TOP 8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY IN CANADA
Still unsure about your next study abroad destination? You might want to consider Canada.
What comes to most people’s minds when they think about Canada are the magnificent landscapes – from snow-capped mountains and winding, sparkling lakes, to fresh, crisp air and majestic grasslands.
Globally recognized as an open and cosmopolitan country, Canada welcomes diversity and inclusion for different ethnicities. It is also home to top universities, making Canada a top destination for international students.
In the past year, international student enrolment at Canadian universities rose by 11 per cent, bringing the total number of international students in Canada to 192,000, coming from more than 200 countries. Of course, there are also many other reasons why it’s such an attractive study abroad 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**
Plenty of 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 fees and Cost of Living
For most students seeking admission into a university abroad, the most important factor is the cost. However, when compared to universities in the US and UK, Canada course fees are cheaper. You can also explore multiple scholarship opportunities that can further reduce your educational expenses.
One of the biggest apprehensions of international students 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. Its melting pot of cultures will allow you to immerse in experiences 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
Safe and peaceful
Canada has been consistently ranked as one of the safest nations in the world. In 2018, the Global Peace Index listed Canada as the sixth peaceful country in the world. As an 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, festivals, and other happening activities being conducted from time to time. It leads to a happy and lively environment for all students, helps you network and meet new people and even prevents homesickness.
If you have plans to stay in Canada, the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP) allows students to live and work in Canada for up to three years after graduation. You can gain some international work experience and apply for permanent residency later on.
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