but it is typically around $25,000 CAD per year. The fees will depend on your program of study and which province you choose to study in. If you are looking to study in Ontario, the average tuition fee is $6,959 CAD per year. The cost of living is also dependent on the city you live in and what type of lifestyle you plan to have while studying there. For example, if you want to live an extravagant lifestyle with high-end restaurants and shopping sprees every weekend then that will add up quickly!
The cost of living can vary depending on where you are staying. For example, the cost of rent in Vancouver averages about $1,500 CAD per month, whereas it would be closer to $600 CAD if you were living closer to Toronto. What kind of life style do you plan on having? Do you want fancy dinners or don’t mind cooking at home? That’s something else to consider when calculating how much your expenses will be.
My Profile Is Complete, Now What Do I Do Next?
Once you have entered all of your information, you will be given a summary of your profile. This summary will show any errors or updates that need to be made before you submit your application. If everything looks good, you can proceed to the next step by clicking submit at the bottom of the page. You’ll then receive an email confirming receipt and processing of your application within 24 hours. Good luck! Congratulations on submitting your application! It’s now time to wait and see if you are one of the lucky applicants who are awarded a scholarship this year. As with any process, there may be unexpected delays due to factors such as heavy workloads. Be patient as we try our best to provide feedback on the status of your scholarship application within one week following submission; if it has been longer than two weeks since submitting your application please contact us so we can assist with troubleshooting and give appropriate feedback about why it is taking so long.