Free 2018 International Student Handbook
Canada is one of the countries with the most complete welfare system in the world. The cost of studying in Canada is also lower than that of the United States, Britain and Australia. At the same time, students also enjoy some welfare policies. The following are some details about what welfare students can enjoy in Canada.
When a Canadian university offers a scholarship or allowance to its own students and their students, top-performing students are given priority. In general, there are fewer opportunities for undergraduate students to study in Canada. Master's and PhD students have more chances to get scholarships. Unless exceptionally outstanding students, Canada generally does not provide scholarships or scholarships to foreign undergraduate students. However, they do provide scholarships or teaching assistants allowance for foreign graduate students or above. Under normal circumstances, high 12th - grade graduates averagely scoring 85 points or more apply for universities, you can receive $ 500-5000 scholarship. The amount of the scholarship will also be determined by the application of the major and the university.
· International Student Health Insurance
For international students just arriving in Canada, their medical insurances differ from their residence of province due to the Canadian government's medical policies, Among them, international students in the provinces of Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan can enjoy the provincial government's medical insurance plan, where Saskatchewan is completely free, Alberta and BC need to pay an exact fee. Students studying in a province that does not have government health insurance will need to purchase health insurance from a private insurance company. In general, most schools participate in group programs such as the vast majority of universities and colleges in Ontario joining the UHIP program. Medical insurance costs will be listed in the school's annual bill, students only pay to the school, Then the school will provide proof of insurance.
· Tax return benefits
1 tuition tax return: the maximum cost of foreign students is the tuition fee. The role of tuition fees in tax return is to offset income, so as to achieve the purpose of paying less taxes. Tuition fees will not work if there is no income during the tax year. However, once you start work and you have to pay taxes, your tuition fee will be refunded. For the declaration of tuition fees, in general, even though having graduated for many years, the students can still require to make a tax return. In some provinces, up to 60% of tuition fees can be refunded.
Conditions of tuition declaration:
1) The school that foreign students attend must be approved by Human Resources of Canada.
2) The courses must be higher education for foreign students. Higher education courses are offered by universities and colleges. In particular, high school does not belong to higher education, so tuition fees can’t be made tax return.
2. GST / HST Tax Return for Every Low Income Canadian Tax Resident:
The conditions for this tax return to be met are simple: the applicants must be live in Canada and be 19 or over. Because most of the international students live and study in Canada, they meet the tax resident's conditions. At the same time, students are 19 years old or above, each quarter can get a maximum tax return of 62 knives.
3. Property tax refund (property tax credit):
The tax return and the level of income is very close, the higher the income is, the lower the probability of getting a house tax rebate. Foreign students generally do not have low income or income, so the level of rent generally can get 200-400 knife tax rebate.
4. Accumulate retirement savings plan (RRSP) limit:
Students are out of work and can’t immediately use RRSP accounts for deferring tax and legal tax avoidance investments. However, as long as you make a tax return, the limit of RRSP investment that he accumulates during his term of study can be used in the future and with the investment conditions. Therefore, as early as possible tax returns can accumulate the limit of RRSP, waiting for a reasonable delay after work.
Book tax return:
Full-time students can get tax return limit $65 per month, part-time students can also get $20 per month.
In addition, foreign students in Canada, compared with students in other countries, have certain advantages in terms of immigration policies and employment policies. There are a large number of successful immigrantion cases from us.
· Immigration policy for overseas students
Canada is currently the destination country to study immigration policy, the most stable and open countries, students as long as full-time students in Canada completed at least two years of higher education stage and obtain a diploma, employers do not need to be hired, you can get three years of work Visa, during the period of one year as long as you have the opportunity to immigrants through the CEC experience of Canada immigrants.
· Spouse work permit
Every year, Many international students come to Canada to study, some of whom are already married. In order to avoid long-term separation between the two places, many students hope to go to Canada with their spouses. Canada currently does not have a accompanying visa class, but spouses can apply for a spouse work permit. This is an open work permit which do not limit the company and the type of work. If spouse have one-year working experience and meet other requirement, they could also appy for experienced immigration.
· If parents are overseas students or holding a work permit, their children enjoy free compulsory education
In the training of the next generation, the issue of children will always be the first priority for Chinese parents. In Canada, if parents hold legal student visas or work permit, the children under 18 year old do not need to apply for study permit. They only need to hold TRV and enjoy free compulsory education in primary and secondary schools in Canada. .
· No need for a Canadian entry visa to and from the United States
When a Canadian student holds a valid study permit visa, returning to Canada after returning to the United States is a re-entry visa that does not require a Canadian visa, which is what we usually refer to as a minor visa.