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Sir, I am studying in the 4th year at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of BUET. My current CGPA is 3.70 and I have no publication.
I have some queries about funding opportunity in Canada for masters. Is it possible to get fund or scholarship in MS? And what is about the job opportunity in Canada after the completion of study? Sir, it would be very kind of you if you lead me through the proper information. Thank You.
Yes, it is possible to get fully funded scholarship for MS degree at the Canadian universities. The universities are getting funds from different sources such as (i) from the university (ii) from the government via Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (iii) from private industries.
Canada is an industrially developed country. Canada is manufacturing automobiles, aircrafts, naval vessels, heavy machineries etc. So, Canadian universities have a huge demand of engineering students.
The minimum requirement of CGPA in Bachelor degree is 3.00 (in scale 4.0) to do MS in Canada. Canadian universities require IELTS (or TOEFL) for admission into the MS programme. Generally high rank universities require Band 7.0 but others require in the range of 6.0 to 6.5 Band in IELTS examination. TOEFL score is also acceptable. High rank universities generally require 90 in TOEFL (iBT).
Examples of the top ranked universities are: University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and University of McGill.
Few examples of the medium rank Canadian universities are: University of Ottawa, University of New Brunswick, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Simon Fraser University, University of Western Ontario, University of Quebec, University of Montreal, University of Western Ontario, University of Sherbrook, University of Dalhousie, University of Manitoba, University of Waterloo, University of Victoria, McMaster University.
Generally, Fall Session (from September of each year) is for international students but few universities accept applications in other sessions. Students should write directly to the professors of the Canadian universities. An attractive email and a nice CV are very important to convince a Professor. The subject of the email can be: "Want to do MS under your supervision".
The amount of scholarship for MS students can vary on the sources of funding. The amount of stipend for MS students is around 20 thousand Canadian dollars per annum. Up to 20 hours of part time works per week are allowed for full time students.
Job facilities in Canada are good. After doing MS degree from Mechanical Engineering, students can get job in the automobile industries like New Flyer, Nova Bus, McLaughlin, HTT Automobile, Prevost etc. A huge demand of Mechanical engineers prevails in the Pulp and Paper industries, Aircrafts and Naval vessels manufacturing companies and many other small to big industries.