“Yes, very much. It is a new experience. The study method here is completely different. We accumulate our final grade percentage throughout the semester as opposed to writing a single final exam at the end. It has kept me engaged in my classes on an ongoing basis. And I also like that my education here is not only focused on theoretical knowledge. I have gained so much practical knowledge and experience here that not only do I know concepts of certain systems, but also how to implement them myself”.
Was transitioning to a new education system and living in a new country difficult?
“No, both were much easier than I thought. The transition to this new education system was a welcome change. I missed my family a lot at the beginning. But now I am used to it and I am enjoying feeling like an independent and responsible young adult”.
"According to the Canadian Bureau of International Education, there are approximately 500,000 international students in Canada at present. That number has been growing steadily in the past few years. This trend in the international student community can be attributed to the many advantages of studying in Canada, such as comparatively affordable tuition and living costs, a safer environment, employment options during studies and post graduation, and a clear pathway to permanent residency and Canadian citizenship if the student so desires.
Fortunately, Sri Lankan (or British) GCE O Levels are considered equivalent to the Canadian Secondary School Diploma, which means students with just O Levels can enter many Canadian post secondary institutions and come to Canada as international students. However, while acceptance to most college diploma programs can be sought with only O Levels, many Canadian university degree programmes require some A Level passes or credits."
"Each year, Canada welcomes millions of visitors and accepts hundreds of thousands of students, workers and permanent residents. Canadians understand the importance of immigration and travel to our country's economic and social well-being. By expanding our biometrics program, we facilitate entry into Canada and protect the integrity of our immigration system by quickly and accurately establishing a traveller's identity. A key feature of biometrics expansion is that temporary residents will only have to provide their biometrics once every 10 years".
- The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
“Improving the service experience of IRCC clients has been a significant point of focus for my department in recent years. This update is an important one to ensure our immigration processing times areas accurate as possible and to help clients better prepare to move to Canada if their application is approved”.
– The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship