Why study in Canada?
Let’s explore why Canada is the most popular destination among Indian students.
Hosting nearly half a million international students, Canada is known to offer high quality education at affordable tuition fee with degrees that are globally recognised and valued. Add to it, the excellent quality of life, immense post-study work and immigration opportunities - Canada stands out as a popular destination to study among Indian students.
Here are some reasons why Canada could be your next destination:
One of the most important reasons why students choose to study in Canada is because of the high quality of education. When a student receives a degree from a Canadian university, it acts as a mark of trust and excellence. 26 Canadian universities rank in the QS World Rankings 2019* and 27 in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2019**
Ample research opportunities
One of the biggest reasons why Canadian education stands unique is because of its strong focus on research and development. If you’re a research scholar, there can be no destination better than Canada. The government of Canada as well as the industry offer endless support to research especially for the disciplines of medicine, telecommunication, agriculture, environmental science and technology.
Affordable, falls in budget
For most students seeking admission into a university abroad, the most important factor is the cost which proves to be a barrier for those who are unable to afford it. However, tuition fee when compared to universities in the US and UK, is fairly cheaper in Canada. And considering the return on investment, it is quite a viable option for Indian students. You can also explore a lot of scholarship opportunities which can further reduce your educational expenses.
One of the biggest apprehensions that Indian students have before moving is the feeling of being an outsider. But in Canada, you’ll find an extremely warm and welcoming crowd that comes from varied ethnic groups with different cultures and lifestyle. The multicultural environment in Canada promotes friendliness and peaceful living like no other country. In fact, you will find a lot of Indians studying, working and living in the country. Not only this, the melting pot of cultures will make you experience festivals and rituals you never knew existed such as:
- The Montreal International Jazz Festival
- Calgary Stampede
- NHL Hockey
- Experience “Poutine Week” – The blend of French fries, delicious gravy and cheese curd.
- Just for Laughs comedy Festival in Montreal
And if you’re worried about Indian food and being alone during festivals – don’t! You’ll have a lot of good company to share food and festivals.
Safe and peaceful
Canada has been consistently ranked as one of the safest nations in the world. In the 2018, the Global Peace Index*** listed it as the sixth peaceful country in the world. As international student, you’ll enjoy the same rights as any other Canadian. Living in Canada brings along a peaceful society that lets you live happy and safe.
Earn while you learn
Although Canada is an affordable option, managing the overall cost of studying and living may require some dedicated planning. But thanks to its special regulations, international students are given the opportunity to work for up to 20 hours every week during their semesters and full-time during their summer and winter breaks. If you work on-campus or as an intern in any company, you do not require any additional work permit as your study permit would be enough to help you attain a part time job.
Vibrant and lively campus life
Every institution in Canada boasts of diversity and a vibrant environment. You can expect events, fests, and other happening activities being conducted from time to time. It leads to a happy and lively environment for all the students, helps you network and meet new people and even keeps the homesickness away.
If you have plans to stay Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP) allows students to stay and work in Canada for up to three years after completion of their graduation. You can gain some international work experience and apply for permanent residency later on.
Fun facts about Canada
- Do a good deal and get a positive ticket. The police in Canada can give you a "positive ticket" if they sight you doing something positive.
- And you thought you had seen enough lakes? Canada has more lakes than all the lakes combined in the world.
- Planning to study in Canada? Good choice; it is the most educated country in the world with more than half of its population having college degrees
- Canada hosts almost five million international students
- Play hockey on the Atlantic Ocean. In Newfoundland, Canada, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes and that’s what the locals choose to do with it.
- The license plate in the north-western territories of Canada are shaped like polar bears