7. Further studies
Before coming to Canada it might be worth thinking about your next steps after university. Unlike some countries where entry into graduate programmes like law, medicine, dentistry and law is direct, in Canada you are required to complete at least three years of your undergraduate degree before applying to these programmes.
Gaining admission to professional programmes is competitive. Some schools have quotas on the number of international students they can admit. Do not let this deter you though, there are alternative routes you can take to get to your career goals.
Acquaint yourself with Canada’s higher education system, and the one at your institution in particular. It is useful to be aware of your degree requirements, the combination or specialist, major and minor programmes you must take, and how you can fulfil these. Online course catalogues may be very long and overwhelming, so reach out to speak to a registrar or academic advisor.
Universities often have attractive scholarships on offer to both prospective and current students, so be on the lookout. Much like the visa application, the first step to success is to stay on top of deadlines and due dates.