Why Choose to Study in Canada
When you think of studying abroad what factors would you keep in mind? Quality and internationally recognized degrees, cost effective studies, a safe destination of study and a welcoming & multicultural environment – you will find these and much more in Canada thereby making it one of the favored destinations among Indian and other international students to study in Canada.
Top reasons to study in Canada:
Quality and internationally recognized degrees
Canada places a lot of importance to education and maintains very high standards in education. A degree acquired from Canadian universities in recognized globally and is valued highly in the international job market. Canada is renowned for its research-intensive universities. Canada is ranked 4th in the world for scientific research.
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The choice of schools in Canada is wide and varied, from major research institutions to small liberal arts schools & universities offer a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programmes in a very flexible mode. Canada has 100 universities, 200 colleges & renowned institutes, accredited language schools as well as specialised institutes.
Affordable education & living
Canada offers not only quality education, but education which is affordable for international including Indian students. Compared to countries like the UK, USA and Australia, cost of education in Canada is quite moderate. (Also read: Cost of Living in Canada & Accommodation for Foreign Students in Canada)
Canada has the best educated people and the highest literacy rate in the world. Canadians live longer than anyone on the planet, except people in Japan and Iceland. Canada's prime cities Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal have been recognized as world class cities to live and work, for cleanliness, safety, cultural activities and attractive lifestyles. Two Canadian cities have been rated as the most student friendly cities in the QS rankings' top 10 list for 2017: Top 10 Cities in the World to be a Student
A very important factor for most Indian and other international students while choosing a study abroad program, is the safety and security of the country and the city in particular. Parents are worried about the safety of their children and factors like crime against women, racial discrimination, theft and burglary play an important role while choosing a destination for study abroad. In this respect, Canada is one of the safest places to study with very low crime rates and cases of racial discrimination. Statistics by Numbeo reveal that Canada's safety index (62.42) is much higher than the safety indices of other popular study abroad destinations such as US (49.99), UK (57.9) and Australia (57.94).
Canada has a multicultural environment with people of all religions, races and cultures. People of Canada are extremely friendly and welcoming. The multicultural environment gives students an opportunity to interact with people of all backgrounds and ethnicity. There are numerous communities and associations of which you can be a part and get a feeling of a home away from home. The multicultural environment also helps you find restaurants serving ethnic and traditional Indian foods. You can contact your international student advisor to find out about the ethnic club or association you can join to soak in the homely feeling of the country to which you belong. No wonder that Canada has the 7th largest student population in the world, with 2,65,000 international students studying at various levels of education!
Canada offers many scholarships specially designed for international students: Scholarships to study in Canada
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Canada is one of the few nations that offer job opportunities to students who have graduated from Canadian Universities and have obtained a Canadian degree. In fact, after finishing their studies, international students can work in Canada for up to 3 years!
A High Tech Country
Canada is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, animation, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology etc. Canada was among the first in the world to recognize the need to connect schools and libraries to the Internet, and its SchoolNet program is being copied around the world. All kinds of modern amenities are provided and most campuses happen to be wired with the most sophisticated technologies the world has to offer.
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