Are you a prospective engineering student? Do you dream of living and studying in one of the best student cities in the world?
If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions, we at EC Toronto can provide you with a stepping stone towards achieving your ambitions through our Canadian University Pathways program!
Wanted: A new generation of engineers
From generating carbon-neutral power to developing new technologies that improve cancer treatments, engineers are key to solving some of the most urgent global issues, coming up with and creating complex and large-scale solutions all over the world.
And now, Canada is facing a serious shortage of engineers in the next ten years or so – an estimated amount of 10,000 engineers is set to retire, leaving a considerable gap within the sector. With seniors currently outnumbering young people in the country, Canada is looking overseas to build the next generation of innovative and knowledgeable leaders for the nation’s engineering industry.
Why is Canada a great location to study engineering?
Canadian universities are world-renowned for their excellent undergraduate and graduate programs, which consistently attract the crème de la crème of students all over the world and from every discipline – including engineering. As a global leader in education and training for engineers, Canada has a lot to offer: internship opportunities, career-boosting prospects (such as the chance to do research work with renowned companies) and a multi-cultural environment in which many often make useful connections with global experts in the field.
Other advantages of studying and working as an engineer in Canada include:
- The quality of a Canadian education: Canadian university degrees are world-class qualifications, on par with those from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.
- Attractive salaries: The average engineering salary in Canada is 75200 CAD, which can pay off most bachelor’s degrees earned within roughly two years of work. The minimum salary is 45900 CAD, which can pay off an Engineering Diploma in one working year. Because engineering is an occupation so highly in-demand, Canadian employers are willing to pay higher salaries.
- Plenty of job opportunities: Engineering students in Canada have a plethora of career avenues to explore. Presently, the top 3 jobs in the field are electrical, manufacturing and industrial engineering.
How can we at EC Toronto help?
Our team is proud to call Brock University a partner in our renowned Canadian University Pathway programme, which has helped students the world over further their education and prepare them for future success.
By completing a Pre-Advanced level of English at EC, successful applicants are granted direct entry into Brock, thus granting a waiver for an IELTS or TOEFL certificate. While studying for a Pre-Advanced level with EC Toronto, students not only improve their English, but also learn useful university skills, such as giving presentations, methods for self-study and academic writing.
Why Brock University?
Ranked 4th for student satisfaction in 2020 by Maclean’s news magazine, Brock University is a young and modern institution located in the beautiful and historic Niagara region. As one of Canada’s top post-secondary academies, Brock not only offers a diverse range of learning options but also a safe, community-minded environment which hosts over 19,000 students in seven faculties. The main campus is an hour and half away from Downtown Toronto by car, and 2 hours away by public transit.
Brock University’s new engineering programs
Brock has launched new engineering programs with employability of its students as one of its core areas of focus. Graduates of these programs will be qualified to work in megatrends in engineering, such as additive manufacturing, food innovation and robotic process automation. Conceptual skills like complex problem-solving, emotional intelligence and cognitive flexibility will also be taught.
The programs cover a range of qualifications, including a Bachelor of Engineering, a Master of Engineering, a Master of Applied Science (research-based) and a PhD program (research-based).
An EC student testimonial from Luis Gerardo Morin Trejo, Mexico
Centennial College, Electro-mechanical Engineering (Robotics and Automation program)
“Everything is going well at Centennial. I’m finding the program challenging, but I feel it will be worth it in the end because it’s preparing me for the nature of the industry where I’ll be working in the future. Luckily, I’ve made some really good friends and teammates, all the teachers here are willing to provide extra help and you can even book free tutoring at the library! When I first arrived, I found it a bit difficult to socialise with the rest of the students as they were all from different countries; however, once you break the ice, it becomes easier to get more involved and meet new people.
During my time at EC, I learned all the skills I needed to survive in class, such as taking notes, how to give presentations and more. I spent around 2-5 hours studying outside lessons in the classroom. The school’s University Pathway counselling was very helpful, and the team was always there to guide me towards the right decisions. Thanks to EC and my parents, I managed to overcome any difficulties I came across!
I greatly recommend EC’s University Program because I ended up applying all the skills that I learned there in the college classrooms. In fact, I would have liked to take the program for a longer time.”
Let EC help you build a bridge to success – inquire about our Canadian University Pathway programme today!
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