Why Canada is the perfect place for students to live and study
Choosing to live and study abroad is a big deal. You’re leaving the familiar behind for a destination you may know very little about. But studying abroad can bring about a wealth of fantastic opportunities that you simply couldn’t have experienced at home.
Canada is one of the most popular worldwide destinations for studying abroad. If you’re keen to learn why so many students flock to the country on a yearly basis, take a look at the facts below:
Canada is consistently ranked as one of the safest countries to live in the world, which makes it an attractive place for young students to gather. For the last seven years it has ranked six and above on the Global Peace Index. This means crime rates are low, and universities are particularly stringent when it comes to security.
No matter where in the world you travel from, you’ll feel at home in Canada. This is, in part, thanks to Canada’s rich multiculturalism, where ethnic groups from around the world come together in one big hub. You can expect to be treated with respect and kindness regardless of your race or religion. An example of this is Toronto, a major city where over 51.2% of the population is foreign born.
Canada is one of the most advanced countries in the world when it comes to technology. Over the years, Canada has changed the face of the computer and tech world, especially in relation to education. The country is a great place to benefit from the most modern, high-tech facilities in study and play. Google recently unveiled they will have a major expansion into Canada, with three major offices in Waterloo, Toronto and Montréal. Creating potentially thousands of jobs for future graduates and expanding the technological ecosystem in Canada.
Canada has an exceptional education system
When you get a degree in Canada, it really means something. Canadian degrees are equivalent to those in the US, the UK, Australia, and so on. There’s a diverse range of study on offer, so you shouldn’t feel limited for choice. With high-quality teaching, providing you put in the hard work, there’s no reason why you can’t complete your degree in Canada with an impressive grade to add to your resume.
Superior healthcare system
Canada’s healthcare is publicly funded, which means it’s paid for by the taxes of permanent residents. While you’re a student in the country, things work slightly differently. You’ll need to take out healthcare insurance, so if you ever require medical treatment, you won’t need to fork out thousands of dollars to be eligible.
Canada is home to a diverse and beautiful landscape
Even students who have moved from entirely different climates and lifestyles will feel at peace in Canada, thanks to its outstanding natural beauty. Canada makes up 9% of the world’s forests or 347 million hectares. You don’t have to travel far to come across a stunning crystal-clear lake, a peaceful stretch of empty land, or a landscape of incredible snow-capped mountains.
English is the primary language
As one of the most popular spoken languages in the world, it certainly helps that English is spoken nearly everywhere around Canada. You can guarantee that if you’re studying in a big town or city, your peers will all speak English. Of course, Canada’s second language is French, so you can always practice your language skills if you want to get familiar with something new.
Canada is full of top-ranking universities
For many people, the goal is to study at a top-ranking university. If you’re one of them, Canada won’t let you down. A number of its universities, including the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Montreal, are all ranked in the list of the top universities, and even compete with universities in the UK and the US.
Plenty of opportunity for fun
Canada is known for its kind, easy-going population, so making friends and having fun as a new student will be easy. There’s a good culinary, nightlife and bar scene in many of Canada’s cities, and lots of touristic activities to get involved in. You can find accurate information of upcoming tourist events on The Government Of Canada’s travel website.
Work experience after you study
Many students choose to stay in Canada after graduating from study and partake in the country’s work programme to obtain work experience. If you’re considering living in Canada as a full-time resident in the future, it’s a good idea to experience what it’s like to work in the country before making a decision.
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