Study In Canada
Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.
Canadian teenagers consistently rank among the best in the world on international tests of reading, science and math – a testament to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools. A Canadian degree, diploma an certificate is well-regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe.
One of the Best Places In the World to Live
Canada is ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada’s largest cities – Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal – have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
High Standard of Living
Canadians enjoy a standard of living among the highest in the world. Almost 70 per cent of Canadians own their own homes. Canada also has an extensive health care system and social security network.
Media, entertainment and artistic endeavors are well-developed in Canada. Canada’s highly sophisticated broadcasting system includes morethan 1,900 AM and FM radio stations and some 1387 television stations to serve, entertain and educate the listening and viewing audience. A wide range of cultural activities is also available, including museums, galleries, live theatre, dance and music performances and concerts.
Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected and learning together is encouraged.
Almost all of the world’s ethnic groups are represented in Canada. As a result, most ethnic foods and recreational activities associated with specific cultures are available in Canada. Clubs, formal clubs and associations representing a multitude of ethnic backgrounds are also easily accessible. International student advisors at schools can help students get in touch with such groups.
All major urban centres have a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums. Canadian cities provide numerous parks, gardens and beaches for public use, as well as excellent sports and recreations facilities.
Canadians place a high value on their natural environment. There are currently 42 national parks and national park reserves in Canada.National parks are located in every province and territory, and some have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Each province and territory has also designated areas as provincial parks, wilderness areas, ecological and nature reserves. There are over 2000 of these designated areas across the country.
Students who come to Canada will witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world. Canada is also a country of diverse geography, and there is much to experience in its great outdoors: from the lush coastline of British Columbia, the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta, the big skies of the prairies, to the ‘maple sugar country’ in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence and the rugged hills and picturesque coastline of the Atlantic provinces.
A Safe Place To Study
Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Its violent crime rate decreased for ten consecutive years from 1993 to 2003. Unlike its US neighbors to the south, firearms are strictly controlled and generally are not permitted. International students who come to Canada should follow the same common sense safety precautionsas they would anywhere in the world. Students can contact any Canadian Education Centre to learn more about personal safety, or attend a safety orientation session at their school upon their arrival in Canada.
For student placements, we provide emergency assistance service for all placements in Canada. In Toronto and Kitchener/ Waterloo, home to some of the country’s leading educational institutions, such as the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo, we also provide a complimentary service that includes transportation at times of urgent need and student accommodation finding assistance with free transport provided. These services cater to all educational placements including English Language Learning and College placements.
A High Tech Country
Canada is a stimulating environment in which to do business and to learn, thanks to the contributions of many bright and talented scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs. The country is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, biotechnology, food and beverage processing, and ocean and environmental industries.
A Bilingual Nation
Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75 per cent) of Canada’s French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Quebec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country.
According to a 2001 census, French is the mother tongue of 81 per cent of Quebec’s population and is spoken at home by 83 per cent of Quebecois.
Internationally, it is estimated that over 1 billion people speak English and over 250 million speak French. As a bilingual nation, Canada offers superior English as a Second language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) both General and Business programs for students wishing to develop their communication skills.
An Estimate of Fees
University tuition fees for full-time foreign students, General Arts and Sciences Programs in Canada:
|Province||2009-2010 Undergraduate tuition fees
(per academic year)
|2009-2010 Graduate tuition fees
(per academic year)
|Newfoundland and Labrador||$8,780||$1,696 – $3,549|
|Prince Edward Island||$8,970||$4,854 – $7,281|
|Nova Scotia||$8,233 – $14,349||$5,735 – 19,467|
|New Brunswick||$7,843 – 12,810||$7,260 – $9,384|
|Quebec||$10,068 – 12,930||$9,078 – $20,000|
|Ontario||$6,900 – $16,800||$5,650 – $26,764|
|Manitoba||$5,573 – $8,283||$4,170 – $7,937|
|Saskatchewan||$4,849 – $11,482||$2,000 – $7,078|
|Alberta||$8,000 – $15,767||$5,500 – $21,546|
|British Columbia||$9,248 – $17,667||$2,600 – $33,667|
Contact us today to find out how we can place you in a Canadian educational institution and provide you with an internship related to your field of study.