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Why study in Canada?
Thinking about studying for a degree in Canada? There are many great reasons for choosing this country to complete your higher education in. Here we outline some of the top ones.
1. Academic excellence
Canada has one of the world’s best education systems, with outstanding programs in virtually all fields.
At the undergraduate level, excellent programs exist in traditional disciplines, as well as in professional fields.
2. Internationally recognised degrees
Students applying for jobs in the UK and in other countries round the world with a degree from Canada are highly sought after by employers.
This is because employers seek graduates with a global perspective and completing your degree overseas is a great way of achieving this.
3. Employment opportunities in Canada
International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to one year after they receive their degree or diploma.
International students can work on campus without a work permit.
Plans are being made to allow international students to work off-campus, too.
4. A multicultural country
Canada is home to a large number of aboriginal people, called First Nations.
Over the past century and a half, Canada has welcomed 15 million immigrants.
Canada has a national policy for multiculturalism and works to ensure that people's customs and traditions are preserved and respected.
5. Inexpensive medical insurance
Compared to other countries, medical insurance is inexpensive in Canada yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.
While Canada has big cities, they also preserve a huge amount of unsettled land and a thriving national and provincial parks system.
The temperature varies a great deal in Canada.
Certain cities almost never have snow in the winter while other cities may get a lot.
There's something for everyone, including indoor and outdoor recreational activities at no or low cost.
Canada's four distinct seasons means you'll always be surrounded by a variety of weather, each affording their own special pleasures.
7. A welcoming destination
Canadians can be reserved with newcomers but are generally very welcoming and respectful of differences.
Canada's educational institutions encourage new students from abroad and many have targets to increase their numbers of international students.
One thing is for sure - the time you spend studying in Canada will be an experience you will never forget!
8. Excellent facilities
Students at Canadian universities can experience the use of cutting edge technologies and state of the art facilities that can be hard to find elsewhere in the world. These include McMaster University's LIVELab, and the University of Ottawa's new Advanced Research Complex.
This will help enhance your CV and make you more attractive to potential employers.
For more help and advice on applying to university in Canada, please see:
- Canadian Higher Education System
- Choosing a degree in Canada
- Choosing a university in Canada
- How to apply to Canadian universities
- Canadian university entry requirements
- Funding your degree in Canada
- Applying for a Canadian student visa