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Common IELTS mistakes test takers make

6 Common IELTS mistakes and how to avoid them

6 Common IELTS mistakes and how to avoid them   Mistakes are very common, especially in tests. Even some of the most prepared individuals naturally make mistakes. However, when it comes to your IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test, … Read More

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International students in Canada: Building blocks for a young Canada

International students: Building blocks for a young Canada By Merwyn Paul, International Recruitment Manager (India)   It’s a cold morning in Edmonton. Puneet, an international freshman at the University of Alberta, is getting ready for his 8:30 a.m. Engineering Mathematics … Read More

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hidden gems in ontario

Hidden Gems in Ontario: Things to do

6 Hidden gems you need to discover in Ontario   Ontario is filled with some of the biggest cities in Canada, well-known attractions, beautiful landscapes, and outdoor activities leaving no lack of things to do in Ontario. Nonetheless, there are … Read More

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International student taxes: Do you need to pay them in Canada?

International student taxes: Do you need to pay them in Canada?   International student taxes most likely aren’t the first thing that pop into your mind when you think of coming to study in Canada. But if you’re already abroad, … Read More

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Why you should take a practice IELTS test

Here’s why you should take a practice IELTS test

Why you should take a practice IELTS test   You know you have to complete an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam to study abroad, but you begin to wonder whether or not you should take a practice IELTS test … Read More

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Reasons to live with a host family

Reasons to live with a host family when studying abroad

Reasons to live with a host family   If the opportunity to travel to different countries, indulge in tasty foods, meet new friends and learn a language isn’t enough, living with a host family is sure to take your experience … Read More

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best universities in canada for international students

Best universities in Canada for international students

Best universities in Canada for international students   Canada is a tremendous destination for university students. With so many quality universities, it can be tough to narrow down the best universities in Canada for international students. Despite the cold weather … Read More

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Jobs for students

10 High-paying part-time jobs for students

10 High-paying part-time jobs for students   As a student, it’s possible you experience stress due to a number of different reasons such as finances. You need to pay for school, accommodations, books, food…the list goes on. You begin to … Read More

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Best countries for education

Best countries for education

2018 Best countries for education    When students first consider studying abroad, they are faced with the dilemma of choosing the country that offers the best education. Is it most beneficial to study in the U.S.? Or is Canada the … Read More

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Do schools prepare students for the future?

Do schools prepare students for the future?

Do schools prepare students for the future?   While considering the possibility of pursuing higher education, students wonder whether or not schools prepare them for their future careers. The traditional model of education includes a teacher lecturing and conducting exams. … Read More

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Minister of Immigration visits ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard hosts Minister of Immigration Canada and Kitchener MP

ApplyBoard hosts The Honourable Ahmed Hussen & MP Raj Saini    “ApplyBoard is a shining example of why our diversity is working out.” — Honourable Ahmed Hussen   What first began as an exchange of tweets turned into a friendly … Read More

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Skills most in demand

Skills most in demand for 2018

Skills most in demand for 2018   The expertise you need to land a job varies from one place to another, but there are several key skills that seem to be prevalent among most industries today. Using a combination of … Read More

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How to study in Ontario

Why and how to study in Ontario

Why and how to study in Ontario   Canada is full of terrific provinces and territories to study in. British Columbia offers beautiful weather and scenery, Nova Scotia has a unique charm, and Saskatchewan provides a cost effective education. While … Read More

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What you need to know about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: What you need to know about the holiday

What is Thanksgiving? When is it and how do we celebrate it?   Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful holidays celebrated in Canada and the U.S. If you’re an international student travelling to either of these countries for the … Read More

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Common reasons behind Canadian visa rejections

Student Visa Canada: Why was my Canadian visa denied?

Common reasons behind Canadian visa rejections   The process of obtaining a Canadian visa seems quite simple but in fact it can be quite a challenge. While many students think receiving a letter of acceptance is the hardest part of … Read More

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Reasons to study computer science

Reasons to study Computer Science and why it’s worth it

Reasons to study Computer Science and why it’s worth it   Computer Science is one of the most popular majors international students study. As a student seeking the right program to take abroad, you may ask yourself, what exactly is … Read More

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Jobs in demand in Canada

6 Jobs in demand in Canada

6 Jobs in demand in Canada   Canada is one of the top countries to live and work in. In fact, it’s ranked second to Germany for entrepreneurship, career opportunities, economic growth, sustainability, and overall quality of life for those … Read More

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How to write a study plan for Canada

Student Visa Canada: How to write a study plan for Canada

Student Visa Canada: How to write a study plan for Canada   When applying for a student visa in Canada, you’re required to submit a study plan. A study plan gives Visa Officers an explanation as to why you want … Read More

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How to work while studying in Canada

How to work while studying in Canada   Canada is a country full of world class academic institutions, but it also has tremendous economic potential. As such, working while attending university is feasible and ultimately beneficial. However, it can be … Read More

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in-demand jobs in U.S.

These are the most in-demand jobs in the U.S.

Most in-demand jobs in the U.S.   Whether you’re a recent graduate or a current student, choosing the right career path can be daunting. We’re halfway through 2018. This means there’s plenty of insight as to which jobs are booming … Read More

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Study Permit Documents Canada

Student Visa Canada: What you need to study in Canada

Student Visa Canada: What you need to study in Canada   When you choose to study abroad in Canada, a student visa is typically required. A student visa allows a foreign student to enter Canada as a student. On arrival, … Read More

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Reasons to study in Montreal

Reasons to study in Montréal

Reasons to study in Montréal, Canada’s “culture capital”   So you’ve determined you want to study in Canada. What next? Well, you have to narrow down your options even more and select the Canadian city you want to study in. … Read More

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Canada Work Visa: Global Skills Program

Canada Work Visa: Global Skills Program

 A guide to Canada’s Global Skills Visa   Canada is known to be an attractive study destination for international students. Many of these students in fact enjoy Canada so much, they aspire to apply for permanent residency and a work … Read More

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Study in Boston

Here’s why you should study abroad in Boston

Why you should study in Boston   Boston, Massachusetts — USA’s most popular student hub, and home to a couple of the most distinguished universities in the world: Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The city embodies a … Read More

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What is Labour Day?

What is Labour Day?

Labour Day: The long weekend North Americans love   Labour Day long weekend in North America is a bittersweet time of year. While many countries participate in Labour Day celebrations, in Canada and USA it’s the final long weekend of … Read More

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Canada a study destination for international students

Is Canada a good study destination for international students?

Is Canada a good study destination for international students?   Canada is an extremely popular destination for international students. In a 2018 survey, Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) lists the top three reasons students choose Canada:   Canada’s quality education … Read More

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Visa types to enter Canada

Routes to Canada: Temporary vs permanent visa

Routes to Canada: Temporary vs permanent visa   To have the opportunity to come to Canada is very exciting. The country presents itself as a wonderful destination and welcomes individuals from all countries of the world. Whether your plan is … Read More

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MBA Masters of Business Admin

What you need to know about a Master’s in Business Administration 

What you need to know about a Master’s in Business Administration    As a student or young professional, you may consider pursuing a Master of Business Administration. An MBA is a popular way to build business and management skills, while also … Read More

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How international studies can boost your resume

Ways international studies can boost your resume

Ways international studies can boost your resume   If you’re wondering whether or not studying abroad is beneficial to your career, the answer is yes! You gain many practical skills as an international student which are applicable in the workplace. … Read More

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Canada Health Concept

What international students need to know about Canadian healthcare

What international students need to know about Canadian health care   Being an international student in Canada is a unique and rewarding experience. Each province carries its own individual characteristics and delivers a warm welcome to anyone who visits. However, … Read More

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