Canada is the home of some of the world’s top research facilities and academic institutions. It’s beautiful, safe, varied and attracts international students from all around the world.
Canada is an extremely popular study abroad destination, with more than 100,000 international students coming to the country each year. The quality of its degree programs, their relative low cost and the student lifestyle are among the most popular reasons students choose Canada.
So why should you choose to study a degree in Canada? Here are few reasons you should probably look into:
- Affordable, respected degrees and a worldwide valued Qualification:
A degree from a Canadian university is going to improve your job prospects. Canada’s education system is respected around the world – twelve Canadian universities are listed in the world’s top 200 – and will also encourage independent thinking. Best of all, Canada offers affordable education, with high living standards but low tuition fees when compared to study in the USA and the UK.
Canada’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls mean that you’ll be earning a high-quality education that will open doors for your future and benefit your career over the long term.
- Safe, inclusive student communities:
Canada is renowned for being a safe country, particularly for international students. Student safety is a priority on campus, and most universities will have dedicated international student societies to help you settle into life in a new country. While you may have heard of or experienced Canadians’ friendly and open nature, you may not have known that the United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all of the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society. Read more about Canada Life and culture here.
- French and English:
Canada is referred as a bilingual country perfect for students who want to improve their language skills. Canada is considered a world leader in language training regardless of whether you want to improve your French or English – or any other language. Study a degree in Canada and you’ll get the opportunity to improve both.
- Jobs and the chance to stay:
Canada likes to brand itself as a land of possibilities and it encourages international students with Canadian qualifications and work experience to apply for permanent residency. If you meet Canada’s immigration rules, you can apply for permanent residency without even having to leave the country. Furthermore, Canadian Universities have the option of Co-op’s- which ensures that a student receive valuable work experience as they study. Read more here.
Over 90% of Canada’s college graduates are employed in their field of study within six months after graduation and 93% of employers are satisfied with graduates.
- Exciting Campus Lifestyle:
Canada’s post-secondary campuses aren’t only wired with the latest in sophisticated technology, but countless other modern amenities as well. From Olympic-quality sports facilities to public concert halls and art galleries, Canada’s post-secondary campuses offer you enormous possibilities for learning and leisure. You’ll also have implausible opportunities to meet like-minded individuals and gain valuable experience through student-run governments, radio, newspapers and businesses.
- Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities:
Since research is one of the key components of a Canadian post-secondary education, you’ll have ample opportunity to become a part of this vibrant aspect of education. In Canada, government and industry together support research including: telecommunications, medicine, agriculture, computer technology, engineering and environmental science.
- Land of Possibilities:
Under Canada’s highly dynamic and hands-on academic environment, you will not only acquire knowledge and skills in analysis and communication, but you will also learn how to express yourself, demonstrate your creativity, and develop your self-confidence! Teachers and professors are always available and eager to help with lessons, and studies fuse academic excellence with interaction and collaboration in the classroom.
Universities have global links to more than 5,000 active international collaboration agreements with counterparts the world over.
- Possibility of Immigration:
Did you know that some international students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada? For more info consult your nearest SIEC branch office.