If you’re an international student thinking about making the move to Canada to continue your education, you’re not alone. Canada is one of the most popular destinations to study and attend college, and it’s really no wonder why.
Internationally Recognized Qualification
Canada is known for having very high educational standards and quality controls, and this leads to students graduating with qualifications that are valued around the world.
Canada as a nation prides itself on being a welcoming, diverse and inclusive country. There are lots of different ethnic groups throughout Canada, and thousands of international students add to this cultural melting pot every year. This means that those choosing to study in Canada will feel included, content and hopefully over time, at home in their new country.
Chance to Learn a Language
Since Canada is bilingual (with English and French being the national languages), it provides even more opportunities than other countries to learn a language. The country is famous for having exceptional language training programs, and this benefits newcomers greatly. Coming to Canada to study is an excellent opportunity to improve your language skills in English, French, or both.
Possibility of Staying in Canada
After graduation, international students in Canada have the option of living and working in the country for a period of time. Post-graduate work permits can only be issued for the length of your study program, and for a maximum of three years. This is a great way to gain valuable work experience in Canada, which can then be used as experience when applying for the Canadian Experience Class program (which allows holders to stay permanently in Canada). For more information on visas and staying in Canada, see our ‘Immigrating’ section.
High Quality of Life
Canada is famous the world over for having one of the highest standards of living in the world. It consistently tops quality of life polls, due to factors such as low crime, excellent health care, and high life expectancy.