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Uk Or Canada?which To Choose?

Hello! I have a little dilemma that I need people's advise. I am planning to go to study abroad in around September and I have not applied yet so I have to get a move on but I am torn between UK or Canada.I am 19 and I want to pursue a degree in IT then eventually my Masters. I got my Diploma in Malaysia in a Canadian course.To be perfectly honest I would love to work and live there (Canada/UK) after my studies and I am not planning to go back home any time soon (just my decision). I am leaning more towards UK because I love the history, culture and weather of UK but I also heard the living expenses are very high (taxes) compared to Canada and it's very cramped. But I also heard Canada offers very little jobs to immigrants but the crime rate is low and it's very clean and you get a work permit after you complete your studies or something like that? Living abroad is not easy- I cant claim to know because I have barely lived there much but I have heard/seen horror stories. I would rather try now when I am young, rather when I have kids and married and have all sorts of commitments. What country should I choose? A place which is easier to immigrate and make a decent income? I cant decide, would people chime in please? It would be even more helpful if I got info from some one who has schooled there?

Thank you

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sadlillly

have u done as said?

SHALOM

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@Saidly I'm surprise admission is closed already for September. It shows that you need to act very fast. There are other universities with good business school. You can try http://www.aucc.ca. You will find lot of schools. Just apply ASAP.

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yep Sadlilly

1st fing 1st

SHALOM

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@Saidly, u should just do the initial application and docs. will be sent to them, go back to their website and see how you can apply

Normally, it is the initial stage of applying then documents will be sent later unless one gat it already, I mean peeps in Canada r still in 2nd semester and their grades does not come out until like May so skool normally waits till den, look into it okay

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SADlilly,

I fink d best fing is to look at dia

site and get infos dia.

Dey might even allow u send in docus

if you are lucky.

SHALOM

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@SADLily, York gat a good business and IT programs

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Hope u guys are not changing

the subject matter?

Canada or Uk which

one to choose plz?

SHALOM

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All you guys have been so informative, God bless you all. Thank you so much for the info lanresz ,it would be so expensive if i will have to go all the way back home. The link really helped, i got hold of the phone number of the Canadian High Commission in Malaysia and I'll give them a ring.

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@Hotstepper we are enjoying the snow and the cold lol while it last.

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You may not need to go to Nigeria to apply for study permit provided you are a legal resident in Malaysia. You can apply in the country or region where you live. I was on working holiday in UK when I applied for my study permit and I applied in London. Since you are a student in Malaysia, I assume you are there legally so, you can apply in Malaysia. For more information check this site: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-how.asp. If not sure, you may contact Canadian High Commission in Malaysia.

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it is very likely you might have to go back to Nigeria, but still try t see if you can apply from malaysia, a friend whom was in a similar situation in uk had to go back to nigeria to apply for his student visa

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International Business and HR r excellent courses plus job market too, its beta u do what u have interest in so it will be easier for u to get through, have in mind that u will be paying int. fee so u gotta take every cent like its golden, having said that, u can do a double major say IT/HR or a major and a minor, so u have da 2 courses/degree (dont be scared as doing a double major or a major and a minor will take u da same time to complete if only u were doing just one major) so that if one doesnt work for u, da other will, hope this info helps

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Thank you for your response once again joxiri and everyone else. I will take close consideration what u told me. I guess I am just anxious and I want to do the right thing. Nothing worse than ending up miserable in a dead end job and living in a place you don't even like.

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you can get any job with what you do but in the Uk there are shitloads of it gaduates men i dnt think it has as much job prospects as it did 6 or 7 years ago

cos right now you can be an it professional without necessarily going to university, samething with hr even though it is in demand, u could do some professional courses and join the Chatered institute of personnel and development (in the context of uk)

so i suppose in summary no course is unique really in my opinion

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Thank you so much people, u are being very helpful to me! Also this is so off topic but I was wondering if I were to study Business studies if my chances of securing a job will be lowered. I heard that IT and medicine graduates are more in demand than other sectors. So I have decided to do IT(to be on the safe side) but I really would have enjoyed doing something like International Business, Human Resources or Marketing/advertising. What is your take on this issue? What areas seem to be more in demand than others?

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Currently snowing which is normal 4 dis time of the year.

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@lanresz , good info

hows da weather in Edmonton now?

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Based on your choice of wanting to live in abroad after your program, I will advise you to choose Canada. Tuition wise, Canada is cheaper than UK. In addition to that, after finishing your program in Canada, provided it's not ESL and it's more than 6 months, you will be qualified for a three years open work permit. The immigration law changes often so, I can't guarranttee that after 4 years undegraduate program, the law will still be in effect. The other issue in Canada is that during your 1st 2 semesters you will not be able to work off campus. After the 2 semesters, jobs are not available and in Canada, jobs availability differs from province to province. So, while seeking admission, you may want to check http://www.jobbank.gc.ca for the province with more jobs and for more detail on immigration rule http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp. Another advantage of Canada is that after working for one year full time (I'm not sure if you have to work for one year to qualify) you can apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/cec/index.asp. That's my 2 cents.

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well sadlily u dnt get it automatically u have to meet some requirements but not too stringent

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I fink I'l choose canada,

Though we all av different

reasons for goin abroad,

I mean after grad. So for me

Canada will be berra.

SHALOM

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Thanks for the info joxiri, I didn't know about that

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you do get a 2 year work visa after you graduate in uk but its very difficult to switch from the 2 yr post study work visa to a proper work permit

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sadlily

  uk is more expensive than canada my advise for you is go to canada when you graduate you will have a better chance of becoming a resident in canada than in uk

  but bear in mind canada is very cold, if you search properly you cn find a decent uni in canada for 6-7000 pounds or cheaper whereas in the uk you will have to pay considerably more

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@ Hotstepper are you in CA?

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Yes, UK is more expensive, if u bought sumthing for 2 pounds in UK, its 4 dollars in Canada, most times higher depending on da market

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Between Canada, UK and US, Canada has the cheapest school fees and foreign student friendly

plus, you r allowed to work on campus but can work outside campus after you must have completed 2 semesters

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