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diploma or degree for international student

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Mar 16, 2015
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diploma or degree for international student

Hi, I am so sad today
I was trying to get admission for one of my relative who wants to come to canada after grade 12 but the course I was looking for is already full for Aug 2018 and this person is still studying in grade 12.
I could not get correct information on time hence missed it. I was not sure even if you could apply without the grade 12 marksheets ( they will be available in May/June)

Anywasy that is making me rethink my options
this course I was referring to is a 2 year diploma . For getting a beginner level job is a 2 year diploma good eneough or a degree is recommended. Field is IT.
I was thinking that if a 2 year diploma can fetch a entry job then he could apply for PR ( its in other provaince not Ontario)
4 year is too long and more expensive but if it is more useful then I might advise him for it.
Which is easy for getting PR ( a diploma or a degree)
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Nov 22, 2009
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Toronto
CocoJambo wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 12:23 pm
Hi, I am so sad today
I was trying to get admission for one of my relative who wants to come to canada after grade 12 but the course I was looking for is already full for Aug 2018 and this person is still studying in grade 12.
I could not get correct information on time hence missed it. I was not sure even if you could apply without the grade 12 marksheets ( they will be available in May/June)

Anywasy that is making me rethink my options
this course I was referring to is a 2 year diploma . For getting a beginner level job is a 2 year diploma good eneough or a degree is recommended. Field is IT.
I was thinking that if a 2 year diploma can fetch a entry job then he could apply for PR ( its in other provaince not Ontario)
4 year is too long and more expensive but if it is more useful then I might advise him for it.
Which is easy for getting PR ( a diploma or a degree)
A degree will always be better when applying for PR status because you get more points.
[OP]
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Mar 16, 2015
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Toronto, ON
blitzforce wrote:
Jan 19th, 2018 4:26 pm
A degree will always be better when applying for PR status because you get more points.
well, I am not sure how this point system work.
Students fresh from college or uni might not have much points any way because of lack of experience hence the job route might be good because with job he can get PNP.
then the points will get boosted.
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Nov 22, 2009
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CocoJambo wrote:
Feb 20th, 2018 8:39 pm
well, I am not sure how this point system work.
Students fresh from college or uni might not have much points any way because of lack of experience hence the job route might be good because with job he can get PNP.
then the points will get boosted.
My friend is an international student and I was told that there is a huge difference between the points for diploma and a degree when applying for PR. A lot of the times its only a few points difference between being accepted or not.
Newbie
Nov 22, 2017
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Calculate your points then decide. The minimum point for EE is around 440. Government needs high education human so degree is always better. In my case, I've had a degree from other country so I choose a diploma program to save my time.
[OP]
Deal Addict
Mar 16, 2015
1243 posts
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Toronto, ON
I entered some dummy data.
The point system does not differentiate between degree and diploma.
It either say" 2 years post secondary education" or " 3 years or more post secondary education".
So if we assume a diploma of 2 years vs degree of 4 years and for both cases I.put 1 year work.experience, I got 431 points for 2 years study vs 468 points for 3 years or more srudy.
So a difference of 37 points which is neglugible if someone goes PNP way.
Cost of study can be huge for international student between 2 year diploma vs 4 year degree.
What do.you guys say?
Is there a big difference in.entry level.job market for diploma vs degree?
Deal Addict
Nov 22, 2009
2413 posts
438 upvotes
Toronto
CocoJambo wrote:
Mar 19th, 2018 11:03 pm
I entered some dummy data.
The point system does not differentiate between degree and diploma.
It either say" 2 years post secondary education" or " 3 years or more post secondary education".
So if we assume a diploma of 2 years vs degree of 4 years and for both cases I.put 1 year work.experience, I got 431 points for 2 years study vs 468 points for 3 years or more srudy.
So a difference of 37 points which is neglugible if someone goes PNP way.
Cost of study can be huge for international student between 2 year diploma vs 4 year degree.
What do.you guys say?
Is there a big difference in.entry level.job market for diploma vs degree?
There is a points difference between a college diploma and a university degree. I guarantee this.
Newbie
Apr 18, 2018
2 posts
Ottawa
In any case, I think you will have another opportunity. You need a good score and you need to pass IELTS. Each university has its own passing score, but for freshmen, the result should be at least 6.0 points for the IELTS. Sometimes additional requirements are put to the entrants: interviews, motivational essays (example of such essay you can find here https://answershark.com/writing/essay-w ... essay.html), recommendations, a portfolio of works. Entrance tests may be necessary for training in creative or competitive specialties, for example, related to medicine. More info on this topic - on Quora:
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