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In the last 8-9 years, Canada has steadily grown in stature as a preferred destination for higher education. It is now one of the most sought-after countries for international students seeking higher education. High-quality education combined with internship opportunities, as well as liberal government policies regarding post-study work and immigration, creates the ideal environment for international students. It doesn’t get any better than that when you consider the low cost of living!
A decade ago, students from wealthy families were more likely to pursue an education abroad. For many, it was a status symbol more than an education. Canada has completely transformed this by providing the best of both worlds. They have institutions such as the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, and a number of others for students who want to get into the best of the best universities. For students looking for programs that are less expensive and shorter in duration, allowing them to save money on living expenses, Canada has the best community college system in the world.
Because education is a provincial responsibility, provincial governments ensure that education quality is consistently very high across Canada, regardless of the type of institution – university or college. If you want to get a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you can choose from a variety of universities based on your qualifications. If you want a shorter and more relevant path to becoming employable, there are a variety of specialized diplomas, advanced diplomas, and post-graduate diplomas available at Canadian colleges.
In terms of educational streams, all types of programs from various streams are available in Canadian colleges and universities. Engineering, IT, healthcare, agriculture, sports, management, accounting, economics, mining, petroleum, renewable energies, and any other field can be found in Canada.
Focus on skill development
We can all agree that a world-class education is more than just what we learn in school. It is also about how prepared we are for life in general. To address this, Canada has a fantastic system called cooperative work. Co-op essentially provides students with work opportunities in their respective fields while they are still studying. As a result, an engineering student has the opportunity to work for an engineering firm while studying. This prepares students for the real world by exposing them to a work environment early on and instills discipline. A typical co-op lasts about four months out of the year. As a result, if a student enrolls in a four-year degree program that includes co-op, they can gain valuable Canadian work experience.
Earn money while learning.
In addition to co-op, students are permitted to work part-time for approximately 20 hours per week on campus or elsewhere. They can also apply for a post-study work permit for up to three years, depending on the length of the program. Please visit the IRCC website for more information.
When compared to universities in other popular study destinations, tuition in Canada is relatively low. And, when you consider the return on investment and the fantastic job opportunities, both part-time and full-time, it is a very viable option for students. Try Cape Breton University one of the most affordable universities when it comes to international students especially those pursuing post-graduate course. Qualified students can also apply for a variety of Bursaries to help with educational costs.
Life quality – safe and peaceful
Canada has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s safest countries. The Global Peace Index ranked Canada as the sixth most peaceful country in the world in 2018. You will have the same rights as any other Canadian student as an international student. Quality of life also refers to basic necessities of life such as clean air, clean water, and a lower population/competition, sense of space, and so on, as well as other aspects of life such as access to world-class healthcare, good education infrastructure, and so on.
Canada is a very warm and welcoming society. For a long time, people from various countries have been migrating to Canada. This gives Canada a competitive advantage in terms of cultural diversity. Canada and Canadians embrace diversity and see it as a source of strength. Throughout the year, students can participate in festivals of all ethnic groups, and the best part is that the celebrations are not limited to the ethnic group, but the entire country!
Possibilities for immigration
Because international students spend so much time in Canada, they are, in my opinion, an excellent fit to become future Canadians. They are given ample time to understand and embrace Canadian culture while studying, as well as up to three years to understand Canadian work culture and what it takes to be successful after their studies are completed. Following that, IRCC provides a platform for them to live in Canada permanently.
According to IRCC public data, approximately 356,875 students from around the world were admitted to Canada in 2018. There were approximately 107,505 students from India, which is approximately 30% more than in 2017. This emphasizes the fact that Indian students are choosing Canada for their higher education, and interest in Canada is growing significantly year after year.
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