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Among all the important queries about overseas studies, there are some that cannot be overlooked. Safety and health-related concerns happen to be one of them. Leaving home and staying in a new country with a whole new atmosphere can certainly be overwhelming and scary at the same time. However, Canada is praised globally for health and safety services for the international students. All the universities in Canada ensure that the students live and learn in a healthy and friendly environment which enables them to excel. All the universities that are partnered with IDP Education in Canada have world-class facilities for the student safety.
Safety in Canada Universities
The universities in Canada take student's safety and health-related services very seriously. The campuses are equipped with 24 hours of health assistance and doctors in case of any emergencies. The government has also laid certain provisions which oblige universities to keep the students in a healthy and safe environment.
Some of the steps taken by the universities are:
- The universities offer 24 hours medical help to the students
- Immediate contact with the nearest hospitals in case of an emergency
- To ensure safety in Canada, all the students are provided with emergency numbers to keep with them all the time.
Tips for students’ safety in CanadaSome tips that you, as a student, can follow are listed below:
In an Emergency
In case you encounter an emergency in Canada, immediately call 911 and don't hesitate to tell them everything. This is the central number of the police department, fire, and ambulance you will also get an interpreter if you can't speak English fluently. If you get robbed or get into a fight, don't argue; just try to protect yourself and escape the place. Contact the police immediately that is available all the time to ensure student safety in Canada.
This is most underestimated safety aspect that needs to be taken seriously in every country that you are not aware of.
- Prepare your map and understand the route thoroughly before you hit the roads.
- Try to take the taxi instead of any public transports in case of getting late and it's dark.
- Do save contact number of taxi drivers for situations when you won't be able to find any ride home.
- While using the bus after 9 p.m. ask the driver to stop by the closest street to your home.
- The government of Canada has also launched ‘Walk Safe’ campaign that was largely aimed at reaching out students and vulnerable road users. The campaign targeted student safety and safe usage of transport.
Keeping an eye on your surroundings and what's going around you while walking down the streets is important for your safety. Try to avoid headphones and other distraction that would stop you from being attentive while walking on the roads. Always be open to asking for help as this will save your time and effort. Make sure you always travel in the busy public vehicle where you find more companions to travel with.
Apart from this, you’ll also be given a proper pre-departure orientation by IDP before you leave for a foreign country so that you are well prepared for your journey to a new destination.