or the longest time, students have been making Canada a part of their plans for higher studies. The call to travel to North America and brave the weather conditions in exchange for a higher education qualification and a chance at continuing to live there have been heard by many a student. However, what makes this cold country such an appealing location for students to travel to? Let’s explore that in the 5 points below:
1. Reputed Universities and Colleges
Canadian higher education is amongst top universities and colleges, including appearing on Top Education Rankings.
The education quality in Canada is one of the major factors in attracting foreign students. Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates are globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the USA or other Commonwealth countries.
2. The Courses
Talking about the universities and colleges that are in Canada are not complete without mentioning the wide variety of courses available. Enrolling to study in Canada means that you know have the option to choose whichever subject you want to pursue without compromising on quality. From the mainstream Business and Engineering to specialized courses such as telecommunications, game design and many more.
3. Affordable Tuition Fees and Living Costs
With many students arriving in Canada, one might think that the cost of living and tuition fees would go through the roof, but no. The required budget to study in Canada is quite low and is actually quite affordable.
As of now, (April 2020) the Living Cost per year has been set as such by www.canada.ca:
- You (the student) – CAN$10,000
- First family member – CAN$4,000
- Every additional accompanying family member – CAN$3,000
Causing the living cost alone to be lower than most major study destinations.
4. Post Study Work Opportunities
One of Canada’s main attractions when it comes to bringing students over is the post study work permit which allows students that complete their studies in Canada to be eligible for up to 3 Years Post-Study Work Visa. This allows them to stay back in Canada in addition to their study period and work part time.
5. The Culture and Nature of Canada
In chats with potential students looking to study in Canada, a majority said that Canada was recommended to them as a study destination by friends and family who are already in Canada. Indeed, there is a major following of migrant that travel to Canada to make a better future for themselves and find it. After settling down, many of the successful travellers often call home and convince their loved ones to join them.
Canada has enjoyed many years listed as one of the countries with a high quality of life. In addition to the reputed universities and colleges, Canada also is home to many parks & gardens, theatres, art centres and museums. Canada is also one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world.