How safe is Canada for international students?
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University of Alberta
Generally, Canada is an extremely safe country to live in. Canadians are open and welcoming and embrace diversity and multiculturalism, especially on university campuses where campus have security officers patrol to keep everyone feeling safe. And for example, the University of Alberta even has a peer student group called Safe Walk, which you can call to have someone walk you home after a night class or late night of studying on campus.
Canada is a very popular destination for the students and yes, it's a safe country, Montreal offers you that safety. You can use public transportation any time without any worries.
University of Winnipeg
You Winnipeg recognizes that it's a very big transition for students to move to a new city without their family and their previous support systems. So we've created an app called the Winnipeg Safety App where all of your convenient resources are all located right within the app. We also have a safety walk where you can be escorted back to your residence if you had an evening class. We want to make sure that all of our students are feeling safe and healthy as possible.
Canada is one of the safest destinations for international students due to its multi-ethnic and diverse population. If you're living on campus, you will also have twenty four hour security at the front desk in addition to being the safest country. Canada is also listed as one of the top 10 happiest countries in the world.
University of Ottawa
The international student, I've always felt very safe in Canada. I could even say that I felt comfortable and at ease walking in the streets here. Even student surveys show that Canada is one of the safest place to study abroad.
We want you to know that Canada is a very safe country at Conestoga. We have a department called Security Services who are available to answer any questions that you might have about personal safety and security. International transition coordinators like myself also offer things like transition webinars on safety and scams and all that you need to know to feel comfortable and safe as a student at Conestoga and living in Canada.
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