Presentation by the Canadian Bureau for International Education
About the Canadian Bureau for
International Education (CBIE)
 CBIE is both a leader in shaping Canada’s international education agenda
and a highly recognized provider of professional development programs
for Canada’s international educators.
 CBIE has an agreement with TVTC to facilitate student’s admission and
preparation to study in Canada and the United States. To date, TVTC has
allocated through CBIE a total of 162 students.
 CBIE will respond to questions and issues raised by students and provide
assistance prior to their arrival in Canada and the United States, and assist
you with the preparation and submission of visa applications.
The objective of the KASPTT Program is to
establish an international partnership for
providing first class education for qualified
Saudi candidates - Technical diploma
graduates - towards applied Bachelor
degrees in Canada and the United States.
Through this program the students will be
able to bring themselves to higher
academic and training standards and
make greater contribution to the future
development of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia. As of January 2012, TVTC has
allocated through CBIE a total of 162
students – 81 in Canada and 81 in the
United States.
First Class
A Cultural
Safe and
High Quality
Health Care
The Best
There Is
1. First Class
Canadian educational institutions offer an
internationally renowned education that
ranks among the best in the world
2. Official Languages
Canada is a bilingual country. For over a
century, Canada’s two official languages
(English and French) have been taught as
second languages which is why Canada is a
world leader in language training
3. A cultural Mosaic
Canada has a national policy for multiculturalism and works to ensure peoples’ customs and traditions
are preserved and respected.
4. Four Seasons
Four distinct seasons offer variety and their own special pleasures. There is something for everyone,
including indoor and outdoor recreation at no or low cost.
5. Safe and Clean
You will find the campuses and cities safe and clean. Canada is a
peaceful, politically stable, and safe country. The second most
commonly cited reason for choosing Canada is that Canada is a
safe country.
6. Affordable
Tuition and the cost of living in Canada are lower than in other
countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom and the United
7. High Quality
You will find excellent professors, leading scientists, and world renowned
artists and writers as part of the faculty at Canadian educational
8. Outstanding Facilities
First class libraries and sports facilities, museums and art galleries, theatres
and concert halls: these campuses have it all, including radio stations,
newspapers and stores that are run by students. Muslim students’
societies and prayer rooms are present on almost all campuses
9. Excellent Health Care
Compared to other countries, medical insurance is inexpensive in
Canada, yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are
among the most advanced and accessible in the world.
10. The Best There Is
According to the United Nations, Canada offers the highest quality
of life in the world!
Facts and Figures
 Independence: July 1, 1867
 Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
 Governor-General: David Lloyd
Johnston (2010)
Prime Minister: Stephen Harper (2011)
Land Area: 3,855,100 sq mi
Population (2009 est.): 34+ million
Capital: Ottawa, Ontario
Largest cities: Toronto, Montreal,
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton,
Quebec, Halifax, Winnipeg
Provinces and Territories
Canada is a federation composed of
ten provinces and three territories. In
turn, these may be grouped into
regions: Western Canada, Central
Canada, Atlantic Canada, and Northern
Canada (the latter made up of the three
territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories,
and Nunavut). Eastern Canada refers to
Central Canada and Atlantic Canada
together. Provinces have more
autonomy than territories. The
provinces are responsible for most of
Canada's social programs (such as health
care, education, and welfare) and
together collect more revenue than the
federal government, an almost unique
structure among federations in the
Characteristics of Education in Canada
• High Quality
• 90 Universities & Degreegranting Colleges
• Academic Year – September
to April, plus Spring and
Summer Sessions
• Various Undergraduate
Programs and PostSecondary Certificates
English as a Second Language (ESL)
• Intensive English for
Academic Purposes (EAP)
• Sessions throughout the
• Bridging programs: Parttime academic study
along with part-time ESL
Support for International Students
A range of student services are offered by most colleges, including:
Academic, career, and personal counseling
International Student Advisers (ISAs)
Muslim Student Associations, prayer rooms
Help in finding off-campus housing
Health services
Saudi students clubs ( in some colleges)
Recreational facilities: swimming pools and sports teams
Canadian Academic Culture
Teaching and Learning
• Participation is valued
• Direct communication
with professor and
• Questions and
Muslims in Canada
According to Canada‘s 2001 census, there
were 579,740 Muslims in Canada, just
under 2% of the population. In 2006,
the Muslim population was
estimated to be 783,700 or about
The majority of Canadian Muslims live in
the province of Ontario, with the
largest groups settled in and around
the Greater Toronto Area. According
to the 2001 Census, there were
254,110 Muslims living in Greater
Masjids in Canada
There are hundreds of masjids in Canada that
provide daily prayer services and other
community services for the growing
Muslim population. To find the nearest
masjid to you please check out the
following link.
Halal Food in Canada
There are many local Muslim
owned grocery stores that
provide halal products. You will
also find that many large grocery
store chains carry a growing
selection of halal products to
meet the needs of the local
Muslim population. To find halal
food near you please check out
the Zabihah web site. is the world’s
largest guide to halal restaurants
and products.
Thank you!

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