The United Nations ranked Canada as the best place in the world to live! This assessment was based upon Canada"s achievements in terms of educational attainment, life expectancy, national income and general quality of life. It also included Canada"s abundance of fresh water, comfortable population density, low incidence of violent crime and a health care system that is a model for the world.
Canada"s education system:
Canada"s education system is excellent and ranks among the best in the world. Moreover Canadian tuition fees are among the lowest in English-speaking countries.
Internationally recognized degrees:
Canada boasts a wide range of quality educational institutions for both degrees and diplomas in technical and professional disciplines. Over 106,000 international students attend Canadian colleges and universities. This means that you can meet people from around the world as well as people from your own country
Possibility to work in Canada after graduation:
International students can work on campus at the institution without a work permit. An off campus work permit can be obtained which allows a student to work for 20 hours per week on part time basis while completing their studies.On successful completion of the course students have the opportunity to apply for a work permit under the Post Graduation Work Permit Program.
A safe, stable country:
Canada is a peaceful, politically stable, and safe country. We have laws that protect the rights of our citizens and our country is relatively unaffected by natural disasters. Almost 65 per cent of international students involved in a 1999 CBIE survey cited Canada"s reputation as a safe country as an important reason for deciding to study here.
Excellent health care:
Compared to other countries, medical insurance is inexpensive in Canada yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.
Learn or improve another language:
For over a century, Canada"s two official languages (English and French) have been taught as second languages which are why we are world leaders in language training. International students often choose to take language courses before beginning a regular academic program.
A multicultural country:
Canada is home to a large number of aboriginal people, called First Nations. Over the past century and a half, Canada has welcomed 15 million immigrants. Every year, some 200,000 new immigrants arrive here making Canada the nation that receives the most newcomers annually based on its population, which recently exceeded 31 million. Canada has a national policy for multiculturalism and works to ensure that people"s customs and traditions are preserved and respected.
Nature and four distinct seasons:
While Canada has big cities, we also preserve a huge amount of unsettled land and a thriving national and provincial parks system. The temperature varies a great deal in Canada. Certain cities almost never have snow in the winter while other cities may get a lot. There"s something for everyone, including indoor and outdoor recreational activities at no or low cost. Our four distinct seasons offer variety and their own special pleasures.
We"re waiting for you! Canadians can be reserved with newcomers but are generally very welcoming and respectful of differences. Our educational institutions encourage new students from abroad and many have targets to increase their numbers of international students. One thing is for sure--your time in Canada will be something that you will never forget! What are you waiting for?
Click to see list of colleges