Top Reasons to Study in Canada

Canada has developed into a perfect destination for higher education sought after by many prospective international students. The country is known for offering high-quality education with internship opportunities that are affordable and recognised globally. Canada also consistently ranks amongst the best countries globally and is currently amongst the top countries for its quality of life. On top of it, the liberal government policies related to post-study work and immigration that the country provides make Canada a perfect destination to study among international students.

Here we point out the eight best reasons why students should choose Canada to pursue their studies.

  1. Many of the top-ranked universities in the world are in Canada
  2. One of the most significant reasons students choose to study in Canada is the high quality of education that the country provides. Universities from Canada have an excellent reputation in terms of academic performance and high graduate employability rates. Many of the Canadian higher education institutions compete with leading universities from the U.S. and the U.K. According to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018, some of the top-ranked Canadian universities are:

    • University of Toronto (top 30 best universities in Canada in THE) • University of British Columbia (top 40 best universities in Canada in THE) • McGill University (top 50 best universities in Canada in THE) • University of Montreal (top 150 best universities in Canada in THE) • University of Alberta (top 150 best universities in Canada in THE)

    So, whenever a student receives a degree from a Canadian university, it acts as a mark of trust, excellence, and recognition.

  3. Quality of life in Canada ranks amongst the highest in the world
  4. Canadian nationals and international students enjoy a high standard of living, making the country an excellent place to work and settle. Canada is consistently ranked amongst the top countries in the world in terms of quality of life. According to the World University Rankings, Canada has 4 of the top 100 top student cities in the world. These cities are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa.

  5. Safe and peaceful
  6. Canada has constantly been ranked as one of the safest nations in the world. According to the Global Peace Index Report 2018, Canada is the sixth most peaceful country globally. And international student enjoys the same rights as any other Canadian.

  7. Abundant research opportunities
  8. One of the primary reasons students worldwide chose to study in Canada is its vigorous focus on research and development (R&D). For a research scholar, there can be no country better than Canada to pursue their research. Most study programmes at Canadian universities focus a lot on research. Students get an opportunity to engage in fascinating experiments and projects meant to provide them with a holistic study experience based on innovation and forward-thinking.

    The government of Canada offers excellent support to research in a diversity of disciplines. These disciplines include medicine, agriculture, telecommunication, environmental science and technology, among others.

  9. Earn while you learn
  10. Canada's distinct regulations provide all its international students with an opportunity to work for up to 20 hours per week during their semesters and full-time during the summer and winter breaks. Furthermore, to work on-campus or as an intern in any company, students do not require any additional work permit as their study permit is sufficient to help them find a part-time job.

  11. Immigration opportunities
  12. Canada's Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP) allows students to stay and work in Canada for up to three years after graduation. Students can gain international work experience during this period and apply for permanent residency later.

  13. Affordable and student-friendly
  14. When compared to top universities in the U.S. and U.K., tuition fees in Canada are relatively reasonable. And when considering the return on investment (ROI), in terms of the excellent job opportunities, both full time and part-time, that the country provides is pretty high. As a result, it is viable for international students. In addition, deserving and talented students can also apply for various scholarships to bring down their educational expenditures.

  15. Cultural diversity
  16. Canada as a multicultural society is warm and welcoming; it promotes brotherhood and peaceful living like no other country. Individuals from different nations have been migrating to Canada for a long time. Canada and Canadians embrace their cultural diversity and recognise it as their strength. Throughout the year, international students can experience festivals of all the major ethnic groups.

    For international students, very few countries offer the same advantages that Canada does. Among the best in the world, its universities are at the heart of its rich and diverse culture. It is a country with an excellent standard of living and outstanding opportunities in any field of study. As a bilingual, safe and warm place, Canada will never dishearten students who are seeking opportunities to broaden their horizons and improve their career opportunities.

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