Why Study in Canada
If student years are one’s most cherished days, then clearly Canada with its breath-taking sights, natural beauty and very high quality of education should be the dream destination for all-rounded learning and growth of every international student.
International students are attracted to Canada’s high quality of education, diversity, safety, affordability, work opportunities and immigration pathways.
Canada has proven to be one of the world’s most attractive destinations for international students due to the following reasons :
- Canada is amongst the safest & most peaceful countries in the world.
- It is an inclusive country where diversity is celebrated & multiculturalism is an official policy.
- The United Nations (UN) has consistently ranked Canada as one of the top 10 places to live in the world since 1994.
- # 1 in the world for Quality of Life for 4 years in a row – US News & World Best Countries Ranking
- According to the QS World University Rankings 2019, it has 5 of the top 100 best student cities in the world, with Montreal at 6th, Toronto at 11th& Vancouver at 16th.
- Canada also has an excellent health care system and social security network.
- Canada has a very high qualityeducation system and is also one of the world’s most educated countries (nearly the entire adult population is literate). Further, 54% of Canadians aged 25 – 64 have a post-secondary degree or diploma. A Canadian education sets you on the path to a promising future.
- Being a bilingual nation, Canada provides an opportunity to study in 2 languages – English & French.
- Canada spends more on education than any other country in the G8.
- Canadian universities consistently appear in rankings of world-class institutions. The Times Higher Education’s 2018–2019 World University Rankings placed 9 Canadian universities in the top 200, 4 were in the top 100 and 20 in the top 500. University of Toronto & McGill University have been consistently ranked amongst the top 50 educational institutions in the world.
- Tuition Fees & living costs are lower in Canada than other popular international student destinations such as the US, UK, Europe and Australia.
- Canada offers internationally recognized degrees to students, and higher degrees from Canada are accepted and respected worldwide. It offers a wealth of education options and life-enriching opportunities at its universities and colleges. Over 95 public and private universities, and over 175 community colleges and technical institutes offer more than 18,000 programs at the diploma, undergraduate and graduate levels. Both colleges and universities are well-equipped with cutting-edge technology and research labs.
- Canada’s universities are known for conducting world-class research. They perform 40% of the nation’s total R&D.
- Canada offers Co-op programs, which enable students to gain valuable work experience as part of their college or university programs.
- Scholarships are also available to international students.
- International students can expect to receive abundant personal support for their studies from their Canadian education institution, as well as from caring & supportive professors.
- The curriculum, resources, and other activities on campus also make students aware of what’s going on globally be it in business, human rights, policy or technology. The various ongoing activities within campuses enable students to establish an amazing network of friends and smart people whom they can turn to for personal & professional advice for the rest of their lives.
- Students are eligible to work part-time during their studies, either on or off-campus, and can work full-time during official breaks. You will need a Work Permit to work off-campus. Spouses can also work during & after studies.
- Canada’s educational institutions have long been incubators for innovation. The BlackBerry, flat-screen technology, SMART boards, voice compression applications for cell phones and computers and IMAX film are among the many revolutionary technologies invented and developed by men and women who studied in Canada. The country has a reputation for excellence in sectors such as telecommunications, transportation, engineering specifically aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology, food and beverage processing, and ocean & environmental industries.
- Among G8 countries, Canada takes 2nd place in terms of Internet penetration rates. What’s more, Wi-Fi is accessible virtually anywhere in the country. For example, Montreal has launched an initiative to provide free Wi-Fi across the city. This makes it easier for you to stay in touch with your family and friends.
- The Post-Graduation Work Program (PGWP) allows some international students to gain Canadian work experience by working in Canada post-study.
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