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Student ResourceApplication and Visa Process
Student visa applications often take a minimum of 6-8 weeks to process and longer if you apply during peak processing season.
Cost of Living
Canadians believe that everyone should have access to quality education. This philosophy means that students get top value for their money when they choose to study in Nova Scotia.
Cost of Living in Nova Scotia
*All costs are estimates in Canadian dollars
International students coming directly from high school are automatically considered for Entrance Scholarships if they apply by March 15. Entrance Scholarships are offered to high school students with a minimum 80% average for eligible courses in their graduating year. For applicants to be considered for a scholarship, schools require all necessary documents and a completed application process. For more information, please contact the individual institutions.
Many campuses provide job opportunities for international students so they can earn money and gain Canadian work experience. You may work on campus at the institution where you study without a work permit if:
Canadian Immigration laws were recently changed to allow international students to work off campus in Nova Scotia. International students are now able to work for up to 20 hours per week off-campus and full time during school breaks. International students are required to apply for an off campus work permit prior to beginning work off campus. Some restrictions may apply. You should ask for the latest information from your international student advisor if you wish to seek off-campus employment.
Work as Part of a Post-Secondary Program
International students with a valid student permit who are required to complete work practicums as part of their studies may work off-campus.
Working in Nova Scotia after Graduation
As of April 2008, international students graduating from public post- secondary institutions and private post- secondary institutions authorized to confer degrees are eligible to receive work permits of up to 3 years depending on the length of their studies. For more specific information please visit www.cic.gc.ca