This is a rough outline of the steps I took preparing for my journey to Canada for studies. I'm outlining them below to give a sort of holistic view on the whole process for those who intend to do the same.
This is an early draft uploaded for a friend, will add some meat to the list at later time.
First step is to give an IELTS exam that assesses your english skills. It is required to get a score of atleast 6 out of 9.
Apply to colleges.
Wait for Admission Approval
Apply for GIC
VISA Photo & SOP
CDC Medical Checkup
Wait for Visa Approval
Buy a ticket
College specific stuff (Visa Proof, Vaccination etc)
Buy a sim card
Get CAD cash or Forex Card
Find a room
Get RTO Extract (For those who drive)
Update ArriveCAN details (2 days before flight)
Shopping and Packing (See for lists below)
Activate Bank Account
Activate SIM Card
Get SIN Card
College specific stuff (ID Card, Study Permit etc)