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Public College Studies

Public College Studies

What is a

Public College?

Public colleges are educational institutions financed by state governments and because of this they are extremely well structured and have several course options. 

The great attraction of the public college, in addition to the quality of teaching, is the possibility of obtaining the PGWP (Post Graduation Work Permit). This document allows International students to stay in the country for 1 to 3 more years, depending on the duration of their course. During this period, students can work full-time and have the possibility of being permanently accepted in Canada.

In addition, public colleges are advantageous for those with families. The spouse of the enrolled student can obtain an OWP – Open Work Permit, which allows full-time work. If the couple has children over the age of 5, they can be enrolled in a Canadian public school for free.

Most popular Public Colleges

Seneca
College

George Brown College

Humber
College

What is the difference between

Private & Public College?

College Publico Private College
Price
13,000 a 20,000 CAD per year
6,000 a 12,000 CAD per year
English Level
13,000 a 20,000 CAD per year
6,000 a 12,000 CAD per year
Start Dates
13,000 a 20,000 CAD per year
13,000 a 20,000 CAD per year
Work Permit
Yes
Yes
Post Graduation Work Permit
Yes
No
Partner Work Permit
Yes
No, Exceptions Apply
Free Children Education
Yes
No, Exceptions Apply
Immigration Extra Points
Yes
Some Cases

Why choose a Public College program?

Spouse open work permit

The spouse of the enrolled student can obtain an Open Work Permit for the length of the program.

Free education for your children

If the family has children over the age of 5, they can be enrolled in a Canadian public school for free.

Up to 3 years
PGWP

During this period, students can work full-time and collect the work experience needed for CEC.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR STUDENTS

Our satisfaction is to see you suceed! We know how important it is for you to be sure about choosing the best study agency for international students in Canada. That’s why we want to share with you some testimonies from students in Canada that were in the same situation that you and looked for the ally they needed in us.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR STUDENTS

Our satisfaction is to see you suceed! We know how important it is for you to be sure about choosing the best study agency for international students in Canada. That’s why we want to share with you some testimonies from students in Canada that were in the same situation that you and looked for the ally they needed in us.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most common questions asked by international students.

The courses cover the most different areas of training, namely:

  • Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Management
  • Information technology
  • Among others

The Prerequisites for joining a public college are strict and require a greater knowledge of English than at a private college. An IELTS or TOEFL proficiency test score of greater than 5.5 is required, and transcripts are required.

If you don’t get the required grade on the proficiency exams, you can choose to take the Pathway, a course that prepares you for higher education English standards.

Yes! Going to college allows a student to work 20 hours a week and full time (40 hours a week) during schedule vacations.

There are several eligible institutions and you should choose the one that best fits your goals. It is important to research everything, courses and costs.

We separate some public colleges: Seneca College, Humber College, George Brown College, Centennial College, Niagara College Toronto.

If you need support choosing the right College for you, our team of educational advisor is ready to assist you in this important decision, contact us click here.

 

In order to study and work in Canada, you must apply for a student visa. The general requirements if you are a student from Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile or another Latin American country, which the Canadian embassies require in order to apply for a study visa are:

  • A letter of acceptance issued by a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
  • Demonstrate sufficient income to pay your tuition and your personal expenses.
  • Your valid passport.
  • Have a flight to and from your country of origin. (If the program is less than 1 year)
  • Obey the law, have no criminal record and obtain a certificate of no criminal record if requested.
  • Be in good health and undergo a medical examination if required.
  • Be able to prove to an official that you will be leaving Canada when your study permit ends.

* Depending on your nationality, the required documents may vary slightly.

Once you graduate from the Public College, you have the option of staying and working in Canada by applying for a Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP), with which you obtain a work permit for your area of study.

This permit has a duration equivalent to the program completed, up to a maximum of 3 years. The minimum time of studies required to request it is 8 months. Through this permit, you can apply for a Canadian residence visa

And you know what’s best? If you travel with your partner, he or she can work full time for the duration of your study program.

If you wish to stay in Canada temporarily to work and have graduated from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI), at the end of some study programs it is possible to apply to the PGWP. To apply you have 180 days after obtaining the final grades of the course and your student permit must be valid, as well as your passport (for the period that the PGWP will be valid) to avoid any problem.


The duration of the PGWP depends on how long you have completed your study program. If your program was for a period of more than 8 months but less than 2 years, a valid PGWP can be granted up to the same duration of your study program. If your program was 2 years or more, a PGWP can be granted with a validity of up to 3 years.


After finishing your PGWP period you have the possibility to start a process to obtain Canadian Permanent Residence.

Do you want to get more information?

Our team of education and immigration specialists will support you in achieving your goals in Canada.