Canada is one of the most popular destinations for international students looking to study abroad. In the past ten years, Canada’s international student population has skyrocketed as many international students seeking quality education, better quality of life, and good career prospects are choosing Canada as their destination of study.
Canada has a world-class education system and some of the best universities and colleges in the world are in Canada. This has made Canada a top choice education destination for international students.
For many years, Canada has been accepting international students from around the globe. Here are some of the reasons why international students are choosing Canada as their education destination.
Affordable Cost of Study
Studying in Canada is affordable. Canadian tuition fees are generally lower than other major Anglophone countries like the US, UK, and Australia.
Tuition fees for International students in Canada vary across different universities and different provinces in Canada. Tuition fees also depend on the course of study, and the program of study may be an undergraduate program or a post-graduate program.
Canada has a wide variety of courses for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, this is why many international students find a course or a program of study that is within their budget.
Although the tuition fees paid by international students are roughly three times more than those paid by Canadian students, the benefits of studying in Canada always outweigh the cost and the other financial sacrifices.
Good Quality Education
Apart from the fact that Canadian universities have some of the lowest tuition fees among the other English-speaking countries, Canada has a world-class education system. Canadian universities rank among the best universities in the world. Also, Canadian universities offer a wide range of courses and programs for undergraduate and postgraduate international students.
Better Quality of Life and Low Cost of Living
Canada is a great place to live and work. It is ranked among the best places in the world in terms of quality of life. Canadians and international students in Canada enjoy a high standard of living. Not only are Canadians warm and friendly people, but the Country also is safe and secure to live in for both locals and foreigners.
The cost of living for international students in Canada is affordable compared to other top countries like the UK, the U.S., and Australia.
Easy Immigration Pathways to Permanent Residence
Canadian immigration at both the federal and the provincial levels has immigration programs designed to help international student graduates transition to Canadian permanent residence. This is one of the major advantages of studying in Canada.
International students may apply for Canadian permanent resident status while studying in Canada or after completing their studies.
There are many immigration pathways to permanent residence for international students in Canada. Some of such immigration programs are listed below:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Provincial Nominee Programs
- Quebec Immigration Options
- Post-Graduation Work Permits
Job Opportunities and Good Career Prospects
Opportunity to work while studying is another major benefit of studying in Canada. Most international students are automatically granted authorization to work part-time during their program of study in Canada. Also, international students that graduated from a designated learning institution (DLI) are eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit which allows them to temporarily stay in Canada and work after they have completed their studies.
International students can only start working in Canada when their study program has started and not before they start studying in Canada.
Financial Aid to Study in Canada
The Canadian government offers a few financial aid options for international students. One of them is the Government of Canada International Scholarships.
Many universities as well, offer competitive financial assistance packages to international students who can demonstrate strong academic prowess.
These financial assistance packages are usually very limited and highly competitive.
These and many more benefits have made Canada the top destination for international students around the world.
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