There are many reasons why more than 400,000 International Students chose to live and study in Canada each year.
Here are just a few:
Qualifications from Canadian study programs are highly respected around the world
Canada has high academic standards. This will ensure that you will be earning a high-quality education experience. It will provide introductions and open many doors to an excellent future and career advancement. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is highly respected around the world and often recognized as equivalent to programs in the United States and countries in the Commonwealth.
Studying in Canada is Affordable
The quality of an education experience and the standard of living in Canada are amongst the highest in the world. Yet best of all, tuition fees for international students are lower in Canada than in many other countries such as the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. For these reasons, a study in Canada project is the preferred choice for students attending post secondary education at the college or university levels.
Canada offers world-class language education opportunities
Canada is a bilingual country with English and French as the Official Languages. And it is a global leader in language education and training. Here you will find many world class language education options that will help improve your proficiency and ability in either of our official languages. For many, language courses are also important to support an eventual immigration project (Canada permanent residence) which requires high proficiency in English or French.
Canadian schools offer an exciting campus lifestyle
Campus Lifestyle is an important consideration for many international students and Canada does not disappoint. Campuses across the country feature the latest in technology with wireless hotspots throughout enabling a rich experience featuring online interactive learning experience. Campus facilities often include Olympic-calibre sports facilities, concert halls, student-managed government, radio, newspapers and on campus businesses within an expansive infrastructure. Canadian universities and colleges typically feature the best mix of an academic and leisure lifestyle in an environment that facilitates immeasurable opportunities to meet students from a varied international student microcosm.
Canadian institutions are innovative and offer an abundance of research opportunities
Canada’s many universities and colleges are leaders in research one of the hallmarks of a Canadian post-secondary education experience. With a study in Canada experience you can become a part of this important part of the Canada study landscape. In Canada, government and industry often collaborate together to support a myriad of research projects in the medical sciences, computer technology, telecommunications, agricultural sciences and environmental sciences.
Canadian government policy offers many immigration programs for permanent residence after a period of study in Canada
Current government policy caters to a growing pool of international students with strong ties to Canada, including Canadian study credentials and Canada based work experience. Qualified students on a study permit are encouraged to apply for Canadian permanent residence under various Federal or Provincial immigration programs without ever having to leave Canada.
Work along your study
You can gain valuable work experience and supplement your spending allowance with part-time student jobs for international students.
While you must supply sufficient evidence that you can pay for your tuition and living expenses before you arrive in Canada, there are a number of work permit programs for international students and their spouses/common law partners that make working in Canada possible.
Working in Canada can go a long way towards helping you establish business contacts for the future and can even help you immigrate after graduation.
Jobs for International Students in Canada
As an international student, you are able to work on campus without a work permit while completing your studies if:
You have a valid study permit.
You are a full-time student at a post-secondary public school (college or university, or CEGEP in Quebec), or at a private college-level school in Quebec that operates under the same rules as public schools and is at least 50% funded by government grants, or at a Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law.
You have a Social Insurance Number.
As an international student, you are able to work off-campus without a work permit while completing your studies if:
Certain study programs include work requirements such as co-op or internships. In such cases, a work permit is required in order for the foreign student to be able to complete the work.
Travel and Work in Canada
You are able to travel and work in Canada for up to 1 year through the International Experience Canada if: