Canada is a leading destination for international students, with its affordable tuition fees, quality education, post-graduate work permit, an open-door immigration policy and welcoming diversity and people.

There are more than 250,000 international students studying and doing research in Canada. The Canadian universities rank among the best in the world, while Canada has been continuously rated among the top most livable countries in the world!

Canada is known as a tolerant and welcoming country towards foreign nationals and international students. Most students would agree that Canada offers an amazing cross-cultural experience and an opportunity to compete amongst the world’s best students and skilled professionals. As you may want to improve a second language, be it English or French, Canadians are mostly bilinguals.

Canada is well-known for its natural landscape, pristine environment, first-class healthcare and public transit systems. For those who appreciate a safe and politically stable environment, Canada is one of the best options.

You may know Canada for its polar bears and icy cold temperature. However, there are four seasons in a year with temperatures ranging from warm to icy cold depending on the region. Some parts of Canada, such as British Columbia, have mild winters while other regions, such as parts of Ontario and Quebec, may have more snow and lower temperatures in the winter. Certain dress codes and practices, when done correctly, can help international students embrace the cold and have fun while surviving the winter season!

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Quality & High Rankings

Canadian colleges are always high in benchmarks and are consistently high quality. Five Canadian universities are in the Top 100 of the 2016–17 QS World University Rankings: McGill University at 30th; University of Toronto at 32nd; University of British Columbia at 45th; and University of Alberta at 94th. 

Quebec is proudly bilingual and, in spite of the fact that McGill University is English university, a decent knowledge of French or at least an eagerness to learn the language will be an advantage in the lively city of Montreal. A total of 26 Canadian universities show up in the 2016–17 QS World University Rankings, and 9 are in the top 200. 

The following table shows the healthy increase in the total number of international students who choose Canada as their study destination:

According to a separate research conducted by the Canadian bureau for international education (CBIE), there were 353.000 International students in Canada at all levels of study in 2015.

Cost of Education

Grants and Scholarships

Working rights for International Students

Lower Costs of living and studying in Canada

Remaining in Canada after studies

Immigration Prospects for Graduates



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