LLM in Canada for Indian Students

LLM in Canada for Indian Students

Studying Masters in Law, also known as Latin Legum Magister (LLM) in Canada, is an excellent decision. It not only opens you to a vast horizon of careers in law & justice but knowing the laws of two countries also makes you a better candidate in this sector.

This article discusses the essentials Indian students need to know to apply for LLM in Canada confidently.

LLM in Canada: Highlights

LLM full form

Duration (in yrs.)

Popular universities

Eigibility

Entrance exam

Latin Legum Magister 

1-2

University of Toronto, McGill University, and Dalhousie University

70% or 7.0 out of 10 GPA

LSAT

Why Study LLM in Canada?

  1. Pursuing a law degree overseas opens up new horizons to your career as you become informed of the laws of the two nations. It prepares you to work as a legal representative for an MNC of your choice at a higher level.
  2. If you study law in Canada, you can receive multiple financial aids to help you pay your expenses. These can include government-funded student loans, university scholarships, or part-time work options. (although they need you to get a work permit for the same)
  3. It boosts your employability as a lawyer, judge, etc. Since you will have a global LLM degree, you will have a better experience with a broader sector of study in the vision of recruiters.
  4. Studying LLM in Canada makes it convenient for you to start your practice in the same country. It also becomes easier for you to earn permanent residency this way.

TOP LLM University in Canada 

  1. The University of Toronto.
  2. McGill University.
  3. The University of British Columbia.
  4. The University of Montreal.
  5. Queen's University.
  6. York University.
  7. The University of Alberta.
  8. The University of Ottawa.
  9. Western University.
  10. Dalhousie University. 

Must Read: Best Law Colleges in Canada for Indian Students

List of LLM Subjects

  1. Business law.
  2. Criminal law.
  3. Health law.
  4. Ethics & policy.
  5. Legal theory.
  6. Intellectual property law.
  7. Free trade.
  8. Conflict prevention.

Quick Read: Types of Lawyers

LLM in Canada: Fees

Top universities

Program

Duration (in yrs.)

Tuition fees (1st year in INR approx.)

University of Toronto

LLM in Business Law

₹ 25,36,185

University of Ottawa 

LLM 

1.4 

₹ 15,60,246

McGill University

LLM 

1

₹ 22,00,821

University of Alberta

LLM (thesis-based)

1

₹ 5,53,948

Dalhousie University

LLM (full-time/part-time)

1-2

₹ 5,13,824

Queen’s University

LLM in Political and Legal Thought

1

₹ 7,69,674

York University

LLM Canadian Common Law

1

₹ 13,65,707

University of British Columbia

LLM

1-2

₹ 5,43,660

Eligibility for LLM in Canada for Indian Students 

  1. You need to hold an LLB (bachelor's degree in law) or a similar degree to study LLM in Canada. Leading universities have a criterion that you must have at least a 7.0 GPA. So you can pursue LLM in Canada after LLB in India.
  2. You must submit English proficiency test scores such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, etc., along with an SOP and a recommendation letter.
  3. You must have a visa valid for the duration of your LLM degree. It must also include any internship duration you might do.
  4. To work part-time or apply for internships while doing LLM, you must receive a work permit from the officials and comply with the work hour limit as per your university's guidelines.
  5. Some universities might require you to pass GRE or LSAT exam as per the course criteria.
  6. You can't officially start practising law in Canada after completing LLM. You must also complete your degree in JD (Juris Doctor) as a part of your formal education.

Scholarships for LLM in Canada

Universities 

Scholarships

Benefits (monetary)

University of Ottawa

Shirley Greenberg Scholarship, and the Faculty of Law Scholarship in Environment & Sustainability

10000 CAD, 15000 CAD

McGill University

O’Brien Fellowships for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism 

25000 CAD

University of Toronto

Faculty of Law Fellowships

varies

York University

International Student Entrance Scholarships

5000 CAD

Dalhousie University

Schulich Scholarship

11023 CAD

University of British Columbia

Entrance Scholarships and Awards

2500-23000 CAD

University of Calgary

Davidson Fraese Family Law Scholarship

5000 CAD, 500 CAD (runners-up)

University of Alberta

Lawyers’ Legacy Fund Bursary 

1500 CAD

Job Prospects after LLM in Canada

Graduating from LLM in Canada has a very vast career scope. Contrary to the famous belief of lawyers being constrained to the courthouse, nowadays, every major institution needs its legal representative. Thus you can look for jobs in various sectors, including consultancy firms, corporate firms, global companies, law firms, and NGOs. 

However, other than a traditional advocacy job, you can work in job profiles like:

  1. Legal consultant.
  2. Magistrate.
  3. Trustee.
  4. Attorney general.
  5. Legal counsel.
  6. Assistant professor.
  7. Legal manager.

How to Apply for LLM in Canada?

Follow this step-by-step guide with AECC Global to successfully apply for an LLM course in Canada. We can increase your chances of getting selected with our trusted and expert services.

Step 1: The first step is to select a university. We can help you choose the top university for studying LLM in Canada as per your needs and fees budget.

Step 2: You should apply to at least five universities to increase your chances of selection. Before applying, you need to see which intake will be best for you. Then, you can directly use the universities' websites.

Step 3: Write a Statement of Purpose (SOP) for each university stating why you are applying for LLM in that university. We can help enhance your SOP to increase your chances of getting selected. Follow these steps next to use.

  1. Visit the university's official website that you are interested in pursuing LLM.
  2. Check the curriculum and eligibility criteria.
  3. Click on the application form. You will require to make an account using your email or Smartphone number.
  4. You will receive the login details.
  5. Login to your account and enter your details.
  6. Enter your academic qualifications and submit the essential documents.
  7. Select your course and pay the fees. Please note that it varies as per university, and you can use a debit card, credit card, or internet banking to pay.
  8. Lastly, submit your application form. You can also keep track of the application status on your account.
  9. If you are selected, you may be called for a virtual interview.

Step 4: After applying, wait for your confirmation letter and apply for the Student Visa if you are not a Canadian National. If your application gets refused, you can plead your case with the university.

How to Apply for Canada Student Visa? 

The application procedure for the Canada Student Visa might be a complex one. Still, at AECC Global, we make these complex processes much easier for students wishing to study abroad in Canada.

Here we have tried to explain the procedure as simple as possible in a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: The first step is to gather your required documents. Please check the list below. We can also help you arrange these documents faster and adequately.

  1. You will need an Acceptance Letter from your university.
  2. You need a valid passport covering your course duration.
  3. You need proof that you can pay for your expenses while in Canada.
  4. You will also need to submit passport size photographs. We recommend having at least 5-10 copies if more are required.
  5. You need a medical certificate showing that you are in good health.
  6. You must submit your Statement of Purpose (SOP), we can check and help you make a better SOP. (if needed)
  7. Your Canada Study Permit.
  8. You need an English language test scorecard like the IELTS.
  9. Lastly, you must have a police certificate stating that you have a clean image.

Step 2: The next thing is to check the processing times. It usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. However, please check the Canadian Consulate website to know the time. Please note that it will be an estimated time.

Step 3: You can apply online, for which you will need a scanner or camera to make digital copies of your documents and a credit card for payment. You need to go to your regional VAC to scan your fingerprints. Furthermore, you also need to go to the VFS office to submit passports, the fee paid confirmation, and form confirmation.

Step 4: You can apply on paper by downloading the visa application kit, reading the instructions, and filling in your details.

Step 5: Fill and attach your VFS Consent form to your application to get VFS services for the procedure.

Step 6: Now, you need to pay the Visa application fees along with the VFS fees. Please note that the processing fees are non-refundable.

Step 7: Now, to wrap it up, visit your nearest VFS office, hand them your visa application, pay the charges, and get a receipt, which has a unique number you need to track your application process online.


Must Read: Canada Student Visa for Indian Students

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