Why Study in Canada?

Canada is considered one of the best places to study due to its renowned education system, nature, and culture. The North American country has many elements to offer international students who consider making it another home.


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There are endless reasons to study in Canada. Firstly, the qualifications received are valued in education systems globally. The credentials are equivalent to that of the United States and other Commonwealth countries. As Canada is a bilingual country, the education there is considered to be leading in language training and encourages fluency.

Secondly, the education is affordable. The living standard of Canada is much higher than other Commonwealth countries, ensuring students receive more for the money spent. The cost of living and international fees are lower than countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States.

Thirdly, Canada prides itself on being a multi-cultural society. The country has many ethnic groups represented in the country. Diverse foods and recreational activities are not sparse, adding to the melting pot that Canada already is.

Finally, Canada is consistently ranked one of the best places to live in. This is partially due to the safe communities and open-natured natives. Students on a visa here enjoy the same freedoms which protect Canadians including equality, human rights, and a stable society.


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The universities in Canada have plenty to offer students including support, state of the art technology, student-run governments, businesses, entrepreneurs, Olympic-quality sports facilities, and art galleries. Students who study in Canada develop many soft and hard skills, including developing skills while in a dynamic learning environment.

The Canadian government fully supports innovative research, and as such creates ample opportunities to participate in industry support researching in fields such as medicine, agriculture, environmental science, and telecommunications.

Students who graduate from certain approved institutions may have accessibility to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit, or complete a pathway towards immigration.

The information from this article is articulated from the ‘Canadian Post-Secondary – What’s the difference?’ talk at the IACAC 2016. The featured contributors at this talk were Meagan Vooren (Huron University College), Matt Stiegemeyer (Concordia University), Lauren Cullen (Saint Mary’s University) and Emily Mancuso (Humber College). 


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