NewZNew (Jalandhar) : As many as 32 Canadian Colleges & Universities; converged at Hotel President in Jalandhar to participate in ‘Study in Canada Mega Education Fair’. The fair which was organized by Charms Education & Immigration Services Pvt. Ltd, was an indicator that students’ from Amritsar who want to pursue Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses abroad, are seriously eyeing Canada.
Mr. Rahul Paitka, MD, Charms Education & Immigration Services Pvt Ltd said, “We have got a very good response. Prospective students had a fruitful session with admission heads of different Canadian Institutes. Many of them have registered for courses and now our company will provide admission and visa guidance to them. We will hold a similar fairs in Ludhiana on 11th April 2015 & Chandigarh on 12th April 2015.”
According to Mr. Jeff Cooper, Manager, International Education, College of the Rockies, “Jalandhar is a hot bed for students who want to study abroad and in particular Canada. There has been a good response particularly to our Tourism and Business Administration programmes. We offer a unique Sustainable Business Programme.”
Said Ms Tanya Sehgal, International Recruitment, Admissions & Articulation Coordinator, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, ““The fair was very well organized and I am very happy that we had a good attendance by qualified students of Jalandhar and the vicinity.”
Canada has become a lucrative study destination as courses done in Canada help students in getting Permanent Residency(PR). By pursuing a 2 year Course one gets a 3 year work permit. If one falls under the category of skilled labour and works for a year he or she becomes eligible for PR under Canadian Experience Class.
Said Mr. Manish Paitka, CEO, Charms Education & Immigration Services Pvt Ltd. “ There is a provision now for students to work off campus for 20 hours a week. The advantage one gets while studying in Canada in any of the Institutes that we work with is that they are all government funded, this does not make them commercial in nature and these are able to focus on delivering quality education.”
According to Ms. Harshdeep, a prospective student, “The fair has played a very important role in imparting knowledge about the best courses on offer in Canadian Higher Education sector. I learnt that Canada offers a very competitive fee structure vis a vis other International study destinations.”
At the education fair student admission and visa processing queries were answered. Some special offers were made to students enrolling for September 2015 & January 2016 intake. Many Institutes offered application fee waiver, on the spot admissions, assessments etc. Information on scholarships for meritorious students was also shared. Many students applied at the spot for admission in their chosen course.