Canada is a very attractive destination for students not just for its quality of academics but also the off-campus work opportunities for international full-time students.
A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is highly valued in business, government and academic circles around the globe. Canadian students consistently rank among the best in the world in science and math – a testament to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools.
All major urban centre's have a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums as standard. Canadian cities provide numerous parks, gardens and beaches for public use, as well as excellent sports and recreation facilities. There are currently forty one (41) national parks and reserves in Canada. National parks are located in every province and territory, and many have been recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the ‘maple sugar country’ in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic provinces.
Canada plays host to more than 175,000 international students in any given year. Increasingly Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world and it hard not to see why!
Canada occupies the most northern stretch of North America. It is the world’s second largest country by area and extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Artic Ocean. Canada shares land borders with the United States to the northwest and south.
A habitat of aboriginal people, Canada was founded in 1867 as a union of British North American colonies. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in an incremental process that ended in 1982. It remains a Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.
Canada is a federal constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy. Comprising of ten provinces and three territories, Canada is a bilingual and multicultural country, with both English and French as official languages. A technologically advanced and industrialised nation, Canada maintains a diversified economy that is heavily reliant upon its abundant natural resources and trade – particularly with the United States, with which Canada has had a long and complex relationship.
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Canada is a country of incredible physical beauty. It possesses rich and diverse cultural heritage. Canadians place a high value on their natural environment. Students who come to Canada will witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world.
Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the big skies of the prairies, to the 'maple sugar country’ in the Great Lakes and rugged hills. Canada’s safe, clean, cosmopolitan cities sit adjacent to
spectacular mountains, oceans and lakes. Almost 25 % of the
world's fresh water is in Canada. Canadians enjoy 4 distinct climatic seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the USA border. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35*C and higher, while winters can get as low as -25*C. Spring and fall seasons have more moderate temperatures. World-class theater, music, restaurants, cultural and sporting events (including cricket) can be enjoyed here year-round. Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French.
Canada was ranked for nine consecutive years by the United Nations to be among the top 3 countries in the world in which to live and study out of 174 countries. Also, the Human Development Index survey consistently ranked Canada number one for a variety of reasons including its excellent education system, high quality health care, low incidence of crime and clean environment.
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1. Welcoming Environment and a Safe Place to Live and Study: Canada is renowned all over the world for its tradition of hospitality and tolerance. A remarkable multicultural society ensures that you will be welcomed and made to feel at home during your stay in Canada. Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. It is high-ranked particularly for its high-class education and low crime rates. In addition, Canada’s largest cities — Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal — have been recognized as world class cities in which to live, study and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
2. High Standard of Living : Canadians enjoy a standard of living - among the highest in the world. A wide range of cultural activities is available, including museums, art galleries, live theatre, dance and music performances, shopping malls and restaurants. Canada has one of the smallest population density ratios in the world per square kilometer.
3. Developed Economy : There prevails a stimulating environment in Canada to do business and to learn. The country is an international leader in computer and IT and has a reputation for excellence. As a student, you have a wealth of research and scholars to draw upon a variety of disciplines.
4. Multi-cultural : Canada is one of the most multi cultural countries in the world. Increasingly, Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world. It is, in fact, a nation of immigrants from all over the globe, creating a wonderful, vibrant and harmonious mix of cultures. Included in
this dynamic mix are more than 700,000 Canadians of Indian origin. Because it is such a tolerant society, international students are welcomed with open arms.
5. Education System : Degrees and diplomas from Canadian institutions are among the most widely recognized and possess the highest standard in the world. Students have a diverse choice of more than 100 Universities and 150 Community Colleges and technical Institutes offering an amazingly wide array of study programs.
6. Lower tuition fees and cost of living : Tuition fees for international students are among the lowest in this country, with education standards among the highest anywhere. For all that it offers, Canada has a remarkably low cost of living. Its inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world. The average tuition cost for an international student is CDN$ 12000 per year while living expenses are estimated at CDN$ 8000 per annum.
7. International Experience : There are 175,000 international students from all parts of the world annually in Canada. Your educational experience is sure to be truly international. Upon graduation, international students have the option to work, before returning home. This provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in an international setting.
8. Recreational Activities : Canada is a vast country with a variety of tourist destinations. Wherever you choose to study in Canada, you will discover a multitude of cultural, leisure, and other recreational activities, that each province and territory has to offer, year-round.
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