Why study in Canada?

Awesome natural beauty, cheaper fees than neighbouring USA and a unique blend of British and French cultures are just three of the reasons that 130,000 international students flock to Canada each year.


High quality of life

Since 1994 UN data has consistently ranked Canada among the top ten places to live in the world. In a poll of nearly 6000 millenials living in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East in 2016, Canada was voted the second best place to live, losing out to Australia which took the top spot. A good healthcare system, a declining violent crime rate and an advanced cultural scene tick important study-abroad boxes, making Canada a consistently popular study-abroad destination.


Top source countries for Canada's international students

Unique cultural output

Canada is in a class of its own on the contemporary international music scene. Whereas most of the world has a very clear idea of what is pop and what is rock, Canadian artists are known for their incredibly intelligent approach to pop music which draws influence from all genres.


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Fast facts

  • Population: 35.2 million (2013)
  • Capital city: Ottawa
  • Most populated cities: Toronto (Ontario), Montreal (Quebec) and Vancouver (British Columbia)
  • Official languages: English and French
  • National icon: beaver
  • National Flag: a red maple leaf on a white background with broad red vertical stripes either side
  • National sports: ice hockey and lacrosse
  • Celebrity exports: Celine Dion, Ellen Page, Jim Carrey, Justin Bieber, Keanu Reeves and Seth Rogan.


Canadian Flag, unofficially known as the Maple Leaf