International students who apply to American higher education institutions might want to consider applying to Canadian universities as well. Higher education institutions in Canada have a later deadline compared to the US, earliest starting from January while the majority is due in March. Here are the top 5 reasons to study in Canada:
- Multicultural society
Canadians are well known for accepting new cultures and creating a welcoming atmosphere for international students. Canada also has two official languages, English and French, which enables students to study and live in a bilingual environment.
- Top ranked universities
Obtaining a diploma or degree from a Canadian university is often regarded equal as those received in an institution from the United States or Commonwealth country. The top 3 universities, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and McGill University, are constantly ranked top 50 in the world university rankings from both Times Higher Education and QS rankings.
- Lower fees compared to the US
Even though the higher education institutions in Canada are equally prestigious as those in the US, the tuition fees are considerably lower. Also, health care and cost of living are much more affordable compared to the U.S.
- Less strict immigration laws
International students can work on campus while attending classes and also have the opportunity to work in Canada after graduation. There are pathways to apply for permanent residency for international students; one of the most popular options is called the “Canadian Experience Class (CEC).”
- High standard of living
Canada is constantly ranked as one of the best places to live in by the United Nations. Its low crime rate and political stability are also attractive factors for parents who are looking for a safe environment for their children.
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