Canada plays host to more than 180,000 International students in any given year. Increasingly, Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world.
Canada spends a lot on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). A Degree/Diploma from a Canadian Institute is recognized worldwide. International students who graduate from Canadian Institutions enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education & competitive entry requirements.
Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada’s inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.
Permanent Residency and Canadian Immigration
International students can apply for their Permanent Residency which takes up to 15 to 18 months from within Canada. However, they need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria of 67 Points.
Ranked as the Number one Country
For the past 9 consecutive years, a United Nations survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live. The survey conducted every year, evaluates the quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earns particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy, and low crime rates.
A safe place to study
Every step is taken to ensure the safety of students on Canada’s campuses. Most universities/colleges have their own campus security 24 hours a day. There are also “Walk Safe” programs to assist people in getting to public transportation during late hours.
A bilingual nation
Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75%) of Canada’s French-speaking inhabitants lives in the province of Quebec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country. English is the main language of communication in all provinces other than Quebec.
Work During and after and co-operative Program
Students in Canada are allowed to work part-time on campus during the first 6 months of their program and off-campus part-time thereafter. The duration permitted is up to 20 hours per week. Several programs may even have a paid co-operative term where one gets hands-on experience in working in the industry. Further students on the completion of their program of 1 year can work up to 1 year and students applying for 2 years program can work for 2-3 years.
Immigration in Canada
Canada welcomes over 2 lac immigrants per year & has a policy for skilled professionals as well as Business Immigrants. Canada has maintained a strong stable economic growth because of its active immigration policy. Two-thirds of the 5.4%pa increase in population is due to immigration.
Canadian Immigration is one of the simplest immigration systems in comparison with other countries. It allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada and confers upon that person a Permanent Resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and may be revoked if the holder does not meet Canadian Residency obligations, or is found guilty of serious criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian Permanent Resident may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years.