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Old 05-28-2011, 10:22 PM   #11
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3yrs at UofMelb isn't equal to a 4yr McGill program. U got to do a honors at UofMelb to compare apples to apples. a 3yr UofMelb degree U are limited to OZ/NZD to read postgrad/grad without penalty. US/Canada/UK generally will penalize U, asking U transfer to their undegrad program to finish the final yr or have U study 1 extra yr in make up for it.

Canada today gives one 2 yrs work VISA upon graduation which allows u to job hunt or just hang around. if U speak french U can get PR much easier in Quebec. One do get extra pts for knowing French.

OZ without PR it is harder to find job these days. These days ppl do return to SG and work while waiting for their application to go thru.
So, all international students are granted the 2-year work visa as long as they have graduated from a Canadian university? Or are there specific criteria for the visa?
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:19 AM   #12
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I think you misunderstood what I meant.

The tuition fees and living expenses combined of McGill equals to that of UofMelb. All undergrad degree programs in McGill generally last for 4 years whereas its 3 years of Melbourne.
I understand what U meant.
however U still do not understand what I meant.
4yrs at Mcgill is not equal to 3yrs at UofMelb esp if u plan to read grad in usa/canada/uk. u are comparing apples to oranges.
if cost is such a big deal go UK! 3yrs in many UK Uni are direct honors, if Wikipedia is accurate ~50% of the grads get a 2:1.

yes they are bach degree, not scoring well at Mcgill just meant u waste you final yr. with uofmelb should one fail to do well one just save $$ since honours yr is optional. so if one plan to grad with min GPA from both Uni, yes comparing 3yrs UofMelb vs Mcgill 4yrs is the same.

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:22 AM   #13
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So, all international students are granted the 2-year work visa as long as they have graduated from a Canadian university? Or are there specific criteria for the visa?
rules change again.
http://www.edwiseinternational.com/2...ent-canada.asp
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International students graduating from a program of 2 years or more in length would be eligible for a 3 year work permit after graduation with no restrictions on the types of employment and no requirement for a job offer. The experience gained would provide them an opportunity to work in an international setting and at the same time allow them to earn the money invested
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #14
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^ that's pretty good! I'm surprised there aren't more singaporeans going there instead of aus/uk.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #15
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I understand what U meant.
however U still do not understand what I meant.
4yrs at Mcgill is not equal to 3yrs at UofMelb esp if u plan to read grad in usa/canada/uk. u are comparing apples to oranges.
if cost is such a big deal go UK! 3yrs in many UK Uni are direct honors, if Wikipedia is accurate ~50% of the grads get a 2:1.

yes they are bach degree, not scoring well at Mcgill just meant u waste you final yr. with uofmelb should one fail to do well one just save $$ since honours yr is optional. so if one plan to grad with min GPA from both Uni, yes comparing 3yrs UofMelb vs Mcgill 4yrs is the same.
Yes actually when I was typing my last reply to you, I was making the assumption that I just grad with a min GPA (worst-case scenario).

Unfortunately, I don't qualify for Law or even the social science programmes in the fairly good UK schools :/
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:32 PM   #16
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^ that's pretty good! I'm surprised there aren't more singaporeans going there instead of aus/uk.
Yeah sure it is! I guess its due to the distance and the impression that Canada is more "boring" and not as Asian-friendly as Australia is.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:17 AM   #17
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^ that's pretty good! I'm surprised there aren't more singaporeans going there instead of aus/uk.
not many ppl are aware of this change. ppl seeking to move out and do more research those ppl would know.

unlike OZ, Canada did not go all out and promote this change in Asia.
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Yeah sure it is! I guess its due to the distance and the impression that Canada is more "boring" and not as Asian-friendly as Australia is.
I just came back from Toronto, Markham, London etc..
how did U or your social circle get the above impression? Have they been to Canada?
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I just came back from Toronto, Markham, London etc..
how did U or your social circle get the above impression? Have they been to Canada?
Its not me but my social circle.

I have been to Toronto too; I would say its pretty Asian-friendly as compared to Montreal.

How's Toronto anyway? And I heard that most of the jobs in demand in Canada are related to engineering and IT?
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Its not me but my social circle.

I have been to Toronto too; I would say its pretty Asian-friendly as compared to Montreal.

How's Toronto anyway? And I heard that most of the jobs in demand in Canada are related to engineering and IT?
Today's caanada there are so many asian, maybe just as much than aussie.

Markham is the silicon valley of canada. I am sure they need NR, doctors and nurses etc.

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